Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq’s Basra, three hurt

BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) – A rocket struck the site of the residential and operations headquarters of several global major oil companies, including U.S. giant ExxonMobil, near Iraq’s southern city of Basra early on Wednesday, wounding three people, Iraq’s military said. … Continue reading Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq’s Basra, three hurt

Ex-Trump aide Hicks to testify behind closed doors to U.S. House investigators

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hope Hicks, once a close aide and communications director for President Donald Trump, will become on Wednesday the first member of his inner circle to testify to the congressional panel leading a probe into possible obstruction of … Continue reading Ex-Trump aide Hicks to testify behind closed doors to U.S. House investigators

Xi firmly backs Pyongyang’s effort to solve Korea Peninsula issues: Rodong Sinmun

SEOUL (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping said in an op-ed in North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun on Wednesday that China supports North Korea’s “correct direction” in politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula. An image of North Korean … Continue reading Xi firmly backs Pyongyang’s effort to solve Korea Peninsula issues: Rodong Sinmun

Facebook’s cryptocurrency ambitions face privacy concerns, political backlash

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns. The social networking giant has linked … Continue reading Facebook’s cryptocurrency ambitions face privacy concerns, political backlash