» Putin: 'everything will be okay' for U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in Russia
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
President Vladimir Putin said during a visit to Israel on Thursday that he had given assurances to the mother of Naama Issachar, a U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in Russia, that "everything will be okay" for her.

» Italian PM Conte pulls out of Davos trip amid political turmoil
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte canceled a planned trip to the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos on Thursday, a day after the head of the co-governing 5 Star Movement resigned, piling pressure on his divided coalition.

» Venezuela Guaido calls for halt to 'blood gold' flow
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Wednesday that the government needed to halt the illegal flow of gold out of the South American country and sanctions might be needed.

» Myanmar leader Suu Kyi says Rohingya 'exaggerated' abuses: FT
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday that "war crimes" may have been committed against Rohingya Muslims but denied genocide, saying refugees had "exaggerated" the extent of abuses against them.

» Factbox: WHO expert panel to decide whether new virus is an emergency
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
A World Health Organisation panel of experts on the new coronavirus met on Thursday to evaluate whether the outbreak, which has spread from China to several countries, constitutes an international emergency.

» China locks down city of 11 million at epicenter of virus outbreak
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
China is putting on lockdown a city of 11 million people considered the epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600, as health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic.

» Russian lawmakers back Putin's sweeping reforms in first vote: Ifax
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
Russia's lower house of parliament backed sweeping constitutional reform legislation put forward by President Vladimir Putin in a preliminary vote on Thursday, the Interfax news agency reported.

» Canadian waterbomber plane crashes while fighting Australia bushfires, three dead
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
A Canadian-owned C-130 Hercules air tanker crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region on Thursday, killing all three of its crew, authorities said.

» Indigenous Australians say traditional land burning could help counter bushfires
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
As bushfires engulf parts of southeastern Australia, indigenous Australians say their traditional land burning methods could help contain out-of-control blazes that have led to the worst wildfire season on record.

» Japan mayor admits receiving improper payment, says he returned it
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
A Japanese mayor indicated on Thursday he had received an improper payment from a construction company after he was elected in 2018, the second scandal in recent months involving the host town of a nuclear power plant in rural Japan.

» World Court to rule on emergency measures in Rohingya genocide case
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
The International Court of Justice will rule on Thursday on a request by Gambia for emergency measures in Myanmar to halt violence immediately against Rohingya Muslims, to protect the ethnic minority and to preserve evidence of past abuses.

» Militants set off car bombs, storm army positions in Syria's Idlib: state news agency
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
Militants in Syria set off car bombs and used heavy gunfire to storm army positions in Idlib on Thursday, state news agency SANA reported.

» Russia says militants killed up to 40 Syrian soldiers in Idlib attack: Ifax
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
Russia's defense ministry said on Thursday that hundreds of Syrian militants launched multiple attacks in Syria's Idlib province, killing up to 40 Syrian soldiers and wounding 80, the Interfax news agency reported.

» Injury cuts short Grand Slam return for India's Mirza
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
Sania Mirza's return to her first Grand Slam after a two-year break was cut short on Thursday when the former world number one was forced to retire midway through her first round match in women's doubles at the Australian Open due to a c...

» New coronavirus outbreak is a huge concern for the world, British minister says
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
Britain's business minister said on Thursday that the outbreak of a new coronavirus in China was a huge concern for the world.

» Germany bans neo-Nazi group Combat 18, launches raids
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
Germany has banned the neo-Nazi group Combat 18 and raided the homes of its leading members across the country, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

» Lebanon seeking $4 billion - $5 billion in loans for wheat, fuel, medicine: minister
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
Lebanon is looking to secure $4 billion to $5 billion in soft loans from international donors to finance purchases of wheat, fuel and medicines, Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star cited Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni as saying on Thursday.

» Canadian air tanker crashes while fighting Australia bushfires, 3 dead
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
A Canadian-owned C-130 Hercules air tanker crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region on Thursday, killing all three of its crew, authorities said.

» Iran welcomes dialogue with Gulf neighbors: foreign minister tweets
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
Iran welcomes dialogue with its Gulf neighbors, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday, amid heightened tension in the Middle East.

» Japan should ban confiscation of foreign employees' passports, lawyer says
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
The Japanese government should forbid employers from retaining the passports of their foreign workers, a lawyer said on Thursday after a Filipino woman sued her former employer for refusing to return her personal documents.

» Ukraine PM in Davos: government and prime minister do not plan to resign
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
Ukraine's government and Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk do not plan to resign and have good relations with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Honcharuk said on Thursday.

» Canadian air tanker fighting Australia bushfires crashes, killing three
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
A Canadian-owned C-130 Hercules air tanker crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region on Thursday, killing all three of its crew, authorities said.

» World leaders gather in Jerusalem for Auschwitz forum, without Poland
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
Dozens of world leaders will convene in Jerusalem on Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, amid a backdrop of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the United States.

» China's latest virus outbreak exposes perils of exotic wildlife trade
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
A new coronavirus spreading from the city of Wuhan has put a spotlight on China's poorly regulated wild animal trade - driven by relentless demand for exotic delicacies and ingredients for traditional medicine.

» Taiwan says Chinese air force passes to island's south in drills
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
Chinese air force planes passed through the narrow Bashi Channel to the south of Taiwan on a long-range exercise on Thursday, Taiwan's Defence Ministry said, the first such drills near the island publicized since Taiwan held elections th...

» Turkey says it won't send more advisers to Libya while ceasefire is observed: RIA
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
Turkey does not plan to send more military advisers to Libya while a ceasefire is being observed, Russia's RIA news agency cited Turkey's foreign minister as saying on Thursday.

» Three die after crash of Australian aircraft fighting bushfires
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
Three people have been killed after an air tanker crashed in a fireball on Thursday while fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region, said Shane Fitzsimmons, the Rural Fire Services Commissioner for New South Wales state.

» Successor to slain Iran general faces same fate if he kills Americans: U.S. envoy
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
The U.S. special representative for Iran said the successor to Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike, would suffer the same fate if he followed a similar path of killing Americans, Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported.

» Successor to slain Iran general faces same fate if he kills Americans: Hook
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
The U.S. special representative for Iran said the successor to Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian commander killed in a U.S. drone strike, would suffer the same fate if he followed a similar path of killing Americans, Asharq al-Awsat newspape...

» China locks down epicenter of virus outbreak; nearly 600 infected
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
China is putting on lockdown a city of 11 million people considered the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600 people, as health authorities around the world work to prevent a global pandemic.

» Australian air tanker feared crashed while fighting bushfires
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
Helicopters were searching on Thursday for a C-130 Hercules air tanker feared to have crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region, authorities said, as soaring temperatures and strong winds fanned blazes across the coun...

» In an Olympic year, Japan faces decision over contaminated Fukushima water
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
At the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant north of Tokyo, workers in protective suits are still removing radioactive material from reactors that melted down after an earthquake and tsunami knocked out its power and cooling nearly nine years...

