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Tom Finn

Activist Greta Thunberg releases climate track with UK band as heatwave stuns Britain

25 Jul 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Britain sweltered in record heat on Thursday, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg released a track with one of the country's biggest bands calling for "civil disobedience" in response to climate change.

'It shames us all': Rwandan genocide survivor says Myanmar persecution a repeat of history

11 Jul 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A nurse who survived the Rwandan genocide and wrote the first civilian testimony of the massacre said Myanmar's persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority amounts to genocide and is a "shame on the world's conscience".

Slumbering FX confounds traders, prompts fear of rude awakening

27 Jun 2019

LONDON Currency markets are so listless, the head of European foreign exchange sales at Nomura has taken to selling bonds instead.

Pound near five-month lows vs euro as UK leadership race begins

13 Jun 2019

LONDON The pound held near a five-month low against the euro on Thursday after Boris Johnson won by far the most support from Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.

Pound poised for biggest drop in a month on weak data

10 Jun 2019

LONDON The pound was on track for its biggest daily slide in a month on Monday after data showed the British economy slowed sharply in April with the manufacturing sector proving to be a weak spot as a results of Brexit uncertainty.

CORRECTED-FOREX-Euro heads for best week in 2019 before U.S. jobs data

07 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 7 The euro was headed for its best week since September on Friday, largely due to weakness in the dollar which could fall later in the day if U.S. jobs data disappoints.

REFILE-FOREX-Dollar bound for worst week so far this year

07 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 7 The dollar was headed on Friday for its worst week since December, before a U.S. jobs report that investors expect to bolster the case for a Federal Reserve interest rate cut.

FOREX-Euro strengthens after ECB dashes dovish hopes

06 Jun 2019

* U.S., Mexico unable to reach agreement on tariffs, yen edges up

FOREX-Euro strengthens ahead of ECB meeting

06 Jun 2019

* U.S., Mexico unable to reach agreement on tariffs, yen edges up

FOREX-Yen up on Mexico tariff fears as investors await ECB

06 Jun 2019

* U.S., Mexico unable to reach agreement on tariffs, yen edges up

World News

EU rebuffs Johnson's Brexit gambit

The European Union on Tuesday rebuffed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that it reopen the Brexit divorce deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.