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'We can't go anywhere': Myanmar closes Rohingya camps but 'entrenches segregation'

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 6:42pm
As the world was focused on abortive efforts to begin repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar last month, hundreds of their fellow Muslims still in Myanmar were boarding boats seeking to escape the country.

Six missing after U.S. military aircraft crash off Japan

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 6:26pm
Six U.S. Marines were missing following a still-unexplained mishap off the coast of Japan on Thursday involving two U.S. Marine Corps aircraft, which may have collided mid-air during a refueling exercise gone wrong, U.S. officials said.

House Democrats plan to send Trump aides' transcripts to Mueller

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 6:25pm
Democrats taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January plan to send Special Counsel Robert Mueller the transcripts of testimony by some of President Donald Trump's closest associates so they can be reviewed for evidence and possible falsehoods, said three sources familiar with the matter.

Facebook gave data on user's friends to certain companies: documents

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 6:16pm
Facebook Inc let some companies, including Netflix and Airbnb, access users' lists of friends after it cut off that data for most other apps around 2015, according to documents released on Wednesday by a British lawmaker investigating fake news and social media.

May's Brexit deal under fire as legal advice stiffens opposition

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 5:21pm
Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal came under fire from allies and opponents alike on Wednesday after the government was forced to publish legal advice showing the United Kingdom could be locked indefinitely in the European Union's orbit.

Day of mourning in Kosovo for Bush, seen as hero for 1992 letter

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 4:44pm
Flags flew at half staff across Kosovo on Wednesday in honor of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, who is seen as a figure of national importance in their country for having written a letter threatening Serbia if it attacked.

USA Gymnastics, reeling from abuse claims, files for bankruptcy

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 4:40pm
USA Gymnastics, the sport's governing body, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, saying that it is staggering under the weight of lawsuits filed by hundreds of women who were sexually abused by former national team doctor Larry Nassar.

Plane carrying remains of former President Bush lands in Houston

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 4:30pm
A plane carrying the body of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush touched down in Houston on Wednesday following a state funeral in Washington where he was remembered as a statesman of uncommon personal kindness.

Exclusive: Blackstone plans IPO of U.S. benefits manager Alight - sources

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 4:20pm
Private equity firm Blackstone Group LP is readying an initial public offering (IPO) of Alight Solutions LLC, a U.S. provider of healthcare and retirement benefits services that could be valued at more than $7 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

Factbox: Britain's Brexit vote - How many lawmakers are backing PM May?

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 4:17pm
Britain's parliament is debating whether to support Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, a decision which will define Britain's departure from the European Union and could determine her own future as leader.

China hails 'mutual respect' as it loops Portugal into belt initiative

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 3:43pm
China will always stick to "mutual respect" in its efforts to deal with global challenges, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday in Lisbon, where he signed agreements to link Portugal to Beijing's belt and road initiative.

France drops fuel tax hike as 'yellow vest' anger persists

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 3:33pm
President Emmanuel Macron's government is dropping further fuel-tax hikes in next year's budget in the face of protests across France over living costs, his prime minister said on Wednesday, a day after announcing their suspension for six months.

Guardian of New Hampshire primary fends off first challenge in decades

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 3:18pm
The New Hampshire official who protects the state's traditional role in kicking off U.S. presidential elections narrowly held on to his seat on Wednesday, weathering his toughest challenge in four decades in office.

World's biggest oil traders paid bribes in Brazil scandal -prosecutors

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 3:00pm
Leading global oil traders Vitol [VITOLV.UL], Trafigura [TRAFGF.UL] and Glencore paid more than $30 million in bribes to employees at state-owned Brazilian company Petrobras in a scheme that may still be going on, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

U.S. confirms its Iran envoy met Saudi energy minister in Vienna

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 2:58pm
The U.S. government confirmed that Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih met with U.S. special representative for Iran Brian Hook in Vienna on Wednesday, contradicting a Saudi denial that the talks had taken place.

CBS internal report finds Moonves obstructed probe: NY Times

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 2:38pm
Leslie Moonves, who resigned as the top executive of CBS Corp in September amid a wave of claims of sexual misconduct, destroyed evidence and misled an internal investigation, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing a draft of an internal report.

Wisconsin Republicans move to undercut incoming Democratic governor

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 2:38pm
Facing the loss of complete control of state government next month, Wisconsin Republicans passed legislation on Wednesday to weaken the powers of the newly elected Democratic governor and attorney general.

Waymo unveils self-driving taxi service in Arizona for paying customers

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 2:27pm
Alphabet's Waymo on Wednesday launched a significant development in its costly, decade-long quest for autonomous transportation: self-driving taxis that actually generate fares.

An OPEC return to 2016 oil quotas could mean a cut of 1.2 million bpd

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 2:26pm
If OPEC and its allies led by Russia agree to reduce oil output next year by reverting to 2016 production quotas, it would imply an OPEC-only supply curb of at least 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd), according to Reuters calculations.

Shale's growing profits at the mercy of OPEC cuts and Trump's tweets

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 6:46am
The recent nosedive in crude prices came just as shale producers had started delivering healthy returns after years of heavy spending to boost production and market share.