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Author Lilian Gaalstyan

00:16 05/09/2017

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20:23 World
Dollar hits fresh 11-month peak as rate divergence bets weigh on euro

Concerns over an escalation in a U.S.-China trade conflict, underlined by comments from top central bankers on Wednesday, have also boosted the dollar as traders reckon a more serious dispute would be inflationary for the U.S. economy, forcing the Federal Reserve to tighten rates further.

19:24 World
Kim Jong Un ends visit to China with a message for the US

Amid lingering questions over Pyongyang's willingness to denuclearize and an escalating trade war between the US and China, Kim's trip reinforced the idea that Beijing remains a key player -- a variable that President Donald Trump needs and yet one that remains outside his control.

18:16 World
European human rights court rejects appeal by Norwegian mass killer

The Strasbourg-based court “rejected the application as inadmissible for being manifestly ill-founded”, according to a ruling by a committee of three judges.

17:00 World
Summer solstice: Thousands gather at Stonehenge for longest day

About 9,500 people were at the Neolithic monument to greet the start of the longest day of the year, according to Wiltshire Police.

16:38 World
Mohammed bin Salman is on a make or break mission

In London alone, he lavished a cool $1 million on advertising during a three-day trip, according to a source with knowledge of the visit. The US got a two-week version of the same charm offensive.

15:27 World
Imprisoned Bahrain opposition leader acquitted in spy case

Sheikh Ali Salman headed the Al-Wefaq political party, the largest Shiite opposition group in the kingdom, and served as a central figure in Bahrain's 2011 Arab Spring protests.

14:44 World
Pope backs US bishops who called border separations immoral

Francis was asked about the family-separation policy during the interview with Reuters conducted Sunday. The pope replied: "Let it be clear that on these things I respect" the bishops' stance.

14:26 World
Formula One's Ricciardo drawn to NASCAR

In an interview before the Canadian Grand Prix, where he finished fourth in his No. 3 Red Bull, Ricciardo said he saw a lot of similarities between Earnhardt and three-time Formula One champion Ayrton Senna.

10:27 World
China's Xiaomi secures seven cornerstone investors for $6.1 billion Hong Kong IPO

Other cornerstone investors include Chinese express delivery company SF Express, domestic telecom service provider China Mobile Ltd, state-backed investment firm CICFH Entertainment and state-run conglomerate China Merchants Group Ltd.

10:00 World
Bank investors await U.S. stress test results for capital returns

Banks will be able to unveil capital return plans for the coming year next week after the Fed issues its second set of results that determine how much of a capital buffer the banks need.

19:00 World
Death threats, despair and deportations: Three years on the front lines of Europe's migration crisis

Countries around the world, not least the United States, are grappling with what is becoming the norm: an increasing number of people fleeing their homes because of conflict, persecution, poverty or climate change.

18:38 World
EU to launch counter-tariffs against US on Friday

The move comes after US President Donald Trump imposed steep duties on steel and aluminium earlier this month.

17:45 World
Eritrea sending delegation to rival Ethiopia for peace talks

This is the first such delegation since 1998, when a border war erupted between the countries and they cut off diplomatic relations.

16:38 World
Germany presses U.S. on potential Eurofighter nuclear role

Germany’s defense ministry sent a letter to the U.S. Defense Department in April asking whether certification of the European jets was possible, how much it would cost, and how long it would take, the sources told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

16:16 World
Tornadoes, hail damage reported as severe weather strikes Colorado

A confirmed twister was spotted north of the Denver International Airport, according to the National Weather Service. A possible tornado was reported near the town of Keenesburg, 51 miles north of Denver. 

15:27 World
Protesters confront Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen at Mexican restaurant

Members of the D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America entered MXDC Cocina Mexicana, a glitzy restaurant near the White House, to confront Nielsen as her department faces scrutiny over a policy that has resulted in some children being separated from their parents at the U.S-Mexico border.

15:01 World
'The entire habitat is gone': Hawaii's natural wonders claimed by lava

The Kilauea eruption has wiped out rare sites and whole ecosystems. As the island mourns a tragedy, it also accepts the brutal cycle of nature.

14:44 World
XXXTentacion: Fans gather at murder site

Hundreds of mourners laid candles, flowers and teddy bears at the site of his murder, and raised their arms in an "x" symbol at the makeshift memorial.

14:26 World
Lake Toba ferry: Search goes on with 190 reported missing

The number, revised up from 130, is three times the number of passengers the ferry was licensed to carry.

14:02 World
Japan seals historic win over 10-man Colombia

In making the perfect start to their campaign, Japan became the first Asian country to defeat a South American team at a World Cup and ended the day leading one of the most intriguing groups in the tournament.

12:29 World
1MDB: Mahathir claims he has 'an almost perfect case' against former PM Najib

New prime minister alleges his former protege is ‘totally responsible’ for the embezzlement of billions of dollars of government money.

12:02 World
Prehistoric platypus-like fish reconstructed by Australian scientists

Fossils that date back 400m years have allowed scientists to piece together a revealing picture of the strange fish, which had nostrils coming from its eye sockets and a long bill or snout with jaws.

11:38 World
Latecomer Sanofi looks to catch next wave of cancer therapies

Dmitri Wiederschain, head of Sanofi’s immuno-oncology research, acknowledged the company had failed to capitalize on the takeoff of immunotherapy - drugs that activate the body’s immune system to attack tumor cells - in the early 2010s.

11:16 World
Fox to craft script for M&A summer blockbuster

While Fox’s board has yet to make a decision, analysts and industry dealmakers widely expect Fox to say that Comcast’s bid could potentially lead to a better deal for its shareholders.

10:45 World
Mice chew up cash worth Rs 12 lakh in Assam ATM

Currency totalling Rs 29.48 lakh was deposited inside the ATM by a private security company on May 19, after which the machine had gone out of service on May 20, as quoted by a local newspaper.

10:27 World
Families await answers over hospital painkiller deaths

Retired doctor Jane Barton is at the centre of the investigation, accused of overseeing the administering of deadly doses of painkillers which contributed to the deaths of a number of patients.

10:00 World
Culture secretary Matt Hancock says schools should ban mobile phones

Not content with barring them from the classroom, Matt Hancock suggests they be confiscated from children at the start of the day.

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