News Trends, News Analysis, News Archive.



Related Articles

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Westwater Resources Provides Business Update

* ‍CONFIRM RECEIPT OF $1.5 MILLION FROM LARAMIDE RESOURCES, LTD​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Mexico's Pemex chose Japan's Mitsui to complete Tula coking plant - sources

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican state oil company Pemex [PEMX.UL] has chosen Japanese conglomerate Mitsui as its partner for a $2.6 billion coking plant project at its Tula refinery in a preliminary deal, two sources told Reuters this week.

domesticNews reuters.com

Former Fiat Chrysler exec expected to plead guilty in payments probe: sources

DETROIT (Reuters) - Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV vice president Alphons Iacobelli is expected to plead guilty in connection with a U.S. Justice Department investigation into allegations he made at least $1.2 million in improper payments to a former union vice president and his wife, two people briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Former Fiat Chrysler exec expected to plead guilty in payments probe - sources

DETROIT, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV vice president Alphons Iacobelli is expected to plead guilty in connection with a U.S. Justice Department investigation into allegations he made at least $1.2 million in improper payments to a former union vice president and his wife, two people briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

companyNews reuters.com

Hess to cut hundreds of workers as it battles activist investor-sources

HOUSTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. oil and gas producer Hess Corp is cutting hundreds of employees and streamlining operations as it battles an activist shareholder agitating for higher margins, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

sportsNews reuters.com

Sirotkin to partner Stroll at Williams Formula One team

LONDON (Reuters) - Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin will race for Williams this season after being chosen ahead of Polish rival Robert Kubica in a multi-year deal.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-TMAC Resources Provides Q4 Operations Update And 2018 Milestones

* TMAC RESOURCES PROVIDES FOURTH QUARTER OPERATIONS UPDATE AND 2018 MILESTONES

sportsNews reuters.com

Sirotkin to race for Williams Formula One team

LONDON (Reuters) - Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin will race for Williams this season, the Formula One team said on Tuesday.

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Saudi Aramco snubs UBS and Bank of America for listing roles - sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco has not invited UBS and Bank of America Merrill Lynch to pitch for senior advisory roles in its stock market listing because they have not lent money to the state oil giant in recent years, according to five finance sources.

companyNews reuters.com

Saudi businessman Mulhem released in anti-corruption probe -sources

RIYADH, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Prominent Saudi Arabian businessman Khalid Bin Abdullah al-Mulhem has been released after being detained for more than two months, sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: U.S. lawmakers urge AT&T to cut commercial ties with Huawei - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut all commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile Ltd to enter the U.S. market because of national security concerns, said two congressional aides.

sportsNews reuters.com

Plan for joint Olympics team with North gets icy reception in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - While Seoul forges ahead with plans to use the upcoming Winter Olympics to showcase inter-Korean unity, some South Korean athletes are "furious" at proposals to form joint teams with North Koreans, highlighting a broader lack of enthusiasm for some of the government’s peace-making plans.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Exco Resources files voluntary petitions for Chapter 11

* EXCO RESOURCES, INC. FILES VOLUNTARY PETITIONS FOR CHAPTER 11 REORGANIZATION TO FACILITATE FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-HNA's problems mount as airlines delay payments, bank sets up team to handle debt-sources

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Some airlines affiliated with China's HNA Group Co Ltd are delaying aircraft lease payments to lessors, and Export-Import Bank of China, which is a long-term financer of the group, has formed a team to handle the conglomerate's liquidity issues, several banking and leasing sources said.

businessNews reuters.com

Germany's Continental hires JP Morgan for potential break-up: sources

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - Germany's Continental AG has hired JP Morgan to advise on a possible break-up, sources told Reuters, as the auto parts maker repositions for a market focused on electric and self-driving vehicles.

companyNews reuters.com

Germany's Continental hires JP Morgan for potential break-up -sources

FRANKFURT/LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Germany's Continental AG has hired JP Morgan to advise on a possible break-up, sources told Reuters, as the auto parts maker repositions for a market focused on electric and self-driving vehicles.

cnn.com

WSJ: Kushner was warned about Wendi Deng Murdoch

Counterintelligence officials warned Jared Kushner in early 2017 that Wendi Deng Murdoch might use her friendship with him and his wife, Ivanka Trump, to help China, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

cnn.com

Simone Biles says team doctor abused her

On the eve of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar's sentencing for sexually abusing girls in his care, American gymnast Simone Biles has come forward to say me, too.

worldNews reuters.com

Romania's PM resigns after Social Democrats withdraw backing for him: sources

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned on Monday, after his ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) leaders withdrew political backing for him in an overwhelming vote, the second premier to be ousted by his party in less than seven months.

companyNews reuters.com

Saudi's Kingdom Holding sells Beirut Four Seasons hotel stake- sources

BEIRUT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding has sold its stake in the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut for around $100-115 million including debt, sources told Reuters on Monday.

cnn.com

Victims of ex-Team USA Gymnastics doctor finally get their days in court

One by one, the young women will step up in court, just feet away from their abuser. And they will deliver the message that so many have repeated.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Tahoe Resources Initiates Workforce Reduction In Guatemala

* TAHOE RESOURCES INC - ‍SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION TO MINERA SAN RAFAEL'S WORKFORCE AT ITS ESCOBAL MINE IN GUATEMALA​

companyNews reuters.com

Tahoe Resources cuts about 25 pct jobs at Escobal mine in Guatemala

Jan 15 (Reuters) - Tahoe Resources Inc, said on Monday it would lay off about a quarter of its employees at its flagship Escobal silver mine in Guatemala because of uncertainty over whether the company will have its mining license for the site reinstated.

companyNews reuters.com

J.C. Flowers, Cerberus enter exclusive talks over HSH Nordbank buy-sources

BERLIN/FRANKFURT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The state owners of Germany's HSH Nordbank on Monday granted prospective buyers J.C. Flowers and Cerberus exclusivity as long-running attempts to privatise the ailing bank near conclusion, two people close to the matter said.

technologyNews reuters.com

Xiaomi taps CLSA, Morgan Stanley, Goldman for IPO sponsor role: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Xiaomi has tapped CLSA, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as joint sponsors for its proposed IPO, people with direct knowledge of the matter said, in what could potentially value the Chinese smartphone maker at up to $100 billion.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Toymaker Lego teams up with Chinese internet giant Tencent

BEIJING/COPENHAGEN, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Danish toymaker Lego is teaming up with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd to jointly develop online games and potentially a social network aimed at Chinese children.

