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US President Barack Obama unveils the Clean Power Plan during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, the US, on Monday. Picture: BLOOMBERG/OLIVIER DOULIERY

Obama issues challenge on climate change with power plant rule

President Barack Obama unveils plan that mandates power sector to cut its emissions and enforces a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity


Major US airlines end trophy hunter shipments after Cecil outcry

Delta Air Lines planes at their gates on the tarmac of Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah. Picture: REUTERS

Three US airlines ban transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in latest fallout from killing of Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion


UK landlords forced to evict illegal immigrants

A policeman tries to stop a group of migrants walking in Coquelles, near the northern French port of Calais, on Monday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/FRANCOIS LO PRESTI

Cameron government announces new steps against illegal immigrants as Calais crisis dominates headlines


Sins forgotten as US charms Maduro

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro greets workers at an oil well operated by Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA in Morichal, Venezuela. Picture: REUTERS

Just months after Obama administration declared Venezuela a threat to the US, it is working to improve relations, driven by concern that upheaval there could destabilise the region., writes Nicole Gaouette

Other Sport

Russia examines fresh claims of doping by athletes

Participants talk before the start of the World Anti-Doping Agency Symposium for Anti-Doping Organisations in Lausanne in this March 24 2015 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS

Media reports claim large number of abnormal results globally were from Russian athletes.


Greece’s battered economy threatens to sink further

An employee looks on at electronic board displaying stock prices at the entrance of the Athens Stock Exchange, Greece, on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS

Greece’s bruising fight with international creditors sends sentiment to lowest level in nearly three years in July and knocks manufacturing activity down to record lows

Middle East

Syrian army jet crashes in rebel-held town

Opposition group Ariha Today says this picture shows the area where a Syrian government bomber crashed in the town of Ariha, Idlib province on Monday. Picture: EPA

More than 30 killed as bomber crashes in Idlib province, while Russia denounces enhanced US air power against anti-Assad forces


Let’s drop the J-word from our vocabulary and stop evolving

Satya Nadella. Picture: REUTERS

Both ‘evolution’ and ‘journey’ are wimpish attempts to disguise decisions that may turn out to be right or wrong


Global fall in metal prices calls for cool heads

Government, mining companies and the trade unions need to talk, not shout, so that job losses can be minimised


Macau casino slump eases

Revenue hurt by an economic slowdown in China and Beijing’s antigraft campaign that has deterred high-stakes gamblers


Greek stocks plummet as bourse opens

The Greek flag flies outside the Stock Exchange building in Athens, Greece, on Monday. Picture: EPA/ALEXANDROS VLACHOS

Investors offload unreservedly on all the top Greek companies, including main electricity provider PPC and top telecoms operator OTE — wiping out €10bn in the first 40 minutes


Obama climate rules to face opposition

US President Barack Obama.  Picture: REUTERS

Opponents say President Barack Obama's proposals are flatly illegal under the US’s Clean Air Act and the constitution


New York residents anxious after deaths from Legionnaires’ disease

Health workers don protective equipment at the Island Clinic in Monrovia. Picture: REUTERS

The largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City in at least three years claims fourth victim, say health officials


Malaysia says Indian Ocean airplane debris is part of a Boeing 777

Crew aboard the Australian Navy ship HMAS Perth watch as they are refuelled by the HMAS Success as they continue to search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in this picture released by the Australian Defence Force on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS

Malaysia says airplane debris that washed up on Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as the same model as a Malaysian Airlines plane which vanished last year


China, Asia on shaky ground as factories step back in July

Analysts say the Chinese government’s intervention in the markets has left investors in doubt about its commitment to free markets. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GREG BAKER

Manufacturing conditions in China deteriorate to worst level in two years in July and trigger fresh slides in global commodity prices


China tightens controls on export of drones, supercomputers


China tightening controls on exports of some drones and powerful computers and will require firms to register to ensure they don’t ‘compromise national security’


Japanese police arrest CEO of MtGox Bitcoin exchange


Mark Karpeles, head of the MtGox Bitcoin exchange, arrested after series of fraud allegations lead to its spectacular collapse, hammering digital currency’s reputation

International companies


HSBC exits Brazil as group profit falls

A HSBC bank branch in London. Picture: AFP

HSBC agrees to sell Brazilian business to local group Banco Bradesco, British banking giant announces alongside news of fall in net profit


Recovering European industry adds some shine to struggling steel giant ArcelorMittal

A stainless steel product line is seen at a factory of Baosteel Group Corp., China's biggest steel maker, in Shanghai in this July 6 2010 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS

Luxembourg-based parent’s full-year earnings forecast saved by demand from Europe


Monsanto’s bid for Syngenta faces hurdle in Brazil

Farmers, lawyers say strong resistance to Monsanto’s unwanted takeover bid of Syngenta could delay deal or force major concessions


Roof, suspect in Charleston killings, wants to plead guilty

An undated handout photo provided by the Berkeley County South Carolina Government in June 2015shows 21 year-old Dylann Roof of Columbia, South Carolina, in an unknown location. Picture: EPA/BERKELEY COUNTY

Dylann Roof’s lawyer tells court that he can’t advise Roof on how to plead without knowing if prosecutors plan to pursue the death penalty


New York Times gambles on giveaways

Picture: REUTERS

Newspaper embarks on series of experiments to figure out what audience wants, how best to make them paying customers


Australia’s prime minister launches expense inquiry, Speaker resigns

Australian Speaker of the House of Representatives Bronwyn Bishop. Picture: REUTERS

Tony Abbott announces wide-ranging inquiry into politicians’ entitlements after scandal that plagued his government for weeks claims scalp of Speaker of House