» Australian tanker aircraft feared crashed while fighting bushfires
23/01/20 06:07 from World News Review
Helicopters were searching on Thursday to locate an air tanker feared to have crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region, authorities said, as soaring temperatures and strong winds fanned blazes across the country's east.

» China locks down two cities at epicentre of virus outbreak
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
China put on lockdown on Thursday two cities at the epicentre of a new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 people and infected nearly 600, as health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic.

» China's mask makers cancel holidays, jack up wages as new virus spurs frenzied demand
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
Chinese face mask manufacturers are reopening factories shut for a national holiday, promising workers up to four times their normal wages as consumers emptied out stock in stores in a race to protect themselves from the new coronavirus ...

» China's Huanggang suspends public transport, closes indoor venues over coronavirus
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
China's Huanggang city is suspending its public bus and railway system from the end of Thursday due to the coronavirus outbreak, the city's public television said.

» Virus fears keep stocks red; ECB gets ready to rethink
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
World shares fell on Thursday, led by the biggest decline in Chinese stocks in more than eight months, as concern mounted about the spread of a deadly virus in China.

» Passengers from China's Wuhan arriving in Rome checked for coronavirus: airport spokesman
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
Passengers on a China Southern Airlines flight from the Chinese city of Wuhan arriving at Rome's Fiumicino airport early on Thursday were checked for signs of coronavirus, an airport spokesman said.

» Seattle shooting leaves one dead, seven wounded; suspects at large
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
A violent altercation that escalated into gunfire in downtown Seattle left one woman dead and six other bystanders wounded outside a fast-food restaurant on Wednesday, and police said they were searching for at least two suspects.

» China suspends shuttle buses, ferries into Wuhan due to coronavirus
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
China's transport ministry on Thursday suspended all shuttle buses and ferries going to the central city of Wuhan due to a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600.

» Britain says Huawei alternatives are limited, decision soon: minister
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
Britain will soon decide what role China's Huawei will have in its 5G telecommunications network but there are only a limited number of alternative providers, business minister Andrea Leadsom said on Thursday.

» Canadian air tanker crashes while fighting Australia bushfires, three dead
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
A Canadian-owned C-130 Hercules air tanker crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region on Thursday, killing all three of its crew, authorities said.

» What we know about the new coronavirus spreading in China and beyond
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
An outbreak of a new coronavirus that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has killed 17 and infected nearly 600 people globally.

» Coronavirus spotlights Japan contagion risks as Olympics loom
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
An outbreak of a new virus in China has raised fears of a global pandemic, forcing Japan to confront the possibility of deadly contagion and disruption as it prepares to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.

» Arrested Hong Kong protesters stuck in limbo as cases grind forward
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
Derek Tai was arrested outside Hong Kong's Legislative Council building last June, early in the city's anti-government protests, which have seen millions join demonstrations over the past seven months.

» Trump impeachment: What happens next?
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will hear opening arguments in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Wednesday, beginning up to six days of presentations on the question of whether Trump should be removed from office.

» Democrats accuse Trump at impeachment trial of corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
Democrats accused President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial on Wednesday of a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him get re-elected and warned that America's global prestige would suffer if the U.S. Senate acquits him.

» Factbox: Here's the team arguing for Trump's removal in the Senate
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
Starting on Wednesday, seven members of the House of Representatives will try to convince the U.S. Senate that President Donald Trump should be removed from office.

» U.S. Sen. Schumer says Bidens have "nothing to do" with Trump impeachment charges
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday did not slam the door shut on the possibility of Joe Biden or his son Hunter testifying in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, but he said there was no need to hear fr...

» Democrat Schumer: impeachment witness trade involving Hunter Biden "off the table"
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday ruled out a so-called witness trade in which Republicans call witnesses Democrats want in exchange for former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden testifying in President Do...

» Opening of Trump impeachment trial draws 11 million TV viewers
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
About 11 million TV viewers watched the start of the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Tuesday when lawmakers sparred for hours over witnesses and records for the historic proceedings, according to Nielsen rating...

» Protester shouting 'dismiss the charges' briefly interrupts Trump impeachment trial
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
A protester burst into the Senate visitor gallery shouting "dismiss the charges" during U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Wednesday, only to be quickly subdued and led away in handcuffs by police.

» Factbox: 'They don't have the material' - Quotes on Trump's Senate impeachment trial
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
Here are some key quotes from Wednesday, the first day the U.S. Senate heard the Democrats' case for removing President Donald Trump from office.

» U.S. senators on 'digital detox' as they hear Trump's impeachment trial
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
Some members of the U.S. Senate hearing President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, a proceeding following decades-old precedent, said they welcomed at least one of the chamber's anachronistic rules: a ban on cellphones.

» Boeing's new CEO orders rethink on key jetliner project
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
Boeing Co's new chief executive has sent the aerospace giant back to the drawing board on proposals for a new mid-market aircraft, effectively shelving in their current form plans worth $15 billion-$20 billion that had been overtaken by ...

» Factbox: C-130 Hercules aircraft used as water bombers to fight fires around the world
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
A Lockheed C-130 Hercules tanker fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region crashed after losing contact with ground control on Thursday, authorities said. Modified versions of the aircraft are used around the world to dump large qu...

» Residents of China's Wuhan rush to stock up as transport links severed
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
Guards have blocked routes out of China's Wuhan as part of efforts to seal the city and bottle up a new coronavirus as residents scrambled for supplies on Thursday, clearing out supermarket shelves and queuing up for petrol.

» IHG to waive fees for China hotel stay cancellations amid viral outbreak
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
InternContinental Hotels Group will allow customers to change or cancel stays scheduled up to Feb. 3 across mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan at no additional cost, the company said on its official WeChat account on Thursday.

» WHO says will decide on Thursday if China virus is a global health emergency
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
The World Health Organization (WHO) said it will decide on Thursday whether to declare a global emergency over the outbreak of a new flu-like virus spreading in and beyond China.

» Singapore's Scoot cancels flight to China's Wuhan over virus outbreak
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
Singapore Airlines' budget carrier Scoot said on Thursday it had suspended its daily flights to China's Wuhan after authorities locked down the city at the center of a fast-spreading virus outbreak.

» Japan urges citizens to avoid non-urgent trips to Wuhan due to new coronavirus
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
Japan on Thursday raised its infectious disease advisory level for the Chinese city of Wuhan to two from one, urging its citizens to avoid non-urgent trips to the place considered the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak.

» Explainer: Global airlines on high alert as virus outbreak spreads
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
Airlines and passengers are on guard against a new flu-like virus that originated in Wuhan, China.

» Chinese listed companies ramp up virus efforts after president's call
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
A number of Chinese listed companies - ranging from biotech firms, drugmakers, mask producers and thermometer manufacturers - announced efforts in response to a national call to fight the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus.

» Steep losses in China stocks hit Asia, oil tumbles as virus fears grow
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
Asian shares tumbled on Thursday, led by the biggest slide in Chinese stocks in more than eight months, as investors grew more anxious about the spread of a new flu-like virus in China just as millions prepared to travel for the Lunar Ne...

