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US stocks retreat from records on mixed earnings, data

19 hours 11 min ago
NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks finished lower on Tuesday (Jul 16), retreating from records following mixed earnings and economic data and amid talk the market is due for a pullback. Earnings from large banks topped analyst expectations, but highlighted the risk that the expected Federal Reserve ...

Santos women's team sleep in hotel lobby ahead of match

19 hours 31 min ago
The coach of Santos women's team criticised the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Tuesday after her players were forced to spend part of the night in a hotel lobby before a crucial first division game.

United Airlines quarterly profit beats on strong travel demand, higher fares

19 hours 37 min ago
REUTERS: United Airlines Holdings Inc on Tuesday reported a greater-than-expected increase in second-quarter profit, driven by strong air travel demand and the ability to charge more for seats given supply constraints from the Boeing Co 737 MAX grounding. The three U.S. airlines that operate the ...

Athletics: Hammer throw world champ Wlodarczyk to skip Doha games

19 hours 49 min ago
WARSAW: Polish Olympic hammer champion Anita Wlodarczyk will not defend her world title later this year after undergoing knee surgery and will target the 2020 Tokyo Games, the athlete and her coach indicated on Tuesday (Jul 16). Wlodarczyk, 33, the hammer world record holder has dominated her ...

German Conservative boss to succeed von der Leyen as minister

19 hours 55 min ago
BERLIN: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the head of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat party, will succeed Ursula von der Leyen as German defence minister, a source within the party told Reuters on Tuesday (Jul 16). Von der Leyen, who was confirmed on Tuesday by the European ...

Puerto Rico governor vows to remain in office after violent protests

19 hours 58 min ago
SAN JUAN: Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Tuesday (Jul 16) he will stay in office despite protests calling for his resignation that turned violent overnight. A peaceful demonstration that drew thousands to the streets of San Juan on Monday turned hostile in the evening when ...

Lively CAF congress expected amid corruption scandal

20 hours 11 min ago
A corruption scandal and a decision to cede control of the body to FIFA are likely to provoke lively debate when the Confederation of African Football (CAF) holds its congress in Cairo on Thursday.

Venezuela's opposition congress names ad-hoc central bank board

20 hours 12 min ago
CARACAS: Venezuela's opposition-controlled National Assembly on Tuesday (Jul 16) appointed an ad-hoc board for the country's central bank with the aim of "protecting its international reserves" from President Nicolas Maduro's government. The assembly head, Juan Guaido, named five people to the ad ...

Three charged with murder of Maltese anti-corruption journalist

20 hours 14 min ago
VALLETTA: Three suspects were formally charged on Tuesday (Jul 16) over the 2017 murder of Maltese anti-corruption journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia. Brothers Alfred and George Degiorgio, as well as Vince Muscat, all in their fifties, were arrested in December 2017. The justice ...

Study confirms heart benefit of soy as FDA reviews this claim

20 hours 14 min ago
U.S. regulators should continue to recommend soy protein as part of a heart-healthy diet because it helps lower cholesterol, researchers conclude from an analysis of dozens of studies done in the past two decades.

Qatar says French missile found among arms seized in Italy was sold 25 years ago

20 hours 31 min ago
DOHA: A French missile once owned by Qatar's military and found among a huge arsenal of weapons seized in Italy was sold by Qatar 25 years ago to a third country, Qatar's foreign ministry told Reuters on Tuesday (Jul 16). Italian police said on Monday that a French-made Matra air-to-air missile ...

Mothers' work with solvents tied to higher autism risk for kids

20 hours 35 min ago
(Reuters Health) - Women who are exposed to solvents on the job may be more likely to have children with autism than mothers without this occupational exposure, a recent study suggests. Researchers used data on work histories for 750 mothers and 891 fathers to assess the frequency and intensity of ...

When hurricanes halt treatment, lung cancer patients die sooner

20 hours 35 min ago
(Reuters Health) - Lung cancer patients whose radiation treatments are halted by hurricanes or other natural disasters may not live as long as patients who complete treatment without interruptions, a U.S. study suggests. Cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy particularly vulnerable in ...

Iran denies its missile programme is up for negotiation

20 hours 37 min ago
WASHINGTON: Iran denied on Tuesday (Jul 16) that it was willing to negotiate over its ballistic missile programme, contradicting the chief US diplomat and appearing to undercut President Donald Trump's statement that Washington had made progress on its disputes with Tehran. Secretary of State Mike ...

Israeli education minister backtracks on gay therapy comments

20 hours 53 min ago
JERUSALEM: Israel's education minister backtracked on Tuesday (Jul 16)on his earlier comments endorsing controversial therapy to convert gays to heterosexuality, following protests and demands for his sacking. In a letter to school principals in Tel Aviv, Rafi Peretz said he had never "offered ...

US SEC chief says he has not met with Facebook since Libra announcement

20 hours 56 min ago
A top U.S. financial market regulator said on Tuesday he has not discussed with Facebook its Libra currency proposal, nearly a month after the social media giant announced the project.

France urges G7 to find 'international solution' on digital taxes

20 hours 58 min ago
PARIS: French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Tuesday (Jul 16) urged the G7 club of top world economic powers to find an international solution to taxing digital giants at their meeting outside Paris this week. "I am convinced that during this G7 we are capable of finding a satisfactory ...

Bitcoin tumbles as US senators grill Facebook on crypto plans

21 hours 1 min ago
Bitcoin fell 8per cent on Tuesday, breaching US$10,000 for the first time in two weeks after U.S. lawmakers grilled Facebook on its cryptocurrency plans, as political and regulatory scrutiny of digital coins intensifies.

US, Mexico set talks amid tension over new curbs on asylum seekers

21 hours 3 min ago
MEXICO CITY: The chief diplomats of Mexico and the United States plan to meet on Sunday for talks about a new US rule restricting asylum applications from Central American migrants that would burden Mexico's already-overwhelmed refugee agency. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard will meet with ...

Bitcoin tumbles as US senators grill Facebook on crypto plans

21 hours 6 min ago
The cryptocurrency market took a beating on Tuesday with bitcoin losing over 10per cent in value after U.S. lawmakers grilled Facebook on its cryptocurrency plans, as political and regulatory scrutiny of digital coins intensifies.