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New round of U.S.-China trade talks to begin in Washington on Tuesday
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:45:34 -0500 - A new round of talks between the United States and China to resolve their trade war will take place in Washington on Tuesday, with follow-up sessions at a higher level later in the week, the White House said on Monday.
Indian commander says Pakistan spy agency involved in Kashmir bombing
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:30:21 -0500 - India's top military commander in the disputed Kashmir region said on Tuesday Pakistan's main Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency was involved in an attack last week on a security convoy claimed by a Pakistan-based militant group.
Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit 'betrayal', anti-Semitism
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:16:18 -0500 - Seven Labour lawmakers quit on Monday over leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, saying Britain's main opposition party had been "hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left".
Asian shares flirt with four-month highs, yen eases on Kuroda comments
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:02:50 -0500 - Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Tuesday as investors took heart from some progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks, while the yen slipped as the Japanese central bank said it won't rule out further policy easing.
Pakistan urges U.N. to intervene over Kashmir tension with India
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:59:44 -0500 - Pakistan's foreign minister appealed to the U.N. Secretary General on Tuesday to help ease tension with India that has escalated sharply following a suicide bomb attack in the Indian part of disputed Kashmir, that India blamed on Pakistan.
Huawei founder says Huawei CFO arrest was politically motivated: BBC
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 23:02:07 -0500 - Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said on Monday that the arrest of his daughter, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated.
U.S. states sue Trump administration in showdown over border wall funds
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:51:07 -0500 - A coalition of 16 U.S. states led by California sued President Donald Trump and top members of his administration on Monday to block his decision to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to step down in March: official
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:12:27 -0500 - Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who appointed a special counsel to investigate possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign, is expected to step down by mid March, a Justice Department official said on Monday.
Trump urges Venezuelan military to abandon Maduro or 'lose everything'
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:42:45 -0500 - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned members of Venezuela's military who remain loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that they are risking their future and their lives and urged them to allow humanitarian aid into the country.
Exclusive: U.S. blocks North Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:55:08 -0500 - The United States has blocked efforts by a U.N. agency to improve civil aviation in North Korea at a time when Pyongyang is trying to reopen part of its airspace to foreign flights, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Presidents Day protests decry Trump's emergency declaration
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 19:18:38 -0500 - Activists in Washington, Chicago and dozens of other U.S. cities protested on Monday's Presidents Day holiday against President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Official cites 'unlawful' balloting in U.S. congressional vote
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:44:57 -0500 - A Republican operative directed an unlawful absentee ballot scheme in North Carolina's 9th congressional district and tried to hide the evidence, an election official said on Monday at a hearing that could lead to a new vote in the disputed contest.
Fiascos and fumbles: Oscar organizers stumble to restore glory
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:00:01 -0500 - First it was the furor over a proposed new "popular" film category, then it was the fiasco over planned host Kevin Hart, and last month the organizers of the Oscars were accused of intimidating celebrities not to present at rival award shows.
Exclusive: Air Force to push Congress for military housing tenant bill of rights
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:06:54 -0500 - Aiming to grant military families far greater say to challenge hazardous housing, the U.S. Air Force told Reuters Monday it will push Congress to enact a tenant bill of rights allowing families the power to withhold rent or break leases to escape unsafe conditions.
Trump's 'relentless attack' on FBI prompted memoir by former official: NPR
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:21:34 -0500 - Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe decried the "relentless attack" he said U.S. President Donald Trump has launched against the agency, according to released excerpts of an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, to be aired early Monday.
Navient rejects $3.2 billion takeover bid from Canyon Capital and Platinum Equity
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:19:53 -0500 - Student-loan servicer Navient Corp has rejected a $3.2 billion takeover bid from two investors as it believes the offer undervalues the company.
Auto industry lines up against possible U.S. tariffs
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:15:12 -0500 - The U.S. auto industry urged President Donald Trump's administration on Monday not to saddle imported cars and auto parts with steep tariffs, after the U.S. Commerce Department sent a confidential report to the White House late on Sunday with its recommendations for how to proceed.
Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 role
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:00:37 -0500 - Poland pulled out of a planned summit in Israel after Israel's acting foreign minister said on Monday that "many Poles" had collaborated with the Nazis in World War Two and shared responsibility for the Holocaust.
U.S. agency submits auto tariff probe report to White House
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:29:43 -0500 - The U.S. Commerce Department sent a report on Sunday to U.S. President Donald Trump that could unleash steep tariffs on imported cars and auto parts, provoking a sharp backlash from the industry even before it is unveiled, the agency confirmed.
EU's Juncker expects Trump to refrain from imposing higher tariffs on cars
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:09:45 -0500 - U.S. President Donald Trump has promised European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that he will not impose additional import tariffs on European cars for the time being, Juncker was quoted in a published interview as saying on Monday.

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