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Exclusive: China seeks trade firewall with U.S. allies in rush of ambassador meetings - sources

April 17, 2018 - 9:27am
BEIJING/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - China's international trade representative held a series of meetings with the ambassadors from major European nations last week to ask them to stand together with Beijing against U.S. protectionism, according to four sources familiar with the discussions.
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Russia asks Google and Apple to remove Telegram from stores: Ifax

April 17, 2018 - 9:21am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's state telecommunications regulator said on Tuesday it had sent requests to Google and Apple asking them to remove the Telegram messenger service from their application stores, the Interfax news agency reported.
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U.S. housing starts increase, single-family segment weak

April 17, 2018 - 9:21am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding increased more than expected in March amid a rebound in the construction of multi-family housing units, but weakness in the single-family segment suggested the housing market was slowing.
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May apologizes to Caribbean countries for UK treatment of post-war migrants

April 17, 2018 - 9:17am
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May apologized to 12 Caribbean nations on Tuesday for immigration officials' recent harsh treatment of people from those countries who migrated to Britain as children after World War Two.
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Tesla production pause adds to Model 3 concerns

April 17, 2018 - 8:28am
(Reuters) - Tesla Inc shares fell as much as 2 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday, a temporary halt in production of its Model 3 sedan adding to nerves about the electric car maker's consistent failure to keep its promises on vehicle output.
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Wells Fargo loses steam in commercial lending as rivals pounce

April 17, 2018 - 8:21am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co's two biggest competitors have been nabbing market share in lending to commercial and industrial customers in the American heartland, a sign of how difficult it has become for the scandal-tarnished bank to defend its position against rivals.
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May apologizes to Caribbean countries over UK treatment of post-war migrants

April 17, 2018 - 8:05am
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May apologized to representatives from 12 Caribbean countries on Tuesday over recent harsh treatment by immigration bureaucrats of people who arrived in Britain as children after World War Two.
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EU is a haven from world's dangers, Macron tells Europeans

April 17, 2018 - 7:33am
STRASBOURG (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron issued a call to Europeans on Tuesday not to retreat into nationalism but to build the European Union as a bulwark for liberal democracy against a disorderly and dangerous world.
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Assad prepares to assault last rebel enclave near Damascus

April 17, 2018 - 7:27am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army began preparatory shelling for an assault on the last area outside its control near Damascus on Tuesday, a commander in the pro-government alliance said, building on its recent capture of the major suburb of eastern Ghouta.
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China posts strong growth despite trade concerns

April 17, 2018 - 6:28am
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew at a slightly faster-than-expected pace of 6.8 percent in the first quarter, buoyed by strong consumer demand and robust property investment.
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Exclusive: Chinese exporters concerned about U.S.-China trade spat - survey

April 17, 2018 - 6:25am
GUANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - As Washington and Beijing face off in a simmering trade dispute, Chinese exporters are expressing concerns about an escalation, although many say they expect the worst to be averted as negotiations continue.
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South Koreans may visit North again ahead of first summit in decade

April 17, 2018 - 6:17am
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean security officials may visit North Korea to finalize details ahead for the first summit since 2007, where the South hopes the North will confirm a commitment to give up its nuclear programme, a South Korean official said on Tuesday.
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Macron to Europeans: EU is haven from world's dangers

April 17, 2018 - 5:57am
STRASBOURG (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron issued a call to Europeans on Tuesday not to retreat into nationalism but to build the European Union as a bulwark for liberal democracy against a disorderly and dangerous world.
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Sterling and metals shine brightest as risk appetite returns

April 17, 2018 - 5:04am
LONDON (Reuters) - A gradual return of risk appetite lifted world shares on Tuesday, while there were milestones aplenty as sterling hit a post-Brexit high and U.S. sanctions on Russia drove aluminum prices to a 7-year peak.
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U.S. ban on sales to China's ZTE opens fresh front as tensions escalate

April 17, 2018 - 3:31am
LONDON/NEW YORK/HONG KONG (Reuters) - The United States has banned American firms from selling parts to China's ZTE Corp for seven years, a potentially devastating move for the telecoms equipment maker and exacerbating tensions between the world's two largest economies.
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China posts strong first-quarter growth, hearty consumer demand buffers trade worries for now

April 17, 2018 - 2:11am
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew at a slightly faster-than-expected pace of 6.8 percent in the first quarter, buoyed by strong consumer demand, healthy exports and robust property investment.
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Asia stocks waver after China data, earnings in focus

April 17, 2018 - 1:35am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asia stocks wavered on Tuesday after data showed both hot and cold patches in the Chinese economy, but losses were limited as investors turned their focus to corporate earnings from Syria.
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Under military rule, Venezuela oil workers quit in a stampede

April 17, 2018 - 1:08am
CARACAS (Reuters) - Chauffeured around in a sleek black pick-up, the head of Venezuela's oil industry, Major General Manuel Quevedo, last month toured a joint venture with U.S. major Chevron.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico passes 'immigrant friendly' measures

April 17, 2018 - 12:45am
TAOS, New Mexico (Reuters) - The U.S. city of Albuquerque passed measures on Monday that make it harder for federal officials to deport illegal immigrants, a week after a federal judge blocked a Trump administration effort to withhold funding from cities that took such steps.
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Castro set to step aside as Cuban president, his reforms incomplete

April 17, 2018 - 12:24am
HAVANA (Reuters) - Most of Camilo Condis' family emigrated from Communist-run Cuba to the United States seeking a better life, but the 32-year-old decided to stay after Raul Castro became president a decade ago and promised change.
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