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  • UPDATE 1-European shares fall amid earnings deluge; Reckitt slides on outlook cut

    European shares fell on Tuesday as investors sifted through a mixed bag of corporate earnings and eyed latest developments on U.S.-China trade talks and Britain's progress towards some form of orderly departure from the European Union. British household goods maker Reckitt Benckiser was the biggest drag on STOXX, slipping to its lowest level in more than one-and-a-half years after it cut full-year sales forecast for the second time this year. "We've had a disappointment from Danone last week and Reckitt-Benckiser today on the consumer side," said Mark Peden, investment manager, equities at Kames Capital.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:45:53 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-FTSE weakens on Reckitt slip, murky Brexit view

    London's FTSE 100 edged lower on Tuesday as Durex condom maker Reckitt Benckiser sank 5% and concerns that negotiations over the new Brexit deal could drag on weighed on domestic stocks. Reckitt fell to its lowest in more than one-and-a-half years after the company cut its sales view for the second time this year, leaving the blue-chip index 0.2% lower by 0740 GMT. The FTSE 250 gave up 0.2%, while sterling also weakened slightly, after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the European Parliament could only clear the Brexit deal once British lawmakers approve it.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:41:37 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Iraq says U.S. forces withdrawing from Syria have no approval to stay

    U.S. forces that crossed into Iraq as part of a pull-out from Syria do not have permission to stay and can only be there in transit, the Iraqi military said on Tuesday. The Iraqi statement contradicts the Pentagon's announcement that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State militants and "to help defend Iraq". A senior U.S. defence official later clarified that the situation was still fluid and plans could change.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:38:01 -0400
  • Sterling retreats below $1.30 ahead of key Brexit votes

    Sterling moved down on Tuesday as investors awaited votes in the British parliament that will determine whether the United Kingdom can leave the European Union at the end of October. Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two crucial Brexit votes in parliament later in the day, with his promise to lead Britain out of the bloc on Oct. 31 hanging in the balance. Defeat in either vote would scupper Johnson's plans to leave the EU at the end of the month.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:23:35 -0400
  • UK's Ofgem proposes new rules to reduce supplier failure risk

    Britain's energy market regulator Ofgem on Tuesday proposed new financial checks and tests for energy suppliers to try to reduce the risk of supplier failure. The rules - which are under consultation until Dec. 3 - follow Ofgem's introduction of tougher entry requirements for new suppliers in July. The rules would enable Ofgem to request independent audits of its existing suppliers' customer service operations and financial status and would be introduced for growing suppliers before they hit certain thresholds of customer numbers.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:21:37 -0400
  • If Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to earn the Latino community's vote, she has more work to do

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    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren sat down with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Oct. 17, for a candid conversation to pitch "what's she's all about, up front, in a private setting," as sources told ABC News. Warren was one of two 2020 presidential candidates in the still-brimming field to meet with members of the CHC: the other, former Vice President Joe Biden.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:18:44 -0400
  • Erdogan says Syrian Kurdish YPG continuing to withdraw from Turkish border area

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday the withdrawal of the Kurdish YPG militia from areas in Syria near to the Turkish border was continuing. A five-day U.S.-brokered pause in Turkey's military operation against the YPG in northeast Syria is due to expire at 1900 GMT on Tuesday. Erdogan, who was speaking at Ankara airport ahead of his departure for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Syrian situation, also expressed disappointment with comments from Iran criticising Turkey's military operation in Syria.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:18:17 -0400
  • Danes try to move 120-year-old lighthouse from eroding coast

    A 120-year-old lighthouse has been put on wheels and rails to attempt to move it some 80 meters (263 feet) away from the North Sea, which has been eroding the coastline of northwestern Denmark. Local mayor Arne Boelt said "many things can go wrong" when moving the defunct lighthouse, weighing about 1,000 tons and sitting atop a cliff 60 meters (200 feet) above sea level.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:16:49 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-EU seeks clarifications over Italy budget, new row unlikely

    The European Commission said Italy's draft budget for next year could be in breach of European Union fiscal rules and it asked for clarification from the Italian government by Wednesday, in a letter sent to Finance Minister Roberto Gualtieri. The EU's move is seen as a necessary step, given Italy's plans to spend more to boost growth, although it is unlikely to lead to a repeat of the standoff between Brussels and Rome seen last year. Back then the Commission forced Italy's former eurosceptic government to amend its budget to avoid sanctions after a prolonged tussle that hit markets.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:16:37 -0400
  • She gave him an 'out' after her cancer diagnosis. 2 years later, they exchanged vows

