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Bomb-carrying Syrian dies outside German music festival; 12 wounded

Monday, 12:17 AM

Video still of emergency workers following an explosion in AnsbachBy Thomas Krumenacker, Andrea Shalal and Andreas Burger BERLIN/ANSBACH, Germany (Reuters) - A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in Bavaria, an official said, in the fourth violent attack in the country in less than a week. Police said a dozen people were wounded, including three seriously, in the attack in Ansbach, a town of 40,000 people southwest of Nuremberg that is also home to a U.S. Army base. The incident will fuel growing public unease about Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door refugee policy, under which more than a million migrants have entered Germany over the past year, many fleeing war in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq.


Turkey in no position to become EU member any time soon: Juncker

Monday, 12:16 AM

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, listens during to a speech during the 11th EU-China Business Summit at the Great Hall of the People in BeijingTurkey is in no position to become a European Union member any time soon and all negotiations for it to join will stop immediately if it reintroduces the death penalty, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday. "I believe that Turkey, in its current state, is not in a position to become a member any time soon and not even over a longer period," Juncker said on French television France 2.


Democrats seek display of unity despite leadership shuffle

Monday, 12:20 AM

FILE - In a Tuesday, July 5, 2016 file photo, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaks during a news conference, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. On Sunday, July 24, 2016, Wasserman Schultz announced she would step down as DNC chairwoman at the end of the party's convention. Her resignation follows the leak of some 19,000 emails, presumably stolen by hackers and posted to the website Wikileaks, that suggest the DNC favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democrats are opening their national convention in Philadelphia eager to show off a forward-looking party united behind Hillary Clinton. But they face lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated rival Bernie Sanders and a fresh political mess of the party's own making.


Police arrest last suspect from Rio Olympics attack group

Monday, 12:15 AM

Brazil's Olympics security plan calls for the mobilization of some 85,000 members of the security forcesBrasília (AFP) - Brazilian police arrested the last remaining member of what authorities have called an "amateur" IS-linked group preparing attacks ahead of the Rio Olympics. The other 11 members were arrested Thursday through Friday and have been transferred to a maximum security prison near the border with Paraguay, officials said. The group is alleged to have attempted to form an extremist cell called Defenders of Sharia, of which several members had sworn loyalty to the Islamic State group.


Seahawks GM Schneider signs contract extension

Sunday, 10:10 PM

(Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks have reached a contract extension with general manager John Schneider, the NFL team announced on Sunday. The new deal extends through 2021, according to the NFL’s website, and is expected to make Schneider one of the highest paid general managers in the NFL. “Seahawks extend top GM John Schneider, key architect of ourroster....Congrats!” Seahawks owner Paul Allen said on Twitter.

USA romp past China in Rio basketball warm-up

Sunday, 9:46 PM

DeMarcus Cousins of team USA fights for position against China's Zhou Qi during the exhibition game at Staples CenterThe game at Staples Center, home of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, was a preview of the teams' scheduled August 6 clash in Rio de Janeiro, in the first-round opener for each. Kevin Durant, the erstwhile Oklahoma City Thunder star who rocked the NBA with his recent decision to depart for rivals Golden State via free agency, came off the bench to lead the USA with 19 points. "We should have won, but the way we won was excellent," said US coach Mike Krzyzewski.


'Pokemon Go' players stumble on hidden history

Monday, 12:05 AM

In this Monday, July 18, 2016, photo, a "Pokemon Go" player shows his mobile phone while walking through the Boston Common, outside the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston. Historical markers dot the landscape of old cities, barely noticed by passers-by. The founder of the volunteer-based historical markers website that licensed its data to game-maker Niantic Labs five years ago said he hopes enough people take their eyes off the Pokemon they’re trying to catch to read the history on the markers. On the opposite side of the wall, left, is a bronze memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, comprised of black Union soldiers who fought in the Civil War. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by — until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the "Pokemon Go" trail.


Quotations in the News

Monday, 12:03 AM

"The party now needs new leadership that will open the doors of the party and welcome in working people and young people." — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders after the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

Indonesian tax amnesty could spark outflow from Singapore wealth industry

Monday, 12:15 AM

GuocoLand Ltd's mixed-use Tanjong Pagar Centre, soon to be the tallest building in the city-state, towers over other buildings in the central business district of SingaporeSingapore’s wealth management industry is likely to suffer a bad dent as rich Indonesians move some money back home to take advantage of a tax amnesty, but the exodus of funds isn’t going to be as big as Jakarta is predicting. Around $200 billion of Indonesian money that may not have been declared to the tax authorities in Jakarta has been squirreled away in Singapore, according to private banking sources. Consultants, lawyers and bankers closely involved with the industry expect roughly $30 billion to go to Indonesia under the amnesty, which was launched last week and allows all past evasion sins to be forgiven upon the payment of up to 5 percent tax on the money.


Oil prices dip on ongoing oversupply, economic headwinds

Monday, 12:03 AM

Smoke rises from State Oil Refiney Nico Lopez in Havana, CubaSINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices held near two-month lows on Monday amid worries that a global crude and refined product glut would weigh on markets for some time to come. International Brent crude oil futures were trading at $45.58 per barrel at 0657 GMT, down 11 cents from their previous close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was at $44.11, down 8 cents a barrel.


New Zealand satisfied with Rio Village after remedial work

Sunday, 7:51 PM

A view of one of the blocks of apartments where Australian athletes are supposed to stay in Rio de Janeiro(Reuters) - New Zealand's Olympic team said they were satisfied with their accommodation for the Rio de Janeiro Games on Sunday, despite their trans-Tasman Sea neighbors Australia refusing to move in. The Australian Olympic team have declined to take up their apartments in the village with Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller saying the accommodation was "not safe or ready". The New Zealand Chef de Mission Rob Waddell said, however, he was happy with the accommodation, even if the advance team had needed to work with organizers to get it up to standard.


Olympics-New Zealand satisfied with Rio Village after remedial work

Sunday, 7:41 PM

New Zealand's Olympic team said they were satisfied with their accommodation for the Rio de Janeiro Games on Sunday, despite their trans-Tasman Sea neighbours Australia refusing to move in. The Australian Olympic team have declined to take up their apartments in the village with Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller saying the accommodation was "not safe or ready". The New Zealand Chef de Mission Rob Waddell said, however, he was happy with the accommodation, even if the advance team had needed to work with organisers to get it up to standard.