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Mnuchin says U.S. will consider some waivers on Iran sanctions

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 08:23
The United States wants to avoid disrupting global oil markets as it reimposes sanctions against Tehran and in certain cases will consider waivers for countries which need more time to wind down their oil imports from Iran, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

UK parliament vote to reveal extent of anger over May's Brexit plan

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 08:23
British Prime Minister Theresa May will face the anger of Brexit supporters in her party on Monday when they try to force her to change course on her strategy for leaving the European Union.

BlackRock profit rises as ETF demand continues, iShares flows drop

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 08:22
BlackRock Inc , the world's biggest asset manager, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Monday, as client demand for index funds helped plump up margins and the company settled into a lower tax rate.

BlackRock is evaluating cryptocurrencies, CEO says

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 08:22
BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Larry Fink on Monday said the world's largest asset manager has assembled a working group to look at blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, but cautioned he does not see massive investor demand.

Myanmar police insisted on meeting, gave documents: Reuters reporter

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 08:20
A Reuters reporter accused of obtaining secret state documents in Myanmar told a court on Monday a policeman had called him on the day he was arrested and insisted on a meeting, at which the officer abruptly handed some papers to him and a colleague.

Trump sits down with Putin after denouncing past U.S. policy on Russia

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 08:07
U.S. President Donald Trump sat down with Vladimir Putin for a long-awaited summit on Monday saying he wanted good relations with Russia, after blaming Washington's own past "foolishness and stupidity" for the countries' hostile ties.

Israeli rockets strike military position near Aleppo: Syrian state media

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 08:07
Syrian state media said on Sunday that Israeli rockets had struck a Syrian military position near Nairab airport on the outskirts of the city of Aleppo.

BofA profit beats on consumer loan growth, lower expenses

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 07:55
Bank of America Corp reported quarterly profit above expectations as the second-largest U.S. lender cut expenses and benefited from growth in loans and deposits on the back of a strengthening economy.

Turkey says reports of Kurdish militia withdrawal from Manbij 'exaggerated'

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 07:46
A source at Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Monday dismissed a militia report that Kurdish YPG fighters had completely left Syria's Manbij region as exaggerated, saying their withdrawal was still under way.

Stocks struggle as earnings hopes compete with China growth fears

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 07:44
European stock markets struggled on Monday as expectations for a flurry of bumper corporate earnings and merger speculation fought with fears about the escalating trade conflict between Beijing and Washington.

Putin to Trump: it's time to talk about our relations

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 06:29
Russia's Vladimir Putin told U.S. President Donald Trump at the start of their summit in Helsinki that it was time to talk about relations between Moscow and Washington.

Trump says getting along with Russia is a 'good thing not a bad thing'

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 06:21
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that getting along with Russia would be a "good thing, not a bad thing", in opening remarks in front of media before his closed-door summit with Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

FANG surge leads stock market recovery, putting Netflix in spotlight

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 06:12
The FANGs have gotten their bite back, and they are helping Wall Street erase the wrenching correction that beset it in February.

There will be no second Brexit referendum, says PM May's spokesman

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 05:43
There will be no second referendum on Brexit, a spokesman for Britain's Theresa May said on Monday, repeating the prime minister's belief that her plan for leaving the European Union was the only way to get a deal that meets the government's aims.

Putin lands in Helsinki later than expected for summit with Trump

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 05:21
Russian President Vladimir Putin's plane landed in the Finnish capital Helsinki on Monday about a half hour behind schedule for his summit meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Judge to hear how U.S. plans to reunite immigrant families

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 05:20
Lawyers for the U.S. government will return to a San Diego courtroom on Monday to update a judge about Trump administration plans for meeting a July 26 deadline to reunite as many as 2,500 immigrant children with their parents after separating them at the U.S.-Mexican border.

Comments by former clerks may backfire on Trump's high court pick

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 05:14
When it became clear that President Donald Trump was seriously considering nominating Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, the conservative judge's former law clerks swung into action as among his most energetic public cheerleaders.

Factbox: Handful of U.S. senators hold keys to Kavanaugh Supreme Court bid

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 05:13
President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court is now in the hands of the Senate, where the opposing forces are clear, except for a few senators who sometimes cross party boundaries, depending on the issues.

Republicans target elections with more deficit-boosting tax cuts

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 05:08
As November's U.S. elections approach, Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Trump administration are planning another deficit-financed tax-cut plan, but one widely seen as a vote-getting exercise with little chance of becoming law.

Chinese 'highway to nowhere' haunts Montenegro

News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 04:54
Perched atop massive cement pillars that tower above Montenegro's picturesque Moraca river canyon, scores of Chinese workers are building a state-of-the-art highway through some of the roughest terrain in southern Europe.