Exclusive: Tillerson plans to skip NATO meeting, visit Russia in April – sources
16:16 - 21.03.2017 -

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip a meeting with NATO foreign ministers next month in order to stay home for a visit by China’s president and will go to Russia later in April, U.S. officials said on Monday, disclosing an itinerary that allies may see as giving Moscow priority over them. Tillerson

Deutsche Bank launches tech startup lab in New York City
16:16 - 21.03.2017 -

Deutsche Bank AG (DBKGn.DE) has opened a new center in New York to work with financial technology startups that can help it improve its technology. Based in Lower Manhattan’s Fulton Center, the lab’s team will help the bank deploy technology in artificial intelligence, cloud and cyber security and other areas, the German bank said on

Apple unveils new iPad starting at $329
16:16 - 21.03.2017 -

Apple Inc unveiled an updated version of its iPad tablet on Tuesday, starting at $329 and available to order from Friday. Apple also said its smaller iPhone SE model will be available in 32 and 128 gigabyte (GB) versions, replacing the 16 GB and 64 GB models.

Google to revamp policies, hire staff after UK ad scandal
16:16 - 21.03.2017 -

Google (GOOGL.O) vowed on Tuesday to police its websites better by ramping up staff numbers and overhauling its policies after several companies deserted the internet giant for failing to keep their adverts off hate-filled videos. Google has found itself at the center of a British storm in recent days after major companies from supermarkets to

Americans oppose bathroom laws limiting transgender rights: poll
23:23 - 10.03.2017 -

The majority of respondents to a new U.S. poll opposed laws barring transgender people from using bathrooms consistent with their gender identities and indicated growing acceptance for gay rights, a nonpartisan research group said on Friday. Fifty-three percent of the Americans surveyed oppose laws requiring transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond to their sex

Trump tests dealmaker image to sell healthcare bill
23:23 - 10.03.2017 -

President Donald Trump has launched a charm offensive of the type not seen before in his brief and chaotic tenure, forcefully rallying behind legislation to repeal the Obamacare healthcare law while trying to placate the bill’s opponents. In doing so, the often blustery Trump faces a test of credibility for the voters that catapulted him

Taiwan’s Foxconn ‘definitely bidding’ for Toshiba chip business
15:15 - 01.03.2017 -

Taiwan’s Foxconn (2317.TW), the world’s largest contract electronics maker, is “definitely bidding” for the chip business of Japan’s Toshiba Corp (6502.T) and is “very confident” it can buy into it, company founder Terry Gou said on Wednesday. Gou was speaking as Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, broke ground for a

Toshiba asks law firm to advise on potential Westinghouse bankruptcy cost: sources
15:15 - 01.03.2017 -

Toshiba Corp has asked a Japanese law firm to help estimate the potential financial impact if it decides its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse should file for Chapter 11 protection from creditors, sources with knowledge of the matter said. Toshiba is looking at a potential Chapter 11 filing as one of several options for Westinghouse as

Futures rise after Trump speech; banks up on rate talk
15:15 - 01.03.2017 -

U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday as investors assessed President Donald Trump’s speech, while bank stocks rose on increased possibility of an interest rate hike this month. In his first address to a joint session of Congress late Tuesday, Trump said he wanted to boost the U.S. economy with a “massive tax relief”,

Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes
22:22 - 24.02.2017 -

President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the “greatest military buildups in American history” on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative activists. Trump used remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an organization that gave him one of his first platforms

Higher customer traffic boosts Wal-Mart’s sales in holiday quarter
21:21 - 21.02.2017 -

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) reported higher-than-expected U.S. sales on Tuesday for the crucial holiday quarter as its low prices attracted more customers to its stores and online activity accelerated. Shares of the world’s largest retailer rose more than 3 percent as its results bucked a string of disappointing holiday sales figures from rivals including Target

Burger King and Tim Hortons owner to buy Popeyes for $1.8 billion
21:21 - 21.02.2017 -

Restaurant Brands International Inc (QSR.TO), owner of the Burger King and Tim Hortons fast-food chains, said on Tuesday it would acquire Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (PLKI.O) for $1.8 billion in cash. The deal is a bet by Oakville, Ontario-based Restaurant Brands that it can use its international reach to introduce Popeyes’ Louisiana-style fried chicken and buttermilk

Telenor to roll out Google’s new messaging service in Asia, Europe
15:15 - 16.02.2017 -

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Thursday it partnered with Telenor ASA to roll out Rich Communications Services (RCS), an upgraded messaging service, to the Norwegian telecommunications company’s subscribers in Asia and Europe. The messaging service includes features such as group chats, photo sharing and read receipts among other things, Google said in its official blog.

After day in South Korea court, Samsung chief awaits arrest decision
15:15 - 16.02.2017 -

Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee left a Seoul court after more than eight hours on Thursday to await a decision on whether he will be arrested over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye. The 48-year-old Lee, wearing a dark coat and navy tie, kept his head down

Protests call for U.S. immigrants to stay home from work, school
15:15 - 16.02.2017 -

Activists are calling on immigrants to protest President Donald Trump’s tough stance on immigration by staying home from work or school on Thursday, not shopping and not eating out, in an effort to highlight the vital role they play in U.S. society. “A Day Without Immigrants,” which has been largely driven by word of mouth

U.S. lawmakers push for answers on Trump team’s Russia ties
15:15 - 16.02.2017 -

A crisis over the relationship between President Donald Trump’s aides and Russia deepened on Wednesday as a growing number of Trump’s fellow Republicans demanded expanded congressional inquiries into the matter. Trump sought to focus attention on what he called criminal intelligence leaks about his ousted national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Trump forced Flynn out on

Key business lobby warns UK not to play favorites in Brexit
12:12 - 13.02.2017 -

A key business lobby warned Britain’s government Monday not to play favorites among industries when it negotiates the country’s exit from the European Union, saying that ignoring any sector would hurt the entire economy. The Confederation of British Industries and the international law firm Clifford Chance also said in a new report that it is

German nationalists mull expulsion over Nazi past comments
12:12 - 13.02.2017 -

A prominent member of a German nationalist party could face expulsion over a speech in which he suggested that the country end its tradition of acknowledging and atoning for its Nazi past. Alternative for Germany said party leaders voted by the necessary two-thirds majority Monday to open expulsion proceedings against Bjoern Hoecke, who heads its

North Korea launches ballistic missile test
12:12 - 13.02.2017 -

North Korea fired off a ballistic missile into the East Sea from Banghyeon North Pyongan Province early Sunday, according to South Korean officials. South Korea’s military is analyzing exactly what type of missile it was but there’s a strong possibility that it was a midrange Musudan type, according to officials. North Korea has test fired

Nearly 200K evacuated near Calif. dam amid flood warning
12:12 - 13.02.2017 -

Officials in Northern California ordered nearly 200,000 people to evacuate to safer ground on Sunday as the country’s tallest dam threatened to release uncontrolled floodwaters downstream. Motorists jammed highways as thousands of residents rushed to flee the area downstream from the Oroville Dam, about 150 miles northeast of San Francisco, after authorities warned that the