Iran called on Britain on Friday to immediately release an oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking European sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman told state news agency IRNA.
SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Singapore has cautioned wealth managers against aggressively marketing their services or making other efforts to woo clients to the city state by capitalizing on rival Hong Kong’s political turmoil, people with knowledge of the matter said. U.S.
USA-CENSUS/ Trump drops census citizenship question, vows to get data from government
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump retreated on Thursday from adding a contentious question on citizenship to the 2020 census, but insisted he was not giving up his fight to count how many non-citizens are in the country and ordered government agencies to mine their databases. STORM-BARRY-NHC/
Tropical storm Barry likely to become hurricane by Friday or Saturday: NHC Tropical storm Barry could strengthen into a hurricane by Friday night or early Saturday when the center is near the coast of Louisiana, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
Volkswagen to inject $2.6 billion into Ford unit Argo AI: source HAMBURG (Reuters) - Carmaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will inject $2.6 billion into Ford’s (F.N) self-driving unit Argo AI at an overall valuation of $7 billion in the deal, a source close to the matter said on Friday.
CHINA-AUTOS-HYBRID/ China considers limited support for petrol-electric hybrids in boon for Toyota, Honda
BEIJING (Reuters) - China is considering re-classifying petrol-electric hybrid vehicles so they get more favorable treatment than all-petrol or diesel counterparts under clean car rules, making it easier for automakers to meet environment quotas and offer more choice. ENTERTAINMENT
PEOPLE-RKELLY/ R&B singer R. Kelly arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges: media
WELLINGTON, July 12 (Reuters) - Sam Cane will lead the All Blacks in their opening Rugby Championship match against Argentina next week in Buenos Aires, continuing the loose forward's remarkable return from a broken neck. SOCCER-NATIONS-CIV-DZA/
Ivory Coast depart Cup of Nations as stars fail to shine CAIRO, July 12 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast coach Ibrahim Kamara's team selections raised eyebrows throughout the Africa Cup of Nations but even after their quarter-final exit to Algeria he stuck to his guns, saying they had laid the foundations for a bright future.
UPCOMING POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
BRITAIN-EU/IRELAND British pro-EU lawmaker Dominic Grieve gives address in Dublin
12 Jul 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT BRITAIN-EU/LEADER-DEBATE (PIX) (TV)
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt take part in Conservative Party leadership hustings Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt take part in Conservative Party leadership hustings in race to become Prime Minister. This debate will take place in Cheltenham.
12 Jul 14:00 ET / 18:00 GMT NORTH CAROLINA-GERRYMANDERING/
U.S. battle over partisan electoral maps to face major test in North Carolina After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled federal judges cannot curb partisan gerrymandering, reform advocates vowed to take their fight to state courts that retain the power to police the practice of drawing electoral lines for political gain.
12 Jul 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT USA-ELECTION/HEALTHCARE
Democratic presidential candidates seize on drug prices as campaign issue In the wake of the White House abandoning a proposal aimed at lowering drug prices, Democrats featured their own proposals and began pressing the issue.
12 Jul 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT BRITAIN-EU/LEADER-INTERVIEWS
12 Jul 14:00 ET / 18:00 GMT COLOMBIA-PEACE/UN (TV)
UN Security Council visits reintegration area for former FARC rebels The UN Security Council visits a Colombian region where former Marxist FARC rebels are being trained to reintegrate into society. Representatives of the delegation are expected to provide comments to media following the visit.
Jul 13 SUDAN-POLITICS/
Sudanese rally for victims of protest crackdown Sudan's leading protest group calls for rallies to honour protesters killed by security forces, as the ruling military council and an opposition alliance struggle to finalise a power-sharing deal for a political transition.
Jul 13 DISASTERS / ACCIDENTS
STORM-BARRY/ (PIX) (TV) Storm Barry bears down on New Orleans with 'extreme rain,' flooding risk
Tropical Storm Barry was headed towards New Orleans on Friday, packing heavy rains and a damaging storm surge as it was forecast to make landfall by early Saturday as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019. 12 Jul 06:00 ET / 10:00 GMT
CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE HONGKONG-EXTRADITION/STUDENTS (TV)
Hong Kong University students to rally against Vice-Chancellor over extradition remarks Students at the University of Hong Kong will protest against the administration of Carrie Lam and request that University Vice-Chancellor Xiang Zhang withdraw a controversial statement condemning violence by political demonstrators.
12 Jul 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
VOLKSWAGEN-FORD/ALLIANCE (PIX) (TV) Ford, Volkswagen promise details on electric, autonomous vehicle alliance
Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG said on Thursday they are expanding their global alliance announced in January with deals that are expected to involve collaboration on electric and autonomous vehicles. 12 Jul 08:00 ET / 12:00 GMT
KENYA-UK/ UK’s Secretary of State for International Development holds news conference
Secretary of State for International Development of the United Kingdom Rory Stewart addresses the media at the end of a two-day trip to Kenya focusing on energy and the environment. 12 Jul 10:30 ET / 14:30 GMT
PAKISTAN-STRIKE/ Pakistani business groups to strike over tax evasion measures
Pakistani business groups call strike over government measures aimed at cracking down on tax evasion, a key element in the $6 billion bailout agreement signed this month with the International Monetary Fund to ward off a debt and balance of payments crisis. Jul 13
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