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Nikkei extends gains, gets lift from Wall Street rally

* Investors relieved as North Korea takes no new missile steps * Securities shares jump in line with market gains Japan's Nikkei share average retook the 19,000 level on Tuesday for the first time in three weeks, buoyed by Wall Street gains as well as re

11 min. ago in World News
 

U.S. Senate gives limited resources to Russia election-meddling probe

The Senate's main investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is equipped with a much smaller staff than previous high-profile intelligence and scandal probes in Congress, which could potentially affect its p

21 min. ago in World News
 

China says fewer graft suspects fleeing as controls stepped up

The number of corruption suspects fleeing China in the last four years has fallen dramatically as the government steps up controls on things like passport issuance for officials, the ruling Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog said on Tuesday. China has

21 min. ago in World News
 
Oil edges up after six days of straight losses

Oil edges up after six days of straight losses

Oil prices inched up on Monday but markets remain under pressure following six consecutive sessions of losses as traders lose confidence that pledged output cuts by major producers will rein in oversupply in a world awash with fuel. U.S. West Texas Inter

29 min. ago in Business
 
Uber, France spar over whether company is a transport service

Uber, France spar over whether company is a transport service

U.S. ride-hailing app Uber [UBER.UL] told Europe's top court on Monday that it was a digital service, not a transport service, and that a French law clearly targeted online taxi services, in its latest European legal battle with the taxi industry. Uber e

29 min. ago in Business
 
South Korea first quarter GDP growth to bounce sharply from fourth quarter on exports, capex

South Korea first quarter GDP growth to bounce sharply from fourth quarter on exports, capex

South Korea's economic growth likely accelerated at a sharper pace in the first three months of the year than the previous quarter as exports and capital investment tracked a recovery in the global economy. The local economy is expected to have expanded

29 min. ago in Business
 
China reviews changes to securities law to fight illegal activity: Xinhua

China reviews changes to securities law to fight illegal activity: Xinhua

Amendments to China's securities law aimed at combating illegal trading activity have reached their second reading in parliament, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Monday. Xinhua said the new draft law would tighten rules preventing inside

29 min. ago in Business
 

Luxury retailer Jimmy Choo puts itself up for sale

British luxury retailer Jimmy Choo (CHOO.L) is seeking offers for the company as part of a review of its strategic options to maximize shareholder value, it said on Monday. The firm, which specializes in shoes and accessories, said it had discussed the s

today, 02:32 in Business
 
Asia stocks, euro steady as markets pause for breath after French election

Asia stocks, euro steady as markets pause for breath after French election

Asian equities were steady on Tuesday and the euro retained gains as markets' euphoria over a centrist victory in the first round of the French presidential election subsided, though near-term investor sentiment remains positive. The risk rally has kept

today, 02:19 in Business
 

Ready for take-off? China's answer to Boeing now just needs to sell

When China unveiled an historic order for its first large commercial jetliner at a national air show in 2010, Western journalists were kept away, and only local media were allowed to witness a major turning point in China's aviation ambitions. The COMAC

today, 02:19 in Business
 
FCC chairman expected to unveil strategy to reverse net neutrality: sources

FCC chairman expected to unveil strategy to reverse net neutrality: sources

The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to unveil his strategy this week to overturn landmark 2015 net neutrality rules, a move that will kickoff a new battle over the future of the internet. Ajit Pai, who was named chair of th

today, 02:14 in Science &Technology
 

Chile rocked by 6.9-magnitude quake; no major damage reported

A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck off the west coast of Chile on Monday, rocking the capital Santiago and briefly causing alarm along the Pacific Coast but sparing the quake-prone nation of any serious damage. The quake was centred about 85 mil

today, 02:13 in World News
 

Arctic thaw quickening threatens trillion-dollar costs - report

The Arctic's quickening thaw is melting the permafrost under buildings and roads from Siberia to Alaska, raising world sea levels and disrupting temperature patterns further south, an international study said on Tuesday. The frigid region's shift to warm

today, 02:13 in World News
 
EU executive urges change of tack in relations with Turkey

EU executive urges change of tack in relations with Turkey

The European Union executive urged EU governments on Monday to consider changing its relationship with Turkey after a referendum that handed President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping powers put Ankara's stalled membership talks deeper into cold storage. Enlargem

today, 01:47 in World News
 

Arkansas puts first killer to death in planned double execution

Arkansas executed the first of two inmates scheduled to be put to death on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to grant a last-minute reprieve, according to local media reports. Jack Jones, 52, was pronounced dead at 7:20 CDT (0020 GMT on Tuesda

today, 01:47 in World News
 


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