» Amazon asks court to pause Microsoft's work on Pentagon's JEDI contract
23/01/20 06:04 from World News Review
Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday it filed a motion in court to pause the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft Corp from carrying out an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal until a court rules on its protest of the contract award.

» North Korea Appoints New Foreign Minister Hinting At Diplomatic Shift
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
The North Korean regime has appointed a new foreign minister, Seoul sources told the South Korean Yonhap news agency Saturday.

» Australia Bushfire Death Toll Climbs To 29
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
An 84-year-old man in Australia who was being treated for burns sustained in the fires ravaging the country has died, taking the national death toll to 29, the Australian police said Sunday.

» Facebook Apologizes for Translating Chinese Leader's Name to "Mr. Shithole"
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Facebook apologized Saturday for the mistranslation from Burmese into English of the name of China's president, which appeared in the automatic transcription as "Mr. Shithole."

» Nadal Looks to Dethrone Djokovic, Barty is Favorite to Win Aussie Open
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
The Australian Open, which will start Monday, presents an opportunity for world number No. 1 Rafael Nadal to dethrone reigning champion and world No. 2 Novak Djokovic, who has seven titles at Melbourne Park.

» China Reports Another 17 Cases of Pneumonia in Wuhan
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
China's health authorities said Sunday that 17 new cases of pneumonia caused by a novel strain of coronavirus had been detected in the central city of Wuhan.

» Millions Of Russians Plunge Into Icy Waters To Mark Epiphany
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
More than 2 million Russians dipped into icy waters for Epiphany, one of the Russian Orthodox Church's most important yearly events.

» Kazakhstan's FM Tleuberdi in Brussels to Advance Kazakh-EU Cooperation
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi is to arrive in Brussels on Sunday to attend the following day a meeting of the EU-Kazakhstan Cooperation Council to review relations between the parties in the runup to the full entry into force...

» Lotte Group Founder Shin Kyuk-ho Dies Aged 97
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
South Korean businessman Shin Kyuk-ho, founder of the Lotte conglomerate, died on Sunday aged 98, the corporation said in a statement.

» Keys To Understanding Libyan War
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
As the International Conference on Libya gets underway Sunday in the German capital, here are some keys to understanding the civil war which started in 2014 and in the last 10 months alone has claimed 1,500 lives.

» Intanon Beats Marin in Riveting Final
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Ratchanok Intanon stopped Carolina Marin in her tracks to claim victory in a riveting final of the Indonesian Masters 2020.

» Atletico Madrid Falls 2-0 against 16th-Place Eibar
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Atletico Madrid suffered on Saturday from another spell of poor form away from home, losing 2-0 to Eibar on a day when they could have tightened their grip on third place in LaLiga.

» Women’s March Brings “A Rapist in Your Path” to the White House
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
US President Donald Trump was not in the White House on Saturday to see participants in the 2020 Women’s March pause in front of the executive mansion for a rendition of “Un Violador en Tu Camino” (A Rapist in Your Path), a performance p...

» Harry and Meghan to Give Up Royal Titles
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, will give up the titles of “royal highness” and are no longer to be paid for royal duties with public funds, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday.

» Man City Stumbles to 2-2 Draw vs. Crystal Palace; Newcastle Stuns Chelsea
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Manchester City appeared to have earned a come-from-behind home victory in Premier League action on Saturday against Crystal Palace, but an own-goal by Fernandinho just before stoppage time left the teams knotted at 2-2 at the final whis...

» Casemiro Gets a Brace to Lead Real Madrid 2-1 over Sevilla
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Casemiro scored both goals for Real Madrid on Saturday in a 2-1 win against Sevilla that extended the Blancos’ unbeaten run to 16 matches in all competitions, while the visitors suffered their 13th straight loss at the Santiago Bernabeu.

» US: Latin America Will Be Mired in Dependency, Debt, Corruption If It Leans on China
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
President Donald Trump wants Latin America to pursue strong economic and bilateral investment ties with the United States and benefit from its prosperity, the US head of state’s top adviser on Latin America said in Peru’s capital.

» Eyes on Berlin as Talks to Broker Libya Peace Process Gather Momentum
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
The United Nations-recognized Libyan government and rebel forces will meet on Sunday in Berlin with international allies Russia, the United States, Turkey, France, Italy and Germany in an attempt to lay the foundations of a peace process.

» Bolivian Firefighters Craft Pouches for Orphaned Koalas, Kangaroos
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
A group of Bolivian volunteer firefighters has crafted a set of pouches and nests for baby koalas and kangaroos who have been orphaned by devastating wildfires in Australia.

» Putin Honors Victims of Leningrad Siege
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Russian President Vladimir Putin honored the heroes and victims of the Leningrad siege on Saturday, 77 years after the devastating events of World War II.

» Marin Beats Bing Jiao to Reach Indonesia Masters Finals
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Carolina Marin defeated He Bing Jiao in the semifinal of the Indonesia Masters in Jakarta in two sets 11-21, 19-21 on Saturday to claim a spot in the final.

» Myanmar, China Pen Dozens of Deals but Xi’s Projects Not Backed by All
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
China’s President Xi Jinping culminated a historic visit to Myanmar on Saturday by signing dozens of cooperation and infrastructure agreements aimed at strengthening bilateral ties amid increased international criticism over Nay Pyi Taw’...

» Four New Cases of Pneumonia Linked to Novel Virus Confirmed in China
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Four new cases of pneumonia and two deaths caused by a novel coronavirus were confirmed in the Chinese city of Wuhan, authorities said on Saturday.

» Plague of Locusts Big Enough to ‘Cover Sun’ Lands in Kenya
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Besides the Masai giraffe, zebra, impala and leopard, a new species has made itself at home in a national reserve in central Kenya: the locust.

» Federer, Nadal Not Too Worried About Poor Air Quality at Australia Open
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Swiss tennis players Roger Federer (currently ranked as World No. 3) and Spaniard Rafael Nadal (World No. 1) both said Saturday in their respective press conferences ahead of the Australia Open that they weren’t too concerned about the p...

» Fireworks Extravaganza Lights Up Traditional Festival in Mexico’s Puebla
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Rocketeers lit up on Friday the skies of San Cristobal Tepontla, in the San Pedro Cholula municipality of central Mexico’s Puebla state, with the burning of monumental bulls made of cardboard, straw and fireworks – the festival’s main co...

» Festival Provides Showcase for Works Censored in Bolsonaro’s Brazil
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
A festival that kicked off Friday in Brazil’s largest city is serving as a showcase for plays, concerts and other cultural expressions that have been censored or criticized by rightist President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration.

» Jean-Paul Gaultier Bids Adieu to the Runway
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier bade farewell to the runways of Paris on Friday and vowed that the brand would go on with a new concept.

» Spanish Islands Ban Booze Tourism, Balconing
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
The regional government of Spain’s Balearic Islands has banned so-called “booze tourism” and said that guests found practicing “balconing” will be thrown out of the hotels where they are staying.

