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U.S. imposes more Russian and Ukrainian sanctions | Reuters

WASHINGTON The United States imposed further Russia and Ukraine-related sanctions on Thursday, adding associates of a billionaire Russian gas trader, Crimean port operators and former Ukrainian officials to its list of those it is penalizing in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine. The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed measures against eight entities and people it said were providing support to Gennady Timchenko, a prominent gas trader previously sanctioned. #Business #Crime #India #Latin America #markets #United States

2 mins ago

Wall Street ends flat; LinkedIn jumps after the bell | Reuters

Wall Street ended flat on Thursday as investors digested ho-hum corporate earnings and new data showed that the economy grew more quickly in the second quarter. #function-check #var-paragraph #var-web #WebTrends #webtrends-multi

17 mins ago

Consumer spending bolsters U.S. second-quarter growth | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter as solid consumer spending offset the drag from weak business spending on equipment, suggesting a steady momentum that could bring the Federal Reserve closer to hiking interest rates this year #Consumer #Economy #India #Latin America #opinion

30 mins ago

Canadian pastor detained in North Korea makes TV confession – church | Reuters

TORONTO The head pastor of one of Canada's largest congregations, who has been detained by North Korea since February, appeared before media in Pyongyang and admitted to allegations against him, a spokeswoman for his Toronto-area church said on Thursday. Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, from the 3,000-member Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, was seen on video apparently confessing to crimes in front of reporters, said church spokeswoman Lisa Pak. "There was a press conference in Pyongyang, and he was asked to go and say some statements about his allegations and charges. #Business #North Korea #opinion #pastor #Technology

32 mins ago

Kotak Mahindra Bank sees cost rise after ING Vysya deal | Reuters

MUMBAI Kotak Mahindra Bank, India's fourth-biggest private sector lender by assets, expects its credit costs to jump this fiscal year as it makes more provisions related to its purchase of smaller local rival ING Vysya Bank, it said on Thursday. Kotak Mahindra agreed in November to buy ING Vysya for $2.4 billion in what was the country's biggest bank takeover. The operations were combined effective April 1. #Argentina #Entertainment #Europe #India #Latin America #Middle East

45 mins ago

Chad says killed 117 Boko Haram fighters in two-week campaign | Reuters

N'DJAMENA Chad said on Thursday its forces had killed 117 Boko Haram insurgents during a two-week military campaign aimed at clearing islands on Lake Chad used by the militants as hideouts and bases to launch attacks. Chad has deployed thousands of soldiers alongside troops from neighbours Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger to tackle the militant group whose six-year insurgency has killed thousands. #Entertainment #Islam #markets #Middle East #opinion #Technology #Violence

47 mins ago

Wall Street mixed; Procter and Whole Foods slide | Reuters

The S&P 500 was on track for its flattest session in two weeks on Thursday as investors digested ho-hum corporate earnings and new data showed that the economy grew more quickly in the second quarter. Procter & Gamble ( PG.N ), Facebook ( FB.O ) and Whole Foods Market ( WFM.O ) all fell after quarterly reports that left investors wanting more #Africa #France #India #markets #NASDAQ #United States

Jul 31, 2015

Afghan Taliban name a new leader, but peace talks delayed | Reuters

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Taliban have chosen late supreme leader Mullah Omar's longtime deputy to replace him, two militant commanders said on Thursday, as Pakistan announced that peace talks between the insurgents and the Afghan government had been postponed. #Entertainment #facebook #India #Mexico #Technology

Jul 31, 2015

Facebook says drone ready for real-world testing later this year | Reuters

MENLO PARK, Calif. Facebook Inc ( FB.O ) announced on Thursday it has completed building its first full-scale drone, which has the wingspan of a Boeing 737 and will beam Internet down to the most remote parts of the world. It said it will test it in the United States later this year. #function-check #function-shr #table #var-local #var-paragraph #webtrends-multi