Russia calls new U.S. sanctions groundless, pledges response

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions introduced over alleged hacking and illegal oil products supply to North Korea were groundless, promising a response from Moscow. FILE PHOTO: Finnish President Sauli Niinisto (not in picture) meets Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov at the President’s Official Residence Mantyniemi, […]

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How Brexit could smash the British pound a second time

Brexit has already slammed the pound once. It could happen again. The currency would be put under severe pressure if Britain crashes out of the European Union next year without striking a deal on trade, according to analysts. “The day after the UK voted for Brexit, the pound suffered the biggest single day loss for a G10 currency in recorded […]

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Factbox: Tributes laud Annan as man of peace and champion of rights

ACCRA/GENEVA (Reuters) – Leaders around the world paid tribute to former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan, who died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday aged 80. FILE PHOTO – Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan displays a AK47 gun transformed to a guitar at Vienna’s U.N. headquarters September 11, […]

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Tributes laud Annan as man of peace and champion of rights

ACCRA/GENEVA (Reuters) – Tributes have been paid from across the world to former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan, who died in hospital in Bern, Switzerland, in the early hours of Saturday aged 80. FILE PHOTO – Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan displays a AK47 gun transformed to a guitar at Vienna’s U.N. headquarters […]

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Turkey is not in a crisis, will fight ‘economic war’, Erdogan says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The Turkish economy is not in a crisis or going bankrupt and the fluctuations in the foreign exchange rate are the ‘missiles’ of an economic war waged against Turkey, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Turkish Lira banknotes are seen in this October 10, 2017 picture illustration. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/Illustration/File PhotoSpeaking at a provincial meeting of […]

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