» Brazil minister says agribusiness should not be blamed for Amazon fires
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Brazilian agriculture minister, Tereza Cristina Dias, said on Friday that agribusiness should not be blamed for the fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest and that potential trade barriers are unjustified.

» As G7 leaders arrive, barricaded Biarritz leaves swimmers out in the cold
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Come rain or shine, every morning of the year Biarritz's White Urchin swimmers' club take a one kilometer swim around the Bay of Biscay. But today as they crawl to their favorite spot, the wail of a police speedboat sends a clear message...

» Iran has highly accurate missiles which it has not publicized: deputy defense minister
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Iran has produced highly accurate missiles which it has not publicized, Iranian Deputy Defence Minister General Qassem Taqizadeh said on Friday, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

» Russia says isotope in doctor's tissue caused by diet, not accident
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Russian authorities said on Friday that a doctor who treated those injured in a mysterious accident this month had the radioactive isotope Caesium-137 in his body, but said it was probably put there by his diet.

» Russia's Chechnya inaugurates what it says is Europe's largest mosque
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Authorities in the Russian region of Chechnya on Friday inaugurated what they said was the largest mosque in Europe in a pomp-filled ceremony attended by local and foreign officials.

» Italy's PD government talks with 5-Star give reason for hope: lawmaker
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Talks between the center-left Democratic Party (PD) and the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement to try to form a new Italian government were positive and "give good reason for hope", a PD lawmaker said on Friday after the meeting.

» Poland's ruling party hit by scandals, poll shows
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Poland's ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party, hit by two high profile resignations, lost 5 percentage points in an opinion poll published on Friday ahead of October's election.

» Victims of 'La Bestia,' Mexico's notorious migrant train, learn to walk again
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Twelve hours after he scrambled atop a boxcar on a freight train that hurtled through Mexico toward the U.S. border, Roni Osorio could no longer fight sleep. The train lurched, and with nothing to grip onto, he rolled, fell and was sucke...

» Israeli teenager killed by bomb near settlement: Israeli officials
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
An Israeli teenager was killed and her father and brother were injured by a Palestinian bomb near a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israeli officials said.

» EU piles pressure on Brazil over Amazon fires
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
The European Union piled pressure on Friday on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over fires raging in the Amazon basin, with Ireland and France saying they could block a trade deal with South America.

» Climate activists demonstrate outside Brazil embassies in Paris and London
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Several hundred environmental activists demonstrated on Friday outside the Brazilian embassy in Paris as a clash between the two countries' leaders over the issue of climate change intensified, while similar protests took place in London.

» G7 advisers discuss 'concrete measures' on Amazon fires: France
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Advisers to G7 leaders are discussing concrete measures to be decided on during the Group of Seven industrialized countries' summit this weekend in France, a French diplomatic source said on Friday.

» As Amazon burns, Brazil's Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze but told foreign powers not to interfere.

» Weekend strike at Barcelona airport cancels at least 124 flights
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Spain's largest airline, Vueling, has canceled 112 flights scheduled for Saturday and Sunday because of a strike by ground staff at Barcelona's El Prat airport.

» UK PM Johnson says Britain will send back migrants who cross channel illegally
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Britain will send back migrants who illegally try to cross the channel from France, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday.

» Sri Lanka withdraws emergency law imposed after Easter attacks
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Sri Lanka on Friday withdrew an emergency law imposed after Easter Sunday attacks, a military spokesman said, signifying the return of calm to the island nation which is set to vote in a new head of state later this year.

» Fire extinguished at London building near Grenfell disaster
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
London's fire brigade said on Friday they had put out a fire on the balcony of the 12th floor of a building in West London near Grenfell Tower, where a blaze killed 71 people in 2017.

» Zimbabwe police arrest 10 union officials as clampdown deepens
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Zimbabwe police arrested 10 union officials on Friday as they tried to petition the finance minister over low pay for teachers, witnesses said, extending a government clampdown on dissent that has hobbled the country's main opposition.

» Russia rocket accident likely had two explosions, Norway monitor says
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
The explosion that killed five Russian scientists during a rocket engine test earlier this month was followed by a second blast two hours later, the likely source of a spike in radiation, Norway's nuclear test-ban monitor said on Friday.

» France and Britain aim to show unity on Iran as G7 looms
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
France and Britain aimed to present a united front on the issue of Iran - where they have been at odds with the United States - as major world powers prepared to discuss Iran and other topics at the G7 summit.

» Iran's Zarif says nuclear talks with Macron were 'productive': ILNA agency
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Iran's foreign minister said talks he held on Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron about a landmark 2015 nuclear deal were "productive", according to the ILNA news agency.

» Pakistan Supreme Court orders action against judge in ex-PM case
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday ordered disciplinary action against a judge who convicted former premier Nawaz Sharif, effectively giving a boost to Sharif's appeal against a seven-year jail term for corruption.

» Hong Kong airport targeted for protest after 'Baltic Chain' link of hands
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Hong Kong braced for an anti-government protest "stress test" of the airport this weekend as demonstrators joined a "Baltic Chain" link of hands on Friday with almost three months of anti-government activism showing no sign of let-up.

» Europe brokers deal to end Ocean Viking migrant standoff
23/08/19 12:10 from World News Review
Six EU countries have agreed to take in 356 migrants stranded at sea for two weeks aboard the Ocean Viking rescue vessel, ending the latest standoff over migration to Europe across the Mediterranean.

» Brazil's Bolsonaro says army may help fight Amazon fires
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday the army may be enlisted to help combat fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, as international condemnation and calls for tough action to quell the unfolding crisis continued to mo...

