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Monday, September 29, 2014

Morning Digest: Hong Kong protesters defy Beijing with calls for democracy

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Hong Kong protesters defy Beijing with calls for democracy
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong democracy protesters defied volleys of tear gas and police baton charges to stand firm in the centre of the global financial hub on Monday, one of the biggest political challenges for Beijing since the Tiananmen Square crackdown 25 years ago..
U.S-led raids hit grain silos in Syria, kill workers: monitor
BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes hit grain silos and other targets in Islamic State-controlled territory in northern and eastern Syria overnight, killing civilians and wounding militants, a group monitoring the war said on Monday..
Dollar broadly stronger as Hong Kong unrest caps stocks
LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar hit its highest in almost two years against the euro with German inflation data expected to keep pressure on the ECB to ease monetary policy further, while unrest in Hong Kong hurt Asian-exposed European shares..
Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer' tops box office
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "The Equalizer," a thriller starring Denzel Washington as a man who helps rescue a teen girl under the control of Russian gangsters, debuted in the top spot on U.S. and Canadian movie charts over the weekend with $35 million in ticket sales..
U.S. must rediscover spirit of 2008 to stop Ryder Cup rot
GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - Every two years a small group of wonderfully talented, hugely successful American millionaire golfers have to line up like schoolboys to explain why they are no good and why they don't get on as well as their European counterparts..
BMW launches automated driving project in China with Baidu
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German luxury carmaker BMW is teaming up with Chinese internet giant Baidu to start highly automated driving trials in Beijing and Shanghai..
Sierra Nevada challenges NASA 'space taxi' contracts to Boeing, SpaceX
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) said it had filed a legal challenge to NASA's award of contracts totaling $6.8 billion to Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station..
Russians hand in Western T-shirts in patriotic fashion drive
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Looking to put a patriotic spin on international sanctions over Ukraine, a local group is touring Moscow, urging passers-by to swap their Western-branded T-shirts for homegrown tops sporting pro-Russian slogans..
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