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Israel launches Gaza strikes after rockets fired at Tel Aviv

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 8:20pm
Israeli military aircraft bombed Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip on Friday, hours after two rockets were launched from the Palestinian enclave at Tel Aviv in the first such attack since a 2014 war.

Gaza rockets rattle Tel Aviv, but hurt none; Hamas denies responsibility

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 8:19pm
Two rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip at the Tel Aviv area on Thursday, the Israeli military said, in the first such attack there since the 2014 war in the Palestinian enclave.

Asian stocks higher on Brexit reprieve but trade concerns limit gains

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 7:59pm
Asian stocks made modest gains on Friday, tracking improved global sentiment after UK lawmakers voted to delay Brexit and as a weaker yen supported Japanese shares, but a fresh flare up in U.S.-China trade concerns is expected to cap gains.

British lawmakers overwhelmingly back Brexit delay

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 7:01pm
British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to seek a delay in Britain's exit from the European Union, setting the stage for Prime Minister Theresa May to renew efforts to get her divorce deal approved by parliament next week.

UK vote to seek Brexit delay increases uncertainty: German industry

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 7:01pm
A vote by Britain's parliament to seek to delay when it leaves the European Union only adds uncertainty about timing to an already difficult situation, Germany's DIHK industry group said in comments published by German media on Friday.

Russian space rocket lifts off with astronauts who survived rocket failure

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 6:48pm
A Russian-made Soyuz rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, carrying three astronauts into space, two of whom survived a mid-air rocket failure in October.

Israeli military sounds rocket alarms in communities near Gaza

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 6:42pm
The Israeli military said its rocket sirens were activated in communities near the Gaza Strip border on Friday soon after it carried out air strikes against Hamas targets in the enclave.

On Japan Sea coast, small firm shows scars of China's economic woes

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 6:22pm
In snow country along Japan's northern coast, a small manufacturer of precision moulds is feeling the pain of China's economic slowdown.

A little love on the campaign trail - Rosario Dawson dating Cory Booker

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 6:22pm
Actress Rosario Dawson, whose film credits include "Rent" and "Men in Black II," has confirmed reports she is dating U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Cory Booker, calling him "a wonderful human being" who she loves and admires.

In Venezuela, not even the dollar is immune to effects of hyperinflation

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 6:17pm
In San Antonio del Tachira, like scores of Venezuelan towns near the border with Colombia, if you want to buy food or medicine it is no use amassing huge piles of bolivar currency. You need Colombian pesos or U.S. dollars.

Boeing 737 MAX jets could be grounded for weeks as black box probe to start on Ethiopia crash

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 6:11pm
Boeing Co's 737 MAX 8 and 9 planes will be grounded for weeks if not longer until a software upgrade can be tested and installed, U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday, as officials in France prepare to begin analyzing the black boxes from a jet that crashed in Ethiopia.

Transport Canada says reports from carriers on 737 MAX problems

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 6:11pm
Transport Canada said on Thursday it has not received any reports from Canadian air carriers, including pilots, about problems with the automated protection system called the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS.

Explainer: How to read an aircraft's black box

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 5:38pm
France's BEA safety investigators are searching for clues as to what caused an Ethiopian Airlines plane to hurtle to the ground after take-off, as they begin analyzing two black boxes that arrived in Paris on Thursday from the crashed Boeing 737 MAX.

Democrat Beto O'Rourke jumps into 2020 presidential race

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 8:49am
Beto O’Rourke, the youthful Texan who gained a national following with his long-shot election battle against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz last year, on Thursday launched a bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Wall Street flat at open as trade uncertainty clouds Apple boost

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 8:37am
U.S. stocks opened little changed on Thursday as a report that a meeting between President Donald Trump and China's Xi Jinping will most likely be pushed to April at the earliest, clouded investor sentiment and offset a boost from Apple's shares.

UK parliament to vote on Brexit delay, PM seeks to revive her deal

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 8:36am
The British parliament was due to vote on Thursday on seeking a last-minute Brexit delay, while Prime Minister Theresa May piled renewed pressure on reluctant lawmakers to back her EU divorce deal at the third time of asking.

China foils bid to blacklist Kashmir attacker; U.S., India vow to keep pushing

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 8:32am
China prevented a U.N. Security Council committee on Wednesday from blacklisting the head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which said it attacked an Indian paramilitary convoy in disputed Kashmir.

Indian groups urge boycott of Chinese goods over stance on Pakistani militant

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 8:32am
An influential Hindu nationalist group and an Indian traders body called on Thursday for a boycott of Chinese goods, to slap Beijing for blocking a move to put a Pakistani militant leader on a U.N. terrorist list following a suicide attack last month.

China industrial output growth falls to 17-year low, more support steps expected

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 8:28am
Growth in China's industrial output fell to a 17-year low in the first two months of the year and the jobless rate rose, pointing to further weakness in the world's second-biggest economy that is likely to trigger more support measures from Beijing.

Ethiopia crash black boxes probed in France, families mourn

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 8:22am
Investigators in France took possession of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet's black boxes on Thursday, seeking clues into a disaster that has grounded Boeing's global 737 MAX fleet and left scores of families mourning and angry.