Explainer: 'Stablecoins' in the spotlight as Facebook unveils Libra cryptocur... - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:19pm - The original cryptocurrency accounts for over half of the $285 billion global coin trading market. But that dominance is under threat, with a host of alternative digital coins emerging as developers race to build cryptocurrencies able to enter mainstream commerce and finance.

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, sparking new privacy concerns - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:19pm - Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns.

Merkel says recovered from shaking bout after drinking water - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:18pm - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was seen shaking when she met visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy earlier on Tuesday, said she had since drunk water and was feeling better.

Dish Network nearing $6 billion deal for T-Mobile-Sprint assets: Bloomberg - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:18pm - Satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp is nearing a $6 billion deal to buy the wireless assets of T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Osaka outlasts Sakkari to advance in rain-hit Birmingham Classic - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:12pm - World number one Naomi Osaka was tested by Maria Sakkari in her first-round match at the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham but eventually went through to the last-16 of the grasscourt tournament with a hard-fought 6-1 4-6 6-3 win on Tuesday.

Gunmen kill 41 people in central Mali: mayor - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:07pm - Unidentified gunmen on motorbikes attacked two villages in central Mali, killing at least 41 people in a part of the country where ethnic reprisal attacks have surged in recent months, a local mayor said on Tuesday.

Boris Johnson wins most second round votes on path to become UK PM - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:06pm - Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, won the most votes cast in the second round of voting for Conservative Party leader on Tuesday, with four other candidates also getting through.

UK PM candidate Johnson thanks supporters for second ballot win - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:05pm - Boris Johnson, the favorite to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, thanked his supporters for his victory in the second ballot of the contest.

U.S. Justice Dept. keeps Manafort in federal custody, citing health, personal... - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:04pm - Convicted felon Paul Manafort will remain in federal custody, a U.S. Justice Department official said on Tuesday, citing concerns about the "health and personal safety" of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman if he was transferred to a local facility in New York.

Exclusive: Overruling his experts, Pompeo keeps Saudis off U.S. child soldier... - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:03pm - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a U.S. list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts' findings that a Saudi-led coalition has been using under-age fighters in Yemen?s civil war, according to four people familiar with the matter.

White House considered demoting Fed's Powell -report - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:02pm - Lawyers at the White House earlier this year explored the legality of stripping Jerome Powell of his Federal Reserve chairmanship and demoting him to be just one of as many as seven governors of the U.S. central bank, according to a report from Bloomberg News published on Tuesday.

U.N. rights investigator to issue report on Khashoggi murder - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:01pm - The United Nations extrajudicial executions investigator, Agnes Callamard, will issue her report on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Wednesday, a statement said.

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson advances on Britain's top job - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:01pm - Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson advanced on the prize of Britain's top political job on Tuesday, winning 40 percent of votes in the second round of a contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.

Johnson thanks supporters for second ballot win - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:00pm - Boris Johnson, the favourite to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, thanked his supporters for his victory in the second ballot of the contest.

Shanahan withdraws from consideration to be U.S. defense secretary - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:59pm - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration to head the U.S. military, President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday, stoking uncertainty about the leadership of the Pentagon at a moment of rising tension with Iran.

U.S. regulator accuses head of defunct British bitcoin company of $147 millio... - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:58pm - A U.S. commodities regulator has filed a lawsuit accusing a defunct British cryptocurrency company and its former principal of fraudulently misappropriating at least 22,858,322 bitcoin worth $147 million from more than 1,000 customers.

Sterling stuck near five-month lows as Johnson cements lead in race to become PM - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:58pm - Sterling barely budged from near five-month lows after arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson was confirmed as the frontrunner to become Britain's next prime minister on Tuesday.

Federer begins grasscourt season with win over Millman in Halle - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:58pm - Roger Federer began his preparations for next month's Wimbledon Championships with a 7-6(1) 6-3 victory over unseeded Australian John Millman in the opening round of the Halle Open on Tuesday.

Semenya to chase fast 800m at Prefontaine Classic - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:50pm - Caster Semenya will get another chance at her favorite event, the 800 meters, when the South African competes in the June 30 Prefontaine Classic in California, her agent and meeting officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

U.S.'s Hook to meet European officials on Iran in Paris next week - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:49pm - U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook plans to travel to Paris next week for talks about Iran with senior British, French and German officials, a senior European diplomat and another source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

A nightmare that was not: New York rescuers find dead baby is actually a doll - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:48pm - It was a first responder's worst nightmare: the discovery early on Tuesday of a dead infant.

U.S., China rekindle trade talks ahead of Trump-Xi G20 meeting - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:47pm - China and the United States are rekindling trade talks ahead of a meeting next week between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, cheering financial markets with hope that an escalating trade war between the two countries would abate.

Nvidia boosts self-driving AI business with Volvo trucks deal - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:46pm - Sweden's AB Volvo is joining forces with Nvidia Corp to develop artificial intelligence used in self-driving trucks, in a boost for the U.S. chipmaker that was dropped by Tesla Inc last year.

Women's sex toy maker sues New York City subway, calls ad ban sexist - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:44pm - A new lawsuit asks why New York City's subway accepts advertisements depicting erectile dysfunction, bare buttocks, inflatable plastic breasts, "Kyng"-sized condoms and cactuses shaped like phalluses, but is refusing ads for women's sex toys.

No provisions in USMCA to change U.S. pharmaceutical patent laws: Lighthizer - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:40pm - The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement has no provisions that would force changes to U.S. laws with respect to pharmaceutical companies, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Tuesday.

