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FOREX-Dollar catches breath after scaling 11-month peak as trade concerns brew
LONDON, June 20 (Reuters) - The dollar paused on Wednesday after hitting a 11-month high in the previous session as investors consolidated bets after a recent rally, though concerns over a widening trade dispute between the United States and China kept sentiment on edge.
Soccer-Africa showing few signs of making World Cup breakthrough
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, June 20 (Reuters) - Africa's much-awaited and coveted tilt at World Cup glory looks as far off as ever after a dismal round of opening fixtures for the continent's teams at the tournament in Russia.
Saudi struggles for Gulf oil producers' support ahead of OPEC meeting
VIENNA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is struggling to reach a unified position with fellow Gulf crude producers on the need to raise oil output, sources familiar with the talks said on Wednesday, adding to complications ahead of an OPEC meeting this week.
European shares post modest rebound as trade war fears linger on
LONDON (Reuters) - European shares opened higher on Wednesday but the modest rebound failed to erase the previous session's losses as investors' fears about the trade dispute between the U.S. and China linger on.
UPDATE 1-Saudi struggles for Gulf oil producers' support ahead of OPEC meeting
VIENNA, June 20 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is struggling to reach a unified position with fellow Gulf crude producers on the need to raise oil output, sources familiar with the talks said on Wednesday, adding to complications ahead of an OPEC meeting this week.
Israeli jets hit Gaza Hamas positions after militants fire rockets
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli jets struck 25 Islamist Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Wednesday after militants launched rockets and mortar shells at Israeli territory, the military said.
Eritrean leader welcomes "positive messages" from Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, June 20 (Reuters) - Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa's most intractable conflicts on Wednesday by describing recent peace overtures from arch-enemy Ethiopia as "positive messages."
Pets At Home bets on vets to break curse of British retail
LONDON (Reuters) - Toys R Us. Maplin. Mothercare. Carpetright. House of Fraser. Poundworld.
Signs bad for Messi's last chance to emulate Maradona
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Lionel Messi's 31st birthday this weekend is an ominous reminder Russia may be his last World Cup and final chance to emulate fellow Argentine great Diego Maradona in lifting the ultimate prize.
Nikkei rises in volatile trade helped by China stock gains
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose in volatile trade on Wednesday, helped by late short-covering following an earlier selloff and a broader recovery in regional sentiment as Chinese shares recovered from a rout in the previous session.
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