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Washington insider Kavanaugh boasts conservative credentials

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:04am
Brett Kavanaugh, the consummate Washington insider picked by President Donald Trump on Monday for a lifetime seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, has viewed business regulations with skepticism in his 12 years as a judge and taken conservative positions on some divisive social issues.

Supreme Court nominee has been a foe of emissions rules

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 12:04am
Brett Kavanaugh, nominated on Monday to be a Supreme Court justice by U.S. President Donald Trump, is a long-time skeptic of business regulations, especially on rules limiting harmful emissions, although he has called global warming an "urgent" issue.

Timeline: Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 11:32pm
Two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, have been detained in Myanmar since Dec. 12, 2017. At the time of their arrests, they had been working on an investigation into the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys in a village in Rakhine state.

Officials say Thailand's rescued boys in good health, hungry

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 10:59pm
All eight boys rescued so far after spending two weeks trapped in a Thai cave are in good health overall and the first four rescued boys are eating well, Thailand's health ministry permanent secretary said on Tuesday.

Do not blame OPEC, oil producer group says of Trump criticism

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 8:32pm
The president of OPEC defended the oil producer group on Monday against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent demands for higher oil output, saying OPEC does not shoulder the blame.

U.S. to reunite only half of young migrant children by Tuesday deadline

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 4:29pm
The U.S. government is struggling to reunite immigrant families it separated at the border with Mexico and only about half the children under age 5 will be back with their parents by a court-ordered deadline of Tuesday, a government attorney told a judge on Monday.

UK police hunt nerve agent container after woman dies

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 4:14pm
A woman who died after being poisoned with a nerve agent that also struck a former Russian spy in March must have handled a contaminated item, and tracking it down is key to police investigations, Britain's top counter-terrorism officer said.

Trump scolds NATO members days ahead of summit

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 4:13pm
U.S. President Donald Trump berated fellow NATO members on Monday for not contributing enough to the alliance while maintaining a trade surplus with the United States, keeping up a recent drumbeat of criticism before meeting European leaders this week in Brussels.

Dow, S&P 500 post best days in more than a month; banks lead gains

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 4:12pm
U.S. stocks rose on Monday, giving the Dow and S&P 500 their biggest gains in more than a month, as bank shares jumped ahead of earnings reports later this week.

Erdogan sworn in with new powers, names son-in-law as finance minister

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 4:10pm
President Tayyip Erdogan appointed his son-in-law as Turkey's finance minister in a new cabinet on Monday, hours after he was sworn in with sweeping new powers at the head of a country he has dominated for 15 years.

Factbox: Turkey's new cabinet under powerful executive presidency

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 4:10pm
Following are the ministers and vice president in Turkey's new executive presidential system, announced by President Tayyip Erdogan at a news conference on Monday.

Euroskeptic British ministers quit in blow to May's Brexit plan

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 3:54pm
Prime Minister Theresa May's foreign minister and Brexit negotiator quit on Monday in protest at her plans to keep close trade ties with the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc, stirring rebellion in her party's ranks.

Stocks hit 2-week high, led by banks ahead of earnings

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 3:52pm
Global stocks hit a two-week high on Monday, led by a rise in bank shares ahead of earnings reports from the biggest U.S. lenders later in the week, while sterling took a hit after another British cabinet resignation left Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans in chaos.

Trump decides on Supreme Court pick, announcement to come

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 3:39pm
President Donald Trump has decided on who he will pick for a lifetime position on the U.S. Supreme Court and will announce the nomination later on Monday, with four conservative federal appellate judges as the top contenders to succeed retiring long-time Justice Anthony Kennedy.

British PM May appoints Jeremy Hunt new foreign minister

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 3:32pm
British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Jeremy Hunt as foreign minister on Monday after predecessor Boris Johnson resigned in protest at the government's plans for a close trading relationship with the European Union.

Wary Ukraine wins U.S. assurances ahead of Trump-Putin summit

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 3:23pm
Ukraine has secured U.S. assurances that President Donald Trump will not betray its interests when he holds his first bilateral summit meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16.

Finland likely to reinstate border checks for Trump-Putin summit: official

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 3:23pm
Finland indicated on Monday that it would reinstate border controls for travelers from Schengen countries for four days from Friday coinciding with a summit in Helsinki between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Myanmar court files secrets act charges against Reuters reporters

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 3:18pm
A court in Myanmar on Monday charged two jailed Reuters journalists with obtaining secret state documents, moving the landmark press freedom case into its trial stage after six months of preliminary hearings.

Turkey's Erdogan names son-in-law finance minister in new cabinet

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 3:06pm
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan named his son-in-law as Treasury and Finance minister in the new cabinet on Monday, sending the lira currency lower and likely deepening concern about central bank independence.

Factbox: International reaction to charges against Reuters reporters in Myanmar

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 3:01pm
A Myanmar court has charged two Reuters reporters with breaching the colonial-era Official Secrets Act. They face up to 14 years in prison if convicted.