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  • NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. Treasury yields retreated on Tuesday as trade tensions between China and the United States intensified after President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion of Chinese goods even as Beijing warned it would fight back. "This is an unexpected move and clearly an escalation in both trade war rhetoric and...

  • SAO PAULO, June 19- Latin American equities and currencies fell across the board on Tuesday, following Wall Street lower due to escalating trade tensions between the United States and China. Latin American stocks followed suit, with Mexico's benchmark IPC equities index falling 0.73 percent in morning trade, Chile's IPSA sliding 0.47 percent, and Colombia's...

  • MOSCOW— Russia has announced retaliatory measures in response to the U.S. move to impose tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin said a statement on Tuesday that Moscow has decided to apply retaliatory measures in line with the World Trade Organization's rules to compensate for damage incurred by the U.S. tariffs.

  • EDINBURGH/ LONDON, June 19- Scotland's highest court ruled against petrochemicals company INEOS on Tuesday, after it challenged a devolved Scottish government moratorium against fracking for oil and gas. INEOS, headed by billionaire founder Jim Ratcliffe, argued the Scottish government had imposed an unlawful ban on fracking in October 2017 and had sought a...

  • KIEV, June 19- Ukraine state oil and gas firm Naftogaz said on Tuesday a London court has granted its request to freeze the British assets of Russia's Gazprom, part of its efforts to enforce an earlier arbitration ruling from Sweden. But Naftogaz says Gazprom has not complied with the ruling, which obliged the Russian company to resume gas supplies to Ukraine at...

  • June 19- Sarepta Therapeutics Inc shares jumped 60 percent on Tuesday after the drugmaker reported promising results from an early-stage study testing its gene therapy in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. "I have been waiting my entire 49- year career to find a therapy that dramatically reduces CK levels and creates significant levels of...

  • BUDAPEST, June 19- The forint sharply rebounded from a 3- year low to the euro on Tuesday after the Hungarian central bank set a time frame for the first time for ending its six-year-old loose policy. It said the European Central Bank's decisions may have a significant influence on it, and dropped a reference to a goal to keep long-term debt yields relatively low, to...

  • LONDON, June 19- Britain said Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox had answered its remaining doubts about the independence of Sky News if it buys all of its parent Sky, paving the way for a takeover battle over the pay-TV group. Media Secretary Matt Hancock said Fox had secured a commitment from Disney to operate Sky News for 15 years rather than 10 years, an...

  • BUENOS AIRES, June 19- Argentina's peso slipped 0.6 percent to 27.75 per U.S. dollar on Tuesday, following a day of sharp gains as new central bank Governor Luis Caputo sought to stabilize the currency after losses of nearly 10 percent this month. A run on the peso has prompted Argentina to turn to the International Monetary Fund for financing.

  • June 19- Private equity firm Veritas Capital on Tuesday agreed to buy Cotiviti Holdings Inc in a $4.9 billion deal to expand its Verscend healthcare IT business. Cotiviti's shares were up 10.5 percent at $44.07 in morning trade, close to the offer price of $44.75 per share. Atlanta- based Cotiviti, which provides payment accuracy and analytics services to health...

  • DAKAR, June 19- Mali said on Tuesday that some of its soldiers were implicated in "gross violations" after the discovery of some mass graves in its troubled central region plagued by violence between security forces and Islamist militants. The statement from the Defence Ministry followed local media reports that 25 bodies had been found in mass graves after a...

  • DAKAR, June 19- Mali said on Tuesday that some of its soldiers were implicated in "gross violations" after the discovery of some mass graves in its troubled central region plagued by violence between security forces and Islamist militants. The statement from the Defence Ministry followed local media reports that 25 bodies had been found in mass graves after a...

  • BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, June 19- China accused the United States on Tuesday of "extreme pressure and blackmailing" and vowed to retaliate after U.S. China's commerce ministry said Beijing will fight back with "qualitative" and "quantitative" measures if the United States publishes an additional list of tariffs on Chinese goods. "The United States has initiated a...

  • June 19- Sarepta Therapeutics Inc reported promising results on Tuesday from an early-stage study testing its gene therapy in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, driving the company's shares up 60 percent.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on U.S.- China trade tensions:. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropped 2.8 percent and France's CAC 40 slipped 1.4 percent. The sell-off came after President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion in imports from China, and the Chinese government said it would retaliate.

  • PARIS, June 19- China Eastern has called for bids to supply 150 single-aisle jetliners like the Airbus A320 or Boeing 737 as Airbus seeks to revive a stalled plane deal with China, industry sources said. The Airbus talks come as France's prime minister embarks on an official trip to Beijing and as the United States threatens to impose new tariffs on Chinese goods.

  • *Names sales executive Abraham Schot as interim Audi boss. MUNICH, June 19- Volkswagen suspended Audi boss Rupert Stadler and announced an interim replacement on Tuesday, seeking to steady its most profitable business after German authorities arrested Stadler as part of an emissions probe. Audi said Stadler, 55, had requested to temporarily step down from his...

  • Verizon is pledging to stop sales through intermediaries of data that pinpoints the location of mobile phones to outside companies, the Associated Press has learned. After a thorough review of its program, Verizon notified LocationSmart and Zumigo, both privately held, that it intends to "terminate their ability to access and use our customers' location data...

  • OSLO, June 19- Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund's process to blacklist firms for producing too much greenhouse gases has taken longer than expected, but recent clarifications from its ethics watchdog could mean a decision is near, a top official told Reuters. Carbon emissions became a criteria for exclusion from the fund in 2016 and last year the Council on...

  • AP—— The Associated Press has learned that Verizon will end sales of phone-location data through intermediaries.