Monthly Archives: January 2019

Thousands protest Australia Day legacy

January 26, 2019 By Tom Westbrook and Lidia Kelly MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people rallied across Australia on Saturday calling for the abolition of the Jan. 26 national holiday in protests showing a deep division over a … Continue reading

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NFL notebook: T.O. says Brown wants out of Pittsburgh

January 26, 2019 Calling himself a mentor of Antonio Brown, Hall of Famer Terrell Owens said Friday that the wideout “wants to move on” from the Pittsburgh Steelers, in part because of a fractured relationship with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Owens … Continue reading

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NBA notebook: Nuggets’ Jokic suspended for Suns game

January 26, 2019 The Denver Nuggets did not have star center Nikola Jokic for Friday night’s home game against the Phoenix Suns. Jokic was suspended one game without pay for leaving the bench Wednesday night during an altercation between teammate … Continue reading

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NHL, NHLPA holding ‘constructive’ CBA talks

January 26, 2019 Both the NHL and NHL Players’ Association sounded optimistic in discussing preliminary talks ahead of the end of the current collective bargaining agreement, with league commissioner Gary Bettman declaring, “We’re not looking for a fight.” Bettman and … Continue reading

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Union says Shell dragging feet in refinery contract talks: sources

January 26, 2019 HOUSTON (Reuters) – The United Steelworkers union (USW) said on Friday Shell Oil Co is delaying progress on important issues in negotiations for a new national agreement covering 30,000 U.S. refinery and chemical workers, according to sources … Continue reading

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Mastercard says plans to apply for China license to clear card payments

January 26, 2019 SHANGHAI (Reuters) – U.S. payments card company Mastercard Inc said on Friday it still plans to apply for a bankcard clearing license in China and was in “active discussions” to explore solutions. Mastercard “continues to make every … Continue reading

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Spanish rescuers find body of toddler trapped in well

January 26, 2019 TOTALAN, Spain (Reuters) – Spanish rescuers on Saturday found the dead body of a two-year-old boy who had fallen into a deep narrow well in southern Spain on Jan. 13, a Spanish official said. Miners had been … Continue reading

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China confident of keeping 2019 growth within ‘appropriate range’

January 26, 2019 SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China is fully confident that it is capable of keeping its economic growth rate within an appropriate range in 2019 in spite of challenges, state news agency Xinhua reported Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo CEO defends his stewardship, in response to Sen. Warren: CNBC

January 26, 2019 (Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Tim Sloan, in a CNBC interview on Friday, said he is the right person to run the company, in response to Senator Elizabeth Warren’s repeated calls for him to … Continue reading

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Russia warns against setting deadlines for Libya elections

January 26, 2019 RABAT (Reuters) – Setting deadlines for elections in Libya is counterproductive as the political players need to agree first on a political solution to end the country’s conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday. The … Continue reading

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