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January 16, 2019 5:35 AM U.S. police arrest journalist working for Iran's state TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. police have arrested an American-born journalist working for Iran’s English-language Press TV on unspecified charges, the state-run broadcaster reported on Wednesday. “Marziyeh Hashemi was arrested in St. Louis and sent to custody in Washington DC although no formal charges have been pressed against her,” it said. “She was detained 2661

January 15, 2019 8:00 PM McDonald's loses 'Big Mac' trademark case to Irish chain Supermac's

(Reuters) - McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) has lost its rights to the trademark “Big Mac” in a European Union case ruling in favor of Ireland-based fast-food chain Supermac’s, a decision from the EU’s Spain-based Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) showed. The judgment, provided to Reuters by Supermac’s, revoked McDonald’s registration of the trademark, saying 2334

January 15, 2019 7:48 PM Exclusive: Brazil's Odebrecht offers debt-for-equity swap for Atvos unit

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Corruption-ensnared Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL] has proposed that creditors take over its sugar and ethanol unit, Atvos Agroindustrial Participacoes SA, in exchange for reducing Odebrecht’s huge debt load, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter. The move is the latest sign of the radical way in which Brazilian conglomerate 2249

January 14, 2019 12:17 AM Renault-Nissan's Ghosn received 7 million euros from Dutch JV: Les Echos

PARIS (Reuters) - Ousted Renault-Nissan alliance chairman Carlos Ghosn was paid 7 million euros ($8 million) through a Dutch joint venture between Nissan and Mitsubishi, French financial daily Les Echos reported on its website on Sunday. Les Echos said that Nissan and Mitsubishi in June 2017 set up joint venture Nissan Mitsubishi BV (NMBV) in the Netherlands 149

January 13, 2019 6:36 PM Meghan Markle's bodyguard quits after six months working for pregnant Duchess of Sussex

Meghan Markle has lost yet another royal staffer since becoming the Duchess of Sussex. The former "Suits" star's bodyguard, an officer employed by the Scotland Yard police, called it quits after just six months on the job, reports say. "Unlike someone who has grown up in the royal family and has been used to having close protection from an early age, it can be constraining 119

January 13, 2019 12:26 AM Singer Pat Boone’s wife, Shirley, dead: report

Shirley Boone, who was married to celebrated singer and actor Pat Boone, reportedly died Friday at age 84. (Getty) Shirley Boone, who was married to celebrated singer and actor Pat Boone, reportedly died Friday at age 84. The 1950s star confirmed his wife’s death to People, saying they’d shared “a wonderful, blessed life together for 65 years” and he knew he’d one day be reunited 131

January 12, 2019 3:27 PM Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen refugee arrives in Canada

A Saudi teenager who fled her family alleging abuse and got stranded at a Bangkok airport has arrived in Canada after being granted asylum there. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, had been trying to reach Australia via Bangkok but was initially told to return to Kuwait, where her family were waiting. She refused to fly back and barricaded herself into her airport 121

January 12, 2019 3:08 AM Logan Paul under fire for saying he'll 'go gay' for 'just one month'

"We're going to go the opposite," Majlak said of February, noting the two will be eating steaks, drinking "big bottles" of vodka and "just wilin' out." For March though, the co-hosts said it was "Male-Only March." "We're going to attempt to go gay for just one month," Paul stated. "For one month, and then swing, and then go back," Majlak added. The comment 143

January 11, 2019 5:57 PM Piers Morgan hospitalized for unknown cause

The controversial British TV host shared the selfie on Friday joking that I'm not going to die.' Morgan will return to his morning show Monday to address the health scare. Piers Morgan has fans worried after posting a photo of himself from a hospital bed on Twitter. The controversial British TV host shared the selfie on Friday joking that "I'm not going 148

January 11, 2019 10:50 AM Slack planning to pursue direct listing: WSJ

(Reuters) - Slack Technologies Inc is planning to go public through a direct listing, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. Slack, which operates a popular workplace instant-messaging and collaboration app, is likely to debut in the second quarter and currently expects to do so via a direct listing, according 161