Politics

Trump blames North Korea, not leader Kim for Warmbier death: Conway

President Donald Trump believes North Korea is responsible for Otto Warmbier’s death but said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had told him he did not know how the American college student was treated in detention, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Friday.

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Trump blames North Korea, not leader Kim for Warmbier death: Conway

President Donald Trump believes North Korea is responsible for Otto Warmbier’s death but said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had told him he did not know how the American college student was treated in detention, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Friday.

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Warmbier parents blast North Korean leader for son’s death after Trump’s praise

The family of Otto Warmbier, the American student who died after having been imprisoned in North Korea, blamed Kim Jong Un for their son’s death on Friday, reacting to U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement that he accepted the leader’s claims to have been unaware of the case.

Business

Canada PM speaks to Trump about tariffs, sources see little progress

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday about American tariffs on steel and aluminum, Trudeau’s office said on Friday, but well-placed sources said there was little sign of progress.

World

Opposition Slovak presidential candidate soars in final poll

Zuzana Caputova, a lawyer and activist who has suddenly emerged as the front-runner in a presidential election in Slovakia, opened a seemingly insurmountable lead over the ruling party’s candidate in the final opinion poll two weeks before the vote.

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Trump blames North Korea, not leader Kim for Warmbier death: Conway

President Donald Trump believes North Korea is responsible for Otto Warmbier’s death but said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had told him he did not know how the American college student was treated in detention, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Friday.

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Battle over in Somali capital, three militants killed: police

Somali security forces killed three militants holed up in a building in the capital Mogadishu on Friday and the battle for the area was now over, police officials said.

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Spain takes steps to cap home rents as election nears

The Spanish government on Friday adopted a decree that aims to cap residential rent rises within the term of a contract ahead of a general election in April.

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Battle over in Somali capital, three militants killed: police

Somali security forces killed three militants holed up in a building in the capital Mogadishu on Friday and the battle for the area was now over, police officials said.

Health

FDA finds new cancer-causing impurity in blood pressure pills

India’s Hetero Labs Ltd is recalling some batches of a blood pressure drug because it contains a cancer-causing impurity, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday.

Health

Philippines to charge officials of Sanofi, government over dengue vaccine

The Philippine Department of Justice on Friday said it had found probable cause to indict officials from French drugmaker Sanofi and former and current Philippine health officials over 10 deaths it said were linked to use of a dengue vaccine.

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Philippines to charge officials of Sanofi, government over dengue vaccine

The Philippine Department of Justice on Friday said it had found probable cause to indict officials from French drugmaker Sanofi and former and current Philippine health officials over 10 deaths it said were linked to use of a dengue vaccine.

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Wall Street bounces on trade optimism, tame inflation data

Wall Street’s main indexes bounced on Friday after data showed U.S. inflationary pressures remained tame and as strong economic data from China helped feed into optimism around trade.

Business

Exclusive: Apollo bets on Clearway Energy, defying PG&E bankruptcy fallout

Private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC has amassed a 6 percent stake in Clearway Energy Inc, a renewable energy producer whose shares were hit after one of its customers filed for bankruptcy, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Business

Wall Street bounces on trade optimism, tame inflation data

Wall Street’s main indexes bounced on Friday after data showed U.S. inflationary pressures remained tame and as strong economic data from China helped feed into optimism around trade.

Business

Toyota, Fiat Chrysler U.S. auto sales fall in February

Toyota Motor Corp and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV reported a fall in U.S. auto sales in February, as the industry faces weak demand following a long bull run after the financial crisis.

Business

A day of reckoning for the ECB?

The European Central Bank has downplayed a global slowdown for months, but it will finally take a tentative step next week to prop up the euro zone economy, signaling fresh stimulus to keep banks lending.

World

Iran’s Zarif derides Trump over North Korea summit failure

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mocked U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday over the collapse of a summit on North Korean denuclearization, vowing Washington would not get a better Iran nuclear deal than the one it exited last year.

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Irish PM says to fix law that prompted border trawler seizures

Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar promised on Friday to resolve a legal “anomaly” that led to the seizure of two small fishing boats from Northern Ireland and drew angry denunciations from pro-British politicians.

World

Yazidis freed from Islamic State captivity in Syria, returned to Iraq

A group of Yazidi women and children returned to Iraq from Syria on Friday after more than four years in Islamic State captivity.

World

Somali special forces battle militants holding hostages

Heavy gunfire rang out across central Mogadishu on Friday as Somali special forces battled to dislodge insurgents who bombed a hotel, killing at least 29 people, then holed up with hostages in a neighboring building.

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Iran’s Zarif derides Trump over North Korea summit failure

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif mocked U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday over the collapse of a summit on North Korean denuclearization, vowing Washington would not get a better Iran nuclear deal than the one it exited last year.