After Time’s Up and #MeToo, women in entertainment still see gender issues that men don’t

After Time’s Up and #MeToo, women in entertainment still see gender issues that men don’t

In a year when Hollywood studios have been rocked by Time’s Up and #MeToo allegations, men and women see persistent gender gaps in the industry. But not as many men see the discrimination and obstacles to success facing their female counterparts as women do. CNBC and LinkedIn surveyed more than one thousand men and women at varying experience levels across the entertainment industry. We found that reports of sexual misconduct in the workplace have raised…

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‘It’s a very bad result’: German voters deal another blow to Angela Merkel in Hesse

‘It’s a very bad result’: German voters deal another blow to Angela Merkel in Hesse

A regional election in the German state of Hesse has delivered another political blow to Chancellor Angela Merkel with more voters fleeing to the left and right of the party. Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party and her coalition partner in Berlin, the Social Democratic Party (SPD), saw heavy losses in the state of Hesse where a regional election was held on Sunday. In the meantime, the left-wing Greens and right-wing, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany…

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US urges North Korea denuclearization before ‘shared goal’ of ending war

US urges North Korea denuclearization before ‘shared goal’ of ending war

North Korea must take steps towards verified denuclearization before achieving the “shared goal” of an official end to the 1950-53 Korean War, a U.S. envoy said on Monday. Stephen Biegun, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea, was in Seoul to meet senior South Korean officials, including his counterpart Lee Do-hoon, amid rising signs of discord between the allies on North Korea. In recent months, the administration of South Korea’s Moon Jae-in has forged ahead with…

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Saudi prosecutor in charge of Khashoggi case arrives in Istanbul

Saudi prosecutor in charge of Khashoggi case arrives in Istanbul

The Saudi public prosecutor heading the investigation into the killing of Jamal Khashoggi arrived in Istanbul overnight, the state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Monday, ahead of expected talks with the Istanbul chief prosecutor. President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey values the outcome of the talks between the two prosecutors. The timing of their meeting was not immediately clear. Anadolu said the Saudi prosecutor would also inspect the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where…

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We will ‘write bigger checks’ in the US, says Middle East investor

We will ‘write bigger checks’ in the US, says Middle East investor

The Bahrain-based private equity firm Investcorp has said it is ready to ramp up investment in the United States, citing the country’s booming economy. At the end of June, Investcorp had about $22.6 billion in assets under management. The firm has previously stated that it wants to take that to $50 billion within 5 to 7 years. Speaking at the Investcorp Strategic Partners Conference in Paris, company chairman Mohammed Bin Mahfoodh Alardhi said U.S. economic…

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Europe’s largest bank reports a 28 percent rise in pre-tax profit, shares jump 5 percent

Europe’s largest bank reports a 28 percent rise in pre-tax profit, shares jump 5 percent

HSBC, Europe’s largest bank, said on Monday its its third-quarter reported pre-tax profit jumped 28 percent from a year ago to $5.922 billion. The bank’s revenue for the July-to-September quarter was $13.798 billion, 6.32 percent higher than the same period a year ago. Despite those improvements, the bank’s reported pre-tax profit and revenue for the quarter slightly missed expectations, according to analyst forecasts compiled by data firm Refinitiv. Other key financial metrics that analysts were…

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Indonesian passenger flight carrying 189 people crashes into sea

Indonesian passenger flight carrying 189 people crashes into sea

A Lion Air flight carrying 189 people, including crew, from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta crashed into the sea off the island of Java on Monday shortly after take-off, according to officials. There was no immediate word on fatalities or injuries. The Ministry of Transportation has confirmed that 189 people were on board the plane, after initially reporting that there were 188 passengers. According to the ministry, Lion Air flight JT610 took off from Jakarta’s…

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Indonesian passenger flight carrying 188 people crashes into sea

Indonesian passenger flight carrying 188 people crashes into sea

Indonesia’s search and rescue agency said on Monday that a Lion Air passenger flight from Jakarta, the capital, to the city of Pangkal Pinang off the island of Sumatra, had crashed into the sea. There was no immediate word on fatalities or injuries. The plane was carrying 188 people, including crew. “It has been confirmed that it has crashed,” Yusuf Latif, a spokesman for the National Search and Rescue Agency, said by text message, when…

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Japan needs China’s business and pacified US-China relations

Japan needs China’s business and pacified US-China relations

There are few, if any, world leaders that could match the clarity of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s China strategy. Having led the Liberal Democratic Party to a resounding election victory, Abe declared in December 2012 that “China is an indispensable country for the Japanese economy to keep growing. We need to use some wisdom so that political problems will not develop and affect economic issues.” That was very clear, but the implementation of that…

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In Pittsburgh’s ‘darkest hour,’ 2,500 attend synagogue massacre memorial

In Pittsburgh’s ‘darkest hour,’ 2,500 attend synagogue massacre memorial

Some 2,500 people gathered on Sunday at a memorial service for the 11 Jewish worshipers slain in their Pittsburgh synagogue during Sabbath prayers, a mass murder the mayor called the city’s “darkest hour” while exhorting mourners to “defeat hate with love.” Several speakers addressing an overflow crowd at the University of Pittsburgh’s Soldiers and Sailors Hall sounded themes of inclusion and unity, in counterpoint to the rise of toxic political discourse widely seen as creating…

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