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Yet that relative security cannot mask the scale of the challenge the Taliban face in setting Afghanistan on a path of economic growth and stability. The Taliban refuse to cede to these demands, saying that they respect all Afghans' rights within the framework of their interpretation of Islamic law. The last time the Taliban ruled Afghanistan in the late 1990s, women could not work, girls were banned from school and strict Islamic law was brutally enforced, including through public executions. The U.N.'s mission to Afghanistan said in a recent review the group was limiting dissent by arresting journalists, activists and protesters. "Now it's at the whims of the (Taliban) leader in Kandahar and also at the whims of those who are leading on his behalf ... that's the problem, it's the unpredictability."
Persons: Zabihullah Mujahid, Amena Arezo, Fatima, Zalmai Nishat, Mohammad Yunus Yawar, Charlotte Greenfield, Michael Collett, White, Raju Gopalakrishnan Organizations: Taliban, U.S, United Nations, Thomson Locations: KABUL, Afghanistan, Kabul, United States, Ghazni, Herat province, Helmand, Kandahar
REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Illustration/File PhotoAug 11 (Reuters) - Over an earnings period that appeared to signal the end of Netflix envy, Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) restored hopes that growth in the streaming business will continue. But Disney, which edged past Netflix as streaming leader by global subscribers last quarter, is the outlier among its media peers. In recent earnings reports, traditional media companies touted stable and shrinking businesses like linear television as profit centers to weather economic uncertainty. That view is spreading across the media business. But past may not be prologue in the streaming business, analysts warned.
Persons: Denis Balibouse, Walt, David Zaslav, HBO Max, J.J . Abrams, , Rich Greenfield, ” Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Jessica Reif Ehrlich, Bob Bakish, Paolo Pescatore, Jamie Lumley, Dawn Chmielewski, Lisa Richwine, Tiyashi Datta, Kenneth Li, Matthew Lewis Organizations: REUTERS, Walt Disney Co, Disney, Netflix, Warner, Warner Bros Discovery, HBO, DC Comics, LightShed Ventures, Warner Bros, ” Bank of America, Comcast, Paramount Global, Paramount, Foresight, Marvel, Star, Thomson Locations: United States, Los Angeles, Bengaluru
The Israeli military supplied videos and radar images which it said showed an Islamic Jihad rocket veering off course soon after being launched on Saturday, heading to the ground where they said it killed five people including four children. But an Islamic Jihad spokesman said it was conducting an investigation. Hamas briefly issued an order instructing freelance journalists not to report claims that casualties may have been caused by Palestinian rockets. "Their disregard for human life was tragic – as multiple failed rocket launches led to the deaths of innocent Palestinian children in Gaza," Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said. "To say it was an Arab rocket, or an Israeli rocket, we don't know," he said.
Persons: Israel, Daoud Shehab, Farid Al, Khatib, Benny Gantz, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Mohammad Al, Ahmed, Al, Maayan Lubell, James Mackenzie, Toby Chopra Organizations: Islamic, Israel's, Israeli, United Nations, Thomson Locations: GAZA, Gaza, Israel, Iranian, Palestinian, Islamic Jihad, Iran, Jabalya, Beit Hanoun, al Bureij, U.S, Israeli, Arab, Jerusalem
KABUL/PESHAWAR, Aug 11 (Reuters) - A prominent Taliban cleric, Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani, was killed in an attack in a seminary in Kabul when the attacker detonated explosives hidden in a plastic artificial leg on Thursday, according to officials and Taliban sources. "Very sadly informed that respected cleric (Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani) was martyred in a cowardly attack by enemies," said Bilal Karimi, a spokesperson for the Taliban administration. "We are investigating who this ... person was and who had brought him to this important place to enter the personal office of Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani. Haqqani was a prominent cleric in the Taliban who had survived previous attacks, including a large blast in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar in 2020 claimed by the Islamic State that killed at least seven people. However, regular attacks, many of them claimed by Islamic State, have taken place in recent months, often targeting religious and ethnic minorities as well as Taliban leaders.
Persons: Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani, Bilal Karimi, Haqqani, Mohammad Yunus Yawar, Jibran Ahmad, Charlotte Greenfield, Raissa Kasolowsky, Emelia Organizations:, Taliban, Islamic, Thomson Locations: KABUL, PESHAWAR, Kabul, Islamic Emirate, Afghanistan, Pakistani, Peshawar, Islamic State
Becca Balint, Vermont's state Senate president, has won the Democratic nomination for the state's at-large congressional seat, NBC News projects. The victory makes her likely to become the first woman to represent the heavily Democratic state in Congress. Vermont is the only state that has never had a female member of its congressional delegation. Sanders, an independent and a former at-large representative, was elected to the Senate in 2006, the same year Welch was elected to the House. The state has only three representatives in Congress — its two senators and an at-large House member.
