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  • Bomb threats force evacuation of Moscow's Bolshoi theater, hotels: reports

    November 5, 2017 3:40 PM 386

    MOSCOW - Bomb threats forced thousands of people to evacuate Moscow's Bolshoi theater, Metropol hotel, GUM department store on the Red Square and other public places on Sunday, local media reported. A spate of anonymous phone calls have caused disruption at shopping centers, train stations and public buildings across Russia in the past two months. The calls

  • Factbox: Kobe Steel's affected customers

    November 5, 2017 1:25 AM 407

    Kobe Steel Ltd's tampering with specifications has led to a scramble among the 525 customers currently affected to check the safety of their cars, planes, trains and other products. The metals from Kobe Steel whose specifications have been falsified have been used in a dizzying array of products including air conditioners, Blu-ray discs, car doors

  • Factbox: Kobe Steel's 10 largest shareholders

    November 5, 2017 1:25 AM 401

    - Asset Management One Co Ltd and other Mizuho Financial Group Inc companies 6.54 pct (23.83 mln shares) - Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corp and other Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc companies 6.09 percent (22.2 mln shares) - BlackRock Japan Co Ltd and other BlackRock Inc companies 5.16 pct (18.8 mln shares) - Japan Trustee Services Bank Ltd (Trust

  • Off-duty policeman killed in motorcycle accident along MCE, fellow officer arrested

    November 3, 2017 10:03 AM 402

    SINGAPORE – A 33-year-old off-duty police officer was killed in an accident involving two motorcycles along the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) in the early hours of Friday morning (Nov 3). A 27-year-old man, who is also an off-duty police officer, has been arrested for causing death by a negligent act. The police was alerted to the accident at 5.13am which

  • Pimped-up trishaws a tourist hit in Malacca

    November 3, 2017 7:10 AM 431

    MALACCA — Decked out with flashing lights and cartoon characters, with loud music pumping, rickety bicycle rickshaws have become a hit with tourists visiting the historic Malaysian city of Malacca. Once a common sight in many parts of Malaysia, the three-wheelers, known locally as trishaws, have largely phased out as cars become more affordable and take over the country's

  • Exclusive: Trump agrees to pick up 90 percent of Puerto Rico rebuilding costs

    November 2, 2017 10:20 PM 376

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday agreed to expand the use of disaster aid to rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid and other infrastructure wrecked by Hurricane Maria, and said the federal government would pick up 90 percent of the costs, a senior White House official told Reuters. Typically, the federal government pays 75 percent of the costs

  • Apple's holiday-quarter sales forecast largely above estimates

    November 2, 2017 8:50 PM 196

    Apple Inc's revenue forecast for the holiday shopping-quarter was largely above market expectations, helping allay investor concerns about production delays and supply constraints for the iPhone X, which it will start shipping from Nov. 3. The forecast comes after Apple gauged demand for iPhone X with a pre-order process that kicked off online on Oct. 27. Many analysts

  • Qualcomm sues Apple for breach of software license contract

    November 2, 2017 6:50 PM 185

    Qualcomm Inc has sued Apple Inc , alleging that it violated a software license contract to benefit rival chipmaker Intel Corp for making broadband modems, the latest salvo in their longstanding dispute. Qualcomm said in a lawsuit filed in California state court in San Diego on Wednesday that Apple used its commercial leverage to demand unprecedented

  • Long Lines Are Back at Apple Stores for 10th Anniversary IPhone

    November 2, 2017 4:25 PM 265

    Long lines have already begun to form outside Apple Inc. stores around the world, a sign of strong demand for the company’s 10th anniversary model iPhone X, its most important product launch in years. Beginning Thursday night locally, giant crowds and long lines surrounded Apple’s retail stores in Singapore, Japan, and Australia, recalling the throngs

  • Spanish prosecutor seeks arrest of ousted Catalan leader

    November 2, 2017 4:15 PM 207

    MADRID: Spain's state prosecutor sought a European arrest warrant for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, now in Belgium, after he failed to appear at a High Court hearing on Thursday. Other leaders of the independence drive, that has brought thousands onto the streets of Barcelona demonstrating both for and against a break with Madrid, appeared