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U.S. lawmakers reach deal on massive defense bill, eye Russia, Turkey, China

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:19pm
U.S. lawmakers announced an agreement on Monday on a $738-billion bill setting policy for the Department of Defense, including new measures for competing with Russia and China, family leave for federal workers and the creation of President Donald Trump's long-desired Space Force.

Asian shares ease slightly as tariff deadline looms

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 9:26pm
Asian equity markets ticked down on Tuesday, tracking Wall Street losses as investors fretted over a Dec. 15 deadline for the next round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports to take effect.

Democrats expected to unveil two articles of impeachment against Trump

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 9:03pm
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives were expected to unveil two articles of impeachment against Republican President Donald Trump on Tuesday, a senior Democratic aide said, setting the stage for a possible vote this week on impeachment.

U.S., Canadian officials converge on Mexico City to seal final changes to trade deal

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 8:48pm
Senior U.S. and Canadian officials were set to fly to Mexico City on Tuesday to work on the final changes to a languishing North American trade pact that could clear the way for a vote in the U.S. Congress before the end of the year.

House Speaker Pelosi says 'not quite finished yet' in reaching USMCA deal

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 8:48pm
A deal to clinch a North American trade pact with Canada and Mexico was close but "not quite finished yet," Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Monday.

White House adviser Kushner says 'making pretty good progress' on USMCA

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 8:48pm
White House adviser Jared Kushner said on Monday there was progress on reaching a trade deal with Mexico and Canada, but he would not confirm reports he planned to travel to Mexico for talks.

Honda's Hachigo seizes the wheel as quality crisis hits profits

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 8:46pm
At a two-day gathering for Honda's suppliers in March, Chief Executive Takahiro Hachigo sounded the alarm.

Democrats to unveil articles of impeachment against Trump on Tuesday: aide

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 8:25pm
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will unveil articles of impeachment against Republican President Donald Trump on Tuesday, a senior Democratic aide said.

Former Boeing employee who warned about 737 problems will testify at hearing

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 8:00pm
A former Boeing Co employee who warned of problems with 737 production will testify on Wednesday at a U.S. House hearing on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) review of the grounded 737 MAX.

Apple has 'deep concerns' that ex-employees accused of theft will flee to China

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 7:46pm
Apple Inc on Monday told a federal court it has "deep concerns" that two Chinese-born former employees accused of stealing trade secrets from the company will try to flee before their trials if their locations are not monitored.

Trump, Saudi crown prince vow to cooperate on Florida base shooting probe

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 7:35pm
U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday discussed last week's Florida naval base shooting and vowed to work together on the investigation of the attack, which left three people dead and injured eight others.

Pressure mounts on FBI for answers on Florida naval base shooting

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 7:35pm
U.S. investigators face mounting pressure on Monday to deliver answers on the motive that led a Saudi Air Force lieutenant to shoot and kill three people and wounded eight others at a U.S. Navy base in Pensacola, Florida.

Russia and Ukraine leaders, in first talks, agree to exchange prisoners

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 7:28pm
The leaders of Russia and Ukraine agreed on Tuesday to exchange all remaining prisoners from the conflict in east Ukraine by the end of the year, but left thorny questions about the region's status for future talks.

Finland picks world's youngest PM to head women-led cabinet

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:58am
Finland's new prime minister - about to become the world's youngest serving premier - will have a finance minister two years her junior in a new women-led coalition cabinet, party officials said on Monday.

Democrat says Trump violated oath; Republicans attack 'partisan' impeachment probe

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:57am
The head of a U.S. congressional panel leading the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump on Monday accused the Republican president of putting himself before his country and violating his oath of office.

Factbox: Some of the world's youngest national leaders

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:50am
Finland's Sanna Marin is about to become the world's youngest serving prime minister at the age of 34.

Stocks, gold gain as trade war spurs both hopes, concerns

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:48am
Global equity markets advanced on Monday as stocks on Wall Street held near record highs on hopes U.S.-Sino talks delay a U.S. tariff deadline this coming Sunday, while gold rose as investors hedged against a possible escalation in the trade war.

Former Fed Chief Paul Volcker, inflation slayer, dies at 92

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:42am
Paul Volcker, the towering former Federal Reserve chairman who tamed U.S. inflation in the 1980s and decades later inspired tough Wall Street reforms in the wake of the global financial crisis, died on Monday at the age of 92, according to his daughter Janice Zima.

Wall Street treads water with tariff deadline in focus

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:38am
Wall Street's main indexes treaded water on Monday, with investors keeping a close watch on headlines around U.S.-China trade as planned tariffs on Chinese imports kick in on Dec. 15.

Russia banned from Olympics, soccer World Cup for doctoring dope tests

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:37am
Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests.