» Judge rejects move to disqualify lawyer in state AGs' challenge to T-Mobile/Sprint deal
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
A federal judge on Thursday rejected a U.S. government effort to disqualify a lawyer representing 15 states and the District of Columbia in their effort to block T-Mobile US' deal to buy Sprint Corp.

» Facebook agrees to provide additional documents in California AG data privacy probe
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Facebook Inc has agreed to turn over additional documents after the California state attorney general's office went to court earlier this month to compel the social media firm to comply with requests for information in its privacy invest...

» Schwab-TD Ameritrade deal shows Trump rule-easing boon for financial M&A
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
A possible purchase by brokerage giant Charles Schwab Corp. of rival TD Ameritrade reflects a more relaxed mood under Trump administration regulators, which has helped unleash other big-ticket takeovers in the financial sector, analysts ...

» Gap's quarterly profit beats; says plan to split Old Navy in place
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Apparel retailer Gap Inc nudged past tempered quarterly profit expectations and reiterated its plan to separate Old Navy from the namesake brand.

» Wall Street dips as investors await U.S.-China trade progress
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. stock indexes moved slightly lower on Thursday as investors moved to the sidelines with mixed messages and no concrete signs of progress on U.S.-China relations.

» Nordstrom quarterly profit beats estimates; share jump 10%
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Nordstrom Inc reported quarterly profit above Wall Street expectations on Thursday, as it sold more apparels at its off-price stores and kept inventories in check, sending the retailer's shares up about 10% after the bell.

» Stocks slip, dollar rebounds on trade hopes stir sentiment
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
The dollar rebounded and global equity markets edged lower on Thursday as efforts by China to smooth the path forward in U.S.-Sino trade talks helped sooth investor sentiment, though fears remained that a phase one deal might not occur u...

» Chinese antitrust regulator approves Boeing-Embraer deal
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
A Chinese antitrust regulator has approved Boeing Co's deal to buy a controlling stake in the commercial jet division of Brazilian planemaker Embraer , according to a statement on the regulator's website.

» Gap quarterly revenue beats, says plan to split Old Navy making progress
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Gap Inc on Thursday reported better-than-expected quarterly net sales, nearly two weeks after the retailer's longtime Chief Executive Officer Art Peck stepped down, sending its shares up 4%.

» Wall Street ends slightly lower; investors stay to sidelines
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. stock indexes dipped slightly on Thursday as investors moved to the sidelines with mixed messages and no concrete signs of progress on U.S.-China relations.

» GM's electric pickup to hit dealer showrooms in fall 2021: CEO
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
General Motors Co's first electric pickup truck model will go on sale in the fall of 2021, the company's top executive said, around the same time that electric carmaker Tesla Inc's own model is expected to debut.

» U.S House Democrats see progress on USMCA, passage still possible this year
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. House Democrats said they ironed out some differences with the Trump administration on Thursday about a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, and that Congress could still vote on the deal - one of President Donald Trump's top pri...

» Pelosi says progress was made on USMCA in meeting with Lighthizer
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that progress was made on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade pact in a meeting she held with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Richard Neal, the chairman of the House Ways and Mean...

» Saudi Aramco order book reaches 73 billion riyals so far: Samba
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Saudi Aramco's initial public offering (IPO) has attracted approximately 73 billion riyals ($19.47 billion) in institutional and retail orders so far, Saudi Arabia's Samba Financial Group said on Thursday.

» U.S. senators urge Trump administration to halt Huawei license approvals
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
A bipartisan group of 15 U.S. senators urged the Commerce Department to suspend issuing licenses to U.S. firms that conduct business with China's Huawei Technologies Co, saying it could threaten U.S. security.

» Telefonica signs deal to use AT&T infrastructure in Mexico
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Telefonica has signed a contract to use the so-called last-mile network of its U.S. rival AT&T in Mexico, the local chief executive of the Spanish telecommunications company said on Thursday.

» Exclusive: Unilever, Henkel and buyout funds eye bids for Coty's $7 billion beauty brands – sources
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Consumer goods giants Unilever and Henkel and a series of buyout funds including Advent and Cinven are talking to U.S. cosmetics maker Coty to submit bids for some of its most popular beauty brands, three sources told Reuters.

» Global stocks slip, dollar rebounds on rekindled trade hopes
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
The dollar rebounded and global equity markets pared losses on Thursday as efforts by China to smooth the path forward in U.S.-Sino trade talks helped sooth investor sentiment, though fears remained that a phase one deal might not occur ...

» U.S. fines former Deutsche Bank subprime chief over alleged mortgage fraud
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
(This Nov 14 story amends charges in first and fifth paragraphs to civil claims.)

» Macy's cuts profit outlook as tourist numbers drop
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Macy's Inc cut its annual profit forecast for the second time this year on Thursday, as the department store operator blamed weak international tourism, warm weather and sluggish mall traffic for the first drop in same-store sales in two...

