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  • A view shows the Direction generale de l'armement offices, where the France's BEA crash investigation agency will verify the plane debris found on Reunion Island, in Balma near Toulouse
    Plane debris arrives in France for Malaysia crash investigation By Anca Ulea and Ebrahim Harris - Reuters - 5 hours ago

    By Anca Ulea and Ebrahim Harris PARIS/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Aeroplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to the vanished Malaysia … More »Plane debris arrives in France for Malaysia crash investigation

    A view shows the Direction generale de l'armement offices, where the France's BEA crash investigation agency will verify the plane debris found on Reunion Island, in Balma near Toulouse

    By Anca Ulea and Ebrahim Harris PARIS/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Aeroplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and may belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 arrived in France on Saturday for investigators to study its origin. It will be delivered to a military unit near the southwest …

  • Soldiers of China's PLA patrol in temperatures below minus 10 degrees Celsius at China's border with Russia in Heihe
    On Army Day, China warns of growing border security risks By Ben Blanchard - Reuters - 6 hours ago

    China says it is a threat to nobody, but needs to update outdated equipment and has to be able to defend what is now the world's second largest economy. "The maritime … More »On Army Day, China warns of growing border security risks

    Soldiers of China's PLA patrol in temperatures below minus 10 degrees Celsius at China's border with Russia in Heihe

    China says it is a threat to nobody, but needs to update outdated equipment and has to be able to defend what is now the world's second largest economy. "The maritime security environment is more complicated, and the undercurrents in the East and South China Seas have been gushing up," the paper wrote. China has become …

  • Mark Karpeles, chief executive of Mt. Gox, attends a news conference at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo
    Former CEO of collapsed Mt.Gox bitcoin exchange arrested in Japan: reports Reuters - 7 hours ago

    Mark Karpeles, the former head of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was arrested on Saturday in connection with the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth … More »Former CEO of collapsed Mt.Gox bitcoin exchange arrested in Japan: reports

    Mark Karpeles, chief executive of Mt. Gox, attends a news conference at the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo

    Mark Karpeles, the former head of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was arrested on Saturday in connection with the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency, Japanese media reports said. The French-born Karpeles, 30, is suspected of falsifying data on the outstanding balance of the …

  • A logo of Toshiba Corp is seen next to an advertisement board for its Regza television in Tokyo
    E&Y Japan arm launches internal probe of Toshiba audit Reuters - 8 hours ago

    The Japanese affiliate of Ernst & Young LLC has launched an in-house investigation into its audit of Toshiba Corp in the wake of the electronics maker's $1.2 billion … More »E&Y Japan arm launches internal probe of Toshiba audit

    A logo of Toshiba Corp is seen next to an advertisement board for its Regza television in Tokyo

    The Japanese affiliate of Ernst & Young LLC has launched an in-house investigation into its audit of Toshiba Corp in the wake of the electronics maker's $1.2 billion accounting scandal, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC has established a team of about 20 executives to investigate whether …

  • Workers install the chassis along a production line at a truck factory of Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd (JAC Motors) in Hefei
    China July factory growth unexpectedly stalls - official PMI survey By Brenda Goh and Winni Zhou - Reuters - 8 hours ago

    By Brenda Goh and Winni Zhou BEIJING (Reuters) - Growth at China's big manufacturing companies unexpectedly stalled in July as demand at home and abroad weakened, an … More »China July factory growth unexpectedly stalls - official PMI survey

    Workers install the chassis along a production line at a truck factory of Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd (JAC Motors) in Hefei

    By Brenda Goh and Winni Zhou BEIJING (Reuters) - Growth at China's big manufacturing companies unexpectedly stalled in July as demand at home and abroad weakened, an official survey showed on Saturday, reinforcing views that the economy needs more stimulus as it faces fresh risks from a stock market slump. It did not …

