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Boeing to give Southwest board 737 MAX update this week - 18 Nov 2019 at 6:35pm - Boeing Co this week will present to the board of its largest 737 MAX customer, Southwest Airlines Co , an overview of its plans to return the grounded jet to service, a spokesman for the airline said on Monday.

Latest Epstein accuser calls on Prince Andrew to talk to U.S. authorities - 18 Nov 2019 at 6:32pm - A woman who accuses Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing her as a child on Monday said Britain?s Prince Andrew should tell U.S. authorities what he knows about the financier.

FCC chairman Pai backs public auction to free up spectrum in C-band for 5G - 18 Nov 2019 at 6:26pm - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said on Monday he backs a public auction to free up spectrum in a key band currently used for delivering video content for next-generation 5G wireless networks, an announcement that sent a major satellite company's shares down 40%.

U.S. grants Huawei new 90-day licence extension - 18 Nov 2019 at 6:22pm - The Trump administration on Monday issued a new 90-day extension allowing U.S. companies to continue doing business with China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] as U.S. regulators continue crafting rules on telecommunications firms that pose national security risks.

U.S. grants Huawei new 90-day license extension - 18 Nov 2019 at 6:20pm - The Trump administration on Monday issued a new 90-day extension allowing U.S. companies to continue doing business with China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd as U.S. regulators continue crafting rules on telecommunications firms that pose national security risks.

Beyond Meat vs Zhenmeat: The battle for China's meatless market - 18 Nov 2019 at 6:19pm - U.S. plant-based "meat" makers targeting China like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat Inc will need to battle homegrown rivals which are developing local favorites such as dumplings and mooncakes to nab a share of the lucrative market.

Astros agree to 2020 salary with Gurriel - 18 Nov 2019 at 6:10pm - The Houston Astros agreed to a $8.3 million salary in 2020 for first baseman Yuli Gurriel, USA Today reported Monday.

Louisiana government computers knocked out after ransomware attack - 18 Nov 2019 at 6:09pm - Louisiana state government computers were knocked out following a ransomware attack, the governor said on Monday, as results from the close gubernatorial election in the southern state await certification.

California to stop buying GM, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler vehicles over emission... - 18 Nov 2019 at 6:07pm - California said on Monday it will halt all purchases of new vehicles for state government fleets from GM, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and other automakers backing U.S. President Donald Trump in a battle to strip the state of authority to regulate tailpipe emissions.

T-Mobile CEO Legere to step down next year - 18 Nov 2019 at 6:05pm - T-Mobile US Inc Chief Executive Officer John Legere will step down next year, the company said on Monday, less than three weeks before it goes to trial to determine the fate of its planned $26.5 billion merger with smaller rival Sprint Corp .

Factbox: Who is doing what in China's plant-based meat business - 18 Nov 2019 at 6:05pm - While China is no stranger to food using vegetarian ingredients to give a meat-like flavor, the buzz around Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods in the U.S. is driving a series of Chinese companies to roll out similar pea or soy-based meat products.

U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations - 18 Nov 2019 at 6:01pm - The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya's former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in "significant" corruption, according to a statement from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Most parents struggle to distinguish teen angst from depression - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:59pm - (Reuters Health) - Telling the difference between a teen's normal ups and downs and something bigger is among top challenges parents face in identifying youth depression, a new national poll suggests.

Pompeo says U.S. concerned about Hong Kong violence, says China must honour f... - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:57pm - The United States is gravely concerned about deepening political unrest and violence in Hong Kong, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, urging the city's government to take clear steps to address public concerns.

At Hong Kong university, a daring escape but fears of bloodshed - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:57pm - Dozens of Hong Kong protesters staged a dramatic escape from a university campus sealed off by police on Monday by shimmying down plastic hosing from a bridge and fleeing on waiting motorbikes as the police fired projectiles.

U.S. backs Israel on settlements, angering Palestinians and clouding peace pr... - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:51pm - The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law," a stance that may make Israeli-Palestinian peace even more elusive.

U.S. softens stance on Israeli settlements, draws Palestinian outrage - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:45pm - The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law."

Police say victims of Fresno football party shooting were "targeted" - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:45pm - Gunmen who killed four men and wounded six others at a backyard football-viewing party of mostly ethnic Hmong had targeted the residence in Fresno, California, possibly in retaliation for a previous altercation, police said on Monday.

