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Divided and riven by crisis, Britain searches for Brexit 'plan B'
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:34:12 -0500 - Prime Minister Theresa May will on Thursday try to break the impasse in Britain's political elite over how to leave the European Union by searching for a last-minute exit deal though there was so far little sign of compromise.
Delay to Brexit is inevitable, former UK PM Blair says
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:32:45 -0500 - A delay to Brexit is now inevitable, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Thursday, after lawmakers defeated Theresa May's European Union withdrawal deal.
Kenya hotel siege over, militants and at least 21 victims dead
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:25:33 -0500 - Kenyan security forces have killed all the Somali militants who stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel compound, taking at least 21 lives and forcing hundreds of people into terrifying escapes, the government said on Wednesday.
Trump's new missile defense strategy eyes space-based sensors
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 03:23:38 -0500 - U.S. President Donald Trump is due to unveil a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that looks at ways to boost America's security, including by possibly deploying a new layer of space-based sensors to detect and track enemy missiles.
U.S. lawmakers introduce bipartisan bills targeting China's Huawei and ZTE
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 02:38:51 -0500 - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced bills on Wednesday that would ban the sale of U.S. chips or other components to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], ZTE Corp or other Chinese telecommunications companies that violate U.S. sanctions or export control laws.
China calls proposed U.S. legislation against Huawei, ZTE 'hysteria'
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 02:38:13 -0500 - China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that proposed U.S. legislation targeting Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese telecommunications equipment companies was due to "hysteria", and urged U.S. lawmakers to stop the bills.
UK PM May seeks to end Brexit stalemate after winning confidence vote
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 02:37:04 -0500 - Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the British parliament on Wednesday and then appealed to lawmakers from across the political divide to come together to try to break the impasse on a Brexit divorce agreement.
German justice minister backs second Brexit referendum
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 02:36:32 -0500 - A second referendum on Britain's exit from the European Union would make sense, German Justice Minister Katarina Barley told a German broadcaster on Thursday, after British lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's draft Brexit agreement.
Conservative party chairman says UK cannot stay in EU customs union
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 02:36:02 -0500 - Britain cannot stay in the current customs union with the European Union because striking international trade deals after Brexit is a priority, the chairman of Theresa May's Conservative party said on Thursday.
China's growth set to slow to 6.3 percent in 2019, more stimulus seen: Reuters poll
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 02:24:42 -0500 - China's economy is expected to cool further this year as domestic demand weakens and exports are hit by U.S. tariffs, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday, reinforcing views Beijing will need to roll out more stimulus measures.
Booming Qatar-Turkey trade to hit $2 billion for 2018 as Gulf rift drags on
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:55:48 -0500 - Trade between Qatar and Turkey is expected to have hit $2 billion in 2018, a Turkish official said, up 54 percent from the previous last year and underscoring Ankara's solidified role as a top ally to Qatar amid a political rift in the Gulf region.
Tell us what you want, German conservative Weber urges London
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:51:25 -0500 - Delaying a March 29 deadline for Britain's planned exit from the European Union only makes sense if London sets out plans on how to proceed after British lawmakers rejected the draft Brexit deal, German conservative Manfred Weber told German radio.
Sex seminar model who claimed Trump secrets deported from Thailand
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:40:50 -0500 - A model from Belarus who was arrested during a "sex training seminar" in Thailand and then claimed to have evidence of Russian interference in U.S. President Donald Trump's election was deported on Thursday.
Trump tariffs force tough choices at U.S. auto suppliers
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:36:18 -0500 - Bob Roth makes no bones about his feelings towards U.S. manufacturing.
Los Angeles mayor to mediate in talks to settle first teachers' strike in 30 years
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 01:35:28 -0500 - Negotiators for 30,000 striking Los Angeles teachers and America's second-largest school district have agreed to return to the bargaining table on Thursday, with Mayor Eric Garcetti acting as mediator, his office said.
Stock markets mixed in Asia, pound finds some peace
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:25:12 -0500 - Asian stocks nudged higher on Thursday after see-sawing through a subdued session on concerns over China's economic outlook, while an anti-climactic end to the latest chapter in the Brexit saga offered sterling a moment's peace.
Apple, Amazon called out for 'incorrect' Taiwan, Hong Kong references
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:23:00 -0500 - One of China's top government-linked think tanks has called out Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and other foreign companies for not referring to Hong Kong and Taiwan as part of China in a report that provoked a stern reaction from Taipei.
Japan Tobacco ratchets up smokeless war with new products
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 00:11:46 -0500 - Japan Tobacco Inc on Thursday unveiled two "heat-not-burn" products, as it races against market leader Philip Morris International Inc for a larger share of the vaping space with conventional cigarettes steadily falling out of favor.
Los Angeles teachers strike 'bigger than a paycheck'
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:48:13 -0500 - As Los Angeles teacher Diana Castillo picketed in the rain alongside her husband, brother and daughter, who all work for or attend district schools, she didn't bring up the paychecks her family would be missing.
Los Angeles mayor offers to mediate talks to end teachers strike: union leaders
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:48:13 -0500 - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has offered to mediate in renewed contract talks proposed for Thursday between negotiators for 30,000 striking teachers and the nation's second-largest school district, union leaders said late on Wednesday.


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