» Wall Street muted on doubts over progress in U.S.-China trade deal
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
The S&P 500 and Dow indexes treaded water on Thursday as mixed headlines on U.S.-China relations and a diplomatic row over the Hong Kong protests added to uncertainty over the timing of a "phase one" trade deal.

» Xerox threatens hostile bid unless HP opens its books
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Xerox Corp on Thursday threatened to take its $33.5 billion buyout bid for HP Inc hostile, if the personal computer maker did not agree to a "friendly" discussion and open its books before Nov. 25.

» Boeing settles more than half of Lion Air crash lawsuits: lawyer
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Boeing Co has settled more than half of some 118 claims related to the fatal crash of a Lion Air flight on a 737 MAX aircraft in October 2018, attorney Dan Webb said at a court hearing on Thursday.

» WeWork to lay off 2,400 employees in SoftBank revamp
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
WeWork said on Thursday it is laying off around 2,400 employees globally, as the office-sharing company seeks to drastically cut costs and stabilize its business after it transformed from a Wall Street darling into a pariah in a matter o...

» French telco watchdog kicks off 5G spectrum sale procedure
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
France's telecoms authority Arcep kicked off a long-awaited sale of 5G spectrum on Thursday, ending months of intense debate between the country's four telecoms operators and authorities on how to best deploy the new mobile technology.

» U.S. grants final approval for expanded Delta, Air France, Virgin, KLM JV
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Thursday granted final approval for an expanded trans-Atlantic joint venture for Delta Air Lines Inc , Air France KLM SA and Virgin Atlantic.

» Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator closing China unit
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley incubator of start-ups, said on Thursday it would close YC China, a Chinese version of its U.S. program.

» Apple, Intel file antitrust case vs SoftBank-owned firm over patent practices
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Apple Inc and Intel Corp on Wednesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Fortress Investment Group, alleging the SoftBank Group Corp unit stockpiled patents to hold up tech firms with lawsuits demanding as much as $5.1 billion.

» Telefonica inks contract to use AT&T last mile network in Mexico
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
An executive with the Mexican unit of Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica said on Thursday that the company has signed a contract to use U.S.-based AT&T's so-called last mile network in Mexico.

» Vivendi ready to sell part of Mediaset stake at a loss to end legal row: sources
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
French media group Vivendi is prepared to sell part of its stake in Mediaset at a loss in an attempt to reach a deal to end years of bitter legal disputes with the Italian broadcaster, two sources close to the matter said on Thursday.

» Cleveland Fed's Mester urges regulators to be more agile on cybersecurity risks
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester said on Thursday that financial firms and regulators should be more agile and share information to better combat cybersecurity threats.

» Exclusive: Exxon aims to sell $25 billion of assets to focus on mega-projects - sources
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Exxon Mobil plans to sell up to $25 billion of oil and gas fields in Europe, Asia and Africa in its biggest asset sales for decades, seeking to free up cash to focus on a handful of mega-projects, according to three banking sources.

» WeWork to lay off 2,400 employees globally in SoftBank revamp
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
WeWork said on Thursday it is laying off around 2,400 employees globally, as the office-sharing company seeks to drastically cut costs and stabilize its business after it transformed from a Wall Street darling into a pariah in a matter o...

» Vivendi ready to sell part of Mediaset stake at a loss to reach deal: source
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
French media group Vivendi is prepared to sell part of its stake in Mediaset at a loss in an attempt to reach an accord to end years of bitter legal disputes with the Italian broadcaster, a source close to the matter said on Friday.

» Saudi Aramco IPO raises 73 billion riyals so far: Samba
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Saudi Aramco's initial public offering (IPO) has attracted approximately 73 billion riyals ($19.47 billion) in institutional and retail orders so far, Saudi Arabia's Samba Financial Group said on Thursday.

» Egypt to send its first communication satellite into orbit on Friday
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Egypt will launch its first communication satellite into orbit on Friday, a move it says will improve its communications infrastructure and internet services and attract investment.

» 15 U.S. senators urge Trump administration to halt Huawei license approvals
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
A bipartisan group of 15 U.S. senators urged the Commerce Department to suspend issuing licenses to U.S. firms that conduct business with China's Huawei Technologies Co.

» French telco watchdog recommends 1.5 billion euros as floor price in 5G spectrum sale
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
France's 5G spectrum should be sold at a minimum price of 1.5 billion euros ($1.66 billion), the head of the country's telecoms authority Arcep told Le Figaro newspaper on Thursday.

» Aramco IPO raises 73 billion riyals so far: Samba financial group
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
The institutional tranche of Saudi Aramco's initial public offering (IPO) has received approximately 73 billion riyals ($19.47 billion) in orders, Saudi Arabia's Samba Financial Group said on Thursday.

» G20 has put up 'historically high levels' of trade barriers: WTO
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
G20 economies slapped on 28 new barriers between mid-May and mid-October covering trade worth an estimated $460.4 billion, mainly via tariff increases and import bans, the World Trade Organization said on Thursday.

