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In reaction to Trump, millions of Americans are joining protests and getting political

Tens of millions of Americans have joined protests and rallies in the past two years, their activism often driven by admiration or outrage toward President Trump, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll showing a new activism that could affect November elections.<p>One in five …

Rights & Freedoms

One of the smallest oil producers in the Middle East just announced its biggest discovery in decades

Bahrain announced on Wednesday that it discovered at least 80 billion barrels of crude oil in a shale reserve.<p>The island kingdom to the east of Saudi Arabia is the smallest and oldest energy producer in the Persian Gulf, according to Bloomberg.<p>Depending on how much is extractable, the discovery …

Oil

Japan's Monex to buy Coincheck for $34 million, eyes future IPO

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese online brokerage firm Monex Group Inc will buy Coincheck Inc, the exchange at the center of a $530 million digital money heist, for 3.6 billion yen ($33.6 million), the latest move by a mainstream finance firm into the cryptocurrency market.<p>Monex, Japan's No.3 online …

Cryptocurrency

LVMH's Arnault Supplants Ortega as World's Fourth-Richest Person

It has been a roller coaster ride for the planet’s richest people this week as tariffs and tech roiled markets.<p>Bernard Arnault, chairman of …

Bernard Arnault

120-square-kilometer oil spill off Indonesia caused by broken pipeline, official says

Indonesia's Energy Ministry reports that a coal ship burst a pipeline, which caused the oil spill off Borneo island. Five people were killed by …

Pollution

Co-operative Group swings back to profit

<b>The Co-operative Group has returned to profit after what it called a "year of progress".</b><p>The group reported a profit of £72m for 2017, after a loss of £132m the year before when it wrote off the value of its stake in the Co-operative Bank.<p>As well as its 2,500 food stores, the group, the largest …

Banking (UK)

Japanese wages are still going backwards after inflation

Japan's unemployment rate currently sits at 2.5%, just off the multi-decade low of 2.4% struck earlier this year.<p>There's also no shortage of jobs to fill with the nation's jobs-to-applicants ratio — simply measuring the number of people seeking work to number of jobs available — also sits just off …

Economics

German industrial production weakens

German industrial production fell 1.6% in February to mark the largest monthly drop in the measure for two and a half years.<p>Factories in Europe’s …

Economy

Bank of Italy urges ECB to be cautious in withdrawing stimulus

© Reuters. The headquarters of the European Central Bank and the Frankfurt skyline with its financial district are photographed on early evening in …

Economics

UK productivity picks up strongly in second half of 2017

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain recorded its strongest productivity growth in more than a decade in the second half of 2017, helped by a strong fourth quarter, but economists said the improvement was unlikely to prove a turning point for one of the economy's key weak spots.<p>Productivity growth in most …

Economics

Lobbyist Tied to Pruitt's Condo Had Clients Facing EPA

The energy lobbyist whose wife leased a bedroom to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt last year had a roster of clients …

Natural Gas

Ex-DuPont workers say Chemours Co. tricked them out of money

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Some former DuPont employees are suing Chemours Co. over their severance and accuse the company of fraud.<p>The News Journal of Wilmington reports the lawsuit says the company tricked the employees into accepting a severance up to $102,000 less than it later offered to other …

Employment

China says it will 'counterattack with great strength' if Trump acts on new tariff threat, says negotiations impossible

BEIJING (AP) — China says it will 'counterattack with great strength' if Trump acts on new tariff threat, says negotiations impossible.

