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  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- A magnitude 6.2 earthquake that shook Mexico on Saturday was blamed for five deaths, spreading fear among a population reeling from multiple natural disasters and interrupting the search for survivors from a bigger tremor earlier this week. South of Mexico City, the Popocatepetl volcano sent a column of ash into the sky, capping a period of...

  • AUCKLAND, New Zealand— The main pipeline that delivers jet fuel to New Zealand's largest airport was operational again Sunday after a rupture was repaired. Pipeline owners Refining New Zealand said the first batch of fuel to travel through the pipeline since the repair arrived in Auckland on Sunday. Last week, lawmakers and public employees were told to cancel...

  • WASHINGTON— Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Saturday he will stop flying private planes on official business while an internal review of the flights is being done and that he welcomes the review. Price defended the practice of using private planes on Fox News. Price, a former Republican House member from Georgia, chartered flights to a resort...

  • *Huizhou booms thanks to Greater Bay Area drive. China this year kicked off the development of the Greater Bay Area, made up of 11 cities in southern Guangdong province, plus Hong Kong and Macau located in the Pearl River Delta. One such city is Huizhou, which has some of the lowest home prices in the Greater Bay Area and is benefiting from a plan that aims to mimic the...

  • According to a new independent analysis, the bill awaiting a Senate vote could lead to 21 million fewer Americans having health insurance. McCain, an Arizona Republican who is being treated for brain cancer and cast a crucial "no" vote to defeat a similar bill in July, said on Friday that he could not "in good conscience" vote for the proposal authored by Republican...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Sunday's national election in Germany will sound the starting gun for a renewed debate on fixing flaws in Europe's shared currency to prevent future crises. Macron's ideas are not new but several of them have faced resistance from Germany, always allergic to the idea of being handed the bill for other members' troubles.

  • HONG KONG, Sept 24- China's latest push to revive its bloated state-owned sector is set to pick up pace this year, with bankers and investors expecting possible spin-offs and asset sales to follow a key Communist Party Congress in October. But the effort is likely to only involve a limited role for private money, even as Beijing has been promoting it as crucial for...

  • TOKYO, Sept 24- On Japan's newest exchange, fame can pay off. That may not be so great for investors though. Last month, Hikaru, a Japanese YouTube star so famous he can go by a single stage name, listed himself on Valu, a platform for people to raise money, often for personal projects or businesses, by essentially selling shares in themselves.

  • LONDON, Sept 23- U.S. taxi firm Uber is prepared to make concessions as it seeks to reverse a decision by London authorities not to renew its licence in the city, which represents a potentially big blow for the fast-growing company, a newspaper reported. "While we haven't been asked to make any changes, we'd like to know what we can do," Tom Elvidge, Uber's general manager...

  • LONDON, Sept 23- U.S. taxi firm Uber is prepared to make concessions as it seeks to reverse a decision by London authorities not to renew its license in the city, which represents a potentially big blow for the fast-growing company, a newspaper reported. "While we haven't been asked to make any changes, we'd like to know what we can do," Tom Elvidge, Uber's general manager...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 24- Thyssenkrupp AG is to set up a joint working group of board members and labour representatives to help implement the plan to merge with Tata Steel, it said in a statement published on Sunday after a supervisory board meeting. If approved, it would create Europe's second-biggest steelmaker after ArcelorMittal, with combined sales of about 15...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 24- Lufthansa is offering to pay 200 million euros to buy its insolvent smaller rival Air Berlin and is prepared to pay up to 100 million euros to meet operating costs to keep the airline going in the interim, newspaper Bild am Sonntag said on Sunday. On filing for insolvency last month the Berlin government promptly granted Air Berlin a 150...

  • LONDON, Sept 23- U.S. taxi firm Uber is prepared to make concessions in order to reverse a decision by London authorities not to renew the companys licence in the city, a newspaper reported. "While we havent been asked to make any changes, wed like to know what we can do," Tom Elvidge, Uber's general manager in London, told the newspaper. The Sunday Times quoted sources...

  • LONDON, Sept 23- U.S. taxi firm Uber is prepared to make concessions in order to reverse a decision by London authorities not to renew the companys license in the city, a newspaper reported. "While we havent been asked to make any changes, wed like to know what we can do," Tom Elvidge, Uber's general manager in London, told the newspaper. The Sunday Times quoted sources...

  • UBER PREPARED TO MAKE CONCESSIONS TO REVERSE LONDON'S DECISION NOT TO RENEW TAXI LICENCE, PROBABLY ON PASSENGER SAFETY, CONDITIONS FOR DRIVERS- SUNDAY TIMES.

  • According to a new independent analysis, the bill awaiting a Senate vote could lead to 21 million fewer Americans having health insurance. McCain, an Arizona Republican who is being treated for brain cancer and cast a crucial "no" vote to defeat a similar bill in July, said on Friday that he could not "in good conscience" vote for the proposal authored by Republican...

  • In a letter dated June 15 to one of its members, the Action Group board explained that it had used its delegated authority to accept RBS's final 82 p per share offer on behalf of retail investors. But the letter, which was seen by Reuters, also said that had Action Group investors accepted an earlier RBS offer in April of 43.15 pence per share, they would have received a...

  • *Court finds that Ghana did not violate Ivorian rights. DAKAR/ ACCRA, Sept 23- The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on Saturday drew an ocean boundary favoring Ghana in a dispute with its neighbor Ivory Coast, opening the way for development drilling to resume on Ghana's multi-billion dollar TEN deepwater oil and gas project. "The Special Chamber...

  • *Court finds that Ghana did not violate Ivorian rights. DAKAR/ ACCRA, Sept 23- The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on Saturday drew an ocean boundary favouring Ghana in a dispute with its neighbour Ivory Coast, opening the way for development drilling to resume on Ghana's multi-billion dollar TEN deepwater oil and gas project. "The Special Chamber...

  • Teams from the United States, Mexico and Canada kicked off the third of seven planned rounds of discussions in Ottawa amid warnings from trade experts that time was quickly running out to seal a deal by the end of the year as planned. The American side did not mention a specific goal in the first two rounds and Canada's chief NAFTA negotiator on Saturday said he did...