» United Auto Workers union to name new president as U.S. corruption probe widens
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
The United Auto Workers union international executive board will meet to name a new president, the union said on Thursday, a day after the previous president resigned following 17 months in office, but union officials said a date for the...

» Former Twitter worker accused of spying for Saudi Arabia can be released on bond
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
A former Twitter Inc employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia may be freed pending trial, a U.S. District Court judge ruled on Thursday.

» Swiss software group Avaloq hires banks for 2020 sale or IPO: sources
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Private equity group Warburg Pincus is working with Goldman Sachs and Barclays on the planned 2020 sale or initial public offering of Swiss banking software company Avaloq, people close to the matter said.

» Wall Street slips on conflicting headlines on U.S.-China trade
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Wall Street's main indexes fell on Thursday after conflicting headlines on U.S.-China trade relations and a row between the world's top two economies over the Hong Kong protest added to doubts whether a deal could be reached by the end o...

» Charles Schwab in talks to buy smaller rival TD Ameritrade: CNBC
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Charles Schwab Corp , the largest discount broker in the U.S. financial world, is in talks to buy rival TD Ameritrade , CNBC reported on Thursday, as profits in the industry come under pressure from a shift to zero commission.

» GM's electric pickup truck to go on sale fall 2021: CEO
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
General Motors Co's first electric pickup truck model will go on sale in the fall of 2021, the company's top executive said on Thursday, around the same time as electric carmaker Tesla Inc's own model is expected to debut.

» Explainer: How would a Schwab-TD Ameritrade deal affect retail investors?
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. discount broker Charles Schwab Corp. is in talks to buy rival TD Ameritrade in a $26 billion deal that would create an online brokerage behemoth, according to media reports.

» Pot stocks soar as U.S. House committee clears bill on federal weed legalization
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Shares of marijuana companies rose on Thursday after a U.S. congressional committee passed a legislation to decriminalize cannabis, taking it a step closer to being approved by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives.

» Europe voices guarded optimism it has dodged U.S. car tariffs
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom and ministers expressed cautious optimism on Thursday that the threat of U.S. tariffs on imported European cars had passed.

» U.S. labor market, manufacturing data point to slowing economy
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits was unexpectedly unchanged at a five-month high last week, suggesting some softening in the labor market.

» Twitter rolls out global 'hide replies' feature to give users more control
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Twitter Inc is globally launching a feature for users to hide certain replies on their tweets, in order to give people more control over their conversations on the site, the company said on Thursday.

» Merkel pledges bigger European share of German 5G network: CDU sources
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised leading members of her Christian Democratic party (CDU) that Germany will use more European components in the rollout of its 5G network than is the case in the existing infrastructure, top party offi...

» Global stocks, dollar slip as reports kindle trade deal hopes
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
The U.S. dollar and global equity markets edged lower on Thursday as efforts by China to smooth the path forward in U.S.-Sino trade talks was offset by concerns tensions between the world's two largest economies were too large to quickly...

» Macy's cut profit outlook after weak quarter; confident for holiday
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Macy's Inc cut its annual profit forecast for the second time this year on Thursday, as the department store operator blamed weak international tourism, warm weather and sluggish mall traffic for the first drop in same-store sales in two...

» Uber denies report it in talks with Germany's Wirecard
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Ride hailing company Uber denied a German magazine report on Thursday that it was considering hiring Wirecard as its main payments partner to replace Dutch platform Adyen.

» Jaguar Land Rover chief wants alliances, not a merger
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover's chief executive told Reuters he is open to more alliances to lower the costs of developing technology, but is not looking for a full-blown corporate merger.

» OECD sees global growth at decade-low, blames governments' indecision
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
The global economy is growing at the slowest pace since the financial crisis as governments leave it to central banks to revive investment, the OECD said on Thursday in an update of its forecasts.

» Slim to invest $7.8 billion in Brazil, urges changes in 5G auction: report
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
The Brazilian subsidiary of Mexico's America Movil SAB de CV will invest $7.8 billion over the next three years, Carlos Slim Domit, son of billionaire Mexican businessman Carlos Slim, said in a meeting on Wednesday with Brazilian Preside...

» Fiat Chrysler brushes off GM lawsuit, sees Peugeot deal by year end
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Fiat Chrysler (FCA) on Thursday brushed off a shock lawsuit from General Motors (GM) and said it was confident of reaching a binding merger deal with Peugeot owner PSA Group by the end of this year to create the world's fourth largest ca...

» Fiat Chrysler chairman sees Peugeot deal finalized by year-end
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Fiat Chrysler Chairman John Elkann said on Thursday he was confident the group would finalize its tie-up with Peugeot owner PSA this year and dismissed concerns about a lawsuit launched by rival General Motors.

» Fiat-Peugeot deal would boost Exor's coffers to 3.6 billion euros in 2022
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Fiat Chrysler's top shareholder Exor will have a total of 3.6 billion euros ($4 billion) in 2022 to invest once a deal to merge the carmaker with rival Peugeot goes through, Exor's boss John Elkann said.