  • France's Calais port blocked again in ferry dispute Reuters - 10 hours ago

    LILLE, France (Reuters) - Protesting ferry-workers blocked road access to the northern French port of Calais with burning tyres on Friday, police said. The workers have … More »France's Calais port blocked again in ferry dispute

    LILLE, France (Reuters) - Protesting ferry-workers blocked road access to the northern French port of Calais with burning tyres on Friday, police said. The workers have in recent weeks intermittently blocked the port and sometimes the Channel Tunnel in a protest over job cuts after tunnel operator Eurotunnel agreed to …

  • Boeing team to analyse plane debris found on Reunion Island Reuters - 10 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Friday it will dispatch a team to assist in analysing plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Malaysia is "almost certain" … More »Boeing team to analyse plane debris found on Reunion Island

    (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Friday it will dispatch a team to assist in analysing plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. Malaysia is "almost certain" that the debris found on the island is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage …

  • French gendarmes and police inspect a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion
    Recovered plane debris flown to France for checks By Joe Brock - Reuters - 10 hours ago

    By Joe Brock ST DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - Plane debris which washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and is thought to belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines … More »Recovered plane debris flown to France for checks

    French gendarmes and police inspect a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion

    By Joe Brock ST DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - Plane debris which washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and is thought to belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flown to France on Friday for checks officials hope could provide some insight into the disaster. Discovery of the debris, which may finally …

  • Eleven Colombian military personnel killed in plane crash Reuters - 12 hours ago

    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Eleven Colombian military personnel were killed on Friday when their transport plane suffered motor failure and crashed in the northern province of … More »Eleven Colombian military personnel killed in plane crash

    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Eleven Colombian military personnel were killed on Friday when their transport plane suffered motor failure and crashed in the northern province of Cesar, killing all on board, according to a statement from the Air Force. The burnt hulk of the plane was found near the town of Codazzi, about 600 kilometres …

  • A bus passes the Bank of England in London
    New Bank of England policymaker says to cut all hedge fund ties By David Milliken - Reuters - 12 hours ago

    By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - New Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe said on Friday that he would sever all links with his previous employer, one of … More »New Bank of England policymaker says to cut all hedge fund ties

    A bus passes the Bank of England in London

    By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - New Bank of England policymaker Gertjan Vlieghe said on Friday that he would sever all links with his previous employer, one of the world's biggest hedge funds, to avoid "any mistaken impression" of a conflict of interest. Vlieghe had wanted to stay part of a long-term incentive plan …

  • Analysts forecast 235 million pound first-half pretax profit for takeover target RSA Reuters - 12 hours ago

    British insurer RSA , the focus of a possible takeover bid by rival Zurich Insurance , is expected to post a pretax profit of 235 million pounds ($367 million) for the … More »Analysts forecast 235 million pound first-half pretax profit for takeover target RSA

    British insurer RSA , the focus of a possible takeover bid by rival Zurich Insurance , is expected to post a pretax profit of 235 million pounds ($367 million) for the first half of 2015, according to a poll of analysts supplied by RSA on Friday. Zurich said this week that it was weighing a possible cash bid for RSA, driving …

  • A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle
    Yahoo buys fashion website Polyvore Reuters - 12 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc said on Friday it agreed to buy fashion start-up Polyvore to help drive traffic and strengthen its mobile and social offerings. Yahoo, which did … More »Yahoo buys fashion website Polyvore

    A Yahoo logo is pictured in front of a building in Rolle

    (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc said on Friday it agreed to buy fashion start-up Polyvore to help drive traffic and strengthen its mobile and social offerings. Yahoo, which did not disclose terms of the deal, said Polyvore will accelerate its 'Mavens' growth strategy. The company has been focussing on four areas — mobile, video, …

  • A sign advertising gas prices is seen at a Chevron station in Los Angeles
    Tumbling oil prices slam profit at Exxon Mobil, Chevron By Ernest Scheyder and Anna Driver - Reuters - 12 hours ago

