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Kenyan writer Wainaina, challenger of African stereotypes, dies at 48

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man, …

Yen, franc firm as trade tensions fester; pound sinks

LONDON (Reuters) – The Japanese yen and the Swiss franc firmed on Wednesday as risk appetite remained weak in the backdrop of festering trade tensions between the United States and …

Cameroonian girls defy prejudice to pursue soccer dreams

YAOUNDE (Reuters) – When Gaelle Asheri first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home in Cameroon’s capital, she was the only girl on the informal neighborhood teams …

Cambodia’s royal oxen predict plentiful rice harvest amid EU tariffs

Cambodia’s royal oxen eat during a royal ploughing ceremony in Takeo province, Cambodia, May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia’s royal oxen predicted a plentiful harvest of rice, …

Dollar treads water near three-and-a-half week high, backed by higher U.S. yields

TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar largely kept to familiar trading ranges on Wednesday, as it found support near a 3-1/2-week high on higher U.S. yields after the United States eased …

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Southwest Airlines receives FAA authorization for Hawaii service

FILE PHOTO – A Southwest grounds crew member pats the nose of a Boeing 737-700 plane as it comes to a stop at its gate at William P. Hobby Airport …

PG&E delayed key power line safety overhaul, filings show; shares slip

(Reuters) – Shares of PG&E Corp fell about 3 percent after federal filings showed that the power utility had delayed a safety overhaul of a high-voltage transmission line, a prime …

WeWork aims for the middle with expanded ‘HQ’ service

NEW YORK (Reuters) – WeWork is expanding an effort to retain mid-sized businesses which had been leaving the shared office space manager after they grew past the small-company phase, and …

Exclusive: Exxon adds veteran traders to bulk up oil trading – sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp has hired veteran crude traders Mitch Rubinstein and Michael Paradise in Houston, to further boost its trading capabilities, sources familiar with the matter …

PG&E slips after WSJ reports co delayed safety overhaul

FILE PHOTO – A PG&E truck carrying an American Flag drives past PG&E repair trucks in Paradise, California, U.S. November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage (Reuters) – Shares of PG&E Corp …

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Factbox: Long-awaited Mueller report is finally out. Now what?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report on Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was publicly unveiled on Thursday, capping a 22-month investigation that President Donald …

Mueller’s Russia report details Trump actions to impede inquiry

(Advisory: Story includes language that might offend some readers.) By Sarah N. Lynch and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his inquiry into Russia’s role …

Mueller’s Russia report outlines episodes of possible Trump obstruction

(Advisory: Story includes language that might offend some readers.) By Sarah N. Lynch and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his inquiry into Russia’s role …

Mueller report provides intimate scenes from the Trump White House

(Note: Story includes language throughout that will offend some readers.) Special Counsel Robert Mueller arrives at his office building in Washington, U.S., April 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon By Ginger Gibson …

Trump curses Mueller appointment: ‘This is the end of my presidency’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump believed the appointment of a special counsel to take over the federal probe of Russian interference into the 2016 election would spell the …

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Kenyan writer Wainaina, challenger of African stereotypes, dies at 48

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man, …

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Horse dies at Pimlico day before Preakness race

(Reuters) – A three-year-old filly collapsed and died after racing at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Friday, a day before the Preakness Stakes. FILE PHOTO: May 14, 2019; Baltimore, …