» Powell says Fed will 'act as appropriate' but offers little more guidance
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
The U.S. economy is in a "favorable place" and the Federal Reserve will "act as appropriate" to keep the current economic expansion on track, Fed chair Jerome Powell said on Friday in remarks that gave few clues about whether the central...

» Special prosecutor to review actor Jussie Smollett's case: judge
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
A Chicago judge on Friday named a special prosecutor to investigate the case involving ex-"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's allegation that he was the victim of a racist attack, which authorities have ruled a hoax.

» France starts inquiry on whether Epstein committed any crimes in France
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
France has opened a preliminary inquiry to see if late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein committed any sex crimes on French territory or against any under-age French victims, the Paris public prosecutor said on Friday.

» China strikes back at U.S. with new tariffs on $75 billion in goods
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
China said on Friday it will impose retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, putting as much as an extra 10% on top of existing rates in the dispute between the world's top two economies.

» Powell: Fed to act as appropriate to keep expansion going
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
The U.S. economy is in a "favorable place" and the Federal Reserve will "act as appropriate" to keep the current economic expansion on track, Fed chair Jerome Powell said on Friday in remarks that gave few clues about whether the central...

» China to impose extra tariffs on U.S. soy, beef and pork
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
China said on Friday it will impose an extra 5% tariff on U.S. soybeans from Sept 1, and additional 10% duties on U.S. wheat, corn and sorghum from Dec. 15, in Beijing's latest retaliatory trade measures https://www.reuters.com/article/u...

» Danish PM had 'constructive conversation' with Trump
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen had a "constructive conversation" with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, discussing cooperation on security policy, Danish news agency Ritzau reported.

» For world's central banks, a call to hang together
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
Over the decades since World War Two the growth rates, inflation rates, interest rates and business cycles of the world's major economies grew closer together.

» U.S. new home sales drop sharply, point to more housing weakness
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
Sales of new U.S. single-family homes sank more than expected in July, a sign that the housing market continued in low gear despite lower mortgage rates and a strong labor market.

» Powell: U.S. in 'favorable' place, Fed will 'act as appropriate'
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
The U.S. economy is in a "favorable place" and the Federal Reserve will "act as appropriate" to keep the current economic expansion on track, Fed chair Jerome Powell said on Friday in remarks that gave few clues about whether the central...

» Israel eases rules on cyber weapons exports despite criticism
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
Israel is easing export rules on offensive cyber weapons, despite accusations by human rights and privacy groups that its technologies are used by some governments to spy on political foes and crush dissent.

» Hong Kong families form peaceful human chains ahead of airport protest
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
Thousands of chanting Hong Kong protesters joined hands to form human chains on Friday in a peaceful protest, with almost three months of anti-government demonstrations showing no sign of let-up across the Chinese-ruled territory.

» Representative Seth Moulton ends bid for Democratic presidential nomination
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
Representative Seth Moulton, who mounted a long-shot bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ended his campaign on Friday, warning that the party must now decide how far left it wants to move.

» Le Brexit breakthrough? Europe says 'Nein', 'non', 'no'
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
After sterling soared and some British newspapers roared at a supposed Brexit victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Europe's power brokers had a more sobering message: the basic divorce deal is not changing.

» Dutch PM Rutte: no easy alternative for Irish backstop
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday said he would be willing to listen to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's alternative plans for the Irish backstop, but said there is no easy solution.

» France starts probe on whether Epstein committed any crimes in France
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
France has opened a preliminary probe to see if disgraced late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein committed any sex crimes on French territory or against any under-age French victims, the Paris public prosecutor said on Friday.

» Brazilian army is ready to protect the Amazon rainforest, says general
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
The Brazilian army is ready to defend the Amazon rainforest, Edson Leal Pujol, head of the armed forces, said on Friday amid increasing international pressure and calls for tough action to combat fires sweeping through the forest.

» Hong Kong protesters join in 'Baltic Chain' link of hands
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
Thousands of chanting Hong Kong protesters joined peaceful "Baltic Chain" links of hands on Friday, with almost three months of anti-government demonstrations showing no sign of let-up across the Chinese-ruled territory.

» Court revives challenge to Minnesota same-sex marriage video law
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit by Minnesota videographers challenging a state law requiring them to make videos of same-sex weddings.

» China strikes back in trade dispute with U.S. with new tariffs
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
China unveiled on Friday retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, putting an additional 10% on top of existing rates in the latest tit-for-tat exchange in a protracted dispute between the world's top two economies.

» Renewed Chinese auto tariffs would cost U.S. jobs, industry coalition warns
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
The head of a broad coalition of Japanese, German and South Korean automakers warned on Friday that renewed punitive Chinese tariffs on U.S. autos would hurt U.S. vehicle exports to China and put U.S. jobs at risk.

» Billionaire industrialist and conservative donor David Koch dies at age 79
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
Billionaire industrialist David Koch, a driving force behind conglomerate Koch Industries who as one of the world's richest people became a major financier of conservative causes and political candidates, has died at age 79, his brother ...

» U.S. man accused of spying by Russia says he was hurt in prison
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying said on Friday that prison authorities in Moscow had injured him, as a court ruled to extend his detention by two months.

» Putin orders reciprocal Russian response to U.S. missile test
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday ordered a like-for-like response to a recent U.S. missile test, which he said showed that Washington aimed to deploy previously banned missiles around the world.

» Seeking clarity from Fed's Powell? Good luck with that
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
When Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Friday, traders will comb through his remarks for clues on whether the U.S. central bank will deliver more rate cuts this year.

