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Two top Turkish generals 'resign ahead of key meeting'

Thursday, 1:50 AM

Turks rally in support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on July 22, 2016Two of Turkey's top generals resigned Thursday ahead of a key military meeting expected to agree on a personnel shake-up after a failed coup, local media reported. Land Forces Chief of Staff General Ihsan Uyar and Training and Doctrine Command head General Kamil Basoglu have stepped down, the private Dogan news agency reported. Both are "Orgeneral", Turkey's highest rank for a general.


Assad offers amnesty for Syria rebels who lay down arms

Thursday, 1:50 AM

Rebel fighters from 'Mujahideen Horan brigade' carry their weapons as they take part in military training in the western rural area of Deraa GovernorateBEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad offered an amnesty on Thursday for rebels who lay down their arms and surrender to authorities within three months. The amnesty offer, announced on state media, came as pro-government forces tightened their control around rebel-held districts of the northern city of Aleppo, where at least 250,000 civilians are believed to be trapped. Russia, which is supporting Assad, said on Thursday three corridors would be established by the Russian and Syrian militaries for civilians to leave the city. ...


Two top Turkish generals 'resign ahead of key meeting'

Thursday, 1:50 AM

Turks rally in support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on July 22, 2016Two of Turkey's top generals resigned Thursday ahead of a key military meeting expected to agree on a personnel shake-up after a failed coup, local media reported. Land Forces Chief of Staff General Ihsan Uyar and Training and Doctrine Command head General Kamil Basoglu have stepped down, the private Dogan news agency reported. Both are "Orgeneral", Turkey's highest rank for a general.


Dollar down after Fed meeting, Tokyo leads Asia losses

Thursday, 1:45 AM

The dollar fell after the Federal Reserve indicated it would take a slow, measured approach to any interest rate hikesThe dollar sank Thursday after the Federal Reserve indicated it would take a slow, measured approach to any interest rate hikes, while Tokyo led most Asian markets lower on worries over the size of the Bank of Japan's expected stimulus. After a closely watched meeting the Fed held borrowing costs but noted the world's top economy had improved and expressed less fear about the impact of Britain's vote to leave the European Union last month. "There is a lot of data between now and the mid-September policy meeting, so more evidence of solid growth and rising inflation could lead the Fed to act," Richard Jerram, chief economist at Bank of Singapore, said in a note.


Japanese coach has big dreams for Senegal's Little League

Wednesday, 11:36 PM

Senegalese children playing baseball on an improvised pitch in the impoverished Oukam neighbourhood of DakarRyoma Ogawa learnt baseball on the manicured pitches of his native Japan, but the young coach has hit a home run in Senegal with a ragtag team of kids, cultivating the arts of batting and fielding. Ogawa arrived in Senegal in January 2015, a baseball ambassador and former high school player volunteering on behalf of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, a development body. There may be no bleachers, no jerseys, no helmets and not a blade of grass, but the atmosphere is convivial as the team develops the techniques of a sport that originated in the United States but has been played in Japan since the late 1800s.


Team USA look to sweep golds in Rio

Wednesday, 10:48 PM

Basketball: USA Basketball Exhibition Game-China at USABy Frank Pingue TORONTO (Reuters) - Team USA will be without many star players in Rio due mainly to concerns over Zika and injuries, but such is the depth of the country's basketball talent that they are expected to cruise to a third consecutive gold medal. The lengthy list of American players opting to skip the Aug. 5-21 Rio Summer Games for one reason or another is a who's who of the basketball world and includes such titans like LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook. The field of 12 for the men's tournament has been set and the United States, powered by Olympic gold medalists Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, are in Group A along with France, Venezuela, Serbia, China and Australia.


University of Louisville accepts president's resignation

Thursday, 1:43 AM

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2016, file photo, University of Louisville president James Ramsey addresses the media in Louisville, Ky. University of Louisville trustees have accepted the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal. The action by the school's new board at a special meeting Wednesday, July 27, signals the end of an era. Ramsey has led the university for 14 years. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — University of Louisville trustees accepted the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal.


No winners in U.S. Powerball, jackpot grows to $478 million

Thursday, 1:43 AM

A woman holds Powerball lottery tickets outside Bluebird Liquor in Hawthorne, Los Angeles, California, United States(Reuters) - No one won the multi-state Powerball jackpot on Wednesday, pushing the grand prize to $478 million, the fifth largest in the game's history and the eighth-biggest lottery prize ever in the United States, officials said. The jackpot has rolled over 23 times since it was reset to its starting sum of $40 million for a drawing on May 11, lottery officials said. The Powerball game is based on lottery tickets sold for $2 apiece.


Volkswagen brand profit falls on scandal effects, lower sales

Thursday, 12:48 AM

A Volkswagen sign is seen on a wheel of a car presented during an auto show in BeijingVolkswagen's core autos division posted lower profitability in the second quarter as costs for its diesel emissions scandal and falling sales outweighed gains from cost cuts. First-half operating profit at the VW brand, the group's largest division by sales, plunged more than a third to 900 million euros ($998 million), leading its second-quarter operating margin to ease to 2.9 percent from 3.3 percent a year ago, VW said on Thursday. VW's preference shares were trading 2.2 percent lower at 124.7 euros as of 0737 GMT.


Volkswagen brand profit falls on scandal effects, lower sales

Thursday, 12:48 AM

A Volkswagen sign is seen on a wheel of a car presented during an auto show in BeijingVolkswagen's core autos division posted lower profitability in the second quarter as costs for its diesel emissions scandal and falling sales outweighed gains from cost cuts. First-half operating profit at the VW brand, the group's largest division by sales, plunged more than a third to 900 million euros ($998 million), leading its second-quarter operating margin to ease to 2.9 percent from 3.3 percent a year ago, VW said on Thursday. VW's preference shares were trading 2.2 percent lower at 124.7 euros as of 0737 GMT.


Fosun agrees to buy KKR-backed Indian drugmaker for $1.4 billion: source

Thursday, 12:40 AM

A man walks in front of the headquarters of Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group in ShanghaiHONG KONG/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group Co Ltd has agreed to buy Gland Pharma - backed by KKR & Co LP - for about $1.4 billion, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said, in India's largest inbound acquisition this year. The deal, which the person said could be announced as early as Thursday, would be the first major move by the Fosun group since Guo Guangchang, founder of flagship holding firm Fosun International Ltd and one of China's best-known entrepreneurs, briefly went missing late last year. The acquisition would also underscore a positive outlook for drugmakers in India, which is a major global supplier and counts the United States as its largest export market, helped by lower manufacturing and labor costs.