U.S. trade chief says talking with China won't stop cheating - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:40pm - U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods may not be enough to force Beijing to make the economic reforms demanded by the United States, but the trade barriers are the only recourse given dialogue has failed, the top U.S. trade official said on Tuesday.

EU delays decision on membership talks with Albania, North Macedonia - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:36pm - European Union governments failed on Tuesday to make good on a promise to open membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, which face further delays to their hopes of joining the bloc due to resistance from northern Europe.

Stocks fuelled by hopes on monetary policy, U.S.-China trade - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:34pm - Global stocks rallied on Tuesday and benchmark government bond yields tumbled after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted at economic stimulus, while equities got an extra boost when U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed a meeting with China's president amid the countries' trade dispute.

Hong Kong leader signals end to extradition bill but refuses to quit - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:30pm - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday signalled the end of a controversial extradition bill that she promoted and then postponed after some of the most violent protests since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

Global stocks fueled by hopes on monetary policy, U.S.-China trade - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:28pm - Global stocks rallied on Tuesday and benchmark government bond yields tumbled after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted at economic stimulus, while equities got an extra boost when U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed a meeting with China's president amid the countries' trade dispute.

Survivors of northeast Congo ethnic attacks recall harrowing scenes - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:27pm - A group of machete-wielding assailants descended on Esther Nzale's village in northeastern Congo last Monday at noon, setting houses on fire and hacking to death her husband and others.

Exclusive: U.S. seen open to mechanism to end aircraft subsidy spat - sources - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:25pm - The United States is expected to be open to negotiations on an "enforceable mechanism" that could allow European planemaker Airbus to receive government funding on commercial terms and ease the risk of tit-for-tat sanctions, two U.S. sources said.

Former UEFA head Platini detained in Qatar World Cup investigation - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:25pm - Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup football tournament to Qatar, a judicial source told Reuters.

For Fed's Powell, a gap with markets and Trump may need explaining - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:24pm - Bond investors expect an aggressive set of U.S. interest rate cuts this year, and a voluble president pines for the ?old days? when his predecessors bullied central bankers to get their way.

Ireland to bring in laws to make bankers accountable - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:24pm - Ireland will introduce laws from next year to make senior bankers directly accountable for failings at institutions, including fines and regulatory findings against individuals, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said on Tuesday.

Tiny bulletproof vests centerpiece of New York art exhibit on school shootings - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:24pm - Rows of tiny bullet-proof vests hang on clothing racks and "safety defense" lunchboxes adorn the walls. It looks like an apparel store -- almost.

Tunisia approves law excluding presidential candidate leading in polls - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:23pm - Tunisia's parliament passed an amendment to its electoral law on Tuesday that would bar businessman Nabil Karoui, owner of a private TV station critical of the government, from running for president in a vote expected later this year.

Striking miners and police clash at Chile's Chuquicamata mine - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:22pm - Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in clashes on Tuesday with miners striking at Chile's giant Chuquicamata copper mine, as the workers tried to block access to a site operated by state-owned giant, Codelco.

Wall St. pushes higher on trade hopes, dovish Fed bets - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:21pm - Wall Street's main indexes rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 inching close to record levels, as President Donald Trump's comments on restarting trade talks with China added to optimism of a more accommodative Federal Reserve.

Draghi's stimulus hints put ECB in Trump's crosshairs - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:21pm - The European Central Bank will ease policy again if inflation fails to accelerate, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Tuesday, signaling one of the biggest policy reversals of his eight-year tenure and provoking the ire of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Pompeo: U.S. President Trump does not want war with Iran - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:20pm - The United States will maintain its pressure campaign on Iran and continue to deter aggression in the region but does not want the conflict with Tehran to escalate, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.

Trump leaves 'question mark' over use of force to protect Gulf oil - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:20pm - U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to take military action to stop Tehran having a nuclear bomb but left open whether he would sanction the use of force to protect Gulf oil supplies.

Oil climbs 3% on hopes U.S.-China trade talks resume, Mideast tension - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:20pm - Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would hold an extensive meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit later this month.

In battleground state of Florida, Trump to launch re-election campaign - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:19pm - President Donald Trump on Tuesday formally launches what may be an uphill battle to persuade voters to give him four more years in office, as he bets a strong U.S. economy will outweigh voter concerns about his unorthodox style and polarizing policies.

Britain's Fox says Conservative leadership shouldn't be rushed despite Johnso... - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:18pm - The contest to choose a leader for Britain's governing Conservative Party should not be rushed even though Boris Johnson holds a clear lead, British trade minister Liam Fox said on Tuesday.

U.N. surveillance expert urges global moratorium on sale of spyware - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:17pm - The world should impose a moratorium on the sale and use of surveillance software until there are rules in place to stop governments using it to spy on their opponents and critics, a U.N. expert recommended.

Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:16pm - President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally.

From poo to food: Kenyan toilet waste key for new animal feed - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:14pm - Kenyan farmer Victor Kyalo's chickens have doubled the number of eggs they are laying. The reason: Human excrement.

Eviation targets commuters with electric plane Alice - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:13pm - An electric plane capable of flying up to 650 miles with nine passengers made its debut at the Paris Airshow on Tuesday, with its manufacturer targeting regional commuter routes such as the French capital to the southern city of Toulouse.

Ex Red-Sox star Ortiz upgraded to 'good' condition - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:11pm - The condition of retired Red Sox star David Ortiz has been upgraded to good by doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he remains in the intensive care unit.