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Globalists buck U.S. index fund trend

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Volatility in U.S. equity markets this year is pushing investors not only to invest in stocks abroad, but also to commit their money to an even more foreign place: the hands of stockpickers rather than index funds.

Opinion: What stands between Bolton and blowing up the world?

News that John Bolton will be Donald Trump's third national security adviser in 13 months has caused much hand-wringing, wailing and rending of garments among Washington's foreign policy elite. And with some justification: Add Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and you have two ideological hawks who seem to prefer shooting first abroad and asking questions later.


U.S. asks China not to implement ban on foreign garbage

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States asked China on Friday not to implement a ban on imports of scrap materials, after the world's top scrap buyer abruptly shut the door to many types of waste, throwing the global recycling industry into turmoil.

US thwarts Iranian hacking scheme

The Trump administration alleged Friday that Iranian government-linked hackers broke into the accounts of roughly 8,000 professors at hundreds of US and foreign universities, as well as private companies and government entities, to steal massive amounts of data and intellectual property.

Bolton hits 'munchkin' for leaks

President Trump's incoming national security adviser, John Bolton, told Fox News that foreign leaders can't be open in conversation if "some munchkin in the Executive branch" is leaking talking points with the president.


Trump picks hardliner Bolton to replace McMaster as national security adviser

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump shook up his foreign policy team again on Thursday, replacing H.R. McMaster as national security adviser with John Bolton, a hawk who has advocated using military force against North Korea and Iran.

United States International Relations

News Analysis: With Bolton, Trump Creates a Hard-Line Foreign Policy Team

There is little in John R. Bolton’s past to indicate he has much time for the diplomatic process, where to get something the United States also gives something.


Goldman Sachs CEO says sovereign balance sheets look risky

BOSTON (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein said on Thursday sovereign country balance sheets look risky to him as deficits become a larger percentage of their gross domestic product.


Emboldened Turkey Pushes Deeper Into Syria, but Risks Abound

Turkey’s expanding campaign makes it one of the big players in the seven-year conflict, but that comes with all the hazards of embroilment in a foreign war.


China's oil futures: frazzle or dazzle for foreign traders?

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's crude oil futures, to be launched on Monday, will be a major step in Beijing's years-long push to win greater sway over oil pricing, but for western traders it will likely bring frustration as well as opportunity.


Turkey says will drive Kurdish YPG from Syrian border area if no deal with U.S.

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will drive the Kurdish YPG militia away from the Syrian border if it does not reach agreement with the United States on a plan to remove the group from Syria's Manbij region, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.

Trump's calls should be secret, but congratulating Putin is like praising boots when they crush ants

The revelation that President Donald Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his, um, hard fought re-election has set off a firestorm of criticism -- from a Twitter scolding by Sen. John McCain on the right to reproach by foreign policy experts connected to former Vice-President Joe Biden on the left.


U.S. lawmakers want China's Confucius Institutes to register as foreign agents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. Republican lawmakers said on Wednesday they want China's Confucius Institute cultural centers in the United States to register as foreign agents, and to require all U.S. universities to disclose major gifts from foreign sources.

Communist Party of China

China Gives Communist Party More Control Over Policy and Media

A blueprint lays out steps to enhance the party’s authority over films, TV and newspapers, as well as foreign affairs and economic policy, among other areas.


Senate committee urges action to prevent election hacking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just months before the country's next general election, U.S. senators said Russian cyber attacks on the voting system were unabated and called for urgent action and funding on Tuesday to help states battle foreign attempts to intervene in U.S. democracy.


Senate committee launches effort to prevent election hacking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday released its first draft recommendations on how to prevent foreign hacking of U.S. elections, calling on Congress to help states tighten security after spending more than a year investigating Russian attempts to target the voting system in the 2016 campaign.

Polish priest publicly wishes for Pope's quick death in homily

A Catholic priest from Poland is facing rebuke after calling Pope Francis a "foreign body" in the church and implying the Pope should pass away soon if his views on refugees and non-Christian beliefs don't change.


China's premier hopes trade war can be averted, pledges more open economy

BEIJING (Reuters) - Voicing hopes that Beijing and the United States could avoid a trade war, Premier Li Keqiang told the close of the annual parliament session that China would open its economy further, so that foreign and Chinese firms can compete on an equal footing.


