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Egyptian ex-president Mursi buried in Cairo as Islamists mourn
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:21:58 -0400
Modern Egypt's first democratically elected leader, Mohamed Mursi, was buried in a small family ceremony on Tuesday, a day after suffering a fatal heart attack in court at a Cairo prison, his sons said.
Factbox: Calls mount for inquiry into death of Egypt's ex-president Mursi
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:21:20 -0400
The death of Mohamed Mursi, modern Egypt's first democratically elected head of state, while on trial in a Cairo court, has brought an outpouring of condolences around the Middle East and calls for an investigation into his conditions.
Trump leaves 'question mark' over use of force to protect Gulf oil
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:14:28 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to take military action to stop Tehran having a nuclear bomb but left open whether he would sanction the use of force to protect Gulf oil supplies.
Jury chosen for Navy SEAL's war crimes trial, opening arguments on Tuesday
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:13:51 -0400
Opening arguments are set to begin on Tuesday in the trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL court-martialed on charges of murdering a wounded Iraqi prisoner and shooting unarmed civilians, a war crimes case that has drawn the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Boost for Boeing as BA owner backs grounded 737 MAX jet
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:13:46 -0400
Boeing won a major vote of confidence at the Paris Airshow on Tuesday as British Airways owner IAG signed a letter of intent to buy 200 of its 737 MAX aircraft that have been grounded since March after two deadly crashes.
Exclusive: Pompeo blocks inclusion of Saudis on U.S. child soldiers list - sources
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:08:53 -0400
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a U.S. list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts' findings that a Saudi-led coalition has been using under-age fighters in Yemen’s civil war, according to four people familiar with the matter.
Trade optimism, dovish Fed bets power Wall Street rally
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:01:17 -0400
U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 inching close to record levels, as President Donald Trump's comments on restarting trade talks with China added to optimism of a more accommodative Federal Reserve.
Thousands of Brotherhood supporters in Turkey mourn Egypt's Mursi
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:59:33 -0400
Thousands of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Turkey took to the streets of capital Ankara and Istanbul on Tuesday to mourn former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, with some chanting slogans blaming Cairo authorities for his death.
Factbox: Airbus and Boeing aircraft deals at Paris Airshow
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:59:20 -0400
Following is a summary of commercial aircraft deals announced by Airbus and Boeing at the Paris Airshow.
Former UEFA head Platini detained in Qatar World Cup investigation
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:52:18 -0400
Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament to Qatar, a judicial source told Reuters.
Trump says U.S., Chinese teams to restart trade talks ahead of G20
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:49:28 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping and that the two leaders' teams would restart trade talks after a long lull in order to prepare for a meeting at the G20 summit later this month.
White House's Kudlow: U.S. looking for 'enforceable' trade deal with China - Fox
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:49:28 -0400
The United States wants to continue trade discussions with China that focus on structural changes and enforcement mechanisms when talks continue late this month during the G20 summit in Japan, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday.
Nvidia boosts self-driving AI business with Volvo trucks deal
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:47:06 -0400
Sweden's AB Volvo is joining forces with Nvidia to develop artificial intelligence used in self-driving trucks, in a boost for the U.S. chipmaker that was ditched by Tesla last year.
In battleground state of Florida, Trump to launch re-election campaign
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:34:34 -0400
President Donald Trump on Tuesday formally launches what may be an uphill battle to persuade voters to give him four more years in office, as he bets a strong U.S. economy will outweigh voter concerns about his unorthodox style and polarizing policies.
Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:31:52 -0400
President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally.
Factbox: Trump's immigration enforcement lags behind Obama's first term in office
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:31:21 -0400
President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities next week would begin removing "millions" of immigrants living illegally in the United States, without giving more details.
Defense lawyer for Harvey Weinstein asks to leave New York case: report
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:18:16 -0400
One of the lawyers representing Harvey Weinstein in his rape trial due to begin in September has asked a judge to let him drop the former movie producer as a client, the New York Post reported, citing a letter from the attorney to the New York court.
Boeing 737 MAX boosted by IAG plan to order 200 jets
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:17:20 -0400
Boeing's grounded 737 MAX jet received a boost on Tuesday after British Airways-owner IAG signed a letter of intent to order 200 of the planes and said it was confident that it would return to service in the coming months.
Global stocks rally on hopes from trade, monetary policy
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:03:34 -0400
Global stocks rallied on Tuesday and benchmark government bond yields tumbled after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted at economic stimulus, while equities got an extra boost when U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed a meeting with China's president amid the countries' trade dispute.
Hong Kong leader signals end to extradition bill but refuses to quit
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 10:58:51 -0400
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday signaled the end of a controversial extradition bill that she promoted and then postponed after some of the most violent protests since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997.