Asia stocks slip, euro languishes at 11-year low before ECB

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 19:14
By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Thursday after Wall Street continued to pull back from record highs ahead of Friday's closely-watched U.S. jobs data, while the nervous euro languished at an 11-year low prior to the European Central Bank's policy meeting. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan <.MIAPJ0000PUS> shed 0.2 percent. Japan's Nikkei <.N225> lost 0.2 percent and South Korean and Australian shares also posted modest losses.
Kate Middleton&#39;s hairbrush killing it on Tmall
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 18:17
From high street brand Top Shop to tea retailer Twinings, U.K. retailers have been flocking to set up virtual shops on Alibaba (NYSE:BABA - News)'s business-to-consumer site Tmall, and the move appears to be paying off handsomely. In 2014, sales of British products on Tmall.com surged 94 percent on-year, reflecting both increased supply - as more U.K. labels opened up sales channels - and growing demand among the country's burgeoning middle class.
Chelsea maintains five-point lead atop Premier League
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 18:17
Story highlightsAfter winning the League Cup on Sunday, Chelsea triumphs in the league The Blues beat West Ham 1-0 to keep their five point lead over Man City Manchester City kept pace by defeating last place Leicester 2-0Manchester United scored late to down Newcastle 1-0 Follow us at @CNNSport and like us on Facebook (CNN)Chelsea's good week continued when the Blues beat West Ham 1-0 in the English Premier League to maintain a five-point lead…
U.S. ambassador in South Korea attacked
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 18:17
(CNN)U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert was attacked in Seoul, possibly by more than one person, according to U.S. government sources in the U.S. and South Korea. He is in stable condition, according to a U.S. embassy spokesperson. Lippert was injured by a small razor blade, according to Seoul police. His injuries are not life threatening, according to Marie Harf, a State Department spokeswoman. He received injuries on his right cheek and hand at…
California man accused of trying to join ISIS indicted
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 18:17
Story highlightsAdam Dandach, 21, of Orange, California, was arrested July 3 He was initially indicted on charges of making false statements on a passport applicationThe new superseding indictment accuses Dandach of attempting to assist the terror group ISIS (CNN)A California man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join ISIS was indicted Wednesday, changed with attempting to support terror and other counts. Adam Dandach, 21, of Orange, California, was arrested July 3 and initially…
Darren Wilson: DOJ releases full Ferguson report
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 18:17
Washington (CNN)The Justice Department formally closed its investigation of Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson, declining to bring criminal charges for the killing of Michael Brown. In a report released Wednesday, prosecutors said that "Wilson's actions do not constitute prosecutable violations" of federal civil rights law. "There is no evidence upon which prosecutors can rely to disprove Wilson's stated subjective belief that he feared for his safety," the Justice Department report said. Attorney General Eric Holder…
Benghazi Committee Subpoenas Clinton's Personal Emails
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 18:14
The House Select Committee on Benghazi has issued subpoenas for some of Hillary Clinton's personal emails in the wake of reports that she used a personal email account - housed on a private server in her home - to conduct official business while serving as Secretary of State. The committee, which has been investigating the September 11, 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, says it wants all emails that relate to the attacks…
Apple and HBO Near Deal on Streaming Service
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 18:14
Apple and HBO are in talks, closing in on a deal to include HBO's streaming service on the Apple TV platform, sources tell CNBC. Neither HBO nor Apple would comment, but the sources say HBO is talking to Apple about featuring its new direct-to-consumer streaming service, to be called "HBO Now," on Apple TV as one of its launch partners. The discussions are heating up as HBO is looking to launch its new service ahead…
U.S. Ambassador in South Korea Attacked With Knife
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 18:14
The U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked Thursday morning (local time, late evening ET) in Seoul by an armed assailant, officials said. The envoy was on his way to attend a morning lecture in central Seoul when the attack took place, according to the Yonhap news agency, which had a picture of Lippert bleeding. Police told CNBC that the ambassador was sliced with a knife near his face, but that the injury…
Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain's childhood home on sale for $400,000
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 18:13
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain's childhood home in Washington state is on sale for $400,000, complete with drawings he made on the bedroom wall, a realtor said on Wednesday. Cobain rose to fame as the lead singer and songwriter of Nirvana, arguably the defining band of the grunge era that dominated rock music, and elements of popular culture, for several years in the 1990s. Nirvana broke through to mainstream success with "Smells Like…

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