WRAPUP 2-China's premier hopes trade war can be averted, pledges more open economy

* China's Li says foreign firms will compete on equal footing


Foreign insurers gain in China amid scrutiny of riskier local products

* Foreign insurers to hire up to 40 percent more sales agents


United Airlines image bruised after latest round of PR fiascos

NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines is struggling to repair its badly bruised public image after the death of a puppy onboard one of its flights reignited public debate about the airline's customer service failures.


Pompeo to face tough questions on North Korea, Iran: senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican who heads the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, will face tough questions on North Korea and Iran if he is to be confirmed in the role.


Britain wins fresh EU, NATO support over nerve attack

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain's foreign minister won further support from the European Union and NATO on Monday over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent as he denounced Moscow's denials of involvement as "increasingly absurd".


Russian denials of British attack 'increasingly absurd': Johnson

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain's foreign minister stepped up London's criticism of Moscow on Monday over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent in England, calling Russian denials of responsibility "increasingly absurd".


China's 'silver fox' foreign minister promoted

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi retained his job and was also promoted to a state councillor on Monday, meaning he now has the country's two top diplomat roles, in a vote of confidence for his strong defense of China's interests.


China promoting foreign minister as state councilor

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will retain his job and also be promoted to a state councilor, according to a list of nominations for posts for a government reshuffle announced on Monday.

UK diplomat cites proof that Russia stockpiled nerve agent

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says the United Kingdom has evidence Russia has been creating and stockpiling the nerve agent Novichok over the last decade.


Dovizioso wins MotoGP opener in Qatar

(Reuters) - Italian Andrea Dovizioso won MotoGP's season-opening Qatar Grand Prix for Ducati on Sunday after a thrilling duel down to the line with Honda's reigning champion Marc Marquez.


Republican senator expects Trump to pull out of Iran deal: CBS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he expects President Donald Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement in May.

Politics and Government

Britain Says It Has Proof Russia Stockpiled Lethal Nerve Agent

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Sunday that Russia has been researching military-grade nerve agents for use in assassinations. Russia denies it.


Britain accuses Russia of secretly stockpiling deadly nerve agent used in attack

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Sunday that Russia has been stockpiling the deadly nerve agent used to poison a Russian former double agent in England and has been investigating how such weapons can be used in assassinations.

United States International Relations

North Korea-Sweden Talks Focus on ‘Peaceful Solution’ to Nuclear Conflict

The Swedish and North Korean foreign ministers concluded three days of talks, discussions which may help facilitate a meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.


Sweden, North Korea talks end, may help pave way for Trump-Kim encounter

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - North Korean and Swedish foreign ministers ended three days of talks on Saturday on the security situation on the Korean peninsula which may help prepare the way for a planned meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.


China says resolutely opposed to new U.S. law on ties with Taiwan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry on Saturday expressed its "resolute opposition" after U.S. President Donald Trump signed legislation that encourages the United States to send senior officials to Taiwan to meet Taiwanese counterparts and vice versa.


Letter, with bullet, sent to Greek minister working on Macedonia name issue: police

ATHENS (Reuters) - A threatening letter containing a bullet has been sent to the Greek foreign minister, who is engaged in talks with Macedonia on a long-running name dispute, police said.


Russia summons British ambassador as it readies to expel diplomats

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry summoned Britain's ambassador to the country, Laurie Bristow, for a meeting on Saturday, Russian news agencies reported, citing an unidentified ministry source.

Russia retaliates, expels 23 UK diplomats

Russia's Foreign Ministry ordered the expulsion of 23 British diplomats from Russia on Saturday in a tit-for-tat response to Britain's decision to expel Russian envoys in connection with the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter on British soil.


Car bomb kills at least three in Afghan capital

KABUL (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least three people and wounded two in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday in an apparent attack on a foreign contractor company, officials said.


New European sanctions would affect nuclear deal: Iran official

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Any new European sanctions against Iran will have a direct effect on the nuclear deal struck between world powers and Tehran, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said Friday, according to state media.

United States Politics and Government

Trump’s Tariffs Set Off Storm of Lobbying

Corporations and foreign leaders are pressing to meet with White House officials and hiring lawyers and lobbyists to push for exemptions that could be worth billions of dollars in trade.

Politics and Government

Putin ‘Likely’ Ordered Russian Ex-Spy’s Poisoning, Britain Says

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made the remarks just hours before the police in London said they were treating the death of another Russian expatriate as a murder.

Bars and Nightclubs

A Bar Street Falls Quiet as Beijing Puts a Limit on Foreigners

Bars in the Chinese capital’s university district say they were told not to let in more than 10 foreigners at a time.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Readies Sweeping Tariffs and Investment Restrictions on China

Before the dust has settled on a plan to introduce sweeping tariffs on foreign metals, the White House is readying another major trade action.

