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Cathay CEO resigns amid Hong Kong protest blowback as more rallies planned

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:23
The boss of Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways quit on Friday, the highest-profile corporate casualty of unrest roiling the former British colony, after Beijing targeted the airline over staff involvement in mass protests.

Schools, telephone lines to be opened in Kashmir after lockdown

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:23
Authorities will begin restoring some telephone lines in Indian Kashmir from Friday night, including in the main city of Srinagar where afternoon prayers went peacefully amid heavy security, the top state official said.

A birth and a death amid Kashmir's harsh lockdown

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:23
Around the time Mohammad Sikander Bhat lay dying at home in Indian Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, Shafiq Ahmed was racing to get his pregnant wife to a hospital, negotiating about 85 km (53 miles) of highways through a maze of heavily guarded checkpoints.

Iran tanker shifts position but still at anchor off Gibraltar

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:21
An Iranian tanker caught in the standoff between Tehran and the West shifted position on Friday but its anchor was still down off Gibraltar and it was unclear if it was ready to set sail, a Reuters reporter said.

Two women sue Jeffrey Epstein's estate for $100 million over alleged sex abuse

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:03
Two women who said they were recruited 15 years ago to provide massages to Jeffrey Epstein, only to be later sexually molested by him at his Manhattan mansion, have filed a $100 million lawsuit against the financier's estate.

U.S. Rep. Tlaib refuses Israel's 'oppressive conditions' for West Bank visit

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:54
U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Friday rejected an offer by Israel to let her travel to the West Bank, saying she would not visit her family there because the Israeli government had imposed "oppressive conditions" to humiliate her.

Greenland tells Trump it is open for business but not for sale

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:53
Greenland on Friday dismissed the notion that it might be up for sale after reports that U.S. President Donald Trump had privately discussed with his advisers the idea of buying the world's biggest island.

Iranian tanker moving, but still anchored in Gibraltar: witness

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:33
The Grace 1 Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West started to move on Friday, but its anchor was still down in the port of Gibraltar, a Reuters reporter saw a day after its detention was lifted.

Grace 1 tanker starts to move: Reuters reporter

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:11
The Grace 1 Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West started to move on Friday and there was more smoke from the tanker's chimney, a Reuters reporter saw a day after its detention was lifted.

Wall Street climbs at end of turbulent week

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:08
Hopes of more official stimulus for the economy and the easing of a bond market rally drove a broad rise in U.S. stocks on Friday, as a bruising week for markets drew to a close.

Special Report: Rudderless rebellion - Inside the Hong Kong protesters' anarchic campaign against China

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:53
By James Pomfret, Greg Torode, Clare Jim and Anne Marie Roantree

OPEC sees bearish oil outlook for rest of 2019, points to 2020 surplus

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:41
OPEC delivered a downbeat oil market outlook for the rest of 2019 on Friday as economic growth slows and highlighted challenges in 2020 as rivals pump more, building a case to keep up an OPEC-led pact to curb supply.

Stocks gain on stimulus hopes but still head for third losing week

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:39
World stocks rose on Friday as expectations grew of further stimulus by central banks, offsetting worries about slowing economic growth, which intensified this week as the U.S. yield curve inverted for the first time since 2007.

Tlaib will not visit West Bank under Israel's 'oppressive conditions'

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:28
U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib on Friday said she would not visit her family in the West Bank as planned despite a reprieve by the Israeli government allowing her visit.

Some telephone connectivity in Kashmir to resume from Friday night, says official

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 06:12
Some telephone connections in Indian Kashmir will be restored from Friday night, including in the main city of Srinagar, the top state government official said, after a lengthy communications shutdown.

French 'spiderman' climbs HK tower, hoists reconciliation flag amid mass protests

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 06:09
French "spiderman" climber Alain Robert scaled a 68-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong on Friday to hoist a flag symbolizing reconciliation between China and the territory as weeks of escalating pro-democracy protests show no signs of abating.

Democratic presidential hopeful O'Rourke back on campaign trail; Hickenlooper drops out

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 06:04
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said on Thursday he was resuming his campaign with a new sense of focus after a mass shooting in his Texas hometown, while rival John Hickenlooper ended his bid to take on President Donald Trump.

Democrat O'Rourke proposes domestic terrorism agencies to combat hate, gun massacres

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 06:03
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke unveiled a plan on Friday to classify white supremacist violence as an organized crime problem and to create federal domestic terrorism offices, in a bid to combat hate crimes and gun violence in the United States.

Exclusive: China-owned oil tanker changes name in apparent effort to evade U.S. sanctions

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 05:45
While in the Indian Ocean heading toward the Strait of Malacca, the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Pacific Bravo went dark on June 5, shutting off the transponder that signals its position and direction to other ships, ship-tracking data showed.

'We're not for sale', says Greenland's foreign minister

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 05:35
Greenland's foreign minister said on Friday the world's biggest island is not for sale, commenting on media reports that U.S. President Donald Trump has privately discussed with advisers the idea of buying Greenland.