Persons: Becca Balint, Balint, Sen, Bernie Sanders, Ben Cohen, Jerry Greenfield, Gov, Molly Gray, Gray, Vermont Govs, Madeline Kunin, Howard Dean, Pat Leahy, Peter Welch, Leahy, Sanders, Welch Organizations: Democratic, NBC, Capitol, Ben, Democrat, Senate Locations: Vermont's, Congress . Vermont, Vermont
ISLAMABAD, Aug 10 (Reuters) - More than 70 economists and experts, including Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, called for Washington and other nations to release Afghanistan's central bank assets in a letter sent to U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday. "In order to mitigate the humanitarian crisis and set the Afghan economy on a path toward recovery, we urge you to allow DAB to reclaim its international reserves." The Taliban say they respect rights in accordance with their interpretation of Islamic law and that individual abuses would be investigated. Despite their widely differing stances, both sides are engaged in detailed discussions over plans to possibly release the central bank assets, around $7 billion of which is held in the United States. Key sticking points remain in the banking talks, in particular over U.S. objections to the Taliban's appointment of a deputy governor of the central bank who is subject to U.S. sanctions.
Persons: Joseph Stiglitz, Joe Biden, Janet Yellen, Yanis Varoufakis, Stiglitz, Charlotte Greenfield, Jonathan Landay, Michael Collett, White, Mark Potter Organizations: Da Afghanistan Bank, DAB, Treasury, Columbia University, for Economic, Policy Research, Thomson Locations: ISLAMABAD, Washington, U.S, Afghanistan, United States, Germany, India, United Kingdom, Greek, Ukraine
A hostage situation at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Florida ended with three people dead on Monday night, according to police. Bridge the Gap was hosting a Narcotics Anonymous meeting at the time. The Southeast Volusia Regional SWAT Team and Southeast Volusia Negotiations Team responded to the scene and attempted to contact Hunter to negotiate a resolution. Upon entering the building, SWAT discovered the bodies of Greenfield, Hoffman, and Hunter. Both Greenfield and Hoffman "appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds and lacerations," while Hunter "appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound."
Persons: Quinton Hunter, Ian Greenfield, Greenfield, Erica Hoffman, Hunter, Hoffman Organizations: Anonymous, Police, Edgewater Police Department, NBC News, Southeast Volusia Regional SWAT Team, Southeast Volusia, State, Investigations Unit Locations: Florida, Edgewater, Orlando, Greenfield
Image Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken departing the Philippines on Saturday to head to South Africa. “Everybody’s coming to say: ‘Support me!’”Image Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov of Russia at the Russian Embassy in Ethiopia in July. Last week, the first grain-filled vessels began to depart from Ukraine since Russia’s invasion under a hard-won deal. When reports emerged that the Senegalese president, Macky Sall, would visit Ukraine at the end of August, he was quick to issue a statement denying them. “We want to make our own enemies,” he said in a speech during Mr. Lavrov’s visit.
Persons: Antony J, Blinken, Andrew Harnik, Sergey V, Lavrov, Emmanuel Macron, , , Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Thomas, Samantha Power, Macky Sall, Sall, Vladimir V, Putin, Vladimir, Misper, Ubi, Yoweri Museveni, Lavrov’s Organizations: Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Russian Embassy, Tiksa, Reuters, United Nations, U.S . Agency for International Development, African Union, . Locations: Philippines, South Africa, Russian, Ukraine, France, West, Central Africa, Russia, Africa, Ethiopia, Tiksa Negeri, Uganda, Ghana, Cape Verde, American, Somalia, Soviet, Moscow, U.S, Accra
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailWatch CNBC's full interview with LightShed Partners' Rich GreenfieldRich Greenfield, LightShed Partners co-founder, joins CNBC's 'Squawk Box' to react to Warner Bros. Discovery's latest quarterly earnings report and the future of streaming. "I would say one of the major things to watch over the next year is what is TikTok doing on the big screen," Greenfield tells CNBC.
Persons: Rich Greenfield Rich Greenfield, Greenfield Organizations: LightShed Partners, Warner Bros, CNBC
In this videoShare Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailWarner Bros. Discovery is scrambling for new ways to generate dollars, says LightShed's Rich GreenfieldRich Greenfield, LightShed Partners co-founder, joins CNBC's 'Squawk Box' to react to Warner Bros. Discovery's latest quarterly earnings report and the future of streaming.
