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 2022-08-16 07:00 

UPI

'House of the Dragon': What we know...

"House of the Dragon" will premiere Sunday on HBO Max. Here's everything to know about the new series....

 2022-08-16 07:00 

UPI

Famous birthdays for Aug. 16: Steve Carell, Taika Waititi...

Actor Steve Carell turns 60 and filmmaker Taika Waititi turns 47, among the famous birthdays for Aug. 16....

 2022-08-16 07:00 

UPI

On This Day Aug. 16: Ecuador grants asylum to Julian Assange...

On Aug. 16, 2012, the Ecuadorean government said it was granting political asylum in its London Embassy to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange....

 2022-08-16 06:54 

Reuters

Saudi PIF buys shares in Alphabet, Zoom and Microsoft in U.S. shopping spree...

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) bought shares in Alphabet , Zoom Video and Microsoft as part of a wider pick of U.S. stocks, bringing the sovereign wealth fund's second-quarter investments to about $40.8 billion....

 2022-08-16 06:51 

Reuters

Sri Lanka faces looming food crisis with stunted rice crop...

Nallathambi Mahendran walked through his four acres of emerald green paddy fields in northern Sri Lanka's Kilinochchi district, indicating the height the plants should have reached by now. They were several feet short....

 2022-08-16 06:46 

Reuters

Joshua to use lessons learned from Usyk defeat in rematch...

A "re-invented"; Anthony Joshua said he is well aware of Oleksandr Usyk's tricks and knows what he must do to defeat the Ukrainian when they meet in their rematch in Jeddah on Aug. 20....

 2022-08-16 06:32 

Reuters

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Ukraine says it can export 3 million tonnes of grain from ports next month | Reuters...

Ukraine can export 3 million tonnes of grain from its ports in September and may in the future be able to export 4 million tonnes from them monthly, Deputy Infrastructure Minister Yuriy Vaskov said on Tuesday....

 2022-08-16 06:30 

Reuters

UK watchdog closes case against Barratt over leasehold contracts...

Britain's competition regulator said on Tuesday it had closed the case against Barratt Developments Plc , the country's largest homebuilder, related to alleged mis-selling of leasehold homes....

 2022-08-16 06:29 

UPI

U.S. sanctions 3 Liberian government officials over corruption...

The Biden administration has sanctioned three Liberian government officials on accusations of committing corruption for personal gain....

 2022-08-16 06:27 

Reuters

Juicy Couture owner to buy UK's Ted Baker for about $254 mln...

Juicy Couture and Forever 21 owner Authentic Brands will buy Ted Baker in a deal worth roughly 211 million pounds ($254.26 million), the companies said on Tuesday, ending months of speculation on the fate of the British fashion chain....

 2022-08-16 06:26 

Reuters

Philips says CEO Van Houten to leave in October...

Dutch health technology company Philips on Tuesday unexpectedly announced that Chief Executive Officer Frans van Houten would be replaced with company insider Roy Jakobs on October 15....

 2022-08-16 06:24 

Reuters

EXCLUSIVE Tencent plans to divest $24 bln Meituan stake -sources...

China's Tencent Holdings plans to sell all or a bulk of its $24 billion stake in food delivery firm Meituan to placate domestic regulators and monetise an eight-year-old investment, four sources with knowledge of the matter said....

 2022-08-16 06:13 

Reuters

MLB roundup: Rangers top A's after firing manager...

Glenn Otto ended a nine-start winless streak and Marcus Semien delivered a home run as the Texas Rangers edged the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Monday in Arlington, Texas....

 2022-08-16 06:09 

Reuters

Israel's Bank Leumi Q2 profit boosted by financing income jump...

Bank Leumi , one of Israel's two largest lenders, reported higher quarterly net profit that beat estimates, helped by a large gain in financing income due to an increase in its loan portfolio, inflation and interest rates....

 2022-08-16 06:07 

Reuters

Bionic hand can be updated with new gestures, anytime, anywhere...

Australian swimmer Jessica Smith has had an uneasy relationship with prosthetics since a childhood accident, but her convictions are being challenged by a British bionic hand that can be updated remotely anywhere in the world....