    Weak oil prices shriveled quarterly profit at Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp on Friday, compelling both companies to rethink operations and plan for what many expect … More »Tumbling oil prices slam profit at Exxon Mobil, Chevron

    A sign advertising gas prices is seen at a Chevron station in Los Angeles

    Weak oil prices shriveled quarterly profit at Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp on Friday, compelling both companies to rethink operations and plan for what many expect to be a sustained period of cheap crude. Earnings at U.S. oil majors Exxon, which were the worst in a decade, and Chevron missed analysts' expectations, …

  • File photo of Lockheed Martin's F35 Joint Strike Fighter F-35B test aircraft BF-2 flying with external weapons
    U.S. Marines declare initial F-35 squadron ready for combat By Andrea Shalal - Reuters - 12 hours ago

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford has declared an initial squadron of 10 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35B fighter … More »U.S. Marines declare initial F-35 squadron ready for combat

    File photo of Lockheed Martin's F35 Joint Strike Fighter F-35B test aircraft BF-2 flying with external weapons

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford has declared an initial squadron of 10 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35B fighter jets ready for combat, marking a key milestone for the Pentagon's biggest weapons program, the Pentagon said on Friday. The decision makes the Marines the …

  • Trade ministers line up for a family photo during TPP talks in Lahaina
    Pacific Rim free trade talks go down to the wire By Ami Miyazaki and Krista Hughes - Reuters - 13 hours ago

    By Ami Miyazaki and Krista Hughes LAHAINA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Talks on a Pacific Rim free-trade pact faced a fast-approaching deadline on Friday as trading partners … More »Pacific Rim free trade talks go down to the wire

    Trade ministers line up for a family photo during TPP talks in Lahaina

    By Ami Miyazaki and Krista Hughes LAHAINA, Hawaii (Reuters) - Talks on a Pacific Rim free-trade pact faced a fast-approaching deadline on Friday as trading partners aimed to wrap up a deal within hours, with New Zealand digging in over trade in dairy products and ministers tussling over monopoly periods for next-generation …

  • A new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sign is pictured after being unveiled at Chrysler Group World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan
    Car hacking risk may be broader than Fiat Chrysler: U.S. regulator By David Morgan - Reuters - 13 hours ago

    By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cybersecurity issues that led Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to recall 1.4 million vehicles this month could pose a problem … More »Car hacking risk may be broader than Fiat Chrysler: U.S. regulator

    A new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sign is pictured after being unveiled at Chrysler Group World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan

    By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cybersecurity issues that led Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV to recall 1.4 million vehicles this month could pose a problem for cars and trucks from other automakers, the top U.S. auto safety regulator said on Friday. Mark Rosekind, who heads the National Highway Traffic Safety …

  • FDA warns of security flaw in Hospira infusion pumps By Jim Finkle - Reuters - 14 hours ago

    By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday advised hospitals not to use Hospira Inc's Symbiq infusion system, saying a security … More »FDA warns of security flaw in Hospira infusion pumps

    By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday advised hospitals not to use Hospira Inc's Symbiq infusion system, saying a security vulnerability could allow cyber attackers to take remote control of the system. The agency issued the advisory some 10 days after the U.S. Department of …

  • A man is silhouetted against a video screen with Vodafone and Verizon logos as he poses with a Samsung Galaxy S3 in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of Zenica
    Verizon sees little progress in talks with wireline workers Reuters - 14 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc , the largest U.S. wireless service provider, said on Friday there was little progress in negotiations with its wireline unit workers … More »Verizon sees little progress in talks with wireline workers

    A man is silhouetted against a video screen with Vodafone and Verizon logos as he poses with a Samsung Galaxy S3 in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of Zenica

    (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc , the largest U.S. wireless service provider, said on Friday there was little progress in negotiations with its wireline unit workers on the U.S. East Coast, ahead of the expiry of the current contracts on Aug. 1. Employees of the wireline business represented by trade unions Communications …

