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Student protesters hold out as Hong Kong leader urges peaceful resolution
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 05:38:02 -0500 - Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a standoff between police and a hold-out group of anti-government protesters at a university could be resolved and she had told police to handle it humanely.
Hundreds of protesters leave Hong Kong university, scores remain
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 05:38:02 -0500 - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that about 100 protesters remained inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus that has been sealed off by police.
Sales of grounded Boeing 737 MAX gather pace at Dubai Airshow
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 05:26:30 -0500 - Boeing's 737 MAX took center stage at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday as airlines announced plans to order up to 50 of the jets worth $6 billion at list prices despite a global grounding in place since March.
Emirates says size of Boeing 777x order depends on delivery schedule
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 05:26:30 -0500 - Emirates still intends to take the 150 Boeing 777X jets it had ordered, but that could change depending on the delivery schedule, its president said on Tuesday.
Western hostages freed by Afghan Taliban in swap for top commanders: sources
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 05:25:49 -0500 - The Afghan Taliban released two Western hostages on Tuesday, Afghan government officials said, completing a delayed prisoner swap for three of the militant group's commanders and raising hopes for of a revival of efforts for peace.
U.S. backs Israel on settlements, angering Palestinians and clouding peace process
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 05:08:48 -0500 - The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law," a stance that may make Israeli-Palestinian peace even more elusive.
Israel's settlers and the Palestinians they live among
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 05:08:48 -0500 - His people's link to the land goes back to biblical times, says the comics illustrator. His neighbor, a farmer, says the land belonged to his ancestors and has been stolen. One is an Israeli settler, the other a Palestinian living across the road.
Trump was not treated for any urgent health issues in Saturday's exam: physician
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 04:57:10 -0500 - U.S. President Donald Trump's health examination on Saturday was "routine" and he was not treated for any urgent or acute issues, his physician said in a statement on Monday.
Shares push to 22-month high as trade hopes endure
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 04:07:12 -0500 - World shares touched their highest in nearly two years on Tuesday as investors maintained bets that the United States and China can reach a deal to end their damaging trade war.
Huawei plays down impact of new U.S. license extension
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 04:02:34 -0500 - Huawei Technologies has dismissed a new 90-day extension by the Trump administration allowing U.S. firms to continue doing business with the Chinese company as making little difference, repeating that it was being unfairly treated.
U.S. breaks off defense cost talks amid South Korea backlash over $5 billion demand
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 03:49:45 -0500 - The United States on Tuesday broke off talks on increasing South Korea's share of the cost of hosting a U.S. military contingent after the two sides failed to narrow differences in a row that has raised questions about the U.S. deployment.
Air Astana says signs letter of intent for 30 Boeing 737 MAX
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 03:45:14 -0500 - Kazakhstan flag carrier Air Astana said on Tuesday it had signed a letter of intent to order 30 Boeing 737 MAX for its recently launched low-cost carrier subsidiary Fly Arystana.
Trump's 'Section 232' autos tariff authority runs out of time, experts say
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 02:44:53 -0500 - The clock has run out on President Donald Trump's authority to impose "Section 232" tariffs on imports of foreign-made cars and auto parts, and he may have to find other means if he wants to pursue tariffs on European or Japanese cars, legal experts say.
California sues e-cigarette maker Juul for selling nicotine products to youth
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 02:42:44 -0500 - The state of California on Monday sued e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc, alleging the San Francisco company engaged in a "systematic" and "wildly successful" campaign to attract teenagers to its nicotine devices.
China stands firmly behind Hong Kong's chief executive: foreign ministry
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 02:38:40 -0500 - China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday its government will continue to offer firm support to Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam, and is determined to safeguard its sovereignty.
U.S. says South Korea can do more on costs after talks break down
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 02:03:16 -0500 - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he believed South Korea "can and should" contribute more on cost-sharing for hosting the U.S. military, after Seoul broke off the talks earlier in the day following a public backlash.
North Korea says no more talks with U.S. just so Trump can boast
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 01:45:49 -0500 - North Korea said on Monday it was not interested in meaningless talks with the United States just so President Donald Trump had something to boast about and demanded an end to what it called a policy of hostility if the United States wanted dialogue.
Japan lower house passes U.S. trade deal; auto tariffs still in question
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 01:12:43 -0500 - Japan's lower house of parliament approved on Tuesday a limited trade deal Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed with the United States, clearing the way for tariff cuts next year on items including U.S. farm goods and Japanese machine tools.
Exclusive: Mine workers demanded more protection before deadly Burkina Faso attack
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 01:06:47 -0500 - Five months before an ambush killed 39 colleagues, local workers at a Canadian-owned gold mine in Burkina Faso pleaded with managers to fly them to the site rather than go by a road that was prone to attacks, two people present at the meeting said.
U.S. never raised issues of troop reduction or pullout from South Korea: Seoul official
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 00:59:59 -0500 - The United States has never mentioned the issues of reducing or withdrawing troops from South Korea during talks on the sharing of defense costs, Seoul's negotiator told a news conference on Tuesday.


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