» Xerox threatens to take HP bid hostile
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Xerox Corp on Thursday threatened to take its $33.5 billion buyout bid for HP Inc hostile, if the personal computer maker did not agree to a "friendly" discussion before Nov. 25.

» Boeing has settled more than half of Lion Air crash lawsuits: lawyer
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Boeing Co has settled more than half of some 118 cases related to the fatal crash of a Lion Air flight on a 737 MAX aircraft in October 2018, attorney Dan Webb said at a court hearing on Thursday.

» Trump wants Apple to be involved in 5G infrastructure building in U.S.
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had asked Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook to look into helping develop telecommunications infrastructure for 5G wireless networks in the United States.

» Uber says not in talks with Germany's Wirecard
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Ride hailing company Uber denied a German magazine report on Thursday that it was considering hiring Wirecard as its main payments partner to replace Dutch platform Adyen .

» Macy's cuts forecast ahead of holiday season after gloomy quarter
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Macy's Inc cut its annual profit forecast for the second time this year on Thursday, as the department store operator blamed weak international tourism and sluggish mall traffic for the first drop in same-store sales in two years.

» WeWork says to layoff 2,400 employees globally
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
WeWork said on Thursday it is laying off around 2,400 employees globally, as the office-sharing company seeks to drastically cut costs and stabilize its business after it transformed from being a Wall Street darling into a pariah in a ma...

» China says it will strive to reach 'phase one' trade deal with U.S.
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
China will strive to reach an initial trade agreement with the United States as both sides keep communication channels open, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday, in an attempt to allay fears talks might be unraveling.

» McDonald's employees in Chicago sue over workplace violence
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
McDonald's Corp employees on Thursday sued the fast food giant and several of its franchisees in Chicago over a store redesign that staffers say has made it easier for angry customers to leap over the counter and attack them.

» Wall Street edges lower after conflicting signals on trade
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
The three major U.S. indexes fell on Thursday after conflicting headlines on U.S-China trade relations and a row between the world's top two economies over the Hong Kong protest led to uncertainty over the timing of a deal to end the dis...

» Little cheer for Beaujolais Nouveau as U.S. tariffs guzzle profits
21/11/19 18:53 from Markets and Business News Review
Beaujolais Nouveau wine lovers made merry as this year's first bottles were uncorked, but producers faced the sobering truth of a dip in margins due to new tariffs imposed by the United States, their second biggest export market.

» House Democrats see progress on U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal, passage possible this year
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
U.S. House Democrats said on Thursday they ironed out some differences with the White House over a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, and Congress could still vote on the deal - one of President Donald Trump's top priorities - this ...

» Teen in California high school shooting rampage used 'ghost gun' made from parts
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
A 16-year-old boy who opened fire at his Southern California high school, killing two classmates and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head, used a "ghost gun" built from parts, the local sheriff said on Thursday.

» Former Trump adviser says Ukraine meddling theory is 'fictional narrative'
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser Fiona Hill urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote "politically driven falsehoods" that cast doubt on Russia's interference in the 2016...

» Colombians march as government warns against violence
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
Colombian unions, student groups and other protesters were marching on Thursday to insist the government maintain the minimum wage for young people and the universal right to a pension, even though the government says those are not part ...

» Trump vows U.S. Navy will not oust commando who posed with corpse from SEALs
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday blasted the U.S. Navy's handling of a Navy SEAL whose rank he recently restored following a court martial, saying he would not allow the service to remove his SEAL status.

» Billionaire Michael Bloomberg files paperwork to run for U.S. president
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork on Thursday with the Federal Election Commission to run for U.S. president as a Democrat, the latest sign that the former New York City Mayor is joining the crowded nominating contest.

» House panel urges U.S. Supreme Court not to protect Trump financial records
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
A Democratic-led House of Representatives committee on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to prevent President Donald Trump's longtime accounting firm from handing over his financial records that have been subpoenaed by lawmakers.

» Shifting asylum 'burden': U.S. sends Guatemala first Honduran migrant
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
The first foreign asylum-seeker arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a U.S. agreement that establishes it as a so-called safe third country to process people fleeing persecution in their homelands.

» Unhappy fans cannot sue over Mayweather-Pacquiao fight: U.S. court
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said boxing fans who felt cheated after learning that Manny Pacquiao had been injured before fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. cannot pursue class-action litigation because the 2015 welterweight bout dubbed t...

» Former Baltimore mayor pleads guilty to charges related to book sales
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty on Thursday to tax evasion and other federal charges related to sales of a self-published children's book as part of an illegal scheme to fund her election campaign.

» Trump ex-adviser calls Ukraine election interference theory 'fictional narrative'
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser Fiona Hill urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote "politically driven falsehoods" that cast doubt on Russia's interference in the 2016...

» Democrats challenge Biden, and one another, for black support after Atlanta debate
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
Top Democratic White House contenders courted black voters in Atlanta on Thursday in hopes of challenging former Vice President Joe Biden's dominance with a voting bloc that is crucial to their 2020 election chances.

