- Top U.S. CEOs say companies should put social responsibility above profit
Corporate America is responsible for providing economic benefits to all, not just its investors, the Business Roundtable group said on Monday.
- Britain's Johnson opening Brexit bid: rip out the Irish border backstop
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has fired the opening salvo in his bid to renegotiate Britain's divorce from the European Union, demanding that an insurance policy for the Irish border be removed from the Brexit deal and replaced with a pledge.
- Finnish PM tells UK's Johnson that EU won't reopen Brexit deal
Finland's Prime Minister Antti Rinne told his British counterpart Boris Johnson that the European Union would not renegotiate the Brexit deal, a spokesman for Rinne said on Tuesday.
- Global shares inch higher as stimulus hopes spur rebound
European shares followed their Asian counterparts higher on Tuesday as investors bet possible monetary and fiscal stimulus measures would help stave off a major global economic downturn.
- Elanco to buy Bayer's animal health unit for $7.6 billion
Elanco Animal Health said on Tuesday it would buy Bayer's veterinary drugs unit in a cash and stock deal valued at $7.6 billion, creating the second largest animal health business and expanding Elanco's reach in the pet e-commerce space.
- Hong Kong leader says dialogue and 'mutual respect' offer way out of chaos
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of efforts to restore calm and that talks with non-violent protesters would provide "a way out" for the Chinese-ruled city.
- Open Arms suggests Italy take rescue ship migrants to Spain
The commanders of a rescue ship with 98 migrants aboard declined to leave Italian waters on Monday, saying that its resources were exhausted and suggesting that Italy's Coast Guard should take the migrants to Spain.
- Tensions build on migrant ship off Italy; 10 jump overboard
Tensions rose on a rescue ship stranded off southern Italy on Tuesday, as 10 of the migrants aboard jumped into the sea and tried to swim ashore, according to the Spanish charity that operates the vessel.
- Humbled Deutsche Bank faces battle in its own backyard
Online retailer Zalando is just the kind of fast-growing German business with foreign expansion plans that Deutsche Bank Chief Executive Christian Sewing needs to help drive the struggling lender's recovery.
- California tightens restrictions on police use of lethal force
California police officers will be allowed to use lethal force only when "necessary" in response to a threat, instead of the existing standard of "reasonable", under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday.
- Emotions stir in Jerusalem as HBO's 'Our Boys' hits local airwaves
A new HBO series on the killing of a Palestinian youth after three Israeli teens were murdered in a deadly summer five years ago is stirring up painful memories for bereaved families on both sides of the conflict.
- New York officer fired, but tensions still high where Eric Garner died
Hassan Johnson was getting his head shaved on Monday at the same barber shop Eric Garner used to visit.
- China cries foul over Facebook, Twitter block of fake accounts
China said on Tuesday it had a right to put out its own views after Twitter and Facebook said they had dismantled a state-backed social media campaign originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.
- Exclusive: WhatsApp in talks to launch mobile payments in Indonesia - sources
Facebook Inc's messaging service WhatsApp is in talks with multiple Indonesian digital payment firms to offer their mobile transaction services, in a bid to tap the nation's fast growing e-commerce sector, people familiar with the matter said.
- Russia accuses U.S. of stoking tensions with missile test: TASS
Russia accused the United States on Tuesday of stoking military tensions by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, but said it would not be drawn into an arms race, TASS news agency reported.
- U.S. envoy offers farm visas to boost asylum deal with Guatemala
In a bid to strengthen an asylum deal forged between Guatemala's outgoing president and the United States, a U.S. official offered on Monday to triple the number of temporary farmworker visas available to Guatemalans.
- Russia to nuclear test ban monitor: Test accident not your business
Russia on Tuesday told an international organisation set up to verify a ban on nuclear tests that a military testing accident in northern Russia earlier this month was none of its business and that handing it radiation data was entirely voluntary.
- Climate change could rain on Saudi Aramco's IPO parade
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- Planned Parenthood opts out of U.S. subsidies in fight over abortion referrals
Planned Parenthood said on Monday it was withdrawing from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for low-income women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program from referring women to abortion providers.
- Hong Kong readies for further protests after huge, peaceful rally
Hong Kong is gearing up for further protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday, marking a change to what have often been violent clashes.