'No one needs to be a billionaire', Britain's Labour Party says - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:43pm - Britain's opposition Labour Party will on Tuesday take aim at "obscene" billionaires, pledging a radical redistribution of wealth to cut the power of the super rich who it says bankroll Prime Minister Boris Johnson in return for tax breaks.

Lift off for revamped Davis Cup but Croatia fall flat - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:42pm - Gerard Pique boldly describes the inaugural edition of the revamped Davis Cup as a 'new era for tennis' but amidst all the glitz and glamour in Madrid's La Caja Majica there was only gloom for reigning champions Croatia on Monday.

Wall Street nudges up as investors await U.S.-China trade clarity - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:40pm - Wall Street's three main indexes on Monday barely extended the previous session's closing records as investors waited for concrete progress on U.S.-China trade relations after mixed headlines.

FedEx CEO challenges NYT publisher to public debate after tax story - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:37pm - FedEx Corp Chief Executive Frederick Smith has challenged the publisher of the New York Times & Co and the editor of the business section of the newspaper to a public debate in response to a story about the company's tax bill.

'No one needs to be a billionaire', Labour Party says - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:36pm - Britain's opposition Labour Party will on Tuesday take aim at "obscene" billionaires, pledging a radical redistribution of wealth to cut the power of the super rich who it says bankroll Prime Minister Boris Johnson in return for tax breaks.

North Korea says no more talks with U.S. just so Trump can boast - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:33pm - North Korea said on Monday it was not interested in meaningless talks with the United States just so President Donald Trump had something to boast about and demanded an end to what it called a policy of hostility if the United States wanted dialogue.

Qantas Airways sets $1.36 billion annual spending target - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:30pm - Qantas Airways Ltd is targeting annual spending of about A$2 billion ($1.36 billion) and expects capacity growth to be little changed in the second half of fiscal 2020, the airline said in a presentation on Tuesday.

U.S. agencies lax as China stole intellectual property: Senate report - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:29pm - Federal agencies responded too slowly as Beijing recruited U.S.-based researchers to transfer intellectual property from American laboratories, leaving U.S. taxpayers unwittingly funding the rise of China's economy and military, U.S. Senate investigators said on Monday.

Lawsuit against Boeing seeks to hold board liable for 737 MAX problems - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:28pm - A shareholder lawsuit filed on Monday accused Boeing Co's board of doing nothing to investigate the safety of the 737 MAX until the fast-selling plane suffered a second deadly crash in five months.

Justice Department asks court to scrap decades-old 'Paramount' antitrust decrees - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:28pm - The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it would ask a court to scrap decades-old 'Paramount' consent decrees enacted to protect movie theaters from powerful studios.

Pompeo says U.S. concerned about Hong Kong violence, says China must honor fr... - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:28pm - The United States is gravely concerned about deepening political unrest and violence in Hong Kong, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, urging the city's government to take clear steps to address public concerns.

Lawsuit claims Burger King's Impossible Whoppers are contaminated by meat - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:27pm - Burger King was sued on Monday by a vegan customer who accused the fast-food chain of contaminating its meatless "Impossible" Whoppers by cooking them on the same grills as its traditional meat burgers.

Democrat Warren vows to protect renter households as U.S. president - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:26pm - Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Monday vowed to protect the country's 43 million renter households, releasing a plan that would help tenants fight eviction, afford their homes and retain lawyers in housing courts.

Justice Ginsburg appears at U.S. Supreme Court after illness - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:26pm - Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has faced various health scares over the past year, made a public appearance at the court on Monday after missing a day of oral arguments last week due to illness.

Auto parts supplier Prevent sues Volkswagen for suppressing competition - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:15pm - Volkswagen parts supplier Prevent Group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging the German automaker used anticompetitive tactics to stop larger suppliers like the company from acquiring smaller rivals in the United States.

China EV startup Byton receives California distributor license - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:07pm - Chinese electric vehicle startup Byton said on Monday it has received a distributor license from California, paving the way for the company to launch its first electric SUV vehicle, Byton M-Byte, in the United States.

