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Factbox: How will Britain's Conservative Party choose PM May's successor?

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 7:29am
Britain's ruling Conservative Party will decide the country's next prime minister in late July - a contest that will bring in a new leader who could pursue a cleaner break with the European Union.

Russian disinformation on YouTube draws ads, lacks warning labels: researchers

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 6:23am
Fourteen Russia-backed YouTube channels spreading disinformation have been generating billions of views and millions of dollars in advertising revenue, according to researchers, and had not been labeled as state-sponsored, contrary to the world's most popular streaming service's policy.

NHL: Blues on verge of maiden Stanley Cup after blanking Bruins

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:58pm
The St. Louis Blues moved one win away from their first Stanley Cup triumph after a controversial 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday gave them a 3-2 lead in the National Hockey League's best-of-seven championship.

As Mexico-U.S. talks progress, markets rise on hopes a deal could be close

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 9:24pm
Mexican and U.S. officials held a second day of talks on trade and migration on Thursday, with markets rebounding on optimism a deal could be close, although it was unclear if Mexican pledges to curb migration flows were enough to persuade the Trump administration to postpone tariffs.

Mexico foreign minister says national guard to deploy to southern border

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 9:24pm
Mexico will deploy its national guard to its southern border with Guatemala, the Mexican foreign minister said on Thursday, as part of the country's bid to stem Central American migration that has drawn U.S. President Donald Trump's ire.

Colorado school officials consider razing site of Columbine massacre

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 9:14pm
Public education officials in Colorado are considering a plan to tear down and rebuild Columbine High School, saying the site remains a "source of inspiration" for potential gun violence 20 years after a mass shooting there left 15 people dead.

Biden reverses position on federal funding for abortion

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 9:11pm
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Thursday he no longer supported a ban on the use of federal funds for most abortions, reversing course after sharp criticism from abortion-rights proponents.

Exclusive: U.S. will not accept more Turkish F-35 pilots over Russia defenses - sources

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 8:43pm
The United States has decided to stop accepting any additional Turkish pilots who planned to come to the United States to train on F-35 fighter jets, U.S. officials say, in a clear sign of the escalating dispute over Ankara's plans to purchase Russian air defenses.

Three states join AG group probing planned merger of Sprint and T-Mobile

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 8:29pm
The attorneys general of Arizona, Michigan and Pennsylvania have joined a group of states probing T-Mobile's plan to buy rival Sprint for $26 billion, which is believed to be nearing the end of a regulatory review.

Huawei CFO extradition hearing to begin in January 2020

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 8:26pm
Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou will challenge her extradition to the United States on fraud charges at hearings set to begin Jan. 20, 2020, court records showed, after her legal team appeared before a Canadian judge.

U.S. tightens Venezuela oil sanctions, indicates more actions to come

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 7:46pm
The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday tightened its pressure on Venezuela's state-owned oil company by making clear that exports of diluents by international shippers could be subject to U.S. sanctions.

Asia shares dazed by trade uncertainty, U.S. jobs risks

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 7:40pm
Asian share markets dithered on Friday as investors waited for concrete signs of progress in the U.S.-Mexican trade standoff, while bracing for a U.S. jobs report that could sway the course of interest rates there.

House Democrats move to fight Trump's stonewalling in court

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 6:41pm
U.S. congressional Democrats moved closer on Thursday to suing in federal court for access to the unredacted Mueller report on Russian election meddling, and its underlying evidence, taking a step bound to intensify their clash with President Donald Trump.

West Point cadet killed when military vehicle flips at training site

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 6:23pm
One cadet from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, died and 22 cadets and soldiers were injured on Thursday when a tactical vehicle carrying them flipped over during a training mission, officials said.

Wall Street rises with hopes of Mexican tariffs delay

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 5:08pm
Wall Street's main indexes closed higher after a choppy session on Thursday as investors grew more optimistic on trade after reports that the United States is considering a delay in imposing tariffs on Mexican imports.

Trump tariffs could sink Mexican peso to lowest point this year: analysts

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 4:35pm
The Mexican peso could sink next week to its lowest point of the year if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to slap Mexican imports with tariffs, according to a Reuters poll of analysts and traders.

Pence says encouraged that Mexico is willing to do more on immigration

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 4:23pm
Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday he was encouraged that Mexican officials were willing to do more to curb migration flows to the United States but it was up to President Donald Trump to decide if they went far enough to avert threatened tariffs.

U.S. House panel chairman says he'll seek to block any tariffs on Mexico

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 4:21pm
The head of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday vowed to take steps aimed at blocking tariffs on Mexican goods if President Donald Trump moves ahead with his economic threat to levy such imports on Monday.

U.S. mulls delaying threatened tariffs on Mexican products: Bloomberg

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 4:21pm
The United States is considering delaying the imposition of tariffs on Mexican products that President Donald Trump has threatened to put in place on Monday to allow for more time for talks between the two nations, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.

Mexico offers to send national guard to southern border to stem migration: sources

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 4:21pm
In talks with the United States, Mexico has offered to send up to 6,000 members of its national guard to secure its southern border with Guatemala in order to contain migrant flows, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.