Anonymous Source Tracker

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


China East Education aims to raise $680 million in biggest ...
... of between 19.4 times and 24.3 times the company's estimated 2019 earnings, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter who insisted on anonymity.

Reuters    May 27, 2019


Exclusive: Myanmar soldiers jailed for Rohingya killings freed after ...
“Their punishment was reduced by the military,” said the senior Naypyitaw official , who declined to be named. Both prison officials declined to provide further ...

Reuters    May 27, 2019


Saudi Arabia's Napco National plans float, picks Saudi Fransi to ...
... an initial public offering (IPO) that could take place at the end of this year or next, said the sources who declined to be named due to commercial sensitivities.

Reuters    May 27, 2019


Fiat Plans Merger With Renault in Latest Auto Industry Jolt ...
... role while Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard would be chief executive officer, according to people familiar with the matter who declined to be named.

Bloomberg    May 27, 2019


Myanmar Soldiers Jailed for Muslim Massacre Served Less Time ...
The senior official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters the inmates' “ punishment was reduced by the military.” Neither official was willing to confirm the ...

Newsweek    May 27, 2019


Tennessee mothers discuss raising LGBT kids in a state set to ...
Another mom asked to remain anonymous because her own transgender son is looking for a job after college graduation. He transitioned, the 60-year-old ...

The Guardian    May 27, 2019


HSBC Takes Hits as Brexit Britain's Consumer Casualty List Grows ...
That left Europe's largest bank sitting on about 30 million pounds ($38 million) of potential losses, according to a person familiar with the situation. Some 22 ...

Bloomberg    May 26, 2019


Iraqi court sentences three French men to death - Reuters
... members of the terrorist Islamic State organization,” said one court official, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Reuters    May 26, 2019


Iraqi court sentences three French men to death: officials - Reuters
... were members of the terrorist Islamic State organization,” said one court official , who declined to be named as he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Reuters    May 26, 2019


'Wow, What Is That?' Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects ...
Three other pilots in the squadron also spoke to The Times about the objects but declined to be named. Lieutenants Graves and Accoin, along with former ...

New York Times    May 26, 2019


Westbrook Partners: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
... Katara Hospitality Ltd. and Trinity White City Ventures about a potential sale of hotel, said the people, who declined to be named because the talks are private.

Bloomberg    May 26, 2019


FCA and Renault to go public on potential tie-up - Reuters
A source said an announcement from Italo-American FCA could provide some concrete although initial details but added the situation was still “fluid”. A separate ...

Reuters    May 26, 2019


European elections 2019: final hours of voting before results ...
A 76-year-old woman who declined to give her name said she had voted Fidesz because of its migration policy: “I don't want the migrants to come in. It's not ...

The Guardian    May 26, 2019


Substantial announcement on FCA/Renault talks expected on ...
... global tie-up that could address some of the main weaknesses of both carmakers, two sources with knowledge of the discussions told Reuters on Saturday.

CNBC    May 26, 2019


Auto News Headlines | Reuters
... global tie-up that could address some of the main weaknesses of both carmakers, two sources with knowledge of the discussions told Reuters on Saturday.

Reuters    May 26, 2019


Iraqi Court Sentences 3 French Members of IS to Death - The New ...
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media. Iraqi President Barham Saleh had said during a February visit ...

New York Times    May 26, 2019


Unipec, Vitol set to win tender to supply fuels to Bangladesh -sources
... the lowest offers in a tender by Bangladesh Petroleum Corp to buy nearly 1.35 million tonnes of oil products in the second half of 2019, sources said on Sunday.

Reuters    May 26, 2019


Sophie Toscan du Plantier trial: More than two decades after a ...
A woman from Goleen who asked to remain anonymous, said while she understood Vignaud's pain, the "pulpit is not a place for this," a sentiment expressed by ...

CNN    May 26, 2019


Red dirt capital offers green experience at French Open - Reuters
The whole thing is really pleasant and relaxing,” said Jean-Pierre, a 50-year-old spectator who declined to give his last name. There was, however, no time to ...

Reuters    May 26, 2019


In Shift, Trump Will Pick Kenneth Cuccinelli to Oversee Legal ...
... the Senate Conservatives Fund, a political action committee that supported a primary challenge to Mr. McConnell. A person close to the senator said on Friday  ...

New York Times    May 25, 2019


Turkey sends weapons to Syrian rebels facing Russian-backed ...
... rebels it backs with fresh supplies of weaponry to help them try to repel a major Russian-backed assault, senior opposition officials and rebel sources said on ...

Reuters    May 25, 2019


Militants kill at least 25 Nigerian soldiers, some civilians in ambush ...
Islamist insurgents killed at least 25 soldiers and a number of civilians in an ambush in northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning, two security sources said, the  ...

Reuters    May 25, 2019


UPDATE 2-Fiat Chrysler in tie-up talks with Renault - sources
The talks are at an advanced stage, the sources said. The Financial Times https:// on.ft.com/2HRDghE earlier reported that FCA and Renault were discussing a ...

CNBC    May 25, 2019


Trump's financial records don't need to be turned over yet to ...
... presidential election asked Deutsche Bank for data on accounts held by President Donald Trump and his family, a person close to the matter said on Tuesday, ...

USA Today    May 25, 2019


New evidence links Colombia army chief to civilian slayings - The ...
The documents, provided to The Associated Press by a person familiar with an ongoing investigation into the extrajudicial killings, come as Martinez Espinel ...