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: China's JD.com targets $2 billion fundraising at logistics unit - sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's second-biggest e-commerce firm JD.com has kicked off a fundraising round at its logistics unit with a target of at least $2 billion, and eventually plans to list the business overseas, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

businessNews reuters.com

Toymaker Lego teams up with Chinese internet giant Tencent

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish toymaker Lego is teaming up with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd to jointly develop online games and potentially a social network aimed at Chinese children.

businessNews reuters.com

HNA's problems mount as airlines delay payments, bank sets up team to handle debt: sources

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Some airlines affiliated with China's HNA Group Co Ltd are delaying aircraft lease payments to lessors, and Export-Import Bank of China, which is a long-term financer of the group, has formed a team to handle the conglomerate's liquidity issues, several banking and leasing sources said.

companyNews reuters.com

HNA's problems mount as airlines delay payments, bank sets up team to handle debt-sources

SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Some airlines affiliated with China's HNA Group Co Ltd are delaying aircraft lease payments to lessors, and Export-Import Bank of China, which is a long-term financer of the group, has formed a team to handle the conglomerate's liquidity issues, several banking and leasing sources said.

Hurricane Maria (2017) nytimes.com

How a Team of New York City Inspectors Helped Puerto Rico After Maria

Almost 300 city workers have been deployed to the island since the hurricane, including a team of inspectors that helped San Juan map damages to thousands of buildings.

sportsNews reuters.com

Olympic: Virtue and Moir lead strong Canada figure skating team

(Reuters) - A powerful and experienced figure skating team headlined by 2010 Olympic ice dance champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and 2014 Olympic silver medalist Patrick Chan will represent Canada at next month's Winter Olympics, Skate Canada said on Sunday.

cnn.com

Christie, Booker team up to oppose Trump's offshore drilling proposal

A bipartisan group of New Jersey elected officials has teamed up to ask the Trump administration to stop talks of allowing offshore drilling off the coast of their state.

technologyNews reuters.com

Softbank invests 460 million euros in Germany's Auto1: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - Japan's Softbank will invest 460 million euros ($561 million) in used-car dealing platform Auto1, marking the first investment in Germany by its Vision Fund, according to sources familiar with the matter.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government -sources

DUBAI/JEDDAH, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

worldNews reuters.com

Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government: sources

DUBAI/JEDDAH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

companyNews reuters.com

Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government -sources

DUBAI/JEDDAH, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Brigitte biography says young Macron wrote steamy book about their romance

PARIS (Reuters) - A new biography of French first lady Brigitte Macron says her husband penned a racy novel inspired by their early romance, when he was still a teenager and she his married drama teacher.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

Olympics Officials Discuss a Potential First: A Unified Korean Hockey Team

South Korea proposed that the two Koreas field a joint women’s hockey team at the Pyeongchang Games next month. North Korea wouldn’t say whether it supported the idea.

sportsNews reuters.com

North Korea says IOC is considering South Korea's proposal for united women's hockey team: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's International Olympics Committee (IOC) official said it is considering South Korea's proposal for a united female hockey team, Yonhap news agency reported on Saturday.

businessNews reuters.com

Viacom, CBS not in active merger discussions: sources

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc and CBS Corp are not in active merger discussions, although controlling shareholder Shari Redstone has had exploratory conversations with CBS directors about recombining the companies, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Friday.

businessNews reuters.com

Viacom, CBS not in active discussions: sources

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc and CBS Corp are not in active merger discussions, although controlling shareholder Shari Redstone has had exploratory conversations with CBS directors about recombining the companies, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Friday.

companyNews reuters.com

Viacom, CBS not in active discussions - sources

Jan 12 (Reuters) - Viacom Inc and CBS Corp are not in active merger discussions, although controlling shareholder Shari Redstone has had exploratory conversations with CBS directors about recombining the companies, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Friday.

Seafood nytimes.com

Steamed Fish, Swimming in Flavor

Boneless fillets are excellent steamed: The technique is easy to master, and aromatics — like ginger, scallions and sesame oil — are readily available.

companyNews reuters.com

HSH Nordbank may pick bidder for exclusive talks next week -sources

BERLIN, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The state owners of Germany's HSH Nordbank may decide to enter exclusive negotiations with one of the remaining bidders for the bank next week as the long-running privatisation process nears conclusion, two people close to the matter said.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

German property developer Instone targets March IPO: sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German residential property developer Instone Real Estate is targeting a flotation on the Frankfurt stock exchange in March, adding to a growing pipeline of spring listings in...

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-UnitedHealthcare Introduces New Digital Health Resources For 2018

* UNITEDHEALTHCARE INTRODUCES NEW DIGITAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR 2018, INCLUDING APPLE PAY FOR CONSUMERS WITH HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

sportsNews reuters.com

South Korea eyes combined women's ice hockey team with North for winter Olympics: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is seeking to form a united women's ice hockey team with North Korea to participate in next month's Winter Olympics being hosted by the South, a senior Seoul official told Yonhap news agency on Friday.

topNews reuters.com

Merkel's conservatives, SPD agree on German coalition blueprint: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed after all-night talks on Friday to a blueprint for formal coalition negotiations, party sources said, bolstering prospects for an end to months of political uncertainty.

topNews reuters.com

Merkel's conservatives, SPD agree German coalition blueprint: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed after all-night talks on Friday to a blueprint for formal coalition negotiations, party sources said, bolstering prospects for an end to months of political uncertainty.

