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Trump awarded nearly $300,000 in legal fees in Daniels defamation lawsuit

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 6:54pm
Adult film actress Stormy Daniels must pay more than $290,000 to reimburse President Donald Trump for legal fees he spent defending himself in a defamation lawsuit she brought against him over a tweet, a judge ruled on Tuesday.

Canada court grants bail to Huawei CFO; Trump might intervene

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 6:51pm
A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd wanted by the United States to answer to fraud accusations was granted C$10 million ($7.5 million) bail by a Canadian court on Tuesday, a move that could help soothe Chinese anger over her arrest.

Asia stocks up on Sino-U.S. trade hopes, sterling nurses losses

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 6:47pm
Asian stock markets edged ahead on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald trump sounded upbeat about a trade deal with China, while sterling struggled with talk of an imminent party coup against British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Trump says would intervene in arrest of Chinese executive

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 6:44pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would intervene with the U.S. Justice Department in the case against a Chinese telecommunications executive if it would help secure a trade deal with Beijing.

Exclusive: Trump says he is not concerned about being impeached, defends payments to women

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 6:42pm
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was not concerned that he would get impeached and that payments made ahead of the 2016 election by his former personal attorney Michael Cohen to two women did not violate campaign finance laws.

Exclusive: Trump says standing by Saudi crown prince despite pleas from Senate

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 6:31pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he stood by Saudi Arabia's crown prince despite a CIA assessment that he ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and pleas from U.S. senators for Trump to condemn the kingdom's de facto ruler.

In heated on-camera clash, Trump bickers with top Democrats on border wall

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 6:14pm
U.S. President Donald Trump openly fought with the top two Democratic lawmakers in the Oval Office on Tuesday about government funding, as disagreements over a U.S.-Mexico border wall prompted Trump repeatedly to threaten a late December government shutdown.

Trump administration asks top court to restore asylum order

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 6:13pm
President Donald Trump's administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to let his order barring asylum for immigrants who enter the United States illegally take effect even as litigation over the matter proceeds.

Senate to consider resolution condemning Saudi crown prince

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 6:01pm
The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Tuesday he planned to introduce this week a joint resolution condemning Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which could force President Donald Trump's hand on the issue.

Exclusive: Trump says he could intervene in U.S. case against Huawei CFO

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 5:59pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would intervene in the Justice Department's case against a top executive at China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] if it would serve national security interests or help close a trade deal with China.

Gunman kills at least two in French Christmas market and flees

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 5:55pm
A gunman on a security watchlist killed at least two people and wounded at least 11 others near the picturesque Christmas market in the historic French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday evening before fleeing.

U.S. weighs China travel warning over Huawei case: sources

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 5:45pm
The United States is considering issuing a new warning to U.S. citizens, including business executives, traveling to China after Canada arrested a senior Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] executive at Washington's request, two sources said on Tuesday.

China's Tencent Music raises nearly $1.1 billion in U.S. IPO

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 5:40pm
China-based music streaming company Tencent Music Entertainment Group has raised close to $1.1 billion in its U.S. initial public offering (IPO) after pricing its shares at the bottom of its targeted range, two sources said on Tuesday.

S&P 500, Dow edge lower as U.S. shutdown threat, China trade in focus

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 4:58pm
The S&P 500 and the Dow closed marginally lower after volatile trading on Tuesday as investors swiveled their focus between China-U.S. trade talks, President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the U.S. government and political uncertainty in Britain.

Russian cosmonauts take samples on sixth hour of spacewalk to crack mystery

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 4:47pm
Two Russian cosmonauts have taken samples of their capsule's exterior in the sixth hour of a spacewalk seeking to resolve the mystery of a small hole found in the craft docked at the International Space Station, a live broadcast by Russian space agency Roscosmos showed early on Wednesday.

'Only Trump earns more': Mexico president flays supreme court

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 4:43pm
Mexico's president escalated a conflict with the judiciary on Tuesday, calling the country's supreme court judges the "best paid public servants in the world," after the tribunal froze plans to impose pay cuts on the civil service.

Strasbourg gunman cornered by police: sources

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 4:35pm
French police have cornered a gunman who killed at least four people in the center of Strasbourg and shots have been fired, a source close to the investigation said.

France claims ignorance as Nissan's Ghosn dossier adds pressure

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 4:30pm
The French government said on Tuesday it remained unaware of detailed allegations against Renault SA boss Carlos Ghosn sent to the carmaker a day earlier by Japanese alliance partner Nissan Motor Co Ltd .

After Brexit vote delay, leadership challenge looms for May

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 4:24pm
An attempt to oust British Prime Minister Theresa May gathered pace on Tuesday, a day after her decision to delay a vote in parliament on her Brexit deal for fear of a rout angered many in her Conservative Party.

EU tells UK's May: We will not renegotiate the Brexit treaty

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 6:45am
The European Union ruled out renegotiating the Brexit divorce treaty or its Irish border protocol on Tuesday as Prime Minister Theresa May sought last ditch assurances from the bloc to save her deal after pulling a vote she acknowledged she would lose.