Global dividend plunge to be worst

* Study shows biggest Q2 plunge since financial crisis* Europe hit hardest, but global tech titans buck trend* Rebound depends on virus, U.S. Q4 and European banksBy Marc JonesLONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The coronavirus crisis will see the world’s biggest firms slash dividend payouts between 17%-23% this year or what could be as much $400 billion, a new report has shown, although sectors such as tech are fighting the trend.Global dividend paymen...

Trump says he is considering pardon

By Raphael SatterWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he is considering a pardon for Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor - now living in Russia - whose spectacular leaks shook the U.S. intelligence community in 2013.The Republican president's comments followed an interview https://nypost.com/2020/08/13/trump-a-lot-of-people-think-edward-snowden-not-being-treated-fairly Trump gave to t...