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‘Best times over’: German economy turning into Europe’s underperformer

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Europe’s biggest economy Germany is bracing for its worst GDP growth in a decade due to increased trade conflicts and slowing economic activity in the Eurozone. Those headwinds have prompted the government to slash its growth forecast for this year for the second time in three months. Berlin said it had halved its 2019 growth Read More

What to look out for in Mueller report on Russia ‘meddling’

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor The US president, American politicians and most of the world are waiting for the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US election. The release of the nearly 400-page document is highly anticipated, however, it will be redacted. Here is what to Read More

UK to introduce porn age-checks in July

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An age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites will come into force on 15 July. From that date, affected sites will have to verify the age of UK visitors. If they fail to comply they will face being blocked by internet service providers. But critics say teens may find it relatively easy to Read More

U.S. firms no longer ‘positive anchor’ for Beijing ties: AmCham in China

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BEIJING (Reuters) – Frustrated U.S. businesses can no longer be counted on as a “positive anchor” in U.S.-China relations, a top U.S. business lobby said on Wednesday, arguing any deal to end trade tensions must address structural problems in China’s economic system. FILE PHOTO: Chinese staffers adjust U.S. and Chinese flags before the opening session Read More

White House talking to other possible Fed candidates: Kudlow

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is considering other possible candidates for the board of the Federal Reserve although U.S. President Donald Trump still backs his two potential nominees, Herman Cain and Stephen Moore, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow listens to a question Read More

Kenyan family files lawsuit against Boeing over Ethiopian Airlines crash

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NAIROBI (Reuters) – A Kenyan family has filed a lawsuit in Chicago against American aviation giant Boeing over a March 10 Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people, lawyers and family members said on Tuesday. Siblings of 29-year-old engineer George Kabau said they wanted to force the company to release documents and emails relating to Read More

Indian schools prevent child vaccinations because of anti-vaccine rumors spreading on social media

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The UN vaccination campaign in India has been met with fierce resistance as parents and even some schools opposed the idea of vaccinating children. The Health officials believe rumors circulating on social media are to blame. Thousands of children in India have missed out on the necessary immunization, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) complained. Read More

U.S. to press allies to keep Huawei out of 5G in Prague meeting: sources

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WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – The United States will push its allies at a meeting in Prague next month to adopt shared security and policy measures that will make it more difficult for China’s Huawei to dominate 5G telecommunications networks, according to people familiar with the matter and documents seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures Read More