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Iran tanker heads to Greece, Iran warns U.S. against seizure bid

DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian tanker at the center of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Tehran said any U.S. move to seize the vessel again would have “heavy consequences”.


UK's Johnson tells Germany and France: do a Brexit deal

TRURO, England/LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on France and Germany on Monday to change their position on Brexit and negotiate a new exit deal for Britain, reiterating his stance that he is ready to leave the European Union without a deal if they do not.



Planned Parenthood turns down U.S. subsidies in fight over abortion referrals

Planned Parenthood said on Monday it would no longer accept grants from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for low-income women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program from referring women to abortion providers.


U.S. attorney general shakes up prison bureau after Epstein death

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Aug 19 (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday shook up the leadership at the federal Bureau of Prisons, removing its acting chief following the suicide of financier Jeffrey Epstein in a New York City jail.



Top U.S. CEOs say companies should put social responsibility above profit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Corporate America is responsible for providing economic benefits to all, not just its investors, the Business Roundtable group said on Monday.


General Electric fortifies defense against charges of bogus accounting

NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co reinforced its defense of its accounting practices on Monday after investors asked more questions about an unusual research report last week that accused the jet engine and power plant maker of financial fraud.



Paradise Lost? Edinburgh on edge as Brexit divides festival audiences

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - For many home-grown performers at the world’s largest arts festival, Britain’s looming departure from the European Union presents a unique artistic challenge.


Disney streaming service to launch in Canada, Netherlands in November

Walt Disney Co said on Monday it will launch its Disney+ video streaming service in Canada and the Netherlands on Nov. 12, the same date as its previously announced United States launch.



United held at Wolves after Neves screamer, Pogba penalty miss

WOLVERHAMPTON, England, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Manchester United were held 1-1 at Wolverhampton Wanders and missed out on taking top spot in the Premier League on Monday as a sumptuous Ruben Neves strike cancelled out Anthony Martial's first-half goal and Paul Pogba missed a late penalty.


Berdych ends drought with opening win at Winston-Salem Open

Tomas Berdych earned his first ATP win in six months with a 6-1 3-6 6-3 first round victory over Andreas Seppi at the Winston-Salem Open on Sunday.




Czech PM meets president to discuss row over minister appointment

PM Babis meets President Zeman who has refused to appoint a ministerial nominee by a junior coalition partner, which critics say is a breach of constitution. The ruling coalition may break up over the row, because Babis has refused to pick up a fight with the president over the nomination.

20 Aug 11:00 ET / 15:00 GMT


UK energy regulator to publish initial report by National Grid into UK power cuts

Ofgem to publish National Grid's initial findings on what caused power cuts in Britain on Aug. 9

Aug 20


Markets wait for signal from Argentina's new treasury minister

Markets will be looking for any hints about the future of Argentina's IMF deal or policy change announcements on Tuesday from the country's new treasury minister, who met with President Mauricio Macri, the head of the central bank and other cabinet members over the local holiday weekend.

Aug 20


Trump meets with president of Romania at the White House

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the White House.

Aug 20


Iceland to host Angela Merkel, Nordic PMs in Reykjavik

Germany's Angela Merkel to meet Nordic prime ministers and business leaders in Iceland

20 Aug 09:30 ET / 13:30 GMT


U.S. envoy on N.Korea to visit S.Korea amid stalled nuclear talks

U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, is due to arrive in South Korea to discuss ways to revive stalled talks aimed at dismantling North Korea's nuclear programmes.

Aug 20



Reuters Corporate Survey

A monthly poll of some 500 midsize and large Japanese corporations, conducted for Reuters by Nikkei Research.

20 Aug 19:00 ET / 23:00 GMT


Reuters Corporate Survey

A monthly poll of some 500 midsize and large Japanese corporations, conducted for Reuters by Nikkei Research.

20 Aug 19:00 ET / 23:00 GMT


Minutes of the RBAs August policy meeting

Minutes of the RBAs August policy meeting when it decided to keep rates at 1% after cutting for two months in a row. The Board is likely to sound ready to ease again if needed and to underline that rates should stay low for a long time to come.

20 Aug 21:30 ET / 01:30 GMT


Ghana cashes in on slave heritage tourism

This month's 400-year anniversary of the arrival of the first African slaves to the English colonies of America has caused a rush of interest in ancestral tourism, with people from the United States, the Caribbean and Europe seeking out their roots in West Africa. The increase has been an economic boon for Ghana, which unlike other West African countries has aggressively marketed its "heritage" offerings for the anniversary.

20 Aug 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT


French wheat growers group gives harvest roundup

Wheat farmers group AGPB gives assessment of this summer's harvest in France which has just finished. Traders and analysts are expecting a bumper crop, with little sign of damage from recent heatwaves and drought.

Aug 20


INSIGHT-Climate change could rain on Saudi Aramco's IPO parade

Saudi Aramco's biggest asset could also be a liability. The state energy giant's vast oil reserves – it can sustain current production levels for the next 50 years – make it more exposed than any other company to a rising tide of environmental activism and shift away from fossil fuels.

20 Aug 02:00 ET / 06:00 GMT


YOUR MONEY - Moneysaving 101: Four ways to cut college textbook costs

NEW YORK - While sky-high U.S. college tuition might be the headline number, here is a sneaky little figure that might surprise you: the cost of textbooks, by Chris Taylor, 690 words)

Aug 20


French grain harvest quality report

Farm office FranceAgriMer issues first in a series of quality reports on this summer's cereal harvest in the EU's biggest grain producing country. In an initial harvest assessment, FranceAgriMer pointed to good milling quality for wheat but mixed results for spring barley that may prevent some crop meeting malting standards.

Aug 20


Ontario announces winners of second lottery for cannabis store licences

Ontario will announce the winners of its second lottery round for cannabis store licenses. Cannabis is sold by the province to private retailers, who must obtain a retail license through the province in order to operate.

Aug 20


Conservationists push to ban trophy hunting during CITES conference

Trophy hunting has long been an attraction for safari enthusiasts, but environmentalists want to see the practice end and have taken their case to the largest international conservation conference attended by some 180 countries.

Aug 20


Inverted what? Searches for obscure financial term spike on Google

Inverted WHAT? Searches on Google for "inverted yield curve" have spiked since the unusual bond market phenomenon presented itself last week for the first time in over 12 years and helped tank Wall Street amid chatter that an economic downturn was imminent.

20 Aug 07:00 ET / 11:00 GMT



Europe's leading trade fair "Gamescom" showcases digital games

From August 21 to 24 the latest trends of the gaming scene will be showcased in Cologne at the 'Gamescom' fair, Europe's leading digital games fair.

Aug 20



Artists use street murals to change image of violent Caracas slum

In the sprawling slum of Petare on the east end of Venezuela's capital of Caracas, 31-year-old Fabian Solymar sketches abstract figure on a wall filled with political propaganda in favor of the ruling Socialist Party. It is part of an effort to change the image of one of the country's most violent slums.

20 Aug 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT


Emotions stir in Jerusalem as HBO's "Our Boys" hits local airwaves

One of the brutal murders that gripped Israelis and Palestinians ahead of the 2014 Gaza war is the subject of the new HBO series "Our Boys", stirring up painful memories and some criticism from Jerusalem families whose children were killed that fateful summer.

Aug 20

First Published: 2019-08-19 00:00:20
Updated 2019-08-19 23:59:59

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