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- Renault confirms Senard as new chairman, Bollore as CEO
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:57:03 -0500
French carmaker Renault on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Michelin's Jean-Dominique Senard as its new chairman and Thierry Bollore as new chief executive.
- Voters in one English town warn London: 'Do not betray our Brexit'
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:54:30 -0500
As Britain grapples with whether to leave the European Union, some voters in an ancient English town have a message for the politicians in London: Do not betray Brexit.
- As world looks on, Venezuela's Guaido to keep up pressure on Maduro
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:49:48 -0500
Venezuela's opposition will on Thursday seek to maintain pressure on isolated President Nicolas Maduro after congress chief Juan Guaido swore himself in as interim head of state with the support of nations around the region.
- Spain's PM says backs Venezuela parliament, calls for free vote
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:48:56 -0500
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido in a phone call on Thursday that he supported the legitimacy of the Venezuelan parliament and called for free elections, in line with the European Union's position.
- Senate stirs with votes on bills to end U.S. shutdown
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:42:48 -0500
The Republican-led U.S. Senate planned votes for Thursday on competing proposals, one broadly backed by Democrats and the other by Republicans, to end the partial government shutdown, both of which seemed unlikely to resolve the month-long impasse.
- Venezuela bonds hit highest since 2017 on hopes for political change
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:34:43 -0500
Dollar bonds of Venezuela's government and state-run oil company PDVSA extended their rally on Thursday after Washington's backing for opposition leader Juan Guaido spurred investor hopes for a turnaround in the impoverished country.
- Guaido versus Maduro - Who backs Venezuela's two presidents?
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:34:43 -0500
Venezuela's opposition has raised the stakes against President Nicolas Maduro after congress head Juan Guaido swore himself in as interim head of state with the support of the United States and some major Latin American nations.
- Saudis to Davos: Move on from Khashoggi, let's do business
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:23:18 -0500
If you somehow missed the news about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents and the global outcry that ensued, you might think Saudi Arabia is the darling of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
- Boeing's flying car lifts off in race to revolutionize urban travel
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:21:44 -0500
Boeing Co said on Wednesday its flying car prototype hovered briefly in the air during an inaugural test flight, a small but significant step as the world's largest planemaker bids to revolutionize urban transportation and parcel delivery services.
- Deutsche Bank queried by House panels on Trump ties
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 07:01:27 -0500
Deutsche Bank has received an inquiry from two U.S. House of Representatives committees on the lender's ties to U.S. President Donald Trump, it said on Thursday.
- Kremlin accuses U.S. of trying to usurp power in Venezuela
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:59:49 -0500
Russia accused the United States of trying to usurp power in Venezuela and warned against U.S. military intervention there, putting it at odds with Washington and the EU which backed protests against one of Moscow's closest allies.
- UK supports Venezuela's Guaido as National Assembly head: PM May's spokesman
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:59:10 -0500
Britain supports Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido as head of the democratically elected National Assembly, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, adding that a 2018 presidential poll was neither free nor fair.
- Germany says national assembly of Venezuela has special role
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:58:46 -0500
The German government said on Thursday Venezuela's National Assembly had a special role to play in securing a free future for the country.
- France would back as Venezuela president whoever wins democratic vote: official
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:55:06 -0500
France would recognize as president of Venezuela whoever wins a democratic vote, an official said, after President Emmanuel Macron hailed the courage of Venezuelans marching for freedom but stopped short of backing opposition leader Juan Guaido.
- U.S. copper projects gain steam thanks to electric vehicle trend
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:53:58 -0500
Once seen as a laggard in the global mining industry, U.S. copper deposits have quietly drawn more than $1.1 billion in investments from small and large miners alike as Tesla and other electric carmakers scramble for more of the red metal.
- Exclusive: Aid curbs in Myanmar's Rakhine impact 'at least 50,000 people' - U.N.
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:47:48 -0500
New government curbs on aid activities in Myanmar's western Rakhine State "are affecting at least 50,000 people", the United Nations has said in an internal note, highlighting the growing impact of recent fighting on the civilian population.
- U.S. universities unplug from China's Huawei under pressure from Trump
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:46:59 -0500
Top U.S. universities are ditching telecom equipment made by Huawei Technologies and other Chinese companies to avoid losing federal funding under a new national security law backed by the Trump administration.
- China detains Australian on suspicion of endangering security
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:14:59 -0500
Chinese authorities are holding an Australian writer, who used to be a Chinese citizen, on suspicion of endangering state security, China said on Thursday, and his lawyer said he was suspected of espionage.
- Trump delays State of the Union Address until shutdown ends
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:14:55 -0500
U.S. President Donald Trump said in a late night Tweet on Wednesday that he would delay a State of the Union address until the government shutdown was over, responding to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's move to obstruct his plans for the speech.
- Maduro rival Guaido claims Venezuela presidency with U.S. backing
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:04:15 -0500
Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, winning backing from Washington and parts of Latin America and prompting socialist Nicolas Maduro, the country's leader since 2013, to break relations with the United States.