South African to convince Brits to stay in EU


Former Democratic Alliance MP to be director of strategy for In Campaign to try to convince voters that Britain should stay in European Union


Latest debris found on Reunion shore not an aircraft’s

Malaysia Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Picture: REUTERS

Malaysia urges authorities in the Indian Ocean region to be on the lookout for MH370 wreckage to help solve one of aviation’s greatest mysteries


France and Britain struggle to curb migrant surge

Illegal migrants head for the Eurotunnel  site near Calais, northern France, on Wednesday. A Eurotunnel spokesman says about 2,000 migrants tried to enter on Tuesday night. Picture: REUTERS/PASCAL ROSSINGNOL

Countries promise to beef up security as man dies in Channel Tunnel stampede — the ninth fatality since early June


Greek stock exchange to reopen after five weeks

People line up to request loans settlements or proceed with bank transactions, in Athens, Greece, in July. Picture: EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU

All eyes on embattled banks as Athens stock exchange is set to reopen after shutdown over debt crisis, with traders bracing for volatile session


Microsoft hopes Windows 10 will help it catch up in mobile


Stakes are high as Microsoft pushes out Windows 10 for both traditional computers and mobile devices


Uber to invest heavily in India

The Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, California. Picture: REUTERS/ROBERT GALBRAITH

App-based taxi-hailing company says it is ‘extremely bullish’ on Indian market, expects ‘tremendous potential’ in country


US employment costs post smallest gain on record in second quarter

A woman walks to enter a line for the Nassau County Mega Job Fair at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.  Picture: REUTERS

US labour costs in second quarter record smallest increase in 33 years amid tepid gains in private sector, but unlikely to dampen speculation of rate hike this year


Europe’s bond-buying quells deflation fears


European Central Bank’s money-printing programme shows promise after warding off deflation amid falling oil prices and the Greek financial crisis


Thousands evacuated as cyclone set to hit Bangladesh

Cyclone Ita is seen approaching the far north Queensland coast of Australia on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS

Cyclone set to hit Bangladesh coast later Thursday has already killed three people and forced evacuation of thousands from mainly poor fishing communities


Landslide near Nepal’s popular Annapurna trek route kills 30

People work to remove a stone as they search for landslide victims at Lumle village in Kaski district, Nepal, on Thursday.  Picture: REUTERS

Landslides triggered by torrential rain in Nepal sweep through villages, killing at least 30 people close to nation’s most popular trekking circuit


Greeks paying, but getting nothing

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ brinkmanship has been as unhelpful in the sorry saga of the Greek crisis as German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hardline approach. Picture: REUTERS

When Alexis Tsipras cocked a snook at Angela Merkel over the possibility of a Grexit, the world held its breath. Were we, at last, going to renegotiate the way the globe’s floundering financial system works?


EU to extend relief to farmers

Multimillion-euro aid package set up to help struggling farmers hit by Russian sanctions over the Ukraine crisis


Korean official raises hand for Fifa top job

Chung Mong-joon. Picture: REUTERS/KIM HONG-JI

Billionaire scion of South Korea’s Hyundai and former Fifa executive Chung Mong-joon says it's not the right time for Platini to lead


NEWS ANALYSIS: Sign of the financial times as cautious Springer loses bid


Germany’s largest news publisher has a long line of setbacks in its attempt to expand abroad, write Harro Ten Wolde and Klaus Lauer


AT HOME AND ABROAD: A world in political flux with some sharp lessons for SA

The rating agencies are looming over us, waiting to give this country junk status ratings


Chinese jewellers’ woes bode ill for gold

Picture: REUTERS

Global demand for gold coins and bars fell 12% in the second quarter


Barclays chairman to accelerate restructuring as profit rises

John Mcfarlane. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DAN LEWIS

Barclays chairman John McFarlane promises faster delivery as pretax earnings meet estimates


Nokia unveils virtual reality camera for filmmakers

Picture: REUTERS

Ball-shaped gadget captures 3D footage for content creation for devices such as increasingly popular headsets that let users immerse themselves in virtual games


German regulator orders Facebook to allow pseudonyms

Facebook’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab — inaugurated during the launching of the ‘Facebook in the Community’ project in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Picture: AFP

Forcing users to stick to their real names violates privacy rights, says German authority, while Facebook declares authentic names protects people safety and privacy


Eat, pray, shop: Philippine malls become new town plazas

Shoppers pass a mannequin inside a shop window at Maponya Mall, Soweto. Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND/SUNDAY TIMES

With functions expanding from shopping, dining to venues for Catholic mass and Zumba workouts, experts say malls are taking on more important role at heart of communities


Fur trade a goldmine for China’s Olympic bid city

A tricycle rides over fur of raccoon dogs at a fur market in Chongfu county, Jiaxing, Zhejiang province. Picture: REUTERS/STRINGER/CHINA OUT

Proposed Winter Olympics co-host city boasts pristine ski slopes carpeted with artificial snow, but also home to thousands of caged rabbits and mink bred for skins


Trump may have overestimated his net worth

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters during a political rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Picture: AFP

Bloomberg billionaires index reveals portfolio dominated by skyscrapers and golf courses. Donald Trump says he is worth more than $10bn


Playground fun over as insurers back off from Toys ‘R’ Us

Boom days, when stores like this one in New York were filled with customers, seem to be over for Toys ’R’ Us. The company has suffered losses and its share price is falling. Picture: BLOOMBERG

New headache for toys retailer after it suffers more than two years of losses


VW overtakes Toyota to take lead in global sales

An employee holds an emblem for a Volkswagen Golf car in a production line at the Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, in this November 14 2008 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS

Volkswagen in first place as biggest vehicle maker three years ahead of its target

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