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SoftBank plans $18 billion IPO of mobile phone unit: Nikkei

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 7:58pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group plans to list its mobile phone business and raise some US$18bn, the Nikkei newspaper has said, a spin-off that would complete the Japanese telecoms conglomerate's transformation into a global technology investor.

Softbank plans $18 billion IPO of mobile phone unit this year: Nikkei

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 6:15pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp plans to list its mobile-phone business and raise some $18 billion, the Nikkei newspaper said, a spin-off that would complete the Japanese telecoms conglomerate's transformation into a global technology investor.

Ford plans $11 billion investment, 40 electric vehicles by 2022

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 6:12pm
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co will significantly increase its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11 billion by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup, Chairman Bill Ford said on Sunday at the Detroit auto show.

Peace efforts can only resume under international mediation: Abbas

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 5:46pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday he would only accept a broad, internationally-backed panel to broker any peace talks with Israel, but did not rule out a U.S. role in such a panel.

Plane skids off Turkish runway and plunges towards sea

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 4:47pm
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Pegasus Airlines flight skidded off the runway of a Turkish coastal airport and plunged down a steep slope on the edge of the Black Sea, ending up only meters from the water's edge.

Exclusive: France expects UK to pay up, take more refugees to keep border - official

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 4:42pm
PARIS (Reuters) - France expects Britain to agree to take more asylum seekers and pay more for border security in order to maintain a frontier on the French side of the Channel, a French government official said.

FCC says appears Hawaii had no safeguard to stop missile scare

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 3:59pm
(Reuters) - Hawaii apparently did not have adequate safeguards in place to prevent a false emergency alert about a missile attack that panicked residents for more than a half-hour before it was withdrawn, a federal official said on Sunday.

China absence looms over Canada meeting on how to pressure North Korea

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 3:08pm
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from around 20 nations gather on Tuesday to discuss how to curb North Korea's nuclear ambitions through diplomatic and financial pressure, but China, seen as a key player in any long-term solution, will be absent.

FCC says government officials must work to prevent false alerts

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 1:21pm
(Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Sunday that Hawaii apparently did not have adequate safeguards in place to prevent a false emergency alert and that government officials must work to prevent future incidents.

Israel says it destroyed Gaza attack tunnel under Egyptian border

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:58pm
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli said on Sunday it had destroyed a cross-border attack tunnel that ran from Gaza into Israel and Egypt dug by Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Palestinian enclave, and that it would destroy all attack tunnels by the year's end.

Twenty dead as search for California mudslide survivors grinds on

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:18pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The search for survivors of the deadly mudslides in parts of California's Santa Barbara County continued Sunday even as hopes dwindled to find anyone alive, officials said.

U.S.-led coalition helps to build new Syrian force, angering Turkey

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 10:50am
BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30,000 personnel, the coalition said on Sunday, a move that has added to Turkish anger over U.S. support for Kurdish-dominated forces in Syria.

U.S.-led coalition helps build new Syrian force, angering Turkey

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 8:47am
BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30,000 personnel, the coalition said on Sunday, a move that has added to Turkish anger over U.S. support for Kurdish-dominated forces in Syria.

Burning Iranian oil tanker sinks after January 6 accident: Chinese state TV

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 6:15am
BEIJING (Reuters) - An Iranian oil tanker has sunk after burning for more than a week following a collision on Jan. 6 in the East China Sea, Chinese state media said on Sunday, adding that large amounts of oil are burning in the surrounding waters.

Merkel could join Macron in Davos for epic clash with Trump

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 6:00am
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering joining French President Emmanuel Macron at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week in what could turn into an epic clash of competing world views with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Search for California mudslide survivors goes on

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 4:53am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The search for survivors of the deadly mudslides in parts of California's scenic Santa Barbara County continued Sunday even as hopes dwindled to find anyone else alive, officials said.

Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government: sources

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 4:22am
DUBAI/JEDDAH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

Israel says destroyed Gaza attack tunnel under Israel, Egypt borders

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 3:33am
GAZA (Reuters) - The Israeli military said on Sunday it had destroyed a cross-border attack tunnel that ran from Gaza into Israel and Egypt, dug by the Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Palestinian enclave.

Brexit vote may be reversed, says British campaigner Farage

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 3:20am
LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said on Sunday he was increasingly concerned that a vote for Britain to leave the European Union could be overturned by a powerful group of the bloc's supporters.

Iranian oil tanker in danger of capsizing 'at any time': Chinese state TV

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 3:15am
BEIJING (Reuters) - A stricken Iranian oil tanker that had drifted into Japan's exclusive economic zone "suddenly ignited" at noon (0400 GMT), and was in danger of capsizing "at any time", Chinese state television said on Sunday.

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