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Exclusive: Vodafone, Telecom Italia offer rivals access to some sites to ease EU concerns - document

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 21:41
Vodafone and Telekom Italia offered to give rivals access to some of their infrastructure for up to nine years to allay EU antitrust concerns over their plan to create Italy's largest mobile tower company, according to a document seen by Reuters.

Walmart sees slower online sales growth after tepid holiday quarter

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 21:25
Walmart Inc expects online sales growth to slow this year after posting lower-than-expected holiday quarter results, revealing the pressure traditional retailers are facing to keep pace with consumers who are increasingly shopping online.

Russia gave 'essential support' in Chechen's Berlin murder: Reports

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 21:21
Russian security services provided "essential support" in the killing of a former Chechen commander in a Berlin park, media have reported.

Huawei role in Brazil 5G up to national security chief: Regulator

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 21:17
The Brazilian telecoms regulator preparing to auction bandwidth for fifth-generation (5G) mobile data said any decision on the security risks of using Chinese technology will ultimately be taken by the president's national security advisor.

Mourinho doesn't expect Son to return this season

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 21:17
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho does not expect forward Son Heung-min to play again this season after the South Korean fractured his right arm at the weekend, he said on Tuesday.

Hussey hails 'focused and driven' Australia ahead of South Africa series

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 21:17
Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey said on Tuesday he may not know exactly what his title is but he is delighted to be back with the team to help head coach Justin Langer build towards the Twenty20 World Cup on home soil in October.

Football: Vitoria launch investigation into Marega racist abuse

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 21:07
Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes have launched their own investigation and released an anti-racism video after Porto striker Moussa Marega was subjected to racist insults at their stadium during a league game at the weekend.

Coronavirus threatens Apple supply chain, sales; shares drop

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 21:00
Shares of Apple Inc fell 2 per cent on Tuesday and dragged the stocks of its suppliers across the globe lower, after the iPhone maker warned of lower sales in the current quarter acknowledging that the coronavirus outbreak was pressuring its supply chain.

Facebook blocks Singapore users' access to States Times Review page

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 21:00
SINGAPORE: Facebook has blocked access to the State Times Review’s (STR) page in Singapore, after it was instructed to do so on Monday (Feb 17) by the office overseeing the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA). Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran had ...

Democratic presidential hopeful Bloomberg calls for tighter financial industry regulations

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:56
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday will unveil his plan to overhaul the U.S. financial industry by taxing financial transactions and strengthening consumer protections, the New York Times reported.

Exclusive: JPMorgan shakes up investment bank in leadership makeover - sources

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:41
JPMorgan is reshuffling senior management at the top of its investment bank, naming two new global co-heads and shifting some of its most senior dealmakers into new jobs focused purely on bringing in business, two sources told Reuters.

UK PM Johnson offers sympathies over coronavirus in call with China's Xi

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:40
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday and expressed his sympathies to those hit by the coronavirus outbreak, a spokeswoman for Johnson's office said.

Iran supreme leader says voting is 'religious duty'

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:39
Iran's supreme leader said Tuesday it is a "religious duty" for people to vote in this week's general election and strengthen the Islamic republic against the "propaganda" of its enemies.

Breen to return as DuPont CEO

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:31
DuPont has brought back management veteran Edward Breen as its chief executive officer, in a move that the industrial materials maker is hoping will help lift sluggish sales since its split from DowDuPont Inc.

Hubei province to reward doctors' children with extra exam points after COVID-19 outbreak

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:22
BEIJING: Children of China's frontline medical workers battling the deadly coronavirus will be awarded extra exam points when applying for schools and higher education, local officials said Tuesday (Feb 18). Doctors and nurses in Hubei province - where the outbreak originated and which has ...

Democratic White House candidates face high-pressure Nevada debate

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:21
At least six Democratic presidential contenders will meet in a pivotal debate in Nevada on Wednesday, three days before the state's voters make their picks in an unsettled and tight nominating race for the White House.

Rugby: Dai Young ends long spell in charge if Wasps

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:12
Dai Young has ended his long spell in charge of English Premiership side Wasps a week after he said he was "stepping back" from taking charge of the first team.

Football: Banned from Europe, City may still have to pay huge European bonuses - report

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:11
Manchester City could still face huge player bonus bills if they lose an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against a two-year European ban by UEFA, according to revelations in the British media Tuesday.

'Faster than Bolt' Indian buffalo runner beaten

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:09
A buffalo racer in India whose blistering pace along a muddy field prompted comparisons to Olympic legend Usain Bolt has been beaten at his own game.

Exclusive: Samsung wins 5-nanometer modem chip contract from Qualcomm - sources

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 20:05
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's semiconductor manufacturing division has won a contract to make new Qualcomm Inc 5G chips using its most advanced chip-making technology, two sources familiar with the matter said, boosting the Korean firm's efforts to gain market share against rival Taiwan ...