» White House mulling tax cuts but not to counter short-term weakness: adviser
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
The Trump administration is studying tax cuts to buttress long-term U.S. economic growth that could be rolled out during the 2020 election campaign but is not looking at action to counter any perceived economic weakness now, the White Ho...

» Shares in Peppa Pig owner rise past Hasbro offer
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
Peppa Pig-owner Entertainment One's shares rose more than 30% to a record high on Friday, surpassing the price agreed by the company's board with U.S. toy maker Hasbro Inc in a sign that investors see some chance of a counter offer.

» Navarro says China talks to continue, trade war won't slow U.S. economy
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Friday he does not believe the trade war in China will cause higher prices or a slower economy in the United States.

» Florida scientists induce spawning of Atlantic coral in lab for first time
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
Scientists in Florida have artificially induced reproductive spawning of an endangered Atlantic coral species for the first time in an aquarium setting, a breakthrough they say holds great promise in efforts to restore depleted reefs in ...

» Brazil's Bolsonaro says army may help fight Amazon fires as global condemnation mounts
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday the army could be sent to help combat fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, as international condemnation and calls for tough action to quell the unfolding crisis continued to mount.

» Huawei says U.S. curbs to cut smartphone unit's revenue by over $10 billion
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
Chinese technology giant Huawei said on Friday the impact of U.S. trade restrictions on its business will be less than what it initially feared, though the curbs could push its smartphone unit's revenue lower by about $10 billion this year.

» Myanmar troops' sexual violence against Rohingya shows 'genocidal intent': U.N. report
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
Sexual violence committed by Myanmar troops against Rohingya women and girls in 2017 indicated the military's genocidal intent to destroy the mainly Muslim ethnic minority, United Nations investigators said in a report released on Thursday.

» Billionaire industrialist David Koch has died
23/08/19 12:08 from World News Review
Billionaire industrialist David Koch, a former executive vice president of conglomerate Koch Industries and a major backer of conservative causes and political candidates, has died, his brother said on Friday.

» China unveils retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods in deepening trade row
23/08/19 11:34 from World News Review
China unveiled on Friday retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, marking the latest escalation of a protracted trade dispute between the world's two largest economies.

» As bond e-trading takes off, debt sales business may be ripe for automation
23/08/19 11:34 from World News Review
With banks' bond trading desks increasingly going electronic, another of the last bastions of old-school banking - the business of helping companies and countries raise capital - may be about to succumb to the tide of technology.

» UK PM deeply concerned about Amazon rainforest fires
23/08/19 11:34 from World News Review
Britain is deeply concerned about fires in the Amazon rainforest and Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the G7 summit to call for a renewed focus on protecting nature, his office said on Friday.

» Finland urges EU to consider banning Brazilian beef over Amazon fires
23/08/19 11:34 from World News Review
Finland, which holds the European Union's rotating chairmanship, called on Friday for the EU to look into the possibility of banning Brazilian beef from its markets due to devastation caused by fires in the Amazon rainforest.

» Stocks, dollar inch up ahead of Powell's Jackson Hole speech
23/08/19 11:34 from World News Review
World stock markets and the dollar rose on Friday as investors looked to a speech by Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell for clarification on whether the U.S. central bank remains on course to deliver another interest rate cut in next mo...

» U.S. fines Deutsche Bank $16 million to settle China, Russia corruption charges
23/08/19 11:34 from World News Review
Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay more than $16 million to settle charges that it violated U.S. corruption laws by hiring relatives of foreign government officials in order to win or retain business, the U.S. regulator said in a statement.

» App looks to get tips from coffee drinkers to Colombia growers
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
An app that sends money in the form of tips from appreciative caffeine devotees around the world to coffee growers in Colombia could help farmers battered by dismal prices earn more income, the initiative's founder said.

» China's tariff blow weighs on Wall Street, Powell speech in focus
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. stocks fell on Friday after China threatened to impose additional tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, ahead of a highly anticipated speech from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.

» Wall St. opens lower on China tariff blow
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Wall Street opened lower on Friday, as China revealed retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods that intensified trade tensions ahead of a much-anticipated speech by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.

» China's tariff blow sets Wall St. for lower open ahead of Powell speech
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Wall Street was set to open lower on Friday as China's threat to impose tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods ratcheted up trade tensions ahead of a highly anticipated speech by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell.

» Russia starts sales of 'Putin limousine', eyes Chinese market
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Russia opened a showroom on Friday selling its first post-Soviet luxury limousine under the Aurus brand, a type of car used by President Vladimir Putin at his inauguration last year.

» Major fashion companies to make G7 pledge to help environment
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Major fashion companies from around the world said on Friday they had signed a pact which they would present at this week's G7 summit to help protect the environment.

» British judge orders confiscation of $1 million in cryptocurrencies from jailed hacker
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
A London judge ordered on Friday the confiscation of bitcoin and other digital currencies worth nearly $1 million from a prolific computer hacker, in the first case of its kind for Britain's biggest police force.

» Volkswagen recalls 679,000 U.S. vehicles that could roll away
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Volkswagen AG said Friday it is recalling 679,000 U.S. vehicles sold since 2011 that could roll away because of an electrical issue.

» Stock futures turn sharply lower after China threatens tariffs on U.S. goods
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. stocks futures fell sharply on Friday after China said it would impose tariffs on about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods.

» SoftBank-backed Oyo, known for budget stays, to rebrand Hooters hotel in Vegas
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
SoftBank Group Corp-backed Indian hospitality startup Oyo will rebrand Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas in a deal that a source with knowledge of the matter said was worth $135 million.

