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Boost for Boeing as BA owner backs grounded 737 MAX jet

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:59am
Boeing won a major vote of confidence at the Paris Airshow on Tuesday as British Airways owner IAG signed a letter of intent to buy 200 of its 737 MAX aircraft that have been grounded since March after two deadly crashes.

Factbox: Airbus and Boeing aircraft deals at Paris Airshow

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:59am
Following is a summary of commercial aircraft deals announced by Airbus and Boeing at the Paris Airshow.

Former UEFA head Platini detained in Qatar World Cup investigation

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:52am
Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament to Qatar, a judicial source told Reuters.

Trump says U.S., Chinese teams to restart trade talks ahead of G20

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:49am
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping and that the two leaders' teams would restart trade talks after a long lull in order to prepare for a meeting at the G20 summit later this month.

White House's Kudlow: U.S. looking for 'enforceable' trade deal with China - Fox

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:49am
The United States wants to continue trade discussions with China that focus on structural changes and enforcement mechanisms when talks continue late this month during the G20 summit in Japan, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday.

Nvidia boosts self-driving AI business with Volvo trucks deal

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:47am
Sweden's AB Volvo is joining forces with Nvidia to develop artificial intelligence used in self-driving trucks, in a boost for the U.S. chipmaker that was ditched by Tesla last year.

In battleground state of Florida, Trump to launch re-election campaign

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:34am
President Donald Trump on Tuesday formally launches what may be an uphill battle to persuade voters to give him four more years in office, as he bets a strong U.S. economy will outweigh voter concerns about his unorthodox style and polarizing policies.

Factbox: Trump's immigration enforcement lags behind Obama's first term in office

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:31am
President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities next week would begin removing "millions" of immigrants living illegally in the United States, without giving more details.

Defense lawyer for Harvey Weinstein asks to leave New York case: report

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:18am
One of the lawyers representing Harvey Weinstein in his rape trial due to begin in September has asked a judge to let him drop the former movie producer as a client, the New York Post reported, citing a letter from the attorney to the New York court.

Boeing 737 MAX boosted by IAG plan to order 200 jets

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:17am
Boeing's grounded 737 MAX jet received a boost on Tuesday after British Airways-owner IAG signed a letter of intent to order 200 of the planes and said it was confident that it would return to service in the coming months.

Global stocks rally on hopes from trade, monetary policy

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:03am
Global stocks rallied on Tuesday and benchmark government bond yields tumbled after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted at economic stimulus, while equities got an extra boost when U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed a meeting with China's president amid the countries' trade dispute.

Hong Kong leader signals end to extradition bill but refuses to quit

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 9:58am
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday signaled the end of a controversial extradition bill that she promoted and then postponed after some of the most violent protests since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

'Sing Hallelujah to the Lord' an unlikely anthem of Hong Kong protests

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 9:58am
The Christian hymn "Sing Hallelujah to the Lord" has emerged as the unlikely anthem of Hong Kong's protests against an extradition bill that have drawn millions of people onto the streets.

Boeing seen winning renewed backing from 737 buyer at air show: source

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 9:28am
Boeing may win a significant reconfirmation of support from a buyer of the 737 MAX passenger jet at the Paris Airshow on Tuesday, an industry source said.

IAG orders 14 A321XLRs for Aer Lingus and Iberia

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 9:18am
IAG on Monday ordered 14 of Airbus' new long-range version of the A321 passenger jet for its Irish Aer Lingus and Spanish Iberia airlines in order to boost their transatlantic routes, the company said on Tuesday.

Empowerment rules at MTV awards, with win for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:07pm
Superhero blockbuster "Avengers: Endgame" was the top winner at the MTV Movie and TV awards on Monday in a show marked by messages of empowerment and self-esteem.

Britain's Hammond 'prepared to resign' over May's spending plans: ITV, citing PA

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:59pm
British finance minister Philip Hammond is "prepared to resign" over Prime Minister Theresa May's legacy spending plans, ITV said on Tuesday, citing the Press Association.

Venezuela frees jailed opposition lawmaker ahead of U.N. rights chief's visit

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:41pm
Venezuela on Monday freed opposition lawmaker Gilber Caro, who was detained in April in what allies said was a violation of his parliamentary immunity, the opposition-controlled National Assembly said on Twitter.

Trump ex-aide Manafort moved to Manhattan, arraignment seen near: source

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:23pm
Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, was transferred to a detention facility in Manhattan on Monday ahead of an expected arraignment on state charges in New York, a person familiar with the matter said.

Senator Rubio targets Huawei over patents

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 9:08pm
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio filed legislation on Monday that would prevent Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from seeking damages in U.S. patent courts, after the Chinese firm demanded that Verizon Communications Inc pay $1 billion to license the rights to patented technology.