The largest U.S. banks are scrutinizing members of the Federal Reserve for any insight into how the central bank will tinker interest rates.Banksread more
Facebook's cryptocurrency project has already been met with skepticism from policymakers around the world.Technologyread more
The U.S. and China restarted their trade talks, but signs are showing a comprehensive deal could be a long way off, if it happens at all.Marketsread more
Stone, 66, a notorious Republican political operative who has described himself as a "dirty trickster," had previously been dressed down by the judge for his public remarks...Politicsread more
The Biden team's second-quarter Federal Election Commission filing shows that the campaign wrote a check of just over $5,300 on June 28 to Sheehan Associates for "strategic...2020 Electionsread more
See which stocks are posting big moves after the bell on July 16.Market Insiderread more
While the vote served as a show of solidarity for Democrats, it recommended no substantive penalty against Trump.Politicsread more
United Airlines' second-quarter profit tops estimates but questions about the 737 Max linger.Airlinesread more
Three civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the Trump administration's new asylum rule, which bars asylum claims from most noncitizens who travel...Politicsread more
Google VP of policy Karan Bhatia started sweating early as hearing chair Ted Cruz brings out an internal presentation created within the company.Technologyread more
At a hearing with the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust, an Amazon representative disputed a key argument about how it users sellers' data.Technologyread more
(Adds details, Glencore no comment)
DAKAR, July 8 (Reuters) - Congolese soldiers fired in the air on Monday as illegal miners protested outside a metallurgical plant on a copper and cobalt concession run by Glencore, a witness told Reuters.
The protest at the Luilu plant follows the eviction last week of thousands of illegal miners from Glencore's Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) concession in southern Democratic Republic of Congo after 43 people died in a landslide.
The witness, a member of a local civil society organisation, said at least 50 protesters had gathered at the plant to demand access to a nearby mine owned by state company Gecamines.
In response, seven vehicles carrying soldiers arrived on the scene and attempted to disperse the crowd, he said.
A Glencore spokesperson declined immediate comment. Army and government officials did not respond to requests for comment.
The decision by the government to use the army to evict miners illegally digging on the KCC concession, which is majority-owned by a Glencore subsidiary, sparked angry protests outside the local governor's office and looting of shops last Thursday.
The government of Lualaba province, where KCC is located, has promised to provide other concessions where the evicted miners can dig, but they are sceptical that these will be sufficient to absorb them all.
Activists say they fear the deployment of the army to tackle the issue of illegal artisanal mining could lead to violent clashes and human rights abuses.
(Reporting by Aaron Ross Writing by Joe Bavier Editing by Catherine Evans and Kevin Liffey)