Friday, 23 February 2018

China seizes control of Anbang Insurance as chairman prosecuted

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Chinese government on Friday seized control of Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd and said its chairman had been prosecuted, a dramatic move that highlights Beijing's willingness to curtail big-spending conglomerates as it cracks down on financial risk.


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Thursday, 22 February 2018

South Korea says approved visit by sanctioned North Korean to pursue peace on peninsula

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said it had approved the Winter Olympic visit by a sanctioned North Korean official, blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean ship that killed 46 sailors, in the pursuit of peace and asked for public understanding.


from Reuters: Top News http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-olympics-2018-northkorea/south-korea-says-approved-visit-by-sanctioned-north-korean-to-pursue-peace-on-peninsula-idUKKCN1G70AP?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

Special counsel files new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel in the Russia probe filed new criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, stepping up pressure in a legal battle that started last year.


from Reuters: Top News http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-trump-russia/special-counsel-files-new-charges-against-trump-ex-aides-manafort-and-gates-idUKKCN1G62MA?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

Armed deputy who failed to confront gunman at Florida school resigns

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The armed sheriff's deputy assigned to the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead has resigned rather than face suspension after an internal investigation showed he failed to enter the school to confront the gunman during the attack, the county sheriff said on Thursday.


from Reuters: Top News http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-florida-shooting/armed-deputy-who-failed-to-confront-gunman-at-florida-school-resigns-idUKKCN1G62X4?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

Asian shares rebound as U.S. rate fears ebb

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rebounded on Friday as comments from a Federal Reserve official eased worries that the central bank might raise rates more aggressively this year, while the safe-haven yen held on to its gains amid heightened volatility across markets.


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Brexit to shut the door on lengthy London house price boom - Reuters poll

LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation will outstrip gains in house prices this year and next, particularly in the capital, as uncertainty over Brexit and weak consumer spending power hits demand, a Reuters poll found on Friday.


from Reuters: Top News http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-property-poll-britain/brexit-to-shut-the-door-on-lengthy-london-house-price-boom-reuters-poll-idUKKCN1G704E?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

Armed deputy at Florida high school resigns after failing to engage shooter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The armed sheriff's deputy assigned to the Florida high school where 17 people were shot and killed has resigned rather than face suspension after an internal investigation showed he failed to enter the school to confront the gunman during the attack, the county sheriff said on Thursday.


from Reuters: Top News http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-florida-shooting-deputy/armed-deputy-at-florida-high-school-resigns-after-failing-to-engage-shooter-idUKKCN1G62X4?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews