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BENGALURU (Reuters) - The European Central Bank is on course to raise its still-negative deposit rate in the third quarter of 2019 but economists’ conviction has faded over the past month as the chances of a recession have risen. A Reuters poll conducted Dec. 4-7 also showed economists are unanimous in saying the risk is low that the Governing Council...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo prosecutors indicted Nissan Motor along with its ousted Chairman Carlos Ghosn, domestic media reported on Monday, shifting the focus of the financial misconduct scandal to the Japanese automaker and its CEO’s responsibility. Ghosn was arrested on Nov. 19 on suspicion of conspiring to understate his compensation by about half of the actual 10 billion yen ($88...
ADELAIDE (Reuters) - India crushed a lower-order insurrection to secure a nerve-jangling 31-run victory in the first test against Australia on Monday, raising the South Asian nation’s hopes of a breakthrough series win Down Under. The tourists despatched Australia’s last four batsmen in the middle session of the final day at Adelaide Oval to send India’s ‘Swami Army’ of travelling...
Constance Wu has scored a Golden Globe best lead actress nomination, the first Asian woman in 44 years to be named in the category. Wu, who was nominated for her role in Crazy Rich Asians, said she was "ecstatic but also in shock". The Hollywood film, the first in 25 years to feature an all-Asian cast, also won a nomination for...
US President Donald Trump is set to announce state department spokeswoman Heather Nauert as his new ambassador to the United Nations, US media report. One of the reports came from Fox News, where Ms Nauert has previously worked as a presenter. Nikki Haley had announced in October that she was leaving the post by the end of the year. Ms Nauert, 48,...
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says it has been forced to end rescue operations in the Mediterranean carried out by the vessel, Aquarius. The medical charity blamed "sustained attacks on search and rescue by European states". Aquarius has been stuck in Marseille since its registration was revoked. It has helped save migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe from Libya and elsewhere but...
The premiere of US documentary series Surviving R Kelly was evacuated after "individuals stated they received a threatening phone call", NYPD has said. "The location was evacuated, no shots were fired. No arrests have been made and the investigation is onoging," New York Police Department told the BBC. The six-part series focuses on the women who have accused the singer of...
A Spanish court's controversial decision to clear five men of gang rape has been upheld by five appeal judges, and the group are now set to go to jail for a lesser offence of sexual abuse. There were protests across Spain when the men, who became known as La manada (the wolf pack), were acquitted of rape and then later freed on...
Theresa May's Brexit backstop plan risks a "stalemate" and "protracted rounds of negotiations" with the EU, the full legal advice on her deal says. Newly published documents show the PM was told an arrangement designed to prevent a hard Irish border could last "indefinitely" and the UK could not "lawfully exit" without EU agreement. The Democratic Unionists said this would be "devastating" for...
Something is keeping movie star Tom Cruise up at night: motion smoothing. In an impassioned video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, the Mission Impossible star warned that a default setting on many high-end televisions "makes most movies look like they were shot on high-speed video instead of film". Taking a break from filming the new Top Gun film, he appeared alongside...

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