» Brazil’s Culture Minister Sacked after Citing Goebbels
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has fired the culture minister after a video in which he paraphrased Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany’s propaganda chief, sparked an international scandal.

» Painting Found in Italian Gallery It Went Missing From Confirmed as Klimt
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
An artwork that mysteriously disappeared from Italy’s Ricci Oddi Gallery in 1997 was on Friday confirmed as a Gustav Klimt.

» Cannabis-Derived Foods to Land on Italian Tables
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Italy, well known for its love of food, is adding a curious new ingredient to its recipes: cannabis.

» Tokyo’s Rockstar Pastor Saving Souls Through Music
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Among the bars, brothels and hourly hotels on the streets of Kabukicho – Tokyo’s red-light district – stands a Lutheran evangelical church headed by 39-year-old pastor Kazuhiro Sekino, a long-haired maverick who has spent 14 years trying...

» Oscar Isaac to Produce, Star in Superhero Movie ‘The Great Machine’
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Guatemalan actor Oscar Isaac, who has starred in the latest Star Wars trilogy, will produce and act in “The Great Machine,” the film adaptation of superhero comic book series “Ex Machina.”

» Honduran Migrants Head North in Search of American Dream
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
More than 3,500 Honduran migrants were making their way across Guatemala to Mexico on Friday with hopes of eventually reaching the United States.

» The Mysterious Mummies of Mexico’s El Carmen Museum
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
A museum located in the San Angel neighborhood on the southwest side of Mexico’s capital, in what was a former monastery school dating back to the 17th century, is home to a group of well-preserved mummies whose exact origin remains shro...

» Trump Adds Veterans of Clinton Impeachment to His Legal Team
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
US President Donald Trump has turned to two key figures in the effort to impeach and remove Bill Clinton in 1999 to beef up the team that will defend him in his own Senate impeachment trial, set to begin next week.

» How to Get Rid of a Presidential Plane
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Selling shares in the presidential plane, trading it for ambulances and even putting it up as the prize in a raffle were some of the options outlined Friday by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador more than a year into his effor...

» Heat to Pose Major Challenge for Teams Competing in Santiago ePrix
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Temperatures as high as 35 C (95 F) could present the biggest challenge for the teams that will be competing on Saturday in the Santiago ePrix, the third race of the 2019-2020 Formula E Championship.

» Microsoft Will Incentivize Suppliers to Cut Carbon Emissions
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Microsoft plans to create economic incentives for its suppliers to help the tech giant become carbon-negative by 2030, company President Brad Smith said.

» China’s CALC Signs Deal with Airbus for 40 New Aircraft
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Airbus announced on Friday that it had reached an agreement with the China Aircraft Leasing Group (CALC) for the sale of 40 units of its A321neo aircraft.

» Indian Rape-Murder Convicts to Hang on Feb. 1, Court Says
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
An Indian court delayed on Friday until Feb. 1 the execution of four men convicted of the brutal rape and murder of a paramedic student that caused widespread outrage in the country seven years ago.

» Tech Giants Turn to Football for Innovation, Streaming Services
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Tech giants Microsoft and Amazon have turned to football for innovation and streaming services, respectively.

» Top 5 European Soccer Leagues Ever More Powerful
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
The five major European leagues are becoming increasingly powerful economically to the point that their clubs’ profits account for 75 percent of those of all the first European divisions.

» Pakistan Islamists Get Years in Jail for Protests over Blasphemy Acquittal
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
A Pakistani court has sentenced 87 members of a radical Islamist group to 55-year prison terms each for their involvement in violent rallies following the acquittal of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case.

» Xi Visits Myanmar to Boost Megaprojects and Strengthen Chinese Influence
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
China’s President Xi Jinping began a historic visit to Myanmar on Friday aimed at boosting the construction of large infrastructure projects, as Naypidaw cozies up the neighboring superpower distancing itself from the West due to critici...

» South Korea Criticizes US Envoy over Remarks on Inter-Korean Projects
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
South Korea strongly criticized the United States envoy in Seoul on Friday over his “inappropriate” remarks about President Moon Jae-in’s efforts on inter-Korean cooperation.

» Carolina Marin: I Am Here and I Am Better Than Ever
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Carolina Marin, who is steamrolling through the badminton Indonesia Masters and will play the semifinals on Saturday, says “I am here and that I am better than ever.”

» Iran Refuses to Surrender: Khamenei at Friday Prayers
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the Iran people “refused to surrender” as he delivered Friday prayers for the first time in eight years.

» Carlos Sainz Wins Third Dakar
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Spanish driver Carlos Sainz (Mini) won his third Dakar on Friday by keeping his advantage over Qatari Nasser Al Attiyah (Toyota) and Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel (Mini), in the last timed sector of the rally.

» Venezuelan Foreign Minister Reaffirms Strategic Partnership with China
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Venezuelan foreign minister Jorge Arreaza reiterated on Friday his country’s comprehensive strategic partnership with China as the two nations share “sincere, frank and mutually beneficial” ties.

» Court Orders Suspension of Japan Nuclear Reactor over Safety Concerns
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
A Japanese court ordered on Friday the suspension of a nuclear reactor at the Ikata plant in western Japan on safety grounds, revoking an earlier decision that had green lighted its operation.

» Taliban, US Negotiators Discuss Peace Deal Signing in New Round of Talks
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Taliban and United States negotiators have resumed their talks that are expected to continue for “several days” in Qatar for finalizing an arrangement to sign a possible Afghanistan peace deal, the militant group said Friday.

» Tragic Clashes in Land Dispute Rekindle Criticism of Vietnamese Regime
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
The death of an 84-year-old village leader during clashes between locals and police in northern Vietnam has rekindled opposition in the country to Hanoi’s Communist regime while highlighting the difficulties it faces in resolving conflic...

» China’s 2019 Birth Rate Lowest in 70 Years
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
China in 2019 recorded its lowest gross birth rate since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, according to official data published on Friday.

» China Confirms 2nd Death from New Coronavirus
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
China has confirmed a second death due to a new type of coronavirus in Wuhan, health authorities said Friday.

» US Soldiers Injured in Iran’s Attack on Iraqi Military Bases
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Eleven United States soldiers were injured in the Jan. 8 Iranian bombing of a military base in Iraq in retaliation for the killing of Qasem Soleimani in a targeted strike, the US Central Command said in a statement Thursday.

» Giant Olympic Rings Installed in Tokyo Bay Ahead of Summer Games
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Giant Olympic rings have been installed on the Tokyo waterfront as a monument adding to the Japanese capital’s urban landscape and atmosphere ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, the capital’s metropolitan government announced on Friday.

» Japan Marks 25 Years since Deadly Kobe Earthquake
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Japan commemorated on Friday the 25th anniversary of the magnitude-7.3 earthquake in Kobe that killed more than 6,400 people and is considered one of the strongest and deadliest in the country’s recent history.

