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Month: July 2017

Spanish court halts bid to fast-track Catalan referendum preparations

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Constitutional Court on Monday accepted a legal challenge against the Catalonian parliament’s bid to speed up preparations for a independence referendum which is opposed by the central government. Source: Reuters World News

Thousands to leave Lebanon-Syria border zone under deal

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Convoys of buses arrived on Monday to transfer thousands of Syrian militants and refugees from Lebanon’s border region into rebel territory in Syria in exchange for Hezbollah prisoners. Source: Reuters World News

Rwanda's Kagame predicts clean sweep to third presidential term

KIGALI (Reuters) – Rwandan President Paul Kagame, already in power for 17 years, predicted on Monday he would win overwhelming popular backing for a third term in elections this week, brushing off accusations of stifling political debate. … Read More

HBO says data hacked, media says 'Game of Thrones' targeted

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. cable channel HBO said on Monday that hackers had stolen upcoming programming, and Entertainment Weekly reported that the theft included a script for an unaired episode of the hit fantasy show “Game of… Read More

Tesla drops after Musk warns of 'manufacturing hell'

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Shares of Tesla dropped 3.5 percent on Monday after Chief Executive Elon Musk warned that the electric carmaker would face “manufacturing hell” as it ramps up production of its new mass-market Model 3 sedan…. Read More

China hits back at Trump criticism over North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) – China hit back on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted he was “very disappointed” in China following Pyongyang’s latest missile test, saying the problem did not arise in China and that all sides need… Read More

Trump tells Republicans to get back on healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and members of his administration on Sunday goaded Republican senators to stick with trying to pass a healthcare bill, after the lawmakers failed spectacularly last week to muster the votes to… Read More

Outside adviser to Trump calls for firing of CFPB head Cordray

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An outside adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump called on Sunday for the firing of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray. Source: Reuters Top News

Four Arab countries say ready for Qatar dialogue with conditions

DUBAI (Reuters) – The four Arab countries which have cut ties with Qatar said on Sunday they were ready for talks to tackle the dispute if Doha showed willingness to deal with their demands Source: Reuters World… Read More

Putin says opposes any extra measures against U.S. now: Vesti TV

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia could consider imposing additional measures against the United States but he opposed such moves for now. Source: Reuters World News