Volkswagen to float 10% of truck unit, seeks to raise 1.9 billion euros

Volkswagen aims to raise up to 1.9 billion euros ($2.1 billion) by listing truck unit Traton, it said on Friday, scaling back earlier ambitions to list up to a quarter of the unit by opting to float a 10% stake.


Posted 2019/06/14 11:55:06

China data, Gulf tensions see bond yields slip, stocks suffer

World stocks struggled and safe haven bets were back in play on Friday with German bond yields plumbing record lows as Chinese data rekindled woes about the health of the global economy and fears of a new U.S.-Iran confrontation intensified.


Posted 2019/06/14 11:48:29

Citizens, activists hope for peace after clash with Memphis police

The Memphis community where a young black man was slain this week by federal agents as they tried to arrest him remained tense after a night of violent protests, but community activists and a mayoral candidate hoped the weekend would be calm.


Posted 2019/06/14 11:44:41

List of NBA champions

List of National Basketball Association champions (best-of-seven series:


Posted 2019/06/14 11:42:59

List of NBA Finals MVP winners

List of NBA Finals Most Valuable Player winners:

2019 - Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors

2018 - Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors

2017 - Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors

2016 - LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

2015 - Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors

2014 - Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs

2013 - LeBron James, Miami Heat

2012 - LeBron James, Miami Heat

2011 - Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks



Posted 2019/06/14 11:42:59

Nothing gold can stay: Warriors at crossroads after Finals loss

The Golden State Warriors, a basketball dynasty that redefined the sport with their long range shooting and small ball lineups, face an offseason of uncertainty after falling short in their bid to win a third consecutive NBA title on Thursday.


Posted 2019/06/14 11:42:59

Latest on tanker attacks south of the Strait of Hormuz

Iran has rejected U.S. accusations that it was to blame for attacks on two tankers on Thursday south of the Strait of Hormuz after the incident raised concerns about a new confrontation in the Gulf, a vital oil shipping route.


Posted 2019/06/14 11:42:50

China summons U.S. diplomat to complain about Hong Kong remarks

China summoned a senior U.S. diplomat on Friday to lodge a formal complaint about U.S. comments on Hong Kong, after proposed U.S. legislation that would require the government to justify the continuation of special treatment for the territory.


Posted 2019/06/14 11:38:36

UK court sets Assange U.S. extradition hearing for February 2020

The full extradition hearing to decide whether Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be sent to the United States to face accusations including spying charges will take place in February next year, a London court ruled on Friday.


Posted 2019/06/14 11:35:54

Iran sends team to tanker in Gulf to see if rescued crew can return: Tasnim

Iran said on Friday it had dispatched experts to one oil tanker from which it rescued crew members from a fire caused by an attack to see whether they could now return to the vessel.


Posted 2019/06/14 11:21:24

Investigators to present latest findings on downing of MH17

International investigators looking into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in July 2014 said on Friday they would present their latest findings next week, nearly five years after the disaster.


Posted 2019/06/14 11:03:00

Support wavers in Hong Kong for bill allowing extraditions to China after protests

Cracks appeared to emerge on Friday in the support base for a proposed Hong Kong law that would allow extraditions to China as opponents of the bill vowed further demonstrations after hundreds of thousands took to the streets this week.


Posted 2019/06/14 09:07:22

Accused Christchurch gunman pleads not guilty to all charges in New Zealand court

An Australian man pleaded not guilty on Friday to 92 charges stemming from a massacre in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch three months ago and will stand trial in May next year.


Posted 2019/06/14 08:59:18

IEA cuts 2019 estimate for oil demand growth on global trade worries

The outlook for oil demand growth in 2019 has dimmed due to worsening prospects for world trade, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday, although stimulus packages and developing countries should boost growth going into 2020.


Posted 2019/06/14 08:58:21

Iran says it is in charge of security of Strait of Hormuz: state radio

Iran said on Friday it was responsible for maintaining the security of the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf, state radio reported, adding that blaming Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman was alarming.


Posted 2019/06/14 08:55:58

China says nobody wants war after tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman

Nobody wants war in the Gulf of Oman, China's foreign ministry said on Friday, calling on all sides to exercise restraint following attacks on oil tankers in those waters, and urging dialogue to resolve differences.


Posted 2019/06/14 08:55:58

Democrats name 20 U.S. presidential candidates for first debate

A sitting U.S. governor and a congressman will be among the four candidates left off the stage when the Democratic Party holds its pivotal first debate in Miami later this month.


Posted 2019/06/14 08:14:44

Exclusive - Business and pleasure: how Russian oil giant Rosneft uses its corporate jets

Jets used for corporate travel by Russian state-owned oil major Rosneft flew at least 13 times to Mallorca, Ibiza, Sardinia and the Maldives when CEO Igor Sechin or people from his social circle were in the same vacation spots.


Posted 2019/06/14 08:14:11

China calls on U.S. not to pass Hong Kong-related legislation

China called on the United States on Friday not to pass legislation in response to a crisis in Hong Kong over a proposed extradition law.


Posted 2019/06/14 08:08:31

Britain backs U.S. in blaming Iran for tanker attacks

Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said there was no reason not to believe the United States' assessment that Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday.


Posted 2019/06/14 08:01:54