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Siemens buys Fast Track Diagnostics to boost molecular offering

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Siemens said it has agreed to buy Luxembourg-based Fast Track Diagnostics to boost its molecular-testing offering, one of the areas it is keen to expand as it prepares to float its healthcare unit, Healthineers.


Airbus, Thai Airways to set up aircraft maintenance hub in Thailand

BANGKOK, Dec 15 (Reuters) - National carrier Thai Airways International and Airbus plan to jointly open an aircraft maintenance and repair operations (MRO) hub in Thailand, a Thai Airways official said on Friday.


BMW to build Czech test track for self-driving cars

BERLIN, Dec 15 (Reuters) - German luxury automaker BMW said on Friday it will spend over 100 million euros ($118 million) on a test track for self-driving and electric cars in the Czech Republic, as it expands its foray into alternative driving technologies.


BRIEF-Siemens Healthineers Buys Fast Track Diagnostics



Asian shares edge up, on track for weekly gain

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares edged higher on Friday, on track for weekly gains, though sentiment was kept in check by Wall Street's weakness on concerns about the progress of U.S. tax reform.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares edge up, on track for weekly gain

TOKYO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Asian shares edged higher on Friday, on track for weekly gains, though sentiment was kept in check by Wall Street's weakness on concerns about the progress of U.S. tax reform.


Exclusive: Luxottica, Essilor tie-up on track for unconditional EU okay - sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italian eyewear maker Luxottica and French lens manufacturer Essilor are set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval for their 48 billion-euro ($57 billion) merger, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.


Russia's Putin, on track for easy re-election, laments dearth of rivals

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he faced no credible high-profile political opponents as he prepared to run for re-election in March, but would work to try to create a more balanced political system.

The inside story of the GOP's Alabama meltdown

Mitch McConnell was worried about Alabama.


BRIEF-Jetblue Airways says To Repurchase Up To $750 mln Shares


The blame game begins inside the White House

As a cold morning broke at the White House on Wednesday, questions mounted about who was to blame for the remarkable loss of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

United States Politics and Government

Key Takeaways From Doug Jones’s Alabama Victory

The defeat of Roy S. Moore, the Republican, in Alabama’s Senate election contains some worrying signs for the party as it heads into the 2018 midterms.

Analysis: 5 takeaways from Doug Jones' victory

The Alabama Senate race is over. And Democrat Doug Jones has pulled off an absolutely massive upset, edging embattled Republican Roy Moore.


Toyota, Panasonic to hold news conference at 1.30 a.m. ET

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp on Wednesday said they would hold a joint news conference in Tokyo at 3:30 pm (0630 GMT).


Toyota, Panasonic to hold news conference at 0630 GMT

TOKYO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp on Wednesday said they would hold a joint news conference in Tokyo at 3:30 pm (0630 GMT).

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Inside the New York Subway Tunnel Bombed By a Terror Suspect

One day after a would-be suicide attacker set off a bomb in a New York City subway tunnel, locals were already back to using it. Here's a look inside.

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: Making Citizens’ Lives Better

David Goldfield’s “The Gifted Generation” explains the importance of government.


CANADA STOCKS-TSX inches up with fertilizer company gains, railways weigh

TORONTO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index inched higher in morning trade on Monday, boosted by gains for materials stocks including fertilizer companies, while gold miners moved in both directions and railway stocks weighed.


CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips at open as banks, railways move lower

TORONTO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged lower in early trade on Monday, with declines in banks and railway stocks offsetting small overall gains for the materials sector.

Hurricane Maria (2017)

Lives at Risk Inside a Senior Complex in Puerto Rico With No Power

Conditions at the largest housing project for low-income seniors on the hurricane-ravaged island illustrate a health crisis for the most vulnerable.

McLaren's extreme $1 million supercar is street legal but made for the race track

McLaren says its new supercar wasn't built with "usability" in mind -- and the company isn't sorry about it.


Japan, U.S., South Korea to hold missile tracking drill amid North Korea crisis

TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States, Japan and South Korea will hold two days of missile tracking drills this week, Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force said on Sunday, as tensions rise in the region over North Korea's fast-developing weapons programs.


On Baseball: The Yankees Will Always Be the Yankees, to the Delight of Only Some

The Yankees’ business model depends on must-see superstars. We have seen big acquisitions like Giancarlo Stanton’s before in the Bronx, but titles do not always follow.

Trump, Donald J

Inside Trump’s Hour-by-Hour Battle for Self-Preservation

With Twitter as his Excalibur, the president takes on his doubters, powered by long spells of cable news and a dozen Diet Cokes. But if Mr. Trump has yet to bend the presidency to his will, he is at least wrestling it to a draw.


Sanya Journal: Welcome to China’s Florida: Sun, Sand and Retired Snowbirds

Rising incomes allow China’s growing numbers of aging people to become snowbirds in the south — enjoying life post-retirement in a way previous generations never imagined.

