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Judge rejects bid by Russian firm Concord to dismiss Mueller indictment
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:08:07 -0500
A federal judge on Thursday refused a request by a Russian company accused of funding a propaganda operation to sway the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor to dismiss the criminal charges brought against it by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
British PM May battles to save Brexit deal and her job
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:41:04 -0500
Prime Minister Theresa May battled on Thursday to save a draft divorce deal with the European Union after her Brexit secretary and other ministers quit in protest and eurosceptic lawmakers stepped up efforts to topple her.
Highlights: UK ministers quit over draft Brexit deal, pound and bank stocks tumble
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:41:04 -0500
Prime Minister Theresa May battled on Thursday to save a draft divorce deal with the European Union after her Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and other ministers quit in protest and eurosceptic lawmakers stepped up efforts to topple her.
Upset over fish, France leads EU criticism of draft Brexit deal
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:41:04 -0500
France on Thursday led calls among European Union states for changes to the draft agreement on Britain's exit from the bloc, adding to uncertainty over the fate of the deal as British Prime Minister Theresa faced an uproar at home.
U.S. retail sales rebound on autos, building materials
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:39:42 -0500
U.S. retail sales rebounded sharply in October as purchases of motor vehicles and building materials surged, likely driven by recovery efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Florence.
U.S. sanctions 17 for role in killing of Saudi journalist Khashoggi
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:36:15 -0500
The U.S. Treasury will announce on Thursday sanctions on 17 Saudis for their role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a source familiar with the administration's plans.
Political chaos inflicts fresh injury on British financial services
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:33:19 -0500
Britain's financial services industry has greeted news of a draft Brexit agreement with weariness and worry, spooked by a political revolt that could topple the government and bring fresh troubles to a sector already reeling from upheaval.
UK's Gove wants to renegotiate Brexit: Telegraph reporter
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:31:13 -0500
Britain's Environment Secretary Michael Gove will only accept the position of Brexit minister if he can renegotiate Prime Minister Theresa May's draft deal and scrap the Nov. 25 EU summit, the Telegraph's deputy political editor tweeted.
FDA will ban flavored e-cigarettes at U.S. convenience stores
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:25:38 -0500
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced sweeping new restrictions on flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popular among teenagers in an effort to prevent a new generation of nicotine addicts.
Saudi-led coalition halts Hodeidah assault as West presses for Yemen ceasefire: sources
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:17:09 -0500
The Saudi-led coalition has ordered a halt in its offensive against Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen's main port city Hodeidah, three sources said on Thursday, in an apparent concession to Western pressure to end the war.
Saudi Arabia seeks death penalty in Khashoggi murder case
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:53:51 -0500
Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, his office said on Thursday, as the kingdom tries to contain its biggest political crisis in a generation.
Troops sift through ruins as California wildfire death toll rises
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:52:56 -0500
U.S. National Guard troops fanned out to scour the ruins of the devastated town of Paradise on Thursday for remains of victims as 130 people remained listed as missing in California's deadliest wildfire on record, whose death toll has risen to 56.
As India eases citizenship path for Hindus, Rohingya Muslims fear expulsion
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:51:01 -0500
Nar Singh can vividly recall the day in 2014 when Narendra Modi promised to provide refuge to Hindus suffering around the world. The 39-year-old shop owner sat awestruck inside his two-bedroom house in Pakistan's eastern Mirpur Khas district, as Modi's voice boomed from the television during his successful campaign to become India's prime minister.
Exclusive: China sends written response to U.S. trade reform demands - U.S. government sources
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:45:51 -0500
China has delivered a written response to U.S. demands for wide-ranging trade reforms, three U.S. government sources said on Wednesday, a move that could trigger more formal negotiations to resolve a withering trade war between the world's top economies.
Exclusive: At U.N. climate talks, Trump team plans sideshow on coal
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:44:02 -0500
The Trump administration plans to set up a side-event promoting fossil fuels at the annual U.N. climate talks next month, repeating a strategy that infuriated global-warming activists during last year's talks, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.
Saudi crown prince has 'absolutely nothing to do' with Khashoggi murder: foreign minister
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:32:46 -0500
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Thursday Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had "absolutely nothing to do" with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after the public prosecutor said he would seek the death penalty for five suspects.
After cabinet backing, May girds for Brexit battle in UK parliament
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:20:01 -0500
British Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of her senior ministers for a draft European Union divorce deal on Wednesday, freeing her to tackle the much more perilous struggle of getting parliament to approve the agreement.
Draft Brexit deal ends Britain's easy access to EU financial markets
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:20:01 -0500
The United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed a deal that will give London's vast financial center only a basic level of access to the bloc's markets after Brexit.
UK PM May could be replaced in weeks rather than months: Rees-Mogg
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:14:02 -0500
A leadership challenge to British Prime Minister Theresa May could be completed in weeks, eurosceptic lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Thursday.
Germany: We are part of the way toward an orderly Brexit
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:11:49 -0500
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday that Britain and the European Union were part of the way toward an orderly Brexit but there was still work to be done on both sides, adding that it was clear discussions in Britain would not be easy.