Monday, June 12th, 2017

 

Indonesia has reached tax deal with Google for 2016, finance minister says | Reuters

By Hidayat Setiaji and Eveline Danubrata | JAKARTA JAKARTA Indonesia has reached a tax settlement with Alphabet Inc’s Google for 2016, the country’s finance minister said, following a months-long dispute over allegations that the search giant had not made enough annual payments to the government. A senior tax official had said in September that Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, planned to pursue Google for five years of back taxes and the company could face a bill of more than $400 million for 2015 alone if it were found to haveRead More


Warriors beat Cavaliers to clinch NBA title | Reuters

By Rory Carroll | OAKLAND, Calif. OAKLAND, Calif. The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 on Monday to win their second NBA championship in three seasons and cap a near-perfect run through the playoffs. The Warriors, who beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them last year after squandering a 3-1 series lead, went a record-setting 15-1 in the playoffs, their only loss coming in Game Four of the best-of-seven championship. The win spelled redemption for the Warriors, who brought forward Kevin Durant over fromRead More


Ex-NBA player Rodman expected to arrive in North Korea Tuesday: CNN | Reuters

WASHINGTON Former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman is expected to arrive in North Korea on Tuesday for a trip the State Department said was not an official U.S. visit, CNN reported on Monday. Rodman, who met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on previous trips to Pyongyang and has called him “an awesome kid,” declined to answer questions when he was seen by CNN reporters at Beijing International Airport, the network said. Tensions have heightened on the Korean peninsula over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile tests and its vow toRead More


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Spanish firm makes eerily realistic human, alien babies | Reuters

BILBAO, Spain Want a doll that looks, moves and feels almost exactly like a newborn? Or how about a baby Avatar, or a half human-half piglet? The whole range was on display at a trade fair in Bilbao, northern Spain showcasing “Reborn Babies” made by Spanish company Babyclon, one of a small number of firms worldwide that cater to a particular subculture of collectors who value the dolls’ unsettling realism. Some of the basic silicone dolls cost almost 600 euros ($670), while high-end models equipped with motors that make theRead More


The property manager and Putin’s friends | Reuters

By Stephen Grey and Jack Stubbs | LONDON/MOSCOW LONDON/MOSCOW A little-known Russian businessman from St Petersburg has provided properties to multiple women who share one common theme: President Vladimir Putin. One of the women is Putin’s younger daughter; two are close relatives of a woman Russian media have reported to be Putin’s girlfriend – though the president has strongly denied any relationship.  And a fourth is a student who posed for a calendar celebrating the president’s birthday. All of the properties are in upmarket gated complexes in and around Moscow. Public recordsRead More


Citi snags Freepoint Commodities SVP: sources | Reuters

HOUSTON John Haynes, a senior vice president for Freepoint Commodities, has left the trading firm for Citigroup’s energy division, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. Haynes, who traded West Coast natural gas, joined Freepoint in October 2014. He previously traded natural gas at EDF Trading. It was not clear what Haynes’ new title would be at Citigroup. Representatives from Citigroup and Freepoint did not respond to requests for comment. (Reporting by Liz Hampton in Houston and Catherine Ngai in New York; Editing by Dan Grebler) ‘); $(‘.second-article-divide’).append($(‘.slider.slider-module’));Read More


Panda gives birth in Japan five years after previous cub died | Reuters

TOKYO A female panda gave birth at a Tokyo zoo on Monday, zoo officials said, five years after her first cub was found dead just days after it was born. Shin Shin, Ueno Zoo’s 11-year-old giant panda, began pacing her cage and showing other signs of agitation late on Saturday, prompting keepers to keep watch around the clock. Cries from a cub were heard shortly before noon and it was seen on a monitor soon after. “We are very happy,” Yutaka Fukuda, deputy head of the zoo told a newsRead More


Bayer, J&J win second U.S. trial over Xarelto bleeding risks | Reuters

A federal jury has cleared Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of liability in the second trial to stem from thousands of lawsuits blaming injuries on the blood thinner Xarelto, the drug companies said on Monday. (Reporting by Nate Raymond in Boston; Editing by Dan Grebler) ‘); $(‘.second-article-divide’).append($(‘.slider.slider-module’)); $(‘.third-article-divide’).append(”); var median = (relatedItemsTotal / 2); var $relatedContentGroupOne = $(‘.related-content.group-one ul’); var $relatedContentGroupTwo = $(‘.related-content.group-two ul’); $.each($relatedItems, function(k,v) { if (k + 1 Also In Health News Source link


Aegean quake shakes buildings in Greece and Turkey, one dead | Reuters

ISTANBUL/ATHENS A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the western coast of Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, killing one woman and rattling buildings from the Aegean Turkish province of Izmir to the Greek capital Athens. The epicenter of the quake was about 84 km (52 miles) northwest of the Turkish coastal city of Izmir and 15 km south of Lesbos, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said on its website. The National Observatory of Athens put it slightly lower at 6.1. Extensive damage was reported at a villageRead More