» China’s GDP Grows at 6.1% in 2019, Meets Official Target
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
China’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 6.1 percent in 2019, meeting the government’s growth target of 6-6.5 percent, according to data published by the National Bureau of Statistics on Friday.

» Pence Campaigns in Florida among Latinos For Trump and Outraged Puerto Ricans
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
United States Vice President Mike Pence faced angry Puerto Ricans who called on the US government to alleviate the devastation caused by hurricanes and earthquakes on the Caribbean island during a “Latinos For Trump” event in Florida on ...

» Myanmar Cozies Up to China amid International Rohingya Criticism
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
China’s President Xi Jinping starts an official visit to Myanmar on Friday, with Naypyidaw seeking closer ties to its giant neighbor to the north amid widespread Western condemnation over its brutal repression of the mostly-Muslim Rohing...

» #SuperCoralPlay Social Network Campaign Seeks to Save Coral Reefs
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
The increase in carbon dioxide emissions and ever-hotter summers have destroyed 90 percent of the coral reefs off the Florida coast, a trend that the #SuperCoralPlay campaign launched on Thursday is seeking to halt along with encouraging...

» Militants, Police Clash in Colombian Capital
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Militants, some of them wearing hoods, shut down a main thoroughfare in the Colombian capital for nearly two hours on Thursday, forcing municipal authorities to call in riot police after they announced a protest protocol mandating the de...

» Pinochet Victims Join Chilean Protesters 3 Months into Crisis
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Groups of relatives of the victims of the 1973-1990 Augusto Pinochet dictatorship, along with associations of those injured and arrested in the protests besetting Chile since Oct. 18, on Thursday announced that they will join forces with...

» Acclaimed Guitarist Carlos Santana to Launch Cannabis, Hemp CBD Brands
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Famed rock guitarist Carlos Santana has announced that he will launch cannabis and hemp CBD brands later this year through an association with Left Coast Ventures, a company whose portfolio includes similar product lines developed in par...

» Formula E Leader Expects Heat to Be a Factor in Santiago Grand Prix
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
British driver Alexander Sims (BMW i Andretti Motorsport), currently the points leader in the Formula E Championship, expects the heat of the austral summer and a faster pace due to track adjustments to weigh heavily on the outcome of th...

» Koala Toys Invade NY in Fundraising Campaign for Fire-Ravaged Australia
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Plush koala toys perched on lampposts, traffic signals, trees and scaffolding at different spots around New York City these days are calling attention to the raging wildfires in Australia and the need for contributions to help the many a...

» Trump’s Impeachment Trial in Senate Officially Begins
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump officially kicked off on Thursday in the Senate with the reading of the charges that the United States’ lower house approved last month.

» Model Gigi Hadid Ruled Out as Weinstein Juror
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
The selection of the jury that will decide in a New York court whether Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is guilty of sexual abuse proceeded on Thursday with the elimination of about 60 prospective jurors, including supermodel Gigi Had...

» US Senate Ratifies US-Mexico-Canada Trade Pact
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
The Senate ratified on Thursday the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, helping President Donald Trump to keep his promise to replace NAFTA, the 1994 treaty that many in the US blame for massive job losses.

» UN: Global Growth in 2020 Anemic amid Urgent Need for Energy Transition
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
The global economy will remain sluggish after its worst year in a decade with “anaemic” growth rates in China and the United States expected in 2020, the United Nations said Thursday.

» Dakar Rally: Inflation System and Punctures Key to Winning
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
The tire inflation system has proved to be crucial among Mini buggies and Toyota 4x4s in the 2020 Dakar Rally cars category.

» Federer Drawn into Djokovic’s Half at Australian Open
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Swiss great Roger Federer and defending champion Novak Djokovic could square off in the semifinals of the Australian Open, tennis’ first Grand Slam event of the season, the draw released on Thursday revealed.

» The Petro, Venezuela’s Answer to Bitcoin?
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Venezuela’s embattled incumbent Nicolas Maduro has ordered the sale of millions of barrels of oil and the collection of public services in Petros, a “cryptocurrency” he launched two years ago and that so far has failed to bolster a flail...

» Midfielder Wu Lei: Joining Espanyol Was Right Move
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Espanyol midfielder Wu Lei said on Thursday the decision to move to the Spanish club “was a very good one” and that he has enjoyed “his time a lot.”

» Lebanese Journalists Protest Police Use of Excessive Force
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Lebanese journalists on Thursday staged a rally outside the ministry of interior in Beirut to protest the anti-riot police’s use of excessive force against demonstrators in recent days.

» Russians React to Political Earthquake
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Following the political earthquake that has rattled the Kremlin, Russians debate on the streets, in lounges and on the subway with two opposite stances emerging: a firm belief those wielding power know what they are doing, and a blunt re...

» EU Offers to Help in Probe into Ex-Official Suspected of Spying for China
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
The European Commission said on Thursday it would assist with an investigation being carried out by German authorities into a former EU diplomat suspected of spying for China.

» Russian MPs Back Putin Nominee Mikhail Mishustin as New PM
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
The Russian parliament endorsed on Thursday Vladimir Putin’s nominee, Mikhail Mishustin, for the role of prime minister following the resignation of the government a day before.

» Prince Harry in 1st Public Appearance Following Stepping Back Announcement
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Prince Harry has put in on Thursday his first public appearance since he announced last week that he and his wife Meghan would be leaving their positions as senior members of the UK royal family.

» Iran Enriching More Uranium Than Before Deal, Rouhani Says
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Iran is enriching more uranium than it was before signing a nuclear deal in 2015, President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Thursday.

» Widodo: ‘Indonesia’s New Capital City Will Have Only Autonomous, Electric Vehicles’
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Thursday that the country’s future capital – to be built on the Borneo island – would be the first city in the world to use only electric and autonomous vehicles.

» Residents Return to Slopes of Taal Knowing Home Will Never Be the Same
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Teresa Aquino was with a group of tourists on one of the Taal’s craters in the Philippines when the volcano erupted five days ago.

» Venezuela and China Stage Unshakeable Relationship
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Venezuela’s foreign minister Jorge Arreaza and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi met on Thursday in a bid to find a political solution to the South American country’s crisis at a time when both socialist republics claim to have an unshakea...

» Taliban Ready to Reduce Violence for Afghanistan Peace, Pakistan Says
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Pakistan said on Thursday the Taliban insurgent group was ready to reduce violence in Afghanistan for a breakthrough in peace negotiations with the United States.

» EU Firms Call for Greater Transparency in China’s Belt and Road Initiative
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
European companies in China demanded on Thursday greater transparency in the Belt and Road Initiative because they “find it difficult” to compete with Chinese state-run companies due to the support they get from the government.

» Peterhansel, Quintanilla Clinch 7th Stage in Dakar Rally
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
France’s Mini driver Stephane Peterhansel claimed on Thursday the 11th stage of the 2020 Dakar Rally in cars, while Husqvarna’s rider Pablo Quintanilla led the bikes category.