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    When Jillian Hanson and Max Allegretti walked down the aisle on Friday, Oct. 18, the young couple wasn't just celebrating their future -- they were celebrating life itself. In July 2017, Hanson was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Starting in October 2017, Hanson underwent chemotherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Monmouth hospital.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:15:34 -0400
  • 'Unbearable pain' cuts short Philippine leader's Japan trip

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was forced to cut short his attendance of the enthronement of Japan's emperor on Tuesday, due to what his office said was "unbearable pain" in his lower back after a motorcycle mishap last week. The health of Duterte, 74, and his absences from the public spotlight are often the subject of fervent speculation, and the source of complaints from critics that his administration is not forthcoming about the extent of his ailments. Duterte had a minor fall from a motorcycle in the grounds of his palace last week, causing hip pain, light bruises and scratches on his elbow and knee.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:13:06 -0400
  • Teen with 8 siblings wins internet dressed as a 'tired mom' for Halloween

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    One teenage girl has totally nailed a costume portraying a "tired mom" for Halloween. Jillian Schnerch, 13, created the look with the help of her mom, Lindsay Hartsock. Photos of Jillian in costume has garnered over 65,000 shares on the family's photography page, The Hartsocks' Photography.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:13:00 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Brexit in the balance as Johnson faces crunch votes

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two pivotal votes in parliament on Tuesday that will decide if he can deliver on his pledge to lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union in nine days time. As the clock ticks down to the latest Oct. 31 deadline for Britain's departure, Brexit is hanging in the balance as a divided parliament debates when, how and even whether it should happen. After he was forced by opponents into the humiliation of asking the EU for a delay that he had promised he would never do, Johnson is battling to ram legislation through the House of Commons that will enact his last-minute Brexit deal.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:12:27 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-EU's Juncker brands Brexit a "waste of time and energy"

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday that Brexit has been a "waste of time and energy", and it has irked him that he could not have spent more of his five-year mandate on making the bloc serve its citizens better. Juncker told the European Union assembly in Strasbourg that it could only approve the Brexit deal that was struck with London last week once it has been approved by the British parliament. First London, then Brussels and Strasbourg," he said.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:10:27 -0400
  • What to say to someone who's had a miscarriage

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    Miscarriage, or the loss of a pregnancy, is disturbingly common -- so much so, that if you haven't had one, you likely know someone who has. According to Dr. Ivy Margulies, a Santa Monica, California-based clinical psychologist who specializes in pregnancy and infant loss, the most important thing is to acknowledge what happened. Silence is worse than anything," Margulies told "Good Morning America." "People think, 'She'll be upset if I say something,' but it's actually the opposite.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:07:31 -0400
  • U.S. forces withdrawing from Syria into Iraq have no approval to stay -Iraqi military

    U.S. forces that crossed into Iraq from Syria only have approval to do so if they are later being transported out of the country, and they do not have permission to stay in Iraq, the Iraqi military said on Tuesday. "All U.S. forces that withdrew from Syria received approval to enter the Kurdistan Region so that they may be transported outside Iraq. There is no permission granted for these forces to stay inside Iraq," the military said in a statement.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:06:25 -0400
  • S.Korea says scrambled fighters after Russian warplanes violated air defence zone

    South Korea scrambled fighter jets after Russian warplanes entered South Korea's air space identification zone on Tuesday, the latest in a series of such violations, its military said. A total of six Russian military aircraft repeatedly entered the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) over a six-hour span starting 9:23 a.m. (0023 GMT), Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. "Our military urgently dispatched fighter jets to track and monitor the aircraft and broadcast warning messages," the JCS said in a statement.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:04:30 -0400
  • Biggest reveals and questions from the final 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Trailer

