Tag : Reuters

Warplanes hit Libya’s Derna again: witness

Warplanes carried out three air strikes on the Libyan city of Derna on Monday, a witness said, days after Egypt launched strikes on militant camps there against those it said were responsible for killing Egyptian Christians. – Reuters

May 29th, 2017 General, Reuters

UK police arrest 16th person in connection with Manchester attack

British police said on Monday they had arrested a 16th person in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing last week. – Reuters

May 29th, 2017 General, Reuters

S&P sees no need for an out-of-schedule China rating review: exec

Standard & Poor’s is likely to follow its regular ratings review schedule for China, and does not see any basis at this point for an out-of-schedule committee meeting, a senior director at the ratings agency told Reuters on Monday. – Reuters

May 29th, 2017 General, Reuters

Oil dips as U.S. drilling undermines drive to tighten markets

Oil prices dipped on Monday as a relentless rise in U.S. drilling undermined an OPEC-led push to tighten supply. – Reuters

May 29th, 2017 General, Reuters

Russia condemns latest North Korea missile launches, calls for restraint

Russia condemned on Monday the latest missile launches conducted by North Korea, while calling the world community for restraint, RIA news agency quoted a deputy Russian foreign minister as saying. – Reuters

May 29th, 2017 General, Reuters

U.S. Senator calls for probe into promotion of Kushner Cos deal

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has called for an investigation into “potentially fraudulent statements and misrepresentations” made by companies promoting investment in a property development involving the family company of White House advisor Jared Kushner. – Reuters

May 29th, 2017 General, Reuters

India seen staying fastest growing major economy in Jan-March quarter

India remained the fastest growing major economy in the world last quarter, with growth buoyed by an improved performance in manufacturing and services, a Reuters poll of economists found. – Reuters

May 29th, 2017 General, Reuters

Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed

Egyptian fighter jets carried out strikes on Friday directed at camps in Libya which Cairo says have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians earlier in the day. – Reuters

May 28th, 2017 General, Reuters

China ‘strongly dissatisfied’ with G7 statement on East, South China Seas

China is “strongly dissatisfied” with the mention of the East and South China Sea issues in a Group of Seven (G7) statement, and the G7 allies should stop making irresponsible remarks, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said. – Reuters

May 28th, 2017 General, Reuters

G7 leaders divided on climate change, closer on trade issues

Under pressure from Group of Seven allies, U.S. President Donald Trump backed a pledge to fight protectionism on Saturday, but refused to endorse a global climate change accord, saying he needed more time to decide. – Reuters

May 28th, 2017 General, Reuters

Beijing bling: Hyundai plots China branding reboot after missile row

Bruised by anti-Korean sentiment in its biggest market and losing ground to local automakers, Hyundai Motor (005380.KS) will open its first Chinese brand store, and may locally assemble its premium Genesis cars and accelerate the launch of a sport-utility vehicle (SUV), people familiar with the plans said. – Reuters

May 28th, 2017 General, Reuters

McMaster says ‘not concerned’ after Kushner back-channel reports

Asked about reports that Donald Trump’s son-in-law had tried to set up a secret channel of communication with Russia before the president took office, U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said that so-called “back-channeling” was normal. – Reuters

May 28th, 2017 General, Reuters

Exclusive: Trump son-in-law had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy – sources

U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former U.S. officials told Reuters. – Reuters

May 28th, 2017 General, Reuters

Canada opposition picks young social conservative to take on Trudeau

Canada’s official opposition Conservatives on Saturday chose a little-known, 38-year-old leader to fight a 2019 election against Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau but only after a fierce contest that revealed internal divisions. – Reuters

May 28th, 2017 General, Reuters

Chinese jets intercept U.S surveillance plane: U.S. officials

Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the South China Sea on Wednesday, with one coming within 200 yards (180 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials told Reuters. – Reuters

May 28th, 2017 General, Reuters

Beijing appoints Cai Qi as party chief: state media

Beijing’s mayor Cai Qi has been appointed as party chief of the capital city of Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. – Reuters

May 27th, 2017 General, Reuters

Taiwan tells China don’t use ‘black box’ hearing against detained activist

China must not conduct a “black box” hearing against a Taiwan activist arrested on suspicion of subversion, but openly judge his case and disclose all the evidence, Taiwan’s ruling party said on Saturday. – Reuters

May 27th, 2017 General, Reuters

Exclusive: Tillerson declines to host Ramadan event at State Department

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, two U.S. officials said, apparently breaking with a bipartisan tradition in place with few exceptions for nearly 20 years. – Reuters

May 27th, 2017 General, Reuters