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Private border wall construction halts after New Mexico town protests

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 9:05pm
A U.S. group building what it claims is the first private wall on the Mexican border wall on Wednesday said it had stopped construction after a New Mexico town ruled the project lacked necessary permits.

U.S. believes Russia conducting low-level nuclear tests: official

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 9:03pm
The United States believes Russia may be conducting low-level nuclear testing in violation of a moratorium on such tests, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency said on Wednesday.

Louisiana governor to sign 'heartbeat' ban, latest move to curb U.S. abortion rights

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 8:55pm
Louisiana's Democratic governor said on Wednesday he would sign a bill passed earlier in the day to ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected, the latest legislation in a movement in mostly Southern and Midwest states to curb abortion rights.

U.S. stocks fall as trade concerns spark growth fears

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 7:59pm
U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closing just above key support levels, as worries that a lengthy U.S.-China trade war would crimp global growth pushed investors into the safety of government bonds.

U.S. activist tried to 'shield' migrants from Border Patrol: prosecutor

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 7:15pm
An Arizona activist charged with harboring two undocumented migrants was part of a conspiracy to transport and "shield" the men from law enforcement, a prosecutor said on Wednesday at the opening of his trial.

Israel faces second election in months as Netanyahu fails to form government

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 6:32pm
Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament early on Thursday, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline.

Wall Street at two-month low as trade tensions mount

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 11:06am
Wall Street's main indexes hit more than two-month lows on Wednesday, after China signaled further escalation in its trade war with the United States, fuelling fears that the dispute could be protracted and pressure global economic growth.

U.S. Special Counsel Mueller says charging Trump was 'not an option'

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 11:03am
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller said on Wednesday his investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election was never going to end with criminal charges against President Donald Trump and that he would give no more information than was already published in his report.

Arkansas, Oklahoma brace for historic flooding in storm-hit U.S. Midwest

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:59am
Communities along the swollen Arkansas River in Oklahoma and Arkansas prepared on Wednesday for further flooding, with the mayor of Tulsa urging thousands of residents behind the city's aging levees to be ready to evacuate in the event of a "worst-case scenario."

Trump says "nothing changes" after Mueller statement

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:55am
U.S. President Donald Trump reacted swiftly to a statement by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on his Russia investigation on Wednesday, saying nothing had changed and "the case is closed!"

House Judiciary chairman vows to 'respond' to Trump 'crimes'

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:54am
The Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee vowed to hold President Donald Trump accountable after Special Counsel Robert Mueller said he could not have brought charges against Trump after his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

UK PM candidate Johnson to face court over Brexit claims

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:52am
Boris Johnson, the favorite to replace Theresa May as British prime minister, must appear in court over allegations he lied about Brexit by stating Britain would be 350 million pounds a week better off outside the EU, a judge ruled on Wednesday.

Ireland says too late to tweak controversial Brexit backstop

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:52am
It is too late to tweak the Irish "backstop" mechanism in Britain's EU withdrawal agreement, a senior Irish minister said on Wednesday after several candidates to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May said it must be changed.

Iran's Rouhani suggests U.S. talks possible if sanctions lifted

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:48am
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signaled on Wednesday that talks with the United States might be possible if Washington lifted sanctions, days after U.S. President Donald Trump said a deal with Tehran on its nuclear program was conceivable.

Nissan tells Renault 'not opposed' to Fiat Chrysler merger plan: Nikkei

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:44am
Nissan on Wednesday told Renault it wasn't opposed to its partner's potential $35 billion merger with Fiat Chrysler, the Nikkei newspaper said, as the two met to hash out the future of their alliance amid a deal that could upend the auto industry.

Don't see particularly negative aspects in Renault deal: Nissan CEO

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:43am
Nissan Motor Co doesn't see any particularly negative aspects for it in a possible merger of alliance partner Renault with Fiat Chrysler, the chief executive of the Japanese automaker said on Wednesday.

Stocks drop, bond prices rally as trade tensions fan growth fears

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:38am
Fears that an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China will slash global economic growth pulled world stock markets down to near two-and-a-half-month lows on Wednesday and continued to feed a rally in safe-haven government bonds.

Abercrombie & Fitch shares plummet 25% on sluggish Hollister demand

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:36am
Abercrombie & Fitch Co's shares fell 25% on Wednesday after the apparel company forecast second-quarter sales below estimates amid slowing demand for Hollister, a brand that has fueled company growth over the last two years.

Japanese partners not left in the dark on Renault talks with FCA, Mitsubishi says

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:35am
The Japanese partners of Renault SA have not been left in the dark by the automaker over its merger talks with Fiat Chrysler, the chairman of Mitsubishi Motors Corp said on Wednesday.

Mueller says charging Trump was never an option for Russia probe

Wed, 05/29/2019 - 10:27am
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in his first public comments on his investigation, said on Wednesday that charging President Donald Trump was never an option for his team of prosecutors, citing Justice Department guidelines that prohibit charging a sitting president.