Washington Post    May 25, 2019


Venezuela negotiators return to Norway for crisis talks - The ...
... Blyde and former Transport Minister Fernando Martínez Mottola, according to a person familiar with the talks who also spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Washington Post    May 25, 2019


Virginia's Paul Smedberg is seen as front-runner to be next Metro ...
“Smedberg is a good choice,” said a Metro board member who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the matter is politically sensitive. “After three years ...

Washington Post    May 25, 2019


Fiat Chrysler in talks over ties with Renault: source - Reuters
... too early to say whether the negotiations would result in a formal union, but they were focused on co-operation between the two companies, the source said.

Reuters    May 25, 2019


UPDATE 1-Fiat Chrysler in talks over ties with Renault - source
... too early to say whether the negotiations would result in a formal union, but they were focused on co-operation between the two companies, the source said.

CNBC    May 25, 2019


Fiat Chrysler in tie-up talks with Renault: sources - Reuters
... and Renault are in talks on a comprehensive global tie-up that could address some of the main weaknesses of both carmakers, two sources with knowledge of  ...

Reuters    May 25, 2019


Fiat Chrysler and Renault in Talks on Possible Alliance - The New ...
... alliance aimed at strengthening both companies' competitiveness in Europe and other parts of the world, a person familiar with the matter said on Saturday.

New York Times    May 25, 2019


Source: Fiat Chrysler, Renault in talks about alliance - The ...
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the negotiations have not been made public. Fiat Chrysler has for months been the subject of merger ...

Washington Post    May 25, 2019


Suspected Extremists Kill at Least 20 in Nigeria Ambush - The New ...
Both witnesses spoke on condition of anonymity out of fear for their safety. Army spokesman Sagir Musa did not immediately respond to calls for comment.

New York Times    May 25, 2019


Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal and wife stopped from leaving ...
... Goyal and his wife Anita Goyal were stopped from leaving India on Saturday at Mumbai airport, according to an airport official who asked not to be named.

Reuters    May 25, 2019


Fiat Chrysler in Advanced Talks to Forge Ties With Renault ...
... and could reach a preliminary agreement in the coming weeks, according to the people, who declined to be identified because the discussions aren't public.

Bloomberg    May 25, 2019


MTN Faces New Nigeria Headache as Local Unit Probed Over Listing
The company's Lagos head office was raided by the financial crime agency on Friday in connection with the probe, according to a person with direct knowledge  ...

Bloomberg    May 25, 2019


French police search for man who left bomb in Lyon - Reuters
A source close to the investigation said traces of DNA were isolated from the remnants of the bomb. Police found the attacker used triacetone triperoxide or TATP ...

Reuters    May 25, 2019


Source: Fiat Chrysler, Renault in Talks About Alliance - The New ...
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the negotiations have not been made public. Fiat Chrysler has for months been the subject of merger ...

New York Times    May 25, 2019


Harvey Weinstein Is Said to Reach $44 Million Deal to Settle Lawsuits
About $30 million would be set aside for women who have accused him, employees of his former studio and creditors, according to people briefed on the matter.

New York Times    May 24, 2019


Theresa May, Harvey Weinstein, Julian Assange: Your Friday Briefing
... lawsuits filed by women who accused him of sexual misconduct and by the New York State attorney general, according to three people briefed on the matter.

New York Times    May 24, 2019


Exclusive: EPA to unveil less ambitious U.S. biofuel credit reform ...
... market reform this month after regulators concluded many of the agency's initial ideas required more time to study, according to four people briefed on the matter.

Reuters    May 24, 2019


When Giant Pipes (Intentionally) Spewed Water and Sand onto ...
A pleasant British tourist, who declined to give his name, said that he had heard about Rockaway Beach from a friend's mum, so there he was, in the extravagant  ...

New York Times    May 24, 2019


RPT-Italy unlikely to tap retail investors before summer amid EU vote ...
MILAN, May 24- Italy will likely axe its customary spring sale of BTP Italia retail bonds, four sources close to the matter said, to avoid a repeat of last November's  ...

CNBC    May 24, 2019


Harvey Weinsten reaches $44 million settlement with accusers and ...
The remaining amount would be used toward legal fees, the newspaper reported , citing people familiar with the matter. Representatives for Weinstein and the ...

Washington Post    May 24, 2019


New York state regulator investigating pension transfer deals: sources
... an industry in which life insurers take over corporate pension plans from companies that want to offload them, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Reuters    May 24, 2019


EXCLUSIVE-Jaitley unlikely to remain Indian finance minister in ...
“He is definitely not taking the post of the finance minister simply because he is very unwell,” one of the sources, who did not want to be named, told Reuters.

CNBC    May 24, 2019


Rohingya Muslims Are Stuck in Bangladesh's Refugee Camps | Time
The girl, who did not want to be named, came here with nothing but a sarong and her immediate family. Poor and illiterate, she is unable even to get married ...

Time    May 24, 2019


Exclusive: Jaitley unlikely to remain Indian finance minister in Modi's ...
“He is definitely not taking the post of the finance minister simply because he is very unwell,” one of the sources, who did not want to be named, told Reuters.

Reuters    May 24, 2019


Indian forces kill leader of al Qaeda affiliate in Kashmir: police ...
Our troops fired at him and he was killed,” said the officer, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to speak to media. For decades, separatists ...

Reuters    May 24, 2019


AP Source: Breanna Stewart to Be WNBA Ambassador This Season ...
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Thursday night because no official announcement has been made. Seattle potentially ...

New York Times    May 24, 2019


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