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    Its taken less than twelve parsecs, but fans dissecting the final trailer for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” are already blowing up the internet with emotional reactions and new theories about how the final story in the nine-film saga will end after 42-years. In this trailer at least, the late Carrie Fisher’s Leia Organa gets the last word. Director JJ Abrams collected unused footage of Fisher from “The Force Awakens” (and “The Last Jedi”, according to her brother Todd) in order to help bring Leia’s story to a respectful end in “The Rise of Skywalker”.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:04:00 -0400
  • Turkey replaces four more pro-Kurdish mayors as crackdown widens

    Turkey has replaced four mayors from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) with state officials, the offices of two provincial governors said on Tuesday, part of a widening crackdown on local councils controlled by the party. Ankara accuses the HDP of links to militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). It has now replaced a total of 12 mayors from the HDP on alleged links to terrorism since municipal elections in March.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:03:37 -0400
  • Macy's bans fur sales in move celebrated by animal rights activists

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    Macy’s has formally announced that it will stop selling fur by the end of the 2020 fiscal year in a move that comes less than two weeks after California became the first state to ban the sale of new fur products. The retail giant said that fur will no longer be sold across Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s private brands or from brand partners, according to a press release published on Monday. Macy’s private brands are already fur free so expanding this practice across all Macy’s, Inc. is the natural next step,” said Jeff Gennette, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc. in the press release.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:02:21 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Russian icebreaker makes accidental Mayday call during storm off Norway - Russian agency

    OSLO/MOSCOW, Oct 22 (Reuters) - A Russian icebreaking vessel with 33 people on board made a Mayday call during a storm off the coast of western Norway on Tuesday but Russian authorities said the distress signal had been issued by accident. Russia's sea and river transport agency said the ship had issued the Mayday call by accident and it was not in distress, TASS news agency reported. The distress signal was sent accidentally during an outage on some equipment during the storm," the Russian Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transportation was quoted as saying.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:00:54 -0400
  • As climate impacts hit, cities are still struggling to prepare, researchers warn

    More than two in three cities around the world already are noticing the effects of climate change, from more heatwaves to worsening flooding, but few have effective plans in place to deal with the threats, researchers warned Tuesday. Budget restrictions are a key reason cities say they are failing to act, particularly on serious long-term threats such as surging demand on public health systems as a shifting climate brings more heat risks and new disease threats, they said. “The scientific fact is that all cities are going to be affected in a severe way in the long term” by climate change, said Kyra Appleby, global director of cities, states and regions for CDP, a charity that runs a global disclosure project on environmental risks.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:00:01 -0400
  • FOREX-Euro steadies as dollar picks up gains on U.S., China trade deal optimism

    The euro was steady on Tuesday after rising to a two-month high in the previous session versus the dollar as traders waited for the British parliament to vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill as it will shine light on when and how Britain will exit the EU. The United Kingdom is expected to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, but the deal Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his European counterparts agreed last week has not been yet voted on in the Britain's parliament, which forced Johnson to request an extension to the leaving date from Brussels. The euro-dollar has been driven mostly by Brexit developments of late, as well as by trade disputes between the United States and China.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:55:01 -0400
  • Blackouts possible again as fire danger looms in California

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    Less than two weeks after blacking out much of Northern California, the state's largest utility is warning that dangerous fire weather could prompt it to shut off power to about a half-million people. Pacific Gas & Electric began notifying customers Monday that it could begin precautionary shutoffs to parts of 16 counties as early as Wednesday, mostly in the Sierra foothills and to the north of the San Francisco Bay Area. Any blackouts would last at least 48 hours, the utility said.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:54:45 -0400
  • Greece moves more migrants to mainland as arrivals increase

    Authorities in Greece moved more asylum-seekers to the mainland on Tuesday as part of a strategy to reduce the refugee population on outlying islands after an increase in arrivals in recent months. Some 697 migrants and refugees arrived in the port of Elefsina near Athens from the island of Samos, officials said. Greece is struggling with the biggest resurgence in refugee and migrant flows across the Aegean Sea from Turkey since 2015, when more than a million crossed into Europe, many of them via Greece.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:54:29 -0400
  • China's 2019 coal imports set to rise more than 10%: analysts

