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United Technologies nears deal to merge aerospace unit with Raytheon: source

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 9:26pm
United Technologies Corp is nearing a deal to merge its aerospace business with U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Co and form a new company worth well over $100 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Saturday.

Biden still leads in 2020 Iowa poll, three others fight for second

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 8:26pm
Former Vice President Joe Biden still leads the Democratic pack of presidential contenders in a poll of Iowa voters released on Saturday, with Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg in a tight battle for second place.

Mexican president says he offered friendly relations with Trump in call

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 7:42pm
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Saturday he spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump, offering him friendly ties and a commitment to dialogue, a day after a deal was reached that avoided tariffs on Mexican goods threatened by the U.S. leader.

UK’s Johnson threatens to withhold $50 billion Brexit payment

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 5:48pm
Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to succeed Theresa May as Britain's next prime minister, said he would withhold a previously agreed 39 billion pound ($50 billion) Brexit payment until the European Union gives Britain better exit terms.

Democratic candidate Buttigieg: 'No going back' in fight for LGBTQ rights

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 4:39pm
Democrat Pete Buttigieg, running to become the first openly gay U.S. president, told activists at an Iowa Pride festival on Saturday there was "no going back to normal" in fighting discrimination against the LGBTQ community.

Trump deal with Mexico a win for 'hostage-taking': former WTO chief

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 3:35pm
The migration deal imposed on Mexico this week by U.S. President Donald Trump under the threat of punitive tariffs was a victory for "hostage-taking" over international rules, a former head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Saturday.

Barty party underway as Ashleigh triumphs in Paris

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 3:18pm
Ashleigh Barty, the Australian who ditched tennis to play professional cricket for a year, smashed Marketa Vondrousova for six on Saturday to lift the French Open crown at Roland Garros.

Factbox: List of French Open women's singles champions

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 3:17pm
2019 Ashleigh Barty (Australia) beat Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic) 6-1 6-3

Barty wins French Open to claim maiden Grand Slam title

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 11:13am
Ashleigh Barty claimed her maiden Grand Slam title when she crushed Czech teenager 6-1 6-3 on Saturday to become the first Australian woman in 46 years to win the French Open singles.

Trump says he is confident Mexico will enforce new immigration deal

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 11:06am
U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday predicted Mexico would strongly enforce a new deal under which it agreed to expand a controversial asylum program and boost security on its southern border to stem Central American migrants trying to reach the United States.

Huge Hong Kong protest expected in last push to scrap extradition bill

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 10:31am
At least half a million people in Hong Kong are expected to brave sweltering heat on Sunday to press the government to scrap a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to China to face trial, organizers of the march said.

Take Five: Enter the dragon

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 8:17am
There's plenty of life left in the Chinese dragon, but after roaring for three decades it's certainly lost some of its puff. Markets are primed for exports from the world's second largest economy to show weakness and for investment and lending data to show Beijing's stimulus efforts in the face of a trade war with Washington are bearing some fruit.

China to curb some technology exports to U.S.: Global Times editor

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 7:22am
China is preparing to curb some technology exports to the United States, the chief editor of China's Global Times newspaper said on Saturday.

G20 finance chiefs to warn of trade risks, differ on how 'pressing'

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 7:17am
Global trade tensions threaten an expected pick-up in economic growth this year and in 2020, a draft communique by the world's financial leaders showed on Saturday, but the policymakers were divided on whether the need to resolve them was "pressing".

U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin says Trump-Xi meeting has parallels to Buenos Aires summit

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 7:02am
A highly anticipated late June meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping has some parallels with their Buenos Aires summit last December that postponed a tariff hike, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday.

G20 financial leaders to stay vague on global trade in communique

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 6:56am
Financial leaders of the world's top economies are likely steer clear of promises to avoid protectionism in their communique on Sunday, amid an escalating trade conflict between the United States and China, officials said on Saturday.

G20 agrees to push ahead with digital tax: communique

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 6:04am
Group of 20 finance ministers agreed on Saturday to compile common rules to close loopholes used by global tech giants such as Facebook to reduce their corporate taxes, a copy of the bloc's draft communique obtained by Reuters showed.

U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin says Mexico immigration deal fixes problems

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 5:51am
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday that the U.S.-Mexico immigration deal met President Donald Trump's objectives of fixing immigration problems on the southern U.S. border, but Trump will retain the authority to impose tariffs if Mexico fails to live up to it.

New U.S. sanctions show offer of talks with Iran not genuine: Foreign Ministry

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 5:41am
Additional sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States show that Washington's offer of talks is not genuine, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Saturday.

UK PM candidate Raab says suspending parliament remains a Brexit option

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 5:10am
Suspending parliament remains an option to ensure Britain leaves the European Union on Oct. 31, former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab said on Saturday, rejecting criticism of the measure from other Conservative leadership candidates.