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Trump asks SEC to mull half-year corporate filings vs. quarterly
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:55:18 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to study the impact of allowing companies to file reports with the financial regulator every six months instead of every quarter.

Jury begins second day of deliberations in Trump ex-aide Manafort's trial
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:50:50 -0400
A jury in Virginia began its second day of deliberations on Friday in the bank and tax fraud trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, while the judge expressed optimism that a verdict might come soon.

U.S. imposes sanctions relating to human rights abuses in Myanmar
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:48:31 -0400
The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on two Myanmar infantry divisions and four Myanmarese individuals for human rights abuses.

Sniffer dogs and cranes help rescuers at scene of Italian bridge collapse
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:44:41 -0400
Italian rescue workers used jackhammers and cranes on Friday to lift giant slabs of concrete from the Genoa highway bridge collapse, hoping to find survivors buried in the rubble of the disaster that killed at least 38 people.

Netanyahu questioned again in telecoms case, sees it 'collapsing'
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:27:54 -0400
Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday over a case involving the country's largest telecoms firm, one of three corruption investigations in which he has been named as a suspect.

Trump cancels military parade, says he will head to Paris
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:08:34 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had canceled a planned military parade for November due to high costs and would instead visit Paris to commemorate the end of World War I, a day after the Pentagon postponed the event to at least next year.

M&A lending to U.S. blue-chip firms on summer hiatus
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:03:08 -0400
NEW YORK (LPC) - Bank lending to high-quality US companies to fund acquisitions has slowed due to concern over government policies amid the summer doldrums, but is expected to pick up after the Labor Day holiday, bankers said.

Instant View: Trump asks SEC to mull half-year corporate filings
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:56:22 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to study the impact of allowing companies to file reports with the financial regulator every six months instead of every quarter.

Germany reaches deal on sending back migrants to Greece
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:34:19 -0400
Germany has reached an agreement with Greece to send back migrants to the Mediterranean country if they have already applied for asylum there, a German Interior Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday.

Slovenia's parliament confirms Sarec as PM designate
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:32:33 -0400
Slovenia's parliament approved Marjan Sarec, a comedian turned politician, as prime minister designate on Friday, setting him on track to form a minority government and end the country's longest political stalemate since an election.

Turkey's lira weakens 5 percent, court rejects U.S. pastor's appeal
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:20:48 -0400
Turkey's battered lira weakened 5 percent on Friday after a Turkish court rejected a U.S. Christian pastor's appeal for release, a day after the United States warned of further sanctions unless Ankara hands over the detained minister.

Leftists rattle rand with plan to nationalize South Africa's central bank
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:10:21 -0400
Opposition firebrand Julius Malema introduced a bill to nationalize South Africa's central bank, putting pressure on the ruling ANC to go through with a plan it shelved this year and rattling markets wary of threats to the bank's independence.

China offers Turkey moral support, says can overcome difficulties
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:50:15 -0400
China offered moral support to Turkey on Friday as Ankara reeled from a currency crisis and U.S. sanctions, saying it believed the country could overcome its "temporary" economic difficulties, in Beijing's first comment on the issue.

Separatist bid looms over Barcelona attack commemoration
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:38:19 -0400
Barcelona paid tribute on Friday to the victims of a militant rampage last year which killed 16 people, but a call from victims' families to put aside divisions over independence ambitions for the surrounding region of Catalonia was not heeded by all.

Mexico union boss victory exposes crack in top graft cases
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:34:59 -0400
A Mexican court ruling allowing an ex-union boss to walk free of money laundering charges laid bare a serious flaw in a host of other high-profile corruption trials, officials and experts say, and underscored the challenge facing the incoming government.

Turkish court rejects U.S. pastor Brunson's appeal for release: Haberturk
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:17:53 -0400
A Turkish court has rejected an appeal to release American Christian pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest, broadcaster Haberturk said on Friday.

Wife of jailed Reuters journalist in Myanmar gives birth
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:56:35 -0400
The wife of imprisoned Reuters journalist Wa Lone, who is facing up to 14 years in jail in Myanmar for allegedly violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, gave birth to a girl on Friday.

China police detain man for asking why can't Taiwan be called a country
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:45:01 -0400
Police in China have detained a man who asked on social media what law prevented anyone calling self-ruled Taiwan a country, questioning a fundamental principle of China's sovereignty.

Germany looks at easing immigration laws to fill skilled labor gaps
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:39:08 -0400
The German cabinet will soon decide on a proposal to make it easier for skilled workers from outside the European Union to move to Germany to take a job, a paper seen by Reuters shows, as Germany seeks to alleviate chronic labor shortages.

Stocks steady on plans for U.S.-China trade talks; Turkish lira buckles
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:38:24 -0400
Caution seeped back into world markets on Friday, with news of U.S.-China trade talks offset by an end-of-week wobble in emerging markets as the Turkish lira's recovery ran out of steam.

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