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Many lives spared at Indonesia quake epicenter by earlier shake

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 4:19am
The lives of many villagers living at the epicenter of a devastating earthquake that struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island and killed more than 1,600 people were spared because they had been terrified by a smaller one that hit three hours earlier.

Pompeo says he will raise Japanese abduction issue in North Korea

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 3:33am
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he will raise the issue of North Korea's abduction of Japanese citizens when he visits Pyongyang for talks with the North's leader, Kim Jong Un.

China silent as French police probe disappearance of Interpol chief

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 12:35am
French police are investigating the disappearance of Interpol chief, Meng Hongwei, who was reported missing after traveling from France to his native China, and they have placed his wife under protection after threats, the interior ministry said on Friday.

Danske shares slide as U.S. criminal inquiry spooks investors

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 9:14pm
Danske Bank's deepening money laundering scandal dragged its shares to a four-year low on Friday as Denmark's biggest bank sought to calm investors over the impact of a U.S. criminal investigation into its Estonian branch.

Danske CFO says U.S. inquiry differs from one that shut Latvia's ABLV

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 9:14pm
The involvement of U.S. authorities in an inquiry into alleged money laundering at Danske Bank is very different to the case of Latvia's ABLV, the Danish bank's interim chief financial officer Morten Mosegaard told Reuters on Friday.

Are transportation stocks the market's canary in a coal mine?

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 8:37pm
The U.S. transportation sector, which many see as a proxy indicator of the economy's health, has retreated 3.1 percent from its Sept. 14 record, hinting to some analysts that the longest bull market on record has entered its late stages.

Final tweaks in North American trade deal keep lid on e-commerce

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 6:45pm
Last-minute changes to a new North American trade deal sank U.S. hopes of making Canada and Mexico allow higher-value shipments to the countries by online retailers, such as, a top Mexican official said on Friday.

Chicago police officer guilty of murder in 2014 shooting of black teen

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 6:06pm
White Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder on Friday for the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, touching off celebratory street demonstrations in a case that had laid bare tensions between the black community and police.

Exclusive: U.S. Commerce's Ross eyes anti-China 'poison pill' for new trade deals

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 5:57pm
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross signaled on Friday that Washington may flex its muscle with additional trading partners in order to exert pressure on China to open its markets, saying that a "poison pill" provision in the recently completed pact with Canada and Mexico could be replicated.

Court rules for California over Trump in sanctuary city case

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 5:40pm
A U.S. judge on Friday blocked the Trump Administration from placing conditions on public safety grants to further its crackdown on illegal immigration, and he ordered the grant money to be released to California "sanctuary cities."

Backing from senators puts Kavanaugh on track for U.S. Supreme Court

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 4:41pm
President Donald Trump's nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, looked headed for a lifetime job on the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday after two crucial senators said that sexual misconduct accusations against the judge would not prevent them from voting to confirm him.

Wall Street falls as solid jobs report boosts bond yields

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 4:38pm
U.S. stocks dropped for a second straight day on Friday, weighed down by another rise in Treasury yields in the wake of a solid jobs report that capped off a week of robust data.

Greenlight comment adds to Tesla losses from Musk mocking SEC

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 4:18pm
Shares of Tesla Inc fell 7 percent on Friday, as David Einhorn's hedge fund Greenlight Capital slammed the electric carmaker the day after Tesla CEO Elon Musk mocked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Twitter.

Factbox: Trials of U.S. police officers charged with killing black men

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 4:00pm
A Chicago jury on Friday found a white police officer guilty of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of a black teenager, making him the first law enforcement officer in decades to be convicted of murder while on duty in the third-largest U.S. city.

Stocks fall globally after U.S. jobs data, Treasury yields rise again

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 3:38pm
Major world stock markets sank for a second straight day on Friday after strong U.S. jobs numbers signaled a continued tightening of the labor market and increased inflation pressures, while Treasury yields rose again to multi-year highs.

Republican Senator Murkowski says has not decided final Kavanaugh vote

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 3:06pm
U.S. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, who is considered a key vote in whether or not Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, said on Friday she had not made up her mind on what her final vote would be.

Republican Flake plans to vote 'yes' for Kavanaugh confirmation: MSNBC

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 3:06pm
Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, who forced an FBI probe of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, said on Friday he would vote in favor of the judge's confirmation unless something big changes, MSNBC reported.

Republican Senator Collins says will vote to confirm Kavanaugh

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 2:54pm
Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins said on Friday she will vote to confirm the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, strongly increasing his chances of confirmation.

'Despondent' Musk's Tesla resembles Lehman, Greenlight's Einhorn says

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 2:30pm
Hedge fund manager David Einhorn lambasted Tesla Inc and its "despondent" Chief Executive Elon Musk on Friday, comparing the electric car company to Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, where he had flagged accounting problems several months before its 2008 collapse.

French police investigate Interpol chief, missing on home visit to China

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 2:10pm
French police are investigating the disappearance of Interpol chief, Meng Hongwei, who was reported missing after traveling from France to his native China, and they have placed his wife under protection after threats, the interior ministry said on Friday.