TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks stepped back from a record high on Wednesday as the region’s resource shares were hit by falling oil and commodity prices while digital currencies tumbled on worries about tighter regulations. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS dropped 0.15 percent from its record high as resource shares declined
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House Republicans considered on Tuesday a stopgap bill to fund the U.S. government through Feb. 16 to avert a shutdown, but the measure would not include Democrats’ demands for protections for young people brought to the United States illegally as children. Partisan finger-pointing over immigration policy on Tuesday left Congress and the
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LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) – One of the victims of USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to molesting dozens of girls, on Tuesday blamed the disgraced doctor for her father’s suicide. Kyle Stephens, pausing to compose herself during Nassar’s sentencing hearing in a courtroom in Lansing, Michigan, said the doctor, a family friend,
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PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) – Police said on Tuesday they were still seeking answers after finding 13 siblings starving in their parents’ squalid Southern California home, some of them chained to beds under “horrific” conditions in an otherwise ordinary suburb. The grim situation was discovered on Sunday after an emaciated 17-year-old girl escaped through a window
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party urged lawmakers to back the government’s Brexit legislation at a vote in parliament later on Wednesday, warning opponents that trying to block the plan would bring chaos. Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, joins Sutton and Cheam Member of Parliament (MP), Paul Scully, as he campaigns for
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PERRIS, Calif. (Reuters) – The 13 California siblings kept in “horrific” conditions by their parents, including some who were shackled to furniture, others who were starved, were being treated after an ordeal that could leave them scarred for years, authorities said on Tuesday. Police were investigating the circumstances under which the parents, David Allen Turpin,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s markets regulator has been told to apologise to a former Royal Bank of Scotland employee after it offered “unconvincing” arguments for why it revealed his identity to the bank in a whistleblower case in 2013. The Financial Regulators Complaints Commissioner, which handles complaints against watchdogs, said on Tuesday that the Financial
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, under intense questioning from Democratic senators, said on Tuesday she did not hear President Donald Trump use a vulgarity to describe African countries during an impassioned White House meeting last week. Nielsen’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee echoed statements she has made since the meeting
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LONDON (Reuters) – BP said on Tuesday it would take a new charge over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill after again raising estimates for outstanding claims, lifting total costs to around $65 billion. The post-tax, non-operating $1.7-billion charge BP will take in its fourth quarter results came after claims resolved in recent months were about
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans without healthcare insurance rose by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, or 1.3 percentage points to 12.2 percent, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, the biggest jump in the uninsured rate in nearly a decade. Several factors likely contributed to the jump, Gallup said, including
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MILAN (Reuters) – AC Milan’s president said on Tuesday his purchase of the soccer club from former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi was conducted legally and transparently after a finance police report indicated potentially suspicious elements in the deal. “All procedures were observed with total respect for the applicable laws and practices,” the club’s Chinese president
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BERLIN (Reuters) – The leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) tried on Tuesday to quash a grassroots rebellion against a blueprint agreed with Angela Merkel’s conservatives to enter formal talks on a “grand coalition” which could scupper her plan for a fourth term. After five days of intensive talks, SPD leader Martin Schulz agreed a
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BELFAST (Reuters) – Gerry Adams, leader of Ireland’s largest nationalist party, Sinn Fein, on Tuesday launched a bid to overturn two 1975 convictions for attempting to escape from prison, arguing that his initial detention was illegal. FILE PHOTO – Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams delivers a speech at his party’s annual conference in Dublin, Ireland
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LONDON (Reuters) – Uber said on Tuesday its British drivers will have to take a six-hour break after they have accepted and made trips with passengers totalling 10 hours as the taxi app responds to criticism over excessive working hours. FILE PHOTO: A photo illustration shows the Uber app on a mobile telephone, as it
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LONDON (Reuters) – BP said on Tuesday it would take a new charge over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill after again raising estimates for outstanding claims, lifting total costs to around $65 billion. The post-tax, non-operating $1.7-billion charge BP will take in its fourth quarter results was higher than the company and analysts had expected.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday with a U.S. House of Representatives committee that is probing whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. The interview with the House Intelligence Committee comes after Bannon’s public falling out with the president over comments Bannon
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