Asian shares on defensive as new political worries sour mood

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks were on the defensive on Friday as worries over the U.S. investigation into the Trump Organization tested investor nerves, already frayed by fears U.S. tariffs could hurt the global economy and trigger a trade war. FILE PHOTO – A man walks past an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 9, ...

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Mexico’s No. 2 presidential candidate calls Trump policies ‘crazy’

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Mexican presidential candidate running in second place said on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump’s economic policies were a “crazy” bid to turn back the clock on advancing technologies that will eliminate manufacturing jobs. Ricardo Anaya, presidential candidate for the National Action Party (PAN), leading the left-right coalition “For Mexico in Front”, gives a speech during ...

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Fortnite: Drake and Ninja’s Twitch battle gets huge crowd

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Drake has been using Fortnite to relax during breaks in recording A team-up between rapper Drake and top Fortnite player Ninja has broken the record for the most people watching an individual’s Twitch stream. More than 600,000 people tuned in to watch the pair play the survival co-op shooting game on the streaming service. ...

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S&P falls for fourth day as Mueller subpoena weighs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 ended slightly lower on Thursday after a report that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller had issued a subpoena for documents related to U.S. President Donald Trump’s businesses offset strong jobs and manufacturing data. The S&P fell to a session low soon after the New York Times report was released but recovered much of ...

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U.S. military helicopter crashes in Iraq: U.S. officials

RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) – A U.S. military helicopter crashed in western Iraq with seven people on board, U.S. officials said late on Thursday. Two U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity and citing initial reports, said the aircraft was a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter and it crashed near al-Qaim, a town in Anbar province close to the Syrian border. ...

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Pakistan Navy inducts new dredger, split hopper barges | Pakistan

KARACHI: The Pakistan Navy (PN). on Thursday inducted a dredger and two split hopper barges, said a statement from the PN. The utility ships were built for the navy at Tianjin shipyard, China. The induction ceremony was attended by high ranking officials and dignitaries from China, Pakistan Navy and the corporate sector. With the induction of this new dredger and ...

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British Equestrian: Chief executive Clare Salmon ‘suffered bullying and elitism in role’

Salmon says she experienced ‘distressing’ intimidation The ex-chief executive of the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) was the victim of bullying and elitism while in the role, an investigation has found. Clare Salmon raised “serious concerns” over “culture and governance” at the BEF in her resignation letter in July. An independent investigation was then launched by the BEF. “The report has ...

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Toys ‘R’ Us seeks to halt vendor payments ahead of liquidation

(Reuters) – Toy retailer Toys ‘R’ Us Inc on Thursday asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for approval to stop paying all of its suppliers while it tries to line up buyers for its international business ahead of a planned liquidation of its U.S. operations. The iconic toy store’s plan to liquidate inventory and shutter or sell its U.S. stores has ...

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