Inside Mar-a-lago for 48 hours critical to the Russia investigation

The answer to one of the most critical questions at the heart of the Russia investigation may well lie in the grand hallways of Mar-a-Lago.

Dolphins and Porpoises

Trilobites: Tracking Dolphins With Algorithms You Might Find on Facebook

Scientists leveraged machine learning techniques to sift through recordings of dolphin clicks, which could help with monitoring the health of the sea mammals.

Net Neutrality

Inside the Opposition to Net Neutrality

Fight for the Future, a scrappy 10-person nonprofit, has helped lead the uproar against changes to internet rules, including hundreds of protests on Thursday.

Inside the Queen's home

Budget Travel

Tech We’re Using: What Tech Tools Frequent Travelers Should Always Pack

You should always have a portable battery to charge your phone. But other must-haves are not as obvious, says Lucas Peterson, The Times’s Frugal Traveler.

Sexual Harassment

5 Takeaways from a TimesTalk About Weinstein, O’Reilly and Sexual Harassment

Journalists who broke two of the biggest sexual harassment cases of the past year were joined by the actress Ashley Judd to discuss their reporting.


Australian citizenship threatens government with nine more MPs in doubt

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia faces a series of by-elections that could topple the government, which trails in opinion polls and has lost its slender majority, in a bizarre citizenship crisis that has engulfed both sides of parliament.


METALS-Shanghai copper prices fall sharply, track losses in London

BEIJING, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper fell more than 3 percent in early trade on Wednesday, tracking London prices which the session before saw their biggest drop since July, 2015. FUNDAMENTALS * SHFE COPPER: The most-traded Shanghai Futures Exchange copper contract was down 3.2 percent at 51,350 yuan ($7,758.44) a tonne at 0158 GMT, on course for its biggest one-day fall since November, 2016. * LME COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was trading up


Inside China’s Big Tech Conference, New Ways to Track Citizens

The technologies for tracking citizens, and their wide acceptance in China, were on display at the World Internet Conference.


White House says government shutdown always a possibility

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. Congress worked to reach agreement on a short-term spending measure to keep the federal government open, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday a shutdown could still happen.


Trump says tax conference will go well, 'pretty quickly'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he expected the conference committee hammering out tax legislation in Congress will work well and get the job done fast.

Teen Vogue

‘Where My Activists At?’ Inside the First Teen Vogue Summit

Who needs a fusty old print magazine when you have Elaine Welteroth and Hillary Clinton in the flesh — am I right, ladies?

Rohingya (Ethnic Group)

Op-Ed Contributor: Behind China’s Attempt to Ease the Rohingya Crisis

Myanmar’s ethnic-cleansing generals will be able to retreat deeper into China’s orbit, unburdened by any fears of being held accountable.


China’s A.I. Advances Help Its Tech Industry, and State Security

Global car brands and Chinese authorities alike embrace iFlyTek’s voice recognition know-how, illustrating the dystopian possibilities behind the technology.

13 ways the House and Senate tax bills would affect you

The tax overhaul bills passed by the Senate and House would likely to change your tax return in ways large and small -- which credits you can take, what you can deduct, how much you pay.

Wages and Salaries

6 Ways to Be Better at Money in 2018

A new year is the perfect excuse to take a deep look at how you handle money.


China’s Top Ideologue Calls for Tight Control of Internet

Speaking to an audience that included the heads of Apple and Google, Wang Huning said China should be free to govern, and censor, its internet.

Opinion: Can dual-track presidency survive?

President Donald Trump is running a dual-track presidency. This week ended with a collision between two major stories affecting his presidency. At the same exact time that the massive corporate tax cut reached the final vote in the Senate, successfully passing in the dead of the night by a narrow margin of 51 to 49, the nation learned that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with Sergey Kislyak, then-Russian ambassador to the United States, and that he had been told by a "top member" of the transition team—reportedly Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner—to reach out to the Russians to learn more about the UN vote regarding Israeli settlements.


Middle East leaders paint 'dark picture' at Rome conference

ROME (Reuters) - When Italy organized a conference focused on the Middle East, the Gulf and North Africa, it promised to look beyond the turmoil roiling the region and instead promote a "positive agenda".


Pleas to flee, a desperate video: Inside Venezuela's oil industry purge

CARACAS (Reuters) - Days before masked agents arrested him, family and friends pleaded with Eulogio Del Pino to flee, warning that he could be next among executives detained or pursued, one after another, in a mounting purge of Venezuela's faltering oil industry.


INSIGHT-Pleas to flee, a desperate video: Inside Venezuela's oil industry purge

CARACAS, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Days before masked agents arrested him, family and friends pleaded with Eulogio Del Pino to flee, warning that he could be next among executives detained or pursued, one after another, in a mounting purge of Venezuela's faltering oil industry.


China’s Next Potential Boom Spot: The Places People Overlook

New highways and trains and changes in farming are opening up the country’s poorer cities and rural areas, long laggards amid China’s torrid growth.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Op-Ed Contributor: Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea: 10 Key Takeaways

Impeachment just became a lot more likely.

