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Traffic was halted, movie screenings interrupted and hundreds of thousands of people across South Korea were directed to underground shelters on Wednesday as part of a civil defence drill to practice in case of an attack by North Korea.  Full story
04h46 China will use all necessary means to defend the interests of the country and Chinese companies against a U.S. trade investigation, a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.  Full story
04h42 The United States could impose additional penalties on four unidentified countries that do not cooperate with requests to return their citizens, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spokesman said Wednesday.  Full story
04h11 China's President Xi Jinping pledged to make concerted efforts with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in to address differences between the two countries properly, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.  Full story
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered more solid-fuel rocket engines, state media reported on Wednesday, as he pursues nuclear. . .  Full story
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticised her predecessor, Gerhard Schroeder, on Monday for taking a new job at Russian oil producer Rosneft. . .  Full story
04h06 China's President Xi Jinping pledged to make concerted efforts with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in to address differences between the two countries properly, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.. . .  Full story
04h00 Cheap natural gas and the growth in renewable energy are speeding up the closure of coal and nuclear plants, putting the resilience of the U.S. electric grid at risk, according to an Energy Department. . .  Full story
03h39 U.S. corn nudged higher on Thursday, edging up from a near five-month low touched earlier in the session after a widely watched crop tour pegged lower yields in a key producing region.. . .  Full story
03h29 Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company Ltd has agreed to buy Singapore-based non-life insurer First Capital Insurance Ltd from Canada's Fairfax Financial Holdings for $1.6 billion, underscoring growing appetite among Japanese insurers to expand outside their home markets.. . .  Full story
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01h07 President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans rebuked him on Wednesday after his threat to shut down the U.S. government over funding for a border wall rattled markets and cast a shadow over congressional efforts to raise. . .  Full story
01h03 Argentina is betting on the reopening of the European market to maintain demand for its biodiesel exports after the United States imposed steep duties on imports, the leader of an industry group said on. . .  Full story
01h02 Rival armed groups in northern Mali agreed to the return of a state governor to the desert city of Kidal for the first time in years as part of a ceasefire. . .  Full story
00h59 Venezuela bond prices fell on Wednesday following a report that the U.S. government was considering a ban on trading in the country's debt, with some securities falling to their lowest in 18 months.. . .  Full story
00h58 Brazil's government on Wednesday approved taxing ethanol imports for the first time in a move to protect local producers from growing shipments coming from the United States.. . .  Full story
00h55 Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday reported a 16 percent increase in quarterly bookings and a smaller loss than the previous period as the ride-services company showed signs of inching toward profitability.. . .  Full story
00h54 The Trump administration is considering additional sanctions against Venezuela's government, including a ban on trading the country's debt, a U.S. administration official with knowledge of discussions said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
00h31 U.S. President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday emphasized their plans to cooperate on shared goals, following weeks of tensions between the two Republicans.. . .  Full story
00h22 General Electric Co has resumed negotiations to sell its industrial solutions business to Swiss engineering company ABB Ltd, after the U.S. industrial conglomerate moderated its price expectations, people familiar with the matter said.. . .  Full story
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that he and his team were in "regular contact" with President Donald Trump and committed to working together, following weeks of tensions. . .  Full story
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that he and his team were in "regular contact" with President Donald Trump and committed to working together, following weeks of tensions between the two Republicans.. . .  Full story
It isn’t just your imagination: activist hedge funds do go after companies led by woman CEOs more often.. . .  Full story
The engineer fired from Google for writing a memo critical of the company's diversity hiring policies has hired a lawyer who is a member of the Republican National Committee to represent him.. . .  Full story
Uber Technologies Inc reported on Wednesday that its losses narrowed in the second quarter by 9 percent and ride bookings rose, but the company is still a long way from being profitable.. . .  Full story
HP Inc, which houses the hardware business of former Hewlett-Packard Co, reported a slightly higher-than-expected quarterly profit as it sold more personal computers.. . .  Full story
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was willing to shut down the government to get funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, complicating two must-pass measures Congress will take up in September: a spending. . .  Full story
U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday as investors grappled with a threat from President Donald Trump to shut down the government if Congress fails to fund a Mexico border wall.. . .  Full story
U.S. corn futures sank to their lowest levels of the year on Wednesday on fund-driven technical selling and plentiful global grain supplies, analysts said. Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures. . .  Full story
Mexico and Canada on Wednesday dismissed U.S. President Donald Trump's latest threat to scrap NAFTA, describing it as a negotiating tactic aimed at winning the upper hand in talks to update one of the. . .  Full story
Canada's main stock index ended higher on Wednesday, boosted by a sharp jump in banking stocks after Royal Bank of Canada reported earnings and as a jump in oil prices helped energy companies.. . .  Full story
Two Harvard University researchers said in a study published on Wednesday they had collected data proving that Exxon Mobil Corp made "explicit factual misrepresentations" in newspaper ads it purchased to convey its views on the. . .  Full story
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd set out to wipe the slate clean in New York on Wednesday with its new Galaxy Note 8 "phablet," hoping features like dual rear cameras and its biggest-ever screen will extinguish. . .  Full story
Toll Brothers Inc's falling average selling price (ASP) signals a new normal for luxury homebuilders in the United States as they sell more, but lower-priced homes, to thrifty millennials.. . .  Full story
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that the government shutdown threatened by President Donald Trump is unnecessary and not wanted by lawmakers in Congress. "I don't think anyone is interested in. . .  Full story
Rival armed groups in northern Mali have agreed to the return of a state governor to the desert city of Kidal as part of a preliminary ceasefire deal agreed after weeks of fighting.. . .  Full story
A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the insider trading conviction of Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager for billionaire Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors LP, after the U.S. Supreme Court made such. . .  Full story


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