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  • Turkey launches heaviest air strikes yet on PKK, stoking Kurdish ire

    Wednesday, 5:59 AM

    A Turkish F-16 fighter jet takes off from Incirlik airbase in the southern city of Adana, TurkeyBy Humeyra Pamuk and Nick Tattersall ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq overnight since air strikes began last week, hours after President Tayyip Erdogan said a peace process had become impossible. The strikes hit Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets including shelters, depots and caves in six areas, a statement from Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's office said. Iraq condemned the air strikes as a "dangerous escalation and an assault on Iraqi sovereignty", saying it was committed to ensuring militant attacks on Turkey were not carried out from within its territory.


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  • Afghanistan investigating reports of Taliban leader's death

    Wednesday, 4:59 AM

    National Counterterrorism Center image of Mullah OmarBy Mirwais Harooni and Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan said on Wednesday it was investigating reports that Mullah Omar, leader of the militant Taliban movement behind an escalating insurgency, was dead. The elusive Omar has not been seen in public since fleeing when the Taliban was toppled from power by a U.S.-led coalition in 2001, and there has been speculation for years among militant circles that he was either incapacitated or had died. "We are aware of the reports of the passing of Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader," Sayed Zafar Hashemi, a spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani, told reporters.


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  • Special Report: Ukraine struggles to control maverick battalions

    Wednesday, 2:27 AM

    File photo of activists of the Right Sector political party attending anti-government march in KievBy Elizabeth Piper and Sergiy Karazy KIEV (Reuters) - From a basement billiard club in central Kiev, Dmytro Korchynsky commands a volunteer battalion helping Ukraine's government fight rebels in the east. The exact number, he said, is "classified." In the eyes of many Ukrainians, he and other volunteer fighters are heroes for helping the weak regular army resist pro-Russian separatists. In the view of the government, however, some of the volunteers have become a problem, even a law unto themselves.


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  • House, Senate move toward passage of transportation patch

    Wednesday, 5:43 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate are moving toward passage of a three-month patch to keep federal highway and transit aid flowing to states while lawmakers seek the right mix of policy and revenue to achieve a long-term transportation deal.... read more

  • Greece's Tsipras: party rebels could force early election

    Wednesday, 4:59 AM

    Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gives an interview to the radio station ''Sto Kokkino 1055'' in Athens, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Greece's parliament has already approved two batches of reforms, drastically increasing sales tax on key consumer goods, and reforming the banking and judiciary systems. But that caused a rift within Tsipras' party, and about a quarter of his lawmakers refused to back the reforms, which were passed with the help of pro-European opposition parties. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister warned rebels in his radical left Syriza party Wednesday that he would have to call early elections if they keep opposing key reforms demanded for a new international bailout.


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  • European stocks climb amid earnings, before Fed

    Wednesday, 4:55 AM

    Frankfurt's DAX 30 won 0.17 percent to 11,193.18 pointsEurope's main stock markets rose on Wednesday, as traders reacted to a batch of company earnings updates ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest policy statement. "European equities are trading higher today seeing some follow-through buying after yesterday's impressive rebound," said Markus Huber, senior analyst at brokers Peregrine & Black. "Firmer and calmer markets in China overnight and solid earnings reports... are giving markets" a boost, Huber said, adding that all eyes were on the Fed.


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  • Brady blasts NFL 'Deflategate' suspension, denies wrongdoing

    Wednesday, 5:36 AM

    File photo of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walking to the sidelines after throwing an interception in the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game in GlendaleNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday said he was "very disappointed" that the NFL upheld his four-game suspension in the "Deflategate" scandal and denied that he destroyed his cellphone to avoid giving it to investigators. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday upheld the four-game suspension the league handed to Brady for what it said was his role in a scheme to deflate the footballs in January's AFC championship game that put the Patriots in the Super Bowl. "I am very disappointed by the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me," Brady said in a statement.


