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  • KHARTOUM, April 21- Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said on Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan $3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to the country's new military leaders after protests led to the ousting of president Omar al-Bashir. The aid comes amid wrangling between the Transitional Military Council and protesters and opposition groups...

  • *Investors, West and Russia wondering what he will do. KIEV, April 21- Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Sunday after exit polls showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had easily won enough votes to become the next president of a country at war. Zelenskiy, who plays a fictitious president in a popular TV series, is now...

  • KHARTOUM, April 21- Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said on Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan $3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to the country's new military leaders after protests led to the ousting of president Omar al-Bashir. But in a potential setback to efforts to form a new government, a coalition of protesters and opposition groups...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 21- Warner Bros. and New Line's "The Curse of La Llorona" ascended to the top of domestic box office charts, conjuring $26.5 million when it opened in 3,372 North American theaters. The decline in sales is likely because the rest of Hollywood avoided opening a big movie ahead of Disney and Marvel's "Avengers: Endgame," which is expected to crush...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK April 21- Risk-taking has been the rage since the Federal Reserve quit hiking interest rates at the end of last year. That rebounding mood on Wall Street may be welcomed by a president that has been demanding the Fed cut rates after markets fell sharply last year, and complaining that even pausing at the current level is the wrong call.

  • At stake is the leadership of a country on the frontline of the West's standoff with Russia following the 2014 Maidan street protests and the annexation of Crimea. Both men- who traded insults and accusations in a rowdy debate in a soccer stadium in Kiev on Friday- have pledged to keep Ukraine on a pro-Western course. Investors are seeking reassurances that...

  • Efforts to streamline operations and create surge capacity helped railway crews reroute the 50 to 60 daily trains that use the east-west main line that floodwaters severed for almost two weeks, Chief Executive Lance Fritz told Reuters. Net income at Union Pacific, which serves the Western two-thirds of the country, rose 6.2 percent to $1.4 billion, or $1.93 per...

  • *At least three attackers killed- Interior Ministry spokesman. *Taliban denies responsibility for the attack. KABUL, April 20- At least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, breaking months of relative calm in the capital and underlining the continued security threats despite efforts to open...

  • Theresa May, U.K. prime minister, with Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission during a news conference in Strasbourg, France, on Monday, March 11, 2019.

    There is a still a concern that Britain may leave the European Union without a deal to smooth the way, the bloc's chief executive said on Saturday.

  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media following a morning meeting with North Korean envoy Kim Yong-chol on nuclear disarmament on May 31, 2018 in New York City.

    "Nothing has changed. We'll continue to work to negotiate; still in charge of the team. President Trump's obviously in charge of the overall effort, but it'll be my team," Secratary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters in Washington.

  • **MANILA- Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Tadao talks to the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines on the bank's priorities for 2019 and economic outlook for Asia. MANILA- Asian Development Bank President Takehiko Tadao talks to the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines on the bank's priorities for 2019 and...

  • NEW YORK, April 19- The number of Americans who approve of President Donald Trump dropped by 3 percentage points to the lowest level of the year following the release of a special counsel report detailing Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll. The poll, conducted Thursday...

  • NEW YORK/ DUBAI, April 19- Qatar Investment Authority and private realty firm Crown Acquisitions said on Friday they were the unnamed investors in a deal with Vornado Realty Trust valued at $5.56 billion that involves a portfolio of prime New York retail properties. Vornado sold a non-controlling stake in its portfolio of properties along Fifth Avenue and...

  • CARACAS, April 19- Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Friday called on supporters to take to the streets on May 1 for what he called "the largest march in the history" of the South American country to keep the pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to leave power. Guaido, the head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly who in January invoked the...

  • NEW YORK, April 19- The number of Americans who approve of President Donald Trump dropped by 3 percentage points to the lowest level of the year following the release of a special counsel report detailing Russian interference in the last U.S. presidential election, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll. The poll, conducted Thursday...

  • April 19- Generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Friday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its generic nasal spray for opioid overdose, the health regulator said. This is the first approval of a generic naloxone nasal spray for use in a community setting by individuals without medical training, the FDA said...

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Friday it had determined that imports of wooden cabinets from China are harming American producers, keeping alive a trade investigation that could lead to tariffs on the products. If the Commerce Department determines the products are unfairly subsidized or dumped on the U.S. market, and the...

  • DUBAI, April 19- Qatar Investment Authority and private realty firm Crown Acquisitions have jointly bought a significant stake in a portfolio of prime New York retail properties owned by Vornado Realty Trust. The statement came after Vornado had announced on Thursday that it had sold a stake in a portfolio of New York properties along Fifth Avenue and...

  • PARIS, April 19- Climate activists blocked thousands of employees from entering the headquarters of French bank Societe Generale, state-run utility EDF and oil giant Total on Friday, environmental group Greenpeace said. Greenpeace said it was protesting against company links to the oil and gas industry, which it calls a driving force in global warming.

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said Friday it is recalling more than 320,000 Dodge Dart compact cars in North America that could roll away because of a defective part that could allow the shift cable to detach from the transmission. The Italian-American automaker said the recall covers 2013 through 2016 model year automatic transmission...