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Thai seafood company to buy Bumble Bee tuna firm

Friday, 4:12 AM

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Union Frozen Products announced Friday it is acquiring Bumble Bee Seafoods, a major seller of canned tuna in the United States, for $1.5 billion.

Pakistani military says it kills 32 militants in ambush

Friday, 4:09 AM

By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The Pakistani army said it has killed 59 militants in clashes in the northwest, including 32 in an ambush in a remote valley near the Afghan border, in intensified fighting since this week's Taliban massacre of children at a school. The ambush took place overnight in the northwestern Tirah valley in the Khyber agency, one of the main smuggling routes for arms and insurgents crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan. "Security forces ambushed (the) moving group ... ...

Iraqi Kurds press fightback as top jihadist reported killed

Friday, 3:30 AM

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter stands behind sandbags at a checkpoint in Zummar city in the northern Iraqi governorate of Nineveh, on December 18, 2014Nahyat al-Ayadhiya (Iraq) (AFP) - Kurdish forces pressed their biggest offensive against the Islamic State group so far on Friday, buoyed by US reports that jihadist supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's top aide in Iraq has been killed. Kurdish peshmerga forces were securing the surroundings of Mount Sinjar after breaking a months-old jihadist siege of the northwestern region while fighting was also reported near the city of Tall Afar further east. The Pentagon said Thursday that US strikes had killed several top leaders of the group that proclaimed a "caliphate" straddling Syria and Iraq six months ago and rose to be the world's most feared jihadist organisation. US officials said among those killed was Abu Muslim al-Turkmani, who was Baghdadi's deputy in charge of Iraq and would be the most senior IS leader to fall this year.


Five Ukrainian soldiers killed ahead of peace talks

Friday, 3:07 AM

A Ukrainian soldier fires a missile with a man-portable air-defense system during exercises near the city of Shchastya, north of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine on December 1, 2014Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine's forces on Friday reported the death of five soldiers in the first bloody day of clashes with pro-Russian insurgents in the separatist east in more than week.


Thunder's Durant exits early with sprained ankle

Friday, 12:18 AM

Oklahoma City Thunder players check to see if Kevin Durant is okay after he twisted his ankle towards the end of the first half of their game against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on December 18, 2014 in Oakland, CaliforniaKevin Durant's hot start was cold comfort when the Oklahoma City star limped out at halftime Thursday of the Thunder's 114-109 NBA loss to Golden State. Stephen Curry posted a game-high 34 points with nine assists, seven rebounds and four steals for Golden State. Six Warriors players scored in double figures as the team bounced back from a loss in Memphis on Tuesday that snapped their 16-game winning streak. Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Durant seemed determined to remind the league-leading Warriors they can't expect to have things their own way in the Western Conference when he scored 16 points in the first quarter.


Padres finalize deal for Kemp

Friday, 12:13 AM

The Padres have signed off on the blockbuster deal to bring Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp, shown here in October 2014, to San Diego after medical issues reportedly threatened to scupper the tradeThe Padres signed off on the blockbuster deal to bring Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp to San Diego after medical issues reportedly threatened to scupper the trade. In addition to Kemp, the Padres acquired catcher Tim Federowicz from the Dodgers in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin.


Lawyers for two friends of accused Boston bombers due in court

Friday, 4:07 AM

Hayden, defense attorney for Matanov who is accused of lying to federal investigators about his ties to accused Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, talks to reporters following Matanov's arraignment in federal courtBOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for two friends of the accused Boston Marathon bombers are due in court on Friday for separate hearings as the city braces for the January start of a trial focused on the attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. Attorneys for Khairullozhon Matanov, a cab driver from Kyrgyzstan who was charged with lying to investigators by downplaying his relationship with the accused bombers after calling police to offer information on them, are expected to ask a judge to crack down on leaks about their client from law-enforcement sources. ...


One dead in crash in Modena, Chester County

Friday, 4:03 AM

One dead in crash in Modena, Chester CountyOne person has been killed in a crash in Modena, Chester County.


Alstom shareholders back 12.35 billion euro sale of power arm to GE

Friday, 4:06 AM

The logo of Alstom is pictured during an inaugural visit of the Alstom offshore wind turbine plants in Montoir-de-BretagnePARIS (Reuters) - Alstom shareholders on Friday backed with 99.2 percent of votes the French engineering group's plan to sell most of its power equipment business to General Electric and refocus on its smaller rail arm.


Rouble gains as officials step up verbal support

Friday, 3:36 AM

An employee counts Russian ruble banknotes at a private company's office in KrasnoyarskBy Alexander Winning MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's rouble strengthened on Friday after Finance Minister Anton Siluanov confirmed his ministry had sold foreign currency, and on expectations that exporters will increase dollar sales. At 6:10 a.m. ET, the rouble was around 2.2 percent stronger at 60.13 to the dollar , and had gained 2.6 percent to trade at 73.77 to the euro . The rouble has seen intense selling pressure this week, and at one stage was down about 20 percent against the dollar, putting at risk the stability on which President Vladimir Putin has built his popularity. ...


Alstom shareholders back 12.35 billion euro sale of power arm to GE

Friday, 4:06 AM

The logo of Alstom is pictured during an inaugural visit of the Alstom offshore wind turbine plants in Montoir-de-BretagnePARIS (Reuters) - Alstom shareholders on Friday backed with 99.2 percent of votes the French engineering group's plan to sell most of its power equipment business to General Electric and refocus on its smaller rail arm.


U.S. environment agency set to issue long-anticipated rules for coal ash disposal

Friday, 4:03 AM

By Jonathan Kaminsky (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is due to issue long-anticipated regulations on Friday for the disposal of coal ash, a byproduct of coal-based power production that contains toxic materials such as arsenic and lead. The agency, which agreed to the Friday deadline to settle a lawsuit filed by environmental groups, first proposed rules governing coal ash storage in 2010. That was in the wake of a massive spill at a ruptured holding pond in Tennessee that has cost more than $1 billion to clean up. ...