» Girl Survives 18 Hours under Collapsed House, Snow in Pakistan
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
A 12-year-old girl has survived 18 hours buried under rubble and snow in Pakistan after a neighbor’s house where she took refuge with her family was buried by an avalanche.

» Hong Kong Leader Says ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Can Continue after 2047
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Thursday said the “one country, two systems” arrangement could continue after the autonomous city’s complete transfer to Chinese sovereignty in 2047 if loyalty to Beijing is maintained.

» EU Business Lobby Fears Losses as China Promises to Import More from US
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
A European business lobby in China on Thursday said Beijing’s promise to buy $200-billion worth of products from the United States in two years as part of the first phase of a bilateral trade agreement could result in a drop in imports f...

» Iran Says European Nations Succumbing to US Tariff Threats on Nuclear Pact
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that three European countries were succumbing to tariff threats from the United States in raising a dispute mechanism in a landmark multilateral agreement on Tehran’s nuclear ...

» Lawyers Denounce Brutality in Singapore Prison Executions
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
A Malaysian human rights lawyers organization denounced on Thursday “brutal” practices adopted by the Singaporean authorities during the executions of death row convicts in the city-state.

» 82 Cambodian Civil Society Groups Demand Treason Trial Transparency
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
More than 80 Cambodian civil society groups on Thursday called on Phnom Penh Municipal Court to broadcast live the treason trial of opposition figure Kem Sokha after hearings had begun a day before amid heavy criticism around transparency.

» Ghosn’s Japan Lawyers Resign in Wake of His Escape
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
A number of Carlos Ghosn’s Japanese legal team have resigned after the former Nissan chairman’s escape from the country while out on bail.

» Japan Confirms 1st Case of New Coronavirus Infection
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
The first case of a pneumonia-like illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus has been detected in Japan, the country’s health ministry confirmed on Thursday.

» Arrests, Censorship in Vietnam After Land Dispute Clashes: Amnesty
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Vietnamese authorities have launched a campaign of arrests and social media censorship to quash criticism following land dispute clashes that resulted in four deaths, Amnesty International said Thursday.

» Toyota Invests $394 Million in Joby Aviation’s Electric Air Taxis
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Japanese automaker Toyota Motor on Thursday announced a $394 million investment in American startup Joby Aviation, which is engaged in developing electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft with potential for urban use.

» The Rebel Buddhist Monk Who Supports Abortion and LGBT Rights
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
Thai monk Shine Waradhammo is a maverick advocate for the legalization of abortion and openly supports the rights of the LGBT community, a stance that counters the prevalent opinion of the Southeast Asian country’s Buddhist majority.

» Cultural Exchange Brings New Orleans to Havana
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
The exuberance of Mardi Gras in New Orleans fused here Wednesday with traditional Cuban conga in a parade that shattered the monotony of a January afternoon in Old Havana.

» One Man and His Dog: Rescuing Koalas from Australia’s Bushfires
23/01/20 05:58 from Latino News Review
A dog trained to track down animals has been helping Australian forest guards find koalas in danger amid the huge bushfires razing the land and claiming the lives of millions of animals in the process.

» Volkswagen CEO - Luca de Meo is probably in talks with Renault: CNBC
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
The chief executive of Volkswagen told CNBC that Luca de Meo, who earlier this month stepped down as chief executive of the German carmaker's Spanish Seat brand, was probably in talks with Renault .

» BP appoints new finance chief as Looney prepares to take over
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
BP's finance chief Brian Gilvary is to step down in June after eight years in the role and will be replaced by a close ally of Bernard Looney who takes over as chief executive next month.

» STMicro earnings beat estimates on demand for next-generation chips
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Franco-Italian chipmaker STMicroelectronics' fourth-quarter results beat analysts estimates on Thursday as demand for chips dedicated to the next generation of smartphones and low-emission cars helped offset a slowdown in more traditiona...

» Australia's Westpac hires 'Mack the knife' McFarlane to chair crisis-hit bank
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Australia's Westpac Banking Corp named a former Barclays boss as chairman on Thursday, entrusting veteran banker John McFarlane with the task of steering it through the country's biggest money-laundering scandal.

» Yen jumps and yuan sags on Chinese virus fears
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
The Japanese yen strengthened and China's yuan fell to a two-week low on Thursday as investors grew more anxious about the spread of a virus in China, while the euro was calm ahead of the European Central Bank meeting.

» Britain will make Huawei decision soon, discussions ongoing: minister
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Britain will soon decide what role China's Huawei will have in its 5G telecommunications network but there are only a limited number of alternative providers, business minister Andrea Leadsom said on Thursday.

» Britain to United States: We want a trade deal and a digital tax
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Britain wants a trade deal with the United States but will impose a digital service tax on the revenue of companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, business minister Andrea Leadsom said on Thursday.

» Oil skids as specter of China virus looms over fuel demand, economy
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Oil prices fell to their lowest in seven weeks on Thursday, sliding more than 1% on concern that the spread of a respiratory virus from China may lower fuel demand if it stunts economic growth in an echo of the SARS epidemic nearly 20 ye...

» Japan's Mercari to buy Origami in latest cashless payments consolidation
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Fleamarket app operator Mercari Inc said on Thursday it would buy QR code payment app operator Origami for an undisclosed amount in the latest example of industry consolidation as cashless payments take off in Japan.

» Siemens CEO Kaeser asks Trump for equal treatment in Mideast
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Siemens Chief Executive Joe Kaeser said he was seeing a more positive mood among the German engineering company's clients at the start of the year, he told CNBC on Thursday.

» ECB to launch review that will redefine its mission and tools
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde is set to launch a broad review of its policy on Thursday that is likely to see her redefine the ECB's main goal and how to achieve it.

» Australia's Westpac hires former Barclays chairman to tide over crisis
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Australia's Westpac Banking Corp on Thursday named a former Barclays boss as chairman, entrusting veteran banker John McFarlane with the task of helping to steer it through the fallout of a massive money-laundering scandal.

» France's Le Maire: still hopeful of digital tax deal
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday that he remained hopeful of reaching a global digital tax deal, despite an initial failure to strike an agreement on the issue with the United States.

» Exclusive: Malaysia to buy more Indian sugar to resolve palm oil spat - sources
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Malaysia's top sugar refiner said it will increase purchases of the commodity from India, which according to two sources is part of efforts to placate New Delhi amid an ongoing spat over palm oil imports.

» Yen up, yuan down over China virus fears; Aussie jumps on jobs data
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
The safe-haven Japanese yen firmed and the Chinese yuan weakened on Thursday, as traders kept a wary eye on the spread of a virus in China, while the battered Australian dollar jumped after a surprise drop in unemployment.

» German smartphone bank N26 counts five million customers: CEO
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
German smartphone bank N26 now has 5 million customers, the founder of Berlin's leading fintech startup said, representing an increase from the 3.5 million users it reported last summer.

» U.S. economy to coast, no big boost expected from trade deal: Reuters poll
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
The initial trade deal between Washington and Beijing is unlikely to provide a significant boost to the U.S. economy and will only reduce the downside risk or at best help activity moderately, a Reuters poll showed.