» Thyssenkrupp, Kloeckner in talks over co-operation in materials trading: sources
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Thyssenkrupp is in talks with Kloeckner & Co over future cooperation in materials trading, but is not working on a near-term takeover of the metals firm, three people familiar with the matter said.

» Stock futures edge higher before Powell speech
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday as investors looked to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's speech at a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole for confirmation that the central bank will cut interest rates next month.

» Tesla in advanced talks with LG Chem on battery supply in China: source
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc is in advanced talks with South Korea's LG Chem Ltd to source batteries for vehicles to be made in its Shanghai plant, a person familiar with the matter said.

» U.S. House lawmakers ask regulators to scrutinize bank cloud providers
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Two U.S. lawmakers have called on a top financial regulatory panel to consider direct oversight of the cloud services big tech companies provide to banks, saying they have become a critical component of the global financial system.

» Swedish regulator delays Swedbank money-laundering probe report
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) will publish the conclusions of its probe into alleged money laundering in the Baltics by the beginning of next year, it said on Friday, pushing back the deadline by several months.

» Huawei says impact of U.S. trade restrictions less than feared
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies said on Friday its business has been less impacted by U.S. trade restrictions than the company had initially feared and it is "fully prepared" to live and work with U.S. sanctions.

» Deutsche Bank to transfer up to 800 to BNP in prime brokerage deal: source
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
A deal in the works for BNP Paribas to assume the prime brokerage operations of Deutsche Bank will involve the transfer of up to 800 people, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

» Stocks, dollar climb before Powell's Jackson Hole speech
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
World stock markets and the dollar rose on Friday as investors looked to a speech by Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell for clarification on whether the U.S. central bank remains on course to deliver another interest rate cut in next mo...

» UBS taps BoE adviser van Steenis for sustainable finance, IR roles
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
UBS Group has hired Huw van Steenis, a former senior adviser to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, to head investor relations and a new sustainable finance committee at Switzerland's largest bank, it said on Friday.

» China blames Canada for difficulties in relationship, demands Huawei executive be freed
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
China's embassy in Canada said on Thursday that bilateral ties were suffering "gross difficulties," and demanded Ottawa free Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou.

» Pompeo tells Trudeau U.S. focused on release of two Canadians in China
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday assured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that American officials were working to free two Canadian men who have been held by China since late last year.

» Huawei says 'fully prepared' to deal with U.S. restrictions
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Huawei Technologies said on Friday it is "fully prepared" to live and work with U.S. trade restrictions, and there is no impact to its business from Washington's decision this week to extend a reprieve allowing it to buy supplies from U....

» Hong Kong unions urge Cathay Pacific to end 'white terror'
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Cathay Pacific Airways , which is caught in the crosswinds between authorities in Beijing and anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, must put an end to "all forms of white terror", trade unions in the Chinese-ruled city said on Friday.

» Deutsche Bank to transfer up to 800 people to BNP in prime brokerage deal: source
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
A deal in the works for BNP Paribas to assume the prime brokerage operations of Deutsche Bank will involve the transfer of up to 800 people, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

» UK competition watchdog reprimands RBS, Santander over PPI procedures
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Britain's competition watchdog has ordered Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander to appoint auditors to check how they remind customers who have payment protection insurance (PPI), amid a mis-selling scandal over the policies.

» Bang & Olufsen would listen if approached by buyer: chairman
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Luxury TV and speaker maker Bang & Olufsen would listen if approached by a buyer, chairman Ole Andersen told newspaper Borsen, following three earnings warnings this year.

» Shares in Peppa Pig owner jump 30% after Hasbro's $4 billion offer
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Shares of Entertainment One rose nearly 30% on Friday, a day after U.S. toy maker Hasbro Inc offered to buy the owner of popular children's television show "Peppa Pig" for about $4 billion in cash.

» DHL stops deliveries for Amazon Fresh in Germany
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
(The August 21 story, corrects to read "the market for food ecommerce" in paragraph 1.)

» Thyssenkrupp in talks to buy steel trader Kloeckner: Handelsblatt
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Shares in Kloeckner & Co soared in early trade on Friday after a newspaper said Thyssenkrupp was in talks to buy the metals distributor to strengthen its materials trading business, citing sources familiar with the matter.

» Asian stocks cautious ahead of Powell's speech; yuan at fresh 11-1/2 year low
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Asian shares struggled to make headway on Friday as uncertainty over how much further the U.S. Federal Reserve would cut interest rates added to investors' worries over slowing global growth.

» Protest fears stalk Hong Kong businesses as China threat looms
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Walking a tightrope between anti-government protests and political masters in Beijing, many Hong Kong firms are opting to toe the Communist Party line to avoid potential repercussions having seen what happened at Cathay Pacific Airways.

» Tesla to buy batteries from South Korea's LG Chem: Bloomberg
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Tesla Inc has agreed to buy batteries from South Korea's LG Chem Ltd for electric vehicles manufactured in China, Bloomberg reported on Friday citing people familiar with the matter.

» Amazon to acquire minority stake in an Indian supermarket chain operator
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Amazon.com Inc is set to snag a 3.58% minority stake in India's Future Retail, which operates more than 1,500 stores in India and owns several supermarket brands, including budget department and grocery store chain, Big Bazaar.

» Xiaomi banks on phone data for finance play in India
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
China's Xiaomi is poised to launch a consumer lending business in India in the coming weeks, making an ambitious tilt at the booming financial services market where data privacy concerns and fierce competition present formidable challenges.

