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Asia shares surf global growth wave, dollar sinks

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares scaled record peaks on Wednesday as strong corporate earnings and optimism on global growth outweighed concerns over trade tensions, while a fresh burst of speculative selling took the U.S. dollar to three-year lows. A 10 percent surge in Netflix (NFLX.O) led gains across the tech sector as it became just the latest to top forecasts. ...

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Average UK motor insurance premiums paid in 2017 highest since 2012 – ABI

(Reuters) – The average premium paid for motor insurance in Britain jumped 9 percent in 2017 to the highest level since 2012, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) said on Wednesday. The average premium paid over 2017 was 481 pounds, 40 pounds higher than a year earlier, the ABI said in a statement. The price paid for private comprehensive motor ...

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Trump Cabinet member Sessions interviewed in U.S. Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned last week by the special counsel’s office investigating potential collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. The interview marked the first time that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office is known to have interviewed a member of Trump’s Cabinet, and is ...

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South Korea rejects 'Pyongyang Olympics' criticism

SEOUL (Reuters) – The South Korean government rejected criticism on Tuesday that next month’s Winter Olympics had been hijacked by North Korea, saying the Games will help defuse tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes. Some opposition politicians and conservatives in South Korea have criticised North Korea’s participation in the Games to be held in the South Korean alpine resort ...

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Trump Cabinet member Sessions interviewed in U.S. Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was questioned last week by the special counsel’s office investigating potential collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. The interview marked the first time that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office is known to have interviewed a member of Trump’s Cabinet, and is ...

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New York man pleads guilty to attempting to join Islamic State

(Reuters) – A New York man has pleaded guilty to trying to help Islamic State by travelling to Turkey with the goal of entering Syria and fighting for the militant group, federal prosecutors announced on Tuesday. Arafat Nagi, 47, entered his plea on Monday before U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara in Buffalo, New York, the U.S. Department of Justice said. ...

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Two students dead, 17 injured in shooting at Kentucky high school

BENTON, Ky. (Reuters) – A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun inside his high school in rural western Kentucky on Tuesday, killing two fellow students and wounding a dozen other youths before he was arrested, the state’s governor and police said. The shooting began shortly before 8 a.m. CST (1400 GMT) at Marshall County High School in Benton, a ...

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Turkey kills at least 260 Kurdish, Islamic State fighters in Syria offensive – military

ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Turkey has killed at least 260 Syrian Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants in its four-day-old offensive into the Kurdish-dominated Afrin region of northwest Syria, the Turkish military said on Tuesday. U.S. President Donald Trump plans to raise concerns with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call expected on Wednesday about Ankara’s offensive against U.S.-backed Kurdish ...

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Upbeat earnings underpin stocks, dollar eases to three-year low

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World stock markets broadly edged higher on Tuesday, with the U.S. market getting a lift from upbeat earnings from companies such as Netflix, while the U.S. dollar slipped to a three-year low against a basket of major currencies. Helping the positive tone for stocks was relief over Monday’s temporary U.S. government funding deal, which boosted confidence ...

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Belgian police shoot man armed with knife at station

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgian police shot a man armed with a knife at the main railway station in the western city of Ghent on Tuesday and the man was taken to hospital, state broadcaster VRT said. Belgium reduced its national threat level on Monday, saying a militant attack had become less likely almost two years after bombings killed 32 people ...

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