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October 24, 2017

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BREAKING: North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan

North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile early on Friday from the capital Pyongyang that flew over northern Japan. The projectile was launched at 6:57am (21:57GMT Thursday) and flew over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido before falling into the Pacific Ocean – 2,000km east of Cape Erimo, said Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

France, Germany, Italy welcome EU push to curb foreign takeovers

September 13, 2017 PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) – France, Germany and Italy jointly welcomed on Wednesday a proposal by European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to limit China’s ability to buy up European companies in infrastructure, hi-tech manufacturing and energy. In the European Union’s equivalent of a U.S. president’s State of the Union address, Juncker presented proposals for

Dollar treads water; sterling soars to one-year high

September 13, 2017 By Jemima Kelly LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar steadied on Wednesday, with traders wary of taking new positions on the currency ahead of inflation data due on Thursday that will be closely watched by the U.S. Federal Reserve as it considers when to raise interest rates. With most currencies trading in narrow

EU’s Juncker: seize Brexit chance to forge tighter union

September 13, 2017 By Alastair Macdonald STRASBOURG (Reuters) – European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker called on EU governments on Wednesday to seize a window of opportunity from Brexit and economic growth to forge a tighter union built around the euro currency and a pivotal role in global trade. In his annual State of the European

Apple launches $999 iPhone X in bid to regain innovation lead

September 12, 2017 By Stephen Nellis CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters) – Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a glass and stainless steel device with an edge-to-edge display that Chief Executive Tim Cook called “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.” The launch contained few surprises, with leaked details on the phone

German economy to grow by more than two percent this year: BDI

September 12, 2017 By Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) – The German economy is set to grow by more than 2 percent this year adjusted for calendar effects, which would be the strongest rate in six years, the BDI industry association said on Tuesday as it lifted its growth forecast for Europe’s biggest economy. The outlook

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