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There are also plans for the U.S. to contribute $150 million in new humanitarian development assistance to Africa pending congressional approval, she added. "Regardless of how you feel about Russia, we all have a powerful common interest in mitigating the impact of the war in Ukraine on food security," she added. French President Emmanuel Macron used similar language last week when he described the global food crisis as one of Russia's "weapons of war" during a visit to Cameroon. Thomas-Greenfield on Friday refuted that claim, instead suggesting that Russia had deliberately taken steps to disrupt global food supply chains while blaming the West. "We've seen no indication that Russia will accept a diplomatic solution" to the war in Ukraine, she said.
Persons: Baz Ratner DAKAR, United Nations Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Thomas, Emmanuel Macron, We've, Cooper Inveen, Sofia Christensen, Frank Jack Daniel Our Organizations: United Nations Office, Humanitarian Affairs, United, United Nations, Register, Thomas, Thomson Locations: Makunzi Wali, Central African Republic, United States, Ukraine, Saharan Africa, Africa, Thomas, Russia, Cameroon, Moscow
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailWarner Bros. Discovery, Chevron, and Disney are today's stocks: Pro Market Movers August 5Jim Cramer, Sarat Sethi of DCLA, Jessica Reif Ehrlich of Bank of America Securities, Richard Greenfield of LightShed Partners, Stephanie Link of Hightower Advisors, Rob Sechan of NewEdge Wealth, Jim Lebenthal of Cerity Partners, and Tim Higgins of The Wall Street Journal on why they are buying, selling, or holding specific stocks and ETFs.
Persons: Jim Cramer, Sarat Sethi, DCLA, Jessica Reif Ehrlich, Richard Greenfield, Stephanie Link, Rob Sechan, Jim Lebenthal, Tim Higgins Organizations: Warner Bros, Discovery, Chevron, Disney, Pro Market, Bank of America Securities, LightShed Partners, Hightower Advisors, Cerity Partners, The
Spotify does not deserve the same treatment as other streaming companies, according to a growing number of people on Wall Street. Shares of the streaming company are down roughly 50% this year, as investors, mindful of an era of rising interest rates, dumped shares of tech stocks and other growth names. The streaming company has to deal with powerful music labels that could renegotiate deals and limit gains in Spotify's profits, according to Pivotal. "There's two possible explanations for this lower gross margin result," Ek said at the event, according to a FactSet transcript. "If that's true, then gross margin should expand next year," said Mahaney.
Persons: Rich Greenfield, Greenfield, we're, Daniel Ek, Morgan Stanley, Mark Mahaney, Pivotal's Jeffrey Wlodarczak, Evercore, Mahaney, Ek, Joe Organizations: Spotify, Apple, Google, TAM, Gimlet Media
Ukrainian security agencies called on the United Nations and the International Committee of Red Cross to dispatch their representatives for an inspection mission of the site. European Union High Representative Joseph Borrell also condemned Russian armed forces in a statement and accused them of violating the law. Ukraine’s security agencies accused Russia of “cynically violating” the agreement in a joint statement late Friday. Elsewhere in eastern Ukraine, Russian rockets hit a school building in Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, overnight and another attack occurred about an hour later, Mayor Ihor Terekhov said. The bus station in the city of Sloviansk was also hit, according to Mayor Vadim Lyakh.
Persons: Volodmyr Zelenskyy, ” Zelenskyy, Union High Representative Joseph Borrell, , United Nations Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Moscow, , Ihor Terekhov, Vadim Lyakh, Richard Moore, ” Moore Organizations: Mariupol, NBC News, United Nations, International Committee of, ICRC, Union High Representative, . Security, NBC, Twitter, U.K Locations: Russia, Moscow, , Donetsk, Olenivka, Ukraine, U.S, Ukrainian, Russian, Mariupol, Kherson, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Sloviansk, Mykolaiv
United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield reads a statement during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council about the maintenance of peace and security of Ukraine, at the U.N. headquarters in New York City, U.S., July 29, 2022. REUTERS/Jeenah MoonUNITED NATIONS, July 29 (Reuters) - China accused the United States of double standards at the United Nations on Friday for challenging Beijing's sovereignty over Taiwan while emphasizing the principle of sovereignty for Ukraine after Russian forces invaded. Ambassador Geng Shuang reinforced the message during a meeting on Ukraine at the 15-member U.N. Security Council. read moreThe determination of China to defend its national sovereignty and territorial integrity should not be underestimated, Geng said. Ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy accused Western states of carrying out a proxy war against Russia by supplying Ukraine government forces with weapons.