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump questions taking immigrants from 'shithole countries': sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries," according to two sources familiar with the comments.

cnn.com

Kushner's effort to sway Trump on prison reform is smart

Conventional wisdom told us that we should have lost all hope for any federal criminal justice reform after President Donald Trump was elected. His law and order rhetoric as a candidate and his nomination, as President, of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General were alarming.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-WestJet Says Three New Vice-Presidents Will Join Senior Leadership Team

* WESTJET AIRLINES LTD - THREE NEW VICE-PRESIDENTS WILL BE JOINING SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Shareholders Of Gem International Resources Request Shareholders' Meeting Calling For Management Change

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Shareholders of Gem International Resources Inc:

Caro, Robert A nytimes.com

Robert Caro and Carnegie Hall: Revisiting the ’60s

Known for his multivolume biography of Lyndon B. Johnson, Mr. Caro helped inspire a citywide cultural festival organized by Carnegie Hall.

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Kering evaluating Puma options including spin to shareholders - sources

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - French luxury goods group Kering is evaluating options for its German sports goods brand Puma , including a spin-off of Puma to its own shareholders, two people close to the matter said.

businessNews reuters.com

Hong Kong, London, New York shortlisted for Aramco IPO: sources

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has shortlisted New York, London and Hong Kong - singly or in a combination of two or even all three - for the international portion of the listing of national oil company Aramco, two sources with knowledge of the discussions said.

companyNews reuters.com

Hong Kong, London, New York shortlisted for Aramco IPO - sources

* International listing on one exchange or several, sources say

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Saudi state taking control of Binladin construction giant - sources

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is taking managerial control of Saudi Binladin Group and discussing a possible transfer of some of the giant construction group's assets to the state while its chairman and other family members are in detention, sources told Reuters.

politicsNews reuters.com

Attorney General Sessions sets up Hezbollah investigation team

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has set up a team to investigate individuals and organizations providing support to Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Islamist group in Lebanon that the U.S. has branded a terrorist organization, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday.

cnn.com

Rec team wears racial slurs on jerseys

A school board member resigned from his position after a recreational league basketball team wore jerseys with racial and suggestive slurs.

companyNews reuters.com

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets flat to lower early on; many Saudi petchems lose steam

DUBAI, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Gulf stock markets were flat to lower in early trade on Thursday as many Saudi petrochemical shares lost steam after rising earlier this week as oil prices hit 2 1/2-year highs.

worldNews reuters.com

Head of Mexico's financial crimes unit resigns: sources

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The head of the Mexico's Financial Intelligence Unit, a part of the finance ministry tasked with combating and preventing money laundering, resigned on Wednesday, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Southgobi Resources Says Trading In H Shares Halted

* SOUTHGOBI RESOURCES -TRADING IN H SHARES HALTED FROM 9:00 A.M, JAN 11 PENDING RELEASE OF ANNOUNCEMENT ON COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

sportsNews reuters.com

Golf: Thomas teams up with 'Bones' for Waialae title defense

(Reuters) - Justin Thomas returns to Hawaii for the Sony Open this week with a new, but familiar, caddie on his bag as he looks to defend a title he won in spectacular style last year.

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Justice Department blindsided banking agency on pot policy flip - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the U.S. Justice Department said last week it was reversing policy on the $7 billion marijuana business, it failed to first notify federal officials who advise banks in states where the drug is legal, sources in Congress said.

politicsNews reuters.com

Exclusive: U.S. Justice Department blindsided banking agency on pot policy flip - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the U.S. Justice Department said last week it was reversing policy on the $7 billion marijuana business, it failed to first notify federal officials who advise banks in states where the drug is legal, sources in Congress said.

topNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Canada increasingly convinced of Trump NAFTA pullout - sources

LONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - Canada is increasingly convinced that President Donald Trump will soon announce the United States intends to pull out of NAFTA, two government sources said on Wednesday, sending the Canadian and Mexican currencies lower and hurting stocks.

topNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Canada increasingly sure Trump to pull plug on NAFTA - sources

LONDON, Ontario (Reuters) - Canada is increasingly convinced that U.S. President Donald Trump will soon announce that the United States intends to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, two government sources said on Wednesday.

businessNews reuters.com

Nestle to pick U.S. chocolate business buyer by end of week: sources

MILAN/LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Food giant Nestle plans to pick a buyer for its U.S. chocolate business by the end of this week, three sources close to the matter said on Wednesday, in a deal expected to top $2.5 billion.

companyNews reuters.com

Nestle to pick U.S. chocolate business buyer by end of week-sources

MILAN/LONDON/NEW YORK, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Food giant Nestle plans to pick a buyer for its U.S. chocolate business by the end of this week, three sources close to the matter said on Wednesday, in a deal expected to top $2.5 billion.

worldNews reuters.com

Turkey summons U.S. charge d'affaires over Syria: Turkish sources

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Wednesday summoned a top U.S. diplomat in Ankara to protest Washington's support of a Kurdish militia in Syria, sources in the Turkish Foreign Ministry said, the latest in a long-standing disagreement between the NATO allies.

companyNews reuters.com

MOVES-Lazard poaches Andrea Bozzi from Credit Suisse - sources

PARIS, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Lazard has hired Andrea Bozzi from Credit Suisse, a source familiar with the matter said, in what would be a third appointment of an M&A banker in three months by the investment bank in Paris.

companyNews reuters.com

ADM head of trading for Africa and Middle East leaves firm-sources

PARIS, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Philippe Nahon, in charge of grains trading in Africa and the Middle East at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), is leaving the company, sources close to the matter said.

companyNews reuters.com

CANADA STOCKS-TSX flat as Corus, Klondex fall; resources stocks gain

TORONTO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index hovered around unchanged in morning trade on Wednesday, pressured by slumps in media company Corus Entertainment Inc and miner Klondex Mines Ltd but buoyed by gains among other miners, financial stocks and some energy companies.

companyNews reuters.com

UK's PM May to meet finance bosses to discuss Brexit-sources

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May will meet executives from major finance companies on Thursday to give them a clearer idea of what Britain's divorce from the European Union will mean for the industry, two sources familiar with the matter said.

environmentNews reuters.com

Explosion on Iranian oil tanker forces rescue team to retreat

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Rescue crews were forced to retreat from a stricken Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea on Wednesday following an explosion on the ship as a fire raged for a fourth day after a dramatic collision.

