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Trump's former lawyer requests restraining order against Avenatti

June 15, 2018 - 1:00am
(Reuters) - Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, asked a federal court in California on Thursday to issue a restraining order against the lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, a court document showed.
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Asian shares falter as U.S. readies China tariffs, euro at 2-week low on ECB

June 15, 2018 - 12:15am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares wobbled on Friday as investors braced for U.S. tariffs against China, while the euro flirted with two-week lows after a cautious European Central Bank indicated it would not raise interest rates for some time.
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Exclusive: Malaysia's Najib may face charges of money laundering, misappropriation of property - source

June 15, 2018 - 12:11am
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian authorities investigating scandal-hit state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) are considering charging former prime minister Najib Razak with money laundering and misappropriation of property, a source familiar with the matter said.
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Trump approves disaster aid for Hawaii's volcano-stricken Big Island

June 14, 2018 - 11:37pm
HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday approved federal emergency housing aid and other relief for victims of the six-week-old Kilauea Volcano eruption on Hawaii's Big Island, where hundreds of homes have been destroyed, state officials said.
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Asian shares shaky as U.S. readies China tariffs, euro at two-week low on ECB

June 14, 2018 - 9:35pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares wobbled on Friday as investors braced for U.S. tariffs against China, while the euro flirted with two-week lows after a cautious European Central Bank indicated it would not raise interest rates for some time.
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Broadcom lays off 1,100 employees after Brocade merger

June 14, 2018 - 8:30pm
(Reuters) - Broadcom Inc said it had laid off about 1,100 employees across its businesses to cut costs after its merger with Brocade Communications Systems.
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Exclusive: Amazon to tap Brazil beauty obsession with cosmetics partners

June 14, 2018 - 8:07pm
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is recruiting major Brazilian cosmetics firms Grupo Boticario and Natura Cosmeticos SA to sell via the logistics platform it is developing in Brazil, three people familiar with talks told Reuters, making an early play for the world's fourth-largest beauty market.
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AT&T closes $85 billion deal for Time Warner

June 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, on Thursday closed its $85 billion deal to acquire media company Time Warner Inc after it reached an agreement with U.S. antitrust regulators.
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AT&T to close Time Warner deal but government does not rule out appeal

June 14, 2018 - 5:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government and AT&T Inc agreed on Thursday on conditions that would allow the wireless company to close its deal for Time Warner Inc while the Justice Department considers an appeal.
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Exclusive: Mexico studies tariffs on billions of dollars of U.S. corn, soy

June 14, 2018 - 5:51pm
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico could strike at $4 billion in annual imports of U.S. corn and soybeans if President Donald Trump escalates a trade spat with new tariffs, officials told Reuters this week, and it is studying how to reduce the pain of such a move.
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Trump ready to impose tariffs on about $50 billion in Chinese goods: official

June 14, 2018 - 5:48pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Trump has made up his mind to impose "pretty significant" tariffs on Chinese goods, an administration official said on Thursday, as Beijing warned that it was ready to respond if Washington chose to ratchet up trade tensions.
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U.S. Justice Department agrees to allow AT&T to close Time Warner deal pending potential appeal

June 14, 2018 - 5:28pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government and AT&T Inc agreed on Thursday on conditions that would allow the wireless company to close its deal for Time Warner Inc while the Justice Department considers a potential appeal.
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Trump expected to take 'significant action' against China on trade: official

June 14, 2018 - 5:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to direct a "pretty significant action" in trade tariffs against China affecting around $50 billion in Chinese goods, an administration official said on Thursday.
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Trump gets win at U.S. Supreme Court in China antitrust case

June 14, 2018 - 4:54pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration and against China on Thursday on a disputed aspect of their fraught trade relationship, throwing out a lower court ruling that had allowed two Chinese vitamin C makers to escape $148 million in damages for violating American antitrust law.
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Central bank withdrawal means tighter times ahead for borrowers

June 14, 2018 - 4:49pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the world's two largest central banks now pulling back the economic props used to battle multiple crises, a so-far sturdy global recovery faces a new challenge as rising interest rates begin to take hold.
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Facebook's public relations chief to step down

June 14, 2018 - 4:18pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Thursday that Elliot Schrage, who as head of communications and public policy has led the social network's response to scandals about privacy and election meddling, would step down from the company after a decade.
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Report rebukes Comey, but says no bias in Clinton email case

June 14, 2018 - 3:16pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey made a "serious error of judgment" when he announced shortly before the 2016 U.S. presidential election that he was reopening an investigation into candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server, the Justice Department's internal watchdog said on Thursday.
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New York sues Trump and his charity over 'self-dealing'

June 14, 2018 - 2:59pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York state attorney general sued U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and his foundation on Thursday, saying he illegally used the nonprofit as a personal "checkbook" for his own benefit, including his 2016 presidential campaign.
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Trump's tariffs pose risk to global trade, U.S. economy: IMF

June 14, 2018 - 2:39pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump's new import tariffs threaten to undermine the global trading system, prompt retaliation by other countries and damage the U.S. economy.
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Report raps Comey, but says no bias in Clinton email case

June 14, 2018 - 2:08pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey deviated from the bureau's norms in a probe into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, but there is no evidence his actions before the 2016 election were motivated by political bias, a Justice Department watchdog report concludes, a source familiar with the report said on Thursday.
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