Anonymous Source Tracker

Daily examples of how major news organizations in the United States use anonymous sources


Vietnam Culls 2.5 Million Pigs to Halt African Swine Fever Outbreak ...
The official declined to be identified because they were not authorised to speak to the media. In March, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation ...

New York Times    June 18, 2019


Cebu Air Seeks 31 Jets in Latest Airbus Win Over Boeing (BA ...
... aircraft including 10 A321 XLR was made during the Paris Air Show, according to the person who declined to be identified ahead of an official announcement.

Bloomberg    June 18, 2019


Alibaba puts CFO in charge of investment in major management ...
... Alibaba's investments into its overall eco-system, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter, who declined to be identified as details of the appointment ...

Reuters    June 18, 2019


Italy - Factors to watch on June 18 - Reuters
French businessman Denis Dumont has increased its stake in Creval to just above 8%, Il Sole 24 Ore said citing sources close to the shareholder. CEO Luigi  ...

Reuters    June 18, 2019


Weinstein's 'Dream Team' of Defense Lawyers Falls Apart - The New ...
... to withdraw from the case, according to a person with knowledge of the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private communications.

New York Times    June 18, 2019


GECAS Close to Ordering Airbus A321XLR-Sources - The New York ...
Leasing giant GECAS is in talks to place an order for the newly launched Airbus A321XLR, industry sources said, after a subdued start to Paris Airshow for ...

New York Times    June 18, 2019


LME Electronic Pricing Trial Fails to Boost Volumes-Sources - The ...
... prices for one of its benchmark base metal contracts has failed to lift volumes, industry sources said, lending further support to traditional open outcry trading.

New York Times    June 18, 2019


Former Egyptian President Mursi Died From a Heart Attack: State TV ...
The source said Mursi, who was suffering from a benign tumor, had continuous medical attention. (Reporting by Ali Abdelaty,; Writing by Sami Aboudi; Editing by  ...

New York Times    June 18, 2019


In battleground state of Florida, Trump to launch re-election campaign
... first lady, who thought he should do something new and was adamantly against the escalator ride, said a person with direct knowledge of the conversation.

Reuters    June 18, 2019


Trump Administration Is Split Over Arms Sale to Taiwan - WSJ
he lashed out, referring to Mr. Wong, and questioned what U.S. diplomats were doing in Taiwan, according to a person with direct knowledge of the discussion.

Wall Street Journal    June 18, 2019


ANALYSIS-South Korea fires up on renewables, to close more coal ...
The energy ministry has told state-run utilities to put retrofitting plans on hold, added an industry source familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named.

CNBC    June 18, 2019


Korean Air Is Poised to Order 30 Boeing 787-9, 787-10 Planes ...
The deal may be announced as soon as Tuesday, said the people, who asked not to be named because the details aren't public. If it's split evenly between ...

Bloomberg    June 18, 2019


Trump Ex-Aide Manafort Moved to Manhattan, Arraignment Seen ...
... to a detention facility in Manhattan on Monday ahead of an expected arraignment on state charges in New York, a person familiar with the matter said.

New York Times    June 18, 2019


NASA Boss Says 'No Doubt' SpaceX Explosion Delays Flight Program
... the orbiting research lab from U.S. soil this year, though a person familiar with the matter said SpaceX has privately expressed confidence that it can rebound.

New York Times    June 18, 2019


Qatar Sends Technical Experts to Israel, Eyeing New Gaza Power Line
It was the third such Qatari cash infusion in three months, said the officials, who requested anonymity. But this time Al-Emadi was accompanied by Qatari ...

New York Times    June 18, 2019


Michael Platini, former UEFA president arrested in 2022 Qatar World ...
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation. Platini, a former France soccer great, was ...

USA Today    June 18, 2019


Trump Threatens to Deport Millions Beginning Next Week - The New ...
The official spoke on condition of anonymity to explain the president's tweets. It is unusual for law enforcement agencies to announce raids before they take ...

New York Times    June 18, 2019


Harvey Weinstein's defense attorney doesn't want to represent him ...
Attorney Jose Baez filed papers Friday asking the court to let him withdraw from Weinstein's sexual assault case, a source close to the case tells CNN. The move  ...

CNN    June 18, 2019


American in Talks for Up to 50 Airbus A321XLR Jets-Sources - The ...
... launched A321XLR extended-range narrow-body aircraft, including some converted from existing orders of other models, people familiar with the matter said.

New York Times    June 18, 2019


Donating to Trump might be a tough call for Corporate America in ...
“He's attacked everyone from Harley-Davidson to AT&T, ” said one Republican consultant who declined to be named. “So I don't think there's a lot of interest in ...

CNBC    June 18, 2019


Watchdog Says Filipino Gangs Seized 10 Fishermen Off Borneo ...
The official, who declined to be named as he isn't authorized to speak to the media, said authorities expect them to make their ransom demand soon like in the ...

New York Times    June 18, 2019


China Won't Allow Hong Kong Leader to Step Down Despite Mass ...
But despite the anger, she was unlikely to go, said the government official, who declined to be identified given the sensitivity of the matter. You have 3 free ...

New York Times    June 17, 2019


Ping An's OneConnect leaning towards New York over Hong Kong ...
... New York over Hong Kong for its initial public offering (IPO) in the hope of achieving a higher valuation, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Reuters    June 17, 2019


Japan to Name Yoshiki Takeuchi as Top Currency Diplomat-Sources
... top foreign exchange diplomat whose duties would include arranging any currency interventions, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday.

New York Times    June 17, 2019


German stocks - Factors to watch on June 17 - Reuters
... unit T-Mobile Inc and Sprint are nearing regulatory approval for their planned merger, the New York Times reported, citing three sources close to the matter.

