Biya wins Cameroon election to extend 36-year rule

Biya wins Cameroon election to extend 36-year rule

FILE PHOTO: President of Cameroon Paul Biya with Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) attend a signing ceremony at The Great Hall Of The People in Beijing, China March 22, 2018. Lintao Zhang/Pool via Reuters/File Photo October 22, 2018 By Josiane Kouagheu YAOUNDE (Reuters) – Cameroonian President Paul Biya has won re-election by a landslide, official results showed on Monday, extending his 36-year rule despite claims from two leading opposition candidates that the vote was…

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Netflix adds to growing debt pile with $2 billion bond issue

Netflix adds to growing debt pile with $2 billion bond issue

The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson October 22, 2018 By Kate Duguid and Sonam Rai (Reuters) – Netflix Inc <NFLX.O> announced on Monday it will tap debt markets for a second time this year, aiming to raise another $2 billion as the streaming video pioneer invests heavily in production of original shows and content acquisition to fend off intensifying competition. The move,…

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Trump unsatisfied with Saudi Arabia’s explanations over journalist

Trump unsatisfied with Saudi Arabia’s explanations over journalist

U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters at Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S. October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst October 22, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he is unsatisfied with Saudi Arabia’s explanations of what happened to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but he does not want to lose investment from Riyadh. Saudi Arabia on Saturday confirmed the death of Khashoggi, who has not been seen since entering…

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Branson steps down from role as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop

Branson steps down from role as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop

FILE PHOTO: Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) unveil the design model of the hyperloop in Dubai, United Arab Emirates February 22, 2018. REUTERS/Christopher Pike/File Photo October 22, 2018 DUBAI (Reuters) – Richard Branson is quitting as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One, saying the company, that plans to build a supersonic transport system in the United Arab Emirates and other countries, needs a more actively involved leader, the firm said on Monday. The Financial Times reported…

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How the man behind Khashoggi murder ran the killing via Skype

How the man behind Khashoggi murder ran the killing via Skype

FILE PHOTO: An activist holds a sign and image of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration calling for sanctions against Saudi Arabia and to protest Khashoggi’s disappearance, outside the White House in Washington, U.S., October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo October 22, 2018 (Reuters) – He ran social media for Saudi Arabia’s crown prince. He masterminded the arrest of hundreds of his country’s elite. He detained a Lebanese prime minister. And, according to…

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Tennis: Stephens stays calm to run away from Osaka in Singapore

Tennis: Stephens stays calm to run away from Osaka in Singapore

Tennis – WTA Tour Finals – Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore – October 22, 2018 Sloane Stephens of the U.S. celebrates winning her group stage match against Japan’s Naomi Osaka REUTERS/Edgar Su October 22, 2018 By John O’Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A calm Sloane Stephens picked her shots to perfection to pull clear for a 7-5 4-6 6-1 victory over Japan’s Naomi Osaka in a battle between the last two U.S. Open champions at the…

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Actress Amber Heard says birth on U.S.-Mexico border sparked rights activism

Actress Amber Heard says birth on U.S.-Mexico border sparked rights activism

American actress Amber Heard speaks about her human rights experiences on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy October 22, 2018 GENEVA (Reuters) – U.S. actress Amber Heard, a star of the upcoming “Aquaman” superhero movie and a U.N. human rights champion, said on Monday her childhood in Texas near the Mexican border helped spark her activism. Her…

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India’s Congress will not name Gandhi as PM candidate in election battle

India’s Congress will not name Gandhi as PM candidate in election battle

FILE PHOTO: Rahul Gandhi speaks at an event in Singapore March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas White/File Photo October 22, 2018 By Krishna N. Das NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s main opposition Congress party said on Monday it would not name its leader Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate of an alliance seeking to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi in next year’s general election. Congress is working to build an opposition front with other parties in…

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Mexico hopes to reach deal on steel with U.S., Canada soon: official

Mexico hopes to reach deal on steel with U.S., Canada soon: official

FILE PHOTO: Flags of the U.S., Canada and Mexico fly next to each other in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. August 29, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo October 22, 2018 MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican Deputy Economy Minister Rogelio Garza said on Monday that the government was very confident that it would soon reach a deal with the United States and Canada over steel tariffs. The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on steel imports in…

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Wall Street drops as China support fades, earnings disappoint

Wall Street drops as China support fades, earnings disappoint

A Trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid October 22, 2018 By Amy Caren Daniel (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged down on Monday as early support from a rally in China faded, with lower oil prices and disappointing earnings signals from firms including Halliburton and Hasbro helping pull the market lower. The energy sector fell 1.59 percent, the most among the…

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