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Month: August 2017

Spanish police track down, shoot dead Barcelona attacker

SUBIRATS, Spain (Reuters) – Spanish police on Monday shot dead an Islamist militant who killed 13 people with a van in Barcelona last week, ending a five-day manhunt for the perpetrator of Spain’s deadliest attack in over a… Read More

J&J ordered to pay $417 million in trial over talc cancer risks

(Reuters) – A California jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. … Read More

Rocket strikes downtown Kabul

KABUL (Reuters) – A rocket struck the heart of Kabul’s government and diplomatic area on Monday night, setting off alarms and sirens at foreign embassies, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. Source: Reuters World News

Venezuela prepares world summit to defend new legislative body

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela is preparing an international summit to rally support for an all-powerful lawmaking body, whose recent creation drew widespread foreign condemnation as a power grab by leftist President Nicolas Maduro. Source: Reuters World News

Sempra Energy to buy Oncor for $9.45 billion in blow for Berkshire

(Reuters) – Sempra Energy said it will buy Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash after Energy Future Holdings Corp, which indirectly owns Oncor, abandoned a deal to sell the power transmission company to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc… Read More

China should be neutral if North Korea fires first on U.S.: Global Times

BEIJING/BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) – China should remain neutral if North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Friday, sounding a warning for Pyongyang over its plans to fire missiles near… Read More

Tokyo does not own the Sea of Japan, China's air force chief says

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s air force chief defended military maneuvers in the Sea of Japan, saying the waters did not belong to Tokyo, after a Japanese defense review warned of increasing Chinese military activity there. Source: Reuters… Read More

Cambodian PM accuses Laos of border violation, mobilizing troops

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen accused neighboring Laos on Friday of sending troops into Cambodian land in April and said they must leave by an Aug. 17 deadline and that he was mobilizing soldiers… Read More

Trump administration defends travel ban in Supreme Court brief

NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration reiterated arguments defending its temporary travel ban in a filing with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, repeatedly citing the executive’s broad powers to exclude foreigners from the United States…. Read More

Trump thanks Putin for slashing U.S. diplomatic staff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for ordering the United States to slash its diplomatic staff in Russia, remarks likely to rekindle criticism of Trump’s kid-gloves handling of Putin. … Read More