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    BEIJING/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - China, the world's top coal buyer, is on track to boost imports of the fuel by more than 10% this year, traders and analysts said on Tuesday, countering earlier expectations that shipments would be capped by Beijing at the same level as 2018. China's coal imports have already surged 9.5% in the first nine months of 2019 to 250.57 million tonnes, customs data shows, and at least 18.84 million tonnes of seaborne coal are due to arrive this month, according to vessel-tracking and port data compiled by Refinitiv. With China typically bringing in about 7 million tonnes more a month on trucks and trains from Mongolia and Russia, total volumes are likely to reach 276 million tonnes well before the end of the year.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:53:49 -0400
  • India, Pakistan set to sign pilgrim corridor pact amid Kashmir tension

    India and Pakistan are set to sign an agreement on Indian pilgrims visiting a Sikh shrine in Pakistan, rare cooperation between the nuclear-armed neighbours at a time of tension that has brought exchanges of fire on their disputed border. The pact will introduce visa-free access from India to the Pakistani town of Kartarpur, home to a temple that marks the site where the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, died. India's foreign ministry said in a statement late on Monday an understanding had been reached on most issues and India was prepared to sign the agreement on Wednesday.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:50:08 -0400
  • Euro zone government bond yields edge down before Brexit vote

    Euro zone government bonds edged down on Tuesday, before a vote in British parliament crucial to determining whether the UK can leave the EU in an orderly way at the end of the month. "It's too close to call whether there will be a majority," said DZ Bank rates strategist Daniel Lenz.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:48:27 -0400
  • 'When you're in a hole, stop digging': Clinton lawyer Greg Craig to President Trump

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    "When you're in a hole, stop digging," said Greg Craig, who served as assistant to the president and special counsel during the Clinton impeachment, directing his comments toward the president and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. House Democrats are currently charging forward with an impeachment probe into Trump after a whistleblower report revealed that Trump urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, during a July phone conversation.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:41:00 -0400
  • Italy's 2020 budget at risk of breaching EU fiscal rules - Commission

    The European Commission said Italy's draft budget for next year could be in breach of European Union fiscal rules and is seeking clarification from the Italian government by Wednesday, it said in a letter sent to Finance Minister Roberto Gualtieri. The letter, dated Oct. 22 and signed by economic commissioners Valdis Dombrovskis and Pierre Moscovici, said a preliminary assessment of the 2020 draft budget showed that it fell short of EU fiscal recommendations to reduce expenditure. "Italy's plan does not comply with the debt reduction benchmark in 2020," the letter said, in a warning that could pave the way for a sanctions procedure if Italy does not provide sufficient clarification or make changes to the planned budget.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:36:00 -0400
  • China stocks climb, as techs lend support

    China stocks recouped earlier losses to end higher on Tuesday, bolstered by tech firms as investors cheered their solid earnings as Beijing seeks to support the sector amid a bruising trade war. ** U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said efforts to end a U.S.-China trade war were going well. ** Meanwhile, China is seeking $2.4 billion in retaliatory sanctions against the United States for failing to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling in a case that highlights White House complaints about the global trade body.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:25:19 -0400
  • FTSE 100 muted as Reckitt slips to over 1-1/2 year low

    London's FTSE 100 was little changed on Tuesday as a forecast cut spurred a more than 5% drop in Durex condom maker Reckitt Benckiser, offsetting gains made by oil majors and miners. Reckitt fell to its lowest in more than one-and-a-half years after the company cut its sales view for the second time this year, leaving the blue-chip index nearly flat by 0707 GMT. The FTSE 250 was also largely unchanged in early trade, as investors looked to Westminster with reserved optimism for further clarity on the Brexit process.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:24:50 -0400
  • Australia's Chris the sheep, the world's woolliest, dies

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    An Australian sheep who made headlines in 2015 for the record-breaking weight of his fleece has died, according to the carers of the Merino named Chris. The animal, believed to be aged about 10, was found dead on Tuesday morning by his minders, having died of old age, said Kate Luke, co-founder and vice president of the Canberra-based Little Oak Sanctuary, a charity that shelters over 180 farm animals. Chris is known as the world record holder for having grown the heaviest fleece on record," the sanctuary said in a Facebook post.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:20:17 -0400
  • Fintech Revolut to launch in the U.S. by year-end with Mastercard deal

