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- Trump ex-lawyer Cohen given three years in prison, blames 'blind loyalty'
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:53:03 -0500
President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for orchestrating hush payments to women in violation of campaign laws before the 2016 election and financial crimes, posing potential legal and political risks to Trump.
- China's Tencent Music debut strikes a chord with investors
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:45:02 -0500
Shares of China-based music streaming company Tencent Music Entertainment Group rose in their U.S. debut on Wednesday, as investors shrugged off volatile markets to grab a piece of the fast-growing music streaming industry.
- PM May pledges to quit before next UK election as she fights leadership challenge
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:43:14 -0500
British Prime Minister Theresa May promised on Wednesday to step down before the next parliamentary election due in 2022, hoping to win over wavering lawmakers before a no confidence vote triggered by Brexiteers in her Conservative Party.
- With stock riding tailwind, United Airlines CEO doubles down on growth strategy
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:37:39 -0500
With many rival airlines scaling back plans to add travel routes and seats in a bid to protect margins, Oscar Munoz is taking United Airlines in a different direction.
- Deal lets tabloid avoid U.S. charges over hush money in 2016 election
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:35:28 -0500
The publisher of the National Enquirer tabloid newspaper has struck a deal with U.S. prosecutors to avoid charges over its role in paying hush money before the 2016 U.S. presidential election to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with President Donald Trump, prosecutors said on Wednesday.
- Trade talk lifts stocks, sterling rises on May bets
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:32:53 -0500
A gauge of global stock markets rallied along with U.S. Treasury yields on Wednesday as optimism abounded for a trade thaw between the U.S. and China while sterling bounced on bets that UK Prime Minister Theresa May would keep her job.
- Wall Street rises on U.S.-China trade optimism
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:31:46 -0500
U.S. stocks were up 1 percent on Wednesday afternoon, though well below their session highs, as investors were hopeful about U.S.-China trade relations after the latest comments from both sides and eyed some reassuring signs in British politics.
- Police hunt across eastern France for Strasbourg Christmas market attacker
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:28:25 -0500
Police searched through eastern France on Wednesday for a man suspected of killing at least two people in a gun attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg and who was known to have been religiously radicalized while in jail.
- FCC considers ending merger ban among broadcast networks
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:59:01 -0500
The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday voted to open a new review of U.S. media ownership rules and seek comments on whether the government should end a prohibition on mergers among the four largest broadcast networks.
- Pope removes two cardinals hit by sex scandals from group of close advisers
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:54:11 -0500
Pope Francis has removed from his group of close advisers two cardinals hit by sexual abuse scandals, including his economy minister, Australian George Pell, the Vatican said on Wednesday.
- Musical 'A Star is Born' leads film contenders for SAG awards
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:42:29 -0500
Musical drama remake "A Star is Born" led a wide range of contenders for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday, landing four nominations, including best movie ensemble.
- U.S. wants U.N. to ban nuclear ballistic missile work by Iran
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:12:55 -0500
The United States will push the U.N. Security Council to toughen its stance to prevent Iran from working on ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and carrying out test launches, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.
- Pompeo says Iran defying U.N. Security Council resolutions
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:12:55 -0500
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that Iran is defying U.N. Security Council resolutions on its missile program and called on council members to take action to protect against the malign activity.
- Maduro accuses U.S. official of plotting Venezuela invasion, gives no evidence
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:11:37 -0500
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday, without providing evidence, that U.S. national security adviser John Bolton was leading a plan to invade the South American country, which is increasingly at odds with Washington as its socialist economy collapses.
- Brazil court grants Nissan ex-boss Ghosn access to Rio apartment
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:08:22 -0500
A Brazilian court decided on Wednesday that ousted Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn or his daughter should have the right to access a contested Rio apartment to retrieve personal belongings, according to a legal document seen by Reuters.
- Key nominations for the 2019 Screen Actors Guild awards
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 14:03:08 -0500
Nominations were announced on Wednesday for the 2019 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards for film and television.
- Exclusive: China makes first major buy of U.S. soybeans since Trump-Xi meet
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:41:13 -0500
China on Wednesday bought at least 500,000 tonnes of U.S. soybeans in its first major purchase of the oilseed since U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping struck a trade war truce earlier this month, traders said.
- Russia tells U.S. their bombers to leave Venezuela Friday: White House
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:30:09 -0500
Russia has told the United States that two of their strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons will leave Venezuela on Friday, the White House said on Wednesday, ending a deployment that angered Washington.
- Influential Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg rules out a leadership bid
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:21:23 -0500
Influential pro-Brexit lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg ruled out standing in a leadership contest if British Prime Minister Theresa May loses a vote of no confidence on Wednesday.
- Canada frees CFO of China's Huawei on bail; Trump might intervene
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 13:19:56 -0500
A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was granted bail by a Canadian court on Tuesday, 10 days after her arrest in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities sparked a diplomatic dispute.