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Syrian army preparing phased Idlib assault: source

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 3:23pm
Syrian government forces are preparing a phased offensive in the northwestern province of Idlib and surrounding areas, the last big rebel enclave, a source close to Damascus said on Wednesday.

Activist Elliott argues Sky is worth over $34 billion, UK regulator says

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 3:17pm
Activist hedge fund Elliott believes Walt Disney’s deal to buy assets from Twenty-First Century Fox has valued Sky at more than $34 billion, higher than any of the current offers for the British broadcaster, Britain’s takeover regulator disclosed on Wednesday.

Scientists unpick how cannabis component may fight psychosis

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 2:44pm
British scientists have unraveled how a non-intoxicating component of cannabis acts in key brain areas to reduce abnormal activity in patients at risk of psychosis, suggesting the ingredient could become a novel anti-psychotic medicine.

EPA should revoke Monsanto weed killer approval, groups tell U.S. court

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 2:36pm
Environmental groups argued in federal appeals court on Wednesday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency failed to analyze the risks Bayer AG Monsanto's dicamba-based weed killer posed to nearby crops before approving it in 2016.

At Dimona reactor, Netanyahu warns Israel's foes they risk ruin

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 1:58pm
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a visit to a secretive Israeli atomic reactor on Wednesday to warn the country's enemies that it has the means to destroy them, in what appeared to be a veiled reference to its assumed nuclear arsenal.

Senator John McCain's body to lie in state at Arizona State Capitol

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 5:22am
The body of John McCain, who endured 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam and went on to become a lion of the U.S. Senate and a two-time Republican candidate for president, will lie in state on Wednesday in the Arizona state capitol.

Global stocks hover as investors still on tenterhooks over trade deal

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 5:14am
Global stocks faltered on Wednesday as optimism over a U.S.-Mexico trade deal faded with investors anxious about Canada’s acquiescence and eyeing a deadline for the next round of China-U.S. tariffs next week.

Iran's leader asks government to work 'day and night' to resolve economic problems: state TV

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 4:59am
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei asked the government to work "day and night" to resolve economic problems, as parliament increases pressure on President Hassan Rouhani over handling the economic hardship following U.S. sanctions.

To counter China, West plans bigger footprint in Pacific: sources

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 4:57am
The United States, Australia, France and Britain will open new embassies in the Pacific, boost staffing levels, and engage with leaders of island nations more often in a bid to counter China's rising influence in the region, sources have told Reuters.

Liberal Democrat and Trump-backed Republican to face off for Florida governor

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 4:41am
Liberal mayor Andrew Gillum pulled off a stunning upset in the Democratic primary for Florida governor on Tuesday, beating several better-funded rivals to set up a November showdown against a Republican aligned with President Donald Trump.

Exclusive: Five companies to deliver oil through Shanghai crude futures contract for September - sources

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 4:35am
Five companies will deliver crude next month to buyers through the Shanghai International Energy Exchange's (INE) oil futures, the first physical settlement of the contract that China hopes will compete with global benchmarks.

Aston Martin plans to go public as turnaround picks up speed

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 4:03am
Luxury carmaker Aston Martin plans to float on the London Stock Exchange, completing a turnaround for the once perennially loss-making company that could now be valued at up to 5 billion pounds ($6.4 billion).

Trump, without evidence, blames China for hacking Clinton emails

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 2:52am
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter early on Wednesday China hacked the emails of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton but did not offer any evidence or further information.

White House probes Google after Trump accuses it of bias

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 2:22am
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Google's search engine of promoting negative news articles and hiding "fair media" coverage of him, vowing to address the situation without providing evidence or giving details of action he might take.

Nothing new, China says about Trump accusation of Clinton email hack

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 2:20am
China's Foreign Ministry, asked on Wednesday about U.S. President Donald Trump's claim that China hacked the emails of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, said such allegations were nothing new.

In Arizona Senate race, Republican's embrace of Trump carries risks

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 2:16am
Republican U.S. Representative Martha McSally's embrace of President Donald Trump and his agenda paid off on Tuesday, when the Arizonan beat back conservative challengers for her party's nomination in a crucial U.S. Senate race.

Trump unblocks more Twitter users after U.S. court ruling

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:14pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday unblocked some additional Twitter users after a federal judge in May said preventing people from following him violated individuals constitutional rights.

Exclusive: Mexico-U.S. deal includes Mexican auto export cap - sources

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 9:47pm
A proposed U.S.-Mexico trade deal would allow President Donald Trump to slap punitive tariffs of up to 25 percent on imports of Mexican-made cars, sport utility vehicles and auto parts above certain volumes, auto executives and sources said on Tuesday.

U.S. military says no plans to suspend more major exercises on Korean peninsula

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 9:27pm
The U.S. military has no plans yet to suspend any more major military exercises with South Korea, the defense secretary said on Tuesday, in the middle of a breakdown in diplomacy with North Korea over its nuclear weapons.

Brazil sends army to border as Venezuelans flee crisis at home

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 9:13pm
Brazil said it was sending armed forces to keep order near the Venezuelan border area, while Peru declared a health emergency, as a regional crisis sparked by thousands of Venezuelans fleeing economic collapse escalated on Tuesday.