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Goldman's revenue beat powered by M&A bankers, equity traders

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:20
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.

The idea that Donald Trump could have worked for Russia is stupid: Kremlin

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:18
The Kremlin said on Wednesday the idea that U.S. President Donald Trump could have worked for Russia was stupid.

Goldman, BofA earnings boost to drive Wall Street higher at open

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:17
U.S. stock futures pointed to higher open on Wednesday, lifted by strong quarterly results from Bank of America and Goldman Sachs.

US import prices fall; year-on-year drop largest since 2016

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:17
U.S. import prices fell for a second straight month in December as the cost of petroleum products tumbled and a strong dollar curbed prices of other goods, leading to the largest annual drop in more than two years.

Tennis: Nadal spins way into third round with near flawless display

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:02
MELBOURNE: Rafa Nadal picked apart second round opponent Matthew Ebden 6-3 6-2 6-2 at the Australian Open on Wednesday (Jan 15), in a near flawless display of top-spinning artistry. The second seed overcame an early first set challenge from the Australian, who should have secured a break-of-serve ...

Rampaging Sharapova sets up mouth-watering Wozniacki clash

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:01
Former Australian Open winner Maria Sharapova continued her marauding form in handing out a 6-2 6-1 thrashing to Sweden's Rebecca Peterson on Wednesday and set up a blockbuster third-round showdown with defending champion Caroline Wozniacki.

US official cautions Israel over Chinese investments

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 21:01
A U.S. official cautioned Israel on Wednesday over investments from China, citing cyber-security concerns and the prospect of Israel's allies limiting intelligence-sharing with it.

Doping - Russian bobsleigh chief Zubkov banned for two years: IBSF

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:51
Russian Bobsleigh Federation president Alexander Zubkov has been suspended from any activities related to the sport for two years for doping violations, the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation (IBSF) said on Wednesday.

US-backed SDF - will help create north Syria safe zone

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:51
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 government shutdown enters its 26th day as talks paralysed

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:45
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday is expected to sign legislation providing 800,000 federal employees with back pay when the partial government shutdown ends, even through a conclusion to the impasse remains no where in sight.

Mind the gulf as crisis-hit Qatar, Saudis clash at Asian Cup

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:35
Nineteen months of diplomatic rancour will be recast as 90 minutes of football when isolated Qatar take on Saudi Arabia in a clash bristling with political symbolism at the Asian Cup on Thursday.

Peace talks between Japan's Abe and Putin will be tough: Kremlin

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:33
The Kremlin said on Wednesday it expected talks to be difficult when Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next week to discuss a deal that could end a decades-old territorial row.

One in three Christians in Asia faces persecution: Report

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:31
One in three Christians in Asia faces high levels of persecution after a "shocking increase" of religious-based threats and violence across the world, particularly in China and sub-Saharan Africa, a global advocacy group said Wednesday.

Bulgarian lawmakers approve talks with US on F-16 jet deal

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:21
Bulgaria's parliament approved the government's plan to start talks with the United States on buying eight new F-16 fighter jets to replace its ageing Soviet-made MiG-29s and improve compliance with NATO standards.

Snap shares hit by second CFO exit in a year

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:15
Shares of Snap Inc fell 9 percent in early trading on Wednesday after Tim Stone became the second finance chief to leave the Snapchat operator in a year since a much-criticized redesign.

Kremlin - peace talks between Japan's Abe and Putin will be tough

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:15
The Kremlin said on Wednesday it expected talks to be difficult when Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next week to discuss a deal that could end a decades-old territorial row.

New passage to Britain as Iranian migrants use boats to cross Channel

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:11
Mohamed's first attempt to reach Britain's southern shores in December foundered because the outboard engine was not powerful enough to propel the boat carrying him and half a dozen other Iranian migrants through the choppy English Channel.

Putin, Turkey's Erdogan to discuss US pullout from Syria next week

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:11
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will hold talks in Moscow next week to discuss Syria in light of the planned withdrawal of U.S. troops, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said on Wednesday.

Stock futures rise after BofA, Goldman earnings

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:05
U.S. stock futures pointed to higher open on Wednesday, lifted by strong quarterly results from Bank of America and Goldman Sachs.

Crocodile mauls woman to death in Indonesia

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:03
An Indonesian woman has been mauled to death by a huge pet crocodile on the island of Sulawesi, officials said Wednesday.

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