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8/30/2014 2:16:36 AM

1 - U.S. auto sales seen ending summer without a sizzle
2 - Exclusive: Bitcoin promoter to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission
3 - Silva widens lead ahead of Brazil presidential election
4 - U.S. judge halts major part of Texas law restricting abortions
5 - Ebola outbreak reaches Senegal, riots break out in Guinea
6 - Obama, in Estonia and at NATO summit, to send strong message to Putin
7 - After hard bargaining, EU set for deal on new leadership
8 - U.S auto sales seen ending summer without a sizzle
9 - Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis
10 - Pentagon says Iraq operations costing on average $7.5 million per day
11 - U.S. slaps more sanctions on Iranian banks, firms
12 - U.S. says no precise threat to homeland from Islamic State
13 - U.N. tries to locate Fijian peacekeepers seized on Golan Heights
14 - Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced: U.N.
15 - U.S. consumer spending pauses, but rising confidence offers hope
16 - U.N. urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Missouri shooting
17 - Sprint grabs lifeline with rural U.S. roaming deals
18 - China investigates senior legislator amid corruption crackdown
19 - U.S. sends arms to bolster Lebanon army after Islamist incursion
20 - McDonald's says 12 Russian branches temporarily closed
21 - Fiat signals Chrysler merger on track
22 - Pakistan leader distances himself from army as crisis drags on
23 - SoftBank's first Sony smartphone deal takes aim at U.S. market
24 - U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped
25 - Tragedy-hit Malaysia Airlines to lose 6,000 jobs in bold revamp
1 - U.S. auto sales seen ending summer without a sizzle

DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. auto industry sales in August will be about even with a year ago, not quite ending the summer in a sizzling fashion but still warm enough to continue the recovery from a recession now five years in the rear-view mirror.






8/30/2014 2:14:27 AM

2 - Exclusive: Bitcoin promoter to plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve U.S. charges that he engaged in a scheme to sell over $1 million of the digital currency to users of illicit online marketplace Silk Road, his lawyer said Friday.

8/30/2014 1:25:46 AM

3 - Silva widens lead ahead of Brazil presidential election

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Environmentalist Marina Silva has widened her lead over President Dilma Rousseff to 10 percentage points in what could be a likely runoff in Brazil's October election, a survey by polling firm Datafolha showed on Friday.






8/30/2014 1:20:59 AM

4 - U.S. judge halts major part of Texas law restricting abortions

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. judge struck down parts of a law restricting abortions in Texas, saying in a decision on Friday that a provision requiring clinics to have certain hospital-like settings for surgeries was unconstitutional.

8/30/2014 12:57:34 AM

5 - Ebola outbreak reaches Senegal, riots break out in Guinea

DAKAR/CONAKRY (Reuters) - The West African state of Senegal became the fifth country to be hit by the world's worst Ebola outbreak on Friday, while riots broke out in neighboring Guinea's remote southeast where infection rates are rising fast.






8/30/2014 12:28:32 AM

6 - Obama, in Estonia and at NATO summit, to send strong message to Putin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Estonia and attend a NATO summit in Wales next week to send a strong message to Russian President Vladimir Putin that his incursion into Ukraine must be reversed and to keep his hands off the Baltic nations.






8/30/2014 12:00:26 AM

7 - After hard bargaining, EU set for deal on new leadership

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders are set to end weeks of wrangling over top jobs in Brussels and agree on Saturday on who will fill key posts in EU institutions that face major challenges from a combative Russia and a stuttering economy.

8/29/2014 11:02:27 PM

8 - U.S auto sales seen ending summer without a sizzle

DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. auto industry sales in August will be about even with a year ago, not quite ending the summer in a sizzling fashion but still warm enough to continue the recovery from a recession now five years in the rear-view mirror.

8/29/2014 9:38:43 PM

9 - Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis

LAKE SELIGER Russia/KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels.






8/29/2014 9:21:34 PM

10 - Pentagon says Iraq operations costing on average $7.5 million per day

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military operations against Islamic State in Iraq have cost an average of $7.5 million per day since they began in mid-June, the Pentagon said on Friday, a figure that means the department has spent more than $500 million on the conflict.






