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House committees release first transcripts of closed-door Trump impeachment testimony

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 5:12pm
U.S. House of Representatives committees conducting an impeachment probe of President Donald Trump released the first transcripts of one of their closed-door witness interviews on Monday.

Indexes hit closing records amid further trade deal optimism

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 4:57pm
All three major U.S. stock indexes posted record closing highs on Monday, extending a recent run of gains on further hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal.

At least six killed as security forces open fire on Iraq protesters

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 4:46pm
Iraqi security forces killed at least five people when they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad on Monday, a Reuters witness said, as thousands took part in the largest wave of anti-government protests for decades.

Internet access cut off in much of Iraq: NetBlocks

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 4:46pm
Internet access in the capital Baghdad and much of Iraq has been cut off, internet blockage observatory NetBlocks said late on Monday as the country experiences a wave of anti-government protests.

New York police commissioner to step down from 'a job that consumes you'

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 3:50pm
New York Police Department Commissioner James O'Neill will step down to take a new job in the private sector, he said on Monday, about three months after his decision to fire an officer accused of using a banned chokehold that caused the death of a black man.

Stocks gain on trade hopes, risk appetite lifts dollar

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 3:49pm
The dollar strengthened and global stock markets rallied on Monday on signs the United States and China are nearing the end of a damaging trade war as well as indications the world economy may dodge a recession.

Wall Street hits record high on energy, tech boost

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 10:55am
Gains in technology and energy shares pushed Wall Street's three main indexes to record highs on Monday, as hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal and an improving domestic economy boosted risk appetite.

Stocks rise on trade hopes, dollar gains on risk appetite

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 10:52am
The dollar strengthened and global stock markets rallied on Monday on signs the United States and China could soon end a damaging trade war as well as indications the world may yet dodge an economic recession.

Trump's accounting firm must hand over eight years of tax returns, court rules

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 10:48am
President Donald Trump's longtime accounting firm must hand over eight years of his tax returns to New York prosecutors, a U.S. appeals court ruled Monday in the latest setback for Trump in his tenacious efforts to keep his finances secret.

Iran develops advanced machines to speed up enrichment: official

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 10:45am
Iran said on Monday it would take another step away from the 2015 nuclear deal by developing centrifuges to speed up its uranium enrichment, its nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said.

Germany decries Iran's move to speed up nuclear work, urges return to accord

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 10:45am
Iran's announcement that it has developed advanced machines to speed up uranium enrichment jeopardizes a 2015 accord with world powers, Germany's foreign minister said on Monday, urging Tehran to return to the pact.

U.S. imposes sanctions on nine people, one entity tied to Iran: Treasury

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 10:45am
The United States imposed sanctions on nine people and one entity tied to Iran, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday, the 40th anniversary of Iran's seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran.

Stryker boosts bone implants with $4 billion Wright Medical buyout

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 10:20am
Medical device maker Stryker Corp said on Monday it would buy smaller rival Wright Medical Group for about $4 billion in cash, expanding into the fast-growing business of implants for shoulders and wrists.

Give or take a trillion: Investors still in the dark on Saudi Aramco value

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 10:18am
Saudi Aramco's blockbuster listing remained shrouded in mystery on Monday, a day after the company finally announced its plans, with scant details disclosed and expert valuations varying wildly from around $1.2 to $2.3 trillion.

Trump officials shun requests to testify to impeachment inquiry: lawmakers

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 10:09am
Four U.S. officials called to testify by Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump will not show up as requested on Monday, lawmakers said, and the president pressed his demand for a whistleblower to appear.

At least five dead as Iraqi security forces open fire on Baghdad protesters

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 10:08am
Iraqi security forces killed at least five people when they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad on Monday, a Reuters witness said, as thousands took part in the largest wave of anti-government protests for decades.

Factbox: How TikTok, caught in U.S. regulatory crossfire, rose to global video stardom

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 10:05am
Short video-sharing app TikTok has become the latest Chinese firm caught in U.S. regulatory crossfire, with Washington launching a national security review of its $1 billion acquisition of U.S. social media app Musical.ly.

Scores injured, one critical in chaotic weekend of Hong Kong protests

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 9:34am
Scores of people were injured in Hong Kong during a chaotic weekend of anti-government protests that left one man in a critical condition, authorities said on Monday, and China called for a tougher stance to end months of unrest.

Asia trade pact doesn't reflect India's interests, decided not to join: PM Modi

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 9:20am
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that he could not compromise the interests of farmers and workers at home by joining a China-led regional trade pact after it failed to address Delhi's concerns over market access.

Protesters block roads in Beirut, other areas of Lebanon

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 9:14am
Protesters blocked roads in Beirut and other parts of Lebanon on Monday, pressing a wave of demonstrations against the ruling elite that have plunged the country into political turmoil at a time of acute economic crisis.