Comedy and Humor

An Upright Citizens Brigade Theater Closes With Filthy Fanfare

The Chelsea space gets an appropriate send-off — an improv marathon complete with dance party and Dumpster comedy — before the group moves to Hell’s Kitchen.

Great Wall of China

New Seven Wonders in 360: The Great Wall

The Great Wall of China was built over a period of 1800 years to protect against invaders.


BRIEF-Toshiba: Always Open For Settlement With Western Digital, But Nothing Concrete Decided Yet


Transit Systems

About New York: Politics in the Subways: Great When It Works, a Mess When It Doesn’t

The release of a new report suggesting breaking up the M.T.A. is a reminder that politics has not always been the cause of subway woes. In fact, it has occasionally helped.


Migration to UK plunges in year after Brexit, driven by EU citizens

LONDON (Reuters) - Net migration to Britain fell sharply by 106,000 to 230,000 people in the 12 months to June, with more than three-quarters of the drop due to EU citizens, official data showed on Thursday.


Qatar sovereign fund may support Qatar Airways, local projects, CEO says

DOHA, (Reuters) - Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), one of the world's largest sovereign funds, may invest in local real estate development Katara and national carrier Qatar Airways as it supports local projects, its chief executive was quoted as saying.


Rebuild New York Subways Under New Leadership, Report Urges

An influential urban research group is calling for creating a state-controlled corporation with one mission: overhauling the aging subway system.


Trilobites: Tracking the Elusive Whale Shark

A new study includes data and photos identifying the big sea creatures — especially the young — and where they like to hang out.


No. 2 Republican in U.S. House sees conference on tax bill soon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Wednesday the Senate would likely vote on its tax bill this week and that lawmakers from both chambers would get together "as quickly as possible" to resolve differences between their two bills.


Tech Fix: The Best Ways to Share Your Smartphone Photos This Holiday

Tech tools make it easy to efficiently share large numbers of photos with your family. Here are some of the best approaches.


BRIEF-U.S. FDA Grants Fast Track Designation For Idera Pharmaceuticals’ IMO-2125 In Combination With Ipilimumab



UPDATE 1-Kuwait's Jazeera Airways set to place aircraft order next year - CEO

DUBAI, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Kuwaiti budget carrier Jazeera Airways is likely to place an aircraft order next year to expand and replace a fleet of around 15 jets, its chief executive said on Wednesday.


Asia shares track Wall Street rise, wary on North Korea

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rose and the dollar held firm on Wednesday after Wall Street shot to record peaks amid signs of progress on U.S. tax cuts, upbeat economic data and bank-friendly comments from the would-be head of the Federal Reserve.


GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares track Wall St rise, wary on North Korea

SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Asian shares rose and the dollar held firm on Wednesday after Wall Street shot to record peaks amid signs of progress on U.S. tax cuts, upbeat economic data and bank-friendly comments from the would-be head of the Federal Reserve.


Connecticut cardiologist is convicted of insider trading

(Reuters) - A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a Connecticut cardiologist of insider trading based on confidential information he learned about a clinical drug trial, prosecutors said on Tuesday.


Japan's Toray to hold news conference on data falsification at unit

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toray Industries said on Tuesday it will hold a news conference regarding data falsification at a subsidiary, in what could be the latest in a series of quality-assurance scandals to hit Japanese manufacturers.

Caught again? Inside the GOP tax trap

At a press conference earlier this month, a reporter challenged House Speaker Paul Ryan's assertion that Republicans need to pass their tax bill in order to remain politically viable going into 2018 -- when history suggests the opposite might actually be true.

Opinion: Why we'll always have 'Casablanca'

November 26, 1942. The Hollywood Theatre in New York City. A new movie is about to open. "Casablanca."

High-Speed Rail Projects

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: China’s Trojan Train Into Hong Kong

An innocuous-seeming railway project connecting Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland is a not-so-covert attack on the city’s political autonomy.


Special Report: 'Treacherous shenanigans' - The inside story of Mugabe's downfall

HARARE (Reuters) - Inside State House in Harare, Robert Mugabe was in the tightest spot of his 37-year rule. Tanks were on the streets and troops had occupied the state broadcaster, from where the army had announced it had taken control of Zimbabwe.

Trump could be on track to triple Obama's time on the golf course

President Donald Trump could be on track to spend as much as triple the time former President Barack Obama did on the golf course in his first year in office -- and to play more than former President George W. Bush did in eight years in office.

Analysis: Inside Trump's obsession with being Person of the Year

On Friday night, Donald Trump proclaimed that he would probably be Time's "Person of the Year" for 2017 -- except that he didn't really want the honor.

Etsy Inc

Inside the Revolution at Etsy

The marketplace for makers had created a distinctive work culture. Then Wall Street showed up.

Books and Literature

Opinion: An Algorithm Isn’t Always the Answer

I didn’t even know I was looking for the things that now make me happiest.