Benson, Tom (1927- )

Tom Benson, Owner of the Saints and Pelicans, Dies at 90

A colorful self-made billionaire, Mr. Benson was alternately revered and reviled in New Orleans, where he reigned for four decades.


U.S. judge dismisses currency-rigging claims against big banks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit against 16 big banks by retail foreign currency investors who claimed they were indirectly harmed by a conspiracy to rig prices.


North Korean foreign minister visits Sweden amid summit speculation

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - North Korea's foreign minister landed in Sweden on Thursday for talks, prompting speculation that the two-day trip could lay the groundwork for a possible meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


Wary of China, Europe and Others Push Back on Foreign Takeovers

The move by countries in Europe, as well as Australia and Canada, comes against the backdrop of rising support for protectionist practices in the White House.


UPDATE 2-Russian, U.S. LNG heads for Europe as Asian prices weaken

(Adds detail on LNG trade economics, tightening Europe-Asia spread, cargo arrivals) By Oleg Vukmanovic LONDON, March 15 (Reuters) - Falling Asian gas prices are reigniting interest in northwest Europe as a liquefied natural gas (LNG) destination following winter shortages as Russia and the United States step up deliveries. Price swings prompted Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday to divert the first shipment from the new Cove Point export plant in the United States away from Asi


Rockslide kills one, hurts another beach camper in storm-hit Portugal

LISBON (Reuters) - At least one foreign tourist was killed and another seriously injured by a rockslide that hit their beach camp just off continental Europe's westernmost point in Portugal as a result of a violent storm, authorities said on Thursday.


Global brands brace for impact ahead of China's dreaded consumer day show

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, March 15 (Reuters) - Chinese and foreign firms are steeling themselves ahead of the country's annual consumer day TV show, which uncovers corporate bad behaviour and has a history of rattling major global brands in the world's No. 2 economy.

North Korean foreign minister heads to Sweden amid US summit speculation

North Korea's foreign minister is visiting Sweden Thursday and Friday, the Swedish government announced, in the first significant diplomatic move by Pyongyang since a momentous summit with the US was announced a week ago.


UK's Johnson says corrupt Putin allies may be targeted

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson suggested on Thursday that corrupt Russians who owe their wealth to their ties with President Vladimir Putin could be targeted by British police in retaliation for a nerve attack on a Russian ex-spy.


Tokyo bids farewell to 'trustworthy' Tillerson, Seoul awaits seasoned Pompeo

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan's foreign minister said on Wednesday he personally regretted the departure of "frank, trustworthy" U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ahead of a proposed summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


German bank body sees about 20 banks expanding in Germany after Brexit

FRANKFURT, March 14 (Reuters) - Germany's association of foreign banks expects about 20 banks to expand their presence in Germany as a result of Britain's decision to leave the European Union, it said.


Tokyo farewells 'trustworthy' Tillerson, Seoul awaits seasoned Pompeo

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan's foreign minister said on Wednesday he personally regretted the departure of "frank, trustworthy" U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ahead of a proposed summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Tillerson, Rex W

In Replacing Tillerson With Pompeo, Trump Turns to Loyalists Who Reflect ‘America First’ Views

Mr. Tillerson’s dismissal pulls the White House even further out of the economic and foreign policy mainstream and closer to the nationalist ideas that animated Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign.

Talented people won't work for a boss like Trump

President Donald Trump has ousted another senior Cabinet official, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The two men had apparently rarely seen eye to eye on foreign policy, so while the firing isn't shocking, the timing is.


Greens fear climate backslide with Pompeo as top U.S. diplomat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several green groups criticized the Trump administration's choice on Tuesday of CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, saying his past skeptical comments about global warming show he is less suited to run U.S. foreign policy about climate change than the former Exxon Mobil CEO.

United States Politics and Government

News Analysis: Under Pompeo, a Foreign Policy That Fits the President’s Worldview

The man who would become secretary of state opposes the nuclear deal with Iran and doubts North Korea will give up its nuclear arsenal through negotiations.


Under pressure, France toughens talk on Turkish Syria operation

PARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign minister said on Tuesday that Turkey's operation against Kurdish militants in the Afrin region was not justified, the strongest language yet from Paris regarding its NATO ally's intervention in Syria.

Senate sets Pompeo confirmation hearing for April

Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement that Mike Pompeo's confirmation hearing for secretary of state will be in April, but didn't specify a specific date.