» Walmart, Tesla look to address issues surrounding solar systems
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Walmart Inc and Tesla Inc are looking to address all issues surrounding the solar installations at Walmart stores, the companies said late on Thursday, two days after the retailer sued the electric carmaker for "widespread negligence" th...

» Asian stocks struggle ahead of Powell's speech; yuan at fresh 11-1/2 year low
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Asian shares struggled to make headway on Friday as uncertainty over how much further the U.S. Federal Reserve would cut interest rates added to investors' worries over slowing global growth.

» U.S. SEC fines Deutsche Bank $16 million to settle foreign corruption charges
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay more than $16 million to settle charges that it violated U.S. corruption laws by hiring relatives of foreign government officials in order to win or retain business, the U.S. markets regulator said on Thur...

» Wells Fargo pays $6.5 million to Navajo Nation over 'predatory' practices
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Wells Fargo & Co will pay the Navajo Nation $6.5 million to settle a lawsuit over "predatory and unlawful practices" by the bank, the Native American tribe said on Thursday.

» Facing farmer anger, Trump scrambles Cabinet to brainstorm on biofuel policy: sources
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. President Donald Trump, faced with mounting anger in the farm belt over policies that allow oil refineries to use less corn-based ethanol, summoned Cabinet members on Thursday to discuss ways to boost biofuel demand, four sources fa...

» U.S. state legal chiefs, telecom firms set to crack down on robocalls
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Attorneys general from 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia will announce on Thursday they are joining forces with major telecommunications providers, including AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Comcast Corp, Sprint Corp and T...

» Asian stocks shaky before Powell's speech as growth woes weigh
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Asian shares struggled to make any headway on Friday as weak U.S. manufacturing activity and uncertainty over how much further the Federal Reserve would cut rates added to the general air of caution in markets buffeted by global growth f...

» For U.S. housing, trade war set to blunt some of Fed stimulus: Reuters poll
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
The U.S.-China trade war may blunt some of the stimulus on the U.S. housing market from expected further interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve, with only a modest outlook for price rises, a Reuters poll of property market experts found.

» FAA says it will invite global Boeing 737 MAX pilots to simulator tests
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday it would invite Boeing 737 MAX pilots from across the world to participate in simulator tests as part of the process to recertify the aircraft for flight following two fatal crashes.

» VMware to pay $5 billion for firms offering cloud security, developers platform
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
VMware Inc said on Thursday it bought two providers of cloud security and cloud developer services in separate deals valued at about $5 billion, as it expands offerings for corporate clients.

» Hasbro takes home Peppa Pig, PJ Masks in $4 billion eOne deal
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Hasbro Inc will buy Entertainment One Ltd for about $4 billion (3.27 billion pounds) in cash, expanding into the lucrative infant and preschool market by gaining access to popular TV shows like Peppa Pig and PJ Masks.

» FAA says invites global Boeing 737 MAX pilots to simulator tests
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday it has invited a cross-section of line pilots from global carriers that operate Boeing Co's 737 MAX to participate in simulator testing as part of an overall testing and validatio...

» SEC fines Deutsche Bank $16 million to settle foreign corruption charges
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay more than $16 million to settle charges that it violated U.S. corruption laws by hiring relatives of foreign government officials in order to win or retain business, the U.S. markets regulator said on Thur...

» U.S. plans in-person China trade talks next month: White House adviser
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
The Trump administration is still planning for a round of in-person talks between U.S. and Chinese officials in September after a constructive exchange this week between deputy-level negotiators, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow...

» Salesforce sees higher quarterly, FY revenue; shares rise 7%
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Salesforce.com Inc forecast third-quarter and full-year revenue above Wall Street estimates on Thursday, as it benefits from acquisitions and more companies opting for its cloud-based services, sending its shares up 7% in extended trading.

» Two Fed officials see no case for rate cut now; Kaplan 'open-minded'
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Underscoring divisions within the Federal Reserve over how to respond to signs of a global economic slowdown, two officials on Thursday said they see no need to lower borrowing costs next month, while another said he was "open-minded."

» Markets doubt Fed's ability to defend economy, spur inflation
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
The U.S. Federal Reserve wanted to do two things when it cut rates for the first time in a decade last month: Support the economy and spark inflation expectations.

» Exclusive: Boeing, grappling with uneven 737 supply chain, targets 52 per month in February - sources
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Boeing Co has told suppliers it will resume production of its best-selling 737 jets at a rate of 52 aircraft per month in February 2020, then stepping up to a record 57 jets monthly in June, three people familiar with the matter told Reu...

» HP CEO steps down, taps veteran insider; flags quarterly profit below Street view
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
HP Inc said on Thursday Chief Executive Officer Dion Weisler is stepping down after nearly four years in the role, and forecast fourth quarter profit below Wall Street estimates, sending its shares down 6% in late trade.

» U.S., Chinese officials held productive trade call: White House adviser
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. and Chinese deputy-level negotiators held a "very constructive" teleconference on Wednesday and the Trump administration is still planning for a round of in-person talks in September, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said.

» U.S. factories show signs of trouble; labor market still firm
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Activity is contracting in the U.S. manufacturing sector but the number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell last week, signs that factories are suffering from a global slowdown even as the broader labor market...

» Is the U.S. economy sinking or the strongest ever? For the Fed, no clear answer
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
The U.S. Federal Reserve is under pressure from President Donald Trump to cut interest rates. Investors expect the Fed to cut, perhaps by a lot.

» White House mulling tax cuts but not to counter weakness: adviser
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
The Trump administration is considering a package of tax cuts designed to buttress the economy's long-term growth that could be rolled out during the 2020 election campaign, but it is not considering reductions now to counter economic we...