Mnangagwa vows to rebuild Zimbabwe and serve all citizens

HARARE (Reuters) - New President Emmerson Mnangagwa laid out a grand vision on Friday to revitalise Zimbabwe's ravaged economy and vowed to rule on behalf of all the country's citizens.

Woman gets stuck on tracks as train enters station

A woman crossing rail tracks was saved by police seconds before a train arrived in Melbourne, Australia.

Facebook Inc

Tech Tip: Ways to Stop Facebook From Eating Your Battery

The mobile app for the social network can be a bit of a battery hog, but you can do a few things to rein in the power grab.


Mnangagwa vows to rebuild Zimbabawe and serve all citizens

HARARE (Reuters) - New President Emmerson Mnangagwa laid out a grand vision on Friday to revitalize Zimbabwe's ravaged economy and vowed to rule on behalf of all the country's citizens.


Go, fish! Indonesian village shows how to clean up waterways

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Scores of bright orange-colored fish dart about in the clean waterways flowing through Indonesia's lush-green village of Wukirsari, in the ancient city of Yogyakarta.

Rare look inside the Pope's farm

CNN's Delia Gallagher gained rare access to the farm of Pope Francis, where we see how fresh food is prepared for the pontiff each day.


China Busts a $3 Billion Underground Bank as It Tightens Its Grip on Money

The police detained seven people thought to have helped thousands of Chinese circumvent government limits on how much money they can move from the country.


91st Edition of a Parade, and Always New

Security was stepped up for the Thanksgiving Day parade, but the children and adults along the route paid more attention to Olaf and the Grinch.


Trading inside the Rohingya camps

PALONG KHALI, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Mohammad Ayas, a 12-year-old Rohingya refugee in the sprawling Palong Khali camp, is busy hawking piazu, a fried mixture of onions, lentils and spices.


China's Okay Airways orders five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners for $1.4 billion

BEIJING (Reuters) - Boeing and Okay Airways, China's first privately owned airline, have finalised an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners for $1.4 billion, Boeing said on Thursday.


China's Okay Airways orders five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners for $1.4 bln

BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Boeing and Okay Airways, China's first privately owned airline, have finalised an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners for $1.4 billion, Boeing said on Thursday.


UPDATE 1-U.S. citizens among Citgo executives detained in Venezuela -source

WASHINGTON/CARACAS, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo who were arrested in Caracas this week are U.S. citizens, according to a source familiar with the matter, possibly complicating Venezuela's corruption sweep of the oil industry.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc

Inside the Race for the Top Job on Wall Street

Harvey Schwartz and David Solomon are vying to run Goldman Sachs. One is a smooth-talking D.J. The other is a publicity-shy black belt in karate.


Five U.S. citizens among Citgo executives detained in Venezuela: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo who were arrested in Caracas this week are U.S. citizens, according to a source familiar with the matter, a possible complication in Venezuela's growing sweep of corruption in the oil industry.


Five U.S. citizens among Citgo executives detained in Venezuela- source

WASHINGTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo who were arrested in Caracas this week are U.S. citizens, according to a source familiar with the matter, a possible complication in Venezuela's growing sweep of corruption in the oil industry.


Step Inside Bolivia’s Psychedelic Dream Homes

Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani is gaining fame for his elaborate, electric style of architecture that he sees as part of a movement embracing local culture and traditions.


Ninth Australian lawmaker quits as citizenship crisis widens

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A ninth Australian lawmaker quit parliament on Wednesday after discovering she was a dual national, the latest casualty in a widening constitutional crisis that has already cost the government its majority.

Inside Trump's decision to embrace Roy Moore

President Donald Trump's decision to embrace Roy Moore on Tuesday was rooted in several factors, but one of the biggest: the noise and confusion from a recent tidal wave of sexual harassment and misconduct allegations from Hollywood to media to politics.


U.S. warns citizens against risks of travel to Saudi Arabia

DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Tuesday warned citizens to "consider the risks" when traveling to Saudi Arabia due to militant threats and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilians by rebels in Yemen.


Critic’s Notebook: 10 Ways to Tell if Your ‘Nutcracker’ Is Traditional

Variations on “The Nutcracker” abound. Our critic sorts out what’s true to the ballet’s heart and (a different thing) to its tradition.

Citizens react: Celebration on Harare streets

Crowds react with jubilation outside Zimbabwe's Parliament as a letter announcing the resignation of longtime president Robert Mugabe is read.

United States Politics and Government

The Conversation: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Sex Scandal

From Bill Clinton to Roy Moore all the way back to Thomas Jefferson.


Once inside Kim Jong Un's inner circle, top aide's star fades

SEOUL (Reuters) - When Kim Jong Un sat down in September to order the sixth and largest of North Korea's nuclear tests, Hwang Pyong So sat by his side, his khaki military uniform conspicuous among the suits at the table, photos released by state media at the time showed.


Well : Activity Trackers Don’t Always Work the Way We Want Them To

"You can’t just give a child a Fitbit for Christmas and expect them to be active,” one expert said.

