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U.S. lawmakers begin debate over impeachment articles

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 7:29pm
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives moved closer on Wednesday to impeaching Donald Trump as a key House committee began debating formal articles of impeachment that are expected to be brought to the House floor next week.

U.S. House approves Space Force, family leave in $738 billion defense bill

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 7:13pm
The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a $738 billion defense policy bill providing the first paid family leave for all federal workers and the creation of a Space Force, a top military priority for President Donald Trump.

New Zealand volcano death toll rises to eight and will continue to climb

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 7:13pm
The death toll from a New Zealand volcano eruption rose to eight on Thursday, with two victims dying in hospital, and will continue to climb with eight victims presumed dead on the island and more than 20 in intensive care suffering severe burns.

Asian shares rise as Fed cheer offsets trade, UK angst

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 7:09pm
Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled rate settings were likely to remain accommodative but the imminent UK election and a deadline for Sino-U.S. trade talks kept investors cautious.

High-stakes White House meeting expected Thursday to debate U.S.-China tariffs: sources

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 7:02pm
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to meet with top trade advisers on Thursday to discuss planned Dec. 15 tariffs on some $160 billion in Chinese goods, three sources familiar with the plans said, as markets braced for potential negative impacts.

United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 6:57pm
Voters go to the polls on Thursday in an election that will pave the way for Brexit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain toward another referendum that could ultimately reverse the decision to leave the European Union.

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen seeks reduction in U.S. prison term

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 6:41pm
Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for Donald Trump who became a key witness against the president for House Democrats, is seeking a reduction in his current three-year prison sentence, an attorney for Cohen said on Wednesday.

FAA probes Boeing 737 MAX production, says it won't approve jets' return this year

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 6:40pm
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it was investigating production issues involving Boeing Co's 737 MAX and confirmed the agency will not approve the grounded commercial jet for flight before year end.

Global airlines chief warns on spiraling delays to Boeing 737 MAX

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 6:40pm
Airlines face significant problems if the return to service of the Boeing 737 MAX drags on for months longer, the head of the International Air Transport Association said on Wednesday.

Factbox: FAA chief says 737 MAX will not be cleared to fly in 2019

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 6:40pm
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson confirmed on Wednesday the agency will not allow Boeing Co's grounded 737 MAX, involved in two fatal crashes in five months, to resume flying before the end of 2019.

Argo takes different road to skirt self-driving challenges

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 6:39pm
Sky's the limit optimism about self-driving cars is giving way to tougher questions about how expensive automotive artificial intelligence will ever make a profit.

Factbox: Self-driving partnerships proliferate

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 6:39pm
Alliances and partnerships involving development and deployment of autonomous vehicles continue to mushroom.

Self-driving car firms rooted in U.S. government competition

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 6:39pm
Bryan Salesky had little way of knowing in 2007 that his teammates and rivals in a U.S. Defense Department-sponsored competition were laying the foundations for future self-driving businesses now valued at billions of dollars.

Mexican businesses focus on labor provisions as they pore over USMCA trade deal text

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 6:39pm
Mexican business leaders on Wednesday began poring over texts of a new stricter trade deal with the United States and Canada, looking for details of how more intrusive enforcement of labor rules in Mexico would affect their operations.

U.S. chief executives back revised USMCA trade deal

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 6:39pm
The Business Roundtable, a trade group of top U.S. chief executives, announced Wednesday its members backed the revised U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal after negotiators brought the hard-won agreement across the finishing line.

Special Report: Icebound - The climate-change secrets of 19th century ship's logbooks

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 6:37pm
On November 14, 1881, an American called George Melville limped across a frozen delta in Siberia and pulled a pole from the snow with his frost-bitten hands.

Wall Street posts modest gain as Fed signals rates to hold for some time

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 6:36pm
Wall Street's main stock indexes ended modestly higher on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve held interest rates steady and signaled that borrowing costs are likely to remain unchanged indefinitely.

Fed keeps rates on hold, points to 'favorable' economic outlook next year

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 5:56pm
The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday held interest rates steady and signaled borrowing costs will not change anytime soon, with moderate economic growth and historically low unemployment expected to persist through the 2020 presidential election.

Suu Kyi says genocide case brought against Myanmar 'misleading'

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 3:41am
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said the case brought against her country at the World Court was "incomplete and misleading" as she began her defense to accusations of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority on Wednesday.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi: Gambia's genocide case at World Court "misleading"

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 3:41am
At the opening of her country's defense at the World Court on an accusation of genocide, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi challenged whether events in Rakhine could fit that description.