Mnuchin urges IMF to enhance FX surveillance

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday called on the International Monetary Fund to enhance surveillance of its members’ exchange rates and external imbalances, as large trade imbalances would hamper “free and fair” trade. Powered by WPeMatico

German anti-immigrant AfD party picks leaders for election drive – Telegraph.co.uk

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Telegraph.co.uk German anti-immigrant AfD party picks leaders for election driveTelegraph.co.ukThe populist Alternative for Germany party (AfD) moved further to the extreme Right on Sunday when it named a man widely accused of racism as its candidate for chancellor. The AfD was forced to apologise last year after Alexander Gauland claimed no …Merkel’s populist foes are in […]

Few clues on casualties at site where huge US bomb was dropped in Afghanistan – The Straits Times

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The Straits Times Few clues on casualties at site where huge US bomb was dropped in AfghanistanThe Straits TimesACHIN DISTRICT, Afghanistan (REUTERS) – The remote site in eastern Afghanistan where the US military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb ever deployed in combat earlier this month bears signs of the weapon’s power, but little evidence of […]

Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance on panel at Tribeca Film Festival in New York – The Straits Times

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Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance on panel at Tribeca Film Festival in New YorkThe Straits TimesNEW YORK (REUTERS) – Hillary Clinton, who until recently had avoided the spotlight in the wake of her election defeat in November, made a surprise appearance at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday as a panelist to discuss illegal […]

American citizen detained in North Korea – FOX 61

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FOX 61 American citizen detained in North KoreaFOX 61PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea detained an unidentified US citizen for unknown reasons as he was planning to fly out of Pyongyang International Airport on Saturday morning. The detention was confirmed by Martina Aberg, deputy chief of mission … and more » Powered by WPeMatico

German foreign minister to press Israel for two-state solution – Channel NewsAsia

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Channel NewsAsia German foreign minister to press Israel for two-state solutionChannel NewsAsiaDeep and “unbreakable” ties between Germany and Israel are part of Germany’s national identity and pillars of its foreign policy, but Berlin will continue to press for a two-state solution, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Sunday. German Foreign … and more » Powered by […]

French presidential poll a bellwether for Europe – Channel NewsAsia

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Channel NewsAsia French presidential poll a bellwether for EuropeChannel NewsAsiaFrench presidential election candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Francois Fillon casts his ballot at a polling station in Paris, on April 23, 2017, during the first round of the Presidential election. (Photo: AFP/Pool/Christophe …The Latest: Turnout is high for French presidential voteYahoo Singapore […]

Top-four finish with Spurs better than La Liga title – Pochettino – Channel NewsAsia

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Channel NewsAsia Top-four finish with Spurs better than La Liga title – PochettinoChannel NewsAsiaSealing another top-four finish in the Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur would be more satisfying than winning La Liga with Barcelona, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Friday. Britain Soccer Football – Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur – Premier …Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur: FA […]

As France votes, Le Pen still worries markets more than the 90 percent taxman – Channel NewsAsia

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Channel NewsAsia As France votes, Le Pen still worries markets more than the 90 percent taxmanChannel NewsAsiaJean-Luc Melenchon, the far-left tax-and-spend candidate in France’s presidential election, has surged in opinion polls before Sunday’s first round vote and yet he isn’t the main reason for growing nervousness on financial markets. FILE PHOTO: Marine …Paris gunman was […]

US stocks dip ahead of French election

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NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks fell on Friday (Apr 21) on mixed earnings and cautious investor sentiment ahead of the French presidential election this weekend. With polls in France showing a tight contest ahead of Sunday’s first round of voting and the chance of a run-off between two anti-eurozone … Powered by WPeMatico