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 2017-08-23 00:14 

Reuters

[ World ]

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. to withhold $290 million in Egypt aid... +

In a surprising rebuke to a key ally, two sources tell Reuters the U.S. is prepared to withhold a total of $290 million in aid to key MIddle East ally Egypt over concerns about the country's progress enforcing human rights and democratic norms....

 2017-08-23 00:09 

Reuters

[ Business ]

North American exodus at PetroChina sparks speculation of company shift... +

A flurry of departures across the U.S. and Canadian units of Chinese state energy firm PetroChina Co Ltd (601857.SS) have sparked speculation that the oil trader is reducing its presence in North America, even though the company says it is committed to th...

 2017-08-22 23:58 

AP

Commuter train crashes into parked train, injuring dozens... +

PHILADELPHIA AP — A one-car commuter train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal early Tuesday, buckling the floors of both cars and injuring more than 30 passengers, authorities said. None of the injuries was considered li...

 2017-08-22 23:55 

Reuters Canada

North American exodus at PetroChina sparks speculation of company shift... +

A flurry of departures across the U.S. and Canadian units of Chinese state energy firm PetroChina Co Ltd (601857.SS) have sparked speculation that the oil trader is reducing its presence in North America, even though the company says it is committed to th...

 2017-08-22 23:54 

Reuters

[ World ]

A guilty verdict for Thailand's Yingluck may stoke anger but military firmly in charge... +

A long-awaited verdict in the trial of former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra this week could inflame tension and would likely have far-reaching implications in the politically divided kingdom....

 2017-08-22 23:49 

AP

Missouri governor halts man's execution after DNA questions... +

ST. LOUIS AP — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday halted the scheduled execution of condemned inmate Marcellus Williams after DNA testing raised questions about whether he actually killed. Just hours before Williams was to be put to death, the R...

 2017-08-22 23:37 

Reuters

[ Business ]

U.S. targets Chinese, Russia entities for helping North Korea... +

The United States on Tuesday imposed new North Korea-related sanctions, targeting Chinese and Russian firms and individuals for supporting Pyongyang's weapons programs, but stopped short of an anticipated focus on Chinese banks....

 2017-08-22 23:37 

Reuters

[ Business ]

Toshiba prioritizes talks with Western Digital on chips business: Nikkei... +

Japan's Toshiba Corp is prioritizing talks with Western Digital to sell its memory chip business, as negotiations with a previously preferred bidder have stalled, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday....

 2017-08-22 23:37 

Reuters

[ US ]

Justice Department seeks to scale back scope of warrant on anti-Trump site... +

The U.S. Justice Department is scaling back its request to obtain a broad swath of data in connection with an anti-Trump website, after critics accused the department of trampling the free speech rights of political dissidents....

 2017-08-22 23:34 

AP

The Latest: White House expresses 'sadness' over collision... +

SINGAPORE AP — The Latest on the collision between the USS John S. McCain guided missile destroyer and an oil tanker east of Singapore all times local : 6:30 a.m. The White House is expressing "great sadness" after the remains of a number of Navy sa...

 2017-08-22 23:22 

Reuters

[ Business ]

Brazil to give up control of country's biggest power co.... +

Brazil is floating a proposal to cede control of the country's biggest power utility, Eletrobras, in the boldest privatization yet by a government struggling to close a record budget deficit.}...

 2017-08-22 23:22 

Reuters

[ US ]

Number of charter schools, students in U.S. rises: report... +

The number of children attending charter schools in the United States hit a record of about 6 percent of all students in public schools, according to a federal education report released on Tuesday....

 2017-08-22 23:22 

Reuters Canada

Toshiba prioritizes talks with Western Digital on chips business: Nikkei... +

Japan's Toshiba Corp is prioritizing talks with Western Digital to sell its memory chip business, as negotiations with a previously preferred bidder have stalled, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday....

