Trade worries stoke safety demand for yen, Swiss franc
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anxiety about a global trade war spurred demand on Monday for the Japanese yen and Swiss franc, while the euro remained under pressure due to a dispute in Germany's governing coalition and expectations the European Central Bank will hold interest rates steady into 2019.
Trump formally nominates U.S. CFPB director
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump formally nominated Kathleen Kraninger as Director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday, according to a White House statement.
Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2:30 PM ET on Monday, June 18
June 18 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2:30 PM ET on Monday:
EU antitrust regulators to rule on Blackstone's F&R deal by July 20
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators will decide by July 20 whether to clear U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group's
US$20 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Thomson Reuters' Financial and Risk (F&R) unit, a filing on the EU competition watchdog's website showed on Monday.
Turkish, U.S. units begin patrols near northern Syria's Manbij
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and U.S. soldiers have started independent patrols in northern Syria along the line separating Turkish-controlled areas from the town of Manbij where Ankara says Kurdish militia fighters are based, Turkey's military said on Monday.
UPDATE 2-Turkish, U.S. units begin patrols near northern Syria's Manbij
ANKARA, June 18 (Reuters) - Turkish and U.S. soldiers have started independent patrols in northern Syria along the line separating Turkish-controlled areas from the town of Manbij where Ankara says Kurdish militia fighters are based, Turkey's military said on Monday.
US federal oil output hits record in 2017, in boost for Trump energy agenda
June 18 (Reuters) - Oil production from U.S. federal lands and waters rose 7 percent last year to the highest in at least a decade, while natural gas output slipped, according to soon-to-be-published U.S. data - a partial win for the Trump administration as it tries to fire up energy production on public land.
Trump directs establishment of U.S. force to dominate space
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday said he was clearing the way for the United States to exercise extra-terrestrial dominance by establishing a new, sixth branch of the military that he dubbed a "space force."
Norway tests tiny electric plane, sees passenger flights by 2025
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway tested a two-seater electric plane on Monday and predicted a start to passenger flights by 2025 if new aviation technologies match a green shift that has made Norwegians the world's top buyers of electric cars.
U.N. chief amid U.S. immigration uproar: do not separate children from parents
NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Monday that refugee and migrant "children must not be traumatized by being separated from their parents" as U.S. President Donald Trump faces heavy pressure to stop such a policy at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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