» 'Too scared to escape': Isolated protesters hold out on trashed Hong Kong campus
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
Inside the increasingly empty and trashed campus of a Hong Kong university only a handful of activists held out on Thursday as they desperately searched for ways to escape or hide while squads of police encircled the grounds.

» Explainer: U.S. legislation on Hong Kong: what does it mean?
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
The U.S. Congress has passed legislation to back protesters in Hong Kong and threaten China with possible sanctions on human rights, which sources say President Donald Trump is expected to sign into law in coming days.

» Senior China diplomat says Beijing will never allow anyone to destroy HK's stability
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
China resolutely opposes U.S. lawmakers' passing of a Hong Kong human rights bill and will never allow anyone to destroy Hong Kong's prosperity and stability, senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Thursday.

» Netanyahu charged with corruption, says he won't resign
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would not resign despite being charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a corruption scandal that he denounced as an "attempted coup".

» Serbia's president accuses Russia of spying
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
Serbian intelligence agencies have uncovered a wide-ranging intelligence operation involving Russian spies and members of the Serbian military, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday.

» How does impeachment of a U.S. president work?
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
The U.S. House of Representatives is wrapping up public hearings in its impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump and moving closer to charging him with "high crimes and misdemeanors."

» Iran begins reconnecting internet after shutdown over protests
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
Iran on Thursday began restoring internet access in the capital Tehran and a number of provinces, news agencies and residents said, after a five-day-long nationwide shutdown meant to help stifle protests against fuel price hikes.

» Netanyahu charged in corruption cases, deepening Israeli political disarray
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged with bribery, breach of trust and fraud on Thursday, a criminal indictment that plunged Israel deeper into political disarray.

» The 'fictional narratives' driving Trump's Ukraine pressure campaign
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
U.S. President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser, Fiona Hill, warned lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday against promoting a "fictional narrative https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impea...

» U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 47, cases of illness to 2,290
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
U.S. health officials on Thursday reported 2,290 confirmed and probable cases and 5 more deaths from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, taking the total death toll to 47 so far this year.

» Factbox: U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 47
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday confirmed 47 deaths and 2,290 confirmed and probable illnesses associated with vaping in the United States.

» U.S. judge stalls Trump administration bid to resume federal executions
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
A U.S. judge has halted the scheduled executions of four inmates on federal death row, temporarily stalling an effort by President Donald Trump's administration to resume federal executions next month after a 16-year hiatus.

» 'Give and Take': the charges against Israel's Netanyahu
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on corruption charges on Thursday, throwing him into a legal limbo and driving the country deeper into political crisis.

» Labour unveils 'radical' plan to remake Britain
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn unveiled his party's election manifesto on Thursday, setting out radical plans to transform Britain with public sector pay rises, higher taxes on companies and a sweeping nationalisation of infrastructure.

» UK PM Johnson's party raises 26 times more in donations than Labour
21/11/19 18:45 from World News Review
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party raised 26 times more in political donations than the main opposition Labour Party in the first week of the official British election campaign.

» Argentine prosecutor calls for international arrest of bishop accused of sex abuse
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
An Argentine criminal prosecutor has requested the arrest of a Roman Catholic bishop after officials said he ignored repeated calls and emails relating to an investigation of sex abuse allegations against him.

» Algerians march again as protests step up before vote
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
Hundreds of Algerians marched through the capital late on Thursday for a second consecutive night, an indication that protesters are stepping up their months-long campaign in the run-up to a presidential election next month.

» Supporters of Bolivia's Morales march with coffins of dead protesters
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
Supporters of ousted Bolivian leader Evo Morales marched into the capital La Paz on Thursday carrying coffins of people killed in clashes with the military and police, drawing attention to the human cost of the crisis gripping the South ...

» U.S. blocks Venezuela claimants from enforcing judgments, arbitral awards
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday said claimants against Venezuela could not enforce liens, judgments, arbitral awards or decrees by seizing property to collect on unpaid debts unless they received specific authorization from Wash...

» Brazil's Bolsonaro unveils bill to protect police and soldiers who kill
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday sent a proposal to Congress that seeks to offer greater protection to police and soldiers who kill while on specific operations, known as Guarantee of Law and Order (GLO) missions.

» Maltese man detained in journalist murder probe released on bail
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
Yorgen Fenech, a prominent businessman arrested on Wednesday in connection with investigations into the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, was released on bail on Thursday evening, police sources said.

» Serbia's finance minister plagiarized his doctoral thesis, university says
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
Serbia's finance minister Sinisa Mali plagiarized parts of his Ph.D. thesis, the University of Belgrade said on Thursday, after his work was challenged by scholars prompting long-standing opposition demands for his resignation.

» Sixteen migrants found in sealed container on ferry to Ireland, all in good health
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
The crew of a passenger ferry traveling to Ireland from France discovered 16 migrants of Middle Eastern origin stowed aboard in a sealed trailer on Thursday, all of them in good health, Irish police said.