Switzerland faces law change call to return 1MDB profits to Malaysia

BERN (Reuters) - Swiss lawmakers are pushing the government to amend the law on how to handle ill-gotten bank profits seized by authorities and pave the way to return more than $100 million linked to scandal-hit sovereign fund 1MDB to the Malaysian people.

Politics and Government

Russia Dismisses U.K.’s Accusation Over Spy’s Poisoning

Hours after London said it was “highly likely” that Moscow was behind the nerve-agent attack, Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov called that “nonsense.”


China says eastern Europe summits have been very successful

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is in close preparatory talks ahead of a summit with eastern European nations scheduled in Bulgaria this year, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday, adding that he had not heard the annual event could be pared back.


GM Korea asks for plant site to be designated foreign investment zone

SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motor on Tuesday asked South Korea to designate its factory site in the city of Bupyeong as a foreign investment zone to be eligible for corporate tax benefits, an official at Incheon Metropolitan City told Reuters.

Opinion: Overseas killings are in Russia's DNA

The attempted murder last week in the United Kingdom of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal by means of a nerve agent immediately called to mind the fatal poisoning of another former officer of the Russian security services, Alexander Litvinenko, victim of a polonium attack in London in 2006. The Russian government denies any involvement, of course, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed outrage that anyone would suggest otherwise.


Russia: British threats to boycott World Cup over spy attack hurt ties, sport - Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Monday British threats to boycott the 2018 soccer World Cup over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in England would damage ties with Moscow and hurt world sport, Interfax news agency reported.


Norway wealth fund and AXA to sell French office property

OSLO, March 12 (Reuters) - Norway's sovereign wealth fund and AXA have signed a deal to sell their a jointly-owned office property in the French city of Meudon, the fund's real estate unit said in a statement on Monday.


MIDEAST STOCKS-QNB's leap lifts Qatar in early trade, most of region strong

DUBAI, March 12 (Reuters) - Qatar's stock market rose sharply in early trade on Monday because of a jump by Qatar National Bank, after the bank said it would raise its ceiling for foreign ownership. Most other Gulf bourses were also firm.


MIDEAST STOCKS-Foreign fund hopes boost Saudi, Emirates NBD soars in Dubai

* Foreign investors bought net $115 million last week -exchange


UK says to respond appropriately if foreign state poisoned ex-spy

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will respond "appropriately" if a foreign state is found to have been involved in the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England a week ago, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday.


Bolivians unfurl massive flag in support for sea access claim

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia unfurled a nearly 200-km long (124 miles) bright blue flag on Saturday in a show of support for the landlocked country's bid to regain sovereign access to the sea.


Philippines slams U.N. rights chief for 'disrespectful' remarks about Duterte

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine foreign minister hit back on Saturday at the United Nations' human rights chief for issuing "irresponsible and disrespectful" comments about President Rodrigo Duterte, warning that such remarks could set a dangerous precedent.


Sri Lankan police ask who promoted violence against Muslims

KANDY/COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lankan police said on Friday they were investigating whether 10 suspected ringleaders of a wave of attacks on Muslims by Sinhalese Buddhists had outside funding or foreign help.


German government takes shape as SPD names ministers

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats on Friday named two seasoned pro-European politicians to key posts in a new government, with Hamburg Mayor Olaf Scholz to become finance minister in Europe's largest economy and Heiko Maas becoming foreign minister.


UPDATE 2-Broadcom promises on security, Qualcomm revamps board

March 9 (Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd has promised not to sell critical national security assets to foreign buyers if its deal to buy chipmaker Qualcomm Inc is approved, another effort by the Singapore-based firm to appease U.S. security concerns.

United States International Relations

Opinion: Donald Trump’s Thoroughly American Foreign Policy

The president isn’t breaking with tradition. He’s exhibiting all of his country’s worst instincts.


Broadcom promises on security, Qualcomm revamps board

(Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd has promised not to sell critical national security assets to foreign buyers if its deal to buy chipmaker Qualcomm Inc is approved, another effort by the Singapore-based firm to appease U.S. security concerns.


Tesla chief Musk says China trade rules uneven, asks Trump for help

WASHINGTON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk took to Twitter on Thursday to call on U.S. President Donald Trump to challenge China's auto trade rules, which limit foreign ownership of Chinese ventures and impose steep tariffs on imported cars.

Trump, Donald J

Trump Authorizes Tariffs in Defiance of Allies at Home and Abroad

The president raises levies on foreign steel and aluminum in hopes of reviving fading domestic industries. But imports from Mexico and Canada will be spared for now.