Persons: Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Xi Jinping, Joe Biden, Geng Shuang, U.N, Geng, Nancy Pelosi, China's, Thomas, Dmitry Polyanskiy, Polyanskiy, Michelle Nichols, Grant McCool Organizations: United Nations, United Nations Security Council, REUTERS, UNITED NATIONS, U.S, Security, Register Russia, U.S . House, Thomson Locations: Ukraine, New York City, U.S, China, United States, Taiwan, Russian, Taiwan Strait, Kyiv, Beijing, Russia, Donbas, Ukrainian
In this videoShare Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailSpotify is the most interesting name investors have written off, says Rich GreenfieldRich Greenfield, LightShed Partners co-founder, joins CNBC's 'Squawk Box' to break down investing opportunities ahead of the open on Wednesday.
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Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailAlphabet, Boeing, and Lululemon are some of today's stocks: Pro Market Movers July 27Jim Cramer, Jason Brady of Thornburg Investment Management, Rich Greenfield of LightShed Partners, Dan Flax of Neuberger Berman, James Lee of Mizuho Securities, Rishi Jaluria of RBC Capital Markets, Jim Lebenthal of Cerity Partners, Steve Weiss of Short Hills Capital, Joe Terranova of Virtus Investment Partners, and Degas Wright of Decatur Capital Management on why they are buying, selling, or holding specific stocks and ETFs.
Persons: Jim Cramer, Jason Brady, Rich Greenfield, Dan Flax, Neuberger Berman, James Lee, Rishi Jaluria, Jim Lebenthal, Steve Weiss, Joe Terranova, Degas Wright Organizations: Boeing, Pro Market, Thornburg Investment Management, LightShed Partners, Mizuho Securities, RBC Capital Markets, Cerity Partners, Short Hills Capital, Virtus Investment Partners, Decatur Capital Management
A possible model could be the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund, a World Bank-administered fund created to get donations of foreign development assistance to Kabul, the U.S. source added. "No agreement has been reached yet," said Shah Mehrabi, an Afghan-American economics professor who is on the Afghan central bank's supreme council. The U.S. State Department and Switzerland's Federal Department of Foreign Affairs declined to comment; the Afghan central bank did not respond to requests for comment. The U.S. source denied the proposed trust fund would amount to a parallel central bank. "You need a central bank regulating the value of the currency, regulating prices, ensuring liquidity for imports ... this is not optional.
Persons: disburse, Shah Mehrabi, Mehrabi, Noor Ahmad Agha, Joe Biden, Afghanistan Tom West, Biden, Graeme Smith, Michael Shields, Mike Collett Organizations: United, Trust Fund, Bank, U.S . State Department, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Taliban, State Department, U.S, Federal Reserve Bank of New, Special, United Nations, International Crisis, White, Thomson Locations: KABUL, WASHINGTON, Afghan, U.S, United States, Switzerland, Afghanistan, Kabul, American, Doha, Washington, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, freefall, Ukraine, Zurich
By trying to recast the U.S. as the world’s pro-abortion power, officials will weaken the legitimacy of U.S. foreign policy and undermine America’s standing in the world. A foreign policy pushing for abortion abroad is also a strategic blunder with long-term consequences. According to international abortion advocacy organizations, only Iceland, Sweden, the Netherlands and the U.K. have widely available abortion on request throughout gestation. Abortion is freely available in state-run hospitals, and the Communist Party has used compulsory abortion as a population-control measure. Perhaps Dobbs offers lessons about the merits of stronger federalism at home and robust geopolitical pluralism in the free world.
Persons: Roe, Wade, they’ve, America’s, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Dobbs, Antony Blinken, Reagan, Biden, shouldn’t, Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau, Grygiel, Heinrichs Organizations: Biden, United Nations, Jackson, Health, State Department, Democratic, Republican, Atlantic Treaty Organization, Communist Party, Chinese Communist Party, U.S, Supreme, Canadian, Catholic University of America, Hudson Institute Locations: Mexico, Africa, Asia, America, Iceland, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Germany, China, North Korea
YouTube and Snap are considered most at risk to the TikTok threat. In October 2019, when asked if TikTok was a friend or foe, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel chose the former. Insider Intelligence ranks it as the third biggest social platform after Facebook and Instagram. Its video platform competes more directly with social-entertainment apps like YouTube versus Snap's messaging product. TikTok is already passing YouTube in terms of time spent, with the average user spending 23.6 hours per month compared to 23.2 hours on YouTube, per App Annie.
