News China seizes control of Anbang Insurance as chairman prosecuted 2018-02-23T08:56:21.000000000-05:00 BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Chinese government on Friday seized control of Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd and said its chairman had been prosecuted, dramatically illustrating Beijing's willingness to curtail big-spending conglomerates as it cracks down on financial risk. More bombs fall on Syria's eastern Ghouta ahead of U.N. vote 2018-02-23T08:43:46.000000000-05:00 BEIRUT (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta unabated on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire across the country. Stock futures point to higher open for Wall Street 2018-02-23T08:34:56.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index were higher on Friday as bond yields retreated for the second straight day, with investors also focusing on speeches by Federal Reserve officials for their views on interest rates. 'Sooner, faster, now' - the companies surfing the e-commerce wave 2018-02-23T08:33:24.000000000-05:00 LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon's assault on the retail industry has brought misery to traditional retailers without a strong web presence. Northern Ireland abortion laws violate women's rights, U.N. body says 2018-02-23T08:24:24.000000000-05:00 GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Kingdom violates women's rights in Northern Ireland by unduly restricting their access to abortion, a report by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) said on Friday. General Mills to buy pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion 2018-02-23T07:43:36.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - Cheerios cereal maker General Mills Inc will buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc for nearly $8 billion, seeking to tap burgeoning demand for natural pet food and offset falling sales for processed items. U.S. gun lobby slams anti-gun 'elites' after Florida school massacre 2018-02-23T07:22:03.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, saying Democratic elites are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to try to erode constitutionally guaranteed gun rights. Numbers starting to add up for Tesla trucks: DHL executive 2018-02-23T07:15:28.000000000-05:00 (Reuters) - The numbers behind Tesla Inc's long-distance Semi electric trucks are close to making sense for hauliers looking at a shift away from diesel that may save them tens of thousands of dollars a year, according to an executive with DHL. Two top White House advisers may leave over tensions with Trump: sources 2018-02-23T07:13:26.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said. Global watchdog to put Pakistan back on terrorist financing watchlist: sources 2018-02-23T07:11:37.000000000-05:00 ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A global money-laundering watchdog has decided to place Pakistan back on its terrorist financing watchlist, a government official and a diplomat said on Friday, in a likely blow to Pakistan's economy and its strained relations with the United States.