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Trade tensions set for brighter U.S. corporate spotlight

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The potential for an intensifying trade dispute to undercut the U.S. stock market could become clearer next week when a host of multinational companies reports quarterly results that may provide a glimpse into the impact of those glob

World

North and South Korea make first call on hotline set up ahead of summit with Kim Jong-un

North and South Korea on Friday set up their first ever direct telephone hotline between their leaders, ahead of a historic summit next week that aims to resolve nuclear tensions with Pyongyang and bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.

World

Will there be a World War 3 and who would win WW3? How Russia and US tensions over Syria could spark global conflict

THE world is currently on high alert with tensions between the US and Russia over Syria boiling over. If you add North Korea’s nuclear ambitions into the mix, an all-out war could be on the cards – but who would win if World War 3 broke out? W

Travel

Is it safe to fly to Cyprus and are flights being cancelled? Latest travel and holiday news amid Syria tensions

A MISSILE alert warning was issued to pilots flying into and out of Cyprus and other countries near Syria last week. Air traffic control chiefs warned airlines they may be caught in military strikes as tensions mount between the US and Russia – with the

Asia

US grain ships diverted at sea hours after China imposes grain tariff

Five ships carrying tonnes of sorghum change course after Beijing imposes rule requiring 178% depositShips laden with more than 1.2m tonnes of US sorghum bound for China may have no where to go amid the ongoing trade tensions between Beijing and Washingto

World

Trade tensions are just one of the three biggest challenges for the global economy, IMF says

Tao Zhang, from the International Monetary Fund, discusses the three biggest challenges in the world economy.

Technology

Cramer points to 'China's ultimate weapon' in the trade war: Boycotts

Jim Cramer worries that boycotts against U.S. products in China could escalate tensions in the burgeoning trade war.

Business

Trade tensions with U.S. testing resolve of Chinese consumers

BEIJING (Reuters) - Guo Qingshan delights in riding his 400,000 yuan ($63,839) Harley-Davidson motorbike around Beijing's suburbs.

Football

Besiktas manager suffers cut head as tensions erupt in Fenerbahce cup derby

• Senol Gunes had stitches after objects thrown by Fenerbahce fans• Turkish Cup semi-final in Istanbul abandoned with score at 0-0The Turkish Cup semi-final between two of the country’s biggest teams was abandoned after the Besiktas manager was hit

Business

Exclusive: China looks to speed up chip plans as U.S. trade tensions boil - sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is looking to accelerate plans to develop its domestic semiconductor market amid a fierce trade stand-off with the United States and a U.S. ban on sales to Chinese phone maker ZTE that has underscored the country's reliance on im

Finance

Stocks rally for a second day as earnings season rolls on

Stocks rose for a second day Tuesday on better-than-expected earnings reports and as markets shrugged off the latest rise in US-China trade war tensions. The S&P 500 rallied nearly 1.25%, led by Netflix.  Here's the scoreboard:  Dow Jones In

World

Global Economic Policy Makers Gather Under Trade-War Cloud

Economic policy makers gathering in Washington are sticking to optimistic global growth forecasts in the face of growing risks, foremost being trade tensions that have unsettled financial markets.

Business

Europe to Follow U.S. Lead in Sharing Data to Fight Crime

The U.S. and the European Union are aligning rules to help crime-fighters access suspects’ emails, text messages, photos and other data, despite simmering trans-Atlantic tensions.

Politics

President Trump and Japan’s Shinzo Abe to Discuss North Korea and Trade Tariffs at Mar-a-Lago

Donald Trump will host Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago this week amid tensions over the president's planned meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un

Top News

China's economy hit the ground running in 2018

China's economy grew 6.8% in the first quarter of the year, shrugging off escalating trade tensions with the United States.

Business

Asia stocks edge up on easing Syria tensions; focus on earnings, China GDP

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asia stocks edged higher on Tuesday, tracking Wall Street gains as the focus shifted to corporate earnings and looming economic data from China amid signs Western-led strikes on Syria weren't likely to escalate.

Energy

Oil prices are likely to collapse later this year, Barclays forecasts

Geopolitical tensions will keep oil prices elevated for now, but they could be on track for a tumble, Barclays says.

World

US Marines are stationed in Norway to help deter Russia, and Norway may ask them to stay longer

(US Marine Corps photo by Sgt Patricia A. Morris) Norway is considering whether to ask the US to extend the deployment of Marines to the country. The US has already expressed interest in an extension, Norway's defense minister said in March. Marines in N

Business

President Trump hits out at Russian and Chinese currency devaluations

US President Donald Trump took a swing at the Russian and Chinese regimes on Twitter on Monday, in his latest public statement on rising trade tensions.

Travel

American Airlines resumes flights over Russia

American Airlines rerouted three flights out of more than 6,000 a day amid tensions between the U.S. and Russia.

Investing

After Missile Strikes, Market Appears To Settle Down As More Bank Results Loom

It looks like tensions on Wall Street related to geopolitics might have eased after the Friday missile strikes on Syria, but these tensions could still factor into trading. Bank earnings roll on this week, and many investors await Netflix after the close

World

Two-year Treasury yield hits a near 10-year high despite Syria tensions

The two-year Treasury yield hit its highest level in nearly a decade Monday morning.

World

U.S.-Russia Tensions Catch Up With Metals Tycoon Oleg Deripaska

Russian metals billionaire Oleg Deripaska profited from his proximity to President Vladimir Putin, but new U.S. sanctions make that relationship a liability.

World

Putin slams Syria airstrike but Russia's response is expected to be muted

The world is watching Russia for its reaction to Western missile strikes that were carried out on its ally Syria, but analysts predict Moscow's retaliation could be fairly limited despite rapidly escalating tensions.

World

Arab leaders gather to unify ranks in face of conflict, wars

An annual gathering of Arab leaders has opened in the eastern Saudi city of Dhahran as tensions with Iran and wars in Syria and Yemen threaten stability across the region.

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