BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s banks will remain closed for a fifth working day amid uncertainty over how Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri plans to extract billions of dollars from the financial sector to help ease an economic crisis that has ignited national protests. Demonstartors hold the national flag during an anti-government protest in the southern city
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s departure from the European Union was thrown into chaos on Tuesday after parliament rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s swift timetable to ratify his exit deal, prompting him to halt the legislation while he awaits word from Brussels. As the clock ticks down to the latest Oct. 31 deadline for Britain’s departure,
FILE PHOTO: Actor Lori Loughlin, and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, leave the federal courthouse after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo BOSTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors on Tuesday said they had brought additional charges against 18 wealthy parents, former university
(Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp on Tuesday was due to face trial in a lawsuit by New York’s attorney general accusing it of misleading investors about the risks of climate change regulations to its business. FILE PHOTO: An airplane comes in for a landing above an Exxon sign at a gas station in the Chicago
Oct 16, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) holds a basketball in the second half half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. The Lakers defeated the Warriors 126-93. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Michael Jordan isn’t ready to put Steph Curry in the Hall of Fame.
Interxion managing director Fabrice Coquio is seen at the construction site of Interxion MRS3 data center installed in an old German submarine base built during the Second World War in Marseille, France, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier PARIS (Reuters) – The thick concrete walls of a long-abandoned World War Two German submarine base in Marseille,
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump heard on Tuesday from the top U.S. official in Ukraine, who once said it was “crazy” to withhold military aid for the country for domestic political reasons. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington,
(Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) agreed to spend more than $10 billion to take over WeWork, doubling down on an ill-fated investment and paying off its co-founder Adam Neumann to relinquish control, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Adam Neumann, CEO of WeWork, speaks to guests during the TechCrunch Disrupt
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – For the first time in a decade, someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu will be asked to form a government in Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a memorial ceremony held at the supreme court honouring former Supreme Court president Meir Shamgar who died on Saturday in Jerusalem October 22, 2019.
Founder, Chairman, CEO and President of Amazon Jeff Bezos unveils his space company Blue Origin’s space exploration lunar lander rocket called Blue Moon during an unveiling event in Washington, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. billionaire Jeff Bezos said on Tuesday his space company Blue Origin has signed agreements with
EU and Union Jack flags flutter outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Labour Party will only back an early election if an extension long enough to allow for a snap poll is agreed with the European Union and a no-deal Brexit is off the
Visitors sit under a Marvel sign at the China International Cartoon and Game (CCG) Expo in Shanghai, China July 5, 2018. Picture taken July 5, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) Marvel Entertainment said on Tuesday it would create exclusive weekly podcasts for satellite radio company SiriusXM Holdings Inc (SIRI.O) and its
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing on the FY2020 EPA Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo DETROIT (Reuters) – The Trump Administration’s revised final fuel economy standards for U.S. vehicles should
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African Airways (SAA) and British Airways partner Comair were forced to reschedule at least a dozen domestic flights on Tuesday after a safety inspection at SAA’s maintenance subsidiary used by both carriers found problems. FILE PHOTO: A South African Airways Airbus A340-300 plane prepares to take off at the O. R.
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two pivotal votes in parliament on Tuesday that will decide if he can deliver on his pledge to lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union in nine days time. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks ahead of a vote on his renegotiated Brexit deal, on
(Reuters) – Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, is expected to rally with striking Chicago school teachers on Tuesday as a work-stoppage led to classes being canceled for a fourth-day in the third-largest U.S. school system. FILE PHOTO: Senator Elizabeth Warren does an interview in the Spin Room after the fourth Democratic U.S. 2020 presidential
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – California firefighters worked through the night into early Tuesday to tackle a pair of wildfires threatening people’s homes. Firefighters battle a blaze from the air that was threatening homes in the Pacific Palisades community of Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins Live aerial video footage broadcast by KABC-TV
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon approved an emergency package of economic reforms on Monday, in response to a wave of anti-government protests that Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri praised for breaking down sectarian barriers and restoring a sense of national unity. Across the country, people blocked roads for a fifth day. Schools, banks and businesses closed. Hundreds
FILE PHOTO: China Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Yucheng talks to the media after the Universal Periodic Review of China by the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Stephanie Nebehay BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the United States have achieved some progress in their trade talks, Vice
LONDON, (Reuters) – Digital banking app Revolut is set to begin issuing its cards in the United States by the end of this year via a partnership with payments company Mastercard Inc MA.N, the two companies said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Mastercard Inc. credit cards are displayed in this picture illustration taken December 8, 2017.
LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two pivotal Brexit votes in the British parliament on Tuesday that will decide if he can deliver on his pledge to lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union in just nine days time. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks ahead of a vote on his
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A wildfire raced up a steep hillside to threaten scores of homes in the Los Angeles coastal enclave of Pacific Palisades on Monday, prompting evacuations as water-dropping helicopters and firefighters swarmed the area to battle the flames. Live aerial video footage broadcast by KABC-TV showed tall flames raging along a ridge-line
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump will hear on Tuesday from the top U.S. official in Ukraine, who once said it was “crazy” to withhold military aid for the country for domestic political reasons. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in
Gustav Nyquist scored on a penalty shot at 1:57 of overtime, and the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday. Oct 21, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Columbus Blue Jackets forward Gustav Nyquist (14) scores the game wiining goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs on a penalty shot at Scotiabank Arena. Columbus
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s ruling Liberals will form a minority government, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp projected on Monday after polls closed across the country. The Liberals were leading or elected in 146 out of 304 electoral districts that had reported results by about 10:30 p.m. EDT (0230 GMT on Tuesday), the
CHICAGO (Reuters) – School classes were called off for a fourth day in Chicago after the city and striking teachers in the third-largest U.S. school system failed to settle a contract dispute over issues such as class size and staffing. FILE PHOTO – Teachers picket near New Field Elementary School on the second day day
(Reuters) – PG&E Corp (PCG.N) said on Monday about 209,000 customers could be hit by potential power cutoffs this week, less than two weeks after its most recent unprecedented shut-offs hit more than 730,000 homes and workplaces in northern California. FILE PHOTO: PG&E crew work on power lines to repair damage caused by the Camp
New Orleans Pelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson will be sidelined up to two months after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Oct 11, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) before their game against the Utah Jazz at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Chuck
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The benchmark S&P 500 stock index rose within striking distance of a record high on Monday as further signs of progress toward resolution of the U.S.-China trade war boosted shares in sectors sensitive to trade and the global economy. U.S. President Donald Trump continued to strike optimistic tones, while White House
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Emperor Naruhito is poised to officially proclaim his enthronement on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries, including heads of state and other royals, from more than 180 countries. FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako greet well-wishers during their first public appearance at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo,