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Italian PM Conte denounces Salvini for toppling government

31 min ago
Italy's prime minister accused his interior minister, right-wing politician Matteo Salvini, on Tuesday of trying to drag down the ruling coalition for personal and political gain, putting the nation at risk of financial instability.
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Britain to 'unshackle' officials from most EU meetings ahead of Brexit

38 min 46 sec ago
Britain will "unshackle" its officials from most European Union meetings so they can focus on Brexit, reducing attendance by up to half, the Brexit ministry said on Tuesday.
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Pompeo: 'No mixed messages' from U.S. on Huawei

40 min 34 sec ago
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday the United States was not sending "mixed messages" on Huawei Technologies and he does not believe a U.S. blacklist of the Chinese telecommunications giant will block a trade deal with Beijing.
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U.S. oil firms challenge pipeline surcharge for steel tariff: filing

41 min 33 sec ago
Two U.S. shale producers have challenged an energy pipeline operator's proposed surcharge for the Trump administration's 25% tariff on imported steel, raising the stakes for pipeline builders facing higher construction costs.
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Italy welcomes Spain's decision to send navy for Open Arms migrants

45 min 23 sec ago
Italy's Transport Minister has welcomed Spain's decision to send its navy to pick up migrants on board the Open Arms charity ship and take them to Spanish shores.
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Wall St. opens slightly lower; Home Depot caps losses

55 min 27 sec ago
U.S. stocks opened slightly lower on Tuesday, after three straight session of gains, but upbeat earnings from Dow Industrial component Home Depot limited losses.
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Explainer: A guide to the Brexit backstop, and why there's a UK-EU standoff

1 hour 1 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made a fresh push to drop the so-called Irish backstop from the Brexit deal, renewing a demand the EU has repeatedly rejected.
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Ireland disappointed with Johnson's opening Brexit bid: foreign minister

1 hour 14 min ago
Ireland expressed disappointment on Tuesday at a demand from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the Brexit backstop insurance policy for the Irish border be replaced with a pledge.
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Spain sending navy ship to bring Open Arms migrants to Spain

1 hour 25 min ago
The Spanish government said on Tuesday it was sending a navy ship to the Italian island of Lampedusa to escort the Open Arms rescue ship to Spain, in a bid to bring an end to an ordeal that has seen migrants stranded in the Mediterranean for 19 days.
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UK PM Johnson digs in on need to change Brexit deal after EU rebuttal

1 hour 27 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to reopen the deal to leave the European Union and to replace the Irish border backstop, his office said on Tuesday, stressing the need for a renegotiation even though the EU said a new deal was not possible.
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Three more women sue Epstein's estate over alleged abuse

1 hour 30 min ago
Three more women on Tuesday sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, saying they were recruited to provide massages for the financier and then sexually abused.
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Italy's Di Maio signals imminent end of government, thanks Conte

1 hour 32 min ago
Luigi Di Maio, head of the ruling 5-Star Movement, signaled the imminent demise of Italy's coalition government on Tuesday by thanking Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte for his time in office.
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U.S. Steel plans to lay off hundreds of workers in Michigan

1 hour 59 min ago
United States Steel Corp will temporarily lay off hundreds of workers at its Great Lakes facility in Michigan in coming weeks, according to a filing the steelmaker made with the State of Michigan.
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Some Russian radiation sensors back online: global network operator

2 hours 9 min ago
The radioactive-particle sensors of at least one of the stations in Russia that went offline after a mysterious blast in the country's far north are transmitting again, the operator of the global network to which they belong said on Tuesday.
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Exclusive: EU contests Johnson letter, says backstop only way to keep Irish border open - document

2 hours 29 min ago
The European Union "contests" British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for the Brexit backstop to be dropped and regrets his bid to scrap a "necessary, legally operative solution" to avoid erecting an Irish border, a document seen by Reuters says.
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Global stocks inch higher as stimulus hopes spur tentative rebound

2 hours 36 min ago
Stock markets edged higher on Tuesday as investors welcomed signs that more monetary and fiscal stimulus was on its way, hoping more easing would help stave off a major global economic downturn.
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Ghana cashes in on slave heritage tourism

2 hours 39 min ago
In a clearing at the turnoff to Assin Manso, a billboard depicts two African slaves in loincloths, their arms and legs in chains. Beside them are the words, "Never Again!"
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U.S. yield curve: Invert, steepen, repeat

2 hours 55 min ago
A swift steepening of the U.S. 2-year/10-year yield curve after it inverted last week may have given investors hope that the United States can escape recession. They should probably take a breath.
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Inverted what? Searches for obscure financial term spike on Google

2 hours 55 min ago
Searches on Google for "inverted yield curve" have spiked after the unusual bond market phenomenon presented itself last week for the first time in over 12 years and helped tank Wall Street amid chatter that an economic downturn was imminent.
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Elanco to become No.2 in animal health with $7.6 billion Bayer deal

3 hours 1 min ago
Elanco Animal Health agreed to buy Bayer's veterinary drugs unit on Tuesday in a cash and stock deal valued at $7.6 billion, creating the second largest animal health business and expanding Elanco's reach online.
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