Stocks, dollar steady after Trump-led dip
By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) - Stock markets steadied and the dollar recovered some ground on Wednesday after unease over how U.S. policy will develop under Donald Trump's presidency drove the currency to its weakest since early December. Traders in Asia said shares were helped by hopes that the concern about a stronger dollar expressed by the U.S. President-elect at the weekend would benefit emerging markets where companies have borrowed heavily in dollars. Energy and cyclical stocks gained the most.
Prosecutor: Orlando gunman's widow knew about the attack
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) ? The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she lied to FBI agents after the shooting, prosecutors said during a brief court appearance a day after her arrest in California.
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Nigeria lawmakers worried about gap between official and black market naira rates
Nigerian lawmakers have adopted the official exchange rate of 305 naira per dollar for the 2017 budget but have asked the central bank to initiate measures to close the 40 percent spread with the black market, deputy senate president said on Tuesday. Members of the upper house of parliament said during a review of the budget on Tuesday that they were worried about the exchange rate differential, which they described as damaging to the economy and said had led to a loss of investor confidence.
UK, EU take contrasting messages from May's Brexit speech
British Prime Minister Theresa May's promise of a clean but friendly exit from the European Union drew strikingly different responses Wednesday: optimism in Britain, skepticism on the other side of the ...
Suicide blast kills 33 at north Mali military campAt least 33 people were killed and dozens injured on Wednesday when a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives near a military camp in Mali's northern city of Gao, witnesses and a United Nations peacekeeping source said. "It's terrible," Gao resident Kader Touré said. The camp was home to government soldiers and members of various rival armed groups which jointly patrol Mali's restive desert north in line with a U.N.-brokered peace accord.
George H.W. Bush hospitalized for shortness of breath
Israeli Arab, policeman killed amid clashes over demolitionsJERUSALEM (AP) ? An Israeli Arab rammed his vehicle into a group of police officers on Wednesday, killing one of them before he was shot dead during clashes in southern Israel, police said, while local residents accused the police of using excessive force, saying the man lost control of his vehicle after he was shot.
Gambia's Jammeh clings on as tourists flee
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh looked determined to cling to power on Wednesday as his mandate came to an end, while tourists packed onto planes in an exodus sparked by the country's state of emergency. Jammeh said Tuesday the emergency measure was necessary due to interference of foreign powers in the country's December 1 election, which the president of 22 years lost to opponent Adama Barrow. Barrow, who is currently sheltering in neighbouring Senegal, maintains his inauguration will go ahead on Thursday on Gambian soil, putting the country on a collision course.
Elder ex-president Bush recovering in hospital after breathing problems
Bush, 92, the oldest living former American president, has been at the Houston Methodist Hospital since Saturday and "has responded very well to treatments," spokesman Jim McGrath said in an email to Reuters. Bush is the father of former President George W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who sought the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.