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Oil down on U.S. stock market weakness, rising U.S. supply

By Scott DiSavino NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Wednesday, following most U.S. The post Oil down on U.S. stock market weakness, rising U.S. supply appeared first on Firstpost.

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Jan. 24, 2019, 1:24 a.m. firstpost


Huawei executive has strong case against extradition: Canadian envoy

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - A top executive from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd being held in Canada can make "strong arguments" against extradition to the United States, in part due to remarks made by U.S. President Donald Trump, Canada's ambassador to China said. Canadian envoy John McCallum's comments to Chinese-language media, which were made on Tuesday and broadcast on Wednesday, are the most explicit indication yet from a Canadian official that Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, may not be sent to the United States. The post Huawei executive has strong case against extradition: Canadian envoy appeared first on Firstpost.

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Jan. 24, 2019, 1:24 a.m. firstpost


BOJ maintains massive stimulus as Kuroda warns of growing risks

By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Daniel Leussink TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan cut its inflation forecasts on Wednesday but maintained its massive stimulus programme, with Governor Haruhiko Kuroda warning of growing risks to the economy from trade protectionism and faltering global demand. Rising pressure from the trade war between China and the United States -- Japan's biggest trading partners -- is adding to strains on the world's third-largest economy and undermining years of efforts by policymakers to foster durable growth. The post BOJ maintains massive stimulus as Kuroda warns of growing risks appeared first on Firstpost.

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Trump recognises opposition leader Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday recognised Juan Guaido, the head of Venezuela’s opposition, as the country’s interim president, ratcheting up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro. The post Trump recognises opposition leader Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president appeared first on Firstpost.

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Jan. 24, 2019, 1:24 a.m. firstpost


Turkey, Russia have no problems on planned safe zone in Syria – Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Russia don't have any disagreements about a planned safe zone in northern Syria, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told a joint news conference with Russia's Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. Speaking in Moscow, Erdogan also said it was of crucial importance that the planned U.S The post Turkey, Russia have no problems on planned safe zone in Syria – Erdogan appeared first on Firstpost.

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Jan. 24, 2019, 1:24 a.m. firstpost


Momentum gathers behind British lawmakers’ bid to stop no-deal Brexit

By Guy Faulconbridge and William James LONDON (Reuters) - An attempt by British lawmakers to prevent a no-deal Brexit was gaining momentum on Wednesday after the opposition Labour Party said it was likely to throw its parliamentary weight behind that. The United Kingdom, facing the deepest political crisis since World War Two, is due to leave the European Union at 2300 GMT on March 29 but has no approved deal on how the divorce will take place. Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to break the deadlock after last week's crushing defeat of her two-year attempt to forge an orderly divorce raised the prospect of an exit without a deal. The post Momentum gathers behind British lawmakers’ bid to stop no-deal Brexit appeared first on Firstpost.

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Trump recognise opposition leader as Venezuela’s interim president

By Matt Spetalnick and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration ratcheted up pressure on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday, announcing U.S. The post Trump recognise opposition leader as Venezuela’s interim president appeared first on Firstpost.

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Britain’s Prince William tackles mental health taboo at Davos gathering

By Elizabeth Culliford DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William revealed on Wednesday that "not one celebrity" had originally wanted to join a mental health campaign he started in 2016 with his wife Kate and brother Harry. "We went out to a lot of people and nobody, before we started, was interested in being a part of 'Heads Together' – because it was mental health," he said, speaking on a panel at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos. William, who is second in line to the British throne, also opened up about his experiences of dealing with trauma during his daily work in the air ambulance, which he retired from two years ago The post Britain’s Prince William tackles mental health taboo at Davos gathering appeared first on Firstpost.

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Hopes fade for soccer star Sala as rescuers scour seas

By Guy Faulconbridge and Richard Lough LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Hopes of finding soccer star Emiliano Sala alive were fading on Wednesday, as a recording emerged of a fearful voice message he apparently sent from his stricken plane before it disappeared over the English Channel. Search teams were reviewing satellite imagery and mobile phone data as four aircraft scoured seas off the channel island of Alderney, where unidentified debris was earlier spotted. But with Cardiff City-bound Sala and his pilot already missing for 40 hours, rescuers said chances of finding either of them alive were almost vanishingly slim The post Hopes fade for soccer star Sala as rescuers scour seas appeared first on Firstpost.

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Jan. 24, 2019, 1:24 a.m. firstpost


Root and branch reform: Swedish scientist makes fuel from tree waste

LUND, Sweden (Reuters) - Might tree roots, twigs and branches one day be used to power cars? That's what a Swedish researcher is hoping after developing a pulp byproduct that - on a modest scale - does just that. Chemical engineering scientist Christian Hulteberg, from Lund University, has used the black liquor residue from pulp and paper manufacturing to create a polymer called lignin The post Root and branch reform: Swedish scientist makes fuel from tree waste appeared first on Firstpost.

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