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    Digital banking app Revolut is set to begin issuing its cards in the United States by the end of this year via a partnership with payments company Mastercard Inc MA.N, the two companies said on Tuesday. The announcement follows a similar deal last month where Mastercard rival Visa Inc V.N partnered with Revolut as part of its global expansion plans. Revolut, one of the world's fastest-growing bank account providers, aims to undercut established players such as Bank of America BAC.N and JPMorgan Chase JPM.N on everything from foreign exchange to current accounts and remittances.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:12:47 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-China will keep door open to foreign investment, global industry despite trade tensions

    China will take steps to safeguard its interests, but won't close its door to foreign investment and the global industry despite trade frictions with the United States, a Chinese official said on Tuesday. Firms on the U.S. "entity list" are barred from buying U.S. parts and components without U.S. government approval due to national security concerns. "We will look at the trade friction between China and the United States with an open mind and a big heart," said Huang Libin, a spokesman for the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), although China will also closely monitor the U.S. entities list.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:09:36 -0400
  • Brexit hangs in the balance as PM Johnson faces crunch votes in parliament

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two pivotal Brexit votes in the British parliament on Tuesday that will decide if he can deliver on his pledge to lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union in just nine days time. As the clock ticks down to the latest Oct. 31 deadline for the United Kingdom's departure, Brexit is hanging in the balance as a divided parliament debates when, how and even whether it should happen. After he was forced by opponents into the humiliation of asking the EU for a delay that he had promised he would never ask for, Johnson is battling to ram legislation through the House of Commons that will enact his last-minute Brexit deal.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:03:10 -0400
  • CORRECTED-European shares dip after flood of earnings

    European shares inched lower on Tuesday as investors sifted through a mixed bag of corporate earnings and eyed latest developments on U.S.-China trade talks and Britain's progress towards some form of orderly departure from the European Union. Germany's DAX and Switzerland's SSMI both bucked the trend, with the latter helped by a 1% gain for drugmaker Novartis after it raised its 2019 targets and reported better-than-expected revenue. British household goods maker Reckitt Benckiser was moored to the bottom of the pan-European STOXX index with a 5% fall after it cut its full-year sales forecast for the second time this year.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:01:15 -0400
  • Air taxi startup Lilium expands production as prototype exceeds 100 km/h

    A prototype flying taxi has achieved speeds in excess of 100 km/h (62 mph), its German developer Lilium said on Tuesday, giving it confidence to expand production capacity ahead of a planned commercial launch in 2025. Munich-based Lilium is one of a clutch of startups working on battery-powered aircraft that can take off vertically, potentially sparing future travellers the hassle of an airport check-in or delays due to road traffic. Powered by 36 electric motors, the Lilium sports a fixed-wing design that its makers say will give it an efficiency and range advantage over more drone-like competitors, such as German rival Volocopter and Britain's Vertical Aerospace.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 03:01:00 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Spain set for further political stalemate, far-right rise -El Pais poll

    A general election in Spain next month is unlikely to break a political stalemate, as neither left-wing or right-wing parties are set to win a parliamentary majority, a poll of polls in El Pais newspaper predicted on Tuesday. The Socialist party of Pedro Sanchez, acting prime minister, failed to secure a majority at a vote in April. Projections showed Sanchez would gain three seats to reach 126, and even with support from the two much-smaller left wing parties, a Socialist-led alliance would fall short of the 176 needed for a majority, leaving it needing additional support from regional parties.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 02:56:30 -0400
  • Australia's Chris the sheep, the world's woolliest, dies

    An Australian sheep who made headlines in 2015 for the record-breaking weight of his fleece has died, according to the carers of the Merino named Chris. The animal, believed to be aged about 10, was found dead on Tuesday morning by his minders, having died of old age, said Kate Luke, co-founder and vice president of the Canberra-based Little Oak Sanctuary, a charity that shelters over 180 farm animals. Chris is known as the world record holder for having grown the heaviest fleece on record," the sanctuary said in a Facebook post.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 02:55:46 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Resurgent Quebec separatist party rattles Canada election, helps strip Trudeau of majority

    A Quebec separatist party that softened its demands for independence reaped the reward on Monday, mounting a remarkable comeback in Canada's election that helped deprive Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of a majority. The ruling Liberals went into the election seeking to add 10 seats to the 40 they held in Quebec. Surveys show support for Quebec independence is far below the levels it hit in 1995, when a referendum on breaking away from Canada only just failed.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 02:49:10 -0400
  • Canada's Trudeau wins 2nd term but loses majority