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Saudi Aramco working to raise cheap loans before IPO - banking sources

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco is working to secure billions of dollars in cheap loans from banks seeking to strengthen their ties with the oil giant before its stock listing, banking and export credit agency (ECA) sources said.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Snow Eagle Resources Signs Qualifying Transaction Definitive Agreement With CannaTest Photonics

* . SIGNS QUALIFYING TRANSACTION DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT WITH CANNATEST PHOTONICS LTD.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 4-Toyota, Mazda to build $1.6 bln plant in Alabama -sources

Jan 9 (Reuters) - Alabama will be the site of a new $1.6 billion Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp auto plant, a victory for President Donald Trump who had prodded manufacturers to build new U.S. facilities and threatened tariffs on foreign production, sources said on Tuesday.

businessNews reuters.com

Toyota, Mazda to build $1.6 billion plant in Alabama: sources

(Reuters) - Alabama will be the site of a new $1.6 billion Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp auto plant, a victory for President Donald Trump who had prodded manufacturers to build new U.S. facilities and threatened tariffs on foreign production, sources said on Tuesday.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 3-Toyota, Mazda to build $1.6 bln plant in Alabama -sources

Jan 9 (Reuters) - Alabama will be the site of a new $1.6 billion Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp auto plant, a victory for President Donald Trump who had prodded manufacturers to build new U.S. facilities and threatened tariffs on foreign production, sources said on Tuesday.

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Toyota, Mazda to build $1.6 billion plant in Alabama - sources

(Reuters) - Alabama will be the site of a new $1.6 billion Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp auto plant, a victory for President Donald Trump who had prodded manufacturers to build new U.S. facilities and threatened tariffs on foreign production, sources said on Tuesday.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Esterline Technologies Names Stephen Nolan To Succeed Robert George As CFO

* ESTERLINE NAMES STEPHEN NOLAN TO SUCCEED ROBERT GEORGE AS THE COMPANY’S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

politicsNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Senior State Dept. refugee official sidelined - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. official who has been a defender of refugees has been sidelined within the State Department in what some advocates and former officials fear is part of the Trump administration's goal of limiting refugee resettlement in the United States.

worldNews reuters.com

North Korea to send team to Winter Games, South to consider easing bans after talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it will send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month and Seoul said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily to facilitate the visit if needed.

technologyNews reuters.com

Google teams with Sony, Lenovo for smart speakers with touchscreens

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Monday its voice-controlled virtual assistant will show up this year in new tablet-like devices designed by LG Electronics Inc and Sony Corp as the technology company seeks to challenge Amazon.com Inc's dominance in a fledgling market.

Basketball nytimes.com

On Pro Basketball: Team Unity or Dad’s Rants: Lonzo Ball’s Hard Decision

LaVar Ball has created another uproar, this time by saying the Lakers’ coach “has no control” of the team. Shouldn’t his son draw some kind of line?

cnn.com

Trump team expects Mueller interview request

Lawyers for President Donald Trump are anticipating a request for the President to talk to special counsel Robert Mueller and are discussing how to define the parameters of any interview, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

politicsNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Trump to call on Pentagon, diplomats to play bigger arms sales role - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is nearing completion of a new "Buy American" plan that calls for U.S. military attaches and diplomats to help drum up billions of dollars more in business overseas for the U.S. weapons industry, going beyond the limited assistance they currently provide, officials said.

worldNews reuters.com

Wanting a new start, Britain's May changes leadership team

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May named an ally to run the ruling Conservatives and promoted younger ministers on Monday to try to give her divided party and government a new start after a year marred by an ill-judged election, rows over Brexit and scandals.

healthNews reuters.com

Siemens to list Healthineers unit in March: sources

MUNICH (Reuters) - Siemens plans to list its 40 billion euro ($48 billion) healthcare unit Healthineers in March, two people close to the matter said, as the group hopes to execute the deal while market conditions are favorable.

politicsNews reuters.com

Mueller's team, lawyers discuss possible Trump interview: NBC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Preliminary discussions are under way for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to potentially interview U.S. President Donald Trump as part of the probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, NBC News reported on Monday.

healthNews reuters.com

German drugmaker Dermapharm plans March IPO - sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German non-prescription drugmaker Dermapharm is planning to list on the Frankfurt stock exchange before the Easter holidays, in a deal that is expected to value the company at more than 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion), people familiar with the matter said.‎

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Malbex Resources To Undertake Change Of Business To Merchant Banking With Focus On Cryptocurrency, Blockchain Sectors

* MALBEX RESOURCES TO UNDERTAKE CHANGE OF BUSINESS TO MERCHANT BANKING WITH A FOCUS ON CRYPTOCURRENCY AND BLOCKCHAIN SECTORS

environmentNews reuters.com

German coalition negotiators drop 2020 carbon emissions target - sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - The parties that are in talks on forming a new German coalition government have given up on the country's previous target of achieving a 40 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2020, two sources told Reuters.

companyNews reuters.com

Papua New Guinea tenders to sell February LNG cargo - trade sources

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - ** Exxon Mobil's Papua New Guinea's liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant launches tender on Monday to sell cargo for delivery to Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan or India region on Feb. 7-12, trade sources said. ** The tender was issued on Jan. 8, closes on Jan. 10 and is valid until Jan. 12, traders said. (Reporting by Oleg Vukmanovic, editing by Louise Heavens)

sportsNews reuters.com

Olympics: Figure skating-Chen, Rippon and Zhou make U.S. team

(Reuters) - Twice national champion Nathan Chen will lead America's men's figure skating team at next month's Winter Olympics, U.S. Figure Skating announced on Sunday.

