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Oil prices edge up on hopes global supplies will tighten

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices climbed more than 2 percent on Thursday, after data showed inventory declines in the United States and as investors began to expect that the global oil market could have a deficit sooner than they had previously thought. Pumpjacks are seen against the setting sun at the Daqing oil field Read More

Classical piano soothes old elephants at Thai sanctuary

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KANCHANABURI, Thailand (Reuters) – Lam Duan, a 65-year-old, blind Thai elephant is enjoying her lunch, listening to Silent Night being played on a piano. British volunteer Paul Barton plays piano for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in sanctuary along Thailand-Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, December 9, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun For eight years, pachyderms Read More

Wall Street ends flat as nervous investors flock to defensive shares

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 finished little changed after a volatile session on Thursday, as investors continued to be spooked by uncertainty on both domestic and international issues, driving up bids for defensive shares while financials and consumer discretionary stocks were the biggest drags. Traders work on the floor of the New York Read More

U.N. climate talks produce draft text in final push

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KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) – Negotiators from nearly 200 countries produced a draft text on Thursday on how to implement the Paris Agreement on combating global warming, but some disputes remain with only one day left before the official end of the conference. Participants take part in plenary session during COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 Read More

Strasbourg Christmas market gunman 'shot dead'

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The man suspected of opening fire at a Christmas market has been shot dead, according to reports. Cherif Chekatt killed three people and injured 13 at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday. Two police sources confirmed to Reuters that the 29-year-old was killed in the Neudorf-Meinau area of the city Read More

Wall Street edges lower as trade-fueled rally loses steam

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(Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged lower in volatile trading on Thursday, as a rally sparked by progress in U.S.-China trade talks faded, with investors preferring defensive sectors such as real estate and utilities. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Wall Read More

Armed police swoop in hunt for Strasbourg gunman

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Dozens of armed police cordoned off an area of Strasbourg in the hunt for a gunman who killed three and injured another 13 people at a Christmas market. Members of France’s elite RAID force were involved and several streets were closed down in the Neudorf area this afternoon. A police official told the AP news Read More

Climate Conference Notebook: draft deal expected on Thursday

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KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) – Climate change talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the 2015 Paris global warming deal are in their last week in Katowice, capital of Poland’s coal mining district. Participants attend the COP24 U.N. Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland December 11, 2018. Agencja Gazeta/Grzegorz Celejewski via REUTERS Below Read More

Christmas market terror attacker wanted dead or alive

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French authorities say they are prepared to take the Strasbourg terror attacker dead or alive. More than 700 police are hunting Cherif Chekatt for a second day after the 29-year-old shot dead three people near a Christmas market on Tuesday. Vehicles are being inspected at a checkpoint on the nearby German border and the suspect’s Read More

Asian shares, sterling up on pause in Brexit, trade fears

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian shares and the pound moved higher on Thursday as investors breathed a sigh of relief after British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote, and as China appeared to be taking more steps to meet U.S. demands to open its markets. FILE PHOTO: An investor sits in front of a Read More