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  • (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were set to open modestly higher on Friday after a sell-off, on cautious optimism after President Donald Trump predicted a swift end to the tariff war with China and a resolution to complaints against Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in […]
  • The US Commerce Department has proposed a new rule to impose anti-subsidy duties on products from countries that Washington sees as undervaluing their currencies against the dollar to get an advantage in trade. The rule could put goods from Japan, South Korea, India, Germany, and Switzerland, at risk of higher tariffs. Those countries, along with […]
  • CASCAIS, Portugal (Reuters) – Every week, carrying a large bag to collect marine litter, sea-lover Miguel Lacerda climbs up and down dangerous 140-metre-high cliffs, dedicating himself to cleaning up Portugal’s rocky coast. Miguel Lacerda, 62, collects trash at a beach at the coast near Sintra, Portugal May 22, 2019. Picture taken May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael […]
  • Highlights Ecuadorian oil imports in May to be about 2.7 mil barrels Fuji Oil buys Napo as main basis to replace Iranian Heavy Tokyo — Some Japanese refiners have stepped up imports of crude from Ecuador because of the need to replace Iranian oil, with a fully-laden VLCC arriving in Tokyo Bay in the coming […]
  • Three people have been killed and 32 others injured as an explosion rocked a mosque full of people during Friday prayers in the Afghan capital Kabul, according to Health officials. The death toll in the attack in Kabul was confirmed by a spokesperson for the Ministry of Public Health. One of the people killed in […]
  • Although a Piaggio P.180 Avanti plane weighs around 3.3 tons, four-legged robot HyQReal managed to pull it across an airfield and made the stunt look almost effortless. A video shared by the Dynamic Legged Systems lab (which is run by the Genoa-based Italian Institute of Technology), starts with scientists carefully attaching a rope to the […]
  • BEIJING (Reuters) – The prevention and control of armyworm is crucial to China’s ability to hit annual grain output targets and maintain economic and social stability, the agriculture ministry said on Friday. The destructive worm has spread to 14 provinces and regions and has been found in 92,000 hectares of farmland in China after it […]
  • HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s Huawei, hit by crippling U.S. sanctions, could see shipments decline by as much as a quarter this year and faces the possibility that its smartphones will disappear from international markets, analysts said. Workers are seen near the booth of Huawei Technologies Co under construction at the venue of China International […]
  • Ukraine is rated as one of the poorest countries in Europe and Central Asia when it comes to GDP per capita, according to the country’s key creditor, the World Bank. The agency placed the nation on the same level as Moldova, Armenia and Georgia, saying that it would take Ukraine more than 50 years to […]
  • May 24, 2019 Heading into the 2019 Memorial Day weekend, regular gasoline prices averaged $2.85 per gallon (gal) nationally on May 20, slightly lower than last year’s price of $2.92/gal before the holiday weekend. EIA expects U.S. regular retail gasoline prices will increase in the coming months and average $2.92/gal during the 2019 summer season […]