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Twitter discloses China-backed interference in Hong Kong protests

53 min 28 sec ago
Twitter Inc said on Monday nearly a 1,000 accounts originating from China were "deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord in Hong Kong" as part of a coordinated state-backed operation.

Sleep quality may be linked with success during military basic training

58 min 34 sec ago
(Reuters Health) - Soldiers who experience sleep problems during basic combat training may be more likely to struggle with psychological distress, attention difficulties, and anger issues during their entry into the military, a recent study suggests. "These results show that it would probably be ...

Saudi Aramco asks banks to pitch for roles in IPO: sources

1 hour 4 min ago
Saudi Aramco has formally asked major banks to submit proposals for potential roles in its planned initial public offering, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

US attorney general shakes up prisons bureau after Epstein's death

1 hour 9 min ago
WASHINGTON: US Attorney General William Barr on Monday (Aug 19) announced a new leadership team at the federal Bureau of Prisons in a shakeup of the agency in the wake of financier Jeffrey Epstein's suicide inside a federal jail in New York City. Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, a veteran of the Bureau of ...

International launch set for Disney+ streaming service

1 hour 12 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO: The Walt Disney Company said on Monday (Aug 19) its streaming television service will debut in November in the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Netherlands. Offering film and TV entertainment including its "Star Wars" and Marvel franchises as well as its ABC ...

Slovak officials under scrutiny in journalist murder

1 hour 23 min ago
BRATISLAVA: Slovak prosecutors said on Monday (Aug 19) they are probing judicial and state officials over the 2018 murder of an investigative journalist, which triggered a political crisis and raised concerns about corruption. The probe's announcement comes after local media leaked alleged text ...

Football: Balotelli happy to be home in Brescia

1 hour 30 min ago
ROME: Mario Balotelli said on Monday (Aug 19) he had "thought of nothing else" after receiving an offer from Brescia, the club in the city where he grew up. "I chose Brescia because when their offer came in, I didn't think about anything else," the much-travelled striker said at his presentation ...

US tests medium-range cruise missile after exiting INF treaty

1 hour 39 min ago
WASHINGTON: The US Defence Department announced on Monday (Aug 19) the test of a medium-range ground-launched cruise missile, just weeks after tearing up the Cold War-era pact with Russia that eliminated such nuclear-capable weapons. The missile was launched on Sunday from the US Navy-controlled ...

Bahrain to join US-led efforts to protect Gulf navigation

1 hour 47 min ago
DUBAI: Bahrain said on Monday (Aug 19) it would join US-led efforts to protect shipping in the Gulf amid tensions between Washington and Tehran after a series of attacks on tankers. Bahrain's King Hamad voiced his country's appreciation of the "US role in supporting regional security and ...

Chiding Macron, Putin says 'I don't want yellow vests in Russia'

1 hour 51 min ago
FORT BREGANCON, France: Vladimir Putin rebuked his French counterpart on Monday (Aug 19), saying he did not want "yellow vest" protests spring up like in France, after Emmanuel Macron urged the Russian leader to abide by democratic principles following weeks of protests in Moscow. Macron, who was ...

New York police officer sacked over choking death of black man

2 hours 7 min ago
NEW YORK: A US police offer was sacked on Monday (Aug 19) for putting a black man in a banned chokehold just before his death five years ago in a case that fuelled nationwide protests. New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill told reporters Daniel Pantaleo was dismissed from the force over the ...

Uzbekistan launches new probe against ex-leader's daughter

2 hours 10 min ago
TASHKENT: Uzbek prosecutors have launched a fresh criminal case against Gulnara Karimova, an already imprisoned daughter of late president Islam Karimov, over allegations of illegal privatisation, the Prosecutor General's office said on Monday (Aug 19). Karimova, 47, was jailed in March this year ...

Pence urges China to respect Hong Kong laws amid protest

2 hours 21 min ago
WASHINGTON: US Vice President Mike Pence urged China on Monday (Aug 19) to respect the integrity of Hong Kong's laws and repeated President Donald Trump's warning that it will be harder for the United States to make a trade deal with Beijing if there was violence in the Chinese-ruled city. "For ...

Hong Kong group buys Britain's largest pub chain

2 hours 37 min ago
LONDON: Britain's biggest pub chain Greene King agreed on Monday (Aug 19) to a multi-billion-pound takeover from Hong Kong property giant CKA Group. The cash deal, pitched at 850 pence per share, is worth £2.7 billion (US$3.3 billion, €3.0 billion) or £4.6 billion including debt, Greene King said ...

Football: Belgium join list of contenders to host 2023 Women's World Cup

2 hours 41 min ago
PARIS: Belgium has become the 10th country to express an interest in hosting an expanded Women's World Cup in 2023, FIFA revealed on Monday (Aug 19). World football's governing body announced late last month that, following the success of this year's 24-team tournament in France, and in order to ...

Cycling: Veteran Gilbert returns to Lotto-Soudal on three-year deal

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 23:59
PARIS: Philippe Gilbert, the 2012 road-race world champion, will return to Lotto Soudal next season at the age of 38 on a three-year contract, the team announced on Monday (Aug 19). Gilbert, who is in his third season at another Belgian team, Quick-Step, made his mark in his first spell at Lotto ...

Canada's Trudeau under pressure after Britain revokes citizenship of suspected militant

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 23:43
OTTAWA: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came under pressure on Monday (Aug 19) from his Conservative rival in the October election over the Britain's decision to strip Jack Letts, dubbed "Jihadi Jack" by the media, of his British citizenship. Letts had dual Canadian-British citizenship, and ...

US assures support to American tech firms in India in letter

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 23:30
The United States ambassador to India has written to top American technology firms assuring them of support for a level playing field in India, a letter seen by Reuters showed, amid Washington's concerns over New Delhi's protectionist policies.

Leguizamon set to join select group after Argentina World Cup call

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 23:20
Loose-forward Juan Manuel Leguizamon will follow a select group of Argentines to have played in four Rugby World Cup finals after he was named in the country's 31-man squad for next month's tournament in Japan.

General Electric renews defense against charges of bogus accounting

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 23:20
General Electric Co further defended itself on Monday against fraud investigators who said last week the Boston-based conglomerate had failed to put aside money to cover US$29 billion in potential insurance losses and had improperly counted profit from subsidiary Baker Hughes as its own.