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Superheroes and a king may set movie records for Disney this summer
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The final chapter in a decade-long superhero saga and the remake of a big-screen classic could topple box-office records during a summer movie season expected to be dominated by Walt Disney Co.
BOJ to paint bleak inflation outlook, keep policy steady
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan is expected to keep monetary policy steady on Thursday and predict that inflation will fall short of its 2 percent target for three more years, signaling that its massive stimulus will stay in place for the foreseeable future.
Two years and 448 pages later, some Mueller fans ask: was he tough enough?
WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) - Many left-leaning Americans regarded Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a paragon of courage and toughness, an unflinching prosecutor who would stop at nothing to ensure justice was served to President Donald Trump.
UPDATE 5-Trump vows to resist Democratic probes; 'We're fighting all the subpoenas'
WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to resist every subpoena from congressional Democrats investigating his administration, promising an all-out legal war and drawing complaints of unprecedented obstruction from Democrats.
UPDATE 1-Tennis-Jet lagged Azarenka ousts Zvonareva, Kvitova through to Stuttgart quarters
April 24 (Reuters) - Belarusian Victoria Azarenka made a winning return to Stuttgart with a 7-5 6-4 victory over Russia's Vera Zvonareva in what was an engrossing battle in the first round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix on Wednesday.
U.S. Justice staff seek Goldman guilty plea in 1MDB settlement: FT
(Reuters) - A U.S. government settlement with Goldman Sachs Group Inc over its role in the 1MDB corruption scandal should include a guilty plea at the parent company level, U.S. Department of Justice staff have recommended, according to a Financial Times report on Wednesday.
UPDATE 1-Facebook revenue jumps as U.S. privacy penalty looms
April 24 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc beat analysts' estimates for quarterly revenue on Wednesday, aided by growth in its Instagram business and a surge in advertising sales, while also setting aside up to $5 billion to cover anticipated official U.S. privacy penalties.
GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro falls on weak German business morale, stocks slip
NEW YORK, April 24 (Reuters) - The euro fell against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday after data showed a surprise deterioration in German business morale, raising fears of slowing global growth and weighing on a gauge of world equity markets, including Wall Street.
Iran's Zarif warns U.S. of 'consequences' over oil sanctions, offer prisoner swap
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States must be prepared for consequences if it tries to stop Iran from selling oil and using the Strait of Hormuz, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned on Wednesday, while also offering to negotiate prisoner swaps with Washington.
UPDATE 3-Iran's Zarif warns U.S. of 'consequences' over oil sanctions, offer prisoner swap
NEW YORK, April 24 (Reuters) - The United States must be prepared for consequences if it tries to stop Iran from selling oil and using the Strait of Hormuz, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned on Wednesday, while also offering to negotiate prisoner swaps with Washington.
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