» S&P 500 stalls in economic data offset, ahead of Fed chair's speech
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
The benchmark S&P 500 ended little changed on Thursday as a fall in U.S. jobless claims offset data showing a contraction in U.S. manufacturing activity while investors awaited Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's speech on Friday for c...

» Fed's Powell, under pressure, likely to stick to 'mid-cycle' message
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell comes to this year's meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, caught between discord within the U.S. central bank over appropriate monetary policy and mounting outside pressure for more int...

» Hasbro to buy studio Entertainment One, home of Peppa Pig, for $4 billion
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. toy maker Hasbro Inc will buy Entertainment One Ltd for about $4 billion (3.27 billion pounds) in cash, adding the independent studio with preschool brands such as Peppa Pig and PJ Masks, the companies said on Thursday.

» HP CEO Dion Weisler to step down in November; shares slide
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
HP Inc said on Thursday that Chief Executive Officer Dion Weisler was stepping down after nearly four years, citing personal reasons.

» U.S. official says China far short of soybean purchase pledge after small sale
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
China has purchased about only half the U.S. soybeans it pledged to buy earlier this year, a U.S. Department of Agriculture official said on Thursday, after a small sale was reported amid the two countries' escalating trade war.

» Exclusive: Biofuels company proposes to buy fire-damaged Philadelphia refinery
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
A biofuels producer said on Thursday it is proposing to acquire the fire-damaged Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery and convert it to make renewable diesel and jet fuels.

» HP CEO Dion Weisler to step down in November
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
HP Inc , the hardware business that was formerly part of Hewlett Packard Co, said on Thursday that Chief Executive Officer Dion Weisler is stepping down from the role in November.

» Hasbro to buy studio Entertainment One for $4 billion
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. toy maker Hasbro Inc will buy Entertainment One Ltd for about $4 billion in cash, adding the independent studio with preschool brands such as Peppa Pig to the U.S. company known for Nerf and Power Rangers, the companies said on Thur...

» Gap same-store sales disappoint as Old Navy struggles
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Gap Inc posted quarterly same-store sales that fell short of analysts' estimates on Thursday, as Old Navy suffered its worse comparable sales figures in three years ahead of a planned spin-off of the brand.

» Salesforce revenue forecast beats estimates, shares rise 7%
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
Salesforce.com Inc forecast third-quarter revenue above Wall Street estimates on Thursday, encouraged by more companies opting for its cloud-based services, sending its shares up 7% in extended trading.

» Guggenheim's Scott Minerd warns world bond markets are in a 'bubble'
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
The bond market is in a "bubble," particularly sovereign debt, Guggenheim Partners global chief investment officer Scott Minerd warned on Thursday, and he said that efforts by the Federal Reserve to head off a recession by cutting intere...

» VMware buys two software firms in separate deals totaling $5 billion
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
VMware Inc said on Thursday that it would buy Pivotal Software Inc, a maker of software development and management tools, in a deal valued at $2.7 billion.

» Trump set to discuss biofuels Thursday with USDA, EPA: sources
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. President Donald Trump, faced with mounting anger in the farm belt over policies that allow oil refineries to use less corn-based ethanol, summoned Cabinet members on Thursday to discuss ways to boost biofuel demand, four sources fa...

» Stocks edge lower as investors eye Fed's Jackson Hole meeting
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
An index of stock markets worldwide crept lower on Thursday on uncertainty over the outlook for U.S. interest rate cuts and weak U.S. manufacturing data that raised concerns about the health of the world's largest economy.

» Wall Street treads water ahead of Fed chair speech
23/08/19 11:25 from Markets and Business News Review
The benchmark S&P 500 ended little changed on Thursday as a fall in U.S. jobless claims offset data showing a contraction in U.S. manufacturing activity while investors awaited Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's speech on Friday for c...

» France says won't support Mercosur given Brazil president's climate comments
23/08/19 11:22 from World News Review
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was lying when he played down concerns about climate change at the G20 summit in Japan in June, said French President Emmanuel Macron's office on Friday, as Brazil and France continued to clash over the...

» Fire breaks out on 12th floor of London building near Grenfell disaster
23/08/19 11:22 from World News Review
London's fire brigade said they are dealing with a fire on the balcony of the 12th floor of a building in West London and have dispatched ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters.

» Brazil's Bolsonaro says army may be sent to help combat Amazon fires
23/08/19 11:22 from World News Review
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday that the army could be sent to help combat the fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, and that a decision will be taken later in the day.

» 'Blind men': End of South Korea-Japan pact undermines bid to understand North Korea threats
23/08/19 11:22 from World News Review
South Korea's decision to scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan could harm efforts to understand threats from North Korea, and potentially weaken the ability to monitor its missile launches, officials and analysts say.

» Britain unlikely to change Iran stance at G7 despite Trump meeting
23/08/19 11:22 from World News Review
Britain is unlikely to alter its approach on Iran despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson meeting U.S. President Donald Trump, as the 2015 deal remains the best way to ensure Tehran does not get nuclear weapons, a British diplomatic source ...

» Syrian army captures Hama rebel pocket in northwest: state media
23/08/19 11:22 from World News Review
Syrian army troops seized a pocket of territory in the northwest where they had encircled rebels and a Turkish military post on Friday, reclaiming towns they lost early in the war.

» Erdogan tells Putin Syrian offensive is causing humanitarian crisis
23/08/19 11:22 from World News Review
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Friday that Syrian army attacks in northwest Syria are causing a humanitarian crisis and threaten Turkey's national security, the Turkish presidency said.