  • Photo illustration of logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street in Madrid
    Uber valued at about $51 billion after latest funding round: WSJ Reuters - 14 hours ago

    Uber raised close to $1 billion in the round, bringing its total funding to more than $5 billion, WSJ reported on Friday, citing one of the people. Investors in the … More »Uber valued at about $51 billion after latest funding round: WSJ

    Photo illustration of logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street in Madrid

    Uber raised close to $1 billion in the round, bringing its total funding to more than $5 billion, WSJ reported on Friday, citing one of the people. Investors in the latest round include Microsoft Corp and the Indian media conglomerate Bennett Coleman & Co's Times Internet, the report said. "We filed to authorize …

  • Argentine exec in FIFA case pleads not guilty to U.S. charges By Nate Raymond and Mica Rosenberg - Reuters - 14 hours ago

    By Nate Raymond and Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chairman of an Argentina-based sports marketing business, one of 14 people indicted in a corruption … More »Argentine exec in FIFA case pleads not guilty to U.S. charges

    By Nate Raymond and Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chairman of an Argentina-based sports marketing business, one of 14 people indicted in a corruption case that has roiled the soccer world's governing body FIFA, pleaded not guilty in a U.S. court on Friday. Alejandro Burzaco, an Argentine businessman who …

  • The logo of technology company Nvidia is seen at its headquarters in Santa Clara
    Nvidia recalls some Shield tablets due to battery fire fears Reuters - 14 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp said it was recalling some of its Shield 8-inch tablets in the United States as the battery in these devices can overheat, posing a fire hazard. … More »Nvidia recalls some Shield tablets due to battery fire fears

    The logo of technology company Nvidia is seen at its headquarters in Santa Clara

    (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp said it was recalling some of its Shield 8-inch tablets in the United States as the battery in these devices can overheat, posing a fire hazard. The Android-based tablet, which has a price tag of $300-$400, is targeted at gaming enthusiasts and comes equipped with batteries that are made to last …

  • U.S. one hundred dollar notes are seen in this picture illustration taken in Seoul
    U.S. labor data weigh on dollar, Treasury yields By Michael Connor - Reuters - 14 hours ago

    By Michael Connor NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar fell and benchmark U.S. Treasury yields touched multi-week lows on Friday as an unexpectedly weak government reading … More »U.S. labor data weigh on dollar, Treasury yields

    U.S. one hundred dollar notes are seen in this picture illustration taken in Seoul

    By Michael Connor NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar fell and benchmark U.S. Treasury yields touched multi-week lows on Friday as an unexpectedly weak government reading of American labor costs dulled prospects for higher U.S. interest rates. Wall Street stock prices closed down, after surrendering early gains from the …

  • Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, and wife Priscilla Chan arrive on the red carpet during the 2nd annual Breakthrough Prize Award in Mountain View, California
    Facebook CEO Zuckerberg and wife expecting a baby girl By Yasmeen Abutaleb - Reuters - 15 hours ago

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl, he said on his Facebook … More »Facebook CEO Zuckerberg and wife expecting a baby girl

    Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, and wife Priscilla Chan arrive on the red carpet during the 2nd annual Breakthrough Prize Award in Mountain View, California

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl, he said on his Facebook page on Friday. Zuckerberg, 31, did not say when their daughter is due but said the pregnancy was far enough along that the risk of miscarriage was …

  • Ukraine sees end of next week as 'absolute' deadline for debt deal - source By Sujata Rao - Reuters - 15 hours ago

    By Sujata Rao LONDON (Reuters) - Ukraine sees the end of next week as the "absolute last deadline" for a debt restructuring deal with its bondholders, to avoid imposing … More »Ukraine sees end of next week as 'absolute' deadline for debt deal - source

    By Sujata Rao LONDON (Reuters) - Ukraine sees the end of next week as the "absolute last deadline" for a debt restructuring deal with its bondholders, to avoid imposing a moratorium on payments, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday. The source also said that a new restructuring proposal submitted by a group …

