Germany seeks to assist potential bank merger: Bloomberg

FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of Deutsche Bank is pictured in Frankfurt, Germany, March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany is conducting high-level discussions to facilitate a possible merger of the nation’s two largest private banks – Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) and Commerzbank (CBKG.DE) – Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. Spokesmen for the two banks declined to comment. A spokeswoman ...

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UK leader May battles confidence vote, warning Brexit is in peril

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to win a vote of no confidence triggered by angry Brexit supporters in her Conservative Party on Wednesday, saying her ouster would jeopardize Britain’s divorce from the European Union. Less than four months before the United Kingdom is due to leave on March 29, Brexit is in chaos with options ranging from ...

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Team Sky: Chris Froome hopes team can survive owner withdrawal

Froome became only the third man in history to hold all three Grand Tours at the same time when he won the Giro d’Italia earlier this year Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome says Team Sky will “be doing everything we can” to survive once their owner and main sponsor pulls out at the end of 2019. Broadcaster Sky ...

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US not swayed by WTO reform proposals

Dennis Shea U.S. Ambassador to the WTO arrives for the General Council meeting at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA (Reuters) – Proposals for reforming the World Trade Organization fail to deal with problems raised by the United States, U.S. Ambassador Dennis Shea told the WTO’s General Council on Wednesday. “With respect ...

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Mark Drakeford confirmed as new first minister for Wales

Image caption Mark Drakeford was applauded by Labour AMs after he was confirmed as the new first Mark Drakeford has been confirmed as the new first minister after a vote in the Welsh Assembly. The Welsh Labour leader succeeds Carwyn Jones, who resigned yesterday. Mr Drakeford was backed by 30 AMs, versus 12 for the Conservatives’ Paul Davies and nine ...

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Wall Street set for strong open on Trump’s upbeat trade comments

(Reuters) – U.S. stock futures jumped 0.9 percent on Wednesday, joining a global equities rally, as President Donald Trump’s encouraging comments fueled optimism over trade negotiations between the United States and China. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Trump, in an interview with Reuters, said ...

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Austria delays decision on whether to scrap Eurofighter jets

FILE PHOTO: Two German Eurofighter jets simulate the interception of a plane over the Baltic sea November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Sabine Siebold/File Photo VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria will not decide whether to scrap its fleet of Eurofighter jets until a parliamentary inquiry into their purchase wraps up and there is clarity over a judicial dispute related to the deal, the country’s ...

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Hockey World Cup: England beat Argentina 3-2 to reach semi-finals

Harry Martin scores the winner for England against Argentina England reached the semi-finals of the Hockey World Cup in India with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Argentina. Gonzalo Peillat gave Argentina the lead from a penalty corner before Barry Middleton fired in to equalise. Middleton then provided the aerial ball to set up Will Calnan put England in front. Peillat ...

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