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A North Korea nuclear test over the Pacific? Logical, terrifying
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - Detonating a nuclear-tipped missile over the Pacific Ocean would be a logical final step by North Korea to prove the success of its weapons program but would be extremely provocative and carry huge risks, arms control experts said on Friday.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 5:55 AM
North Korea may consider H-bomb test in Pacific, Kim calls Trump 'deranged'
SEOUL/NEW YORK (Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to destroy the reclusive country, with leader Kim Jong Un promising to make a "mentally deranged" Trump pay dearly for his threats.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 6:49 AM
Alabama Senate race tests Trump's ability to deliver his voters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will test his ability to persuade his staunchly anti-establishment political base to get behind Republican incumbents when he wades into a bitter U.S. Senate fight in Alabama on Friday.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 7:09 AM
Kremlin: Russia did not use Facebook adverts to sway U.S. election
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia did not place adverts on Facebook Inc to try to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 5:28 AM
Uber stripped of London license
LONDON (Reuters) - London stripped Uber [UBER.UL] on Friday of its license to operate from the end of September in a huge blow to the taxi app that will affect more than 40,000 drivers in one of the world's biggest cities.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 7:00 AM
Defying Trump, Iran says will boost missile capabilities
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran will strengthen its missile capabilities and will not seek any country's permission, President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday in a snub to demands from U.S. President Donald Trump.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:44 AM
Without U.S., 11 nations in TPP inch closer to a deal
TOKYO (Reuters) - The 11 nations remaining in the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the United States withdrew have inched closer to a comprehensive deal, offering hope that major countries can maintain free trade in the face of U.S. protectionism, a negotiator said on Friday.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 7:21 AM
Hurricane Maria churns toward Turks and Caicos and leaves 32 dead
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria churned toward the Turks and Caicos on Friday after lashing Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands with winds and rain that destroyed homes, flooded streets, crippled economies and left at least 32 people dead.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 6:32 AM
Flood, fix and flip: Houston housing investors see profit in Harvey's wake
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Addressing a real estate conference in flood-ravaged Houston this month, longtime investor Ray Sasser detailed his strategy: buy up to 50 flooded homes at deep discounts, then fix and flip them for a hefty profit.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 1:11 AM
U.N. estimates $200 million needed for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh for six months
DHAKA (Reuters) - The United Nations estimates that $200 million will be needed over the next six months to help Rohingya Muslims refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in "massive numbers" to escape a bloody military campaign.


POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 7:15 AM

Business Insurance

Forest fire singes 1,000 hectares of land in Spanish island
A forest fire, which broke out on the island of Gran Canaria in Spain on Sep. 20, has affected 1,000 hectares of land.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:00 AM
Allianz appoints new CEOs for Germany and Italy
German insurer Allianz Deutschland A.G. has appointed Klaus-Peter Rohler as chief executive.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:00 AM
Australia likely to introduce compulsory recall of vehicles fitted with Takata airbags
Australian government plans to introduce a compulsory recall of vehicles fitted with airbags manufactured by Japanese automotive equipment maker Takata Corp.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:00 AM
Armenian insurance market grows more than 5%
Armenian insurance market grew more than 5% in the first half, driven by a more than 51% increase in cargo insurance.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:00 AM
Magnitude-5.7 quake strikes Indonesia
The U.S. Geological Survey said that a magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia in the Java Sea on Sep. 21 raising concerns about a tsunami possibly striking Bali.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:00 AM
China orders German automotive parts maker's supplier to halt operations
Chinese authorities have ordered the supplier of German automotive parts maker Schaeffler A.G. to halt operations as they ramp up environmental regulations in an effort to tackle the country's pollution problems.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:00 AM
Hurricane Maria causes widespread flooding, destroys hundreds of home in Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico on Sep. 21, caused widespread flooding, destroyed hundreds of homes, and brought down cell towers and power lines, plunging the island into darkness.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 4:00 AM
Technology risks top North American business worries in 2017
Terrorist attacks, large cyber attacks, and misuse of technology are the top risks facing businesses in the United States, according the World Economic Forum survey released Wednesday.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 2:54 PM
Holistic evaluation can help companies create workforce diversity
The commercial insurance industry can learn from other industries about how best to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce, according to experts speaking at the 2017 Business Insurance Diversity & Inclusion Institute Conference on Tuesday in Chicago.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 2:43 PM
Construction employers could see 30-day grace period on OSHA silica rule
Construction employers making good-faith efforts to comply with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s silica regulation could avoid citations during the first 30 days after the agency begins enforcing the rule.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 2:42 PM

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