» Oil slump deepens as China virus casts cloud over fuel demand, economy
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Oil prices fell to their lowest in seven weeks on Thursday, sliding more than 1% on concern that the spread of a respiratory virus from China may lower fuel demand if it stunts economic growth in an echo of the SARS epidemic nearly 20 ye...

» After China trade deal, Europe and UK next on Trump's to-do list
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to rip up international trade deals and rebalance America's global trade relationships.

» Amazon files motion to halt Microsoft's work on Pentagon's JEDI contract
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it filed a motion to pause the U.S. Department of Defense and Microsoft Corp from carrying out an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal until a court rules on its protest of the contract award.

» Exclusive: Malaysia to buy more sugar from India to help resolve palm oil spat - sources
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Malaysia's top sugar refiner said it will increase purchases of the commodity from India, which according to two sources is part of efforts to placate New Delhi amid an ongoing spat over palm oil.

» Boeing delays 777X plane's first test flight due to bad weather
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Boeing Co said on Wednesday it was delaying 777X airplane's first test flight, which was scheduled to take place on Thursday, due to bad weather.

» Canada's Rogers expects to spend up to C$2.9 billion in 2020
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Rogers Communications Inc said on Wednesday it expects to spend up to C$2.9 billion ($2.21 billion) this year to expand its communications infrastructure in Canada, including for 5G, but warned that "punitive" regulations would slow the ...

» Activist hedge fund Elliott sells stakes in Hyundai Motor companies: paper
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Elliott Management sold all its shares in Hyundai Motor Group companies last year after it was thwarted in its campaign for huge special dividends and board seats, South Korean media reported.

» Oil falls for third day amid growing concern over China virus
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Oil prices fell to their lowest in seven weeks on Thursday on concerns that the spread of a newly identified respiratory virus from China may lower fuel demand at the same time a report showed oil inventories in the United States rose la...

» Asian shares wilt, oil tumbles as China virus spreads
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Asian shares and U.S. stocks fell on Thursday as investors remained anxious about the spread of a new flu-like virus in China just as millions prepared to travel for the Lunar New Year.

» Yen firm over China virus concern; Aussie jumps on jobs data
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
The safe-haven Japanese yen was firm and the Chinese yuan fragile on Thursday as traders kept a wary eye on the spread of a virus in China, while the ailing Australian dollar jumped after a surprise drop in unemployment.

» PG&E strikes deal with creditors over restructuring
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Bankrupt California power producer PG&E Corp said on Wednesday it had reached a deal on its restructuring with creditors, who were pushing for a rival plan.

» Boeing CEO expects to resume 737 MAX production before mid-year
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Boeing Chief Executive Dave Calhoun told reporters on Wednesday the U.S. planemaker expects to resume 737 MAX production months before its forecasted mid-year return to service and said it did not plan to suspend or cut its dividend.

» Toyota union to seek smaller pay rise in 2020 vs last year: NHK
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Toyota Motor Corp's labour union plans to seek an average pay rise of 10,100 yen ($91.98) per month in wage negotiations this year, public broadcaster NHK reported on Thursday, 600 yen less than the increase granted last year.

» UK pay settlements slow in December, start 2020 cautiously: XpertHR
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
British employers offered their staff a median annual pay settlement of 2.2% in the three months to December, down from 2.6% in the three months to November, industry data showed on Thursday.

» Finance wants competitiveness role for UK watchdogs after Brexit
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Britain's regulators should have a formal role after Brexit to keep the financial sector globally competitive and less prone to "gold-plating" international norms, an industry think tank said on Thursday.

» Avolon CEO sees new Boeing MAX timeline as 'worst case scenario'
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
The head of aircraft lessor Avolon, which has committed to a fleet of 148 Boeing 737 MAX jets, said he believed the planemaker's new June to July horizon for getting the grounded aircraft back in the air was a "worst case scenario."

» U.N. experts demand probe into alleged Saudi hack of Amazon boss Bezos
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
U.N. experts have demanded an immediate investigation by U.S. and other authorities into allegations that Saudi Arabia's crown prince was involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon boss and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos.

» Commonwealth Bank of Australia's pension arm hit with another class-action lawsuit
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Commonwealth Bank of Australia said on Thursday a class-action lawsuit was filed against its pension arm, Colonial First State, for allegedly not acting in customers interest for insurance policies.

» Canadian judge approves C$196.5 mln Volkswagen fine for diesel emissions
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
A judge in Canada approved a C$196.5 million ($149.7 million) fine against Volkswagen AG on Wednesday after the company pleaded guilty to dozens of counts of diesel emissions violations.

» Australia's Westpac hires veteran banker McFarlane as chairman to tide over crisis
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Westpac Banking Corp on Thursday named banking veteran John McFarlane as chairman, entrusting the former Barclays boss to help steer it through the fallout of a massive money-laundering scandal.

» Kinder Morgan profit, cash flow rise on Gulf Coast Express pipeline strength
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. pipeline operator Kinder Morgan Inc reported a 26% rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday, benefiting from higher gas takeaway from the Permian Basin through its Gulf Coast Express pipeline.

» Ford expects $2.2 billion pre-tax hit related to pension plans in fourth quarter
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday its fourth quarter results will be hit by a pre-tax loss of about $2.2 billion due to higher contributions to its employees pension plans.

» Cathay to let crew wear masks on all flights due to new coronavirus
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd will allow all crew members and frontline employees to wear surgical masks due to concerns over a new coronavirus, and said passengers to and from Wuhan, China, could change or cancel flights for fr...

» Tech sector pushes the S&P 500 to slight gain
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Technology shares led the S&P 500 marginally higher on Wednesday, as a healthy forecast from IBM helped mitigate worries over the developing coronavirus outbreak.

» Commonwealth Bank of Australia's pension arm hit with class-action lawsuit
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Commonwealth Bank of Australia said on Thursday a class-action lawsuit was filed against its pension arm, Colonial First State, for allegedly not acting in customers interest for insurance policies.

» Canadian judge approves C$196.5 million Volkswagen fine for diesel emissions
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
A judge in Canada approved a $196.5 million (CAD) ($149.5 million) fine against Volkswagen AG on Wednesday after the company pleaded guilty to dozens of counts of diesel emissions violations.

» Stocks edge up, oil drops as China virus worries abate
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
World stock markets gained back some ground on Wednesday as investors took heart from measures to curb the spread of a flu-like virus from China, while oil prices tumbled on a forecast for a market surplus.

» Oil slides 2% as glut forecast, China virus overshadow Libya disruption
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Oil prices fell more than 2% on Wednesday as a market surplus forecast by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and demand worries amid the outbreak of a virus in China outweighed concern over disruptions to Libya's crude output.

» U.S., Canadian oil company bankruptcies surge 50% in 2019: report
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
The number of oil and gas company bankruptcies in the United States and Canada rose 50% in 2019 over the previous year, and is likely to increase as a slide in energy prices continues to shake producers Dallas law firm Haynes and Boone s...