Basketball nytimes.com

New Pregame Trickery: Distract the Visiting Team With Bad YouTube Videos

Rutgers is out in front with the latest form of gamesmanship. Just watch the Mr. Trololo video to understand how this tactic might work.

sportsNews reuters.com

Figure skating: Chen, Rippon and Zhou make U.S. team

(Reuters) - Twice national champion Nathan Chen will lead America's men's figure skating team at next month's Winter Olympics, U.S. Figure Skating announced on Sunday.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Kushner’s Financial Ties to Israel Deepen Even With Mideast Diplomatic Role

An Israeli insurance company’s previously undisclosed $30 million investment in Jared Kushner’s family company could fuel the perception of conflicts of interest.

sportsNews reuters.com

Swede Samuelsson sets sights on biathlon team medal at Olympics

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - After winning rookie of the year honors in his first season, biathlete Sebastian Samuelsson has set his sights on winning a medal in the relay with the Swedish team at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

worldNews reuters.com

Cameroon separatist leader taken into custody in Nigeria: sources

ABUJA/DAKAR (Reuters) - A leading member of a separatist movement in Cameroon has been taken into custody in the capital of neighboring Nigeria with his aides, sources and secessionists said on Saturday.

businessNews reuters.com

SEC probing Kushner Cos use of wealthy investor visas: WSJ

(Reuters) - The real estate company of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, is being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for its use of a federal program that grants visas to wealthy foreigners investing in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.

cnn.com

Trump appears to say he'd meet with Mueller's team

President Donald Trump appeared to say Saturday he's still willing to meet with special counsel Robert Mueller's team over the Russia investigation during an exchange with reporters at Camp David, adding there's been "no collusion."

sportsNews reuters.com

Figure skating: Tennell, Nagasu and Chen make U.S. team

(Reuters) - U.S. champion Bradie Tennell will headline the United States' women's figure skating team to next month's Winter Olympics, U.S. Figure Skating announced on Saturday.

politicsNews reuters.com

U.S. EPA chief Pruitt interested in attorney general job: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, the conservative former attorney general of Oklahoma, is interested in replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions if that job becomes available, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

Palestinians nytimes.com

As a 2-State Solution Loses Steam, a 1-State Plan Gains Traction

Some Israeli and Palestinian leaders are now pressing for a single state, but their views of what that state would look like are mutually exclusive.

politicsNews reuters.com

EPA chief Pruitt interested in attorney general job: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, the conservative former attorney general of Oklahoma, is interested in replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions if that job becomes available, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Acorda Therapeutics Is Exploring A Potential Sale - WSJ, Citing Sources

* ACORDA THERAPEUTICS IS EXPLORING A POTENTIAL SALE - WSJ, CITING SOURCES Source text - http://on.wsj.com/2Ay49BA Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)

politicsNews reuters.com

DHS election unit has no plans for probing voter fraud: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's election security unit has no immediate plans to probe allegations of electoral fraud, despite President Donald Trump's announcement this week he was giving the issue to the agency, according to administration officials.

companyNews reuters.com

CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls with resources stocks at end of strong week

TORONTO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Friday, weighed by losses among natural resource stocks as commodity prices pulled back, muting a strong weekly gain for the index.

businessNews reuters.com

Airbus in talks to sell at least 100 jets to China: sources

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus is in talks to sell 100 or more jetliners to China during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to Beijing next week, people familiar with the negotiations said.

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Renault-Nissan sets up $200 million fund to tap startups: sources

PARIS (Reuters) - The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is pooling $200 million in a new mobility tech fund, three sources said, in the latest move by major carmakers to adapt to rapid industry change by investing in startups through their own venture capital arms.

cnn.com

Ryan backed Nunes in spat with Justice Dept. over Russia documents, sources say

House Speaker Paul Ryan backed his fellow congressional Republican, House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, during a meeting over the Russia investigation Wednesday, capping off a months-long dispute between the committee and the Justice Department, multiple sources with the knowledge of the situation told CNN.

domesticNews reuters.com

U.S. FCC chairman cancels tech event appearance after threats: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has canceled a scheduled appearance next week at a large consumer electronics event in Las Vegas after receiving unspecified deaths threats, two sources briefed on the matter said on Thursday.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Sienna Resources Proposes To Increase Placement Up To $2.5 Mln

* SIENNA RESOURCES INC PROPOSES TO INCREASE PLACEMENT UP TO $2.5 MILLION FOR COBALT PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

healthNews reuters.com

Doctors and teachers could team up to reduce stress in schools

(Reuters Health) - - Partnerships between teachers and doctors could help students and school staffers better deal with “toxic stress,” suggests a former teacher turned doctor.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-SoCalGas Partners With A Development Team For New Natural Gas Conversion Process

* SOCALGAS WORKS TO DEVELOP NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT MAKES CARBON FIBER DURING HYDROGEN PRODUCTION

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Spark Therapeutics Announces Addition Of Robert J. Perez To Board

* SPARK THERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF ROBERT J. PEREZ TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: China's Wanda mulls sport unit IPO and sale of overseas assets - sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Dalian Wanda Group is considering a Hong Kong listing for its sports assets as part of efforts to rationalize its portfolio that could also include other sales, according to five people familiar with the situation.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Google Says Its Project Zero Security Team Last Year Discovered Vulnerability Affecting Modern Microprocessors - Blog‍​

* GOOGLE SAYS LAST YEAR ITS PROJECT ZERO SECURITY TEAM DISCOVERED VULNERABILITY AFFECTING MODERN MICROPROCESSORS - BLOG‍​

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-CNX Resources Acquires Noble Energy's General Partner Interest In Cone Midstream Partners Lp

* CNX RESOURCES CORPORATION ACQUIRES NOBLE ENERGY'S GENERAL PARTNER INTEREST IN CONE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP; BOARD APPROVES AMENDED GAS GATHERING AGREEMENT WITH CNX; CONE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP RENAMED CNX MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP (NYSE: CNXM); CNXM WILL HOST CO

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Apollo nears deal for Fortress' stake in OneMain - sources

(Reuters) - Private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC is nearing a deal to acquire investment firm Fortress Investment Group LLC's stake in U.S. subprime lender OneMain Holdings Inc , people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

worldNews reuters.com

Trump administration to announce cuts in 'security assistance' for Pakistan: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has been informing members of Congress that it will announce as soon as Wednesday plans to cut off "security assistance" to Pakistan, congressional aides said, after warning Islamabad it would have to do more to maintain U.S. aid.