» Italy's 5-Star rejects leader's call to snub upcoming elections
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
Member of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on Thursday rejected a call from party chief Luigi Di Maio to pull out of upcoming regional elections, in a surprise move that underlines Di Maio's difficulties as leader.

» Venezuelan students attempt march on Defense Ministry in bid to spur opposition
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
Venezuelan university students attempted to march on the Defense Ministry on Thursday to demand that the armed forces "side with the constitution" and help oust President Nicolas Maduro as the opposition tries to revive its flagging move...

» EU worried about recent political developments in Zimbabwe: memo
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
The European Union is concerned that the democratic space in Zimbabwe has deteriorated since it opened talks with Harare in June for the first time since 2001 in a bid to turn the page on years of hostile relations.

» U.S. warns Egypt against Russia warplanes deal, says working with Cairo on defense needs
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
The United States is working with Egypt to deter it from going ahead with a deal to buy Russian warplanes, threatening the Cairo government with sanctions if it does, a senior State Department official said on Thursday.

» Serbia's president accuses Russia of spying on Balkan country
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
Serbian intelligence agencies have uncovered a wide-ranging intelligence operation between Russian spies and members of the Serbian military, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday.

» Britain repatriates some orphans left in Syria
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
Britain said on Thursday it had arranged for some orphans to be brought home from Syria, joining Germany, Belgium and Australia in repatriating children whose parents were suspected members of Islamic State.

» Slovakia opposition talks collapse ahead of February election
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
Slovakia's opposition parties failed to reach agreement on forming a "coalition of change" on Thursday ahead of February's general election, complicating their goal of replacing the ruling three-party government led by the leftist Smer p...

» Unfinished business in the birthplace of Sudan's revolution
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
Standing on the platform where he and other protesters packed a train to Khartoum in April to pressure Sudan's military to share power with civilians, Abdelaziz Abdallah made clear the revolution driven by their city has much further to go.

» Israeli leader Netanyahu said corruption investigators 'were after me'
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said corruption allegations against him were tantamount to a coup, and that the investigators "weren't after the truth, they were after me."

» Israel's attorney general indicts PM Netanyahu on corruption charges
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
Israel's attorney general indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges on Thursday, heightening uncertainty over who will ultimately lead a country mired in political chaos after two inconclusive elections this year.

» Explainer: The indictment against Netanyahu
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on corruption charges on Thursday, presenting one of the gravest challenges yet to Israel's longest-serving leader.

» Bolivian socialists say neither Morales nor ex-VP will run in election
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales and his Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, who both resigned under pressure this month, will not be candidates for their Movement for Socialism (MAS) party in the next elections, a prominent party ...

» Pompeo calls on all parties in Bolivia to refrain from violence
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called on all parties in Bolivia to refrain from violence and for security services to respect peaceful protesters' rights, following street violence that has killed 32 people since a dispu...

» Turkey needs to 'get rid of' Russian S-400 system to overcome impasse with U.S. - U.S. official
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
Turkey needs to "get rid of" the Russian S-400 missile defense system it purchased, a senior State Department official said on Thursday, to overcome a standoff with Washington, which says the procurement poses a threat to NATO defense ca...

» 'Outsourcing' asylum: U.S. sends Guatemala first Honduran migrant in new plan
21/11/19 18:31 from World News Review
The first foreign asylum-seeker arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a U.S. agreement that establishes it as a so-called safe third country to process people fleeing persecution in their homelands.

» Harris: Buttigieg ‘a bit naive’ for comments on gay experience
21/11/19 18:18 from Gay News and Voices
Buttigieg, however, explicitly said he never felt racial discrimination as a white man The post Harris: Buttigieg ‘a bit naive’ for comments on gay experience appeared first on Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights .

» UN LGBTQ rights watchdog talks visibility, global backlash
21/11/19 18:18 from Gay News and Voices
Victor Madrigal-Borloz currently in Colombia The post UN LGBTQ rights watchdog talks visibility, global backlash appeared first on Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights .

» ‘Atypical’ star comes out as non-binary
21/11/19 18:18 from Gay News and Voices
Another celebrity has joined the growing number of media personalities who have come out as non-binary. Brigette Lundy-Paine, known for their role on the Netflix series “Atypical, came out as queer last year – but in a heartfelt admissio...

» Salieri envies younger, more talented Mozart in Folger’s ‘Amadeus’ revival
21/11/19 18:18 from Gay News and Voices
Tony-winning Broadway smash was adapted into ’84 film version The post Salieri envies younger, more talented Mozart in Folger’s ‘Amadeus’ revival appeared first on Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights .

» Dorian Wood tribute to Chavela set for US premiere
21/11/19 18:18 from Gay News and Voices
Iconoclastic non-binary musician Dorian Wood is taking the stage in Los Angeles this weekend for the US premiere of their new show, “Xavela Lux Aeterna,” paying tribute to the legacy of queer Latinx musical legend Chavela Vargas. 2...

