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May apologizes to Caribbean countries over UK treatment of post-war migrants

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May apologized to representatives from 12 Caribbean countries on Tuesday over recent harsh treatment by immigration bureaucrats of people who arrived in Britain as children after World War Two.

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Assad prepares to assault last rebel enclave near Damascus

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army began preparatory shelling for an assault on the last area outside its control near Damascus on Tuesday, a commander in the pro-government alliance said, building on its recent capture of the major suburb of eastern Ghouta.

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EU is a haven from world‘s dangers, Macron tells Europeans

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron issued a call to Europeans on Tuesday not to retreat into nationalism but to build the European Union as a bulwark for liberal democracy against a disorderly and dangerous world.

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Exclusive: Chinese exporters concerned about U.S.-China trade spat - survey

GUANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - As Washington and Beijing face off in a simmering trade dispute, Chinese exporters are expressing concerns about an escalation, although many say they expect the worst to be averted as negotiations continue.

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China posts strong growth despite trade concerns

BEIJING (Reuters) - China‘s economy grew at a slightly faster-than-expected pace of 6.8 percent in the first quarter, buoyed by strong consumer demand and robust property investment.

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South Koreans may visit North again ahead of first summit in decade

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean security officials may visit North Korea to finalize details ahead for the first summit since 2007, where the South hopes the North will confirm a commitment to give up its nuclear programme, a South Korean official said on Tuesday.

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Macron to Europeans: EU is haven from world‘s dangers

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron issued a call to Europeans on Tuesday not to retreat into nationalism but to build the European Union as a bulwark for liberal democracy against a disorderly and dangerous world.

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Sterling and metals shine brightest as risk appetite returns

LONDON (Reuters) - A gradual return of risk appetite lifted world shares on Tuesday, while there were milestones aplenty as sterling hit a post-Brexit high and U.S. sanctions on Russia drove aluminum prices to a 7-year peak.

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U.S. ban on sales to China‘s ZTE opens fresh front as tensions escalate

LONDON/NEW YORK/HONG KONG (Reuters) - The United States has banned American firms from selling parts to China‘s ZTE Corp for seven years, a potentially devastating move for the telecoms equipment maker and exacerbating tensions between the world‘s two largest economies.

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China posts strong first-quarter growth, hearty consumer demand buffers trade worries for now

BEIJING (Reuters) - China‘s economy grew at a slightly faster-than-expected pace of 6.8 percent in the first quarter, buoyed by strong consumer demand, healthy exports and robust property investment.

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Asia stocks waver after China data, earnings in focus

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asia stocks wavered on Tuesday after data showed both hot and cold patches in the Chinese economy, but losses were limited as investors turned their focus to corporate earnings from Syria.

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Under military rule, Venezuela oil workers quit in a stampede

CARACAS (Reuters) - Chauffeured around in a sleek black pick-up, the head of Venezuela‘s oil industry, Major General Manuel Quevedo, last month toured a joint venture with U.S. major Chevron.

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Castro set to step aside as Cuban president, his reforms incomplete

HAVANA (Reuters) - Most of Camilo Condis‘ family emigrated from Communist-run Cuba to the United States seeking a better life, but the 32-year-old decided to stay after Raul Castro became president a decade ago and promised change.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico passes ‘immigrant friendly‘ measures

TAOS, New Mexico (Reuters) - The U.S. city of Albuquerque passed measures on Monday that make it harder for federal officials to deport illegal immigrants, a week after a federal judge blocked a Trump administration effort to withhold funding from cities that took such steps.

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Asia stocks edge up on steady China GDP, earnings in focus

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asia stocks rose modestly on Tuesday following data showing China‘s economy grew a little faster than expected in the first quarter.

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Facebook must face class action over facial recognition: U.S. judge

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge ruled on Monday that Facebook Inc must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition process on photos without user permission.

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U.S. suggests Russia, Syria may tamper with Douma evidence, Moscow denies it

DAMASCUS/THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The United States accused Russia on Monday of blocking international inspectors from reaching the site of a suspected poison gas attack in Syria and said Russians or Syrians may have tampered with evidence on the ground.

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Fox‘s Hannity revealed as mystery client of Trump‘s personal lawyer

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer was forced on Monday to reveal in a New York federal court that Fox News personality Sean Hannity, one of Trump‘s most ardent defenders, was also on his client list.

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Netflix programming binge pays off with subscriber surge

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc‘s blitz of original programs attracted a surprisingly high 7.4 million new customers from January to March, reassuring investors who are betting the video streaming pioneer‘s massive spending will fuel growth around the world.

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U.S. government watchdogs slam Trump Cabinet on spending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. government watchdogs rapped two members of President Donald Trump‘s Cabinet on Monday over their spending last year, adding pressure on an administration already roiled by ethics complaints.

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