Monthly Archives: February 2019

Volkswagen customer plans to take diesel case to Germany’s highest court

February 19, 2019 By Tassilo Hummel BERLIN (Reuters) – A German court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Volkswagen in a case brought by a customer seeking compensation for having bought a diesel car affected by emissions cheating, but the … Continue reading

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WTO warns of global trade slowdown as indicator hits 9-year low

February 19, 2019 By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – A quarterly leading indicator of world merchandise trade slumped to its lowest reading in nine years on Tuesday, which should put policymakers on guard for a sharper slowdown if trade tensions … Continue reading

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Rome’s Ciampino airport partially re-opens after fire alert

February 19, 2019 ROME (Reuters) – Rome’s Ciampino airport, used by budget airline Ryanair, partially reopened on Tuesday following a fire alert in the terminal, the company managing the site said. The airport was closed as a precaution after smoke … Continue reading

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Two hundred families trapped by Islamic State in Syria: U.N. rights chief

February 19, 2019 GENEVA (Reuters) – Some 200 families are trapped in a shrinking area of Syria still controlled by Islamic State, whose forces are stopping some from fleeing, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday. “Many of … Continue reading

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Placards outside Montserrat Monastery expose abuse in Spanish Church

February 19, 2019 By Sabela Ojea MONTSERRAT, Spain (Reuters) – Tourists and worshippers visiting Catalonia’s imposing mountain-side Montserrat Monastery on a sunny Sunday this month appeared to pay little heed to two men with placards demanding that the local abbot … Continue reading

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EU parliament committee backs start of trade tariff talks with United States

February 19, 2019 BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU lawmakers voted on Tuesday narrowly in favor of the European Union starting negotiations with the United States on a deal to lower tariffs on industrial goods. The European Parliament’s international trade committee voted … Continue reading

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Ireland urges people not to stockpile medicines ahead of Brexit

February 19, 2019 DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s deputy prime minister on Tuesday called on people not to stockpile medicine before Britain quits the European Union, saying the country had at least eight weeks of supply and was moving to source … Continue reading

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UK wage growth matches decade high, jobs creation strong as Brexit nears

February 19, 2019 LONDON, (Reuters) – British workers’ pay growth held at its fastest pace in a decade in late 2018 and job creation remained strong, official figures showed on Tuesday, suggesting the labour market was staying buoyant ahead of … Continue reading

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For Yazidi survivors of Islamic State killings, the nightmares go on

February 19, 2019 By Ayat Basma and Kawa Omar SINJAR, Iraq (Reuters) – Ever since Islamic State visited death and destruction on their villages in northern Iraq nearly five years ago, Yazidis Daoud Ibrahim and Kocher Hassan have had trouble … Continue reading

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Honda to close only British factory, says move not Brexit related

February 19, 2019 By Naomi Tajitsu TOKYO (Reuters) – Honda Motor <7267.T> announced on Tuesday it would shut its sole British plant by 2021, a decision the Japanese automaker said was not related to Brexit but which Britain deemed deeply … Continue reading

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