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Three French citizens sentenced to death by Iraqi court for joining ISIS

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A court in Iraq has sentenced three men to death after finding them guilty of joining Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), officials confirmed on Sunday. A court official, who spoke to the press on condition of anonymity, said the trio were sentenced “after it was proven that they were members of the terrorist Islamic State Read More

Exclusive: FAA tells U.N. panel it expects Boeing 737 MAX approval as early as late June – sources

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FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows several Boeing 737 MAX airplanes grounded at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, U.S. March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File Photo MONTREAL (Reuters) – U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) representatives told members of the United Nations’ aviation agency they expect approval of Boeing Co’s 737 MAX jets to fly in the Read More

Revenge porn laws ‘not working’, says victims group

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Laws covering so-called revenge porn are not fit for purpose and police still need more training, experts say. Victims should receive anonymity and laws need to include threats to share images, according to Sophie Mortimer from the Revenge Porn helpline. Figures from 19 forces in England and Wales revealed police investigations have doubled in the Read More

Fingerprints and finances: next Wells Fargo CEO will be under regulatory microscope

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – From submitting their fingerprints to giving up their tax records, Wells Fargo & Co’s next chief executive will go through a vetting process that could rival that of top U.S. government officials. A Wells Fargo logo is seen in New York City, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith     Comptroller of the Read More

Big Deutsche Bank investors demand a succession plan for chairman – sources

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FILE PHOTO: Deutsche Bank’s Supervisory Board Chairman Paul Achleitner gestures as he addresses the audience during the bank’s annual meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Some major investors in Deutsche Bank are demanding a succession plan for Chairman Paul Achleitner, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Read More

Exclusive: FBI targets Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, GE, Philips in Brazil graft case – sources

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The FBI is investigating corporate giants Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, General Electric and Philips for allegedly paying kickbacks as part of a scheme involving Medical equipment sales in Brazil, two Brazilian investigators have told Reuters. A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Read More

Weapons tests, stalled talks complicate South Korea’s push for food aid to North

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SEOUL (Reuters) – Impoverished North Korea is suffering its worst drought in decades and food supplies are reportedly running low, but South Korea’s push to provide aid is bogged down in the growing tension marked by missile tests and sanctions crackdowns. FILE PHOTO: A North Korean flag flutters on top of a 160-metre tower in Read More

Exclusive: Tesla’s solar factory is exporting most of its cells – document

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(Reuters) – The “great majority” of solar cells being produced at Tesla’s factory in upstate New York are being sold overseas instead of being used in the company’s trademark “Solar Roof” as originally intended, according to documents reviewed by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A worker is seen outside the Tesla Inc. Gigafactory 2, which is also Read More

Explainer: ‘Privacy coin’ Monero offers near total anonymity

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LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin’s share of the cryptocurrency market is sliding, with a host of alternative digital coins gaining ground as developers race to create digital cash that can gain a footing in mainstream commerce and finance. FILE PHOTO: The Monero cryptocurrency logo is seen in this illustration photo January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas White/File Photo Read More

Mexico’s rising oil nationalism faces debt-rating crisis

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office in December vowing to revive state-owned energy company Pemex and put the brakes on foreign investment to give the public a bigger cut of the country’s oil wealth. FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reacts to supporters after an event Read More