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OxyContin maker Purdue agrees to settle Oklahoma opioid case: source

Purdue Pharma LP has agreed to settle a lawsuit by the state of Oklahoma accusing the OxyContin painkiller maker of helping fuel an opioid abuse epidemic, a person familiar with the matter said.


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Posted 2019/03/26 05:28:14

Trump recognizes Golan Heights as Israeli, boosting Netanyahu and angering Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday recognized Israel's 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights in an election boost for visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, prompting a sharp response from Syria, which once held the strategic land.


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Posted 2019/03/26 05:27:45

Saudi Arabia denounces U.S. recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli territory

Saudi Arabia denounced U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Israel's 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights, a statement released by the Saudi Press Agency said early on Tuesday.


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Posted 2019/03/26 05:27:45

Boeing readies 737 MAX software fix as families wait for crash report

Boeing Co will provide airlines that have bought the 737 MAX with free software upgrades, the U.S. manufacturer said on Monday, as Ethiopian Airlines told Reuters it expected a preliminary crash report this week or next.


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Posted 2019/03/26 05:19:14

Boeing fix will prevent repeated activation of anti-stall system: sources

A Boeing Co software fix for the grounded 737 MAX will prevent repeated operation of an anti-stall system at the center of safety concerns and deactivate it altogether if two sensors disagree widely, two people familiar with pilot briefings said.


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Posted 2019/03/26 05:19:14

U.S. panel to review how airplanes certified after Boeing 737 crashes

The U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday that a new blue ribbon commission will review how the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new aircraft after two Boeing 737 MAX jets crashed in recent months, killing nearly 350 people.


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Posted 2019/03/26 05:19:14

Exclusive: Russia, China tells U.N. they sent home over half North Korean workers in 2018

Russia sent home nearly two-thirds of some 30,000 North Koreans working there during 2018 and China repatriated more than half, but did not specify a figure, according to unpublished reports by Moscow and Beijing to the United Nations Security Council.


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Posted 2019/03/26 04:28:36

British lawmakers vote to seize control of Brexit for a day

British lawmakers wrested control of the parliamentary agenda from the government for a day in a highly unusual bid to find a way through the Brexit impasse after Prime Minister Theresa May's EU divorce deal was rejected again.


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Posted 2019/03/26 03:21:23

Asian shares edge up as U.S. bond yields come off late-2017 lows

Asian shares bounced back on Tuesday after two days of losses as U.S. 10-year Treasury yields edged higher, but the outlook remained murky as investors weighed the odds of whether the U.S. economy is in danger of slipping into recession.


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Posted 2019/03/26 03:14:12

Pentagon chief says $1 billion of funding shifted to border wall

The U.S. Department of Defense shifted $1 billion to plan and build a 57-mile section of "pedestrian fencing", roads and lighting along the border between the United States and Mexico, the Pentagon chief said on Monday.


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Posted 2019/03/26 02:50:22

Ex-coaches among 12 to plead not guilty in U.S. college admissions scandal

Former coaches from the University of Southern California and Georgetown University were among a dozen people who pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that they participated in the largest college admissions fraud scheme uncovered in U.S. history.


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Posted 2019/03/26 02:08:15

Democrats push for Mueller report to Congress by next week, Republicans resist

A fight brewed between Democrats and Republicans over the public release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, while President Donald Trump kept up attacks on his critics on Monday.


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Posted 2019/03/26 01:34:54

U.S. House panel again postpones Trump business associate, to focus on Mueller report

The House of Representatives intelligence committee said on Monday it was postponing the testimony of a former business associate of President Donald Trump so that it can focus on questioning officials related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.


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Posted 2019/03/26 01:34:54

Boeing sets briefing on 737 MAX as Ethiopian carrier expresses confidence in planemaker

Boeing Co will brief more than 200 global airline pilots, technical leaders and regulators this week on software and training updates for its 737 MAX aircraft, as Ethiopian Airlines expressed confidence in the planemaker despite a recent crash.


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Posted 2019/03/25 11:09:24

Qatar Airways backs Boeing despite MAX crash crisis

Qatar Airways threw its support behind Boeing on Monday as the U.S. planemaker faces its biggest crisis in years after deadly crashes of its flagship 737 MAX jet.


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Posted 2019/03/25 11:09:24

Netanyahu cuts short U.S. visit as Gaza tensions spike

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short a visit to the United States on Monday and the military said it dispatched reinforcements to the Gaza border after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv wounded seven people.


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Posted 2019/03/25 11:03:29

Nike fined $14 million for blocking cross-border sales of soccer merchandise

EU antitrust regulators fined U.S. sportswear maker Nike 12.5 million euros ($14.14 million) on Monday for restricting cross-border sales of merchandising products of five European football clubs and the a football federation.


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Posted 2019/03/25 10:59:48

Positive German data tempers equity selloff, lifts bond yields

World stocks hit a 12-day trough on Monday as fears for economic growth sent investors dashing for safe-haven assets, but the selloff lost some momentum after better-than-expected data from Germany.


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Posted 2019/03/25 10:49:17

Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy but some questions left unresolved

Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia in the 2016 election, but left unresolved the issue of whether Trump obstructed justice by undermining the investigations that have dogged his presidency.


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Posted 2019/03/25 10:30:29

Kremlin says ready to improve ties with U.S. after Mueller report

The Kremlin said on Monday that it was ready to improve ties with the United States but that it was up to Washington to make the first move, after the conclusion of a U.S. investigation into collusion between Donald Trump and Russia in the 2016 election.


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Posted 2019/03/25 10:30:07