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Ukraine is 'victim' in Trump impeachment fight, Ukrainian-Americans say

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 9:09pm
Regardless of how the House of Representatives' impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump end, some Ukrainian-Americans believe their ancestral homeland has already become a unwitting victim of tumultuous U.S. politics.

Advice for impeachment witnesses: don't let lawmakers get under your skin

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 9:09pm
As televised hearings on whether to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump begin this week, witnesses are preparing for a grilling by lawmakers keen to score political points in front of ranks of TV cameras, watched by a public tuning in that may not know the whole story.

Automakers expect Trump will delay decision on imposing EU, Japan auto tariffs

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 9:08pm
Major automakers think U.S. President Donald Trump will again this week push back a self-imposed deadline on whether to put up to 25% tariffs on national security grounds on imported cars and parts from the European Union and Japan amid an ongoing trade war with China, five auto officials told Reuters.

Ex-judges, families of murder victims, call for halt to U.S. federal death penalty

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 9:08pm
The relatives of murder victims, along with former judges and corrections officials, asked President Donald Trump and his attorney general on Tuesday to halt federal executions, at least for now, citing concerns about how the penalty is carried out.

U.S. to ease firearm export rules next month: sources

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 9:06pm
U.S. firearms makers will be able to more easily export guns, including assault rifles and ammunition, as early as mid-December under rules set to be finalized by the Trump administration, people briefed on the matter said on Tuesday.

Some U.S. airlines willing to take 737 MAX jets before pilot training approval: sources

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 9:06pm
Some U.S. airlines are willing to pick up their 737 MAX jets from Boeing Co as soon as December if the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approves delivery of the grounded planes before new pilot training is agreed, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

Bolivia seeks new leader as Morales heads to Mexico for refuge

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:45am
Bolivia's former leader Evo Morales was heading to Mexico to seek asylum on Tuesday as security forces sought to quell violence over the long-serving leftist's resignation and lawmakers jostled to establish an interim replacement.

Bolivian lawmakers with Morales' party plan to boycott appointment of interim leader

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:44am
Bolivian lawmakers with former president Evo Morales' leftist party MAS plan to boycott a legislative session on Tuesday for appointing an interim president after Morales resigned and fled to Mexico, the head of the party in Congress, Sergio Choque, told Reuters.

Conservative Supreme Court justices lean toward Trump on ending immigrant program

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:43am
Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic to President Donald Trump's effort to rescind a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children - dubbed "Dreamers" - part of his tough immigration policies.

Trump was keen to be up to date on 2016 WikiLeaks releases on Clinton: ex-aide testifies

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:42am
The 2016 Trump election campaign was keen to keep abreast of the release of emails potentially damaging to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, reaching all the way to Trump, the Republican's former deputy campaign chairman testified in court on Tuesday.

Global stocks climb as investors hope Trump delivers on trade

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:36am
Equity markets and government bond yields rose on Tuesday as investors awaited a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump on U.S. trade policy, in which he is expected to discuss talks with China and a tariff decision on European automakers.

'Shameful' of UK not to publish report on Russian meddling, says Hillary Clinton

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:35am
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized as "shameful" British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision not to publish a parliamentary report on Russian meddling in UK politics until after an election next month.

McDonald's workers sue to address 'systemic problem' of sexual harassment

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:31am
McDonald's Corp workers in Michigan filed a class action lawsuit on Tuesday accusing the fast-food chain of having a "systemic problem" of sexual harassment.

Boeing orders sink as customers opt to swap MAX

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:26am
Boeing Co took 10 new plane orders last month, but saw some customers swapping the U.S. planemaker's grounded 737 MAX planes in favor of more expensive wide-body planes as doubts lingered about the MAX's return to service.

'Sham' investigation of Bidens will not dominate impeachment hearings: House Democrat

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:23am
The impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump will not be allowed to become a venue for "sham investigations" into Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son, the head of a congressional committee leading the probe said on Tuesday.

In reversal, Mulvaney says he won't sue over impeachment probe subpoena

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:22am
White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney on Tuesday said in a court filing that he would not bring a lawsuit challenging a subpoena for his testimony in the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump, adding that at the direction of the president he would not cooperate with the investigation.

Disney+ launch marred by glitches as demand overwhelms

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:14am
Walt Disney Co said demand for its much-anticipated streaming service, Disney+, was well above its expectations in a launch on Tuesday marred by complaints from users about glitches and connection problems.

CBS misses revenue estimates as AT&T dispute hurts ad sales

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 10:00am
CBS Corp fell short of Wall Street estimates for third-quarter revenue on Tuesday, as a 19-day carriage dispute with AT&T Inc pressured advertising sales during the period.

Violence brings Hong Kong to 'brink of total breakdown': police

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 9:55am
Police fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong's Central financial district and at demonstrators on the other side of the harbour on Tuesday as a senior officer said the unrest had brought the city to "the brink of total breakdown".

Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander, rockets rain from Gaza

Tue, 11/12/2019 - 9:53am
Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, drawing rocket salvoes that reached as far as Tel Aviv in the worst cross-border fighting in months.