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(Reuters) – The S&P 500 treaded water on Thursday as gains in technology stocks were offset by declines in commodity-related and trade-sensitive sectors after the U.S.-China trade war escalated with a fresh round of tariffs. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan
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KAMPALA (Reuters) – An opposition Ugandan lawmaker was charged with treason on Thursday over his alleged role in the stoning of President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy this month. Ugandan musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi (C) leads activists during a demonstration against new taxes including a levy on access to social media platforms in Kampala, Uganda July
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HONOLULU (Reuters) – Hurricane Lane churned slowly toward Hawaii late on Wednesday as schools, government offices and business closed and residents stocked up on supplies and boarded up homes. A direct hit could bring the U.S. Pacific island state’s worst storm in a quarter century, forecasters said. Lane packed sustained winds of up to 145
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(Reuters) – Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has defended German compatriot Mesut Ozil, saying the criticism the Arsenal midfielder received for being photographed with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan was due to “absolute misinformation” and “complete nonsense”. Soccer Football – Premier League – Arsenal v Manchester City – Emirates Stadium, London, Britain – August 12, 2018 Arsenal’s
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TOME, Japan (Reuters) – The next generation farmhand in Japan’s aging rural heartland may be a drone. Nileworks Inc.’s automated drone flies over rice plants, spraying pesticide while diagnosing growth of individual rice stalks, during a demonstration in Tome, Miyagi prefecture Japan August 20, 2018. REUTERS/Yuka Obayashi For several months, developers and farmers in northeast
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Brexit Minister Dominic Raab said he was confident a good deal with the European Union remained in sight, but it was right to set out a “measured and proportionate” approach outlining the risks if the two sides cannot agree. Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab looks
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CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s tenure looked doomed on Thursday with his government adjourning parliament to struggle with an internecine leadership battle which saw ministers desert Turnbull and call for a second leadership vote. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reacts during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia,
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HONOLULU (Reuters) – Hawaii residents scrambled for water and ramen noodles in stores on Wednesday as Hurricane Lane bore down on the U.S. islands and authorities urged people to prepare for “life threatening” floods and landslides. Though the hurricane weakened slightly as it spun across the Pacific Ocean, it remained a powerful Category 4 storm,
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The New York Yankees placed left-hander Aroldis Chapman on the 10-day disabled list due to left knee tendinitis on Wednesday, one day after he departed a game against the Miami Marlins. Aug 21, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) delivers a pitch in the twelfth inning against the Miami
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(Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday rejected applications for nine bitcoin-based exchange-traded funds (ETF) from three separate companies. FILE PHOTO: The seal of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hangs on the wall at SEC headquarters in Washington, U.S., June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo ETF provider Direxion proposed to
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House pushed back forcefully on Wednesday against suggestions that a plea deal struck by President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen implicated Trump in a crime. “As the president has said, we’ve stated many times, he did nothing wrong. There are no charges against him,” press secretary Sarah Sanders said
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