BNY Mellon freezes $22 billion in Kazakhstan assets: source

BNY Mellon freezes $22 billion in Kazakhstan assets: source

ALMATY  – The Bank of New York Mellon (BK.N) has frozen $22 billion in assets held by Kazakhstan’s National Fund over a lawsuit launched by Moldovan businessman Anatolie Stati and his companies against the Kazakh government, a source familiar with the case said on Thursday.  The National Fund is replenished...

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Japan Display says report it sought Apple, Huawei funds is ‘speculative’

Japan Display says report it sought Apple, Huawei funds is ‘speculative’

TOKYO (Reuters) – Cash-strapped smartphone screen maker Japan Display Inc (6740.T) dismissed a report on Thursday that it was seeking investment from Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd as “speculative” and declined to comment further. Japanese news agency Kyodo, which reported on Wednesday that Japan Display was...

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Kobe Steel says senior executives knew about data tampering

Kobe Steel says senior executives knew about data tampering

TOKYO  – Kobe Steel Ltd, at the center of a data-falsification scandal that has shaken Japan’s manufacturing industry, admitted for the first time that executives were aware of the cheating, and reassigned three senior officials.  Japan’s No.3 steelmaker, which supplies the manufacturers of cars, planes and trains across the world,...

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Catalan vote tests Europe

Catalan vote tests Europe

LONDON  – World markets offered a muted reception on Thursday to the passage of U.S. tax cuts as potential benefits to company bottom lines were already priced in, while bonds were spooked by the blowout in government debt needed to fund the giveaways. An election in Catalonia, which has become...

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City join Arsenal in League Cup semis after penalty drama

City join Arsenal in League Cup semis after penalty drama

LONDON: Manchester City’s stellar season gathered yet more momentum as the runaway Premier League leaders kept alive their hopes of a quadruple after holding off a spirited challenge from Leicester City to reach the League Cup semi-finals on Tuesday. Pep Guardiola showcased the riches at his disposal by making nine...

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Hilarious images from the contest of Comic Photographs of Nature

Hilarious images from the contest of Comic Photographs of Nature

An owl trying to get on a tree branch after having stumbled was the winner of the main prize of the contest The Comedy Wildlife of 2017, which celebrates the funniest scenes of nature. This is the third edition of the contest that seeks to have fun while raising awareness about the...

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“We will take note of the names”: the US threat to those who vote in the UN against their decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

“We will take note of the names”: the US threat to those who vote in the UN against their decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

The United States warned that it will “take note of the names” of countries that reject in the United Nations its recent recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. After Washington vetoed on the Security Council on Monday a draft resolution affirming that any decision on the status of...

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Michael Jackson sex abuse lawsuit dismissed

Michael Jackson sex abuse lawsuit dismissed

The summary judgment against Wade Robson resolves one of the last remaining major claims against the late singer’s holdings. Wade had claimed that pop star Michael Jackson molested him as a child. A judge on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit brought by a choreographer who alleged Michael Jackson molested him as...

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How a university exam in 1977 changed China and created a legendary generation

How a university exam in 1977 changed China and created a legendary generation

Forty years ago, China restored an important entrance exam to the university after an interval of more than a decade when the country was plunged into the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. More than five million people took the exam in hopes of securing a place at the university. Yuwen Wu...

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Peru captain Paolo Guerrero free to play at 2018 FIFA World Cup after ban cut

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero free to play at 2018 FIFA World Cup after ban cut

Paolo Guerrero had been suspended by world governing body FIFA on Dec. 8 after testing positive for cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine. Peru captain Paolo Guerrero will be able to play at the World Cup after FIFA’s appeal committee cut his ban for failing a doping test from one year to six...

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