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  • Song says Beijing Winter Games will boost NHL in Asia

    Wednesday, 4:43 AM

    By Julian Linden KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Song Andong, the first Chinese-born player drafted to play in the National Hockey League, got a first-hand look on Wednesday at the giant shoes he is trying to fill. Since being picked this year by the New York Islanders, the 18-year-old Song has been billed as the NHL's answer to Yao Ming, the towering Chinese basketballer who made the NBA such a big hit in east Asia. Song said he would love nothing more than to emulate Yao by introducing millions of Chinese to another American professional sport, but the enormity of his task became evident when he stood next to the 2.29 meter (7ft 6in) Yao at a news conference on Wednesday.... read more

  • Yao holding court as Beijing bids for Winter Olympics

    Wednesday, 2:38 AM

    Retired Chinese and NBA basketball star Yao Ming encourages his NBA All-star team during a charity basketball match against the Chinese national team in BeijingBy Julian Linden KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Standing 2.29 meters (7ft 6in) tall, Yao Ming has never been able to hide in the background. With the International Olympic Committee to vote in Kuala Lumpur on Friday whether to award the games to Beijing or Almaty, Yao has become the public face of China's campaign and in high demand in the Malaysian capital. When Yao was in the NBA, he was banned from ever skiing or skating in fear that he might slip over and injure himself but said he had no hesitation in volunteering to join Beijing's bid team.


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  • Thomson Reuters profit beats but currency weighs on revenue

    Wednesday, 6:08 AM

    The Thomson Reuters logo inside lobby of company building in Times Square, New YorkCurrency weighed on revenues, however, and the news and information company said volatile currencies would have a bigger impact on this year's results than usual. "The quarter and the first half just confirms the momentum that is building inside the business," Chief Executive Jim Smith said in an interview. Analysts, on average, were looking for 50 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.


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  • Afineur's first batch of fermented coffee is available through Kickstarter

    Wednesday, 6:07 AM

    Back in October, we told you about Afineur's goal of replicating the process of civet coffee without all the pooping. To create a flavor profile similar to the pricey Kopi Luwak beans, and bypass the bowel ...... read more

  • GSK flags up pipeline as HIV drugs help it beat profit forecasts

    Wednesday, 6:06 AM

    A jogger runs past a signage for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline in LondonGlaxoSmithKline moved to reclaim its prowess as a research powerhouse on Wednesday by flagging up dozens of new drugs and vaccines in development, as demand for new HIV medicines helped it beat quarterly profit forecasts. Strong sales of Tivicay and Triumeq validated GSK's decision in May to keep its HIV business, rather than spinning it off, and offset a further slide in revenue from lung drug Advair and lower group profit margins following a major business overhaul. The drugmaker recently sold its marketed cancer drugs to Novartis and bought the Swiss group's vaccines, while increasing its consumer health business through a joint venture.


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  • GSK flags up pipeline as HIV drugs help it beat profit forecasts

    Wednesday, 6:06 AM

    A jogger runs past a signage for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline in LondonGlaxoSmithKline moved to reclaim its prowess as a research powerhouse on Wednesday by flagging up dozens of new drugs and vaccines in development, as demand for new HIV medicines helped it beat quarterly profit forecasts. Strong sales of Tivicay and Triumeq validated GSK's decision in May to keep its HIV business, rather than spinning it off, and offset a further slide in revenue from lung drug Advair and lower group profit margins following a major business overhaul. The drugmaker recently sold its marketed cancer drugs to Novartis and bought the Swiss group's vaccines, while increasing its consumer health business through a joint venture.


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  • Health insurer Humana's profit beats as memberships rise

    Wednesday, 5:17 AM

    (Reuters) - Health insurer Humana Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by strong growth in memberships in its Medicare Advantage business for individuals. Humana, which agreed to be bought by larger health insurer Aetna Inc for $37 billion this month, also reaffirmed its full-year profit forecast. The company said it added 350,300 more customers to its Medicare Advantage program for individuals, up 15 percent from a year earlier.... read more

  • CGI third quarter profit up, as revenue slips; upgrades eyed

    Wednesday, 5:02 AM

    Cups sit on table ahead of discussion during the second day of the Clinton Global Initiative 2012 (CGI) in New York(Reuters) - Information systems and management consultants CGI Group Inc posted a 14 percent rise in third-quarter profit on lower revenue on Wednesday, and said it would invest in cyber security and in upgrades to make its business more productive. The Montreal-based company - which won unwelcome attention for its role in the botched 2013 launch of healthcare.gov, the system underpinning U.S. President Barack Obama's landmark health reform - said it signed C$2.2 billion of contract awards in the period, down from the C$2.5 billion a year ago. It will take a C$60 million pre-tax charge over the next six months for investments in cyber security, digitization of client processes and other upgrades.


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