A rare look inside a deportation flight

CNN gets a rare look inside ICE Air, the US government division that runs deportation flights.


BRIEF-‍AT&T and Time Warner to hold press conference at 5:30pm EST on Nov 20​

* ‍AT&T and Time Warner to hold press conference at 5:30pm EST on November 20​


Review: ‘Marvel’s Runaways,’ Where the Supervillains are Mom and Dad

In Hulu’s new series, the makers of “Gossip Girl” tackle a comic-book story that combines teenage soap opera and a paranormal mystery.

New York City

New York Today: New York Today: How Did the Subways Get So Bad?

Monday: An investigation examining the root of our subway woes, the Secret Science Club, and things to be thankful for.


BRIEF-‍U.S. Steel responds to city of Chicago press conference​


New York Times

Insider: For the 52 Places Job, 9,000 Applicants (and an Avalanche of Unicorns)

When our travel editor, Monica Drake, said she wanted the new writer-at-large to be someone who had it all, the internet responded.


In China, an Education in Dating

A new type of coach teaches courtship in a country where the one-child policy left a deficit of women and where flirting remains relatively new.


System Failure: How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New York’s Subways

Disruptions and delays have roiled the system this year. But the crisis was long in the making, fueled by a litany of errors, a Times investigation shows.


Governments keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out.


Teen angst plus super powers collide in 'Runaways'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When Brian K. Vaughan was approached by Marvel Comics to write a comic book to bring in new readers, he hit on the idea of "Runaways," the story of a diverse group of teenage friends whose bond grows stronger when they make a gruesome discovery.


German justice ministry urges ban on Kuwait Airways over Israel issue

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government should revoke landing rights for Kuwait Airways given its ban on Israeli passengers, a senior Justice Department official said on Friday, saying such discrimination was intolerable.

Fashion and Apparel

Encounters: French Montana Shops for Tracksuits and Timberlands in the Bronx

The rapper made a homecoming to the borough where he was raised, visiting the spots where he and his friends would shop and try to talk to girls.


Nations keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Nearly 200 nations made progress toward keeping a landmark 2015 global deal to tackle climate change on track at United Nations talks ending on Friday despite a U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw.

Chandeliers and propaganda: Inside North Korea's metro system

Buried 100 meters (328 feet) underground, the Pyongyang Metro is one of the deepest commuter systems in the world. It's also one of the world's most mysterious.


EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks track U.S. gains, India shines

LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Earnings-driven gains on Wall Street pushed emerging stock markets higher on Friday, with Indian assets racing ahead following a ratings upgrade.


China’s Soccer Push Puts a Storied Team Under Murky Ownership

Fans of Italy’s A.C. Milan greeted its new owner as a savior. Today, as the debt-burdened team bleeds money, questions swirl around its new benefactor.

Inside DC's Museum of the Bible

The Museum of the Bible is a massive new museum in Washington DC.


McCain warns Trump over staffing Pentagon with industry insiders

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Senator John McCain warned President Donald Trump on Thursday against nominating any more defense industry insiders to top Pentagon posts, as his committee questioned an executive from Lockheed Martin Corp about potential conflicts of interest.

A bar tucked inside a Prohibition museum

At some museums, you exit through the gift shop. But at Savannah, Georgia's American Prohibition Museum, which opened in fall 2017, you exit through a speakeasy.


Celtics finding ways to thrive in face of adversity

(Reuters) - The Boston Celtics' hopes of making a run at an NBA title were considered to be over when one of their top players went down in the season opener, but the resilient group have not let adversity change their intentions.


Review: ‘A Fantastic Woman’ Lives Up to Its Title, in More Ways Than One

Facing a lover’s death and a society’s intolerance, in a film by Sebastián Lelio.


Wall Street falls as energy tracks oil lower; tech weighs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as energy sector shares dropped for a fourth straight session, tracking crude prices, while tech, the best performing sector this year, weighed the most on the S&P 500.


US STOCKS-Wall St falls as energy tracks oil lower; tech weighs

* Dow down 0.41 pct, S&P 500 down 0.33 pct, Nasdaq down 0.24 pct (Updates prices, changes comment, byline)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

At U.N. Climate Conference, Treading Lightly Around the Americans

Delegates at climate talks in Bonn are keeping their opinions to themselves about President Trump’s vow to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

8 awesome ways to do Vail year-round

With loads of epic powder-filled trails and seven legendary back bowls spanning seven miles, Vail consistently ranks as one of the best skiing and snowboarding destinations in North America.

Both chambers say they're largely on track with tax plan


Inside the Truce Village Where a North Korean Soldier Defected

It’s the only spot in the DMZ where soldiers from the North and South stand just feet from one another. It’s also one of the few where someone could make a break for it.


Delgado confident Murray is tracking back to best

(Reuters) - Former world number one Andy Murray has had no adverse reaction to his recent charity game against Roger Federer and assistant coach Jamie Delgado is confident he will be able to get back to his best after a hip injury brought an early end to his season.


