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2 November 2017 5:08 PM Former Trump campaign chair, aide due back in court Thursday on Russia probe charges

Attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort called prosecutors’ characterization of the case against him “embellished” and filled with “loose talk” before a scheduled return to federal court Thursday afternoon, three days after being arraigned on charges brought by the office of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. A federal judge is expected 1

2 November 2017 4:48 PM Fore!Donald Trump’s agenda in Asia is a mystery

But he gets a little credit for showing up FOR those concerned about American neglect of Asia, it is an accomplishment of sorts that Donald Trump is coming to the region at all. A creature of habit, America’s president is uncomfortable spending nights away from his own bed. And now, with the first indictments in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian 33

2 November 2017 4:01 PM New York truck attack suspect charged with terrorism offences

New York - Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges on Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he was spurred to attack by the Islamic State group's online calls to action and picked Halloween because he figured streets would be extra crowded. Even as he lay wounded in the hospital from police 42

2 November 2017 5:56 AM Singapore Airlines upgrades first class suites to maintain its premium allure

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIAL.SI) unveiled one of the world’s most luxurious first class offerings for the Airbus A380, as part of an $850 million product investment as it tries to retain premium customers amid tough competition from industry rivals. The spacious suites on its A380 will rival those of Middle Eastern rivals Etihad 2

2 November 2017 4:40 AM High Court injunction to stop Platinum buying OfficeMax

The Commerce Commission today filed proceedings in the High Court at Auckland seeking an injunction to prevent Platinum Equity LLC acquiring OfficeMax Holdings Limited. The Commission considers that the acquisition would be likely to have the effect of substantially lessening competition in the supply of stationery to large corporate and government customers 13

1 November 2017 4:02 PM A green park on top of a carpark (!) and other remarkable plans for the Auckland port

Ports of Auckland has released its brand new long-term plans. Simon Wilson is impressed, but also not impressed. The cars are moving off the finger wharves. Hallelujah. And instead of spreading over every inch of available wharf space, most of them will be contained in a remarkable, brand-new carpark building. With a green park on top. That’s the biggest 22

1 November 2017 4:02 PM 30 year plan for Auckland's ports unveiled

Cars causing an eyesore on Auckland's waterfront could finally be covered up. Ports of Auckland has unwrapped its draft 30-year master plan, including a five-storey parking building topped with a one-hectare waterfront park. Chief Executive Tony Gibson said the proposed building kills two birds with one stone. "What we're saying is actually people don't 30

1 November 2017 12:25 PM Belarus wins 15 medals at European Spochan Championship in Italy

MINSK, 1 November (BelTA) – The Belarusian spochan team won 15 medals at the 10th European Spochan Championship in Rome, Italy, BelTA learned from Chairman of the Belarusian Spochan Federation Andrei Kalistov. Dmitry Vasilchuk from Belarus' Vitebsk topped the individual standings. Seven silver medals were brought to Belarus by Maksim Rishko (Vitebsk) 22

1 November 2017 6:29 AM The Latest: Prosecutors say Manafort financial reports vary

Federal prosecutors have released new information about Paul Manafort’s financial holdings. The information comes one day after Manafort appeared in court on charges including money laundering and other financial crimes. In a court filing, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller says the precise value of Manafort’s assets is hard to quantify 26

1 November 2017 6:27 AM Deadly Halloween attack in New York branded 'terrorism' by authorities

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York City by driving a rental truck down a riverfront bike path on Tuesday appeared to have acted alone, but the Halloween Day attack had all the hallmarks of terrorism, authorities said. The suspect, who was shot by police and arrested moments after Tuesday’s rampage on the Lower 26