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Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; Assad vows to fight on

MUNICH/AMMAN (Reuters) - Major powers agreed on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia pressed on with bombing in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, who vowed to fight until he regained full control of the country. Read More

 

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Young blacks more open to Bernie Sanders' White House bid

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (Reuters) - If Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders has a chance of drawing African-American voters away from rival Hillary Clinton in South Carolina's presidential nominating contest on Feb. 27, his best opportunity will be among the young. More »

 

Apple to launch new iPhone, iPad in March: 9to5mac

(Reuters) - Apple Inc is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology blog 9to5Mac reported, citing sources. More »

 

U.S., UK likely to charge multiple banks in Libor rigging: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American and British regulators are likely to charge several banks with rigging interest rates, including Citigroup, the third-largest U.S. bank, and London-based HSBC Holdings, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. More »

 

Congress passes tougher North Korea sanctions, sends bill to Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation on Friday broadening sanctions to punish North Korea for its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber crimes, and sent the measure to President Barack Obama to sign into law. More »

 

Zika link to birth defects could be proven within weeks: WHO

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The suspected link between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, the birth defect microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, could be confirmed within weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. More »

 

Strong U.S. consumer spending counters recession fears

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending regained momentum in January as households ramped up purchases of a variety of goods, in a hopeful sign that economic growth was picking up after slowing to a crawl at the end of 2015. More »

 

Michigan warning on Flint Legionnaires' outbreak came late

DETROIT (Reuters) - State officials knew about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and its suspected link to water system issues in impoverished Flint, Michigan, at least 10 months before a public announcement was made, documents released on Friday showed. More »

 

Exclusive: Immigrants arrested in U.S. raids say were misled on right to counsel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration authorities violated their own rules by telling some of the 121 Central American women and children they arrested in raids last month that they had no legal recourse to dispute their deportations, according to several of the women and their lawyers. More »

 

Tougher lending standards pose risk to outlook for Fed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A recent tightening of credit for U.S. companies is threatening to undermine economic growth, making it less likely the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates anytime soon. More »

 

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