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January 6, 2019 10:50 AM Philippine court orders arrest of Japanese casino mogul Okada

MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine court has ordered the arrest of Japanese pachinko billionaire Kazuo Okada, about a month after the country’s Department of Justice recommended the filing of charges against him over three counts of fraud. The DOJ has found cause to indict Okada for three counts of swindling after he acquired “through mistake or fraud 87

January 4, 2019 4:44 AM Navy SEAL to plead not guilty to murder charge of ISIS teen

SAN DIEGO – A decorated Navy SEAL is facing charges of premediated murder and other offenses in connection with the fatal stabbing of a teenage Islamic State prisoner under his care in Iraq in 2017 and the shooting of unarmed Iraqi civilians. Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher is also accused of posing with the teen's corpse at his re-enlistment 85

December 20, 2018 2:29 AM Video captures train slamming into semi-truck trapped on tracks in Texas

Video captured the moment when a train slammed into a semi-truck that was trapped on the tracks in Texas on Tuesday. The crash in Midland, Texas occurred after the vehicle became stuck while trying to navigate over the train tracks, KWES reported, citing authorities. The approaching locomotive could be heard on the recording honking its horn as it neared 91

December 19, 2018 1:14 PM Uber and other taxi firms to pay London congestion charge

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber, Addison Lee and other private hire taxi operators in London will no longer be exempt from paying a weekday charge for entering the city center, as Mayor Sadiq Khan continues his bid to improve air quality. Most drivers entering London’s central zone, spanning King’s Cross in the north, the City in the east, the Imperial War Museum 142

December 19, 2018 8:39 AM SoftBank Corp sees no tech impact from not using Huawei gear

(Reuters) - SoftBank Corp does not expect any technology impact if it does not use 5G network gear from Chinese tech giant Huawei [HWT.UL] and had found the same level of quality from other vendors, an executive said at a press conference on Wednesday. The Japanese telecom operator said it had not made a decision on switching from Chinese equipment makers 143

December 14, 2018 9:59 PM Poste Italiane can withstand competition from Amazon: CEO

MILAN (Reuters) - Poste Italiane can weather competition from Amazon.com in its deliveries business, the chief executive of the former Italian postal services monopoly said on Friday. Last month the Italian government formally authorised the U.S. e-commerce giant to operate as a postal operator in the country through its subsidiaries Amazon Italia Logistics 117

December 13, 2018 5:41 PM Chick-fil-A knockoff? Walmart's new 'Chicken Dipping Sauce' likened to fast-food fave

Chick-fil-A's signature dipping sauce is a favorite among the fast food restaurant's customers. (Reuters/Rashid Umar Abbasi) Chick-fil-A aficionados devoted to the fast-food chain’s signature dipping sauce may have another way to satisfy that craving. Walmart’s Great Value brand of chicken dipping sauce has drawn stark comparisons to Chick-fil-A’s classic 113

December 13, 2018 11:02 AM Top German court rules Uber limousine service illegal

KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) - Germany’s highest court ruled on Thursday that a defunct limousine service offered by Uber [UBER.UL] was illegal, in a setback for the U.S. ride-hailing company that has struggled to comply with the law in Europe’s largest economy. The Federal Court of Justice, handing down a final decision, upheld lower-court rulings in favor 91

December 10, 2018 8:45 PM NZ's Restaurant Brands signs deal to expand Taco Bell in NZ, Australia

(Reuters) - Fast-food group Restaurant Brands New Zealand Ltd (RBD.NZ) inked a deal to expand “Tex-Mex” food chain Taco Bell’s brand in New Zealand and in Australia’s New South Wales, the company said on Tuesday. The agreement reached with Taco Bell Restaurants Asia PTE dictates the construction of more than 60 new Taco Bell restaurants in NZ and Australia 75

December 7, 2018 2:32 PM Britain's O2 to compensate customers with phone credit after data outage

(Reuters) - British mobile operator O2 said on Friday it would compensate customers with phone credit, a day after a software glitch caused smartphone users to lose internet access. The company, which is owned by Spain’s Telefonica, said it planned to credit two days of monthly airtime subscription charges for its monthly customers, by the end of January 110