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Pakistan minister vows to quit in fresh blow to PM Sharif

By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan said on Thursday he would quit his post once the Supreme Court has ruled on corruption accusations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, whatever the verdict. The...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 3:44pm

Nigeria lawmakers' plan to clip presidency powers passes second stage

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's lower house of parliament voted on Thursday in favor of constitutional amendments to reduce the presidency's powers, the latest step in a power struggle between President Muhammadu Buhari and the national legislature. The...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 3:44pm

As downloaded music fades away, Apple discontinues older iPods

By Stephen Nellis (Reuters) - Apple Inc <AAPL.O> said Thursday that it will discontinue the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano, the last two music players in the company's lineup that cannot play songs from Apple Music, its streaming service that competes...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 3:40pm

Netgear shares surge after sales jump in second quarter

By Marc Vartabedian SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Netgear Inc jumped 15 percent on Thursday, a day after second-quarter revenue beat expectations, helped by strong sales of its security camera. Netgear on Wednesday reported second-quarter...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 3:40pm

New EU aid scheme for Greece to help refugees with rent, cash

By Karolina Tagaris ATHENS (Reuters) - The European Commission will give Greece 209 million euros ($245 million) in new emergency aid to help refugees stranded in the country rent homes and pay for basics with a cash card, the Commission said...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 3:27pm

'Name your successor,' wife urges Zimbabwe's ageing Mugabe

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's first lady, Grace Mugabe, challenged her president husband Robert on Friday to name his preferred successor, to end divisions over the future leadership of the ruling ZANU-PF party...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 3:27pm

EU gives initial OK to more Russia sanctions over Siemens, no final decision

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states have given initial backing to a German proposal to blacklist several more Russian nationals and companies over the delivery of Siemens <SIEGn.DE> gas turbines to Crimea, but made no final...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 3:21pm

Digital rights groups pressure Blackstone on reported NSO Group deal

(Reuters) - Digital rights group Access Now on Thursday began circulating a petition urging Blackstone Group to abandon any plan to invest in Israeli firm NSO Group, a maker of spyware for mobile devices, following a report that such a deal may be imminent...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 3:21pm

Syrian rebels reopen main border crossing with Turkey

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian opposition groups have reopened the northwestern border crossing of Bab al-Hawa with Turkey after a week-long closure caused by rebel infighting that blocked the main conduit for goods into Idlib province...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 3:02pm

Syrian army advances east of Raqqa into Deir al-Zor province: monitors

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces and their allies advanced against Islamic State militants in countryside east of Raqqa on Thursday, war monitors reported. The advance, to within four km (2.5 miles) of the town of Maadan, crossed the provincial...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 3:02pm

U.S. durable goods, trade data boost second-quarter growth estimate

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shipments of key U.S.-made capital goods increased in June for a fifth straight month, suggesting that business spending on equipment helped to boost economic growth in the second quarter. Signs that the...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:39pm

Just 5 pct approve of Brazilian leader Temer's gov't: poll

By Maria Carolina Marcello BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer's approval rating has fallen to just 5 percent and 87 percent of those asked say they do not trust the corruption-plagued leader, according to a survey released on Thursday...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:34pm

Al-Jazeera says to fight any bid to shut its Jerusalem office

By Ori Lewis and Aziz El Yaakoubi JERUSALEM/DOHA (Reuters) - The Qatar-based Al-Jazeera news outlet on Thursday vowed a legal fight against Israel if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pursued plans to shut its office in Jerusalem, and it also accused him of...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:33pm

Cyber security startup Callsign raises $35 million

By Anna Irrera NEW YORK (Reuters) - Callsign Inc, a startup that had developed technology to help users access websites more securely, has raised $35 million from investors including Accel, PTB Ventures and NightDragon Security, the firm of former McAfee...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 2:16pm

U.S. ecommerce, price hikes lift UPS profit but shares fall on outlook

By Eric M. Johnson and Nick Carey SEATTLE/DETROIT (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly net profit due to rising ecommerce deliveries but investors worried about the company's performance in the back-half...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:56pm

Verizon quarterly subscriber additions top estimates; shares up

By Anjali Athavaley (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc reported quarterly revenue that topped expectations on Thursday as the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier attracted more...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:36pm

Exclusive: Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign - sources

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron's election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a U.S. Congressman and two other people briefed on...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:36pm

Aleppo district shows Assad's delicate dance with Kurds

By Angus McDowall ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - Kurdish fighters wearing the blue eagle insignia of the Asayish security force stopped the taxi entering the Sheikh Maqsoud district in Aleppo, checking papers and...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:23pm

U.S. backing of Georgian military sends strong message to Russia: Margvelashvili

TBILISI (Reuters) - The United States has continued to support Georgia in building more resilient military forces, training and equipping its army, Georgian president Giorgi Margvelashvili said on Thursday. He added that these issues would be "one of the...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:23pm

Exclusive: Russia used Facebook to try to spy on Macron campaign - sources

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron's election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a U.S. Congressman and two other people briefed on...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:22pm