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Fund flows show investors' reticence on U.S. stocks

Investors flooded U.S.-based taxable-bond funds with $7.9 billion during the latest week, Investment Company Institute (ICI) data showed on Wednesday, a 36th straight week of inflows that shows investors further stepping back from domestic stocks.

Food aid reaches thousands devastated by Sierra Leone mudslide

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Food aid is reaching thousands who survived a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Wednesday, two days after 400 people died and more than 3,000 were left homeless.

Security fears ahead of concert by 'Afghanistan's Kim Kardashian'

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One of Afghanistan's most controversial pop stars, Ariana Saeed, famous for her figure-hugging outfits, has vowed to go ahead with a fundraising concert in the capital Kabul on Saturday amid threats from conservatives who oppose women singing in public.

Wednesday Morning Briefing

President Donald Trump argues that both right- and left-wing extremists were responsible for violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia, a Reuters graphic shows how the U.S. could respond to a North Korean attack on Guam and Philippines police kill 32 people in the single deadliest day of President Rodrigo Duterte's unrelenting war on drugs.


Trump disbands business councils after CEOs quit in protest

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after several chief executives quit in protest over his remarks blaming weekend violence in Virginia not only on white nationalists but also on anti-racism activists who opposed them. | Video