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Royal Bank of Scotland CEO McEwan to step down after more than five years

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LONDON (Reuters) – Royal Bank of Scotland is searching for a new chief executive after Ross McEwan resigned, signaling a fresh start as it heads for full private ownership after a state bailout. FILE PHOTO: Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah Read More

Royal Bank of Scotland CEO McEwan resigns after more than five years

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LONDON (Reuters) – Royal Bank of Scotland plc is searching for a new chief executive after Ross McEwan resigned, signaling a fresh start as it heads for full private ownership after a state bailout. FILE PHOTO: Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain March 20, 2019. Read More

SoftBank invests $125 million in Alphabet venture to put cellphone antennas in the sky

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A SoftBank Corp business seeking to find a way to fly cellphone antennas high in the atmosphere to provide internet in underserved areas said on Wednesday it was investing $125 million in an Alphabet Inc spinoff working on the same problem. FILE PHOTO: The logo of SoftBank Group Corp is displayed Read More

‘Lured into war’? Iranian FM warns Trump could be duped into crisis by hawkish ‘B-team’

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US President Donald Trump may not want war, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has said, but that won’t stop the hawks in his administration and Israel from “luring” him into one, possibly with a false flag attack. “Those who have designed the policies that are being pursued do not simply want a negotiated solution,” Zarif Read More

Bye bye dollar! Buy buy gold! Russia fills vaults with another 600,000 ounces

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The Central Bank of Russia keeps buying gold, adding some 18.7 tons of the precious metal to the county’s vast stockpile in March alone, according to the latest figures released by the regulator. The boost brought Russia’s estimated gold holdings to more than 2,170 tons (69,700,000 ounces), that amounts to nearly 18 percent of the Read More

$1 billion in Notre Dame donations: Philanthropy or rich patrons seeking praise?

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With wealthy donors giving a billion dollars to restore Notre Dame following the devastating fire, some have been left asking why the money only comes after tragedy strikes. RT guests debate the Notre Dame patrons’ priorities. “Two years ago you couldn’t get a crumb out of ”, argues journalist and social commentator Sonia Poulton. Read More

South Korea proposes $5.9 billion extra budget to fight air pollution, aid exports

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SEJONG, South Korea (Reuters) – South Korea on Wednesday unveiled a proposed 6.7 trillion won ($5.87 billion) supplementary budget the government says is needed to tackle unprecedented air pollution levels and boost exports bruised by weak demand. FILE PHOTO: Cho Eun-hye (R) and her one-and-a-half-year-old Korean Jindo dog Hari, both wearing masks, go for a Read More

Walgreens, Rite Aid set minimum age to sell tobacco products at 21 years

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(Reuters) – Drugstore retailers Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and Rite Aid Corp will no longer sell tobacco products to customers who are below 21 years old, amid a crackdown on widespread teenage tobacco use. FILE PHOTO: A sign rests on a counter at a Walgreens pharmacy store in Austin, TX, U.S., March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Read More

South Korea proposes $5.9 billion fiscal stimulus to tackle air pollution, aid exports

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SEJONG, South Korea (Reuters) – South Korea announced a proposed 6.7 trillion won ($5.87 billion) supplementary budget on Wednesday to tackle unprecedented air pollution levels and to boost exports bruised by weak external demand amid the Sino-U.S. trade war. FILE PHOTO: Cho Eun-hye (R) and her one-and-a-half-year-old Korean Jindo dog Hari, both wearing masks, go Read More

Lyft’s IPO banks give troubled stock a flurry of ‘buy’ ratings

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(Reuters) – Lyft Inc received some badly needed support on Tuesday, as analysts at banks that had worked on its initial public offering urged clients to buy the ride-hailing company’s beleaguered shares. The Lyft logo is seen on a parked Lyft Scooter in Washington, U.S., March 29, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Following the required 25-day wait Read More