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Stocks stagnate as investors await US inflation data

By Tom Wilson and Ankur Banerjee LONDON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) -World stocks eased on Wednesday as traders held their fire ahead of a U.S. inflation reading later this week that may influence the timing of the Federal Reserve’s easing cycle. European stocks dipped 0.1%, with lacklustre corporate earnings weighing on sentiment, though German stocks bucked the trend …

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Trump, Biden win Michigan primaries but Democrats mount Gaza protest vote

By Nandita Bose and Tim Reid DEARBORN, Michigan (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden easily won the Democratic presidential primary in Michigan on Tuesday, but a protest vote by Democrats angry over his support for Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza exceeded organizers’ expectations. Donald Trump won the state’s Republican presidential primary by a large margin, …

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UK electricity capacity auction for 2027/28 clears at record high

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain’s auction to ensure enough electricity capacity for 2027/28 cleared at a record high of 65 pounds ($82) per kilowatt (kW) per year, National Grid said late on Tuesday. Britain launched its power capacity market in 2014, offering to pay providers for making capacity available to ensure the country has enough power. A …

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Macron’s Ukraine troop talk shakes up NATO allies

By John Irish, Michel Rose and Andrew Gray PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) -French President Emmanuel Macron wanted to create “strategic ambiguity” by openly discussing the idea of sending Western troops to Ukraine, but he was so ambiguous that he sparked confusion and irritation among some allies. Macron’s comments at a late-night news conference, after he hosted a …

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Focus on timelines, predictability at next sovereign debt roundtable, IMF chief says

By Andrea Shalal SAO PAULO (Reuters) -International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said on Tuesday she wants to shine a spotlight on the timelines and predictability of debt restructuring processes at the next meeting of the Global Sovereign Debt Roundtable in April. Georgieva told Reuters she hoped to make progress on the issue when the …

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Odysseus moon lander still operational, in final hours before battery dies

By Steve Gorman and Joey Roulette (Reuters) – Odysseus, the first U.S. spacecraft to land on the moon since 1972, neared the end of its fifth day on the lunar surface still operational, but with its battery in its final hours before the vehicle is expected to go dark, according to flight controllers. Texas-based Intuitive …

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Trump’s comments on Black voters trafficked in racist stereotypes -White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s comments that Black voters were more drawn to him after his multiple indictments on criminal charges were repugnant and divisive, White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said on Tuesday. Trump on Friday likened his 91 criminal charges in four separate criminal cases to discrimination faced by Black Americans, and said that …

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Biden, Republican Johnson hold ‘intense’ Ukraine talks at White House

By Steve Holland and Jarrett Renshaw WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden and top Democrats and Republicans in Congress on Tuesday made progress toward avoiding a partial government shutdown at the end of the week, but have not cut a deal on paying for weapons for Ukraine’s battle against Russia. “We’ve got a lot of work …

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