China

This Early Spotify Investor Isn't Concerned Shares Have Pulled Back

One early Spotify investor is happy that the company’s stock didn’t surge when it started trading on the market Tuesday.<p>“If we had totally exploded, …

Venture Capital

Don't Let Bitcoin's Price Drop Bring You Down

Price drops and a federal investigation into the crypto space "doesn't really have much impact on what the technology can do in the longer term," …

Prices

Boockvar: Markets are going to lose patience with the US-China trade tariffs back-and-forth

Peter Boockvar of the Bleakley Advisory Group says the ongoing trade tensions between the US and China could cloud any other potentially …

Globalization

Facebook slips after Sheryl Sandberg says it knew about Cambridge Analytica 2.5 years ago (FB)

• <b>Facebook is down about 1.4% in early trading Friday.</b>• <b><br>COO Sheryl Sandberg said the company knew about Cambridge Analytica's malicious practices over two years ago, but failed to act.</b>• <b><br>"We made mistakes and I own them and they are on me," she said.</b>• <b><br>You can track Facebook's stock price in real-time …

Cambridge Analytica

Trump touts falling aluminum prices after tariffs

U.S. aluminum prices are dropping, despite a 10% tariff imposed by President Donald Trump on the metal in early March intended to protect U.S. companies and allow for the creation of new manufacturing plants, one of his main promises during the 2016 presidential election.<p>The president touted the …

Donald Trump

Trump threatens more China tariffs, Beijing ready to hit back

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China warned on Friday it was fully prepared to respond with a "fierce counter strike" of fresh trade measures if the United States follows through on President Donald Trump's threat to slap tariffs on an additional $100 billion of Chinese goods.<p>Trump, in light of …

China

St Andrews hits out at Spanish bid to extradite Catalan academic

University ‘deeply concerned’ after former Catalan minister Clara Ponsatí named in warrant<p>St Andrews University has described an attempt by Spanish judges to extradite a Catalan academic as a politically motivated attack on free speech.<p>Prof Sally Mapstone, the principal of St Andrews, said the …

Catalonia

AP Interview: UN food agency boss warns of migrant crisis

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The head of the United Nations food agency warned Monday that the relocation of Islamic State group members from the Middle East to Africa could trigger a massive new European migrant crisis.<p>David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Program, said many of the …

Africa

Quake strikes off Papua New Guinea but no reports of casualties

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A shallow 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the latest in a series to hit the region in recent days, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.<p>The quake struck 180 km (110 miles) west of the town of …

Papua New Guinea

Authorities investigating the fatal police shooting of a Houston man

<b>(CNN) —</b> Authorities in Houston are investigating an incident in which a man was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy last week at a busy intersection.<p>Cell phone video obtained by CNN affiliate KPRC shows Danny Ray Thomas, with his pants around his ankles, approaching the Harris County Sheriff's …

Police Shootings

German court extends Carles Puigdemont detention

A decision on whether Germany will extradite ex-Catalonian leader Carles Puigdemont won't be made before Easter. The case likely hinges on the …

Europe

Stephon Clark's grandmother says 'they didn't have to kill him like that'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The grandmother of Stephon Clark, the young black man shot and killed by Sacramento Police last week, pleaded Monday in a passionate speech for justice for her grandson.<p>"They didn't have to kill him like that. They didn't have to shoot him that many times," Sequita Thompson said through …

Justice

Candidates cast vote in Egypt's presidential election

YouTube

Father of Pulse gunman was FBI informant, widow's attorneys say

<b>ORLANDO, Fla. --</b> Attorneys for the widow of Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen are calling for a mistrial after they say prosecutors revealed that …

Corruption

Brexit official tasked with solving Irish border issue quits

Simon Case, in post since January, is to become Prince William’s private secretary<p>David Davis’s Brexit department suffered a blow as the lead civil servant tasked with finding a solution for the Irish border quit after less than a year.<p>Simon Case is leaving his role to become Prince William’s …

United Kingdom

Rebel fighters in Syria's Douma ready to lay down arms: Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Rebel fighters with the Jaish al-Islam group in the Syrian town of Douma, near the capital Damascus, have expressed readiness to lay down their arms and leave the town, Russia's RIA news agency quoted a Russian General Staff official as saying.<p>The official, Stanislav …

Russia

Stormy Daniels' attorney: Trump hasn't tweeted about her because it's all true

The attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels suggested Monday that President Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted about Daniels because, despite denials made on his behalf, the president knows her allegations of an affair are true.<p>“Isn’t it interesting, Gayle, that we have a president that will tweet about the …

Donald Trump