» Los crímenes por odio hacia la población LGBTQ en El Salvador van en aumento
21/11/19 18:18 from Gay News and Voices
El presidente Nayib Bukele no ha dicho nada públicamente The post Los crímenes por odio hacia la población LGBTQ en El Salvador van en aumento appeared first on Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights .

» Can Cummings’ successor continue his pro-LGBTQ legacy?
21/11/19 18:18 from Gay News and Voices
Late-Md. congressman's widow is running for his seat The post Can Cummings’ successor continue his pro-LGBTQ legacy? appeared first on Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights .

» Berlanti announces new ‘Riverdale’ spin-off
21/11/19 18:18 from Gay News and Voices
Television powerhouse Greg Berlanti has announced another spinoff from his popular CW series, “Riverdale.” Like the previous show, Berlanti’s new series is inspired by the iconic “Archie” Comics. “Katy Keene” follows the lives and loves ...

» Margaret Hoover explains the GOP
21/11/19 18:18 from Gay News and Voices
Could Republican LGBTQ ally be a bridge to right-wing relatives? The post Margaret Hoover explains the GOP appeared first on Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights .

» Kathy Griffin to host Str8UpGayPorn Awards
21/11/19 18:18 from Gay News and Voices
Kathy Griffin has been tapped to headline the much-anticipated Str8UpGay Summit and Str8UpGayPorn Awards in Hollywood this January. The Grammy and Emmy-winning comedian, actress and activist will give the conference’s keynote address on ...

» PHOTOS: Transgender Day of Remembrance
21/11/19 18:18 from Gay News and Voices
Annual observance held at MCC-DC The post PHOTOS: Transgender Day of Remembrance appeared first on Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights .

» Booker breaks out in debate as moderate candidate
21/11/19 18:18 from Gay News and Voices
New Jersey Democrat goes after Buttigieg, Warren The post Booker breaks out in debate as moderate candidate appeared first on Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights .

» Who am I? Liar, bully, racist, homophobe, sexist pig
21/11/19 18:18 from Gay News and Voices
Trump embodies the worst in us The post Who am I? Liar, bully, racist, homophobe, sexist pig appeared first on Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights .

» Kennedy laments anti-trans violence on Transgender Day of Remembrance
21/11/19 18:18 from Gay News and Voices
331 transgender people reportedly killed in 2019 worldwide The post Kennedy laments anti-trans violence on Transgender Day of Remembrance appeared first on Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights .

» Queer Christmas rom-com aims to fill need for representation
21/11/19 18:18 from Gay News and Voices
“If you don’t see what you want,” says filmmaker Christin Baker, “then make it!” That was the spirit behind her film, “Season of Love,” a lighthearted rom-com featuring a large ensemble cast of diverse women and t...

» Out rapper Lil Nas X wins American Ingenuity Award
21/11/19 18:18 from Gay News and Voices
Lil Nas X, fresh off the heels of becoming the first out gay performer to win a Country Music Association Award, is already being honored again. On Tuesday, Smithsonian magazine announced that the rapper-singer-songwriter, who rose to st...

» ‘La Biblia vuelve al Palacio’
21/11/19 18:18 from Gay News and Voices
Presidenta interina de Bolivia es antiaborto y anti-LGBTQ The post ‘La Biblia vuelve al Palacio’ appeared first on Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights .

» FBI report shows increase in anti-LGBT hate crimes
21/11/19 18:18 from Gay News and Voices
Many towns in Virginia, Maryland, Del. fail to send data The post FBI report shows increase in anti-LGBT hate crimes appeared first on Washington Blade: Gay News, Politics, LGBT Rights .

» Turkey needs to 'get rid of' S-400s to overcome impasse: State Dept official
21/11/19 18:14 from World News Review
Turkey needs to "get rid of" the Russian S-400 missile defense system it purchased, a senior State Department official said on Thursday, to overcome a standoff with Washington, which says the procurement poses a threat to NATO defense ca...

» Senior Christian Democrats rally behind would-be successor to Germany's Merkel
21/11/19 18:14 from World News Review
Senior members of Germany's ruling party are rallying around their leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, before a weekend congress at which she hopes to show she is the right person to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor.

» Ethiopia's ruling coalition agrees to form single party ahead of 2020 vote
21/11/19 18:14 from World News Review
Ethiopia’s ruling coalition on Thursday approved the merger of three of its four ethnic-based parties into a single national one ahead of the 2020 elections, part of the prime minister's efforts to unite the country, but one of the parti...

» Exclusive: Exxon steps up assets sales with sweeping $25 billion plan - sources
21/11/19 17:50 from Markets and Business News Review
Exxon Mobil is accelerating its biggest asset sales in decades with plans to divest up to $25 billion of oil and gas fields in Europe, Asia and Africa as it sharpens its focus on a handful of mega projects at home and abroad, banking sou...

