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Migrants allowed off stranded boat after Italy’s Salvini backs down

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Italy’s hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini has relented and agreed to allow minors on a migrant ship off the country’s coast to disembark. The boat is carrying 134 people who were rescued near Libya but has been blocked from docking at Lampedusa, Italy’s southernmost island. Prime minister Giuseppe Conte wrote a letter to Mr Salvini Read More

Epstein hanged himself in jail, post mortem shows

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By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter Jeffrey Epstein died of suicide by hanging, a medical examiner in New York has confirmed. The disgraced financier, 66, was found dead in his prison cell on 10 August. His death sparked outrage as he was facing a 45-year sentence if convicted of multiple counts of sexually abusing underage girls. Read More

Deforestation in Brazil, vote in Argentina endanger EU-Mercosur pact

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s backsliding on Amazon conservation under right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and a likely Peronist return to power in Argentina could delay or even derail ratification of an EU-Mercosur trade agreement that took two decades to negotiate. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of a tract of Amazon jungle recently cleared by loggers and Read More

Epstein’s prison death was suicide, officials confirm

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By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter Jeffrey Epstein died of suicide by hanging, a medical examiner in New York has confirmed. The disgraced financier, 66, was found dead in his prison cell on 10 August. His death sparked outrage as he was facing a 45-year sentence if convicted of multiple counts of sexually abusing underage girls. Read More

Trump intervention triggered EPA’s surprise biofuel waiver decision -sources

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump last week ended a nearly two-month-long review of the nation’s biofuels program, three sources familiar with the matter said, with the White House siding in favor of oil refiners over corn growers. FILE PHOTO: A biodiesel (gasoil) vehicle is seen at Dogpatch Biofuels filling Read More

Oil rises 2% as recession fears recede

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Crude oil prices rose more than 2% on Friday, recovering from two days of declines after data showing a rise in U.S. retail sales helped to ease concerns about a recession in the world’s biggest economy. FILE PHOTO: A wastewater injection well owned by Parsley Energy operates in the Permian Basin near Read More

‘Crazy inverted yield curve’ vexes Fed, with no clear resolution

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amid the recent financial market volatility, the interest rates on some long-dated government bonds have fallen below the level for short-term debt. FILE PHOTO: A trader looks at screens as he works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Called a “yield curve inversion,” this Read More

Facebook failed to warn users of known risks before 2018 breach: court filing

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(Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O) users suing the world’s largest social media network over a 2018 data breach say it failed to warn them about risks tied to its single sign-on tool, even though it protected its employees, a court filing on Thursday showed. FILE PHOTO: A Facebook logo on an Ipad is reflected among source Read More

SoftBank convertible note helped cut WeWork losses

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors may be stumped by some of the finances WeWork owner We Company unveiled this week in its filing to go public, in particular a $486 million gain on a convertible note that made losses at the coworking firm appear a lot smaller. FILE PHOTO: The WeWork logo is displayed outside Read More

Apple says it supports 2.4 million U.S. jobs

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FILE PHOTO: A demonstration of the newly released Apple products is seen following the product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Wednesday it was either directly or indirectly responsible for 2.4 million U.S. jobs, up 20% from the 2 Read More