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  • 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...

  • *Rome threatened Atlantia to revoke its motorway concession. *Atlantia could mend relations with Rome if joins rescue- sources. However, sources familiar with the matter said Atlantia could mend relations with the government by joining a rescue of Alitalia, which Rome is desperate to save, and possibly be rewarded with a reprieve on its motorway concession.

  • 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.

  • ALGIERS, April 19- Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators returned to Algeria's streets on Friday to press demands for wholesale democratic change well beyond former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation, chanting "we do what we want", witnesses said. Parliament named an interim president and a July 4 election date was set in a transition endorsed by...

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- U.S. homebuilding dropped to a near two-year low in March, pulled down by persistent weakness in the single-family housing segment, suggesting the housing market continued to struggle despite declining mortgage rates. Some of the weakness in homebuilding reported by the Commerce Department on Friday likely reflected disruptions...

  • MOSCOW, April 19- Russia expects to use about 210 billion roubles from its National Wealth Fund this year to pay back oil firms as part of a deal to keep down domestic gasoline and diesel prices, a senior finance ministry official said on Friday. Russia is part of a global agreement to cut oil production aimed at propping up crude prices, a major source of state...

  • KIEV, April 19- A Ukrainian court ruling that the nationalisation of the country's largest bank, PrivatBank, was illegal also said that parties related to the bank's former owners should be excluded from the legal case, the central bank said on Friday. The bank said that decision, if implemented, would allow parties related to the former owners to claim money from...

  • 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...

  • ALGIERS, April 19- Tens of thousands of demonstrators returned to Algeria's streets on Friday to press demands for wholesale democratic change well beyond former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation after six weeks of mass protests, witnesses said. Thousands of protesters gathered anew in city centers around Algeria demanding root-and-branch...

  • JOHANNESBURG, April 19- South Africa's government has had to bring forward the bailout of state power firm Eskom, after it rushed 5 billion rand to the struggling utility earlier this month to avert a default and said more cash could be needed soon. But by the end of March, Eskom was experiencing difficulties raising funding, according to a finance ministry report...

  • 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.

  • ALGIERS, April 19-- Thousands of demonstrators returned to Algeria's streets on Friday to press demands for wholesale democratic change well beyond former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's resignation after six weeks of mass protests, witnesses said. Thousands of protesters gathered anew in city centers around Algeria demanding root-and-branch...

  • MOSCOW, April 19- The Kremlin said on Friday that U.S. However, the report did not find evidence of a criminal conspiracy between Trump's election campaign and Russia. Speaking to reporters on a conference call, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow regretted the Mueller report was having an impact on its relations with Washington.

  • BEIJING, April 19- China will maintain policy support for the economy, which still faces "downward pressure" and difficulties after better-than-expected first quarter growth, the Communist Party's top decision-making body said on Friday. The statement from the politburo came two days after China reported had steady 6.4 percent annual growth in...

  • *Foreign investors step up China investments, want more hedging tools. SHANGHAI, April 19- China's financial futures exchange said on Friday it was further relaxing index futures trading rulesreducing margin requirementscutting fees and allowing more trading activities. China's stock market has seen a surge of inflows from foreign investors, who have been...

  • SHANGHAI, April 19- Electric vehicle concepts shown in Shanghai this week, such as the Audi AI: me and Infiniti QX Inspiration, point to a future of living-room-like comfort in cars with flat floors and ample space for sofa-like bench seats. As most batteries in an EV are laid out flat under the floor, the EVs shown in the Shanghai auto show, which started on Tuesday,...