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump's ex-campaign manager Manafort sues Special Counsel Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort sued Robert Mueller on Wednesday, alleging that the special counsel's wide-ranging investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia exceeded his legal authority and needed to be reined in.

technologyNews reuters.com

Alphabet's Google explores sale of restaurant reviewer Zagat: sources

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is exploring a potential sale of Zagat, the U.S. restaurant review guide which the search giant bought for $151 million in 2011, people familiar with the matter said.

companyNews reuters.com

Alphabet's Google explores sale of restaurant reviewer Zagat -sources

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is exploring a potential sale of Zagat, the U.S. restaurant review guide which the search giant bought for $151 million in 2011, people familiar with the matter said.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-China Natural Resources say On Dec. 29, Co Entered Into Sale and Purchase Agreement With Shanghai Kangzheng Investment

* CHINA NATURAL RESOURCES- ON DEC. 29, CO AND ITS UNIT ENTERED INTO SALE AND PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH SHANGHAI KANGZHENG INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO., LTD‍​

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Cub Energy Points To Renewed Incentives To Invest In Growing Ukraine's Natural Gas Resources​

* CUB ENERGY- ‍REDUCED ROYALTY RATE OF 12% COUPLED WITH AN 18% CORPORATE TAX RATE AND HIGH NATURAL GAS PRICE ENVIRONMENT PROVIDES RENEWED INCENTIVE TO INVEST IN GROWING UKRAINE'S NATURAL GAS RESOURCES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

worldNews reuters.com

Suicide bomber kills 11 people in mosque attack in northeast Nigeria, sources say

ABUJA (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 11 people on Wednesday in an attack on a mosque in northeast Nigeria, the epicenter of the conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, two military officials, a resident and an aid worker said.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Zijin Mining's Unit Sells 6.48 Million Shares In Pretium Resources Inc

* SAYS UNIT SOLD 6.48 MILLION SHARES IN PRETIUM RESOURCES INC , EXPECTS INVESTMENT GAIN OF ABOUT 215 MILLION YUAN ($33.08 million) Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2lKP1fL ($1 = 6.4990 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

companyNews reuters.com

Norway's wealth fund expands management team with 3 appointments

OSLO, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, has elevated three women to its top management team, expanding the leadership group to 11 people from eight, Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) said in a statement on Wednesday.

cnn.com

Trump lawyers talked with special counsel team

President Donald Trump's legal team held talks with the members of special counsel Robert Mueller's team a few days before Christmas, a source briefed on the matter told CNN.

Mann, Robert nytimes.com

Robert Mann, a Founder of the Juilliard Quartet, Dies at 97

With their prodigious technique, vast musicality and muscular playing, Mr. Mann and his colleagues helped renew America’s passion for chamber music.

businessNews reuters.com

Boeing-Embraer talks have not settled question of control: sources

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Tie-up talks between Boeing Co and Embraer SA have not settled key questions such as control of the Brazilian planemaker or the possibility of a more narrow joint venture, two people familiar with the negotiations told Reuters, pushing back against a newspaper report on Tuesday.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 2-Boeing-Embraer talks have not settled question of control -sources

SAO PAULO, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Tie-up talks between Boeing Co and Embraer SA have not settled key questions such as control of the Brazilian planemaker or the possibility of a more narrow joint venture, two people familiar with the negotiations told Reuters, pushing back against a newspaper report on Tuesday.

topNews reuters.com

Airbus delivered over 700 jets in 2017, met target: sources

LONDON (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus delivered over 700 aircraft in 2017, breaking company records and meeting its core industrial target for the year, industry sources said.

businessNews reuters.com

Airbus delivered over 700 jets in 2017, met target-sources

LONDON (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus delivered over 700 aircraft in 2017, breaking company records and meeting its core industrial target for the year, industry sources said.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Airbus delivered over 700 jets in 2017, met target-sources

* Final 2017 Airbus deliveries figures due Jan 15 (Adds details, background)

companyNews reuters.com

Airbus delivered over 700 jets in 2017, meeting target -sources

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus delivered over 700 aircraft in 2017, reaching a company record and meeting its core output target for the year, industry sources said.

Soccer nytimes.com

On Soccer: In a Top-Heavy Premier League, More Teams Rush to the Bunker

The dominance of the league’s top six teams this season has led to a pattern of dull matches in which their opponents sit back and desperately try to defend all game.

sportsNews reuters.com

Without NHL players, Team USA hockey looks to Europe

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stanley Cup winner Brian Gionta will captain a U.S. men's Olympic ice hockey team made up of players from European leagues or the North American development ranks at next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

worldNews reuters.com

Gunman kills two Christians at alcohol store south of Cairo: security sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - A masked gunman shot dead two Christian brothers at their alcohol shop south of Cairo on Monday, security sources said.

sportsNews reuters.com

Winless Browns join 2008 Lions as worst NFL team, going 0-16

(Reuters) - The wretched Cleveland Browns completed a season of complete futility when they lost again on Sunday, if only narrowly, which means coach Hue Jackson can go jump in the lake.

topNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Russian tankers fueled North Korea via transfers at sea - sources

LONDON/MOSCOW - Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline to the secretive Communist state.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-La Jolla Pharmaceutical Says Cash Resources Are Expected To Fund Co Into Second Half Of 2018

* LA JOLLA PHARMACEUTICAL SAYS CASH RESOURCES ARE EXPECTED TO FUND CO INTO SECOND HALF OF 2018 - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2BTfmOK) Further company coverage:

worldNews reuters.com

At least three killed in attack on church south of Cairo: security sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - An attack on a church south of Cairo killed at least three people on Friday and an attacker was shot dead by security forces, security sources said.

Las Vegas, Nev, Shooting (October, 2017) nytimes.com

Rooftop Snipers. Helicopters. A Hostage Team. Las Vegas Gears Up for New Year’s Eve.

