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The bigger Cryptocurrencies get, the worse they perform: BIS

June 17, 2018 - 6:41pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Cryptocurrencies are not scalable and are more likely to suffer a breakdown in trust and efficiency the greater the number of people using them, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS)said on Sunday in its latest warning about the rise of virtual currencies.
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Pro-business candidate wins Colombian presidential election

June 17, 2018 - 6:22pm
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election on Sunday, beating leftist Gustavo Petro in a victory that reassured investors but raised the prospect of changes to a landmark peace accord with Marxist rebels.
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Select few emerging Asian economies comfortable with Fed hikes

June 17, 2018 - 5:15pm
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Higher U.S. rates are rattling many emerging markets in much the same way past tightening cycles did, but the Federal Reserve's hawkishness could also bring cheer for a small group of Asian economies that wouldn't mind seeing their currencies weaken.
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Democrats, activists rally against Trump's family separation policy

June 17, 2018 - 4:59pm
ELIZABETH, N.J. (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers joined hundreds of protesters outside an immigration detention facility in New Jersey on Sunday for a Father's Day demonstration against the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Eid ceasefire proved 'wide support' for Afghan Taliban, they say

June 17, 2018 - 1:32pm
KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban said their three-day Eid ceasefire, which ends on Sunday, proved the unity of their movement and its "wide national support" as the presidential palace extended its own ceasefire with the militants by 10 days.
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Boat caught in Europe's migration spat brings hundreds to Spain

June 17, 2018 - 1:06pm
VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Rescued migrants turned away by Italy and Malta arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a grueling Mediterranean odyssey that became symbolic of Europe's failure to agree on immigration.
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Crisis averted? Minister says migrant row with Merkel can be overcome

June 17, 2018 - 11:45am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Sunday a row between his Bavarians and Chancellor Angela Merkel is serious but can be overcome, a signal that he may compromise to avoid a full-blown German coalition crisis.
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Suspect dead after 20 hurt in shooting at New Jersey arts festival

June 17, 2018 - 9:31am
(Reuters) - A suspected gunman was fatally shot after multiple people opened fire at an all-night arts festival in New Jersey, wounding 20 people including a boy who is in critical condition, authorities said on Sunday.
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Taliban, roaming Afghan cities amid Eid euphoria, say ceasefire ends at midnight

June 17, 2018 - 9:28am
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants headed into cities across Afghanistan on Sunday as they celebrated their Eid ceasefire with feasts and selfies, raising questions about what happens when the ceasefire ends at midnight (1930 GMT).
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Bavaria piles pressure on Merkel for EU migrant deal to avert crisis

June 17, 2018 - 9:27am
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies denied a newspaper report on Sunday that they will give her two weeks to deliver a European solution on migrant policy before defying her by starting to turn away refugees at the border.
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Three decades on, Greece, Macedonia sign pact to change ex-Yugoslav republic's name

June 17, 2018 - 8:35am
PRESPES, Greece/ BITOLA, Macedonia (Reuters) - Greece and Macedonia defied protests and set aside three decades of dispute on Sunday as they agreed on a new name for the Balkan state, potentially paving the way for Macedonia's admission to the European Union and NATO.
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Saudi-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airport

June 17, 2018 - 8:17am
ADEN (Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition conducted air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airport on Sunday to support forces trying to seize control from Iran-aligned Houthi fighters, who are facing their biggest challenge in the war, Saudi and Houthi-run media reported.
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Taliban, roaming Afghan cities amid Eid euphoria, rule out ceasefire extension

June 17, 2018 - 8:08am
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants headed into cities across Afghanistan on Sunday as they celebrated their Eid ceasefire with feasts and selfies, raising questions about what happens when the ceasefire ends at midnight.
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Facing coalition crisis, Merkel seeks migrant talks with EU states

June 17, 2018 - 7:09am
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking talks with some EU member states on migrant policy before a leaders summit at the end of the month, a government spokesman said, in a last-ditch bid to avert a coalition crisis erupting this week.
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Migrant boat turned away by Italy arrives in Spain

June 17, 2018 - 7:02am
VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - A migrant rescue boat turned away by Italy and Malta arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a grueling voyage which has made it a symbol of Europe's failure to agree on immigration.
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Taliban roaming Afghan cities at will, raising fears amid Eid euphoria

June 17, 2018 - 6:13am
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants headed into cities across Afghanistan on Sunday as they continued to celebrate their Eid ceasefire with feasts and selfies, raising questions about what happens when the ceasefire ends at midnight.
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Greece, Macedonia sign pact to change ex-Yugoslav republic's name

June 17, 2018 - 5:58am
PRESPES, Greece (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia signed an accord on Sunday to rename the former Yugoslav republic the "Republic of North Macedonia."
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U.N. special envoy Jolie meets Syrian refugees in northern Iraq

June 17, 2018 - 5:26am
DOMIZ CAMP, Iraq (Reuters) - U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie on Sunday visited a camp for Syrian refugees in northern Iraq to drum up support for those displaced by years of civil war.
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UK PM May says need to ensure parliament does not overturn Brexit

June 17, 2018 - 5:18am
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday it was important to ensure that parliament could not block Brexit, defending her approach to passing the legislation that will end Britain's membership of the European Union.
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Taliban head into Afghan cities, raising fears amid Eid euphoria

June 17, 2018 - 5:05am
KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban militants headed into cities across Afghanistan on Sunday as they celebrate their unprecedented Eid ceasefire, raising questions about what happens should the hugs and selfies stop and the festive atmosphere and calls for peace turn sour.
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