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Explainer: Chinese woman arrested at Trump's Mar-a-Lago takes unusual legal path

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 7:32pm
A Chinese woman charged in March with lying to get into U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort while carrying multiple electronic devices, has decided to act as her own lawyer.

Hong Kong authorities shut government offices due to protests

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 6:59pm
Hong Kong authorities were shutting government offices in the city's financial district for the rest of the week after a day of violence over an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial.

Trump Jr. arrives for questioning by Senate Intelligence Committee on Russian links

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:07am
Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrived on Wednesday for a closed-door interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee that was likely to focus on a Moscow Trump Tower project and a meeting with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have information helpful for his father's 2016 campaign.

FAA says has no timetable for Boeing 737 MAX's return to service

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:07am
The Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it does not have a specific timetable on when Boeing Co's troubled 737 MAX jet would return to service after two fatal crashes led to the airplane's worldwide grounding in March.

American Airlines CEO sees Boeing 737 MAX flying by mid-August

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:07am
The grounded Boeing Co 737 MAX is "highly likely" to be flying by mid-August, American Airlines Group Inc Chief Executive Doug Parker told shareholders on Wednesday.

Facebook worries emails could show Zuckerberg knew of questionable privacy practices: WSJ

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:56am
Facebook Inc uncovered emails that appear to show Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's connection to potentially problematic privacy practices at the company, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Ahead of contempt vote, Trump shields census documents from Congress

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:51am
President Donald Trump asserted executive privilege on Wednesday to keep under wraps documents related to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census, defying a U.S. House committee in another move to stonewall Democrats' multiple investigations of the president.

Analysts split on Tesla 2019 delivery promises

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:39am
Tesla Inc shares were down 2% on Wednesday, as analysts remained divided on the electric-carmaker's chances of meeting delivery and production targets in the months ahead, despite Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk's reassurances at an annual shareholder meeting.

Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets as extradition bill protests turn to chaos

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:38am
Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial descended into violent chaos.

Trade tensions weigh on Wall St., hopes of rate cut limit losses

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:38am
Wall Street's main indexes dropped on Wednesday on worries of a prolonged U.S.-China trade war after Washington hardened its stance, but losses were cushioned by a muted reading on inflation that backed the case for an interest rate cut.

Demand worries hurt oil, stocks fall on trade uncertainty

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:34am
Oil futures sank on Wednesday amid higher U.S. crude inventories and a weaker demand outlook, while uncertainty over the U.S.-China trade war and its potential economic impact weighed on stock markets.

Oil prices down more than 2% on U.S. inventories, demand worries

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:20am
Oil prices fell more than 2% on Wednesday, pressured by an unexpected rise in U.S. crude inventories and by a weaker outlook for global oil demand.

Russian police detain more than 400 at protest over journalist

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:05am
Russian police detained more than 400 people, including opposition politician Alexei Navalny, at a protest in Moscow on Wednesday calling for punishment for police officers involved in the alleged framing of a journalist.

Exclusive: Asylum seekers returned to Mexico rarely win bids to wait in U.S.

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 9:38am
Over two hours on June 1, a Honduran teenager named Tania pleaded with a U.S. official not to be returned to Mexico.

Ford recalls 1.2 million Explorer SUVs for potential steering problem

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 9:35am
Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it is recalling 1.2 million Explorer sport utility vehicles in the United States for a potential suspension defect that could lead to reduced steering control.

Expectations low for Trump-Xi talks, preparations limited

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 9:21am
With under three weeks to go before proposed talks between the Chinese and U.S. leaders, expectations for progress toward ending the trade war are low and sources say there has been little preparation for a meeting even as the health of the world economy is at stake.

With Oct. 31 Brexit pledge, Boris Johnson bids for UK leadership

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 9:09am
Boris Johnson kicked off his campaign to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday with a commitment to lead Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31, warning his divided Conservative Party "delay means defeat".

UK PM candidate Hunt says: Parliament likely to block a no-deal Brexit

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 9:08am
Jeremy Hunt, one of the candidates vying to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, said the British parliament would likely block a no-deal Brexit so the country needed a leader who could negotiate with the EU rather than making empty threats.

Salesforce bets on big data with $15.3 billion Tableau buy

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 9:07am Inc agreed on Monday to buy big data firm Tableau Software Inc for $15.3 billion, adding muscle in its fight with Microsoft Corp for a bigger share of the market that helps businesses target customers with tools to analyze and visualize data.

UK Labour moves to prevent new PM pursuing no-deal Brexit: Starmer

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 8:54am
Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Wednesday it had brought forward a motion for parliament to take control of government business to prevent a new prime minister pursuing a no-deal Brexit.