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(Reuters) – Apple Inc reported resilient iPhone sales in the face of waning global demand and promised $100 billion in additional stock buybacks, reassuring investors that its decade-old smartphone invention had life in it yet. Apple’s quarterly results topped Wall Street forecasts, which dropped ahead of the report on growing concern over the iPhone. The
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The trial of Vatican treasurer George Pell, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of historical sexual offences, is expected to last 10 weeks, an Australian court heard on Wednesday. Vatican Treasurer Cardinal George Pell is surrounded by Australian police as he leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Australia, October 6, 2017.
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TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – U.S. immigration officials accepted a slow trickle of asylum applications on Tuesday from a caravan of Central American migrants camped at the U.S.-Mexico border, despite criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump of their attempt to enter the country. Border agents slowly admitted 17 of the asylum seekers on Tuesday, according to
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A hit play from the “Harry Potter” franchise joined an acclaimed revival of AIDS drama “Angels in America” to dominate Broadway’s Tony award nominations on Tuesday. Glenda Jackson and Denzel Washington were nominated for acting Tonys, while “Mean Girls” and “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical” scored the most nominations with 12 each,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has not identified the suspects who carried out the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal but is stepping up protection for other defectors who might also be at risk, the UK’s national security adviser said on Tuesday. A tent covers the park bench where former Russian intelligence agent Sergei
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Tuesday it has ordered additional inspections of fan blades in hundreds of additional engines similar to the one that failed in a deadly Southwest Airlines Co accident last month. A U.S. NTSB investigator is on scene examining damage to the engine of the Southwest
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain agreed on Tuesday to order its overseas territories such as the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands to make secretive company ownership information public by the end of 2020 to try to tackle corruption and tax avoidance. FILE PHOTO: Margaret Hodge, Labour Party Member of Parliament and chairwoman of the
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The incoming boss of BASF (BASFn.DE) has thrown his weight behind the chemical titan’s contentious strategy of keeping divergent businesses folded into one company, at a time when its major rivals such as DowDuPont are breaking themselves up. FILE PHOTO: A truck drives past a warehouse of German chemical company BASF in
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LONDON (Reuters) – Ministers criticised the upper house of parliament on Tuesday over its vote to hand parliament powers to block or even delay Brexit, saying the move would tie the government’s hands in negotiations with the European Union. Anti-Brexit protesters are reflected in a puddle as they demonstrate opposite the Houses of Parliament in
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized U.S. media reports that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has compiled a list of more than 40 questions to ask the president as part of his probe into Russia’s election meddling. FILE PHOTO: FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on
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