Russia seeks military cooperation, diamond, platinum projects in Zimbabwe

HARARE (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday his country was pursuing military cooperation with Zimbabwe and looking at opportunities in the diamond sector as well as fully implementing a $3 billion joint platinum project near Harare.


U.S. State Dept approves $467 million in military sales to Qatar and UAE

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department approved a total of $467 million worth of potential foreign military sales to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, the Pentagon said in separate approval notices on Thursday.


Africa should avoid forfeiting sovereignty to China over loans: Tillerson

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday that African countries should be careful not to forfeit their sovereignty when they accept loans from China, the continent's biggest trading partner.


Iran's Khamenei says won't negotiate with West over regional presence

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran will not negotiate with the West over its presence in the Middle East, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, days after the visiting French foreign minister sought to discuss Tehran's role in regional conflicts.


Norway's wealth fund may expand emissions blacklist to more companies

OSLO (Reuters) - The ethics watchdog for Norway's $1-trillion sovereign wealth may blacklist more companies that produce too much greenhouse gas by scrutinizing more industry sectors, including shipping and power.


China says no 'backroom deals' in new Silk Road initiative

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's huge Belt and Road initiative to build a new Silk Road will respect global rules and be free of "backroom deals", the foreign minister said on Thursday, defending a key policy of President Xi Jinping's.


China warns of 'necessary response' in event of trade war with U.S.

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will respond as necessary in the event of a trade war with the United States, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday, while warning that such a war would only harm all sides.


China says resolve to protect peace, stability in South China Sea unshakeable

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's resolve to protect peace and stability in the South China Sea is unshakeable, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday.


Exclusive: Japan's new advanced fighter may be based on existing foreign design - sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is seeking proposals for a new advanced jet fighter based on an existing Western aircraft and wants American and British cooperation to help kick-start development of the project, which is estimated to cost around $40 billion, three sources said.


Foreign banks carved out of Senate regulatory relief bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Foreign banks have been excluded from a key provision relaxing oversight of small and mid-sized lenders under a modified version of a U.S. Senate bill that aims to ease rules introduced following the 2007-2009 global financial crisis.


Foreign banks carved out of U.S. Senate regulatory relief bill

WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) - Foreign banks have been excluded from a key provision relaxing oversight of small and mid-sized lenders under a modified version of a U.S. Senate bill that aims to ease rules introduced following the 2007-2009 global financial crisis.


AR startup Magic Leap raises $461 million from Saudi Arabia fund

(Reuters) - Magic Leap, a secretive startup working in the augmented reality space, said on Wednesday it raised $461 million in its latest funding round, led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's sovereign investment arm.


AR startup Magic Leap raises $461 mln from Saudi Arabia fund

March 7 (Reuters) - Magic Leap, a secretive startup working in the augmented reality space, said on Wednesday it raised $461 million in its latest funding round, led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's sovereign investment arm.


Sovereign investors to cut U.S. exposure, eye trade wars: survey

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of sovereign investors planning to underweight U.S. assets in the next 12 months has jumped to 43 percent, a survey showed, with almost a third citing trade wars and...


Sovereign investors to cut U.S. exposure, eye trade wars -survey

LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) - The number of sovereign investors planning to underweight U.S. assets in the next 12 months has jumped to 43 percent, a survey showed, with almost a third citing trade wars and increased protectionism as the biggest tail risk.


Kushner to visit Mexico following latest Trump tirades

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, will visit Mexico on Wednesday and meet President Enrique Pena Nieto, the Mexican foreign ministry said, after a ratcheting up of tensions over trade and plans for a border wall.


Venezuela to sell petro cryptocurrency via Dicom forex system

CARACAS (Reuters) - The Venezuela government will start auctioning its new petro cryptocurrency to private companies via its Dicom foreign exchange platform in a few weeks, Vice President Tareck El Aissami said on Tuesday.


Skirting Saudi arms sales, France says Iran has 'lots' of weapons in Yemen

PARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign minister on Tuesday sidestepped questions on whether his country should end weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates because they were being used in Yemen, saying that Iran also had "lots" of weapons there.

Foreign Investments

U.S. Calls Broadcom’s Bid for Qualcomm a National Security Risk

The move by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States complicates an already contentious deal.


Germany will look into Turkey's request to extradite Kurdish leader: minister

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German Justice Ministry will examine Turkey's request for the extradition of Syrian Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim and make a decision based on constitutional principles, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday.