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Israel, Hamas agree truce to end Gaza flare-up: Palestinian officials

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:50pm
Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, agreed on a truce on Thursday, two Palestinian officials said, an understanding that would end an escalation in fighting that has drawn mutual threats of war.

Judge orders migrants returned to U.S. in midst of deportation flight

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:49pm
A federal judge on Thursday ordered an immigrant mother and daughter brought back to the United States after learning during a court hearing that the government had put them on a deportation flight.

S&P 500, Dow end lower with energy, financials; Tesla falls

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:48pm
The S&P 500 and Dow ended down slightly on Thursday as gains in Apple and Amazon were offset by losses in energy and financial shares.

Russia denounces new U.S. sanctions as illegal, mulls retaliation

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:22pm
Russia condemned a new round of U.S. sanctions as illegal on Thursday and said it had begun working on retaliatory measures after news of the curbs pushed the rouble to two-year lows over fears Moscow was locked in a spiral of never-ending sanctions.

Factbox: U.S. companies with exposure to Russia

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:22pm
Although the United States and Russia have imposed economic sanctions on each other since 2014, several large U.S. corporations, including PepsiCo Inc and McDonald's Corp , still count Russia as a growth market.

Tesla shares fall 5 percent on Wall Street skepticism, SEC probe reports

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 3:54pm
Tesla Inc's shares slipped nearly 5 percent on Thursday, wiping out the gains fueled by Chief Executive Elon Musk's announcement of a plan to take the company private, after reports of concern by regulators and on doubt the deal could be done.

Trump-backed candidate for Kansas governor's lead cut to 91 votes

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 3:49pm
The Republican candidate endorsed by U.S. President Donald Trump in the Kansas governor's race, Kris Kobach, saw his lead cut to only 91 votes on Thursday after a county clerk corrected the vote total from Tuesday's election.

North Korea chides U.S. sanctions pressure on denuclearization process

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 3:45pm
North Korea on Thursday denounced U.S. calls for enforcing international sanctions despite its goodwill moves and said progress on denuclearization promises could not be expected if Washington followed an "outdated acting script."

U.S. sanctions slam Russian ruble, Turkey's lira tumbles

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 3:17pm
New U.S. sanctions against Moscow drove down Russia's ruble, while worries that Turkey was sliding into a full-blown economic crisis battered the lira on Thursday, but global equity markets largely shrugged off the turmoil to edge higher.

Israel and Hamas agree on truce to end Gaza flare-up: Palestinian officials

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 3:15pm
Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, agreed on a truce on Thursday to end a flare-up in cross-border fighting, two Palestinian officials said.

Judge backs off comments to prosecutors in ex-Trump aide Manafort's trial

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 3:10pm
The judge in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort expressed contrition on Thursday to jurors for harsh commentary directed at prosecutors.

Manafort trial focus shifts to bank fraud as prosecutors near end of case

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 3:09pm
The trial of Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, is expected to shift focus on Thursday from his alleged tax evasion to bank fraud as the prosecution's case heads into its final two days.

Gaza situation 'very concerning': U.S. State Department

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 2:34pm
The United States is watching developments in Gaza closely and believes the situation is very concerning but said Israel has a right to defend itself, the State Department said on Thursday.

Exclusive: Donerail Group in talks to buy Chicago Tribune owner Tronc - sources

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 2:33pm
Donerail Group, an investment firm led by former activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP executive Will Wyatt, is in talks to acquire Tronc Inc , the publisher of Chicago Tribune, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Facebook says removing content on 3D printing of guns

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 2:30pm
Facebook Inc is removing content related to instructions on 3D printing of firearms, a company spokesperson said on Thursday, as debate around access to gun in the United States intensifies.

U.S. calls on Saudi-led coalition to probe Yemen attack

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 2:21pm
The U.S. State Department called on Thursday for the Saudi-led coalition to investigate reported air strikes in Yemen that killed dozens of people, including children.

Russia reels, cries foul after U.S. sanctions spiral escalates

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:50am
Russia condemned a new round of U.S. sanctions as draconian on Thursday after news of the measures sent the rouble tumbling to two-year lows and sparked a wider asset sell-off over fears that Moscow was locked in a spiral of never-ending sanctions.

Mazda, Suzuki, Yamaha Motor cheated on fuel economy, emissions testing: Japan government

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:29am
Mazda Motor Corp, Suzuki Motor Corp and Yamaha Motor Co improperly tested vehicles for fuel economy and emissions, the Japanese government said on Thursday, in the latest cases of data falsifications by the nation's manufacturers.

Saudi Arabia reassures Canada on oil supplies in row over jailed activists

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:28am
A row over human rights in Saudi Arabia will not have any impact on Saudi oil supplies to Canada, its energy minister said on Thursday, reassuring customers after Riyadh froze new trade with Canada and ruled out mediation efforts.

Aftershock brings fresh trauma to Indonesia's quake-hit Lombok

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 4:28am
A magnitude 6.2 aftershock rocked Indonesia's Lombok on Thursday, sparking fresh panic on the tropical tourist island after a series of tremors that have killed more than 150 people in the past two weeks.