China’s house prices fall further, economic gloom deepens

China’s house prices fall further, economic gloom deepens

By Xiaoyi Shao and Lu Jianxin BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Worries that China’s economy may be slowing further intensified on Thursday as data showed home prices fell for the fourth straight month, adding to expectations that Beijing will need to do more to stimulate activity. For now, policy easing is likely to come in the form [...]

Border standoff dominates China Xi’s visit to India

Border standoff dominates China Xi’s visit to India

By Rajesh Kumar Singh and Frank Jack Daniel NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A standoff between Indian and Chinese soldiers overshadowed a visit to New Delhi by China’s President Xi Jinping on Thursday, with a $20 billion investment pledge eclipsed by robust comments from India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the dispute. Modi and Xi [...]

As growth stalls, G20 seeks closure on regulations

As growth stalls, G20 seeks closure on regulations

By Lincoln Feast and Ian Chua SYDNEY (Reuters) – G20 host Australia is leading a push to draw a line under the global financial crisis, urging the group of top economies to swiftly finalize regulations aimed at preventing a repeat of the crash and focus on measures to revive sputtering global growth. But the efforts [...]

Chagrined NFL teams bow to pressure on domestic abuse cases

Chagrined NFL teams bow to pressure on domestic abuse cases

By Eric Kelsey and Mary Milliken (Reuters) – Another National Football League player was arrested on domestic violence allegations hours after two teams succumbed to public pressure and suspended players enmeshed in similar cases on Wednesday. The charges against Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer of aggravated assault in connection with two alleged incidents of [...]

U.S. House passes bill to avert government shutdown, extend Export-Import bank

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a stop-gap spending measure that averts an Oct. 1 government shutdown and extends the U.S. Export-Import Bank’s ability to operate for another nine months. The measure, passed 319-108 with opposition evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, also contains a separately approved [...]

NFL’s Panthers puts Hardy on leave pending settlement of case

NFL’s Panthers puts Hardy on leave pending settlement of case

By Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) – The Carolina Panthers on Wednesday placed Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy on the National Football League’s exempt list, meaning he will not play until his domestic violence case is settled. Hardy was convicted in July of domestic violence, but has appealed the verdict, which entitles him to a jury [...]

Gunmen kill 15 at college in north Nigeria’s Kano

By Nneluke Ikemfuna KANO Nigeria (Reuters) – Gunmen stormed a higher education college in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, firing on fleeing students and setting off an explosion in an attack that killed at least 15 people and wounded 35, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in the region’s main [...]

House votes to arm Syrian rebels

House votes to arm Syrian rebels

By Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama’s plan on Wednesday to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need to defeat Islamic State militants. The House voted 273-to-156 to authorize [...]

Nuclear deal elusive as Iran, six powers resume talks in New York

Nuclear deal elusive as Iran, six powers resume talks in New York

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A diplomatic breakthrough is unlikely on a nuclear deal to end sanctions against Iran when talks resume in New York this week between Tehran and six world powers deadlocked after a year of negotiations. The talks between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China [...]

U.S. advisers may take forward positions in Iraq fighting

U.S. advisers may take forward positions in Iraq fighting

By Jeff Mason MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. (Reuters) – Some U.S. military advisers could end up in front-line positions in the fight against Islamic State militants, the White House said on Wednesday, although President Barack Obama vowed that America would not fight another ground war in Iraq. The House of Representatives gave a green [...]