US charges five in Rolls Royce bribery probe

7 Nov

The United States on Tuesday unveiled criminal charges against five people accused of involvement in a bribery scheme to help British defense giant Rolls-Royce win energy-related contracts in Kazakhstan.The new charges — which have so far resulted in …

Nike vows to fix NBA jerseys after shirts shredded

7 Nov

Nike on Tuesday vowed to fix issues with its NBA jerseys after a string of high-profile incidents which have seen shirts torn to shreds.The opening weeks of the NBA campaign have seen multiple incidents of torn jerseys, creating a public relations head…

Daly and May set to wing it for England

7 Nov

Elliot Daly and Jonny May are both set for a quicker than expected return to Test duty after the wings were named Tuesday in a 26-man squad for England’s November international opener against Argentina this weekend.England coach Eddie Jones will cut th…

France backtracks on nuclear power reduction target

7 Nov

The French government said Tuesday that it probably would not be able to keep its 2025 deadline for reducing the proportion of electricity generated from nuclear to 50 percent, an admission which angered ecologists.Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot ad…

Olympiakos owner to stand trial for corruption: reports

7 Nov

Greek media reported Tuesday that Olympiakos owner Vangelis Marinakis is among 28 people who are to be brought to trial for corruption in Greek football.The Athens News Agency, quoting reliable sources, said the Athens Court of Appeals will officially …

Europe urges US Congress not to torpedo Iran deal

7 Nov

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned Tuesday that the Iran nuclear deal can never be renegotiated, as she urged US lawmakers not to try to reopen the agreement. Her visit coincided with that of the head of the UN nuclear watchdog, IAEA dir…

Halladay dies in plane crash: officials

7 Nov

Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay died Tuesday after a plane he was piloting crashed in the Gulf of Mexico, authorities confirmed.The 40-year-old two-time Cy Young winner, who retired four years ago, was the only person on board the sin…

Twitter to double tweet limit to 280 characters

7 Nov

Twitter announced Tuesday it would double the limit for tweets to 280 characters in a bid to draw in more users and boost engagement at the social network.”We’re expanding the character limit! We want it to be easier and faster for everyone to express …

IUDs cut risk of cervical cancer by one-third: study

7 Nov

Women who get intra-uterine devices (IUDs) for birth control appear to face a dramatically lower risk of getting cervical cancer, the third most common cancer in women worldwide, US researchers said Tuesday.The risk of cervical cancer in women with IUD…

Snap shares dive as loss widens

7 Nov

Shares of Snapchat parent Snap plunged Tuesday after reporting a widening loss and user numbers which fell short of market expectations.Revenue at the California-based company rose to $207.9 million but its loss more than tripled to $443 million in the…

US Commerce Secretary not really a billionaire: Forbes

7 Nov

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has exaggerated his personal wealth and is not in fact a billionaire, a leading business magazine reported Tuesday.The report by Forbes also accused Ross of serial dishonesty and was more unwelcome publicity for the Tr…