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Ericsson to pay over $1 billion to resolve U.S. corruption probes

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 10:49am
Swedish mobile telecoms company Ericsson has agreed to pay over $1 billion to resolve probes into corruption, including the bribing of government officials, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.

Indian rape victim dies in hospital after being set ablaze

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 10:38am
A 23-year-old rape victim set on fire by a gang of men, which included her alleged rapists, has died in a New Delhi hospital, prompting protests from opposition leaders who blamed the ruling party for failing to check incidents of violence against women.

Saudi suspect in U.S. Navy base attack linked to anti-U.S. Twitter screed

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 10:33am
The Saudi airman accused of killing three people at a U.S. Navy base in Florida appeared to have posted criticism of U.S. wars and quoted slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on social media hours before the shooting spree, according to a group that monitors online extremism.

United States and Iran swap prisoners in rare act of cooperation

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 10:19am
The United States and Iran each freed a prisoner on Saturday in a rare swap, an act of cooperation between two longtime foes whose ties have worsened since President Donald Trump took office.

Hong Kong police chief promises flexibility ahead of rally

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 10:14am
Hong Kong's new police commissioner said on Saturday his force would take a flexible approach to pro-democracy demonstrations as the city gears up for a rally on Sunday that is expected to draw a huge crowd.

Rocket hits Iraqi cleric's home following deadly Baghdad attack

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 10:12am
A rocket fired from a drone targeted the home of populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday, lawmakers from his Saeroon party said, following one of the capital's bloodiest nights in recent weeks.

U.S. hopes U.S. citizen's release means more progress possible with Iran

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 9:41am
The United States is hopeful that the release of U.S. citizen Xiyue Wang by Iran will lead to the freeing of other Americans held there and is a sign Tehran is willing to come to the table to talk about other issues, a senior U.S. administration official said on Saturday.

More French protests see roads blocked, trains disrupted and scuffles in Paris

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 8:55am
Truckers blocked roads in about 10 regions around France on Saturday to protest against a planned reduction in tax breaks on diesel for road transport, while train and metro services remained heavily disrupted by a strike against pension reform.

Factbox: Reactions to Iran-U.S. prisoner swap

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 7:58am
The United States and Iran swapped prisoners - a Chinese-American detained for three years on spying charges and an imprisoned Iranian - on Saturday in a rare act of cooperation between two longtime foes.

UK minister says concerned about election interference after leak of documents linked to Russia

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 7:24am
The leak of classified UK-U.S. trade documents online, tied to a previous Russian disinformation campaign, has all the hallmarks of an attempt to interfere in Britain's upcoming election, a British minister said on Saturday.

Johnson, Corbyn wage Brexit battle in final debate before UK election

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 5:26am
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn clashed over Brexit on Friday in the last televised debate before next week's election that will determine the path for Britain's departure from the European Union.

Buttigieg pledges billions to curb education disparities

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 5:16am
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg vowed on Saturday to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to improve public education if elected, with a plan that boosts funds for "underserved children" and expands early childhood learning.

Democrats to spend weekend drafting impeachment charges against Trump

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 5:10am
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will spend the weekend on Capitol Hill preparing for what could be the final week of their months-old impeachment inquiry that has imperiled Donald Trump's presidency.

U.S. health spending recovers after two slow years: CMS

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 3:31am
(This Dec. 5 story corrects first paragraph to say growth was slower not declined in previous years, removes reference to projected spending in eighth paragraph)

Mexico says 'good progress' on trade deal although work remains

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 3:18am
Negotiators working to close a new North American trade deal have made "good progress" but many elements are not yet resolved, Mexico's deputy foreign minister said on Friday.

Mexico official lauds progress on trade deal but says work remains

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 3:18am
Mexico's deputy foreign minister for North America, Jesus Seade, said on Friday that negotiators made "good progress" to close the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal, but many elements remained to be resolved.

PG&E says reached $13.5 billion agreement with wildfire victims

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 10:31pm
Bankrupt California power producer PG&E Corp said on Friday it had reached a $13.5 billion agreement to resolve individual claims relating to the 2017 and 2018 wildfires and the 2015 butte fire.

Trump calls for World Bank to stop loaning to China

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 9:53pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday called for the World Bank to stop loaning money to China, one day after the institution adopted a lending plan to Beijing over Washington's objections.

Tesla boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over his 'pedo guy' tweet

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 9:39pm
Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk emerged victorious on Friday from a closely watched defamation trial as a federal court jury swiftly rejected the $190 million claim brought against him by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a "pedo guy" on Twitter.

Iraq protest death toll mounts as cleric warns against meddling

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 9:30pm
Iraq's top Shi'ite Muslim cleric said a new prime minister must be chosen without foreign interference in an apparent nod to Iranian influence, as armed men killed at least 19 people, including three police, near a Baghdad protest site on Friday.