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U.S. House committees launch probe of Trump, Giuliani and Ukraine

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 11:09
Three U.S. House of Representatives committees said on Monday they had begun "a wide-ranging investigation" into reports that President Donald Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and possibly others pressured Ukraine's government to assist Trump's re-election campaign.

British PM's office says Brexit will happen on October 31, 'no ifs or buts'

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 11:08
A bill demanding that Prime Minister Boris Johnson delay Britain's withdrawal from the EU on Oct. 31 if he cannot get a divorce deal became law on Monday but his office insisted that Brexit would happen by that date, "no ifs and buts".

UK refuses to publish details of legal advice on divorce bill in no-deal Brexit

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 11:08
The British government said on Monday it had received legal advice on its rights and obligations when it leaves the European Union but publishing the details would damage its negotiating position.

FDA warns Juul over its marketing practices

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 11:04
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it had issued a warning letter to Juul Labs Inc over its marketing practices for e-cigarettes, the latest in the agency's efforts to curb the use of the devices that have become extremely popular among teens.

Pope says deforestation must be treated as a global threat

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:59
Pope Francis said on Saturday rapid deforestation and the loss of biodiversity in individual countries should not be treated as local issues since they threaten the future of the planet.

BA pilots strike grounds 1,700 flights in latest blow to airline

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:59
Nearly all British Airways (BA) flights were grounded by its first ever pilots strike on Monday, disrupting the travel plans of thousands of passengers in a dispute over pay.

Stimulus hopes lift stocks, pound hits six-week high

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:49
A gauge of global stocks advanced on Monday as investors banked on the likelihood of stimulus measures from the world's central banks to reverse slowing growth, while the pound hit a six-week high in choppy trading on wavering hopes for Britain's ability to leave the European Union with a deal.

UK parliament Speaker John Bercow announces he will quit

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:44
Britain's House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, who played a key role in the three-year Brexit crisis, said on Monday he would stand down from the role, issuing a warning to the government not to "degrade" parliament.

UK's Johnson set out possible solutions to Irish backstop: spokesman

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:43
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes the Irish backstop must be abolished from the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement and set out possible solutions when he met his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar earlier on Monday, his spokesman said.

Stimulus hopes lift Wall Street, financial stocks lead gains

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:40
Wall Street's main indexes edged higher on rising expectations of monetary stimulus from global central banks to boost growth, while a drop in technology and healthcare stocks kept a check on gains.

U.S. House panel to consider formalizing Trump impeachment probe

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:31
The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee announced on Monday that it will consider steps this week to formalize its investigation to determine whether to impeach President Donald Trump.

Exclusive: Saudi plans gradual listing at home for Aramco: sources

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:14
Saudi Arabia plans to list 1% of state oil giant Saudi Aramco on the Riyadh stock exchange before the end of 2019 and another 1% in 2020, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Search for bodies continues in hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:10
Rescue workers wearing white hazard suits continued their grim search for bodies and survivors in the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas on Monday, as relief agencies worked to deliver food and supplies over flooded roads and piles of debris.

Equinor sends two vessels to clean up Bahamas oil spill

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 09:38
Two vessels with clean-up equipment and personnel will arrive in the Bahamas within a few days to deal with an oil spill at the South Riding Point terminal damaged by hurricane Dorian, operator Equinor said on Monday.

With dogs and spray paint, crews in grim search for Dorian's dead in Bahamas

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 09:38
For the searchers sifting through the enormous pile of wreckage that Hurricane Dorian left after smashing the Bahamian town of Marsh Harbor, the only way to get past the stench of hidden corpses is to think about the families of the dead.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth approves law seeking to block October 31 no-deal Brexit

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 09:33
Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Monday gave final approval to a piece of legislation which seeks to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson from taking the country out of the European Union without an exit deal on Oct. 31.

Nissan's Saikawa bows to pressure, to quit as CEO on September 16

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 09:21
Nissan Motor Co CEO Hiroto Saikawa will resign on Sept. 16, the automaker said on Monday, bowing to pressure after he admitted to being improperly overpaid and marking further upheaval at a company battered by scandal and plunging profit.

The next target in the climate-change debate: your gas stove

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 09:18
Dozens of cities in liberal-leaning states such as California, Washington, and Massachusetts are studying proposals to ban or limit the use of natural gas in commercial and residential buildings. The movement opens a new front in the fight against climate change that could affect everything from heating systems in skyscrapers to stoves in suburban homes.

Elliott questions AT&T's Time Warner purchase, calls for asset sales

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 09:14
Activist investor Elliott Management Corp on Monday questioned AT&T Inc's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner and called for the wireless carrier to sell non-core businesses to boost its stock price, driving its shares their highest in a year.

Trump calls activist shareholder moves on AT&T 'great news'

News - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 09:03
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday weighed in on activist investor Elliott Management Corp's moves targeting AT&T Inc , calling the hedge fund's actions "great news" and repeating his criticism of the wireless carrier's CNN news division.