  • An Ebola trials notebook is seen in a laboratory during trials for an Ebola vaccine at The Jenner Institute in Oxford
    Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola By Kate Kelland and Tom Miles - Reuters - 15 hours ago

    By Kate Kelland and Tom Miles LONDON/GENEVA, (Reuters) - The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization said … More »Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola

    An Ebola trials notebook is seen in a laboratory during trials for an Ebola vaccine at The Jenner Institute in Oxford

    By Kate Kelland and Tom Miles LONDON/GENEVA, (Reuters) - The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as a trial in Guinea found a vaccine to have been 100 percent effective. Initial results from the trial, which tested Merck and NewLink Genetics’ …

  • After Merck success, work goes on with other Ebola vaccines By Ben Hirschler - Reuters - 15 hours ago

    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists and drug companies will continue to research the potential of alternative Ebola vaccines, despite a shot from Merck  and … More »After Merck success, work goes on with other Ebola vaccines

    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists and drug companies will continue to research the potential of alternative Ebola vaccines, despite a shot from Merck  and NewLink Genetics proving 100 percent effective in a trial in Guinea. Experts said on Friday different kinds of vaccines were needed that might be better …

  • A traffic light shines red near the HSBC bank logo in Paris
    HSBC close to $4 billion sale of Brazilian unit - FT Reuters - 16 hours ago

    (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings Plc is nearing a sale of its Brazilian unit to Banco Bradesco SA for close to $4 billion, FT reported, citing people familiar with the talks. … More »HSBC close to $4 billion sale of Brazilian unit - FT

    A traffic light shines red near the HSBC bank logo in Paris

    (Reuters) - HSBC Holdings Plc is nearing a sale of its Brazilian unit to Banco Bradesco SA for close to $4 billion, FT reported, citing people familiar with the talks. HSBC may announce the deal when it reports results on Monday, the FT report said. Reuters recently reported that Bradesco, Brazil's No. 2 private-sector …

  • Members of the pop group One Direction pose for photographers at the Capital Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain
    One Direction releases surprise first single as a foursome Reuters - 16 hours ago

    Best-selling boy band One Direction released a surprise first single as a foursome on Friday, two days after former member Zayn Malik announced a new record deal as solo … More »One Direction releases surprise first single as a foursome

    Members of the pop group One Direction pose for photographers at the Capital Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium in London, Britain

    Best-selling boy band One Direction released a surprise first single as a foursome on Friday, two days after former member Zayn Malik announced a new record deal as solo artist. The foursome -- Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson -- posted a video message on Twitter announcing the new single. In …

  • An employee holds BMW logo on production line of BMW C evolution electric maxi-scooter at BMW motorcycle plant in Berlin
    Apple, BMW in courtship with an eye on car collaboration By Edward Taylor and Julia Love - Reuters - 16 hours ago

    By Edward Taylor and Julia Love FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - BMW and Apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory visit by executives of … More »Apple, BMW in courtship with an eye on car collaboration

    An employee holds BMW logo on production line of BMW C evolution electric maxi-scooter at BMW motorcycle plant in Berlin

    By Edward Taylor and Julia Love FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - BMW and Apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory visit by executives of the world's top maker of electronic gadgets to the headquarters of the word's biggest seller of premium cars. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook went to BMW's …

  • Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, California
    Uber, driver attorneys maneuver toward crucial hearing By Dan Levine - Reuters - 16 hours ago

    Uber Technologies Inc is jostling with drivers suing for reimbursement of their expenses in advance of an important hearing next week in the fight over whether drivers … More »Uber, driver attorneys maneuver toward crucial hearing

    Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, California

    Uber Technologies Inc is jostling with drivers suing for reimbursement of their expenses in advance of an important hearing next week in the fight over whether drivers are independent contractors or employees entitled to benefits. Three drivers sued Uber in a federal court in San Francisco, contending they are employees …