» Russian court extends detention of ex-U.S. marine Whelan to end-October: Ifax
23/08/19 11:22 from World News Review
A Moscow court extended the pre-trial detention of former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan, who Russia accuses of spying, until the end of October, the Interfax news agency reported on Friday.

» Important for Europe to stay united on Iran: French official
23/08/19 11:22 from World News Review
The three major European powers - Britain, France and Germany - must stay united on Iran, said a French official on Friday, speaking as world powers prepared to discuss relations with that country and other issues at the G7 summit.

» Kremlin: Putin held Security Council meeting to discuss U.S. missile test
23/08/19 11:22 from World News Review
The Kremlin said on Friday that President Vladimir Putin had held a meeting of Russia's Security Council to discuss a recent U.S. cruise missile test.

» Investors look at dollar stores as U.S. recession fears increase
23/08/19 10:51 from World News Review
More investors are watching the shares of discount retailers like Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc , which perform better during economic downturns, in the hopes of gauging changes in consumer behavior, though higher tariffs may e...

» Democrat Buttigieg targets mental illness, addiction in new plan
23/08/19 10:51 from World News Review
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg aims to prevent one million deaths by 2028 from addiction and mental illness under a plan he released on Friday aimed at tackling the country's opioid and substance abuse crisis.

» Ireland could try to block Mercosur trade deal on Amazon concerns: Varadkar
23/08/19 10:51 from World News Review
As wildfires rage through the Brazilian Amazon, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said Dublin will vote against a trade deal between the European Union and South American trade bloc Mercosur unless Brazil takes action to protect the ...

» Hong Kong airport targeted in weekend protest after last week's mayhem
23/08/19 10:51 from World News Review
Hong Kong braced for an anti-government protest "stress test" of the airport this weekend, as weeks of sometimes violent demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city showed no signs of let-up amid rising tension between China and some Wester...

» Chicago judge may tap special prosecutor to review actor Jussie Smollett's case
23/08/19 10:51 from World News Review
The case of ex-"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who sparked a firestorm in Chicago by reporting a racist attack authorities have ruled a hoax, returns to court on Friday, when local media say a judge may tap a special prosecutor to review...

» China to soon unveil plan for retaliatory tariffs on some U.S. products: Global Times
23/08/19 10:51 from World News Review
China will soon unveil a plan to impose retaliatory tariffs on certain U.S. products, the editor in chief of China's Global Times newspaper said.

» S&P 500 stalls as U.S. employment, manufacturing data offset
23/08/19 10:34 from Markets and Business News Review
The benchmark S&P 500 struggled for direction on Thursday as strong results from Nordstrom Inc and a fall in U.S. jobless claims offset data showing a contraction in U.S. manufacturing activity.

» News Corp developing 'Knewz.com' service to take on Google News: WSJ
23/08/19 10:34 from Markets and Business News Review
News Corp is developing a news-aggregation service to compete with Alphabet Inc's Google News and could be launched later this year, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.

» Oil eases as Fed's Jackson Hole meeting gets underway
23/08/19 10:34 from Markets and Business News Review
Oil prices weakened on Thursday on worries about the global economy and as equity markets were on edge over the uncertain outlook for U.S. interest rate cuts.

» China blames Canada for difficulties in relationship, demands Huawei exec be freed
23/08/19 10:34 from Markets and Business News Review
China's embassy in Canada said on Thursday that bilateral ties were suffering "gross difficulties," and demanded Ottawa free Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou.

» Exclusive: KKR explores $5 billion sale of Epicor Software - sources
23/08/19 10:34 from Markets and Business News Review
Buyout firm KKR & Co Inc is exploring a sale of Epicor Software Corp that could value the U.S. enterprise resource planning software provider at close to $5 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

» Stocks weak as investors eye Fed's Jackson Hole meeting
23/08/19 10:34 from Markets and Business News Review
An index of stock markets worldwide edged lower on Thursday on uncertainty over the outlook for U.S. interest rate cuts and weak U.S. manufacturing data that raised concerns about the health of the world's largest economy.

» FAA plans to test Boeing MAX software on less-experienced pilots: sources
23/08/19 10:34 from Markets and Business News Review
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration plans to test next month how pilots with around one year of experience flying Boeing 737 jets handle new software on the MAX model, four sources with knowledge of the matter said.

» U.S. transport chief names aviation safety advisory panel
23/08/19 10:34 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Thursday named 22 people to a new panel that will advise the department on aviation safety oversight and certification programs as the Federal Aviation Administration continues to grapple with...

» Erdogan tells Putin that Syrian army offensive causing humanitarian crisis
23/08/19 10:31 from World News Review
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Russia's Vladimir Putin on Friday that Syrian army attacks in northwest Syria are causing a humanitarian crisis and threaten Turkey's national security, the Turkish presidency said.

» Global watchdog to monitor Pakistan's progress in tackling militant funding
23/08/19 10:31 from World News Review
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will monitor Pakistan's progress in implementing a proposed plan against financing for militant organizations ahead of a meeting in October, the international watchdog body said on Friday.

» One Israeli killed and two injured in bomb attack near settlement: ambulance
23/08/19 10:31 from World News Review
One Israeli was killed and two injured in a Palestinian attack near a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israeli medical officials said.

» Mexican Senate bust-up exposes fragility of president's ruling party
23/08/19 10:31 from World News Review
A fight among leaders of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's ruling party is unlikely to weaken his iron grip on the country, but the row has also underlined how fragile the political legacy he is seeking to build may be.

