Sterling scarred by Brexit turmoil; Asia shares hold trade hopes

The British pound lay battered in Asia on Friday after a bout of political turmoil fanned fears the country could crash out of the European Union without a divorce deal.


Posted 2018/11/15 23:32:44

U.S. imposes sanctions for Khashoggi killing, Saudis seek death penalty

The United States imposed economic sanctions on 17 Saudi officials on Thursday for their role in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor sought the death penalty for five suspects in the murder.


Posted 2018/11/15 23:05:24

Rooney says farewell as England beat United States

There was no farewell goal but plenty of pride and appreciation as Wayne Rooney made his 120th and final appearance for England in a 3-0 win over the United States in a friendly at Wembley on Thursday.


Posted 2018/11/15 22:54:08

Facebook plans independent body for content-removal appeals

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday the world's largest social media service would create an independent body to review user appeals of content takedowns, saying his company should not by itself be making "so many important decisions about free expression and safety."


Posted 2018/11/15 22:39:20

U.S. senator to query Facebook about report on treatment of critics

A Democratic U.S. senator said on Thursday she will ask Facebook Inc and the Justice Department about a media report that the company hired an outside firm to attack critics, warning that such action could raise campaign finance issues.


Posted 2018/11/15 22:35:27

U.S. eyes ways to remove Erdogan foe to appease Turkey - NBC

The Trump administration is exploring possible ways to remove U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a foe of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, to convince Turkey to ease pressure on Saudi Arabia over the killing of a Saudi journalist, NBC News reported on Thursday.


Posted 2018/11/15 22:04:20

World stocks rebound, Brexit blow-up levels sterling

A gauge of global stocks climbed on Thursday after five sessions of declines as Wall Street surged on trade optimism, while sterling tumbled as political developments in Britain rippled through markets.


Posted 2018/11/15 21:28:09

Crews search for California fire victims, Trump to visit

The search for victims of the deadliest wildfire in California history expanded on Thursday, as the White House said that President Donald Trump, who has blamed the state's fires on mismanagement by forestry officials, would visit on Saturday.


Posted 2018/11/15 21:04:59

USTR Lighthizer denies he said China tariffs on hold

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday denied a report that he had told some industry executives that another round of tariffs on Chinese imports had been put on hold as the two nations pursue talks.


Posted 2018/11/15 20:47:03

Exclusive: China offer unlikely to spur major trade war breakthrough - senior U.S. official

China's written response to U.S. demands for trade reforms is unlikely to trigger a breakthrough at talks between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping later this month, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters on Thursday.


Posted 2018/11/15 20:47:03

Canada welcomes U.S. sanctions on Saudis, weighs similar action

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday welcomed U.S. Treasury sanctions on 17 Saudi officials for their role in the killing last month of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and said Canada was weighing similar action.


Posted 2018/11/15 20:41:23

Trump to visit wildfire-ravaged California on Saturday - White House

U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to California on Saturday to meet with people displaced by deadly wildfires, the White House said on Thursday.


Posted 2018/11/15 20:39:17

Oxford Islamic scholar Ramadan offered bail in France rape case

Swiss academic Tariq Ramadan, a professor of Islamic studies accused of rape in France and who had been in detention since February, has been offered bail while an investigation into the case continues, lawyers said on Thursday.


Posted 2018/11/15 20:35:49

Asia stocks lifted by China-U.S. trade hopes; oil resumes retreat

Asian stocks rose on Thursday, taking heart from a bounce in Chinese shares on news that China has delivered a written response to U.S. trade demands, while oil prices resumed their retreat on fears of oversupply.


Posted 2018/11/15 03:12:16

At least 56 killed, more than 100 missing in California wildfire

The remains of eight more victims were found on Wednesday in and around a northern California town overrun by flames last week, raising the death toll to 56 in a wildfire disaster that ranks as the most lethal and destructive in the state's history.


Posted 2018/11/15 02:46:04

Cadaver dogs lead grim search for victims in California fire

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Posted 2018/11/15 02:14:49

Mattis defends Mexico border deployment in first troop visit

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of troops to the border with Mexico as he travelled there on Wednesday, saying the mission was "absolutely legal" and justified, and that it was improving military readiness.


Posted 2018/11/15 01:34:24

U.S. lawmaker says Facebook cannot be trusted to regulate itself

Democratic U.S. Representative David Cicilline, expected to become the next chairman of House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, said on Wednesday that Facebook Inc cannot be trusted to regulate itself and Congress should take action.


Posted 2018/11/15 01:16:46

Cisco beats as network gear demand rises, new bets pay off

Cisco Systems Inc beat analysts' estimates for quarterly revenue and profit on Wednesday, as the network gear maker benefited from demand for its routers and switches as well as growth in newer areas of focus such as software.


Posted 2018/11/15 01:00:25

A matter of volume - threat from ascendant Chinese phones hangs over Apple

A raft of profit warnings from Apple Inc suppliers this week has fuelled investor concerns that iPhone sales, in terms of volume, have hit a wall that could spell trouble for the company's plans to make services its main pillar of growth.


Posted 2018/11/14 23:54:37