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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said on Thursday that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will testify on Friday after he threatened to not show up following the panel’s warning that it could subpoena him. The committee’s Democrats want to question Whitaker about his oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the...
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Thursday after U.S. crude inventories rose and as production levels in the country held at record levels, but OPEC-led supply cuts and Washington’s sanctions against Venezuela supported markets. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $53.84 per barrel at 0247 GMT, down 17 cents, or 0.3 percent, from their last settlement. International...
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities said tests of a batch of human immunoglobulin for intravenous injection, reportedly contaminated with the HIV antibody, showed negative presence of the virus. “Shanghai authorities have run virus tests for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C on the reported batch and they all show negative,” the National Medical Products Administration said in a statement on...
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple won back its crown as the most valuable publicly listed U.S. company on Wednesday, ending the session with a market capitalisation above recent leaders Microsoft and Amazon.com. Apple edged up 0.03 percent, putting its market value at $821.5 billion. Microsoft’s market capitalisation ended at $813.4 billion after its stock dipped 1.11 percent, while Amazon’s stock...
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s central bank on Wednesday opened the door to a possible rate cut as it acknowledged growing economic risks in a remarkable shift from its long-standing tightening bias that sent the local dollar sliding. In his first public speech of the year, Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Philip Lowe said rates could move in either direction,...
HANOI (Reuters) - Nestled in a leafy park between a rusting Soviet fighter jet and the old East German embassy, a lonely statue of Lenin stands in the center of Hanoi as a symbol of the Russian revolutionary’s inspiration to Communist-ruled Vietnam. In 1986, one year after the statue was erected, Vietnam embarked on its comprehensive program of “doi moi”...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday delivered an 82-minute State of the Union address to Congress focused heavily on U.S.-Mexico border security, but providing few details on new policy initiatives. Trump touched on a range of domestic and foreign policy issues. Here are some highlights of his speech: IMMIGRATION “Congress has 10 days left to pass a bill that...
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union said on Monday it was gravely concerned by Iran’s ballistic missile launches and tests and called on Tehran to stop activity that deepened mistrust and destabilised the region. Iran has expanded its missile programme, particularly its ballistic missiles, in defiance of opposition from the United States and expressions of concern by European countries. Tehran...
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican officials on Monday presented a new plan to search for the tens of thousands of people who have disappeared during the country’s drug war, creating a new forensic institute and working more closely with international groups and families. The government estimates more than 40,000 people have gone missing in Mexico, and there are about 26,000...
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Co said on Tuesday it will sell its stake of 34.9 million common equity shares and convert 75 million warrants in U.S chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). The Abu Dhabi state fund, which has stakes in General Electric and private equity firm Carlyle Group, first invested in AMD in 2007. AMD is a...

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