Reuters    June 17, 2019


Airbus to Launch A321XLR With Nearly 200 Orders at Paris Airshow ...
... a long-range version of its A321neo passenger jet at Paris Airshow and will announce close to 200 orders over the week, sources familiar with the matter said.

New York Times    June 17, 2019


Deutsche Bank to Set Up 50 Billion Euro Bad Bank-FT - The New ...
... including prime brokerage and equity derivatives, to win over shareholders unhappy about its performance, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters  ...

New York Times    June 17, 2019


Airbus launches new A321 jet, Boeing apologizes for MAX crisis ...
The European planemaker will announce close to 200 orders for the new model - the A321XLR - over the week, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Reuters    June 17, 2019


Deutsche Bank to set up 50 billion euro bad bank: source - Reuters
... overhaul its trading operations by creating a so-called bad bank to hold tens of billions of euros of non-core assets, a source close to the matter said on Monday.

Reuters    June 17, 2019


UPDATE 2-Deutsche Bank to set up 50 bln euro bad bank - source
... its trading operations by creating a so-called bad bank to hold tens of billions of euros of non-core assets, a source close to the matter said on Monday.

CNBC    June 17, 2019


Trump rails against Iran. But who's listening? - The Washington Post
A source close to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who went to Tehran last week and tried to initiate an unsuccessful mediation between Trump and the ...

Washington Post    June 17, 2019


Airbus Is Said to Win $4.15 Billion Virgin Order for New A330s ...
The order will be for 14 of the bigger A330-900 variant, said the people, who asked not to be named because the details aren't public. An announcement is likely ...

Bloomberg    June 17, 2019


Airbus Is Said to Get Major 100 Plane Order From Air Lease ...
The deal is due to be announced later Monday at the Paris Air Show, said one of the people, who asked not to be named as the details aren't public. The list ...

Bloomberg    June 17, 2019


BOJ to Stand Pat Even as Trade War, Dovish Fed Cloud Outlook ...
... using their dwindling policy ammunition any time soon as years of ultra-low interest rates strain financial institutions' profits, say sources with knowledge of the ...

New York Times    June 17, 2019


UBS Loses Role in Bond Deal for Chinese Firm on Outcry Over Pig ...
The decision was taken because of the controversy over the pig comment, according to a source at the bank, who declined to be named as he was not ...

New York Times    June 17, 2019


UBS loses a bond deal in China after economist used 'Chinese pig ...
The decision was taken because of the controversy over the pig comment, according to a source at the bank, who declined to be named as he was not ...

CNBC    June 17, 2019


All About the U.K.-China Plan to Link Stock Markets - The ...
Up to six Chinese and three U.K. firms could be ready to make use of the Connect by mid-year, a person familiar with the application pipeline said in January. 3.

Washington Post    June 17, 2019


Alibaba Proposes One-To-Eight Stock Split for July 15 AGM Vote ...
The e-commerce giant has filed confidentially for a Hong Kong listing that could raise up to $20 billion, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters earlier this ...

New York Times    June 17, 2019


Japan to name Yoshiki Takeuchi as top currency diplomat - sources
... foreign exchange diplomat whose duties would include arranging any currency interventions, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Monday.

CNBC    June 17, 2019


Senator Rubio Targets Huawei Over Patents - The New York Times
On June 12, a person briefed on the matter said Huawei had told Verizon that it should pay licensing fees for more than 230 of the Chinese telecoms equipment  ...

New York Times    June 17, 2019


U.S. Senator Rubio targets Huawei over patents
On June 12, a person briefed on the matter said Huawei had told Verizon that it should pay licensing fees for more than 230 of the Chinese telecoms equipment  ...

CNBC    June 17, 2019


T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) Quote| Reuters.com
... as next week whether to approve the $26.5-billion merger of wireless carriers T -Mobile USA and Sprint Corp, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday.

Reuters    June 17, 2019


Deutsche Bank Plans to Pare U.S. Equities Business to Skeleton ...
It is not yet clear how many of the bank's 9,275 U.S. staff will be affected and the sources said no final decisions have been made. The plans are expected to be ...

New York Times    June 17, 2019


Apple wants to make movies to beef up planned streaming service
The source said Apple's search for six small-budget films is not related to its multiyear agreement, signed in November, to make movies with A24, the studio ...

Fox News    June 17, 2019


Rockets Hit Iraqi Base Hosting U.S. Forces Near Baghdad-Military ...
No casualties were caused by the shelling, the source said. He said sirens wailed in the U.S. section of the base during the incident. There was no immediate ...

New York Times    June 17, 2019


Pollster shake-up casts shadow over Trump's big 2020 launch ...
But privately, a person familiar with the situation told CNN that the dismissals were less to do with the quality of the pollsters' work than about pacifying the ...

CNN    June 17, 2019


Indian Magician Who Tried Houdini-Inspired Stunt Is Feared Dead ...
The officer declined to give his name. Jayanta Shaw, a local photographer who watched the stunt, told the BBC that he had spoken with Mr. Lahiri before the ...

New York Times    June 17, 2019


'There's more knife crime, more drugs': east London frustration at ...
One man, who declined to give his name, said he had started walking a different route back from his restaurant job near Stratford Park – adjacent to the crime ...

The Guardian    June 17, 2019


Italy's Budget Fight With Brussels Shifts Focus to 2020-Sources ...
"The parties are open to discuss 2019, but they do not want to be bound over the 2020 budget," added the source, who asked not to be named. You have 3 free ...

New York Times    June 17, 2019


Italy's budget fight with Brussels shifts focus to 2020: sources - Reuters
“The parties are open to discuss 2019, but they do not want to be bound over the 2020 budget,” added the source, who asked not to be named. The Treasury ...

Reuters    June 17, 2019


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