» South Africa pledges fiscal discipline in sweeping health reform
23/08/19 10:31 from World News Review
A proposed switch to universal health coverage in South Africa will be managed in a fiscally responsible way, a senior presidential aide told Reuters, forecasting the landmark reform would cost the state $2.2 billion per year by 2025/26.

» Scottish university to pay 20 million pounds in slavery reparations
23/08/19 10:31 from World News Review
Scotland's University of Glasgow said on Friday it would spend 20 million pounds ($24.4 million) to make amends for the historic financial support it received from people who profited from the slave trade.

» U.S. military ship passes through strategic Taiwan Strait
23/08/19 10:31 from World News Review
The United States sent a Navy ship through the Taiwan Strait on Friday, rekindling one of a growing number of flashpoints in Washington's relationship with Beijing.

» Artists use street murals to change image of violent Caracas slum
23/08/19 10:31 from World News Review
In the sprawling slum of Petare in the east of Venezuela's capital of Caracas, 31-year-old Fabian Solymar begins sketching a mural of abstract figures on a wall filled with Socialist Party political propaganda.

» Uganda blocks online access to Rwandan newspaper, casting shadow over pact to end tensions
23/08/19 10:31 from World News Review
Uganda said on Friday it had blocked online access to Rwanda's main state-owned newspaper on national security grounds, two days after the countries signed a pact to end tensions that closed their busiest border crossing for six months.

» Up to Britain to propose Irish border solutions: Germany
23/08/19 10:31 from World News Review
It is up to Britain to come up with proposals to solve the issue of the Irish border backstop, a German government spokesman said on Friday.

» EU position on Brexit remains unified: Commission
23/08/19 10:31 from World News Review
The European Union remains unified on Brexit, a spokeswoman for the bloc's executive said on Friday, after reports in some UK newspapers suggested British Prime Minister Boris Johnson might have convinced German and French leaders to cha...

» Six EU states to take in Ocean Viking migrants: Commission
23/08/19 10:31 from World News Review
The European Union's top migration official said on Friday six countries in the bloc would take in migrants from the Ocean Viking rescue vessel.

» Ocean Viking ship with 356 migrants on board to dock in Malta: France
23/08/19 10:31 from World News Review
The Ocean Viking ship which has been drifting in the Mediterranean for two weeks with rescued migrants on board will dock in Malta after six EU countries reached an agreement, France's interior minister said on Friday.

» Swedish police release two men held over Copenhagen blast
23/08/19 10:31 from World News Review
Swedish police released two men on Friday that were suspected to have been involved in an explosion outside the Danish Tax Agency in Copenhagen earlier this month.

» Three Israelis injured by bomb in attack near settlement: military
23/08/19 10:31 from World News Review
Three Israelis were injured by a bomb in a Palestinian attack near a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Israeli military said.

» Japan says South Korea fails to grasp North Korea threat with scrapping of pact
23/08/19 10:31 from World News Review
Japanese Minister of Defence Takeshi Iwaya said on Friday South Korea's decision to end an intelligence-sharing pact was regrettable and showed it failed to appreciate the growing security threat posed by North Korea.

» Hong Kong airport faces renewed protest turbulence after last week's fracas
23/08/19 10:31 from World News Review
Hong Kong braced for an anti-government protest "stress test" of the airport this weekend, as weeks of sometimes violent demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city showed no signs of let-up amid rising tension between China and some Wester...

» South Korea to scrap intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid dispute over history
23/08/19 10:31 from World News Review
South Korea said on Thursday it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decades-old dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut security cooperation over North Korea.

» Democrat Buttigieg wants to save million lives through plan fighting mental health, addiction
23/08/19 10:23 from World News Review
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg aims to prevent 1 million deaths by 2028 from addiction and mental illness under a plan he released on Friday aimed at tackling the country's opioid and substance abuse crisis.

» Trump to square off in court with House Democrats over financial records
23/08/19 10:06 from World News Review
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to ask a federal judge on Friday to block Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp from handing the financial records of the Trump family and Trump Organization to Democratic lawmakers.

» Rescuers hunt for 30 missing after Indonesian ferry catches fire
23/08/19 09:54 from World News Review
Indonesian rescuers searched on Friday for 30 people missing from the blazing wreckage of a ferry off the coast of Java island.

» No-frills Wills: British royals take commercial flight to see queen
23/08/19 09:54 from World News Review
Britain's Prince William has taken a commercial no-frills flight to visit his grandmother Queen Elizabeth, winning plaudits and favorable comparisons to his brother Harry after the younger sibling was criticized for using private jets.

» France's Macron to meet Iran foreign minister on eve of G7
23/08/19 09:54 from World News Review
French President Emmanuel Macron will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday, as major world powers seek to salvage a 2015 international nuclear deal signed with Tehran.

» Four die, more than 100 hurt in thunderstorm in Poland's Tatra mountains
23/08/19 09:54 from World News Review
Four people, two of them children, died and more than 100 were injured during a thunderstorm in Poland's Tatra mountains on Thursday, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said.

» Five people killed in stampede at Algiers rap concert
23/08/19 09:54 from World News Review
At least five people were killed in a stampede at a packed rap concert in the Algerian capital on Thursday night, a hospital source said.

» Three injured in suspected attack near Israeli settlement: military
23/08/19 09:54 from World News Review
Three people were injured in a Palestinian attack near an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, according to early reports by the Israeli military on Friday.

» New allies Vietnam, Australia express concern over South China Sea tensions
23/08/19 09:54 from World News Review
New allies Vietnam and Australia expressed concern on Friday about China's activities in the South China Sea, where Vietnamese and Chinese vessels are locked in a tense standoff in Vietnamese-controlled waters.

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