 2022-08-16 06:06 

Reuters

UK unemployment rate holds at 3.8% in three months to June...

Britain's unemployment rate held at 3.8% in the three months to June, close to a half-century low, but there were some signs that the country's super-hot labour market was cooling, according to official monthly figures showed on Tuesday....

 2022-08-16 06:06 

Reuters

India buys discounted Venezuelan petcoke to replace coal...

Indian companies are importing significant volumes of petroleum coke from Venezuela for the first time, trade sources and shipping data show, as the OPEC nation boosts exports not specifically targeted by U.S. sanctions....

 2022-08-16 06:04 

Reuters

Ammunition depot explodes in northern Crimea -TASS citing local authorities...

An ammunition depot has exploded in northern Crimea, Russia's TASS news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the administration of the settlement of Mayskoye....

 2022-08-16 06:00 

Reuters

Russia's Black Sea fleet struggling with effective sea control, UK says...

Britain said on Tuesday that Russia's Black Sea Fleet is currently struggling to exercise effective sea control, with patrols generally limited to the waters within sight of the Crimean coast....

 2022-08-16 05:58 

Reuters

Klopp proud of Liverpool for keeping up intensity after Nunez red card...

Juergen Klopp said he is proud of Liverpool for fighting back to secure a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Monday despite being reduced to 10 men after Darwin Nunez was sent off....

 2022-08-16 05:55 

Reuters

Oil tanker, passenger bus crash kills 20 in central Pakistan - media...

A fiery crash between an oil tanker and a passenger bus killed at least 20 people in Pakistan, a police spokesperson and media said on Tuesday....

 2022-08-16 05:54 

Reuters

Fairfax-backed Digit Insurance files draft papers for India IPO...

India's Digit Insurance, backed by Canadian billionaire Prem Watsa's Fairfax Group, has filed for an initial public offering, draft papers filed with the market regulator showed on Tuesday....

 2022-08-16 05:51 

Reuters

Barclays sees crude surplus in near-term, cuts Brent price view...

Barclays lowered its Brent price forecasts on Tuesday by $8 per barrel for 2022 and 2023, as it expects a large surplus of crude oil over the near-term due to "resilient" Russian supplies....

 2022-08-16 05:46 

Reuters

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Transformer substation on fire after blast in Crimea -RIA | Reuters...

A transformer substation caught fire after a blast in the town of Dzhankoi in Crimea, Russia's RIA Novosti news agency reported on Tuesday citing Crimean law enforcement....

 2022-08-16 05:44 

Reuters

Turkey says five more grain ships leave Ukrainian ports...

Five more ships have left Ukrainian ports carrying corn and wheat, three from Chornomorsk and two from Pivdennyi, under a U.N.-brokered grain export deal, Turkey's defence ministry said on Tuesday....

 2022-08-16 05:41 

Reuters

U.N. special envoy to visit Myanmar amid 'deteriorating situation'...

A senior U.N. official is visiting Myanmar this week, the United Nations said, on a rare visit that comes amid domestic political turmoil and fraying ties between Myanmar and its Southeast Asian neighbours....

 2022-08-16 05:34 

Reuters

Jewellery maker Pandora goes big on lab-made diamonds with North American launch...

Pandora , the world's largest jewellery maker, said on Tuesday it would move ahead with its bet on lab-made diamonds, following its announcement last year to stop selling mined diamonds....

 2022-08-16 05:13 

Reuters

Cryptoverse: Electric ether leaps on verge of Merge...

It looks like ethereum's mega-upgrade is happening. Finally....

 2022-08-16 05:13 

Reuters

Ben & Jerry's Unilever fight shows risks of ceding control...

Ben & Jerry's legal battle with Unilever sheds light on an issue affecting a growing number of purpose-led brands: how to maintain their identity after being bought by a major consumer company....

 2022-08-16 05:10 

Reuters

Loosening financial conditions threaten central bank inflation fight...

The U.S. Federal Reserve is hiking interest rates at the most aggressive pace in a generation, but the financial conditions it needs to tighten to tame soaring inflation are heading in the wrong direction....

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