Technology

China's ZTE slams U.S. ban on sales as unfair, vows to safeguard interests

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp said on Friday a U.S. decision to impose sanctions on the company was unfair and threatens the survival of the technology giant as it pledged to safeguard its rights through all legal means.

Touring

Phillip Island Supercars: Courtney fastest in opening practice

It was Holdens on top across the 40-minute session, Scott Pye leading the early running with a 1m31.465s set inside the first 10 minutes.David Reynolds then went quickest with a 1m31.358s shortly afterwards, before Courtney jumped to the top with a 1m30.9

Politics

James Comey’s Memos Show That President Trump Complained About Michael Flynn’s ‘Judgment Issues’

According to new memos which are part of Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether the president sought to obstruct justice

World

Jail bird Walter Leroy Moody Jnr, 83, becomes oldest ever US inmate to be executed after being put to death by lethal injection

A PSYCHOPATHIC mail bomber has become the oldest ever prisoner to be executed – aged 83. Walter Leroy Moody Junior becomes the most senior jailbird to be put to death since capital punishment was reinstated in 1976. He was give lethal injection in A

Technology

TSMC shares slide as revenue estimate cut; other Apple, chip stocks also fall

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd tumbled and other Apple supplier and chip stocks fell after it cut its full-year revenue target on softer demand for smartphones.

Energy

Oil remains close to late-2014 highs as ongoing supply cuts reduce inventories

Oil prices were firm near three-year highs reached earlier this week as OPEC-led supply cuts gradually drew down supplies.

United States

Clapper: No big surprises in Comey memos

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper discusses former FBI Director James Comey's memos documenting conversations with President Donald Trump.

World

Fire dancers hope to keep flame alive during Boracay closure

BORACAY, Philippines (Reuters) - As night falls on the Philippine resort island of Boracay, beach-goers eat, drink and watch a troupe of fire dancers twirling flames and performing acrobatics.

Top News

Kanye West Announces Release Dates for a New Solo Album and Kid Cudi Collaboration

Kanye West tweeted about a solo album coming out on June 1 and a collaboration with Kid Cudi under the name Kids See Ghost a week later

United States

Valero's Texas City refinery hit by explosion, fire

HOUSTON (Reuters) - An explosion set off a huge fire at Valero Energy Corp's 225,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Texas City, Texas, refinery on Thursday afternoon but the fire was quickly contained, according the City of Texas City Emergency Management office.

United States

New York governor presses banks, insurers to weigh risk of NRA ties

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday ramped up pressure on banks and insurers to revisit whether their ties to the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups harm their reputations and the public interest.

Politics

Cabinet split over post-Brexit immigration as Amber Rudd accused of stalling blueprint amid Windrush scandal

AMBER Rudd has been accused of dragging her heels over post-Brexit immigration amid the Windrush scandal. A cabinet split is reportedly opening up after the Home Secretary kicked a new immigration bill into the long grass and refused to commit to reducing

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