» Saudi Aramco IPO's institutional tranche oversubscribed: source
21/11/19 17:50 from Markets and Business News Review
The institutional tranche of Saudi Aramco's initial public offering (IPO) has been oversubscribed while the retail portion has received a little more than 10 billion riyals ($2.67 billion) in orders so far, a banking source told Reuters.

» Xerox threatens to launch hostile bid for HP Inc
21/11/19 17:50 from Markets and Business News Review
Xerox Corp on Thursday threatened to go hostile with its $33.5 billion buyout bid for HP Inc , if the personal computer maker did not agree to a "friendly" discussion before Nov. 25.

» Swiss ABB robots photographed in North Korean factory: NK News
21/11/19 17:50 from Markets and Business News Review
Swiss engineering firm ABB said on Thursday it had upheld international sanctions on North Korea but its machinery may have been sold to the country without its permission, after photos emerged purporting to show ABB robots in a factory.

» U.S. judge stalls Trump administration's bid to resume federal executions
21/11/19 17:39 from World News Review
A U.S. judge has halted the scheduled executions of four inmates on federal death row, temporarily stalling an effort by President Donald Trump's administration to resume federal executions next month after a 16-year hiatus.

» U.S. judge rebukes Epstein estate for keeping accusers in the dark about settlement
21/11/19 17:39 from World News Review
A U.S. judge on Thursday rebuked Jeffrey Epstein's estate for keeping the late financier's alleged victims in the dark about a fund that would compensate them for claims of sexual abuse.

» Xerox threatens to go hostile with HP buyout offer
21/11/19 16:59 from Markets and Business News Review
Xerox Corp on Thursday threatened to go hostile with its $33.5 billion buyout offer for HP Inc , if the personal computer maker did not agree to a "friendly" discussion before Nov. 25.

» German data mining software provider Celonis valued at $2.5 billion after funding round
21/11/19 16:59 from Markets and Business News Review
German data mining software firm Celonis said on Thursday that it had raised $290 mln in a Series C funding round, putting a $2.5 billion valuation on the company that has been compared with enterprise application giant SAP.

» Russia's Yandex.Taxi chooses three banks to arrange IPO: sources
21/11/19 16:59 from Markets and Business News Review
Russia's largest online taxi service Yandex.Taxi has hired Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and VTB Capital as the first three banks to prepare for an initial public offering (IPO), three banking sources told Reuters on Thursday.

» Pelosi says evidence is clear: Trump used office for personal gain
21/11/19 16:57 from World News Review
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday there was clear evidence President Donald Trump had used his office for personal gain and undermined national security, but that no final impeachment decision had been made as House Democr...

» Justice Department watchdog to release report on Russia probe December 9
21/11/19 16:57 from World News Review
The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog said he expects to be able to release on Dec. 9 a long-awaited report on the origins of investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

» Colombian unions, students plan strike, marches; government warns against violence
21/11/19 16:57 from World News Review
Colombian unions and student groups are planning a strike on Thursday, with marches to insist the government maintain minimum wages for young people and the universal right to a pension.

» Britain urges Israel to halt settlement expansion, in contrast to U.S.
21/11/19 16:57 from World News Review
Britain urged Israel to halt its "counterproductive" settlement expansion on Thursday, saying it was illegal under international law.

» Trump ex-Russia adviser Hill tells U.S. lawmakers to stop promoting 'falsehoods'
21/11/19 16:57 from World News Review
President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser Fiona Hill urged lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday not to promote "politically driven falsehoods" that cast doubt on Russia's interference in the 2016...

» 'No pressure on Ukraine': Reaction to Trump impeachment hearing
21/11/19 16:57 from World News Review
A former U.S. national security official warned lawmakers at an impeachment hearing on Thursday not to promote the "fictional" narrative that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections - a theory favored by President Donald Trump and ...

» 'Politically driven falsehoods': Quotes from Trump impeachment hearing
21/11/19 16:57 from World News Review
The following are quotations from the fifth day of public hearings by the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Thursday, in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

» Factbox: Exxon steps up assets sales with sweeping $25 billion plan
21/11/19 16:44 from Markets and Business News Review
Exxon Mobil is accelerating its biggest asset sales in decades with plans to divest up to $25 billion of oil and gas fields in Europe, Asia and Africa as it sharpens its focus on a handful of mega projects at home and abroad.

» Wall Street opens flat after conflicting signals on trade
21/11/19 16:44 from Markets and Business News Review
U.S. stocks opened flat on Thursday after mixed signals on trade and a row between Washington and Beijing over the Hong Kong protests cast doubts on the timing of a deal to end the prolonged tariff dispute.

» U.S. labor market slowing; manufacturing mired in weakness
21/11/19 16:44 from Markets and Business News Review
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits was unexpectedly unchanged at a five-month high last week, suggesting some softening in the labor market.

» Wall Street set to open flat after mixed signals on trade
21/11/19 16:44 from Markets and Business News Review
The three major U.S. indexes were set to open flat on Thursday after mixed signals on trade and a row between Washington and Beijing over the Hong Kong protests cast doubts on the timing of a deal to end the prolonged tariff dispute.

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