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November 9, 2017 6:40 AM Exclusive: Venezuela's PDVSA misses debt payments, used Russian bank to pay ONGC

NEW DELHI - Venezuelan state oil-firm PDVSA has not made debt payments to India's top oil producer ONGC for six months, and has previously used a Russian state-owned bank and another Indian energy company as intermediaries to make payments, two sources familiar with the transactions said on Wednesday. ONGC Videsh, the overseas investment arm of ONGC, confirmed 471

November 7, 2017 1:10 PM Tesla buys automation equipment maker Perbix

Electric car maker Tesla Inc said on Tuesday it agreed to buy privately held Perbix Machine Co Inc, which designs automated manufacturing equipment. "With the acquisition of Perbix, Tesla further advances its efforts to turn the factory itself into a product – to build the machine that makes the machine," Tesla said on its website. Tesla Chief Executive 355

November 7, 2017 7:55 AM Lebanon's Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for UAE trip

BEIRUT - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who sparked a political crisis on Saturday by declaring his surprise resignation in Riyadh, has traveled to the UAE, Saudi-owned media said on Tuesday. His resignation has thrust Lebanon back onto the front line of the Middle East's most biting rivalry, pitting a mostly Sunni bloc led by Saudi Arabia 349

November 6, 2017 7:10 PM Fox held talks to sell most of company to Disney: CNBC

Rupert Murdoch-controlled Twenty-First Century Fox has held talks to sell most of the company to Walt Disney Co, CNBC reported on Monday, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. Fox's shares rose 5.8 percent to $26.40 in afternoon trading in response. Disney's shares were up 1.2 pct at $99.86. A Disney spokesman did not immediately respond to a request 351

November 2, 2017 4:15 PM Spanish prosecutor seeks arrest of ousted Catalan leader

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 175

November 2, 2017 1:46 PM Catalonia crisis a 'political win' for Rajoy as party sees popularity rise

Although the pro-independence movement in Catalonia has been a thorn in the side of the Spanish government for decades, tensions came to a head in October when the Catalan government held a referendum on independence despite a ban by Spain's constitutional court and attempts by Madrid to stop the vote. The vote took place regardless and there were violent 207

November 2, 2017 1:41 PM New York truck attack: Donald Trump wants the death penalty for Sayfullo Saipov

THE wife of the Uzbeki national accused of murdering eight people in Manhattan denied any knowledge of her husband’s planned rampage. The Washington Post reports that a person who spoke to Sayfullo Saipov’s 24-year-old wife, Nozima Odilova, on Tuesday evening said she seemed “shocked” and had no idea of what her husband was planning. At the time, the feds were at her Paterson 379

November 2, 2017 12:11 PM Catalonia crisis: Spain's prosecutors ask for eight leaders to be jailed

Prosecutors in Madrid have asked for eight sacked members of Catalonia's regional government to be jailed over their role in October's disputed independence referendum. Nine Catalan officials testified at Spain's high court over accusations of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four others disregarded 230

November 2, 2017 10:39 AM Puigdemont stays away as ousted Catalonia deputies attend court

Some sacked members of Catalonia's regional government have appeared in Spain's high court for questioning, accused of rebellion and sedition in the wake of October's disputed independence referendum. Nine officials turned up, while ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four others stayed away. The deposed leader, who is in Belgium, said: "This 215

November 2, 2017 5:25 AM Korean actor Kim Joo-hyuk laid to rest

The funeral ceremony of actor Kim Joo-hyuk, who passed away in a car accident Monday, took place Thursday at the Asan Medical Center in southeastern Seoul. The private ceremony was held at 10 a.m. and was attended by Kim's surviving family, close friends and staff at the actor's longtime management agency Namoo Actors. A video clip featuring snippets 244