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Wall St. falls with chipmakers; housing data also a worry

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 02:05
Dow futures rose on Wednesday after Boeing raised its profit forecast, easing worries of slowing corporate profits, but dim outlook from other China-reliant companies, including chipmakers, kept the pressure on the S&P and Nasdaq futures.

Iraq parliament due to vote on proposed cabinet and programme - state TV

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 01:55
Iraqi lawmakers were due to vote on Wednesday on prime minister designate Adel Abdul Mahdi's proposed cabinet and programme, state television reported.

Putin warns of a new 'arms race'

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 01:48
President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday of a new arms race if America pulls out of weapons treaties, and said Russia would respond "in kind" to any new US missiles placed on European soil.

UK PM May receives show of loyalty after talk of leadership challenge

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 01:43
British Prime Minister Theresa May's arrival at a meeting of her Conservative Party's lawmakers was greeted with cheers and banging of desks, a Reuters reporter outside the private meeting said on Wednesday.

Airbus chief says A321 weighing on delivery delays

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 01:35
Airbus planemaking chief Guillaume Faury confirmed on Tuesday that new variants of the A321neo passenger jet had contributed to delivery delays at a plant in Hamburg, Germany, but said engineers were in the midst of resolving the problem.

Rugby - Cipriani given three-week ban for high tackle

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 01:30
Gloucester fly-half Danny Cipriani has been served with a three-week suspension after being sent off for a high tackle in the Champions Cup defeat by Munster last week.

Japanese journalist Yasuda says 'happy' to be headed home

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 01:22
The Japanese journalist who was held hostage by militants in Syria for 40 months told Reuters on Wednesday he was "happy" to be going back to Japan, adding he was uncertain about what to do next.

Can eating organic food lower your cancer risk? Hard to prove

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 01:20
WASHINGTON: A new, much-ballyhooed study showing that the most avid consumers of organic food had fewer cancers than those who never eat such products illustrates the difficulty of establishing cause and effect when evaluating diet and health. It is effectively impossible to prove beyond a doubt ...

Saudi crown prince calls Khashoggi murder 'repulsive'

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 01:10
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's crown prince Wednesday (Oct 24) denounced the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and vowed justice would prevail, without addressing US accusations of a botched cover-up over the killing by the Gulf kingdom. After phoning Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss ...

NMC Health, Hassana Investment sign agreement to build Saudi healthcare network

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 01:10
Dubai: NMC Health said it has signed an agreement with Hassana Investment Company, the investment arm of the General Organization for Social Insurance (GoSI) of Saudi Arabia, to develop a pan Saudi Arabian network of world-class healthcare facilities. The memorandum of understanding targets a ...

Renewed fighting kills at least 10 in Cameroon's Anglophone region

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 01:00
YAOUNDE: Heavy fighting between Cameroon's army and separatist rebels killed at least 10 people, the two sides said on Wednesday, in the deadliest clash since President Paul Biya won a seventh term earlier this week. The conflict between Anglophone separatists who want to create an independent ...

FDA approves first new flu drug in almost two decades

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 00:55
REUTERS: Japan's Shionogi & Co Ltd and Swiss drugmaker Roche won U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for their flu treatment, the first new flu drug approved by the agency in nearly 20 years. Xofluza was approved to treat acute uncomplicated influenza, a contagious respiratory illness ...

New York sues Exxon for misleading investors on climate change risk

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 00:40
New York's attorney general sued Exxon Mobil Corp, alleging that the energy company misled investors about the risks of climate change regulations on its business.

Tesla hits near bottom in Consumer Reports reliability survey

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 00:40
Tesla Inc's high-end Model S sedan lost its "recommended" rating and the electric carmaker slid overall by six spots to almost the bottom in Consumer Reports magazine's annual reliability survey.

EU parliament approves ban on single-use plastics

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 00:35
STRASBOURG: The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Wednesday (Oct 24) for an EU-wide ban on single-use plastics such as straws, cutlery, cotton buds and balloon sticks. The European Commission, the 28-nation EU's executive arm, proposed banning such items that it said account for 70 per cent ...

Heart attacks more likely when weather is frigid

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 00:30
(Reuters Health) - Heart attacks occur more often when temperatures plummet, a large new study suggests. Based on more than a decade and a half of medical and weather data, researchers linked an increased incidence of heart attacks to lower air temperatures, lower atmospheric pressure, higher wind ...

EU votes to ban single-use plastics

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 00:26
STRASBOURG: The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Wednesday (Oct 24) for an EU-wide ban on single-use plastics such as straws, cutlery, cotton buds and balloon sticks. The European Commission, the 28-nation EU's executive arm, proposed banning such items that it said account for 70 per cent ...

Wall Street drops as chipmakers fan corporate growth fears

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 00:25
Dow futures rose on Wednesday after Boeing raised its profit forecast, easing worries of slowing corporate profits, but dim outlook from other China-reliant companies, including chipmakers, kept the pressure on the S&P and Nasdaq futures.

Do or die? Study gives crash course in driverless ethics

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 00:24
TOKYO: In the not-too-distant future, driverless cars may have to choose between saving their passengers or pedestrians when faced with unavoidable accidents. But how should they decide? It's one of the thorniest issues faced by policymakers and manufacturers as we edge closer to a future where ...

Mexicans regroup after Willa's 'end of world' onslaught

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 00:10
ESCUINAPA, Mexico: Residents on Mexico's Pacific Coast on Wednesday began clearing up the wreckage left by Hurricane Willa, which ripped through towns overnight, tearing off rooftops, downing power lines and splitting trees apart. Willa hit the northwestern state of Sinaloa late Tuesday as one of ...

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