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GLOBAL MARKETS-Tech weakness drags on stocks; oil recovers after Trump remarks
NEW YORK, April 20 (Reuters) - World stocks dipped on Friday as worries about a global slowdown in smartphone demand dented the technology sector, while oil prices dipped and then recovered after U.S. President Donald Trump sent them lower with a tweet criticizing OPEC.
Fashion and the environment, an uncomfortable fit for McCartney
LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) - The booming fashion industry is medieval in its approach to manufacturing and needs to modernize in order to radically cut the damage it is doing to the environment, British designer Stella McCartney has said.
Tennis-Ruthless Nadal sends Thiem packing in Monte Carlo
MONTE CARLO, April 20 (Reuters) - Defending champion Rafa Nadal thrashed Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem 6-0 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters for a record 14th time on Friday.
Dollar hits two-week peak on higher U.S. yields; sterling sags
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar rose to a two-week high against a basket of currencies on Friday on rising U.S. yields, while sterling extended a decline in the wake of dovish comments from the head of the Bank of England.
Twitter bans ads from Russia's Kaspersky Lab
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc
said on Friday that it has banned ads from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, saying the cyber-security company's business model conflicts with advertising rules and citing U.S. government claims that Kaspersky has ties to Russian intelligence agencies.
Avicii, Swedish electronic dance music artist and DJ, dead at 28
(Reuters) - Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii, one of the biggest stars of electronic dance music (EDM) in Europe, was found dead on Friday at the age of 28, his U.S. publicist said.
Former Mexican governor extradited from Italy to U.S.: source
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A former Mexican governor accused of having ties to Mexican drug cartels has been extradited to the United States from Italy, a Mexican security source said on Friday.
Two-thirds of U.S. Senate pushes Turkey to release pastor
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sixty-six U.S. senators signed a letter released on Friday urging Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan to release an American pastor on trial in Turkey on charges he was linked to a group accused of orchestrating a failed military coup.
UPDATE 1-Sanctions-hit Russian firms ask government for $1.6 bln in liquidity - Interfax
MOSCOW, April 20 (Reuters) - Russian companies hit by U.S. sanctions, including aluminum giant Rusal, have asked for 100 billion roubles ($1.6 billion) in liquidity support from the government, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying on Friday.
UK PM May says will consider compensating affected Windrush migrants
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will consider compensating members of the "Windrush generation" of post-War Caribbean immigrants who may have suffered after being wrongly labeled as illegal entrants, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday.
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