8/29/2014 8:34:43 PM

11 - U.S. slaps more sanctions on Iranian banks, firms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday penalized a number of Iranian and other foreign companies, banks and airlines for violating sanctions against Tehran largely tied to its nuclear program.

8/29/2014 7:01:24 PM

12 - U.S. says no precise threat to homeland from Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is not aware of any specific threat to the U.S. homeland from Islamic State militants, the Department of Homeland Security said on Friday after Britain raised its international terrorism threat level.






8/29/2014 7:00:32 PM

13 - U.N. tries to locate Fijian peacekeepers seized on Golan Heights

QUNEITRA Golan Heights (Reuters) - U.N. officials shuttled along the rocky frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, trying to establish the whereabouts of 44 United Nations peacekeepers seized by al-Qaeda-linked militants inside Syria.

8/29/2014 6:53:23 PM

14 - Syrian refugees top 3 million, half of all Syrians displaced: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries as of Friday, but many remain trapped by the advance of Islamist militants or are having difficulty in reaching open border crossings, the United Nations said.






8/29/2014 6:44:12 PM

15 - U.S. consumer spending pauses, but rising confidence offers hope

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending fell in July for the first time in six months, but confidence among households hit a seven-year high in August, suggesting the retrenchment would be temporary.






8/29/2014 5:51:58 PM

16 - U.N. urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Missouri shooting

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.

8/29/2014 5:25:52 PM

17 - Sprint grabs lifeline with rural U.S. roaming deals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With plans for a T-Mobile US Inc merger in tatters, Sprint Corp is expanding a roaming program with rural cellphone companies that could provide a much-needed way for the debt-laden wireless carrier to cheaply increase its footprint.

8/29/2014 5:15:54 PM

18 - China investigates senior legislator amid corruption crackdown

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is investigating a member of its top legislature, the country's corruption watchdog said on Friday, the latest high-profile official to be targeted in a government campaign to stamp out graft.






8/29/2014 3:45:00 PM

19 - U.S. sends arms to bolster Lebanon army after Islamist incursion

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States has begun delivering nearly $20 million of arms including assault rifles, anti-tank missiles and mortars to bolster Lebanon's army after Islamist insurgents seized a border town for several days this month, U.S. officials said on Friday.

8/29/2014 3:39:05 PM

20 - McDonald's says 12 Russian branches temporarily closed

MOSCOW (Reuters) - McDonald's said on Friday that a total of 12 of its branches in Russia had been temporarily closed over the state food safety regulator's allegations of sanitary violations.

8/29/2014 2:34:40 PM

21 - Fiat signals Chrysler merger on track

MILAN (Reuters) - Fiat signaled its merger with U.S. affiliate Chrysler was on track on Friday as a tally of shareholders suggested most had chosen not to exercise an option that could derail the plan, a vital step in the Italian carmaker's turnaround efforts.






8/29/2014 2:19:59 PM

22 - Pakistan leader distances himself from army as crisis drags on

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's prime minister, weakened by weeks of opposition protests calling for him to resign, distanced himself from an army move to intervene in the crisis on Friday, saying he did not turn to the military for help to defuse the stand-off.






8/29/2014 2:17:18 PM

23 - SoftBank's first Sony smartphone deal takes aim at U.S. market

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Corp and its U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, sources with knowledge of the matter said, as the two technology titans confront daunting challenges in the U.S. market.

8/29/2014 2:08:17 PM

24 - U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.

8/29/2014 11:59:08 AM

25 - Tragedy-hit Malaysia Airlines to lose 6,000 jobs in bold revamp

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will slash nearly a third of its 20,000 workforce and cut back its global route network as part of a radical 6 billion ringgit ($1.9 billion) restructuring following the devastating impact of two jetliner disasters.






8/29/2014 11:03:15 AM

 

 

  

  





 











 

 

 
 






 

 







 

 


 

 

 

 

 


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