• Threat of nuclear weapons use growing, UN warns
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    Threat of nuclear weapons use growing, UN warns

    A top UN official on Monday denounced growing rhetoric claiming that nuclear arms are necessary and warned that the risk of such weapons being used was on the rise. "The threat of the use, intentional or otherwise, of nuclear weapons is growing," the UN's representative for disarmament

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    The Latest: Eurozone survey points to solid economic growth

    A closely watched survey suggests the eurozone economy continued to grow at a solid pace in April but that the pace of expansion has eased in recent months. Financial information company IHS Markit says its composite purchasing managers' index — a gauge of activity across the manufacturing and services

  • US brands suffer collateral damage in Chinese corporate war
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    US brands suffer collateral damage in Chinese corporate war

    The rivalry is so notorious it's been called the "great cat-and-dog war." On one side towers Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., China's e-commerce market leader, embodied by the black cat mascot of its Tmall platform. Brands now caught in the cross-fire say they were punished by Alibaba after

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    AP Top Extended Financial Headlines at 7:06 a.m. EDT

    The repercussions from the demise of Toys R Us have begun to ripple outward beginning with Hasbro, which is reporting a loss and plunging revenue in its first quarter.

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    Financial expert taking Facebook to UK court over fake ads

    A personal finance expert is suing Facebook at Britain's High Court, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name. Martin Lewis, who founded the MoneySavingExpert website, says his name has appeared on more than 50 advertisements in the last year,

  • Russia, China to stop bid to 'sabotage' Iran deal: Lavrov
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    Russia, China to stop bid to 'sabotage' Iran deal: Lavrov

    China and Russia will block any attempts to "sabotage" the Iran nuclear agreement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday, as US President Donald Trump mulls whether to scrap the deal. Trump has set a May 12 deadline to "fix" the 2015 accord, which curbs Tehran's

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    Swiss bank UBS sees profits rise, is confident on economy

    Swiss bank UBS says its net profit rose 19 percent in the first quarter, saying "momentum is good" amid sharp upswings in wealth management and investment banking profits. The Zurich-based bank ...

  • Young guns have fired up Leinster, says Sexton
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    Young guns have fired up Leinster, says Sexton

    A key factor in Leinster and Ireland's success this season has been the contributions of young stars such as lock James Ryan and back row forward Dan Leavy says their iconic fly-half Johnny Sexton. Both former Ireland Under-20 skipper Ryan and Leavy, who at 23 is two years older than Ryan, showed

  • US brands suffer collateral damage in Chinese corporate war
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    US brands suffer collateral damage in Chinese corporate war

    It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The U.S. clothing company was expecting a 20 percent jump in online sales on Alibaba's Tmall, thanks to the e-commerce giant's massive reach. The company refused to sign an exclusive contract with Alibaba, and instead participated in

  • Palace: Trump’s support on Duterte’s war on drugs, more important vs. reports
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    Palace: Trump’s support on Duterte’s war on drugs, more important vs. reports

    MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang has refused to pay attention to the latest report of US State Department that expresses alarm over President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs”. Based on the report, the cases of extrajudicial killings are the “chief human rights concern” in the Philippines which shows

  • S. Korea halts border broadcasts ahead of Kim summit
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    S. Korea halts border broadcasts ahead of Kim summit

    South Korea on Monday silenced its battery of giant loudspeakers that blast messages at the North's border soldiers, in a conciliatory gesture before Friday's historic inter-Korean summit. Despite tentative hopes of a breakthrough over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal, US President Donald Trump

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    Bank of Hawaii: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

    The Honolulu-based bank said it had earnings of $1.28 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings ...

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    Halliburton: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

    Halliburton Co. (HAL) on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $46 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Houston-based company said it had net income of 5 cents per ...

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    Old National Bancorp: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

    The Evansville, Indiana-based bank said it had earnings of 31 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for costs related to mergers and acquisitions, were 34 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street ...

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    Scorpio Bulkers: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

    The company said it had a loss of 8 cents per share. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 3 ...

  • Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortage
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    Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortage

    Robots that can weld, lift and bolt are being developed to help bridge labor shortages at Japanese construction sites, though their use will be limited to night shifts when no human workers will be nearby due to safety and regulatory concerns. Major Japanese construction company Shimizu Corp. showed

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    With lights from Toys R Us dimmed, sales plunge at Hasbro

    The repercussions from the demise of Toys R Us have begun to ripple outward beginning with Hasbro, which is reporting a loss and plunging revenue in its first quarter. The toy maker swung to a loss of ...

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    Insteel Industries: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot

    On a per-share basis, the Mount Airy, North Carolina-based company said it had profit of 31 cents. The maker of steel wire reinforcing for the concrete and construction industry posted revenue of $107.4 ...

  • Grab suspends over 500 partner drivers
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    Grab suspends over 500 partner drivers

    MANILA, Philippines — Ride-hailing company Grab confirmed suspending nearly 500 partner drivers over a number of complaints from commuters. Different posts from dismayed passengers flooded the social media last week. Grievances ranged from the higher fare, booking difficulties to impolite drivers. Grab

  • Rome's poor treated to gelato as pope marks name day
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    Rome's poor treated to gelato as pope marks name day

    Pope Francis marked his name day Monday by ordering thousands of ice creams for Rome's poorest, in the pontiff's latest gesture towards the most vulnerable. Francis, whose real name is Jorge (George) Mario Bergoglio, wants to celebrate Saint George's Day "with the most needy and the

  • Grief turns to anger over Kabul suicide attack
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    Grief turns to anger over Kabul suicide attack

    Hundreds of grieving Afghans buried their loved ones in Kabul on Monday amid growing anger over a suicide attack on a voter registration centre that killed 57 people including children and wounded over 100. "The process has not been interrupted and it will continue." But IEC member Mohazullah

  • HRW: 'Men only' job ads show ongoing discrimination in China
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    HRW: 'Men only' job ads show ongoing discrimination in China

    One job ad for Chinese high-speed train conductors called for candidates who were "fashionable and beautiful." Another ad targeting men for a job in a Chinese internet company included photos of a female employee pole-dancing. Gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese workforce, a

  • French MPs adopt controversial immigration bill
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    French MPs adopt controversial immigration bill

    France's National Assembly has adopted a controversial immigration bill that speeds up the asylum process and accelerates deportations after a fierce debate that exposed divisions in President Emmanuel Macron's party. Fourteen members of Macron's centrist Republic on the Move (LREM) party

  • Robin Hood, Rocky Balboa help Klopp passion shine at Liverpool
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    Robin Hood, Rocky Balboa help Klopp passion shine at Liverpool

    A confessed admirer of the underdog tales of Robin Hood and Rocky Balboa, Jurgen Klopp is probably uncomfortable with Liverpool's status as strong favourites in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg against Roma. It hasn't always been a such a smooth ride since Klopp arrived an

  • Free-scoring Salah crowned PFA Player of the Year
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    Free-scoring Salah crowned PFA Player of the Year

    Mohamed Salah was crowned the Premier League's Players' Player of the Year on Sunday, with his incredible 41-goal debut season at Liverpool beating out strong competition from Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne. Salah matched a Premier League record tally for a single season by scoring his