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CLSA chief executive Jonathan Slone resigns

HONG KONG, March 20 (Reuters) – The chief executive of CLSA, the offshore platform of Chinese investment bank CITIC Securities Co Ltd, has resigned, a spokeswoman for the firm said on Wednesday. Jonathan Slone’s departure comes just two weeks after CLSA Chairman Tang Zhenyi left the Asia-focused broker, which was bought by CITIC Securities in […]

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Athletic Assistance Fund ready to help abused gymnasts

(Reuters) – Being told by a close friend that she had been one of disgraced doctor Larry Nassar’s abuse victims has spurred former United States gymnast Alicia Sacramone Quinn to begin working with the Athletes Assistance Fund (AAF). Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics doctor, was sentenced to 300 years in prison after more than 350 […]

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Cricket – Australia’s Zampa still not counting on World Cup spot

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The clamour in Australia to include Adam Zampa in the Cricket World Cup squad has reached fever pitch after his strong series in India but the legspinner feels his place is far from assured. Cricket – Australia v South Africa – first ODI cricket match – Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa – […]

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House Democrat says Trump appeared to influence Whitaker in Cohen case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A leading House Democrat said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump appears to have influenced former acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to raise doubts about the campaign finance case against Trump’s former lawyer. FILE PHOTO: Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of […]

Technology

Samsung Elec sees tough year with trade risks, slow growth: co-CEO

Kim Ki-nam, president and co-chief executive officer of Samsung Electronics Co.¡¯s semiconductor division, speaks during the company’s annual general meeting at a company’s office building in Seoul, South Korea, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Pool SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd expects a tough year due to global trade tensions, slowing economic growth and softer […]

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Burials begin for New Zealand mosque shooting victims

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – The bodies of two victims from New Zealand’s mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch’s Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday – the first burials of the 50 victims. The body of a victim of the mosque attacks is carried during […]

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Asia’s coal addiction puts chokehold on its air-polluted cities

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Over the past year, the number of patients treated each day in the hospital unit where cardiologist Ade Imasanti Sapardan works in Indonesia’s capital has almost doubled to about 100. Sapardan, who sees up to 150 people every week, cites worsening air pollution as a major reason for the […]

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Boeing reshuffles top engineers amid 737 MAX crisis

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co, facing its biggest crisis in years following deadly crashes of its flagship 737 MAX aircraft, has brought in a new vice president of engineering while dedicating another top executive to the aircraft investigations, a company email showed on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight from […]

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Transport Canada to review Boeing’s flight control system MCAS

FILE PHOTO: Company logo and trading information for Boeing is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – Aviation regulator Transport Canada said on Tuesday it would conduct an “exhaustive review” of Boeing Co’s flight control system, […]

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Growing pains in Ethiopia: film spotlights hidden cost of urban growth

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Living in a tool shed on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, 10-year-old Asalif Tewold straddles a unique space between modernity and tradition. In his short life, he has lived on a rural farm and in the shadows of a towering condominium complex – learning how to dodge dangerous hyenas and […]

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U.S. House Democrat says Trump appeared to influence Whitaker in Cohen case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A leading House Democrat said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump appears to have influenced former acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to raise doubts about the campaign finance case against Trump’s former lawyer. FILE PHOTO: Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of […]

Technology

Samsung Electronics sees tough 2019 for component business: CEO

The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul, South Korea January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd expects a tough year for its component business including memory chips due to sluggish growth in the smartphone market and reduced investment from data center companies, Chief Executive […]

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Brazilian nuclear plant uranium convoy attacked by armed men – police

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Armed men shot at members of a convoy transporting uranium to one of Brazil’s two working nuclear power plants on a coastal road in Rio de Janeiro state on Tuesday, police and the company managing the plant said. They said the truck carrying the nuclear fuel and its police escort […]

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Killed, orphaned, sold – Afghan war takes brutal toll on children

KABUL/BALKH, Afghanistan (Reuters) – After fighting forced Mohammad Khan, a villager from the northern Afghanistan province of Sar-e Pul, to move his family to the more secure province of Balkh last year, they quickly fell on harder times. An Afghan girl practices a traditional dance at an Afghan Child Education and Care Organization center (AFCECO) […]

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Radovan Karadzic faces final verdict in war crimes case

FILE PHOTO: Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic appears in the courtroom for his appeals judgment at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague July 11, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Kooren/File Photo THE HAGUE (Reuters) – United Nations appeals judges on Wednesday hand down a final verdict in the case of former Bosnian […]

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Canada offers stimulus budget, but may be too little to re-elect Trudeau government

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government, seeking to move past a political crisis threatening its re-election, lavished new spending on middle-class voters in its budget on Tuesday, but the measures may be spread too thin to move the needle before October’s vote. Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivers the budget in the […]

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Guatemalan judge issues arrest order for ex-attorney general

FILE PHOTO: Guatemalan Attorney General Thelma Aldana participates in a news conference in Guatemala City, Guatemala, August 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A Guatemalan judge has issued an arrest order for former attorney general Thelma Aldana on charges including embezzlement, the police said on Tuesday, amid an escalating campaign against people and […]

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Australia’s falling home prices not yet a threat to banks: RBA

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s falling home prices and high levels of household debt are not yet a threat to financial stability, a top central banker said on Wednesday, though there were risks to developers from a glut of new apartments. FILE PHOTO: A worker stands on scaffolding at a construction site for a new residential […]

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Sponsor hails Netflix F1 series as big boost for the sport

LONDON (Reuters) – Netflix’s behind-the-scenes ‘Drive to Survive’ Formula One documentary has been a huge success that could change the way broadcasters engage with audiences, one of the sport’s top sponsors said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Haas Formula One Team Livery Launch – Royal Automobile Club, London, Britain – February 7, […]

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RPT-COLUMN-LME zinc running on empty as stocks keep falling: Andy Home

(Repeats Tuesday’s column with no changes to text) * (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) By Andy Home LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) – Another 100 tonnes of zinc were loaded out of the London Metal Exchange (LME) warehouse system on Monday. It wasn’t the most dramatic of moves […]