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Goldman Sachs bankers 'cheated' Malaysia over 1MDB: PM Mahathir

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:45am
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said bankers at Goldman Sachs Group Inc "cheated" the country in dealings with state fund 1MDB and that U.S. authorities have promised to help return the fees the Wall Street bank earned from the fund.

Fewer foreign students coming to United States for second year in row: survey

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:41am
The number of international students entering U.S. colleges and universities has fallen for the second year in a row, a nonprofit group said on Tuesday, amid efforts by the Trump administration to tighten restrictions on foreigners studying in the United States.

Warnings of a 'domino effect' of protectionism as Asian leaders meet

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:40am
Asian leaders gathered for a summit on Tuesday amid warnings that the post-World War Two international order is in jeopardy and trade tensions between Washington and Beijing could trigger a "domino effect" of protectionist measures by other countries.

Exclusive: U.N. will not help Myanmar with long-term camps for Rohingya - document

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:37am
The United Nations' refugee agency will not provide humanitarian assistance to Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar if they are interned in camps, according to an internal position paper circulated days before the initial repatriation is due to start.

Fears of peak iPhone rattle Asian Apple suppliers

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:24am
Shares in Asian suppliers and assemblers for Apple Inc fell on Tuesday after several component makers warned of weaker than expected results, leading some market watchers to call the peak for iPhones in several key markets.

Israel-Gaza border ignites in most serious fighting since 2014 war

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:21am
Israel launched more air strikes on Gaza on Tuesday as Palestinians kept up rocket fire on Israeli territory, in the worst surge of violence since a 2014 war.

U.S. trial of Mexico's 'El Chapo' begins amid heavy security

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:17am
The trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will begin with lawyers' opening statements in a federal court in Brooklyn on Tuesday, amid intense public attention and extraordinary security measures.

UK's WTO ambassador: It is dawning on other members there is a possibility of no Brexit deal

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:17am
It is dawning on other members of the World Trade Organization that there is a possibility Britain leaves the European Union without a deal, Britain's Ambassador to the WTO said on Tuesday.

'Lame-duck' Congress returns, facing budget, Mueller, border wall issues

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:15am
The U.S. Congress returns on Tuesday for a post-election "lame-duck" session, facing a funding deadline to prevent a partial government shutdown, as well as demands for protections for Special Counsel Robert Mueller and money for a proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Trump seeks end of Florida recount; Democrats win Arizona Senate seat

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:09am
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged Florida election officials to end a recount and declare his fellow Republicans the winners of disputed races in last week's elections, while Democrats picked up a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona.

Teams search for bodies in California after wildfire claims 42 lives

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:00am
Search teams will fan out across the charred landscape of Paradise, California looking for human remains on Tuesday as authorities prepare for a rise in the deathcount from the state's deadliest wildfire.

Boris Johnson says Brexit deal will make Britain an EU colony

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 4:39am
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union are stage managing a Brexit deal that will doom the United Kingdom to the status of a colony, former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

Malaysia says it wants to reclaim fees, consequential losses from Goldman over 1MDB deals

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 4:31am
Malaysia wants to reclaim from Goldman Sachs Group Inc the fees the U.S. bank received for helping state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) [TERRN.UL] raise money as well as consequential losses, Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng said on Tuesday.

Malaysia PM says U.S. DOJ will help return money Goldman Sachs charged for 1MDB dealings

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 4:31am
Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday U.S. prosecutors had promised to help return money that Goldman Sachs charged for its dealings with troubled Malaysian state fund 1MDB.

Northern California officials fear record wildfire death toll could rise

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 5:58pm
Emergency teams searched on Monday for more than 200 people listed as missing in the deadliest northern California wildfire on record, and officials voiced concerns the casualty toll will climb higher as a resurgence of fierce winds fanned the flames.

Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man and other Marvel superheroes, dead at 95

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 5:52pm
Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Panther and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office, died at the age of 95, his daughter said on Monday.

Trump seeks end of Florida recount as Republicans' leads shrink

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 5:45pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged Florida election officials to end a recount and declare his fellow Republicans the winners of disputed races in last week's elections as a judge urged both parties to be careful with unsubstantiated allegations of fraud.

Trade war and censors blow chill wind through China's giant tech scene

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 5:09pm
Wang Miaoyi's small one-bedroom apartment, which doubles as her design studio, is overflowing with game magazines, figurines and boxes of sci-fi novels.

California fire evacuees trickle back to deal with the ashes

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 4:58pm
Andy Schultz and his wife Marisa returned home on Monday dreading they would find nothing but charred ruins after the Woolsey wildfire swept down three surrounding hillsides toward their neighborhood in the Los Angeles suburb of North Ranch.

Utility stocks slump as California wildfires leave hundreds missing

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 4:36pm
California utility stocks plummeted for a second day on Monday after deadly wildfires killed at least 31 people and left hundreds missing, with property losses estimated at over $2 billion and the companies facing potential liability.