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Britain Brexit bound as Johnson heads for big parliamentary majority
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:38:47 -0500
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party will win a resounding victory in Britain's election with a parliamentary majority of 86 seats, an exit poll showed on Thursday, empowering him to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31.
EU welcomes clear UK Conservative victory as clarity over Brexit
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:38:47 -0500
European diplomats on Thursday welcomed the clarity an apparently decisive election victory for the Conservative Party gave to Britain's stalled withdrawal from the EU, but said it would be challenging to agree a trade deal by the end of 2020.
New Zealand recovers six bodies from volcanic island in high-risk mission
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:33:19 -0500
A New Zealand military team recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this week, in a high risk operation watched by dozens of grieving family members waiting on the mainland.
FBI investigating New Jersey kosher grocery rampage as domestic terrorism
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:30:17 -0500
A fatal gun rampage at a kosher grocery store in northern New Jersey this week is now being treated as an act of domestic terrorism and the FBI will oversee the investigation, federal and state law enforcement officials said on Thursday.
In Myanmar park, crowds gather to support Suu Kyi in Rohingya genocide hearings
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:23:48 -0500
Crowds have gathered for the past three evenings in a small park in downtown Myanmar's capital Yangon to hear accusations of genocide delivered thousands of miles away at the United Nation's top court in The Hague.
A U.S. 'deal in principle' with China on trade may be more limited than October pledge
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:18:58 -0500
The White House reached a "deal in principle" with Beijing on trade, sources briefed on the talks said on Thursday, but it may be narrower than the "Phase 1" deal U.S. President Donald Trump promised in October.
U.S., China agree to reduce tariffs, delay duties scheduled for Dec. 15: source
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:18:04 -0500
The United States has agreed to reduce some tariffs on Chinese goods and delay a tranche of tariffs that were slated to go into effect on Dec. 15 as part of a trade deal between the two economic giants, a U.S. source familiar with the situation said on Thursday.
UK's Farage: We will get Brexit, but maybe not the right Brexit
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:15:21 -0500
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said Britain would leave the European Union if Boris Johnson's Conservatives win the majority forecast in the exit poll, but it may not be the hard Brexit he had spent his political career campaigning for.
Refinitiv created filter to block Reuters stories amid Hong Kong protests
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:01:11 -0500
As anti-government demonstrations engulfed Hong Kong in August, Reuters broke a sensitive story: Beijing had rejected a secret proposal by city leader Carrie Lam to meet several of the protesters’ demands in a bid to defuse the unrest.
U.S. House committee nears vote on impeachment articles against Trump
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:52:32 -0500
U.S. lawmakers moved closer on Thursday to impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, as members of a House of Representatives committee debated formal charges that are likely to be sent to the full House for a final vote next week.
British PM Johnson heads for big Brexit election win
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:46:53 -0500
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on course to win Thursday's election comfortably, giving him the numbers in parliament needed to pass his Brexit divorce deal next month, according to an exit poll on Thursday.
No case for new Scottish independence vote if UK exit poll right: Gove
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:40:50 -0500
Another Scottish independence referendum would damage Scotland and the United Kingdom even if Scots have overwhelmingly voted for the nationalists that favor such a poll, British minister Michael Gove said on Thursday.
UK's Labour leadership will decide on future once results in: McDonnell
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:35:20 -0500
Labour Party finance minister John McDonnell said his and leader Jeremy Corbyn's future would be decided once the British election results were in, after the exit poll forecast a big victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives.
UK PM Johnson tells party members "enjoy a celebration tonight"
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:30:31 -0500
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told party members to "enjoy a celebration" after an exit poll forecast he was on course to win a majority in Britain's election, giving him the numbers in parliament he needs to deliver Brexit next month.
After exit poll, UK's Labour says it is too early to call election result
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:16:36 -0500
It is too early to call the result of Thursday's election, a spokesperson for Britain's opposition Labour Party said, after an exit poll forecast Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives would win a large majority.
What would a UK Conservative majority government do?
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:10:46 -0500
An exit poll has predicted Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives will win an outright majority in Thursday's election with a total of 368 seats.
Exclusive: Boeing delays plans for record 737 production until 2021 - sources
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 16:56:44 -0500
Boeing Co has delayed plans to reach a record production rate of 57 737 jets per month next year, industry sources said on Thursday, even before the U.S. FAA announced a new delay in the 737 MAX's return to service which raised uncertainty over production plans.
Trump signs off on tariff deal with China: Bloomberg News
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 16:51:19 -0500
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed off on a trade deal with China that would delay a new round of tariffs that was to be put in place on Dec. 15, Bloomberg News reported.
Hopes for U.S.-China trade progress push global stock index to record high
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 16:44:03 -0500
MSCI's global stock index hit a record high on Thursday and the U.S. dollar gained along with U.S. Treasury yields after reports the United States has reached in principle a "phase one" trade deal with China.
U.S. Congress negotiators, White House set tentative deal on fiscal 2020 funding
Thu, 12 Dec 2019 16:36:50 -0500
Senior negotiators in the U.S. Congress on Thursday reached a tentative deal with the White House on a series of bills to fund federal agencies through Sept. 30, 2020, which would avert partial government shutdowns next week.