HANOI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that Washington would stand with partners to ensure freedom of navigation and flight in the South China Sea and, without mentioning China by name, said big nations should not bully smaller ones. He was speaking on the second day of a visit to Vietnam, where on Monday he announced the complete lifting of the United State's ban on sales of lethal weapons to the Southeast Asian country. (Writing by John Chalmers; Editing by Robert Birsel)
At least 200 police started clearing Greece's squalid Idomeni camp Tuesday on the border with Macedonia, where over 8,400 migrants are living, according to AFP. No force was used as officers, who started to arrive at the camp Monday, urged migrants to leave their tents and board buses to take them to shelters. Officials have said 6,000 spots are available at reception centres, and that most of the migrants are to be moved to camps at former industrial facilities near Greece's second city Thessaloniki over 10 days.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — After knocking down one of the last vestiges of Cold War antagonism with a former war enemy, President Barack Obama on Tuesday took his push for closer ties directly to the Vietnamese people, meeting with activists and entrepreneurs and arguing that better human rights would boost the communist country's economy, stability and regional power.
Cigna shares closed down 4 percent at $126.15, well below Anthem's original $188 per share offer of cash and stock announced last July. "The market is telling you that it feels the probability of the deal is significantly less than 100 percent," Morningstar analyst Vishnu Lekraj said in a telephone interview. Anthem's bid for Cigna followed close on the heels of Aetna Inc's proposed $34 billion purchase of Humana Inc .
Singapore's central bank on Tuesday said it was kicking out Swiss bank BSI, which has been linked to a global money-laundering scandal at Malaysia's state fund 1MDB that has embroiled Prime Minister Najib Razak. In a statement, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said it had also asked state prosecutors to investigate six senior executives of BSI Bank Limited including its former chief executive for possible criminal offences. The MAS said it has served BSI Bank with a "notice of intention to withdraw its status as a merchant bank in Singapore for serious breaches of anti-money laundering requirements, poor management oversight of the bank’s operations, and gross misconduct by some of the bank’s staff".
Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne is undergoing tests in hospital after falling during a race and complaining of acute abdominal pain, sparking fears of internal injuries, racing officials said Tuesday. Australia's Payne -- the first woman to win the 155-year-old Melbourne Cup last year -- tumbled from her horse Dutch Courage at Mildura in northwest Victoria state on Monday and was taken to a nearby hospital. While early scans did not detect anything, doctors decided she should be taken to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne for further tests, Victorian Jockeys Association's chief executive Des O'Keeffe said.
The US president slipped away from his hectic Vietnam visit on Monday night to sample the dish with Anthony Bourdain, a chef and food critic who fronts a travel show about hidden culinary gems around the world. While 54-year-old restaurant owner Nguyen Thi Lien knew a foreign television crew was on the way, she had no idea they would be bringing a very special guest. A large crowd gathered outside the restaurant, letting out a cheer as Obama exited.