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    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada's national elections Monday, losing the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that tarnished his image as a liberal icon. Trudeau's Liberal party took the most seats in Parliament, giving it the best chance to form a government. It's not all owing to the leader," said Robert Bothwell, a professor of Canadian history and international relations at the University of Toronto.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 02:44:03 -0400
  • UBS, authorities eye client overcharges in Singapore and Hong Kong

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    UBS is working with relevant authorities to address inappropriate spreads it may have charged wealthy clients whose money was booked in Hong Kong and Singapore in debt securities transactions, it said in its third-quarter report on Tuesday. "UBS intends to reimburse affected customers on a basis agreed with the relevant authorities.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 02:29:48 -0400
  • Boy accused of setting deadly fire appears in court

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    Kyle Alwood allegedly set the April blaze that killed five relatives; his mother has since been hit with a gag order and is now hospitalized

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 02:19:06 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Uniqlo ad sparks protest, parody as S.Korea-Japan dispute flares

    A commercial by Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has stirred a consumer backlash in South Korea amid accusations that it mocks victims of wartime forced labour and brothel workers, reopening deep wounds from Japan's colonial past. A YouTube video created by a South Korean student parodying the ad has gone viral and protesters have targeted Uniqlo stores, demanding an apology from the company. Gaining more than 101,000 views in two days, the 19-second parody video posted on Saturday depicts a likeness of the Uniqlo TV commercial, which the company began airing this month in South Korea and other markets.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 02:13:08 -0400
  • The Latest: Conservative says it's Canada's govt in waiting

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    Conservative opposition leader Andrew Scheer says his party is Canada's government in waiting despite losing the election to Justin Trudeau's Liberals. Scheer says when Trudeau first won in 2015 he looked unstoppable, but he says Conservatives have now put Trudeau on notice.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 02:09:24 -0400
  • Resurgent Quebec separatist movement rattles Canada election, strips Trudeau of majority

    A Quebec separatist party that softened its demands for independence reaped the reward on Monday, mounting a remarkable comeback in Canada's election that deprived Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of a majority. The ruling Liberals went into the election seeking to add 10 seats to the 40 they held in Quebec. Surveys show support for Quebec independence is far below the levels it hit in 1995, when a referendum on breaking away from Canada only just failed.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 02:02:43 -0400
  • FOCUS-Diaper rush; conquering a $9 bln market no-one wants to talk about

    CHICAGO/TOKYO, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The time may not be far off when more adults need diapers than babies as the population grows older, potentially a huge opportunity for manufacturers of incontinence products - if they can lift the stigma that has long constrained sales. The market for adult diapers, disposable underwear and absorbent pads is growing fast, up 9% last year to $9 billion, having doubled in the last decade, according to Euromonitor. Companies are trying various methods to change attitudes, including making products more discreet, avoiding terms like diapers or nappies, and placing items in the personal care aisle, next to deodorants and menstrual pads, rather than in the baby products section.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 02:00:00 -0400
  • AMS posts third-quarter revenue jump, sees strong demand from Apple, others

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    Apple supplier AMS beat expectations with a 41% jump in third-quarter revenue on Tuesday and forecast further strong demand for its optical sensors from smartphone makers as it takes aim at a takeover of German lighting maker Osram . "AMS delivered even stronger results than expected and the outlook for the fourth-quarter also confirms the very solid business momentum not just with Apple but also the Android ecosystem," Vontobel analysts said in a note to clients. AMS's main revenue source is optical sensors and Apple, its top customer, uses the Austrian firm's 3D facial recognition technology in its latest iPhones.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 01:52:45 -0400
  • Spain set for further political stalemate, far-right rise -El Pais poll

    Further political stalemate beckons for Spain after a repeat election next month, with neither left-wing nor right-wing parties due to win a parliamentary majority, a poll of polls in El Pais newspaper predicted on Tuesday. Voters in the euro zone's fourth-largest economy will head to the polls for the second time this year on Nov. 10, after the Socialist party of Pedro Sanchez, acting prime minister, failed to secure a majority at a vote in April. Far-right party Vox, which secured its first parliamentary seats in the previous vote, would win 10 more to overtake left-wing Podemos and centre-right Ciudadanos as the third-largest parliamentary group, the survey said.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 01:50:04 -0400
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