World

Malaysia to sell 1MDB-linked superyacht for $126 million

Malaysia has agreed to sell a superyacht linked to a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB to casino operator Genting Malaysia Bhd for $126 million, the country’s attorney general said on Wednesday.

Technology

Chinese tech giant Tencent plans $5 billion bond sale: sources

China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd is returning to the market with a U.S. dollar bond that could raise about $5 billion, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Business

Malaysia to sell 1MDB-linked superyacht for $126 million

Malaysia has agreed to sell a superyacht linked to a multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB to casino operator Genting Malaysia Bhd for $126 million, the country’s attorney general said on Wednesday.

Business

Chinese tech giant Tencent plans $5 billion bond sale: sources

China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd is returning to the market with a U.S. dollar bond that could raise about $5 billion, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Sports

College notebook: Duke’s Williamson, Barrett headline All-America team

Freshmen Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett of Duke headline the 2019 college basketball All-America team announced Tuesday.

Politics

Chicago makes history electing Lori Lightfoot as first black woman mayor

Lori Lightfoot, a political newcomer, was elected the first black female mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, defeating opponent Toni Preckwinkle by a landslide in a runoff to take over a city struggling with crime and weak finances.

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Chicago makes history electing Lori Lightfoot as first black woman mayor

Lori Lightfoot, a political newcomer, was elected the first black female mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, defeating opponent Toni Preckwinkle by a landslide in a runoff to take over a city struggling with crime and weak finances.

Business

Brent approaches $70 as oil prices rise for fourth day

Oil prices rose for a fourth day on Wednesday, with support from OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions overshadowing an industry report showing an unexpected rise in U.S. inventories last week.

U.S.

Chicago makes history electing Lori Lightfoot as first black woman mayor

Lori Lightfoot, a political newcomer, was elected the first black female mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, defeating opponent Toni Preckwinkle by a landslide in a runoff to take over a city struggling with crime and weak finances.

Business

Asian shares rise to new seven-month high, oil closes in on $70

Asian shares rose to fresh seven-month highs on Wednesday as global investors took heart from signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks and brisk economic data, while oil approached the key $70 per barrel mark.

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Asian shares rise to new seven-month high, oil closes in on $70

Asian shares rose to fresh seven-month highs on Wednesday as global investors took heart from signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks and brisk economic data, while oil approached the key $70 per barrel mark.

World

Taiwan rattled by 5.6 magnitude quake, no immediate reports of damage: weather bureau

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan’s southeastern county of Taitung on Wednesday, the island’s weather bureau said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

World

Australia’s Senate condemns lawmaker over New Zealand massacre Muslim comments

Australia’s Senate censured an independent right-wing lawmaker on Wednesday for his comments that New Zealand’s mosques shooting massacre which left 50 people dead was a result of letting “Muslim fanatics” migrate to the country.

Politics

Democrats mock Trump over healthcare delay ahead of 2020 election battle

Democrats mocked President Donald Trump on Tuesday for pushing back his promise of sweeping healthcare reform until after the 2020 election, and said they were happy to make it a central campaign issue.

Health

Democrats mock Trump over healthcare delay ahead of 2020 election battle

Democrats mocked President Donald Trump on Tuesday for pushing back his promise of sweeping healthcare reform until after the 2020 election, and said they were happy to make it a central campaign issue.

Sports

Cuba announces first list of baseball players who can sign with U.S. teams

Cuba’s Baseball Federation announced on Tuesday a first list of players authorized to sign contracts directly with Major League Baseball organizations, moving Cuban-U.S. cooperation in the sport forward despite tense broader bilateral relations.

World

Venezuela lawmakers loyal to Maduro open door to prosecution of Guaido

Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly, an all-powerful legislature controlled by the ruling Socialist Party, on Tuesday approved a measure allowing for a trial of opposition leader Juan Guaido, in what appeared to be step toward having him arrested.

World

Silence and tears: Reporting the massacre in Christchurch

“Almost every person we spoke to was in some stage of grief, trauma or shock,” says Charlotte Greenfield, the first Reuters correspondent to reach Christchurch, New Zealand, on the night a gunman opened fire in two mosques and killed 50 people.

Sports

AAF suspends operations after just eight weeks

Just eight weeks into its inaugural season, the Alliance of American Football suspended operations Tuesday, league co-founder Bill Polian confirmed.

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Tokyo prosecutors readying new case against Ghosn over Oman payments: report

Tokyo prosecutors are preparing to build a fresh case against ousted Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman Carlos Ghosn over suspect payments the automaker made to a business partner in Oman, Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Business

Asian shares near seven-month highs, investors pause for breath

Asian shares hovered near seven-month highs early on Wednesday as global investors paused for breath after the strong rally seen earlier this week, while oil approached the key $70 per barrel mark.

Business

Tokyo prosecutors readying new case against Ghosn over Oman payments: report

Tokyo prosecutors are preparing to build a fresh case against ousted Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman Carlos Ghosn over suspect payments the automaker made to a business partner in Oman, Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Top News

Asian shares near seven-month highs, investors pause for breath

Asian shares hovered near seven-month highs early on Wednesday as global investors paused for breath after the strong rally seen earlier this week, while oil approached the key $70 per barrel mark.

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Algerian leader Bouteflika ends 20-year rule after mass protests

Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to six weeks of largely peaceful mass protests driven by youth and pressure from the powerful army against his 20-year rule.

World

Algerian leader Bouteflika ends 20-year rule after mass protests

Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to six weeks of largely peaceful mass protests driven by youth and pressure from the powerful army against his 20-year rule.