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KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan’s military and opposition groups have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional council, an Ethiopian envoy said on Tuesday, as an opposition alliance said it was suspending its campaign of civil disobedience and strikes. Sudan’s Transitional Military Council also agreed to release political prisoners as a confidence-building measure, special envoy Mahmoud Dirir told reporters in...
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A measure of Australian consumer confidence dipped in June as a run of disappointing data on the economy overshadowed a cut in interest rates and a hint of stability in falling house prices. Wednesday’s survey showed the Melbourne Institute and Westpac Bank index of consumer sentiment fell 0.6% in June, following gains the previous two months.
MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaragua said on Monday it released 50 political prisoners under a new law that frees people arrested amid a year of anti-government protests while also protecting police and others who violently clamped down on the demonstrations. Street protests erupted in April 2018 when President Daniel Ortega tried to cut welfare benefits,...
TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico will try two veteran organizers of migrant caravans on Tuesday in a move that rights activists said was aimed at appeasing the Trump administration after an agreement last week that averted new U.S. tariffs on its southern neighbour. Cristobal Sanchez and Irineo Mujica were arrested within an hour...
(Reuters) - The deadly rooftop crash-landing of a helicopter in the heart of New York City in rain and fog on Monday raised immediate questions about whether the pilot, the lone fatality, violated rules governing midtown Manhattan’s tightly restricted airspace.Mayor Bill de Blasio said the pilot, whose helicopter crashed on top of a 54-story office tower on Seventh Avenue and burst into flames,...
LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson, the front-runner to become Britain’s next prime minister, said on Sunday he wanted to cut business taxes and relieve the income tax burden on some workers. The contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May begins in earnest on Monday after she resigned last week as Conservative Party leader, having failed to unite her...
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Mexican peso jumped against the dollar early in Asia on Monday after the United States and Mexico struck a migration deal late last week to avert a tariff war, providing much-needed relief to fragile market sentiment. Over the past year, trade disputes between the United States and its trading partners, including a long-running conflict with China, have slowed...
LONDON (Reuters) - London-based technology companies attracted a record 2.56 billion pounds ($3.26 billion) in venture capital in the first six months of 2019, more than twice as much as those in Berlin, the Mayor of London’s investment agency said on Monday. The British capital’s appeal to international tech businesses and start-ups has not been seriously dented by the...
TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar was set for its worst week since March as it trod water on Friday ahead U.S. jobs data that is seen supporting chances of a U.S. interest rate cut, while the euro held gains made after a less dovish than expected central bank policy review. The...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth likely increased solidly in May, with wage gains expected to pick up, showing strength in the labor market before an escalation in trade tensions that analysts have cautioned could pressure an already slowing economy. With the trade war drums beating loudly in the background,...

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