Gett's Juno ends NYC ride-hailing services, citing regulation - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:05pm - Israeli transportation company Gett said it will end its New York City ride-hailing business Juno on Monday, citing "misguided regulations" enacted to combat city congestion earlier this year.

House investigating whether Trump lied in U.S. Russia probe - 18 Nov 2019 at 5:01pm - The U.S. House of Representatives is looking into whether President Donald Trump lied in his written testimony for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a House lawyer said on Monday.

Immigrants don't flock to states that expand health benefits - 18 Nov 2019 at 4:59pm - (Reuters Health) - States that expand public health benefits to cover low-income legal immigrants don't appear to experience a surge in immigrants moving to get medical coverage, a U.S. study suggests.

Bolivia's interim president cancels trip due to 'credible threat' as crisis r... - 18 Nov 2019 at 4:57pm - Bolivia's interim president Jeanine Anez was forced to suspend a trip out of the capital La Paz planned for Monday, a government spokesman said, after a threat on her life by a "criminal group."

Witnesses scheduled to testify this week in the U.S. impeachment inquiry - 18 Nov 2019 at 4:50pm - The U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump shifts into higher gear this week when a parade of officials will face questioning by lawmakers over Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

Trump defender's fame rockets; so does her opponent's fundraising - 18 Nov 2019 at 4:49pm - President Donald Trump declared "a star is born" after Republican Representative Elise Stefanik strongly defended him during last week's impeachment hearings in Congress. But someone else also got a boost from Stefanik's new fame: her Democratic election opponent.

Trump says he will 'strongly consider' testifying in impeachment inquiry - 18 Nov 2019 at 4:49pm - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said for the first time that he might be willing to testify in the impeachment inquiry over his dealings with Ukraine, even as Democrats questioned the truthfulness of his testimony in the Russia 2016 election interference probe.

U.S. diplomat David Holmes to testify in public impeachment hearing on Thursday - 18 Nov 2019 at 4:49pm - David Holmes, a U.S. embassy official in Ukraine, will testify publicly on Thursday before the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee in the inquiry into whether President Donald Trump should be impeached, the panel said on Monday.

Pompeo declines to defend ex-U.S. ambassador after Trump attack - 18 Nov 2019 at 4:49pm - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he was proud of what the United States had done in Ukraine and declined to defend former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch who was attacked on Twitter by President Donald Trump.

Stocks climb on Huawei extension, buoying U.S. Treasuries - 18 Nov 2019 at 4:42pm - Global equity markets edged higher on Monday, lifting prices of U.S. government debt, as a 90-day extension allowing U.S. companies to do business with China's Huawei eased the latest spike in investor angst over U.S.-Sino trade tensions.

U.S. charges Miami professor in Venezuela money laundering scheme - 18 Nov 2019 at 4:39pm - A University of Miami professor who studied drug trafficking and organized crime in Latin America was arrested on charges he helped launder funds embezzled from Venezuela into the United States, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday.

With stores burned and looted, Walmart seeks police protection in riot-hit Chile - 18 Nov 2019 at 4:36pm - Walmart has sought court orders for police protection in protest-wracked Chile after more than 120 of its supermarkets were looted or burned.

EU says Israeli settlement on Palestinian territory is illegal - 18 Nov 2019 at 4:28pm - The European Union said on Monday that it continued to believe that Israeli settlement activity in occupied Palestinian territory was illegal under international law and eroded prospects for lasting peace.

U.S. to no longer waive sanctions on Iranian nuclear site, watching Iran's pr... - 18 Nov 2019 at 4:25pm - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the United States is terminating its sanctions waiver related to Iran's Fordow nuclear plant, adding that it is closely monitoring protests in Iran and is deeply concerned by reports of several fatalities.

'Possibility of life': scientists map Saturn's exotic moon Titan - 18 Nov 2019 at 4:18pm - Scientists on Monday unveiled the first global geological map of Saturn's moon Titan including vast plains and dunes of frozen organic material and lakes of liquid methane, illuminating an exotic world considered a strong candidate in the search for life beyond Earth.

White House indicates support for stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown: ... - 18 Nov 2019 at 4:16pm - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday the Trump administration had voiced support for legislation providing temporary funds for an array of federal agencies through Dec. 20 to avert shutdowns at the end of this week.