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No quick fix for physician burnout, depression

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 23:45
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Close to 44 percent of U.S. physicians are burned out, and 15 percent are depressed and thinking about suicide, according to a survey conducted by Medscape. More than one doctor per day commits suicide - a rate higher than in any other profession and more than twice ...

Goldman dealmakers shine in Solomon's maiden quarter

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 23:45
Goldman Sachs reported an increase in trading revenue on Wednesday, the first Wall Street bank so far to show growth in that business during the fourth quarter as a rise in equities trading revenue offset losses from bond trading.

No breakthrough with Russia on missile treaty, US set to start withdrawal

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 23:45
BRUSSELS: A meeting between Russia and the United States failed to resolve U.S. accusations that Moscow is violating a Cold War missile treaty, setting the stage for Washington to withdraw from the pact, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. The United States is now set to start the six-month process ...

Businesses cry out for Brexit clarity, warn of no-deal chaos

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 23:41
Business leaders in Britain and beyond warned on Wednesday of catastrophic job losses and chaos at ports if the country does not agree a European Union withdrawal, turning up the heat on politicians to deliver clarity.

Czechs mark 50 years since Jan Palach's self-immolation over crushing of Prague Spring

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 23:35
PRAGUE: Czechs marked the 50th anniversary on Wednesday of student Jan Palach setting himself on fire in central Prague in a desperate act aimed at lifting the apathy hanging over the country in the wake of the Soviet invasion that crushed the Prague Spring of 1968. Having seen a period of reforms ...

Nigerian opposition candidate seeks to privatise state oil firm

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 23:35
Nigeria's main opposition candidate for president said on Wednesday he would seek to privatise the state oil company and other government assets if elected next month, while removing a costly petrol subsidy, to revive the economy.

Canadian kidnapped in northern Burkina Faso

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 23:35
OUAGADOUGOU: A Canadian national was kidnapped in northern Burkina Faso on Tuesday night in an area the government has warned is under growing threat from jihadist attacks, Security Minister Clement Sawadogo said on Wednesday. Sawadogo said the man was abducted around 1945 GMT by a dozen gunmen on ...

Ethnic violence in Congo killed nearly 900 over a few days in December

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 23:30
GENEVA: At least 890 people are believed to have been killed over three days in December in ethnic violence in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Wednesday, and it warned that the toll could be higher still. This doubles an estimate provided on Monday by a local ...

Airbus spends US$300 million on new Alabama plant for A220 jet

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 23:20
Airbus expanded its industrial presence in the United States on Wednesday, preparing to breaking ground on a new assembly plant for the A220, 18 months after agreeing to buy the Canadian jetliner in the midst of a U.S.-Ottawa trade row.

As shutdown lingers, Pelosi urges Trump to reschedule State of the Union

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 23:06
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to reschedule the annual State of the Union address until the government fully reopens, as a partial government shutdown stretched into its 26th day with no signs of resolution.

Lowry equals course record to secure early lead in Abu Dhabi

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 23:00
Ireland's Shane Lowry produced a sizzling opening round of 10-under-par 62 to equal the course record at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Wednesday.

UN Security Council approves up to 75 Yemen truce monitors

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 23:00
The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved on Wednesday the deployment of up to 75 observers to Yemen's port city of Hodeidah for six months to monitor a ceasefire and redeployment of forces by the warring parties.

Cargolux flight makes emergency landing at Kuala Lumpur airport after fire in cockpit

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 23:00
PUTRAJAYA: A cockpit fire caused a Cargolux Airlines flight to return to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Wednesday (Jan 16) shortly after take-off. The global cargo carrier’s flight CV703 was en-route to Zhengzhou, China, when an emergency was declared after the crew reported the ...

Football: Can Spurs keep the pace without Harry Kane?

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:55
LONDON: Tottenham have defied the odds to remain alive in three cup competitions and on course for a top-four finish in the Premier League after spending nothing in the summer but staying afloat without injured talisman Harry Kane could be the biggest challenge yet for manager Mauricio Pochettino ...

BofA's loan growth drives better-than-expected profit

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:40
Bank of America Corp reported fourth-quarter profit that more than tripled from a year earlier, when it took a US$2.9 billion charge related to changes in the U.S. tax law.

Peterhansel out of Dakar Rally after accident

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:35
Thirteen-times Dakar Rally winner Stephane Peterhansel withdrew from the event in Peru on Wednesday after crashing on the penultimate stage.

Greece's Tsipras set to overcome confidence hurdle, eyes vote on Macedonia

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:35
Greece's deputy prime minister said the government would emerge stronger after winning a confidence vote later on Wednesday and be able to secure parliament's endorsement for an accord to end a dispute over Macedonia's name.

Canadian kidnapped in northern Burkina Faso - security minister

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:35
REUTERS: A Canadian national was kidnapped in northern Burkina Faso near the Malian border on Tuesday night, Security Minister Clement Sawadogo told reporters on Wednesday. Attacks by Islamist militants have surged in the country in recent months and Burkina Faso has declared a state of emergency ...

Nigerian opposition candidate says he would remove multiple exchange rate

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:30
The main opposition candidate for next month's presidential election in Nigeria said on Wednesday he would eliminate multiple exchange rates to attract foreign investors.

Football: Saudi Arabia, Qatar meet in Asian Cup derby

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:20
Saudi Arabia and Qatar meet at the Asian Cup on Thursday for the first time since a bitter political dispute severed ties between the Gulf Arab states more than a year ago.