Sweden's Ericsson posts Q3 loss, cites worsening industry
Swedish mobile networks company Ericsson said Friday that the decline across the industry has accelerated, contributing to a third-quarter loss for the company of 233 million kroner ($26.3 million). The ...
General Electric profit falls 20% on weak oil earnings
Indian bank authorities say 3.2 million debit cards hackedNEW DELHI (AP) ? Indian banks are scrambling to contain the damage after more than 3.2 million debit cards may have been hacked.
IS attacks Iraq city of Kirkuk, power plant amid Mosul fight
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) ? Islamic State militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early Friday, in an assault that appeared aimed at diverting Iraqi security forces from a massive offensive against the IS-held city of Mosul.
The Latest: Iraqis clear bombs, face snipers east of Mosul
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) ? The Latest on the developments in Iraq where Iraqi forces and their allies launched a major offensive this week to retake Mosul, the country's second-largest city from the Islamic State group (all times local):
Russians seek answers to central Moscow GPS anomalyMOSCOW (AP) ? Joggers, taxi drivers, players of Pokemon Go and senior Russian officials are seeking answers as to why mobile phone apps that use GPS are malfunctioning in central Moscow.
Germany reports scary clown incidents, fights hoaxesBERLIN (AP) ? German police say a man has been attacked by a person in a clown costume wielding a baseball bat, while a woman was accosted separately by a man in a clown mask with a chain saw.
UK public finances worsen, adding to Hammond's headache
By William Schomberg and David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's public finances showed a much bigger than expected deficit in September, a setback for finance minister Philip Hammond as he prepares to deliver the country's first budget plans since the Brexit vote. Investors are nervous about the prospect of an acrimonious British departure from the European Union, and Friday's figures may limit Hammond's ability to cushion the blow of the referendum result via higher spending or tax cuts. Britain ran a budget shortfall - excluding state-owned banks - of 10.6 billion pounds ($13.0 billion) last month, 14.5 percent higher than the deficit in the same month last year, the Office for National Statistics said.
Congo security forces killed dozens in anti-government protest -U.N
By Aaron Ross KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese state security services shot, burned, beat and hacked to death at least 48 civilians and reportedly hired thugs to attack protests last month against the extension of President Joseph Kabila's mandate, the United Nations said on Friday. The death toll of the two days of violence in the capital Kinshasa, which also included four police officers killed by protesters and one other civilian, was higher than during the 2011 electoral process, the U.N. Joint Human Rights Office in Congo (UNJHRO) said in a report. Democratic Republic of Congo's government spokesman and justice minister could not be immediately reached for comment and a police spokesman said he had not yet seen the report.
Philippines says just doesn't want to be dependent on the U.S. and WestThe Philippines will not renege on treaties and agreements with established allies even as it pulls away from dependence on the United States and the West, President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesperson said on Friday. Ernesto Abella said Duterte's announcement that Manila would "separate" from the United States was a "restatement of his position on charting an independent foreign policy". Duterte wanted to "separate the nation from dependence on the U.S. and the West and rebalance economic and military relations with Asian neighbors," like China, Japan and South Korea, Abella said in statement.