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Asian shares falter, dollar at 16-month peak on Europe, Brexit woes
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares stumbled on Tuesday after a rout in tech stocks inflicted a hefty sell-off on Wall Street, while the dollar hit a 16-month peak on safe haven bets amid political risks in Europe and acrimonious Sino-U.S. trade relations.
Japan's Aso: will meet U.S. VP Pence but not as part of economic dialogue
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said he was scheduled to meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday but that their meeting would not be part of the economic dialogue between the two countries.
EXCLUSIVE-Britain's Hunt sees prospect for Yemen talks, news on Khashoggi inquiry
RIYADH, Nov 13 (Reuters) - British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday said prospects for talks to end Yemen's 3-1/2-year-old war were "more real" after Saudi Arabia confirmed to him its willingness to evacuate 50 wounded Houthi fighters as a confidence-building measure.
White House to consider Commerce Department auto tariff recommendations: officials
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department has submitted draft recommendations to the White House on its investigation into whether to impose tariffs of up to 25 percent on imported cars and parts on national security grounds, two administration officials said.
Associate of close Trump adviser expects to be indicted by Mueller
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters) - An associate of Roger Stone, a longtime ally of U.S. President Donald Trump, expects to be indicted by the U.S. special counsel probing Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, he said on Monday.
FEATURE-Anger and anxiety in Taiwan as same-sex marriage vote nears
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Taiwan's top court sided with Chi Chia-wei last year in a ruling that should have paved the way for same-sex marriage to be legalized, the activist thought his three-decade struggle was finally over.
Gas to overtake coal as world's second largest energy source by 2030-IEA
LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Natural gas is expected to overtake coal as the world's second largest energy source after oil by 2030 due to a drive to cut air pollution and the rise in liquefied natural gas (LNG) use, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday,
U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin spoke with China Vice Premier Liu: WSJ
(Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has resumed discussions with China Vice Premier Liu He, with the two speaking by telephone on Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing sources.
Thai junta and Thaksin-backed populists face off before 2019 poll
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Battle lines are being drawn between Thailand's military government and the populist movement led by ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra as both sides attempt to outmaneuver the other before a general election due in 2019.
Canada's Trudeau says in talks with Pakistan over Asia Bibi
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday talks are underway with the Pakistani government over a Pakistani Christian woman whose acquittal on blasphemy charges against Islam last month sparked mass protests in the South Asian country.
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