Euro zone stays on growth road, hitting occasional bump
LONDON Evidence built on Friday that the sturdy improvement in euro zone economic growth touted by the European Central Bank is in place -- albeit with some wobbles.
BEIRUT The United States has "no position" on the Russian-backed Syrian government assault on rebel-held areas of Aleppo, and is so far only willing to help coordinate an evacuation of fighters as demanded by Russia, an official with an Aleppo rebel group said.
The official said there was currently "no American position, apart from the Russian agenda: the Russians want the fighters out and they (the Americans) are ready to coordinate over that", said the Turkey-based official, citing indirect contacts with U.S. officials overnight.
Russia on Monday said it would start talks with the United States on a rebel withdrawal from eastern Aleppo, a step a U.S. official said Washington would likely embrace to save lives.
(Reporting by Tom Perry; Editing by Catherine Evans)
LONDON Britain's deal with EDF to build the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant is risky and could lead to requests for more cash and electricity payment top-ups worth 30 billion pounds, a parliamentary watchdog said on Friday.
SEOUL North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless".