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Yelp's top investor says shares could surge to US$55-US$65

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:16
SQN Investors LP said on Wednesday Yelp Inc's shares could surge anywhere between US$55 and US$65, about 50-80 percent higher than its current price, if it implements the hedge fund's recommendations to check its "underperformance".

Goldman Sachs CEO apologizes for ex-banker's role in 1MDB scandal

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:06
Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer David Solomon on Wednesday apologized to the Malaysian people for former banker Tim Leissner's role in the sovereign wealth fund 1MDB scandal, but said the bank had conducted due diligence before every transaction.

Brazil, Argentina leaders step up pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:05
Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and Argentina's President Mauricio Macri said after their first meeting on Wednesday that they agreed on their opposition to Venezuela's authoritarian government, with Macri calling Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro a "dictator."

Iran says it will be ready for new satellite launch in a few months

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:00
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Tehran will be ready for a new satellite launch in a few months after a failed attempt this week, ignoring U.S. and European warnings to avoid such activity.

US, Canada promise 'unbiased' process for Chinese executive

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:59
The United States and Canada on Wednesday promised an "unbiased" legal process for a Chinese executive whose arrest in Vancouver at US request has riled Beijing.

Canadian tourist allegedly raped in Paris police HQ says visit to station was ‘worst mistake’

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:58
A Canadian tourist who says she was gang-raped by French officers at police headquarters in Paris told a court on Wednesday that agreeing to visit their offices was the "worst mistake of my life".

Yemen combatants start talks in Jordan on prisoner deal

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:55
AMMAN: Yemen's warring sides started talks on Wednesday in the Jordanian capital about a deal to free thousands of prisoners as part of U.N.-led peace efforts, two U.N. sources said. Delegates from the Iran-aligned Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government had arrived in Amman earlier ...

Wasps sign New Zealand World Cup winner Fekitoa

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:50
New Zealand's World Cup-winning centre Malakai Fekitoa will join Wasps from French Top 14 team Toulon at the end of the season, the English Premiership club said on Wednesday.

US-backed SDF says it will help set up north Syria safe zone

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:45
The Syrian Democratic Forces said on Wednesday it was ready to help create a safe zone mentioned by U.S. President Donald Trump under "international guarantees" and without "foreign intervention" in north and east Syria.

US 9/11 survivor, Kenyan 'buddies' and Briton among Nairobi victims

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:45
An American who survived the 9/11 attacks, two best friends from Kenya who worked to help Somalia, and a British development professional were among at least 14 people killed when Somali militants raided a posh hotel complex in Nairobi.

Companies cry out for Brexit clarity, warn on no-deal

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:41
Furious companies facing weeks more uncertainty over an ever closer Brexit lashed out at politicians on Wednesday, and warned of chaos at ports and catastrophic job losses if Britain failed to secure a withdrawal deal with the European Union.

Backstop 'means to an end' of avoiding hard border: Irish PM

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:40
Ireland's prime minister pledged to defend the contentious Brexit "backstop" but said it was important to remember that the insurance mechanism was a means to an end of avoiding the return of a hard customs border on the island of Ireland.

Backstop 'means to an end' of avoiding hard border - Irish PM

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:35
Ireland's prime minister pledged to defend the contentious Brexit "backstop" but said it was important to remember that the insurance mechanism was a means to an end of avoiding the return of a hard customs border on the island of Ireland.

Mega tube under Geneva enters race to succeed CERN collider

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:35
A proposed 100-km particle accelerator under Geneva has joined an international quest to develop the successor to the Large Hadron Collider to help unlock humankind's knowledge of matter.

Australia's top ranked players win through, salvaging local hopes

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:31
Australia's top-ranked male and female players, Alex de Minaur and Ashleigh Barty, won their respective second-round Australian Open matches on Wednesday, salvaging an otherwise difficult start to the tournament for the host nation's best players.

Nearly 900 killed in ethnic violence in Congo in mid-December - UN

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:31
GENEVA: Credible reports suggest that at least 890 people were killed in ethnic violence in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo in mid-December, the United Nations human rights office said on Wednesday. "According to allegations from credible sources, at least 890 people were killed between ...

Scores arrested, beaten as Zimbabwe police crack down on protests

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:30
HARARE: Scores of Zimbabwean civilians including a prominent activist were detained on Wednesday and others were beaten, lawyers and witnesses said, as evidence began to emerge of a brutal crackdown on dissent by security forces. Following two days of protests against fuel price hikes, residents ...

Yemen's warring sides start talks in Jordan on UN-sponsored prisoner swap deal

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:30
AMMAN: Yemen's warring sides started talks on Wednesday in the Jordanian capital over a deal to free thousands of prisoners as part of U.N.-led peace efforts, two U.N. sources said. Delegates from the Iran-aligned Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government had arrived in Amman earlier ...

'Upskirting' becomes illegal across UK

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:30
LONDON: British lawmakers have outlawed the practice of "upskirting" - secretly taking pictures up women's skirts - following an 18-month campaign by a victim. Those found guilty face up to two years in jail, leading campaigner Gina Martin to praise the bill as "politics and society at its best" ...

Ford sees weaker-than-expected fourth quarter, uncertainty in 2019

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:26
Ford Motor Co on Wednesday forecast higher profit and revenue in 2019 as global industry sales remain flat.

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