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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 1934

January 13, 2019 5:28 AM Australia to force local governments to induct citizens on national holiday

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s federal government has ordered local governments to hold naturalization ceremonies for new citizens on Australia Day amid controversy over the holiday, which some claim is offensive to its indigenous people. The government is proposing that all local government bodies in Australia, typically referred to as councils, must hold induction 109

January 12, 2019 6:43 PM Nurses from Illinois hospital who were pregnant at the same time take photo with newborns

Eight nurses at an Illinois hospital who got pregnant around the same time are now showing the world their new arrivals. The women, obstetrician nurses at Anderson Hospital's Pavilion for Women in Maryville, were featured on the hospital's Facebook page this week holding their newborns. “The Pavilion for Women had their own baby boom going 234

January 11, 2019 7:57 PM Woman gives birth to albino baby after being told she was infertile: 'She's our little miracle'

An English woman is holding her miracle baby extra tight after doctors once told her she had little to no chance of having children. Shannon Conarty of Yorkshire, was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormone imbalance, as a teen. After that, the thought of not having children made her feel depressed, but in September, after three years of trying 250

January 11, 2019 2:40 AM Orlando City still in talks to sign ex-Brazil star Diego from Flamengo

Orlando City SC remains in talks with Flamengo midfielder Diego, multiple sources have told ESPN FC. At issue is the fact that Diego, 33, has six months remaining on his contract, and that Flamengo is holding out for a transfer fee. The Brazilian club is also eager to find a replacement for the attacking midfielder prior to letting him move to the Lions 81

January 10, 2019 11:06 PM Jim Carrey slams 'tyrant' Trump Saudi's ties in gruesome painting

Jim Carrey continued his social media onslaught against President Trump and his administration on Thursday, tweeting a gruesome drawing of the "tyrant" president with what appeared to be Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and a man having his arm chopped off. (Getty) Jim Carrey continued his social media onslaught against President Trump and his administration 138

January 10, 2019 12:19 PM Exclusive: Glencore loses exclusive marketing rights to two Libyan crude grades

LONDON (Reuters) - Trading and mining giant Glencore (GLEN.L) has lost its exclusive marketing rights for two of Libya’s main crude oil export grades after holding those rights since the end of 2015, trading sources with direct knowledge said. China’s Unipec has been allocated three cargoes of that crude in January, according to one of the sources 131

January 9, 2019 8:44 PM Michael R White: Iran confirms arrest of ex-US sailor

Iran has confirmed it is holding a US citizen, the first American detained in the Islamic Republic during the Trump presidency. Former US Navy member Michael R White, 46, was arrested "some time ago" and is being held at an Iranian prison, the foreign ministry said. Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said US officials had immediately been made aware of the arrest 103

January 7, 2019 12:59 PM DXC Technology to buy software development company Luxoft for $2 billion

(Reuters) - IT and consulting services provider DXC Technology Co said on Monday it would buy software development company Luxoft Holding Inc for about $2 billion to expand its digital offerings to the financial and automotive sectors. Luxoft shareholders will get $59 per share in cash, representing a premium of about 86 percent to the company’s closing 95

January 6, 2019 7:05 PM Saudi woman runaway held in Thailand while fleeing family

BANGKOK – A Saudi woman is using social media to draw attention to her plight to flee her family, claiming that authorities in Thailand have confiscated her passport and are holding her at an airport hotel room in Bangkok. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, began posting on Twitter late Saturday after Thai authorities stopped her in transit from Kuwait. She claims 101