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Asia shares sit on weekly gains, await U.S. jobs test

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 7:31pm
Asian share markets consolidated weekly gains on Friday as Sino-U.S. talks dragged on with no concrete conclusions, while caution ahead of U.S. payrolls and a holiday in China and Hong Kong dampened volatility.

Elon Musk safe for now as U.S. judge urges Tesla CEO, SEC to end tweet dispute

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 7:06pm
Elon Musk's job as Tesla Inc's chief executive appeared safe on Thursday as a federal judge in Manhattan urged the billionaire to settle contempt allegations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over his use of Twitter.

Former Trump lawyer Cohen says assisting with more probes

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 7:04pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has received requests for information from at least six government entities since late February, according to a letter from Cohen's attorney to Democratic lawmakers, a sign of ongoing interest in evidence Cohen may have on his former boss.

U.S. House judiciary chair seeks any Mueller summaries on Trump-Russia probe report

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 6:06pm
U.S. House Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler called on Attorney General William Barr on Thursday to release any summaries of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia report that were prepared by Mueller's team.

Turkish F-35 delivered to training base in Arizona, official says

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 6:01pm
A Lockheed Martin-made F-35 fighter jet for Turkey arrived on Wednesday at a military training facility in Arizona, an Air Force official said on Thursday, amid a dispute over Ankara's planned purchase of a Russian missile defense system.

Global stocks stall on trade talk uncertainty, German data hits euro

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 5:53pm
Global stocks held near the unchanged mark on Thursday, as investors looked for more detailed signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks while disappointing economic data out of Germany knocked the euro.

Ethiopia inquiry shows Boeing MAX hurtling uncontrolled to disaster

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 5:45pm
Ethiopian Airlines' doomed 737 MAX jet hit excessive speed and was forced downwards by a wrongly-triggered automation system as pilots wrestled to regain control, a preliminary report into the crash that has shaken the aviation world showed on Thursday.

Rain stops play: UK parliament forced to close after water leak

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 5:05pm
Britain's parliament was forced to close early on Thursday after a leak in the 19th century Gothic palace caused water to rain down into the debating chamber.

S&P 500, Dow advance with trade talks in focus

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 4:46pm
The benchmark S&P 500 stock index edged higher, nearing a six-month high on Thursday, with losses in technology stocks countered by gains in Boeing Co and Facebook Inc as investors waited for more clarity on the U.S.-China trade talks.

By spying on Huawei, U.S. found evidence against the Chinese firm

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 4:45pm
U.S. authorities gathered information about Huawei Technologies Co Ltd through secret surveillance that they plan to use in a case accusing the Chinese telecom equipment maker of sanctions-busting and bank fraud, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Accused Christchurch shooter ordered to undergo psychiatric assessment

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 4:19pm
The Australian man accused of killing 50 worshippers at two mosques in New Zealand faced an additional 49 murder charges in court on Friday and was ordered to undergo a mental assessment to determine his fitness for trial over the attacks.

Exclusive: Kids' camp on a defense base? How Russian firms masked secret military work

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 9:25am
Behind the perimeter of a defense ministry base in southern Russia stand three barrack buildings where two witnesses say they have seen private fighters being billeted before they are dispatched to fight in Syria for President Bashar al-Assad.

Britain facing long Brexit delay as stalemate puts divorce in doubt

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 9:15am
Britain could ask the European Union for a long Brexit delay next week if crisis talks between Prime Minister Theresa May's government and the opposition Labour Party fail to find a way out of the impasse over the divorce from the European Union.

Greek, Danish PMs urge Britain to break Brexit impasse

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 9:15am
British political parties need to work together to find a solution to Brexit, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Danish counterpart Lars Lokke Rasmussen said after meeting in Athens on Thursday.

Ethiopia urges Boeing to review controls, backs pilots

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 9:11am
Ethiopian investigators urged Boeing to review its flight control technology and said pilots of state carrier Ethiopian Airlines had carried out proper procedures in the first public findings on the crash of a 737 MAX jet that killed 157 people.

Factbox: What we know about Boeing 737 MAX crashes and what comes next

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 9:11am
More than 300 Boeing 737 MAX jets have been grounded worldwide after two fatal crashes in five months in Ethiopia and Indonesia killed nearly 350 people.

Backstory: Reporting from the dark in Venezuela

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 8:56am
Backstory is a series of reports showing how Reuters journalists work and the standards under which they operate.

Elite U.S. school MIT cuts ties with Chinese tech firms Huawei, ZTE

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 8:55am
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has severed ties with Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp as U.S. authorities investigate the Chinese firms for alleged sanctions violations, it said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Go 'extra step' to get Brexit deal, UK Labour lawmakers urge Corbyn

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 8:46am
Twenty-five lawmakers in Britain's opposition Labour Party have urged their leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to go the "extra step" if there is a chance of agreeing a Brexit deal in talks with Prime Minister Theresa May.

Wall Street opens flat as growth worries linger, trade talks in focus

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 8:46am
U.S. stocks opened flat on Thursday following a recent run of gains, as lack of fresh developments on trade talks with China and worries about global economic growth kept risk appetite in check.