Sunday, December 16, 2018

United States urges Cuba to free jailed dissident on hunger strike

HAVANA (Reuters) - The United States is “gravely concerned” about the health of a dissident in Cuba reported to have been on hunger strike for more than 50 days to protest...

Strong U.S. job growth expected in September; wages seen rising

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy likely created jobs at a brisk clip in September, with the unemployment rate probably falling to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent, signaling a further...

Wife of Malaysian ex-PM Najib charged with money laundering

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was charged with 17 offences on Thursday, including money laundering, as anti-graft agents investigate billions of dollars missing...

UK’s May planning to rush Brexit through parliament: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May’s officials are planning to rush her Brexit deal through Parliament to stave off a rebellion from her own party, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. May's team...

Foreign aid picks up for Indonesia’s desperate quake survivors

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - International efforts to help survivors of Indonesia’s devastating earthquake and tsunami gathered pace on Thursday as concern grew for hundreds of thousands with little food and water,...

Physics Nobel for laser pioneers includes first woman in 55 years

STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - A trio of American, French and Canadian scientists won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for breakthroughs in laser technology that have turned light beams into...

Oversupply of drugs in Mekong, East Asia puts younger users at risk, U.N. says

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Production and trafficking of illicit drugs have reached unprecedented levels in Southeast Asia’s Mekong region and East Asia, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning that oversupply increases...

Explainer: What is liquefaction?

(Reuters) - Liquefied soil caused numerous buildings to collapse in the Indonesian city of Palu after Friday’s magnitude 7.5 earthquake, which has killed more than 800 people. Here’s a brief explanation of...

Macedonia referendum: Name change vote fails to reach threshold

Macedonia's vote on changing its name to North Macedonia looks to have fallen far short of the turnout required. Preliminary results show that just over a third of Macedonians voted in the...

IPCC: Climate scientists consider ‘life changing’ report

It will likely be the most critical and controversial report on climate change in recent years. Leading scientists are meeting in South Korea this week to see if global temperatures can be...

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Soccer: Mourinho believes penny has finally dropped for Martial

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his French winger Anthony Martial is finally understanding exactly what is required from him...

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