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  • "Ambassador Lighthizer, Secretary Ross, Mick Mulvaney, and Peter Navarro will join the President in person at Mar-a-Lago and Secretary Mnuchin, Pat Cipilone, Larry Kudlow, Kevin Hassett, Derek Lyons and Clete Willems will join by phone," Sanders said.

  • PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL MEET WITH MEMBERS OF HIS TRADE TEAM AND RECEIVE AN UPDATE ON THE ONGOING TALKS WITH CHINA- SPOKESPERSON.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 16- A Russian court on Saturday ordered Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms accused of fraud, to be kept in custody until April 13. Calvey, a senior partner at Baring Vostok and among Russia's most prominent investors, was detained on Thursday along with other executives after investigators accused them of...

  • ABUJA, Feb 16- Nigeria's presidential election was delayed by a week due to delays in transporting electoral material and was not a result of external pressure, the chairman of the electoral commission said on Saturday. Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, said some sensitive election material had been distributed but all had...

  • *Kim to arrive in Vietnam on Feb. 25 ahead of summit. HANOI, Feb 16- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will arrive in Vietnam on Feb. 25 ahead of a planned second summit with U.S. Trump and Kim are due to meet in Hanoi on Feb. 27 and 28 following their historic first meeting last June in Singapore.

  • HANOI, Feb 16- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will arrive in Vietnam on Feb. 25 ahead of a planned second summit with U.S. Kim Jong Un will meet with Vietnamese officials when he arrives in Hanoi, said the sources, who requested anonymity citing the sensitivity and secrecy surrounding the movements of the North Korean leader. Vietnam's president and general...

  • RUSSIAN COURT ORDERS BARING VOSTOK'S MICHAEL CALVEY TO BE KEPT IN CUSTODY UNTIL APRIL 13.

  • MOSCOW, Feb 16- Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms, told a Russian court on Saturday he would cooperate with an investigation into alleged financial misconduct and comply with terms if put under house arrest. The alleged share scam occurred in 2017 and involved Vostochny Bank, a small lender in which Baring Vostok has a...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 16- Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia's biggest private equity firms, told a Russian court on Saturday he would cooperate with an investigation into alleged financial misconduct and comply with terms if put under house arrest. Calvey, a senior partner at Baring Vostok, was detained on Thursday along with some other executives after...

  • BARING VOSTOK'S FOUNDER MICHAEL CALVEY TELLS RUSSIAN COURT HE IS READY TO COOPERATE WITH INVESTIGATION, PLEDGES TO MEET REQUIREMENTS OF HOUSE ARREST.

  • BASRA, Iraq, Feb 16- Iraq has lowered production at its giant Majnoon oilfield to 104,000 barrels per day this month from 220,000 bpd in January, in line with an OPEC supply agreement, a senior oil ministry source told Reuters on Saturday.

  • MUNICH, Feb 16- The European Union must recognize Venezuelan congress leader Juan Guaido as the president of the South American country, U.S. In a speech at the Munich Security Conference, Pence said Guaido, who has declared himself interim leader and has won U.S. and international support to replace Nicolas Maduro, deserved that "the rest of the world" recognize...

  • CULLINAN, South Africa, Feb 14- The owner of one of the world's most famous diamond mines could be about a decade away from clearing its multi-million-dollar debts, in a sign of the struggles facing an industry assailed by synthetic rivals and uncertain demand. The London- listed miner, which acquired Cullinan from industry leader De Beers, borrowed heavily to...

  • YOLA, Nigeria Feb 16- Nigerian opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar on Saturday appealed to voters to be patient following the postponement of a presidential election by a week. Atiku told reporters at his residence that he was shocked by the electoral commission's decision to delay the vote until Feb. 23. "I'm appealing to Nigerians to please come out and vote...

  • NIGERIA OPPOSITION CANDIDATE ATIKU ABUBAKAR APPEALS TO NIGERIANS TO BE PATIENT FOLLOWING ELECTION POSTPONEMENT.

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 16- China should encourage its banks to support smaller, private firms in the real economy, rather than forced lending or policies such as quantitative easing, a state newspaper quoted a central bank official as saying on Saturday. "The central bank doesn't wish to use administrative methods to require banks," Sun Guofeng, head of the monetary policy...

  • BUDAPEST, Feb 16- National Bank of Hungary Deputy Governor Marton Nagy has welcomed an upgrade of the country's debt rating, saying it supported the central bank's monetary policy via lower risk premiums. Standard and Poor's upgraded Hungary's rating on Friday citing solid economic growth and a downward debt path. Nagy said in a statement late on Friday the...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 16- Chinese conglomerate HNA has cut its stake in Deutsche Bank to 6.3 percent, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. That marks a reduction from 7.64 percent of voting rights reported in the most recent filing in Germany. A spokesman for HNA in Germany declined to comment.

  • PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 16- Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is likely to meet Afghan Taliban representatives during his visit to Pakistan starting on Sunday, Pakistani government sources said, part of efforts to broker an end to Afghanistan's 17- year-old civil war. "Though it is top secret so far, there are strong indications representatives of...

  • ANKARA, Feb 16- Turkey will not turn back from its deal to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Saturday, a day after an informal deadline Washington set for Ankara to respond to a rival offer passed. NATO member Turkey has repeatedly said it is committed to buying the Russian missile defence system, despite...