More than 300,000 people are expected to descend on the Strip for the city’s biggest night, three months after its worst mass shooting.

technologyNews reuters.com

India's Reliance Jio to buy RCom's wireless assets in $3.75 billion deal: sources

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Debt-laden Reliance Communications has signed a deal to sell its wireless assets to Reliance Jio Infocomm, for a total value of nearly 240 billion rupees ($3.75 billion), two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.

companyNews reuters.com

China's copper smelters cut treatment, refining charges for Q1 2018 -sources

BEIJING, Dec 29 (Reuters) - China's copper smelters have set the floor for their first-quarter treatment and refining charges (TC/RCs) at $87 per tonne and 8.7 cents per pound, respectively, two sources close to the China Smelters Purchase Team (CSPT) said.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-PNM Resources Says Unit Requested That Commission Reconsider Order In General Rate Review

* PNM RESOURCES - CO'S UNIT REQUESTED THAT NEW MEXICO COMMISSION RECONSIDER THEIR REJECTION OF ITS GENERAL RATE REVIEW SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT DATED MAY 23 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

worldNews reuters.com

Militants kill two in bank attack in Egypt's Sinai, security sources say

CAIRO (Reuters) - Militants killed two people, including a policeman, at a bank in the town of El-Arish in Egypt's North Sinai on Thursday, security sources said, and a separate explosion in the region killed an army officer and five soldiers.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 2-European shares drift into year-end as resources stocks glitter

* But volumes thin as year-end looms (Adds details, closing prices)

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Colt Resources Provides Corporate Update

* COLT RESOURCES - MULLER IS REQUESTING THAT CO REORGANIZE , READJUST COMPOSITION OF CURRENT BOARD

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-European shares drift into year-end as resources stocks glitter

* But volumes thin as year-end looms (Adds quote and details, updates prices)

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Apple and Amazon in talks to set up in Saudi Arabia - sources

RIYADH (Reuters) - Apple and Amazon are in licensing discussions with Riyadh on investing in Saudi Arabia, two sources told Reuters, part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's push to give the conservative kingdom a high-tech look.

companyNews reuters.com

European shares drift into year-end as resources stocks glitter

LONDON, Dec 28 (Reuters) - European shares drifted lower in early deals on Thursday with company news and macro events scarce in holiday-thinned trading, while Britain's FTSE 100 hovered just under a record high.

worldNews reuters.com

Explosion at major Venezuela refinery injures two: sources

PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela (Reuters) - A furnace exploded during a unit restart at Venezuela's largest refining complex, injuring two workers, a union leader and a family member of one of the victims said on Wednesday.

companyNews reuters.com

Demand to ship gasoline on Colonial Pipeline at 2-month low -sources

NEW YORK, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Demand to ship gasoline on Colonial Pipeline has sunk to a two-month low as Gulf Coast supplies are increasingly being exported or sent to the Midwest rather than to the New York harbor, three sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

businessNews reuters.com

Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal: sources

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus is drawing up contingency plans to phase out production of the world's largest jetliner, the A380 superjumbo, if it fails to win a key order from Dubai's Emirates, three people familiar with the matter said.

worldNews reuters.com

Saudi businessman in debt dispute released from detention: sources

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian businessman whose family's commercial empire is involved in a multi-billion dollar debt dispute has been released from detention in the kingdom's Eastern Province, according to sources familiar with the matter.

businessNews reuters.com

Airbus ready to axe A380 if fails to win Emirates deal: sources

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus is drawing up contingency plans to phase out production of the world's largest jetliner, the A380 superjumbo, if it fails to win a key order from Dubai's Emirates, three people familiar with the matter said.

companyNews reuters.com

Airbus ready to axe A380 if fails to win Emirates deal -sources

PARIS, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Airbus is drawing up contingency plans to phase out production of the world's largest jetliner, the A380 superjumbo, if it fails to win a key order from Dubai's Emirates, three people familiar with the matter said.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Amarc Resources - Hudbay Confirms 2018 Funding to Advance Amarc's Copper Projects

* AMARC RESOURCES LTD - ‍HUDBAY MINERALS CONFIRMED 2018 FUNDING OF $3.15 MILLION TO ADVANCE AMARC'S JOY PROJECT AND $1.5 MILLION TO ADVANCE ITS IKE PROJECT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

politicsNews reuters.com

U.S. lawmakers question businessman at 2016 Trump Tower meeting: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Georgian-American businessman who met then-Miss Universe pageant owner Donald Trump in 2013, has been questioned by congressional investigators about whether he helped organize a meeting between Russians and Trump's eldest son during the 2016 election campaign, four sources familiar with the matter said.

worldNews reuters.com

Four killed in suspected Boko Haram Nigeria attack on Monday: sources

LAGOS (Reuters) - Four civilians were killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on Monday in the Nigerian city at the center of a conflict with the Islamists, a resident and two officials told Reuters.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Otherworldly: From ‘Frankenstein’ to Nora Roberts in 200 Years

New releases in speculative fiction include a viral dystopia, a fantasy kingdom ruled by magic, a lesbian pulp noir satire and a classic revisited.

worldNews reuters.com

Japan considers refitting helicopter carrier for stealth fighters: government sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is considering refitting the Izumo helicopter carrier so that it can land U.S. Marines F-35B stealth fighters, government sources said on Tuesday, as Tokyo faces China's maritime expansion and North Korea's missile and nuclear development.

Dancing nytimes.com

Robert Fairchild: From God to Monster (and Choreographer)

Mr. Fairchild is playing Frankenstein’s monster — and making choreography that reveals the monster’s inner life.

sportsNews reuters.com

Figure skating: Sochi champion Hanyu named in Japan team for Pyeongchang

(Reuters) - Yuzuru Hanyu will defend his figure skating title at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after being named in the Japan team but will not compete until then, the Kyodo news agency reported on Monday.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Aton Resources Announces Extension Of Non-Brokered Private Placement Of Up To $1 Mln

* ATON RESOURCES ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF NON-BROKERED PRIVATE PLACEMENT OF UP TO $1.0 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Deutsche Bank AG nytimes.com

Prosecutors Said to Seek Kushner Records From Deutsche Bank

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn subpoenaed records about entities associated with the family company of President Trump’s son-in-law, people briefed on the matter said.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Louis Dreyfus Company sells global metals business to NCCL Natural Resources Investment Fund

* LOUIS DREYFUS COMPANY SELLS GLOBAL METALS BUSINESS TO NCCL NATURAL RESOURCES INVESTMENT FUND‍​ Source: http://bit.ly/2BWrbH7

businessNews reuters.com

IAG among bidders chosen for Austrian airline Niki: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - IAG , the owner of British Airways and low-cost carrier Vueling, is one of the four bidders selected for the final stages of talks over the assets of insolvent Austrian airline Niki, three people familiar said.

