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Oil prices rise on Iran sanctions worries, falling Venezuelan output
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Thursday, supported by expectations the United States will re-impose sanctions against Iran, a decline in output in Venezuela and ongoing strong demand.
FACTBOX-Commoners who have married into royal families
LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) - In just over three weeks, U.S. actress Meghan Markle will join a select group of "commoners" to marry into a royal family when she weds Britain's Prince Harry at Windsor Castle.
Turkey - Factors to Watch on April 26
ANKARA, April 26 (Reuters) - Here are news, reports and events that may affect Turkish financial markets on Thursday.
Liberals on top U.S. court ask if Trump travel waivers just 'window dressing'
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices sought assurances on Wednesday that the Trump administration's policy for granting medical or other exceptions to a ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority countries amounted to more than window dressing.
European powers say they are nearing plan to save Iran nuclear pact
WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron called on the United States on Wednesday not to abandon the Iran nuclear deal as Western envoys said Britain, France and Germany were nearing a package that seeks to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to save the pact.
INTERVIEW-Refugee to Rio: Syrian swimmer splashes into stardom
BERLIN, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the crowd erupted in applause for swimmer Yusra Mardini at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, it was hard to believe the teenager nearly drowned at sea just a year earlier escaping war in Syria.
Macron expects Trump will decide against staying in Iran nuclear deal
WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that he would expect U.S. President Donald Trump to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal based on his past statements while stressing he does not know what Trump will decide on May 12.
UPDATE 1-FLIR Systems to pay $30 mln to settle U.S. allegations -State Dept
WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) - FLIR Systems Inc will pay $30 million to settle government allegations it violated a U.S. law restricting military-related exports, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.
In anti-Semitism row, Belgian PM slams honor for film-maker Loach
BRUSSELS, April 25 (Reuters) - Belgium's prime minister criticized one of the country's leading universities on Wednesday over its plan to honor British film director Ken Loach, following complaints that it has overlooked alleged anti-Semitism.
UPDATE 1-Syria donors fall short without US aid, warn of cruel end-game
BRUSSELS, April 25 (Reuters) - International donors raised $4.4 billion in emergency aid for Syria and its neighbors this year on Wednesday, but the total fell well short of the U.N. target for 2018 after the United States failed to submit a pledge.
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