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(Reuters) - An early goal from Mauro Icardi and a late strike from Paulo Dybala gave Argentina their second win in a row with a 2-0 victory over Mexico in a lukewarm friendly in Mendoza on Tuesday. With two minutes gone Icardi, the Inter Milan striker controversially left out of Argentina’s World Cup squad, beat two Mexican defenders on his...
(Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Tuesday that it was a “good first step of a dying evening and tradition” for the White House Correspondents’ Association to feature a historian, not a comedian, at its annual event to be held next spring. “So-called comedian Michelle Wolf bombed so badly last year at the white house correspondents’ dinner...
Pointing the finger of blame at parents for children's weight gain may be unfair, research suggests. It has been thought that parents' feeding patterns are a major factor in whether a child is under or overweight. But a study suggests parents adapt their feeding styles in line with a child's natural weight and size, which is largely genetically influenced. The study was...
BEIJING (Reuters) - Monetary policy is less effective in stimulating China’s growth as its economy faces a significant increase in downward pressure, a senior central bank researcher said on Tuesday. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has slashed banks’ reserve requirements four times this year, and financial markets are wondering if it is considering more aggressive steps such as a...
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The front-month Singapore 180-centistoke (cst) high-sulphur fuel oil refining margin climbed to a record high for a second time this month on Tuesday, boosted by tightening global supply and falling crude oil market prices. Refinery upgrades and disruptions, as well as U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports, have constricted global fuel oil supplies and boosted bullish market...
The new Maldives government is considering pulling out of a free trade agreement with China, a top leader from the islands' governing alliance says. "The free trade agreement is very one-sided... the numbers don't match," ex-president Mohamed Nasheed told the BBC. The Maldives' parliament would not approve the law required for the trade deal to come into force, he added. The comments...
US President Donald Trump says he has been briefed on a recording of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder - but will not listen to it himself. "It's a suffering tape, it's a terrible tape," he told Fox News Sunday. The CIA has reportedly concluded the powerful Saudi Crown Prince ordered the killing but the White House is yet to endorse that...
Florida's outgoing Republican Governor Rick Scott has declared victory in a contested Senate race in the state. The vote was subject to a recount after his lead in the 6 November ballot fell to less than 0.5%. The final result showed Mr Scott beat three-term incumbent Democrat Senator Bill Nelson by just more than 10,000 votes from the 8.19m cast state-wide. Republicans,...
Controversy has broken out at the Golden Horse awards amid a row over the status of Taiwan. The 55th annual awards - dubbed the "Chinese Oscars" - were held in the Taiwanese capital Taipei on Saturday. Fu Yue, who won the best documentary award, said in her acceptance speech that she hoped Taiwan would be recognised as "independent". Her words appeared to...
EU leaders have dismissed talk of renegotiating the draft Brexit deal and warned the UK's political situation could make a "no-deal" more likely. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was "no question" of reopening talks as a document was "on the table". Meanwhile French PM Edouard Philippe said there was a need to prepare for a no-deal because of UK "uncertainty". The...

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