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Labour‘s McDonnell says UK in disarray but parliament will block no-deal Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May‘s government is in disarray over Brexit but there is no majority in parliament for damaging the economy by leaving the EU without a deal, the opposition Labour Party‘s finance minister-in-waiting said on Wednesday.

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Labour‘s Mcdonnell says UK parliament will block no-deal Brexit

Britain‘s opposition Labour Party‘s finance policy chief, John McDonnell, said on Wednesday there was not a majority in parliament for leaving the European Union without a deal.

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U.S. prosecutors investigate Hyundai, Kia vehicle recalls: source

U.S. prosecutors are investigating if Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors‘ vehicle recalls over engine defects were conducted properly, according to a person with knowledge of the matter and documents reviewed by Reuters.

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British lawmakers won‘t vote for no-deal Brexit, UK minister says

Britain‘s parliament will not support a ‘no-deal‘ Brexit, work and pensions minister Amber Rudd said on Wednesday, also playing down the prospect of a second referendum if lawmakers do not approve Prime Minister Theresa May‘s Brexit deal.

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France and Japan want to pursue Renault-Nissan consolidation: Le Maire

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday France and Japan were keen to pursue the consolidation of the alliance between Renault and Nissan.

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BOJ keeps inflation, not bank pain, as its main policy priority

Japan‘s long run of extreme monetary stimulus has drawn increasing criticism over the impact it‘s had on small banks, but despite the grumbling, the central bank is likely to keep inflation as its primary policy consideration.

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China building on new reef in South China Sea, think tank says

China has installed a new platform on a remote part of the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea which could be used for military purposes, according to recent satellite images reviewed by a U.S. think tank.

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French Finance Minister spoke to Renault executives, to have briefing on Wednesday

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire will hold a briefing on Wednesday to discuss the situation with Renault, said a spokesman for the French economy ministry, with Renault boss Carlos Ghosn still in custody in Japan.

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Interpol elects South Korea‘s Kim Jong-yang as president

International police body Interpol elected Kim Jong-yang of South Korea as president for a two-year term on Wednesday, beating a Russian national whose candidacy raised concerns in Europe and the United States about the risk of Kremlin interference.

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Judge strikes down Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks

A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, ruling that it "unequivocally" violates women‘s constitutional rights.

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U.S. targets Iran-Russia network over oil sent to Syria

The United States has moved to disrupt an Iranian-Russian network that sent millions of barrels of oil to Syria and hundreds of millions of dollars to indirectly fund militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah.

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U.S. prosecutors probe Hyundai, Kia vehicle recalls: source

U.S. prosecutors are investigating if Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors‘ vehicle recalls over engine defects were conducted properly, according to a person with knowledge of the matter and documents reviewed by Reuters.

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Interpol elects South Korea‘s Kim Jong Yang as president

Interpol elected Kim Jong Yang of South Korea as its next president on Wednesday, the international police body said on Twitter.

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In Papua New Guinea shanty-towns, residents question APEC legacy

Barely a five-minute drive from the 50 million conference venue for the just-concluded Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Papua New Guinea‘s capital, a makeshift squatter settlement is tucked away from visiting world leaders.

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Harvesting in a trade war: U.S. crops rot as storage costs soar

U.S. farmers finishing their harvests are facing a big problem - where to put the mountain of grain they cannot sell to Chinese buyers.

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Holiday wish list: U.S. states count on extra online sales tax to boost budget

Illinois, the U.S. state with the lowest credit rating on Wall Street, has often been chastised for using gimmicks to balance its budget.

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Tokyo court decides to keep Ghosn detained for 10 days: Kyodo

Tokyo District Court has decided that Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn and Representative Director Greg Kelly will be detained for 10 days, Kyodo News reported on Wednesday.

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BioMarin sets stage early for hemophilia cure off-Broadway

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc is turning to the theater to establish its name with hemophilia patients, long before its experimental cure for the bleeding disorder could reach the market.

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Japan says ready to work for stability of Nissan-Renault alliance

Japan said on Wednesday it is ready to work for the stability of the Nissan-Renault global alliance following the stunning arrest of common Chairman Carlos Ghosn, as the Asahi newspaper reported prosecutors are weighing bringing a case against the Japanese automaker.

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Californians left homeless by wildfire now face heavy rain and mud

Northern California residents left homeless by the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in state history braced for a new bout of misery on Tuesday from showers expected to plunge encampments of evacuees into rain-soaked fields of mud.

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Crunch time for Tencent Music‘s 2018 2 billion IPO hopes

Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) China‘s answer to Spotify is facing crunch time on its hotly anticipated U.S. 2 billion mega IPO this year.

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Californians left homeless by wildfire brace for heavy rain and mud

Northern California residents left homeless by the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in state history braced for a new bout of misery on Tuesday from showers expected to plunge encampments of evacuees into rain-soaked fields of mud.

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U.S. judge strikes down Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks

A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, ruling that it "unequivocally" violates women‘s constitutional rights.

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Japan government calls for stable alliance among Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi

Japan believes it is important for Nissan Motor Co , Renault and Mitsubishi Motors Corp to maintain a stable alliance, its top government spokesman said on Wednesday.

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