 2017-08-22 23:12 

Reuters

[ World ]

U.S. asks if Iran military sites to be checked under nuclear deal... +

The United States wants to know if the United Nations atomic watchdog plans to inspect Iranian military sites to verify Tehran's compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Tuesday....

 2017-08-22 23:08 

Reuters

[ US ]

Family of Chinese scholar missing in Illinois asks Trump for help... +

Family members of a Chinese scholar presumed kidnapped in Illinois asked President Donald Trump on Tuesday to provide additional resources to help find her....

 2017-08-22 23:06 

Reuters Africa

U.S. asks if Iran military sites to be checked under nuclear deal... +

The United States wants to know if the United Nations atomic watchdog plans to inspect Iranian military sites to verify Tehran's compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Tuesday....

 2017-08-22 23:01 

Reuters Canada

U.S. asks if Iran military sites to be checked under nuclear deal... +

The United States wants to know if the United Nations atomic watchdog plans to inspect Iranian military sites to verify Tehran's compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Tuesday....

 2017-08-22 22:59 

Reuters

Number of charter schools, students in U.S. rises: report... +

The number of children attending charter schools in the United States hit a record of about 6 percent of all students in public schools, according to a federal education report released on Tuesday....

 2017-08-22 22:58 

Reuters

Australian telco Vocus cuts dividend to manage debtload... +

Australia's No. 4 internet companyVocus Group Ltd said on Wednesday it would cut itsdividend and consider selling assets to manage its debt load asannual underlying profit fell short of the company's ownguidance....

 2017-08-22 22:54 

Reuters

Hong Kong braces for typhoon Hato, flights, ferries canceled... +

Hong Kong braced for severe tropical storm Hato on Wednesday with hundreds of flights and other transport services canceled, and schools and most businesses in the financial hub expected to be closed for the better part of the day....

 2017-08-22 22:53 

UPI

Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer to star in 'A Discovery of Witches' series... +

Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer are set to star in the television adaptation of the novel, "A Discovery of Witches."...

 2017-08-22 22:50 

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Hong Kong braces for typhoon Hato, flights, ferries cancelled... +
 2017-08-22 22:49 

Reuters

Family of Chinese scholar missing in Illinois asks Trump for help... +

Family members of a Chinese scholar presumed kidnapped in Illinois asked President Donald Trump on Tuesday to provide additional resources to help find her....

 2017-08-22 22:45 

Reuters

BRIEF-Vocus Group sees FY18 revenue in range of $1.9 bln - $2 bln... +

Vocus Group Ltd:...

 2017-08-22 22:39 

Reuters

BRIEF-Insurance Australia says FY net profit attributable $929 mln... +

Insurance Australia Group Ltd:...

 2017-08-22 22:39 

Reuters

Wilmington Trust indictment linked to crisis may be tainted: filing... +

A federal indictment against Wilmington Trust Corp and four former executives for allegedly hiding soured loans may need to be dismissed if it was obtained through false grand jury testimony, lawyers for the defendants said on Tuesday....

 2017-08-22 22:38 

Reuters

Australia's Woolworths swings to annual profit as it shores up grocery business... +

Woolworths Ltd,Australia's biggest grocery chain by sales, said on Wednesday itswung to an annual net profit from its first ever loss theprevious year, helped by cost-cutting at its core supermarketbusiness....

 2017-08-22 22:36 

Reuters

BRIEF-Woolworths Ltd says FY net profit attributable was $1.53 billion... +

Woolworths Ltd...

 2017-08-22 22:35 

Reuters

Wilmington Trust indictment linked to crisis may be tainted -filing... +

A federal indictment against Wilmington Trust Corp and four former executives for allegedly hiding soured loans may need to be dismissed if it was obtained through false grand jury testimony, lawyers for the defendants said on Tuesday....

 2017-08-22 22:34 

Reuters

BRIEF-Woolworths says it does not expect an improvement in losses at BIG W in FY18... +

Woolworths Ltd...

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