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  • Alice Gross Coroner Lost Key File On Train
    Alice Gross Coroner Lost Key File On Train Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    The coroner investigating the death of schoolgirl Alice Gross lost a file on her murder after leaving it on a train. The Ministry of Justice has launched an inquiry into how the London West coroner, Chinyere Inyama, came to lose the 30-page document and why he had taken it from his office. Police say the file, which included information about her suspected killer Arnis Zalkalns, was probably "destroyed as waste". More »

  • Murdered Alice Gross's parents 'bewildered' as coroner leaves file …
    Murdered Alice Gross's parents 'bewildered' as coroner leaves file … Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    The parents of murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross have spoken of their bewilderment and anger after a coroner left a file on the investigation into their daughter's death on a train. More »

  • Facebook partnership a boon for video technology firm Bidalgo
    Facebook partnership a boon for video technology firm Bidalgo Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    By Tova Cohen TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Facebook marketing partner Bidalgo targets a tripling in sales in 2015 as its new technology to automate the process of making personalised online video advertising benefits from Facebook's growing share of the video market. Facebook is becoming a leader in the video market as users prefer to watch video ads over static images, said Peleg Israeli, general manager of Bidalgo's Israeli operations. More »

  • Special report - West Africa's alarming growth industry: meth
    Special report - West Africa's alarming growth industry: meth Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    It highlights the new and fast-growing role West Africa is playing in the global drug trade, not just as a transit point for drugs but also as a producer of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS). Smugglers of Moroccan hashish have long crossed West Africa on their way to Europe or Asia. The synthetic drug is derived from ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, two medicines that are used to treat ailments from nasal decongestion to asthma. More »

  • Lawsuit accuses 22 banks of manipulating U.S. Treasury auctions
    Lawsuit accuses 22 banks of manipulating U.S. Treasury auctions Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twenty-two financial companies that have served as primary dealers of U.S. Treasury securities were sued in federal court on Thursday, in what was described as the first nationwide class action alleging a conspiracy to manipulate Treasury auctions that harmed both investors and borrowers. The State-Boston Retirement System, the pension fund for Boston public employees, accused Bank of America Corp's Merrill Lynch unit, Citigroup Inc , Credit Suisse Group AG , Deutsche Bank , Goldman Sachs Group Inc , HSBC Holdings Plc , JPMorgan Chase & Co , UBS Group AG and 14 other defendants of illegally trying to profit on the sale of Treasury bills, notes and bonds at investors' expense. More »

  • Wall Street drops for third day, dollar cuts losses
    Wall Street drops for third day, dollar cuts losses Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    By Michael Connor NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street stocks dropped for a third day on Thursday, sagging under weak corporate profit reports that left the Dow Jones industrials index in the red for 2015, while strong U.S. labour market data supported a weak dollar. Oil prices declined, with U.S. crude dropping below $49 per barrel for the first time in more than three months, as gold got a lift from the softer dollar and briefly traded above $1,100 an ounce. More »

  • China slowdown? Depends on where you look
    China slowdown? Depends on where you look Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    By Chuck Mikolajczak and Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many U.S. consumer companies are brushing aside worries that China's weakening economy and sputtering stock market will dramatically damage their bottom lines even with early trouble signs in recent earnings reports. Most notably, companies dependent on Chinese infrastructure growth, such as United Technologies Corp and Caterpillar Inc , are claiming soft second-quarter earnings and a downgraded outlook based on weakened Chinese demand. Consumer companies like United Continental Holdings Inc , Apple Inc and General Motors Co , on the other hand, continue to paint a rosy picture based on continued strong demand by the Chinese consumer.     The Chinese economy has faced difficulties this year as decelerating growth in factory output, retail sales and domestic investment has been compounded by a slowing property market. More »

  • Pope Francis' approval rating dips in U.S. ahead of September visit - p …
    Pope Francis' approval rating dips in U.S. ahead of September visit - p … Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Pope Francis' approval rating in the United States has dropped during the past year, according to a poll, with conservatives and Roman Catholics taking a cooler view of the pontiff after his strong warning on environmental crises and criticism of the excesses of capitalism. The pope, who is due to visit the United States in September, is still warmly regarded by most Americans, with 59 percent telling the Gallup polling service they view him favourably. The pope's popularity fell the most among U.S. adults who identify as conservative, with just 45 percent saying they viewed the Argentine favourably in a poll conducted from July 8 to 12. More »

  • Magic to play Raptors in regular-season game in London Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    (Reuters) - The Orlando Magic will return to London in January to play a regular-season game against the Toronto Raptors as part of the NBA Global Games 2015-16, the National Basketball Association announced on Wednesday. The game will mark the league's sixth regular-season contest in London, one of seven international cities to host NBA games during 2015-16. The Boston Celtics will take on the Sacramento Kings in Mexico City in a regular-season game on Dec. 3 while Milan, Madrid, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Rio De Janeiro will stage NBA pre-season games which were previously announced. ... More »

