Month: April 2018

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Monday as strong earnings reports from McDonald’s (MCD.N) and a slate of merger announcements lifted sentiment, while inflation worries were kept in check after tepid data on U.S. income and spending. A specialist trader works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in
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DUBLIN (Reuters) – Facebook bid on Monday to block referral of a landmark privacy case to Europe’s top court by requesting a last-ditch appeal, seeking to avoid a potential ban on the legal instrument it uses to transfer users’ data to the United States. Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a Missouri murderer’s bid to avoid execution by lethal injection because it might rupture blood-filled tumors on his body due to a rare ailment, and he has suggested being put to death by gas. FILE PHOTO: Death row inmate Russell Bucklew is shown
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ANKARA (Reuters) – Iran’s judiciary has banned the popular Telegram instant messaging app to protect national security, Iran’s state TV reported on Monday. The Telegram logo is seen on a screen of a smartphone in this picture illustration taken April 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin “Considering various complaints against Telegram social networking app by Iranian citizens,
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MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) – Enthusiasm for the Democratic Party is waning among millennials as its candidates head into the crucial midterm congressional elections, according to the Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll. The online survey of more than 16,000 registered voters ages 18 to 34 shows their support for Democrats over Republicans for Congress slipped by about
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DUNDALK, Ireland (Reuters) – The EU’s Brexit negotiator expressed confidence on Monday that a solution for the Irish border can be achieved if rapid progress is made by June, but said a real risk remained of Britain leaving the bloc without an overall deal. Michel Barnier, the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, and Ireland’s Taoiseach
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LONDON (Reuters) – The leader of the Northern Irish political party that props up British Prime Minister Theresa May said the European Union’s chief negotiator was not an honest broker, the BBC reported on Monday. FILE PHOTO: The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, attends an EU meeting in Brussels, Belgium, March 20, 2018.
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares extended gains on Monday as tensions in the Korean Peninsula eased and first-quarter earnings shone, although some investors were cautious about the outlook amid the backdrop of a simmering U.S.-China trade dispute. FILE PHOTO: A man looks at an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan February
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TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – About 50 people from a Central American migrant caravan including women, children and transgender individuals tried to seek U.S. asylum on Sunday but were not immediately allowed to cross the Mexico border because officials said the facility was full. Wearing white arm-bands to distinguish themselves from others crossing at the San
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