Business

Lost home, fees for the dead - Australia banking inquiry hears testimony

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian inquiry into the financial services sector heard tearful testimony on Thursday from a nurse who lost her home after taking advice from a major lender, and that the country's biggest bank knowingly charged dead clients for

Sport

Athletics: Kawauchi to turn pro after Boston win - local media

TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) - Boston Marathon winner Yuki Kawauchi has told reporters in his native Japan that he plans to turn professional within a year.

Sport

Boxing: Alvarez, Ogawa banned for six months for failed drug tests

(Reuters) - Mexican Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Japan's Kenichi Ogawa have been suspended for six months following hearings with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) after both boxers failed recent doping tests.

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Novartis confirms 2018 targets as Alcon recovery gains steam

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis confirmed 2018 growth targets on Thursday as new Chief Executive Officer Vas Narasimhan said he was encouraged by first-quarter performance by his cancer drugs portfolio and a resurgent Alcon eye care unit.

Science

Japanese volcano erupts, spitting out smoke and rock; no injuries

TOKYO (Reuters) - A volcano in Japan erupted on Thursday, shooting clouds of smoke and rocks into the sky, and prompting authorities to ban access to the peak, but there were no reports of any damage or casualties.

Science

Japan carbon capture site shows promise for industrial use

TOMAKOMAI, Japan (Reuters) - A test site in Japan for burying carbon dioxide (CO2) below the seabed off Hokkaido island is showing more promise than other carbon, capture and storage (CCS) projects by cutting costs and increasing efficiency, its developer

World

Magnitude 5.9 quake strikes southern Iran, no casualties reported: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake on Thursday struck Iran's southern province of Bushehr, which is home to a nuclear power plant, state television reported, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. 

Business

As GM mulls options for unit, how does bankruptcy work in South Korea?

SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors has said its loss-making South Korean operation would file for bankruptcy if its union failed to agree to cut labor costs by Friday, heaping pressure on workers and the South Korean government to approve a rescue plan.

Technology

China's ZTE removed chief compliance officer before U.S. sanction: source

HONG KONG (Reuters) - ZTE Corp's chief compliance and chief legal officer was removed from his posts more than a month before the Chinese telecom equipment maker was slapped with U.S. sanctions this week, a company source with direct knowledge of the sit

Science

Hundreds flee homes as 4.4 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A shallow earthquake brought down hundreds of poorly built buildings in Indonesia, forcing more than 2,000 people to flee their homes, rescue officials said on Thursday. The 4.4 magnitude quake hit the Banjarnegara district of Centra

World

Jihadists given 48 hours to surrender enclave near Damascus: report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have been given 48 hours to agree to withdraw from an enclave they control south of Damascus, the pro-Syrian government newspaper al-Watan reported on Thursday.

United States

Southwest challenged engine maker CFM over proposed FAA inspections

(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co clashed with engine maker CFM over the timing of proposed inspections and with regulators over costs after a 2016 accident involving the airline that was caused by a fan blade separating, public documents showed.

Technology

Hedge fund Elliott issues new attack on Vivendi over Telecom Italia

PARIS (Reuters) - Activist Elliott Advisors issued on Thursday a fresh attack on French media group Vivendi as the hedge fund's battle with Vivendi over Telecom Italia intensifies.

Science

China environment ministry warns of 'stalemate' in war on smog

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's war on pollution is at risk of reaching a "stalemate", with poor weather conditions undermining the country's efforts to reduce smog, an environment ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

World

Kyrgyzstan cabinet loses confidence vote

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan's parliament voted to express no confidence in the government of Prime Minister Sapar Isakov on Thursday amid an apparent power struggle between the president and a leader of the ruling party.

Business

Exclusive: Brazil's Petrobras near deal with China's CNPC to swap refinery investment for oil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's state-run oil company is nearing a deal in which China National Petroleum Corp Ltd (CNPC) would invest in an oil refinery in exchange for crude oil, two people with knowledge of the talks told Reuters, potentially givin

Politics

Trump's ex-campaign chief Manafort to seek dismissal of charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, will try on Thursday to convince a judge to throw out charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, arguing Mueller has overstepped his authority.

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Cuba set to swear in new president to replace Raul Castro

HAVANA (Reuters) - An era will end in Communist-run Cuba on Thursday when President Raul Castro retires, likely handing over the reins to his right hand man Miguel Diaz-Canel, born the year after brothers Fidel and Raul led their 1959 leftist revolution.

Technology

Uber picks VMware's Zane Rowe as CFO: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc has picked VMware Inc's Zane Rowe as the top candidate for chief financial officer to lead preparations for the ride-hailing company's initial public offering in 2019, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

Business

Subaru shares fall after NHK report of mileage cheating

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Subaru Corp falsified mileage and emissions readings on hundreds of vehicles, the country's national broadcaster NHK reported on Thursday, knocking off as much as 3 percent from Subaru's share price.

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P&G to acquire German Merck's consumer health business for about $4.21 billion

(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said on Thursday it has signed an agreement to acquire the consumer health business of German pharmaceuticals company Merck KGaA for about 3.4 billion euros ($4.21 billion).

Business

Credit Suisse gets license for wealth management business in Philippines

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Credit Suisse Group AG said on Thursday it has received regulatory approval to launch its wealth management business in the Philippines, allowing the Swiss bank to tap the growing onshore wealth in the Southeast Asian country.

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China says ready to deal with any fallout from U.S. trade row

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is well prepared to handle any negative effects from its trade dispute with the United States, the commerce ministry said on Thursday, adding that China's tariff hikes on U.S. imports will not have a big impact overall on its dom

Politics

Judge finds Kansas' Kris Kobach in contempt of court

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday found Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt of court for disobeying her order not to enforce the state's disputed proof-of-citizenship voter registration law while the court weighed its legality.

Sport

NBA: Cleveland 'lucky' to beat Pacers, James says after 100-97 win

(Reuters) - The Cleveland Cavaliers were "lucky" to get the 100-97 win to level their NBA playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, LeBron James said on Wednesday.

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