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Democratic White House contender Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for ‘Russian asset’ comment

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential contender Tulsi Gabbard sued Hillary Clinton for defamation on Wednesday, seeking at least $50 million in damages for harming her reputation by suggesting last year that one of the party’s White House contenders was a “Russian asset.” The lawsuit said Clinton’s comments had damaged the presidential candidacy […]

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Canada prosecutors say fraud at heart of Huawei CFO Meng’s U.S. extradition case

By Tessa Vikander VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou returned to a Vancouver courtroom on Wednesday where Canadian prosecutors defended a U.S. extradition request, saying Meng’s alleged bank fraud is the heart of the case that has strained relations between Ottawa and Beijing. Canadian prosecutors have told the British Columbia Supreme Court […]

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Australia’s Westpac hires veteran banker McFarlane as chairman to tide over crisis

(Reuters) – Westpac Banking Corp <WBC.AX> on Thursday named banking veteran John McFarlane as chairman, entrusting the former Australia and New Zealand Banking Group <ANZ.AX> boss to help steer it through the fallout of a massive money-laundering scandal. The appointment comes less than two months after the bank got embroiled in the scandal and at […]

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Kinder Morgan profit jumps 26% on Gulf Coast Express pipeline strength

(Reuters) – U.S. pipeline operator Kinder Morgan Inc <KMI.N> reported a 26% rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday, benefiting from higher gas takeaway from Permian Basin through its Gulf Coast Express pipeline. The pipeline, which can transport 2 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd), came into service in September last year when drillers were burning […]

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Angola’s dos Santos named suspect over alleged fraud, selling Eurobic stake

By Catarina Demony and Sergio Goncalves LISBON (Reuters) – Angola’s billionaire former first daughter, Isabel dos Santos, has decided to sell her stake in Portuguese bank Eurobic, the small lender said on Wednesday. It made the announcement soon after Portuguese news agency Lusa reported that Angolan prosecutors had named dos Santos as a formal suspect […]

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Google finds security flaws in Apple’s web browser: FT

(Reuters) – Google researchers have found multiple security flaws in Apple Inc’s Safari web browser that allowed the tracking of users’ browsing behavior, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing a soon-to-be published paper. The vulnerabilities were found in a tool specifically designed to protect privacy and could have allowed third parties to obtain sensitive […]