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Updated: 11 hours 23 min ago

Canada's Conservative leader Andrew Scheer resigns: source

11 hours 36 min ago
Canada's Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer, who lost the October election to Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has decided to resign, a party source said.

Boston Marathon bomber should not have been tried in traumatized city, lawyer argues

11 hours 38 min ago
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyer on Thursday asked a federal appeals court to overturn his death sentence, saying it was handed down by a biased jury in a traumatized city with at least one member who discussed the case on social media.

House panel battles over impeachment articles against Trump

11 hours 39 min ago
The U.S. House of Representatives moved closer on Thursday to the impeachment of Republican President Donald Trump, as a committee considered formal charges against him that are likely to be sent to the House for a final vote next week.

Southwest reaches partial compensation agreement with Boeing for MAX damages

11 hours 44 min ago
Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday it had reached a confidential compensation agreement with Boeing Co for a portion of projected financial damages related to its 737 MAX aircraft grounding.

Myanmar cannot be trusted to put its own soldiers on trial: Gambia

11 hours 47 min ago
Myanmar cannot be trusted to hold its soldiers accountable for alleged atrocities against its Rohingya Muslim minority, and measures to stop the violence need to be taken immediately, a lawyer presenting a genocide case against it said on Thursday.

Trump says U.S. and China 'very close' to trade deal as fresh tit-for-tat tariffs loom

11 hours 50 min ago
China and the United States are in close communication on trade, officials in Beijing and Washington said, days before tit-for-tat tariffs are due to go into effect.

Wall Street hits records on hopes tariffs will be dropped

11 hours 50 min ago
U.S. stock indexes jumped to new highs on Thursday, and Treasury yields rose, after President Donald Trump tweeted that a trade deal with China was "very close" and on a report that U.S. trade negotiators had offered to cancel a fresh round of tariffs on Chinese goods.

Global stock index hits record high as U.S.-China trade deal optimism climbs

12 hours 2 min ago
MSCI's global stock index hit a record high on Thursday after President Donald Trump said the United States was "very close" to reaching a trade deal with China.

Two dead, several wounded in India as protests escalate over citizenship law

12 hours 12 min ago
Violent mobs in India's northeastern state of Assam torched buildings and clashed with police on Thursday, leaving two dead and 11 with bullet wounds, as protests grew over a new citizenship law for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries.

Pelosi says U.S. House to consider impeachment next week

12 hours 14 min ago
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday the House would act next week to wrap up its impeachment inquiry, following up on whatever decision is taken on articles of impeachment by the House Judiciary Committee this week.

IMF would welcome U.S.-China tariff cuts, but wants 'trade peace': spokesman

12 hours 22 min ago
The International Monetary Fund would welcome any deal to reduce U.S.-China trade tensions and tariffs, but is urging the world's two largest economies to permanently resolve their 17-month trade war, IMF spokesman Gerry Rice said on Thursday.

U.S. offers to cancel December 15 tariffs on Chinese goods: WSJ

12 hours 23 min ago
U.S. trade negotiators have offered to cancel a new round of tariffs on imported Chinese goods set to take effect on Sunday as part of an effort to cement a phase-one deal to de-escalate the trade relationship between the two powers, the Wall Street Journal said on Thursday.

Lawyer Alan Dershowitz says met Trump amid impeachment battle

12 hours 28 min ago
Lawyer Alan Dershowitz said on Thursday he had met President Donald Trump at the White House amid reports that Trump is considering adding him to his legal team to fight an impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate.

Trade optimism drives Wall Street to record levels

12 hours 31 min ago
U.S. stocks hit record levels on Thursday after President Donald Trump tweeted that the United States was "very close" to a trade deal with China and on a report that U.S. trade negotiators had offered to cancel a fresh round of tariffs on Chinese goods.

U.S. producer prices tepid; jobless claims at more than two-year high

12 hours 33 min ago
U.S. producer prices were unexpectedly unchanged in November as increases in food and gasoline prices were offset by declining costs for services, pointing to muted inflation despite a recent uptick in consumer prices.

Warren takes aim at U.S. Democratic rivals with attack on big money

12 hours 47 min ago
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren will focus on the corrupting influence of big money in politics and the need for "big, structural change" in an address in New Hampshire on Thursday, as she seeks to reenergize a stalled campaign.

U.S. lawmakers begin debating impeachment articles against Trump

12 hours 49 min ago
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives moved closer on Wednesday to impeaching President Donald Trump as a key House committee began debating formal articles of impeachment that are expected to be brought to the House floor next week.

Factbox: Key players in U.S. Senate trial if House impeaches Trump

12 hours 49 min ago
(This December 11 story deletes reference to Chief Justice Roberts being pressured on Senate trial procedures and clarifies in paragraph 5)

Size, color and smell: Livestreaming rings up big sales in China

13 hours 2 min ago
Zhang Dayi tugs at the sleeve of her gray sweater and rubs the material as 2.3 million viewers watch her every move.

U.S. lawmakers begin debate over impeachment articles

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 7:29pm
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives moved closer on Wednesday to impeaching Donald Trump as a key House committee began debating formal articles of impeachment that are expected to be brought to the House floor next week.