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Estonia's FSA says Danske report shows 'serious shortcomings' at bank

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 4:08am
Estonia's Financial Supervision Authority (FSA) said a report by Danske Bank on Wednesday into laundering of Russian and ex-Soviet money through the Baltic country shows serious shortcomings in the bank's organization.

Factbox: Over 205,000 customers without power in Carolinas after Florence

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 3:34am
More than 205,000 U.S. homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power early Wednesday, after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast last week, power companies said.

Lawyer says director Peter Jackson might testify against Weinstein in Judd's lawsuit

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 2:28am
"The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson has spoken with actor Ashley Judd's legal team and could furnish "powerful" testimony supporting her defamation and sexual harassment suit against film producer Harvey Weinstein, her attorney said on Tuesday.

AstraZeneca plots China robot offensive to counter price cuts

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 1:43am
With smart cancer diagnostics, one-stop-shop diabetes kits and AI systems to improve ambulance pick-ups for patients with chest pain, AstraZeneca aims to move from simply supplying drugs to become a broad healthcare provider in China.

Leaders of North and South Korea to visit Mt. Baektu, official says

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 1:16am
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Mount Baektu in North Korea on Thursday, a spokesman for South Korea's presidential office said on Wednesday.

Bayer's Monsanto asks U.S. court to toss $289 million glyphosate verdict

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:00am
Bayer AG unit Monsanto on Tuesday asked a California judge to throw out a $289 million jury verdict awarded to a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, gave him cancer.

Trump administration eases rule on methane leaks on public land

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 5:23pm
The Trump Administration on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era rule on emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations on public lands in its latest step to ease regulations on the industry.

Two Koreas aim for agreement to unlock nuclear talks

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 4:35pm
Leaders of South and North Korea plan to announce steps aimed at rekindling stalled nuclear talks and deepening bilateral ties after they meet for a second day of summit talks on Wednesday in the North's capital Pyongyang.

Germany ousts spymaster over far-right violence row

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 4:32pm
Germany's government said on Tuesday it would replace the head of its domestic intelligence agency who has faced accusations of harboring far-right sympathies, putting an end to a row that exposed divisions in Chancellor Angela Merkel's government.

Canada's Trudeau under growing pressure to get NAFTA deal done

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 4:20pm
Business and political leaders are increasing the pressure on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to agree on a deal to renew NAFTA and drop his insistence that no deal is better than a bad deal.

Putin sees chance circumstances behind downing of Russian plane off Syrian coast

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 4:15pm
President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syria's seacoast was the result of a series of tragic and chance circumstances.

Trump says 'seems to me' Syria shot down Russian plane

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 4:15pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Syria likely shot down a Russian military plane near its coast, adding that the United States and other countries are close to eliminating the presence of Islamic State in Syria and the region.

Doubts arise over whether Trump court nominee's accuser will testify

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 4:12pm
A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago has not yet agreed to testify at a U.S. Senate hearing set for next Monday, raising questions about whether the high-stakes public showdown will take place.

Wall Street bounces back as investors shrug off trade tensions

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 3:53pm
Wall Street rebounded on Tuesday in a broad-based rally as investors brushed aside intensifying trade rhetoric between the United States and China.

Friend of U.S. high court nominee asks not to speak publicly on alleged assault

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 3:49pm
Mark Judge, a man identified as a witness to an alleged sexual assault by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, said on Tuesday he does not want to speak publicly on the matter.

Global stocks rise as no harm seen in trade row, dollar gains

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 3:36pm
Global equity markets rallied on Tuesday as the latest tit-for-tat U.S.-Chinese trade dispute was seen as barely denting world growth, while U.S. Treasury yields rose in anticipation the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates this year and next.

Trump to visit hurricane-stricken North Carolina, death toll at 33

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 3:30pm
Residents of the Carolinas struggled to return to normalcy on Tuesday after taking a beating from Hurricane Florence, but their efforts were hindered by standing water and additional flooding expected from already swollen rivers.

Over 324,000 customers without power in Carolinas after Florence

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 3:30pm
More than 324,000 U.S. homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power on Tuesday after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast on Friday, power companies said.

China to penalize $60 billion of U.S. imports in tit-for-tat move

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 3:22pm
China and the United States plunged deeper into a trade war on Tuesday after Beijing added $60 billion of U.S. products to its import tariff list in retaliation for President Donald Trump's planned levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.

U.S. Justice Department probes Musk statement on taking Tesla private

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 3:22pm
Tesla Inc said on Tuesday the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating Chief Executive Elon Musk's public statements in August that he was considering taking the electric carmaker private, the latest and biggest threat to Musk and his leadership of the electric car maker.