IMF’s Lagarde says market swings aren’t worrying, but wants reforms

IMF’s Lagarde says market swings aren’t worrying, but wants reforms

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 26, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse February 11, 2018 DUBAI (Reuters) – Sharp swings in global financial markets in the past few days are not worrying since economic growth is strong but reforms are still needed to avert future crises, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday. Christine Lagarde, speaking at a…

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Exclusive: U.S. IOC member suggests joint Korean team for Nobel Peace Prize

Exclusive: U.S. IOC member suggests joint Korean team for Nobel Peace Prize

Feb 10, 2018; Gangneung, South Korea; South Korea president Jae-in Moon; IOC president Thomas Bach; North Korea nominal head of state Kim Long Nam; and Kimm Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pose for a picture with the women’s hockey team from Korea after women’s ice hockey Group B play against Switzerland in the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games at Kwandong Hockey Centre. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Nelles-USA TODAY Sports February 11, 2018…

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Sudanese president replaces security and intelligence chief: agency

Sudanese president replaces security and intelligence chief: agency

Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir speaks during a press conference after the oath of the prime minister and first vice president Bakri Hassan Saleh at the palace in Khartoum, Sudan March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah February 11, 2018 KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has replaced the intelligence chief, state news agency SUNA reported on Sunday. It said that Salah Abdallah Mohamed Saleh, known as Gosh, was appointed head of the National…

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Saudi Ritz reopens after stint as gilded prison of princes

Saudi Ritz reopens after stint as gilded prison of princes

The gates of the Ritz-Carlton hotel are seen open in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser February 11, 2018 By Stephen Kalin RIYADH (Reuters) – Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel reopened on Sunday, more than three months after it was converted into a gilded prison for members of Saudi Arabia’s business and political elite detained in an anti-corruption purge. The gates of the luxury hotel, where U.S. President Donald Trump stayed during his state…

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Bank of England chief economist says “no rush” to raise rates

Bank of England chief economist says “no rush” to raise rates

FILE PHOTO: A statue is silhouetted against the Bank of England in the City of London, Britain, December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne /File Photo February 11, 2018 LONDON (Reuters) – The Bank of England is likely to need to raise interest rates again to tackle inflation but will not do so aggressively, the central bank’s chief economist said in a newspaper article published on Sunday. Andy Haldane, on a visit to northeast England, referred to…

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Woman killed, 12 injured in Beijing mall knife attack

Woman killed, 12 injured in Beijing mall knife attack

Police patrol outside the Joy City Mall in the Xidan district after a knife attack, in Beijing, China February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee February 11, 2018 BEIJING (Reuters) – A woman was killed and 12 other people injured after a man carried out a knife attack in a mall in a busy shopping district in the Chinese capital, Beijing, police said on Sunday. Beijing police said in a short statement they had detained a man…

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South Africa’s ANC to hold meeting of key decision-making body on Monday: spokesman

South Africa’s ANC to hold meeting of key decision-making body on Monday: spokesman

FILE PHOTO: President of South Africa Jacob Zuma attends the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa December 16, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo February 11, 2018 JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Sunday it would convene a special meeting of its National Executive Committee on Monday, a key decision-making body that has the power to recall President…

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May to set out ‘Road to Brexit’ in speech: BBC

May to set out ‘Road to Brexit’ in speech: BBC

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls February 11, 2018 LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will make a speech on Brexit in the next three weeks, one of several planned addresses by senior ministers designed to set out the country’s path to leaving the European Union, British media reported on Sunday. Britain is hoping to seal a transition deal next month to smooth its…

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McMorris ‘stoked’ with slopestyle bronze after injury hell

McMorris ‘stoked’ with slopestyle bronze after injury hell

Snowboarding – Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics – Men’s Slopestyle Finals – Phoenix Snow Park – Pyeongchang, South Korea – February 11, 2018 – Gold medallist Redmond Gerard of the U.S., flanked by silver medallist Max Parrot of Canada and bronze medallist Mark McMorris of Canada, receive their game mascots Soohorang during the flower ceremony. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez February 11, 2018 By Jack Tarrant PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Canada’s Mark McMorris left everything out on the…

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Games organizers confirm cyber attack, won’t reveal source

Games organizers confirm cyber attack, won’t reveal source

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games logo is seen at the the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea, September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski February 11, 2018 By Karolos Grohmann PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizers confirmed on Sunday that the Games had fallen victim to a cyber attack during Friday’s opening ceremony, but they refused to reveal the source. The Games’ systems, including the internet and television services, were affected…

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