Month: July 2017

By Nilufar Rizki and Jessica Damiana | JAKARTA JAKARTA A leader of Indonesia’s second-largest Muslim organization has called for a boycott of Starbucks (SBUX.O), saying that the international coffee chain’s pro-gay stand risks ruining the “religious and cultured” core of the Southeast Asian nation. With the exception of the ultra-conservative Aceh province, homosexuality is legal
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Stephen Curry has agreed to a record five-year, $201 million ‘super-max’ deal to stay at the Golden State Warriors, according to several reports on Friday. The deal came immediately after the NBA’s free agency period began and was done under the league’s designated veteran player extension. Under the new designation, which was added to the
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TORONTO The U.S government warned industrial firms this week about a hacking campaign targeting the nuclear and energy sectors, the latest event to highlight the power industry’s vulnerability to cyber attacks. Since at least May, hackers used tainted “phishing” emails to “harvest credentials” so they could gain access to networks of their targets, according to
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WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday approved a six-month delay in allowing transgender recruits to join the U.S. armed forces, a Pentagon spokeswoman said. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement that Mattis accepted a recommendation to defer transgender applicants until Jan. 1. The Pentagon ended its ban on openly transgender people serving
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By Martyn Herman | LONDON LONDON Brad Gilbert reckons 40 women have a shot at the Wimbledon title which, depending on which side of the fence you stand, means either the WTA Tour is blessed with extraordinary depth or chronically short of capable understudies for Serena Williams. Its supporters will say the unpredictability adds to
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Even though a steady stream of money has flowed out of U.S. stocks into overseas markets, investors expect European and emerging market equities to rise further, supported by expectations for economic growth and accommodative central bank policies. U.S. fund investors put the most money into overseas equities since the second quarter in 2015, with more
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