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Global stocks seek enlightenment from Trump on trade
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 05:07:41 -0500
World shares inched higher on Tuesday as investors awaited a speech by President Donald Trump on U.S. trade policy and on news he was likely to delay a decision on European auto tariffs.
Iraq's elite rallies around Iran-backed plan to hang on to power
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 05:05:31 -0500
Iraq's ruling parties appear to have rallied behind a strategy, blessed by Iran, to try to survive a mass anti-government uprising by containing protests on the streets of Baghdad while offering a package of political reforms and elections next year.
'Shameful' of UK not to publish report on Russian meddling, says Hillary Clinton
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 05:04:28 -0500
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized as "shameful" British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision not to publish a parliamentary report on Russian meddling in UK politics until after an election next month.
Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza, another targeted in Damascus
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 04:41:56 -0500
Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a rare targeted strike in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, and militants responded by firing rockets at Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv.
Violence brings Hong Kong to 'brink of total breakdown': police
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 04:23:36 -0500
Hong Kong police fired tear gas in the heart of the Central financial district and at two university campuses to break up pro-democracy protests as violence was bringing the Chinese-ruled city to what they said was the "brink of total breakdown".
Highlights: Hong Kong on edge as anti-government protests grip city
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 04:23:36 -0500
Hong Kong police fired tear gas in the heart of the Central financial district and at two university campuses to break up pro-democracy protests.
Behind Trump-Erdogan 'bromance,' a White House meeting to repair U.S.-Turkey ties
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 03:35:48 -0500
At the 2012 opening of Trump Towers in Istanbul, real estate mogul Donald Trump sang the praises of Tayyip Erdogan, telling a mostly Turkish audience that their leader, prime minister at the time, was "highly respected" around the world.
Election gift for PM Johnson: Brexit Party stands down in Conservative seats
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 03:19:46 -0500
Prime Minister Boris Johnson won the most significant boost of the British election campaign to date when Nigel Farage's Brexit Party pulled out of 317 Conservative-held seats in a bid to prevent opponents of Brexit controlling the next parliament.
In streaming wars, Disney reaches beyond kids and families
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 03:17:13 -0500
During commercial breaks in a broadcast of World Wrestling Entertainment's WWE SmackDown, fans were shown ads for Walt Disney Co's new streaming service, Disney+. So were "Monday Night Football" viewers and video gamers watching Twitch.
Turkey's Erdogan says will tell Trump U.S. failed to keep Syria promise
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 03:13:32 -0500
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he would tell President Donald Trump that the United States has not fulfilled its agreement last month to remove the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from a region along Turkey's border.
China says stopping violence is the most important thing in Hong Kong
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 02:38:58 -0500
China said stopping violence is the most important thing in Hong Kong now after the United States condemned "unjustified use of deadly force" in the latest violence and urged China to honor its commitments to freedom of expression in the territory.
'Necessary procedure' - Britain says of Russia meddling report delay
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 02:36:02 -0500
Britain has not yet published a parliamentary select committee report on alleged Russian meddling in British politics because of necessary procedure, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's deputy finance minister said on Tuesday.
Giant Aramco listing a critical test for young Saudi exchange
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 02:08:49 -0500
The imminent listing of oil giant Aramco will be a pivotal moment for Saudi Arabia's young and untested Tadawul stock exchange.
Markets hope for positive signs from Trump trade speech
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 01:53:45 -0500
U.S. President Donald Trump is scheduled to discuss the country's trade policy at the Economic Club of New York on Tuesday, and the markets are likely to hang on every word.
Former U.S. President Carter hospitalized in Atlanta for bleeding on the brain
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 01:50:45 -0500
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to an Atlanta hospital on Monday for a procedure to relieve brain pressure from bleeding caused by recent falls, the Carter Center said in a statement.
Supreme Court to hear Trump bid to end safeguards for 'Dreamers'
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 01:48:16 -0500
The U.S. Supreme Court is set on Tuesday to hear arguments over the legality of President Donald Trump's effort to rescind a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants - dubbed "Dreamers" - who entered the United States illegally as children, part of his tough immigration policies.
Democrats release new batch of testimony from Trump impeachment inquiry
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 01:40:43 -0500
A senior Pentagon official detailed confusion and concern in the U.S. national security apparatus after the White House blocked aid to Ukraine without explanation, according to testimony released on Monday by the congressional impeachment panel into U.S. President Donald Trump.
Explainer: What a roll-back of Trump tariffs on Chinese goods may look like
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 01:23:50 -0500
The latest bargaining chip in U.S.-China negotiations to cool a 16-month-old trade war is whether President Donald Trump would roll back tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of Chinese imports, and how soon.
Bolivia's Morales boards plane to Mexico as protests rage in La Paz
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 01:22:58 -0500
Bolivia's ousted president Evo Morales was flying to political asylum in Mexico on Monday night, the latest step the once-beloved leader's rapid fall, while military and police deployed in the streets of La Paz to quell violence.
Former Bolivian president Morales heads to Mexico for asylum
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 01:22:00 -0500
Bolivia's former president, Evo Morales, was flying to Mexico on Tuesday after fleeing his South American homeland, seeking refuge under a leftist government that has supported the veteran socialist in the wake of a disputed election.