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UPDATE 4-Battle for GKN heats up as Melrose, Dana sweeten deals
LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) - The battle for British engineering company GKN intensified on Monday, with both Melrose and Dana sweetening their proposals before a March 29 takeover deadline.
Large U.S. retailers urge Trump not to hit China with tariffs
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several large U.S. retail companies, including Wal-Mart Inc, Target Corp, Best Buy Co Inc and Macy's Inc, on Monday sent President Donald Trump a letter urging him not to impose massive tariffs on goods imported from China.
UPDATE 2-U.S., S.Korea, Japan security advisers meet on N.Korean summits -Seoul
SEOUL, March 19 (Reuters) - The national security advisers of the United States, South Korea and Japan met over the weekend to discuss North Korea and the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Monday.
UPDATE 3-Israel accuses French consulate driver of smuggling guns to Palestinians
JERUSALEM, March 19 (Reuters) - Israeli prosecutors charged a French consular driver on Monday with using a diplomatic car to elude border inspections and spirit guns from the Islamist-ruled Gaza Strip to the Israeli-occupied West Bank on behalf of a Palestinian smuggling ring.
Soccer - 'Outrageous' Ronaldo has Messi in his sights
MADRID (Reuters) - After an uncharacteristically slow start to the season which provoked questions about his longevity, Cristiano Ronaldo has roared back to life with a torrent of goals and now has La Liga's top scorer award in his sights.
Global regulators to work on test bed for fintechs
LONDON (Reuters) - Regulators from across the world start work this week on a blueprint for a global "sandbox" or testing bed for new financial technology applications, Britain's Financial Conduct Authority said on Monday.
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Moscow seeks no arms race, wants to resolve disputes - Putin
MOSCOW, March 19 (Reuters) - Russia has no desire for a new arms race and will do everything it can to resolve differences with other countries, while defending its national interests, President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.
GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks on longest slide since November as Fed caution hits
LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) - Share markets were stuck on their worst run since November on Monday, as caution gripped traders in a week in which the Federal Reserve is likely to raise U.S. interest rates and perhaps signal as many as three more lie in store this year.
KPMG says of Brexit transition: businesses need legal certainty
LONDON (Reuters) - The Brexit transition deal agreed with the European Union will make little difference to business leaders as they need legal certainty and will continue to plan for a no deal scenario until they get it, said James Stewart, KPMG's head of Brexit.
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