BRIEF-Sangamo says patient received therapy intended to precisely edit DNA of cells directly inside body​

* Sangamo announces treatment of first patient in landmark phase 1/2 clinical trial evaluating in vivo genome editing for MPS II


Why China Wants to Lead on Climate, but Clings to Coal (for Now)

Emissions are rising in China. Still, it’s on track to meet the commitments it made under the Paris climate accord.

FDA approves pill with digital tracking device you swallow

A psychiatric medication system in the form of a pill with a built-in digital tracking device gained approval from the US Food and Drug Administration on Monday.

5 ways the Roy Moore saga could end

In four weeks, Alabama will go to the polls to elect a new US senator, but recent and mounting allegations of sexual misconduct by Republican nominee Roy Moore have thrown the contest into disarray, with top GOP officials in Washington calling on their party's candidate to step aside.


U.S., Philippines ties back on track as Trump, Duterte make up and bond

MANILA (Reuters) - Mutual praise, warm handshakes and even an impromptu love song at a lavish dinner suggest U.S. President Donald Trump and Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte want a fresh start after the biggest breakdown in U.S.-Philippine ties in years.


BRIEF-Prodways launches first PA6-12T material



U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology.


UPDATE 1-U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

Nov 14 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

The Bonn Climate Conference: All Our Coverage in One Place

Negotiators from nearly 200 countries are meeting in Bonn, Germany, in the biggest climate change talks of the year. Here’s all of our coverage.


Australian citizenship crisis deepens as eighth lawmaker falls

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The citizenship crisis engulfing Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government deepened on Tuesday as an eighth lawmaker exited parliament and the main opposition party drafted in a high-profile candidate for a key by-election.


FDA approves first drug in U.S. with digital ingestion tracking

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that it had approved Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Abilify MyCite, the first drug with a digital ingestion tracking system to be approved in the United States.


Eighth Australian lawmaker falls in citizenship crisis

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian senator announced plans to resign on Tuesday, the eighth lawmaker to become embroiled in a citizenship crisis that has already cost Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's government its majority in parliament.


Saudi Arabia to host "expanded" Syrian opposition conference

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will host what it called an "expanded" conference for the Syrian opposition this month, aiming to unify its position ahead of United Nations-backed peace talks, the state news agency SPA reported on Monday.


AIRSHOW-India's Jet Airways in "serious talks" for 75 more Boeing 737 Max planes

DUBAI, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Indian airline Jet Airways is in "serious discussions" about ordering a further 75 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, having already ordered 75, chairman and founder Naresh Goyal told Reuters at the Dubai Airshow on Monday.

Hulu goes sci-fi lite with 'Runaways,' 'Future Man'

After its Emmy breakthrough with "The Handmaid's Tale," Hulu's profile is on the rise. But its two latest series, the Seth Rogen-produced sci-fi comedy "Future Man" and teen serial "Marvel's Runaways," are both middling, narrowly appealing genre fare, more notable for their auspices than the execution.

Inside Kim K's very pink baby shower

Kim Kardashian celebrated the impending arrival of her third child with a baby shower on Saturday.


Behind the Scenes, Communist Strategist Presses China’s Rise

Wang Huning, a close adviser to Chinese leader Xi Jinping, has brought a steadiness of vision and purpose to China’s rivalry with the United States.

A first look inside the site of the Texas mass shooting

The same day that the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs held its first service since a gunman opened fire on parishioners last week, killing 25 people and an unborn child, residents and visitors got to see how the church had been turned into a memorial.


RPT-COLUMN-Yellen, Draghi, Carney and Kuroda walk into a conference...: McGeever

LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Although the process of raising interest rates and tightening monetary policy has begun, communication remains just as potent a weapon in central banks' arsenal as their policy actions.


Australian PM's support falls to new lows amid citizenship crisis

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull slumped to a new low in a poll released on Monday as his government cobbled together a deal with the main opposition party to stem a citizenship crisis that has left his government hanging precariously to power.

Soneva Jani: Inside one of the Maldives' most luxurious resorts

First look inside Texas church after shooting

A memorial inside the Texas church where 26 people were shot and killed includes chairs placed where each victim was found and audio recordings of the victims' voices. CNN's Kaylee Hartung describes the scene.


Short track: U.S. sets men's 5,000m relay world record in Shanghai

(Reuters) - The United States set a short track world record of 6:29.052 in the men's 5,000 meter relay at a World Cup event in Shanghai on Sunday, beating the previous record set by Canada in Calgary in 2012 by more than a second.


A Leonardo and a Ferrari Set the Contemporary Art Sales on a New Track

The fall auctions begin with a surprising Renaissance inclusion — and a last-minute exclusion of Rockwell paintings.

Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Holding Hands, Drinking Wine and Other Ways to Go to Jail in Dubai

Dubai says it welcomes foreigners, but some end up in prison for offenses that few Westerners would dream were even crimes.