» Canada prosecutors say fraud at heart of Huawei CFO Meng's U.S. extradition case
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou returned to a Vancouver courtroom on Wednesday where Canadian prosecutors defended a U.S. extradition request, saying Meng's alleged bank fraud is the heart of the case that has strained relati...

» Kinder Morgan profit jumps 26% on Gulf Coast Express pipeline strength
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. pipeline operator Kinder Morgan Inc reported a 26% rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday, benefiting from higher gas takeaway from Permian Basin through its Gulf Coast Express pipeline.

» Australia's scandal-hit Westpac names veteran banker John McFarlane as chairman
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Westpac Banking Corp on Thursday named banking veteran John McFarlane as chairman-elect, entrusting the former Australia and New Zealand Banking Group boss to help steer it through the fallout of a massive money-laundering scandal.

» Angola's dos Santos named suspect over alleged fraud, selling Eurobic stake
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Angola's billionaire former first daughter, Isabel dos Santos, has decided to sell her stake in Portuguese bank Eurobic, the small lender said on Wednesday.

» Dollar steady as coronavirus contagion fears abate
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
The U.S. dollar was unchanged against a basket of currencies on Wednesday as safe-haven demand ebbed along with worries about whether the spread of a flu-like coronavirus would hurt the global economy.

» Google finds security flaws in Apple's web browser: FT
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Google researchers have found multiple security flaws in Apple Inc's Safari web browser that allowed the tracking of users' browsing behavior, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing a soon-to-be published paper.

» North American oil company bankruptcies jump in 2019: report
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
The number of oil company bankruptcies rose 50% in 2019 over the previous year, as a slide in prices continued to shake producers in the United States and Canada, Dallas law firm Haynes and Boone said in a report released on Wednesday.

» Canadian prosecutors seek to fine Volkswagen C$196.5 million for diesel emissions
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Prosecutors in Canada on Wednesday proposed a $196.5 million (CAD) ($149.5 million) fine against Volkswagen AG after the company pleaded guilty to dozens of counts of diesel emissions violations, a company spokesman confirmed on Wednesday.

» Michigan, Tesla settle suit over direct vehicle sales
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Tesla Inc and the state of Michigan confirmed Wednesday they have resolved the company's 2016 lawsuit challenging the state's refusal to allow the company to sell vehicles directly to consumers.

» Real estate developer in $240 million deal to buy Philadelphia refinery
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Real estate developer Hilco Redevelopment Partners has entered into a $240 million agreement to purchase the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) oil refinery, which was the largest and oldest on the East Coast, according to court documen...

» Lebanon's new government may have little reserves left to stabilize economy
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Lebanon's new government faces huge upcoming debt repayments and a currency peg at breaking point, but it may already have run out of the hard cash firepower it needs to tackle these problems.

» After China trade deal, Europe and U.K. next on Trump's to-do list
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to rip up international trade deals and rebalance America's global trade relationships.

» Canadian prosecutors propose $196.5 million fine against Volkswagen for diesel violations
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Prosecutors in Canada on Wednesday proposed a $196.5 million (CAD) ($258.3 million) fine against Volkswagen AG after the company pleaded guilty to dozens of counts of diesel emissions violations, a company spokesman confirmed.

» Boeing CEO says he expects to resume 737 MAX production before mid-year
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Boeing Chief Executive Dave Calhoun told reporters on Wednesday the U.S. planemaker expects to resume 737 MAX production months before its forecasted mid-year return to service and said it did not plan to suspend or cut its dividend.

» Boeing CEO says taking fresh look at potential mid-market aircraft
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Boeing Co is taking a fresh look at a potential new mid-market aircraft, Chief Executive Dave Calhoun said on Wednesday, putting the brakes on a project that became overshadowed by the fallout of the 737 MAX.

» Trump threatens big tariffs on car imports from EU
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to impose high tariffs on imports of cars from the European Union if the bloc doesn't agree to a trade deal.

» Reports of 'big brother' China social credit system untrue: AI expert Xue Lan
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
A high-ranking Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) expert on Wednesday defended the country's social credit score system, despite what he said were implementation issues.

» Angola's dos Santos to sell Eurobic stake, decision is 'final'
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Portugal's small unlisted bank Eurobic said on Wednesday that its main shareholder, Angolan billionaire former first daughter Isabel dos Santos, decided to withdraw from the bank's shareholding structure and sell her stake.

» Angola's Dos Santos named as suspect over alleged fraud at oil firm: Lusa news agency
23/01/20 05:48 from Markets and Business News Review
Angola's public prosecutors named former first daughter Isabel dos Santos as a formal suspect on Wednesday over alleged mismanagement and misappropriation of funds during her time as chairwoman of state oil company Sonangol, Portuguese n...

» Tesla's furious rally pushes market value past $100 billion
23/01/20 05:13 from Markets and Business News Review
Tesla Inc shares surged on Wednesday, and the company became the first publicly listed U.S. automaker to cross $100 billion in market valuation, more than Ford Motor Co and General Motors Co combined.

» No alternative to grounded Boeing 737 MAX, Aercap CEO says
23/01/20 05:13 from Markets and Business News Review
There is no alternative to the grounded 737 MAX and it would be "absolutely stupid" for Boeing to launch a replacement before the next wave of technology a decade from now, the head of one of the world's top aircraft lessors said on Wedn...

» Stocks edge up as China virus worries abate; oil drops
23/01/20 05:13 from Markets and Business News Review
World stock markets bounced back on Wednesday, even as deaths from China's new virus rose to 17, while oil prices tumbled as a market surplus forecast alleviated supply concerns.

» One dead in Seattle shooting, five wounded
23/01/20 05:06 from World News Review
At least one person was killed and five others wounded in a shooting during the evening rush-hour at a Seattle shopping district on Thursday and the suspects remained at large, police said.

» Toll rises to 20 from New Zealand volcano eruption as two declared dead
23/01/20 05:06 from World News Review
The death toll rose to 20 on Thursday from a volcanic eruption on New Zealand's White Island last month, as two people still missing were officially confirmed dead.

» Hong Kong rail operator to suspend some ticket sales to China's Wuhan
23/01/20 05:06 from World News Review
Hong Kong rail operator MTR Corp Ltd said on Thursday it would suspend sales of high speed tickets to and from China's Wuhan city, the source of an outbreak of a new flu-like virus.

» Aircraft fighting Australia bushfires loses contact, may have crashed
23/01/20 05:06 from World News Review
An aircraft fighting bushfires in Australia lost contact with ground control and may have crashed, officials said on Thursday, as soaring temperatures and strong winds fanned blazes in the country's southeast including one on the capital...

» Taiwan's China Airlines suspends flights to Wuhan
23/01/20 05:06 from World News Review
Taiwan's China Airlines on Thursday said it would suspend flights to the central Chinese city of Wuhan from Jan. 23 to Feb. 29, after the city shut its airport as part of moves to tackle a new flu-like virus.

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