Persons: TikTok, Evan Spiegel, Snapchat, Laura Hoy, Hargreaves Lansdown, Evan, Spiegel, LightShed, Rich Greenfield, cramp, TikTok's, Derek Anderson, Forrester, Jasmine Enberg, Mike Proulx, Meta, Bernstein, Annie, hasn't Organizations: YouTube, Meta, Insider Intelligence, Facebook, Intelligence, Twitter, Yahoo Finance, LightShed Partners, Netflix, Disney Locations: Ukraine, TikTok
Russia and Ukraine signed a landmark deal on Friday to reopen Ukrainian Black Sea ports for grain exports. The war has stalled Kyiv's exports, leaving dozens of ships stranded and some 20 million tonnes of grain stuck in silos. The United States also wants to see China help combat the global food crisis, James O'Brien, head of the U.S. State Department's Office of Sanctions Coordination, told reporters. It dwarfs those of the United States, the world's top grain exporter, which were estimated at 57.8 million tonnes. "We believe it's essential that food, including grain, go everywhere where it's needed," deputy U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said on Friday.
Persons: Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Washington, James O'Brien, O'Brien, Farhan Haq, Nigel Hunt, Elaine Hardcastle Organizations: Operational Command, REUTERS UNITED NATIONS, United, Register U.S, United Nations, U.S, U.S . State Department's Office, International Grains Council, WFP, Thomson Locations: Bystre, Izmail, Odesa, Ukraine, United States, Russia, China, Ukrainian, U.S ., Egypt, Horn of Africa, Washington
A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business' Before the Bell newsletter. London (CNN Business) It wasn't long ago that Wall Street would have bristled at such grim news out of Netflix: Between April and June, the company lost 970,000 subscribers . "We're talking about losing 1 million instead of losing 2 million," Chairman Reed Hastings said on a call with analysts. Looking ahead: Netflix still has work to do to convince investors that it's on the right track. The CNN Business Fear & Greed Index has been improving but remains in "fear" territory.
Persons: aren't, Reed Hastings, It's, Rich Greenfield, Crypto, Bitcoin, Robinhood, Paul R, Monica, Coinbase, Joel Kruger, Elon, William Savitt, Twitter's, Andrew Rossman, They're, they're, Musk Organizations: CNN Business, Bell, CNN, Netflix, Investment, Microsoft, LightShed Partners, Bank of America, Software, LMAX, Elon, Twitter, Alcoa, CSX CSX, Sands, Green, Tesla, Airlines UAL, European Central Bank Locations: London, United States, Canada, bitcoin
In this videoShare Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailInvestors have given up on streaming platforms, says LightShed's Rich GreenfieldRich Greenfield, LightShed Partners co-founder, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss what to expect from the Netflix earnings report.
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The streaming giant said in its earnings report on Tuesday that it lost nearly one million subscribers in the second quarter. Overall, Reed Hastings, a Netflix co-chief executive, called it “less bad results.” He added that “it’s tough losing one million subscribers and calling it a success.”Netflix, which now has about 220.7 million subscribers worldwide, told investors that it could add back one million in the coming quarter. In the second quarter, Netflix lost 1.3 million subscribers in the United States and Canada, compared with a loss of 400,000 for the same period in 2021. Revenue grew 23 percent in the Asia-Pacific region, where the company added 1.1 million subscribers. “Hustle,” the Adam Sandler basketball movie, generated the most user interest in the quarter, with 186 million hours watched.
Persons: Reed Hastings, Hastings, , Mike Proulx, Forrester, , Richard Greenfield, “ They’re, they’re, ” Mr, Greenfield, HBO Max, Kate Bush, Adam Sandler, Rebel Wilson, Ted Sarandos, Matthew Harrigan Organizations: Netflix, LightShed Ventures, HBO, Revenue, Metallica, Amazon Locations: Hollywood, bullish, Latin America, United States, Canada, Asia, Pacific, America
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailIBM, Netflix, and Halliburton are some of today's stocks: Pro Market Movers July 19Jim Cramer, Rich Greenfield of LightShed Partners, John Todaro of Needham, Matthew Ball of EpyllionCo, Josh Brown of Ritholtz Wealth Management, Jim Lebenthal of Cerity Partners, and Stephanie Link of Hightower Advisors on why they are buying, selling, or holding specific stocks and ETFs.
Persons: Jim Cramer, Rich Greenfield, John Todaro, Needham, Matthew Ball of EpyllionCo, Josh Brown, Jim Lebenthal, Stephanie Link Organizations: IBM, Netflix, Halliburton, Pro Market, LightShed Partners, Ritholtz Wealth Management, Cerity Partners, Hightower Advisors
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