China orders local governments to ease burden on renewable power firms
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has ordered local governments to "ease the burden" on renewable power generators by strengthening guaranteed purchase agreements and giving them priority access to new grid capacity, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Thursday.
Nine teenagers dead, one missing in southern Israel flash flood
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - At least nine teenage seminary students died after they were swept away by a flash flood in the Negev Desert in southern Israel on Thursday, an ambulance service said.
Euro zone starts talking of life after the Greek bailout
SOFIA (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers will start discussions on Friday on Greece's exit from eight years of international bailouts, focusing on how Athens wants to boost economic growth and finish the last reforms agreed with its creditors, officials said.
Senate confirms first Trump picks for Federal Trade Commission
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to confirm five nominees for the Federal Trade Commission, the first commissioners chosen by President Donald Trump to be approved in the 15 months since his inauguration.
Boko Haram attack in northeastern city repelled, Nigeria military says
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian forces repelled an attack by Boko Haram militants in the northeast city of Maiduguri on Thursday, the military said in a statement, the second such clash in a month.
House Republican says 'open' to compromise on Dodd-Frank reforms
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A powerful Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday he was open to passing a Senate bill easing bank rules adopted after the global financial crisis if Democrats would support his bills to reform capital markets.
Algeria worried about rise in illegal migrants as Europe tightens controls
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria expects to get more illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa after the European Union made it more difficult to reach Europe by boat, the country's interior minister said on Thursday.
Optimism growing that U.S. foreign investment bill will pass: official
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Negotiators working to revise a bill before Congress that would tighten scrutiny of foreign investment in order to limit Chinese efforts to acquire sophisticated U.S. technology are optimistic the measure will be signed into law by the end of the year, a senior U.S. Treasury official said on Thursday.
North Korea's Kim will 'open-heartedly' discuss issues with South Korean leader -KCNA
April 26 (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left Pyongyang for his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday, where he will "open-heartedly" discuss issues of peace, prosperity and reunification, North Korean state news agency KCNA said.
UPDATE 5-Parents sue N. Korea, saying Warmbier 'tortured and murdered'
WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - The parents of U.S. college student Otto Warmbier sued North Korea on Thursday over their son's death in 2017 following his release from captivity there, according to the lawsuit which said their son was "brutally tortured and murdered."
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