LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Netflix Inc drama “Narcos” returns for a second season next week, continuing the real life story of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and his reign over the Medellin cartel.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday he has full confidence in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, who is under police investigation over a suspected spy unit at the tax service.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter appeared before sport’s highest tribunal, the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), on Thursday to appeal against his six-year ban from soccer.
AMATRICE, Italy (Reuters) – The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy rose to at least 247 people early on Thursday after rescue teams worked through the night to try to find survivors under the rubble of flattened towns.
MANILA (Reuters) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday accused a senator heading an inquiry into extra-judicial drug killings of taking bribes from jailed drug lords, which she immediately denied.
LONDON (Reuters) – European stocks saw their biggest fall in three weeks on Thursday and currency markets were noticeably subdued as investors took to sidelines ahead of one of the big global central banker gatherings of the year.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s biggest lender Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) said on Thursday it is keeping a close watch on loans made to the oil and gas sector, after posting a 27 percent drop in quarterly net profit as allowances for loan impairment losses tripled.
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp on Thursday booked a 9.3 percent rise in first-half profit as China’s adoption of fourth-generation (4G) mobile technology offset the impact of government restrictions on its U.S. operations.
GENEVA (Reuters) – Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen are responsible for the largest part of the 3,799 civilians killed so far and it has committed other violations that may contravene international law, the U.N. human rights office said on Thursday.
LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices slipped on Thursday as the market focused on oversupply and fading hopes of a production freeze.