November 8, 2017 3:55 AM Exclusive: Japan's MUFG gets nod to bring U.S. state branches under federal regulation
NEW YORK - Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) has received approval from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to convert state-supervised branches into federally regulated ones, a U.S. spokesman for the bank confirmed late on Tuesday. As a result, MUFG's Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd branches in New York, Illinois 265
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 288
November 2, 2017 2:30 AM SIA's new A-380s to offer better seats and carry more economy, premium economy passengers
SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines (SIA) has revealed - as it unveiled new seats and other in-flight products as part of a US$850 million (S$1.16 billion) investment - that its Airbus 380s will carry more economy and premium economy passengers than they do now. This, though, will not be at the expense of customer comfort and convenience, the airline said. The first 118
November 2, 2017 12:21 AM New York truck attacker linked to Islamic State, 'radicalised domestically'
NEW YORK — The pickup truck driver who plowed down a New York cycle path, killing eight people, in the city’s worst attack since September 11, was associated with the Islamic State (IS) group but “radicalised domestically”, the state’s governor said on Wednesday (Nov 1). The driver, identified as Uzbek national named Sayfullo Saipov, mowed down pedestrians 110
November 1, 2017 9:58 PM US charges NY suspect who 'felt good' about attack
NEW YORK: The Uzbek immigrant charged with federal terrorism offenses over the New York attack "felt good about what he had done" and began planning a strike a year ago, a charging document alleged on Wednesday (Nov 1). Prosecutors unveiled the terrorism charges against 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, saying he had waived his rights and openly confessed 116
November 1, 2017 9:10 PM New York attack suspect said Islamic State would 'endure'
NEW YORK: An Uzbek immigrant suspected of killing eight people in New York City by plowing a truck into cyclists and pedestrians on a New York City bike path followed online plans from Islamic State and left a note extolling the militant group, police said on Wednesday. Police said they had interviewed Sayfullo Saipov, 29, who remained hospitalized after 118
November 1, 2017 9:00 PM Suspect 'liked US, did not seem like a terrorist'
NEW YORK • Lower Manhattan terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov's arrival in the United States in 2010 began unceremoniously in Ohio. "My dad introduced him as 'He's new to the United States, and he's going to stay with us'," said 22-year-old Bekhzod Abdusamatov. He added that Saipov, born in February 1988, arrived from Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan 106
November 1, 2017 8:34 PM US stocks end mostly higher as Fed keeps rates unchanged
NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks finished mostly higher on Wednesday (Nov 1) following another round of solid US data and an upbeat appraisal on economic conditions by the Federal Reserve. The Fed, as expected, kept interest rates unchanged as it reported the US was growing at a "solid pace" and was not significantly dented by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. That statement 111
November 1, 2017 6:10 PM New York truck attack suspect followed Islamic State plans
NEW YORK: An Uzbek immigrant suspected of killing eight people in New York City by crashing a truck through a crowd on a bike path followed online plans from Islamic State and left a note saying the militant group would "endure forever," police said on Wednesday. Police said they had interviewed Sayfullo Saipov, 29, who is in hospital after an officer 115
November 1, 2017 4:20 PM Uzbek man planned deadly New York truck attack for weeks -police
NEW YORK: An Uzbek immigrant suspected of killing eight people in New York City followed plans laid out by the militant Islamic State group and planned the attack weeks in advance, U.S. investigators said on Wednesday. Police said they had interviewed Sayfullo Saipov, 29, who was shot and arrested by police moments after the rampage in lower Manhattan 117