Beijing (China)

Op-Ed Columnist: China Has Donald Trump Just Where It Wants Him

Around Asia, the last thing countries want is to have to choose between China and the United States.


LinkedIn Faces Setback in China as It Runs Afoul of New Rules

The careers and networking service will no longer accept job ads from individuals in China, as Beijing cracks down on abusive pyramid schemes.


China Eases Limits on Foreign Stakes in Financial Firms

The move, which comes after President Trump left Beijing complaining about its trade policies, could give China’s troubled financial system a needed shake-up.

Bannon, Stephen K

Key Takeaways From Steve Bannon’s Interview With The Times

Mr. Bannon, former White House chief strategist, discussed the Virginia governor’s race and the future of the G.O.P. in an interview with The Times.


Are Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy? We Look Inside the Box.

America’s best-selling breakfast cereal has about nine times as much sugar as normal Cheerios. Sugar, brown sugar and honey are among its top six ingredients.

International Relations

Saudi Arabia Orders Its Citizens Out of Lebanon, Raising Fears of War

Analysts say that a war in the region is unlikely, but the escalation of tensions in a bewildering crisis involving the two Arab nations raises the risk.


Florida lawyer pleads guilty in insider trading case

(Reuters) - A Florida lawyer accused by U.S. prosecutors of engaging in a nearly $1 million insider trading scheme using information he improperly obtained from his law firm’s databases pleaded guilty on Thursday, prosecutors said.

Immigration and Emigration

An Insider’s Guide to Halal Takeout

A tour through several 24-hour Pakistani restaurants in New York reveals some commentary on Uber and Trump. But really, it’s all about the food.


BRIEF-Uber CEO says bringing in Softbank would be good thing - NYT Dealbook Conference‍​

* Uber CEO at NYT Dealbook Conference‍​ says after two months, feels better at where company is, than when he came into company- CNBC

AT&T Inc

Live Interviews With C.E.O.s of AT&T, Uber and More: DealBook Conference

Get a preview of what they and other power-brokers will say at our conference today. And meet the new DealBook, now covering the intersection of business and policy.


Mattis looking at ways to bring Russia into compliance with arms control treaty

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he had discussed Russia's violation of an arms control treaty with his NATO counterparts and they were looking at how to bring Moscow into compliance with it.

Drug Abuse and Traffic

Despite Trump’s Pleas, China’s Online Opioid Bazaar Is Booming

China’s sprawling chemical industry is weakly regulated and riddled with illicit activity. Ending its role in the U.S. drug epidemic will be difficult.


EU parliament's Brexit negotiator: 'major issues' unresolved on citizens' rights

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - "Major issues" must still be resolved on safeguarding citizens' rights after Brexit, the European Parliament's negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said on Wednesday, the eve of another round of divorce negotiations between London and Brussels.


U.S. Senate still on track to release tax bill Thursday: aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate is still on track to release on Thursday its version of a bill to overhaul the nation's tax code, a congressional source told Reuters.

Taylor Swift's new album tracklist is out

We are one day closer to the release of Taylor Swift's eagerly awaited new album and now we know what will be on it.


Stock futures slightly lower as investors track progress on tax bill

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Wednesday, a day after the Dow closed at a record high for the fourth straight day, as investors closely watch Republican efforts to pass the tax bill.


BRIEF-On Track Innovations reports Q3 loss per share $0.01

* Qtrly loss per share $0.01 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)

Politics and Government

Key Takeaways From Tuesday’s Elections

A suburban rebellion against President Trump propelled Democrats to victory in races for governor, state legislature and mayor, in a series of elections.

5 takeaways from the Democrats' big night

After a year of doubts, recriminations and special election misfires, Democrats finally got the big victories Tuesday they'd so desperately craved in the year since Donald Trump won the presidency.  


Exploring Egypt's Great Pyramid from the inside, virtually

PARIS (Reuters) - A team of scientists who last week announced the discovery of a large void inside the Great Pyramid of Giza have created a virtual-reality tour that allows users to 'teleport' themselves inside the structure and explore its architecture.


China’s Technology Ambitions Could Upset the Global Trade Order

China is gleaning know-how from foreign firms, willing or otherwise, to build the industries of the future, in an effort that worries companies and Washington.


Britain says expects most EU citizens can stay after Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government said on Tuesday that most European Union citizens currently living in Britain will be allowed to remain in the country after Brexit in 2019.

Fashion and Apparel

On the Runway: A Lot of Fashion Insiders Say Telfar Is the Brand to Know

The unisex line won the 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award.


Qatar Airways seeks to create a virtual mega carrier with deals: CEO

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Qatar Airways wants to create a virtual mega-carrier that will give it economies of scale in negotiating fuel and operations, as it expands investments in other airlines, its chief executive said on Tuesday.


