Angry Birds maker Rovio posts sharply lower quarterly profit

August 17, 2018 HELSINKI (Reuters) – Rovio Entertainment <ROVIO.HE>, the maker of the “Angry Birds” mobile game series, reported a sharply lower quarterly profit on Friday due to declining revenue from its 2016 Hollywood movie, but said sales at its games business were growing. The Finnish company, which listed its shares last September, reported second-quarter […]

Jin Air’s license intact after ‘nut rage’ sister’s scandal; shares soar

August 17, 2018 By Heekyong Yang SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s Jin Air <272450.KS> escaped the worst of regulatory wrath on Friday when it was allowed to keep its business license in the wake of public outrage over the behavior of members of its founding family. The country’s No.2 budget carrier’s license was put under […]

The Rohingya lists: refugees compile their own record of those killed in Myanmar

August 17, 2018 By Clare Baldwin KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) – Mohib Bullah is not your typical human rights investigator. He chews betel and he lives in a rickety hut made of plastic and bamboo. Sometimes, he can be found standing in a line for rations at the Rohingya refugee camp where he lives […]

Tesla’s Musk says no plans to relinquish chairman, CEO roles: NYT

August 17, 2018 (Reuters) – Elon Musk has no plans to relinquish his dual role as chairman and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc <TSLA.O>, he said in an interview with the New York Times on Thursday. Musk, who is under intense scrutiny by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is facing lawsuits over […]

Pressure mounts on Trump to deliver for Iowa ahead of elections

August 17, 2018 By Jarrett Renshaw DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – Warren Bachman, a 72-year-old Iowa soybean farmer, is one of many who turned Clarke County into Donald Trump country, as the Republican president took 61 percent of the votes in 2016 in a county that went for Democrat Barack Obama four years earlier. But […]

Turkish lira weakens to 5.86, U.S. warns of more sanctions

August 17, 2018 ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The Turkish lira weakened to 5.86 against the dollar on Friday from its previous close of 5.8150 as investors weighed up a U.S warning that Turkey should expect more economic sanctions unless it hands over detained American pastor Andrew Brunson. The lira <TRYTOM=D3> has weakened 35 percent against the […]

New U.S. training unit in Afghanistan faces old problems

August 17, 2018 By James Mackenzie CAMP DAHLKE, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Captain Joe Fontana, a team leader with the U.S. army’s 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, is part of a new unit but he is working on problems that have been stubbornly familiar to American military advisers in Afghanistan for years. The 1st SFAB was […]

NFL roundup: Eagles’ Foles strains shoulder

August 17, 2018 Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles sustained a shoulder strain in the Eagles’ 37-20 preseason loss to the New England Patriots on Thursday night in Foxborough, Mass. The injury occurred in the second quarter when Foles was hit by Patriots defensive end Adrian Clayborn. Foles grabbed his throwing arm as he fell to the […]

Japan July inflation seen ticking up but still far from BOJ target: Reuters poll

August 17, 2018 By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s core consumer inflation rate likely picked up slightly in July but due mostly to rising energy costs rather than robust demand, a Reuters poll showed, further evidence the central bank is making little headway in reaching its price target. Subdued wage and price growth have […]