Russia holds 80 North Koreans on 'poaching' boatsThree Russian border guards were reportedly wounded in a clash before the vessels were seized. Source: BBC WORLD
Facebook to block altering of headlines in advertsSocial media firm is to tighten rules after ‘misrepresentation’ row over Conservative party advert. Source: BBC...
'Don't eat the hibiscus' – what's it like to play rugby in Japan?Former Australian wing Nick Cummins discusses his two years in Japanese club rugby – including hibiscus...
Inquiry into safety and wellbeing concerns at two hospitalsIt follows problems at the new children’s hospital in Edinburgh and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital...
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- Breakingviews TV: Not WeWorking
The We Company is delaying its initial public offering, as its likely valuation has declined from $47 billion to $10 billion, per news reports. Without growth, the WeWork business might be worth even less, Liam Proud says. But WeWork without an IPO may not last long, either. […]
- Breakingviews TV: Out of Africa
Naspers is Africa’s biggest company thanks to a 2001 bet on China’s Tencent. But its elephantine size on the Johannesburg exchange meant a chunky value discount. Listing its Tencent stake in Europe has helped; scrapping golden shares would close the gap further, says Ed Cropley. […]
- Breakingviews TV: Jack Ma exit
The iconic co-founder of China's e-commerce titan, Alibaba, has stepped down and handed the reins to his successor. Pete Sweeney and Robyn Mak talk about what this means for the company, and what challenges await its next generation of leaders as growth slows. […]
- Breakingviews TV: M&A exchange
Hong Kong’s stock exchange wants to merge with its British peer, which is itself pursuing a $27 billion deal with data provider Refinitiv. As Peter Thal Larsen explains, the last-ditch attempt to snag London’s perennial takeover target seems unlikely to succeed. […]
- Breakingviews TV: Apple on air
The iPhone maker’s annual product launch included a $5 TV offering that undercuts pricier Netflix and Disney. It won’t make much impact on a near-$1 trillion company that mostly makes its money from selling phones – but it sets an intriguing precedent, Robert Cyran explains. […]
- Breakingviews TV: Ford clunker
The automaker’s bonds fell after Moody’s cut its credit rating to junk. Weak profitability is old news, though, says Antony Currie, and Ford still has net cash. But heavy capital spending needs could force it to reduce the dividend, which may explain the stock’s drop. […]
- Breakingviews TV: Italy update
Italy’s corporate and political establishment gathered for the annual Ambrosetti conference as legislators prepared to confirm a new odd-couple government in Rome this week. Rob Cox and Lisa Jucca beam in from the sunny shores of Lake Como. […]
- Breakingviews TV: Hong Kong hit
The city's leader Carrie Lam is formally withdrawing a controversial extradition bill which set off months of anti-government protests. Pete Sweeney and Robyn Mak talk about what this latest concession means, as well as the economic impact of the unrest on Hong Kong. […]
- Breakingviews TV: We overdid it
WeWork has reason to slash its IPO valuation, given the shared-office outfit’s lofty last funding round. But as Robert Cyran explains, the move would tarnish management’s credibility without addressing business model concerns, suggesting the company should remain private. […]
- Breakingviews TV: Drug money
Pharma companies that contributed to America’s opioid crisis could end up paying $100 billion in settlements – but it may not be well spent. Robert Cyran eyes the mistakes made over tobacco payments in the 1990s, and suggests a better way to generate financial and social returns. […]
- Porn Company up in Arms Over NZ Government’s Proposed Porn Bans Designed to Protect Kids
- Iran Dismisses US Allegation it Was Behind Saudi Oil Attacks
- Yemen Drones Hit Saudi Oil Sites, Including Key Chokepoint
- ‘We Need God’s Intervention’: Police Chief Arms Himself With Bible to Fight Crime on Kenyan Streets
- Pope Francis to Visit Thailand, Japan in November
- Tropical Storm Warning Issued for Northern Bahamas, Same Area Devastated by Dorian
- ‘This is Going to Come to America’: Evangelist Forced to Flee Denmark and Seek Asylum in US
- Dutch Doctor Acquitted for Euthanizing Woman Who Had to Be Restrained as She Was Killed
- Water, Right Temperature Found on Planet Outside Our Solar System for the First Time
- Australia Presses Iran to Release 3 Citizens From Prison
- ‘Everything is Destroyed, Everything is Gone’: Operation Blessing Helping Desperate Bahamian Hurricane Survivors
- Cuban Pastor Couple Imprisoned for Homeschooling Their Children
- Climate Crazy: Elitist Says It’s Time to Break ‘Conservative’ Taboo, Embrace Cannibalism
- Assad Regime Named Number One Threat to Syria’s Christians After 120+ Churches Intentionally Attacked
- Operation Blessing Brings Light to the Darkness in Devastated Bahamas
Tiger Woods says to compete in Dubai Desert Classic in FebruaryFormer world number one Tiger Woods said he would compete in the European Tour’s Dubai Desert...
Jodie Chesney stabbed to death 'due to "pathetic" drugs turf war'Jodie, 17, was stabbed in the back as she listened to music with friends at a...
Moment girl launches vile rant against bus passenger saying: 'You smell of curry you dumb b****'Commuters were horrified when the girl screamed in the face of the man, on a bus...
Israeli Election Hinges on a Mosaic of Competing GroupsIsraeli politics can be tribal, with loyalties to ethnic groups, religious factions and ideologies as strong...
Bahrain sends first civilian case to military courtGovernment authorities did not immediately respond to a request for comment Source: BAHRAIN
Bahrain's Gulf Air says to launch holidays unitGulf Air Holidays will offer travellers a wide range of holiday packages and tailor-made travel solutions...
Bahrain's economy strained as low oil prices persistBahrain’s central bank says net foreign assets dropped 11% to $1.7bn in February Source: BAHRAIN
Kuwait's $4.2bn airport expansion hits construction milestoneEmir of Kuwait inaugurates start of heavy construction work on terminal to handle 25m passengers Source:...
In pictures: International fashion week in Kuwait citySource: KUWAIT
Mission of Gulf armies is no longer restricted to combat, says KuwaitGCC neighbour recognises the work of the UAE Armed Forces in the region Source: KUWAIT
Qatar Airways replaces Dubai's Emirates as FIFA sponsorDoha carrier fills spot left vacant by Emirates when it quit its sponsorship following FIFA corruption...
In pictures: IAAF Diamond League 2017 kicks off in DohaSource: QATAR
In pictures: Emir of Qatar visits Republic of PolandSource: QATAR