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Virginia Beach gunman who killed 12 was disgruntled city engineer

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 11:02pm
The gunman who killed 12 people at a Virginia Beach municipal building before dying in a shootout with police was identified on Saturday as a disgruntled city engineer and co-worker of most of the victims.

Thirty years after Tiananmen, protesters' goals further away than ever

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 10:37pm
Three decades after China's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square, increased government suppression of rights activism has pushed the demonstrators' original goals further away than ever.

China to 'fight at all costs' for 'reunification' with Taiwan: defense minister

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 10:13pm
China will fight anyone who tries to interfere in its "reunification" with Taiwan, Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said on Sunday in a combative speech peppered with threats against the United States over its military presence in Asia.

Chinese defense minister says Tiananmen crackdown was justified

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 10:04pm
Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said on Sunday that the bloody crackdown on protesters around Beijing's Tiananmen Square 30 years ago was the "correct" decision, citing the country's "stability" since then.

'Oh my God, is that Bernie Sanders?' Democrats swarm San Francisco

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 9:49pm
Fourteen Democratic presidential candidates sparked cheers and applause in the streets of San Francisco on Saturday as they worked the crowds at the California party's state convention, a sign of the state's heft in upcoming nominating contests.

Airbus urges airlines to pressure Boeing over subsidy row

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 9:46pm
Airbus has written to airline leaders to appeal for their backing in a trade dispute with rival Boeing, warning of higher aircraft prices and passenger fares if the United States and European Union descend into a tariff war.

EU reserves right to take own decisions on Boeing 737 MAX

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 9:46pm
The European Union will work with other regulators on the approval of new software for the Boeing 737 MAX but reserves the right to take its own decision on when to return the grounded jet to service, the bloc's transport chief said on Sunday.

Emirates head cautious on quick return to service for Boeing 737 MAX 

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 9:44pm
Emirates airline President Tim Clark said on Sunday that global regulators should act in a coordinated way to return the Boeing 737 MAX to service and warned it could take six months to get the grounded jet back into operation.

Iranian president says talks possible only if Washington shows 'respect'

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 9:40pm
President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday suggested Iran may be willing to hold talks if the United States showed it respect, but said Tehran would not be pressured into negotiations, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

Trump tells UK to 'walk away' if EU does not give what it wants in Brexit: Sunday Times

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 7:22pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said Britain should refuse to pay its 39 billion pound EU divorce bill and “walk away” from Brexit talks if Brussels does not give the UK what it wants.

Corbyn accuses Trump of interfering in UK politics with Johnson comments

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 5:59pm
UK Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Saturday U.S. President Donald Trump's comments endorsing Conservative front-runner Boris Johnson as the next prime minister were an "unacceptable interference" in Britain's affairs.

Trump says lawyer Emmet Flood leaving in June

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 3:50pm
U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that a member of his legal team, Emmet Flood, will leave his post later this month after helping him handle the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign.

Highlights: French Open day seven

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 3:33pm
Highlights of the seventh day at the French Open, the second Grand Slam tournament of the year, on Saturday (all times GMT):

Serena, Osaka exits open Paris boulevard for Halep

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 3:33pm
Simona Halep's path to a second successive French Open title cleared up in spectacular fashion on Saturday after 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and world number one Naomi Osaka exited Roland Garros in the third round on Saturday.

Virginia Beach shooter bought guns he used legally -federal agent

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 3:31pm
The gunman who killed 12 people at a municipal building in Virginia Beach appears to have bought the guns he used legally, a U.S. federal agent said on Saturday.

Serena's pursuit of 24th major title on hold after French Open exit

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 3:04pm
Serena Williams's quest for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title was put on hold on Saturday after the former world number one was knocked out of the French Open in the third round following a 6-2 7-5 defeat by fellow American Sofia Kenin.

Serena may seek grasscourt wildcard ahead of Wimbledon

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 2:30pm
Serena Williams said she felt "pretty far away" from her optimal level after suffering a surprise third round defeat at the French Open to Sofia Kenin and suggested she might seek a wildcard entry into a grasscourt tournament in preparation for Wimbledon.

Mexican president hints at migration concessions to defuse U.S. trade spat

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 11:01am
Mexico's president on Saturday hinted his country could tighten migration controls to defuse U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs on Mexican goods, and said he expected "good results" from talks planned in Washington next week.

Pope urges ethnic Hungarians, Romanians to put troubles behind them

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 10:54am
Pope Francis urged ethnic Hungarians and Romanians to put their troubled past behind them on Saturday as bad weather disrupted his visit to Transylvania, forcing him to be driven for hours on winding mountain roads.

Warren Buffett charity lunch fetches record $4.57 million winning bid

Sat, 06/01/2019 - 10:32am
An anonymous bidder has agreed to pay a record $4,567,888 at an annual charity auction to have a private lunch with Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.