  • Precious warning: Gold won't be the only bubble to burst
    Precious warning: Gold won't be the only bubble to burst Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Gold is down to a five-year low, at $1,095 (£700, €1,002) per ounce. The gold price is eloquent. The remedy to which the US Federal Reserve and other central banks turned was money creation: trillions of dollars printed by the Fed like green Monopoly money. More »

  • Laura Mvula felt 'privileged to take part' in concert remembering murdered …
    Laura Mvula felt 'privileged to take part' in concert remembering murdered … Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Alice’s mother also paid a heart-warming tribute to her daughter. More »

  • Mother's tribute to murdered Alice Gross at music concert in her memory
    Mother's tribute to murdered Alice Gross at music concert in her memory Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    The mother of murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross has paid tribute to her daughter at a concert organised in her memory. More »

  • Exclusive: Toyota delays move to build Lexus in China – sources
    Exclusive: Toyota delays move to build Lexus in China – sources Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    By Norihiko Shirouzu BEIJING (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp will likely delay building its premium Lexus brand in China for at least a few years, as growth in China's auto market slows to a crawl and a weak yen makes it cheaper to keep making cars in Japan. Toyota wants to focus on strengthening the Lexus brand in China and increasing sales in the country to well above 100,000 vehicles a year before investing what could be hundreds of millions of dollars if it was to build a new assembly line, two company executives told Reuters. The Japanese firm is also reluctant to share control of the Lexus business with a domestic joint venture partner - a requirement for foreign car makers building and selling vehicles in China. More »

  • Boston bomber's super-max jail is 'version of hell'
    Boston bomber's super-max jail is 'version of hell' Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is incarcerated at America's harshest maximum security prison, likened to hell on earth by former wardens and rights activists, until his transfer to death row. More »

  • The Godfather's Alex Rocco dies at 79
    The Godfather's Alex Rocco dies at 79 Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    The Emmy-winning actor, who was also a familiar voice on The Simpsons, has passed away, according to his daughter. More »

  • Godfather Actor Alex Rocco Dies Aged 79
    Godfather Actor Alex Rocco Dies Aged 79 Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Alex Rocco, an actor best known for playing the bespectacled Las Vegas mobster Moe Greene in The Godfather, has died at age 79. But his most famous role came in the first instalment of The Godfather in 1972, where he played the humbled casino owner who meets his fate on a massage table, with a bullet through his thick eyeglass lenses. The character of Moe Greene - who has a confrontation with Al Pacino's Michael Corleone in one of the movie's many memorable scenes - was believed to be based on real-life gangster Bugsy Siegel. More »

  • Foreign investors try to tap into Iran
    Foreign investors try to tap into Iran Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    By Karin Strohecker, Daniel Bases and David Randall LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A few investors are racing to establish funds for Iran following last week's nuclear deal with world powers, and many others are tapping into multinationals already present in the $400 billion (£256 billion) economy. The agreement has made some seek a foothold in Tehran's $100 billion stock market even before sanctions are lifted, although others are taking a more cautious approach. Classified as an upper-middle income country, with a population of 78 million and annual output higher than that of Thailand or the United Arab Emirates, Iran is set to be the biggest economy to rejoin the global trading and financial system since the break-up of the Soviet Union over 20 years ago. More »

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  • Hitchhiking robot embarks on coast-to-coast US tour
    Hitchhiking robot embarks on coast-to-coast US tour Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    A humanoid robot has embarked on a hitchhiking journey across the US. More »

  • Hitchhiking Robot Is Travelling The U.S. To Find Out If Robots Can Trust Hu …
    Hitchhiking Robot Is Travelling The U.S. To Find Out If Robots Can Trust Hu … Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Setting off in Boston, Massachusetts, hitchBOT is planning to travel across the country to LA in California, having already hitchhiked its way round Canada, Germany and The Netherlands More »

  • Fuller planes boost earnings for Norwegian Air
    Fuller planes boost earnings for Norwegian Air Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    Norwegian Air Shuttle is one of the few low-cost carriers to have ventured into long-haul flights, and has more than doubled the number of passengers in the segment to 324,000 More »

  • Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush to recover at Maine hospital
    Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush to recover at Maine hospital Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush is in fair condition and will remain in a Maine hospital for further evaluation after suffering a neck fracture in a fall at his home, his spokesman said in a statement on Thursday. Bush, who served as the 41st U.S. president, was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland following the fall on Wednesday at his seaside compound in Kennebunkport. "The plan is to let this injury heal on its own without surgery," according to a statement issued by Bush spokesman Jim McGrath on Thursday. More »