Syrian state media: air defenses thwart fresh attack

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian military air defenses thwarted “hostile targets” on Sunday night and shot down several of them, state news agency SANA said...

Erdogan: Turkey is ready to take over Syria’s Manbij

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria’s Manbij, President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump in a telephone...

Ten U.N. peacekeepers killed in attack in northern Mali

BAMAKO (Reuters) – Ten U.N. peacekeepers from Chad were killed and at least 25 were wounded while repelling an attack by armed assailants near...

Russian senator says U.S. warship in Black Sea should keep its...

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Visits to the Black Sea by U.S. warships have nothing to do with U.S. security and are motivated by domestic politics,...
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Business & Economy

UBS says not yet time to buy sterling

LONDON (Reuters) – Buying sterling is not advisable because of Brexit uncertainty, UBS Wealth Management said on Monday, adding that hedging pound exposure over...

GSK Chairman Hampton to step down

(Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline Plc <GSK.L> Chairman Philip Hamptonwill step down after more than three and a half years in the role, Britain’s biggest drugmaker...

Meggitt signs 750 million pound contract with engine maker Pratt &...

(Reuters) – UK engineering firm Meggitt Plc <MGGT.L> said on Monday it signed a 750 million pounds ($965.40 million) contract with Pratt & Whitney...

Fitch’s India arm says farm support to raise states’ deficit in...

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The cumulative fiscal deficit of Indian states is expected to rise following the announcement of farm support packages ahead of...
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Science, Technology & Internet

Facebook backs election integrity, AI initiatives in Germany

MUNICH (Reuters) – Facebook has launched German initiatives to defend election integrity and examine the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI), its operations chief said...

Total lunar eclipse set to wow star gazers, clear skies willing

By Barbara Goldberg and Steve Gorman NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Astronomy buffs across the United States have been promised all the makings of a...

China’s Pinduoduo reports theft of online discount vouchers to police

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese online group discounter Pinduoduo Inc <PDD.O> said on Sunday that an online collective exploited a loophole on its platform to...

Entertainment & Celebrities

‘Rambo’ producer Vajna dies aged 74

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Andrew G. Vajna, the Hungarian movie producer behind “Rambo”, “Evita” and other international hits, died in his Budapest home on Sunday...

‘Green Book’ boosts Oscar odds with big win at Producers Guild...

By Chris Michaud (Reuters) – In a surprise win on Saturday, Hollywood producers named “Green Book” the best film of 2018, boosting its profile just...

Sony’s RCA parts ways with R. Kelly after abuse uproar: media...

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – R. Kelly has parted ways with his Sony Music-owned RCA record label, Billboard magazine, Variety and the New...

Sports

NBA roundup: Wolves’ Rose beats buzzer to bury Suns

Derrick Rose buried a 20-foot, tie-breaking jumper with nine-tenths of a second remaining Sunday night, delivering the Minnesota Timberwolves a 116-114 victory over the...

Saints QB Brees confirms he will return next season

Drew Brees has some unfinished business he would like to address. The New Orleans Saints’ veteran quarterback confirmed Sunday that he plans to return for...

All over for Sevastova as Osaka reaches quarters

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) – U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka completed another comeback victory to overhaul 13th seed Anastasija Sevastova 4-6 6-3 6-4 and...

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Arctic blast brings dangerous cold to Midwest, New England

By Rich McKay (Reuters) – Winter winds and ice sheets will bring extreme cold and ice-slick roads to the Midwestern and Eastern United States on Monday. An arctic blast of frigid...

Rohingya Muslim group fleeing India to Bangladesh stuck on ‘zero line’

By Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh has denied entry to 31 Rohingya Muslims trying to enter from India and they are stuck in no-man’s land on the border, Bangladesh...

British PM May tries to break Brexit deadlock by winning more EU concessions

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday will try to crack the deadlock over Brexit by setting out proposals in parliament that are expected to focus...

European power firms aim to harness electric car batteries

By Christoph Steitz, Susanna Twidale and Geert De Clercq FRANKFURT/LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) – Ever wanted to run your electric car for free? If you’re open to a bit of give and...

Sainsbury’s-Asda tie-up not a done deal yet, experts warn

By James Davey LONDON (Reuters) – Shortly after last year’s announcement of a $9.4 billion deal to combine the Sainsbury’s <SBRY.L> supermarket group that he runs with rival Asda, boss...