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. experts resign from monitoring China’s ZTE Corp: sources

(Reuters) - Two consulting firms hired to help the United States police ZTE Corp’s compliance with trade sanctions have resigned, according to four people familiar with the matter.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Japan aluminium premium raised to $103/T in Q1 -sources

* Producers' initial proposals were at $110-118/tonne -sources (Adds comment, detail)

healthNews reuters.com

Exclusive: U.S. cancer drugmaker Ignyta in advanced sale talks - sources

(Reuters) - Ignyta Inc is in advanced talks to sell itself, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday, just three years after the U.S. cancer drugmaker became a public company focused on precision drugs and diagnostics.

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: U.S. experts resign from monitoring China’s ZTE Corp - sources

(Reuters) - Two consulting firms hired to help the United States police ZTE Corp’s compliance with trade sanctions have resigned, according to four people familiar with the matter.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Pretium Resources says Submitted Application To Increase Brucejack Production To 3,800 Tonnes/Day

* APPLICATION SUBMITTED TO INCREASE BRUCEJACK PRODUCTION TO 3,800 TONNES PER DAY

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: IPO hopeful Xiaomi set to blow past 2017 revenue target - sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc has told bankers it would top its annual revenue target by as much as 18 percent, sources with knowledge of the matter said, marking a comeback from a sales slump in recent years that triggered a business overhaul.

healthNews reuters.com

Online resources about kidney transplant too complex for most patients

(Reuters Health) - - Online health education materials about transplant options are far too complex for chronic kidney disease patients to make sense of, U.S. researchers say, and that may prevent this group from deciding on the best treatment.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: The Four Threats to Robert Mueller

Trump may be holding off from firing the special counsel. That doesn’t mean he’s safe.

sportsNews reuters.com

Major League Soccer delays naming next expansion team

(Reuters) - Major League Soccer said on Thursday it would delay until the New Year a decision on whether to add Cincinnati, Detroit or Sacramento as its next expansion team.

healthNews reuters.com

Exclusive: London-listed NMC in talks to run struggling Saudi hospital - sources

DUBAI/KHOBAR (Reuters) - London-listed NMC Healthcare is in talks with the Riyadh government to take over the running of a struggling Saudi hospital, according to four sources familiar with the matter.

topNews reuters.com

OPEC starts working on oil supply cut exit strategy: sources

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - OPEC has started working on plans for an exit strategy from its deal to cut supplies with non-member producers, two OPEC sources said, a sign that an eventual winding down of the deal is coming onto producers' radar, at least in theory.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Exco Resources Enters Into Forbearance Agreements

* EXCO RESOURCES- FORBEARANCE AGREEMENTS WILL EXPIRE UPON EARLIER OF 11:59 PM ET ON JANUARY 15, 2018 OR OCCURRENCE OF CERTAIN EVENTS SPECIFIED IN DEAL

companyNews reuters.com

REFILE-Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing raises $4 bln - sources

BEIJING, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing Technology Co, China's rival to Uber Technologies Inc, has raised $4 billion in a new round of funding, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters on Thursday.

technologyNews reuters.com

Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing raises $4 billion: sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing Technology Co, China's rival to Uber Technologies Inc, has raised $4 billion in a new round of funding, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters on Thursday.

cnn.com

Rep.: 'Most of Mueller team anti-Trump'

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), who says the FBI plotted to keep Donald Trump from becoming president, tells CNN's John Berman "most" of the people on special counsel Robert Mueller's team are "anti-Trump."

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-China's Didi Chuxing Raised $4 Bln In Its Latest Round Of Funding- WSJ, Citing Sources

* CHINA'S RIDE-SHARING PLATFORM DIDI CHUXING TECHNOLOGY HAS RAISED $4 BILLION IN ITS LATEST ROUND OF FUNDING- WSJ, CITING SOURCES

worldNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Cameroonian troops entered Nigeria without seeking authorization, sources in Nigeria say

ABUJA/DAKAR (Reuters) - Cameroonian troops this month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorization from Nigeria, causing a falling-out between the governments behind the scenes, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Newpark Resources Says Increased Size Of Board To Eight

* NEWPARK RESOURCES INC SAYS ON DEC 15, BOARD OF CO INCREASED SIZE OF BOARD TO EIGHT MEMBERS - SEC FILING Source text: [http://bit.ly/2BFc2Hu] Further company coverage:

cnn.com

Christie: Kushner should be investigated

Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) says President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner deserves to be a target of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

Theater nytimes.com

Robert O’Hara Thinks ‘Men Are Stupid.’ His New Play Shows Just How.

In “Mankind,” the playwright imagines a world in which women are extinct. “You have to go for the throat,” he says.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Peat Resources Announces Proposed Acquisition Of Belair African Metals SARL

* PEAT RESOURCES LIMITED ANNOUNCES PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF BELAIR AFRICAN METALS SARL, PRIVATE PLACEMENT, DEBT CONVERSION, APPOINTMENT OF NEW DIRECTORS AND LAUNCHES CONFLICT-FREE COBALT PROJECT

worldNews reuters.com

Two Kosovo men plea guilty of plotting to attack Israeli soccer team

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Two Kosovo men pleaded guilty on Wednesday to planning attacks at a World Cup soccer match in Albania against the visiting Israel team last year.

companyNews reuters.com

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf moves little, Saudi cement shares lose steam after budget

DUBAI, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Gulf stock markets moved little on Wednesday as Saudi Arabian cement shares lost steam after the release of the 2018 state budget, and Qatar's market pulled back after a leap on Tuesday.

worldNews reuters.com

Exclusive: China's border city with North Korea eases tourism curbs - sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese tourists are still visiting Pyongyang from China's border city of Dandong, tourism sources say, even after authorities unofficially halted the tours just ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to China last month.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-U.S. gives China draft proposal for tougher North Korea sanctions - sources

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The United States has given China a draft resolution for tougher U.N. sanctions on North Korea and is hoping for a quick vote on it by the U.N. Security Council, a Western diplomat said on Tuesday.