BRIEF-Citizens Community Bancorp earns $2.5 million for fiscal 2017

* Citizens Community Bancorp Inc earns $2.5 million for fiscal 2017


BRIEF-On Track Innovations says ‍co, its unit and USA Technologies, Masterwork Electronics reached a settlement of their disputes​

* On Track Innovations Ltd - ‍co, its unit OTI America and USA Technologies, Masterwork Electronics reached a settlement of their disputes​


Prosecutors say investigating Metro officials for insider trading

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - German prosecutors said on Monday that they were investigating multiple officials at Metro AG for possible insider trading and market manipulation.


Rebuffed by American Airlines, Qatar Airways buys into Cathay Pacific

DUBAI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Qatar Airways has broadened its global reach by purchasing a 9.61 percent stake in Cathay Pacific , adding another strategic investor to the Hong Kong carrier's complicated share register at a time when it is looking to cut costs.

Your Best Ways to Say ‘Sorry, I’m Out of the Office’

Welcome to the latest edition of the Smarter Living newsletter.


Australian PM to force lawmakers to declare citizenship to end political crisis

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced plans on Monday to force all lawmakers to declare they are not dual nationals as he seeks to defuse a political crisis that saw his deputy ejected from parliament.


Australia turns down NZ offer to take asylum seekers barricaded inside camp

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia turned down on Sunday an offer to take 150 asylum seekers being held in an Australian-run detention center in Papua New Guinea, where U.N. officials have warned a humanitarian emergency is unfolding.

Inside a floating 'military city'

An inside look at life along the Korean DMZ

CNN's Brooke Baldwin gets an inside look at life along the Korean DMZ.


Thousands march against coal ahead of climate conference in Bonn

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to the streets of Bonn on Saturday to call for the phasing out of coal as a source of power ahead of global talks on climate change in the German city next week.

National Anthems

Jail Time for Disrespecting China’s Anthem Jumps From 15 Days to 3 Years

China’s latest efforts to instill reverence for its national anthem may be met with vigorous protest in Hong Kong.

Defense and Military Forces

Once Formidable, Taiwan’s Military Now Overshadowed by China’s

Beijing’s rapid modernization of its armed forces — and uncertainty over America’s commitment — has tilted the military balance against the island.

‘Disaffected, Usually Disturbed Loners Have Always Been With Us’

Our top 10 comments of the week: Readers discussed criminal charges for Trump campaign figures, the truck attack in Manhattan and male mammoths.

Education (K-12)

Education Disrupted: Inside Silicon Valley’s Playbook for Wooing School Superintendents

Tech firms are deploying sophisticated marketing techniques to try to sell their wares into America’s classrooms.


Dutch bank cancels actor Spacey appearance at business conference

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch bank ING said on Friday it had decided to cancel a scheduled appearance by actor Kevin Spacey at a business conference it is organizing in Rotterdam.

Genetics and Heredity

Trilobites: Male Mammoths Died in ‘Silly Ways’ More Often Than Females, Study Finds

Most preserved fossils of the beasts are male, scientists found, which offers insights into mammoth behavior.


UPDATE 1-China's C919 jet completes 3rd test flight - plane tracker

* Commercial service entry not expected before 2020: Avolon (Updates with flight details and landing)


Inside Giza’s Great Pyramid, Scientists Discover a Void

Using a technique from particle physics, researchers detected a 100-foot-long space within the monument, but Egyptologists questioned the discovery’s value.

Think Tanks

Opinion: The Trump Debate Inside Conservative Citadels

Will the intellectual establishment bow to Rebekah Mercer and Steve Bannon?


Pingyao Journal: China’s Newest Film Festival Tests the Limits of Independence

The question hovers over a weeklong festival in Pingyao: Can you create and showcase independent films in a country that frowns on independence, much less dissent?

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

Alibaba’s Earnings Jump as China’s Online Shopping Boom Continues

The e-commerce giant posted strong results for its most recent quarter but still faces challenges that include growing outside of its core business.

Pfeiffer, Michelle

Michelle Pfeiffer: ‘I’m Always Afraid of Failing’

Returning to movies after years off to raise her children, the actress said she had to tell herself, “You cannot bomb in front of Judi Dench.”


At least three dead in shooting inside suburban Denver Walmart

THORNTON, Colo. (Reuters) - At least three people were killed in a shooting inside a Walmart store on Wednesday in suburban Denver, where police said they had not yet taken anyone into custody.


At least two dead in shooting inside suburban Denver Walmart

THORNTON, Colo. (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and one wounded in a shooting inside a Walmart store in suburban Denver on Wednesday, police said.

Immigration and Emigration

Diversity Visa Lottery: Inside the Program That Admitted a Terror Suspect

The New York attack brought scrutiny to a program that every years admits up to 50,000 foreigners who need no family ties to the United States or special skills.


Leading Western Publisher Bows to Chinese Censorship

Springer Nature, one of the world’s largest academic publishers, was the latest company to acknowledge acquiescing to Chinese demands to limit free speech.


BRIEF-Imperial looking at ways to increase Kearl production to 240,000 bpd

* Says identified ways to increase production at Kearl oil sands mine to 240,000 bpd over next two years