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Nissan considers giving Renault some seats on oversight committees - source

Nissan Motor Co is considering giving its alliance partner Renault SA some seats on planned oversight committees after the French automaker expressed discontent with the envisioned governance reform, a source said.


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Posted 2019/06/15 08:02:22

Embattled Hong Kong leader Lam suspends China extradition bill

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Saturday delayed indefinitely a proposed law to allow people to be extradited to mainland China for trial after widespread anger and large-scale protests in the Asian financial hub.


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Posted 2019/06/15 07:34:46

Hong Kong leader Lam to meet media at 3 p.m. on Saturday: statement

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will meet the media at 3 p.m. (0700 GMT) on Saturday, a government statement said, amid reports the government will suspend a proposed bill on extradition to mainland China that sparked protests.


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Posted 2019/06/15 05:41:21

China denies hit and run as pressure builds on Duterte to speak up

China has rejected Philippine allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea, as pressure builds on President Rodrigo Duterte to take a tougher line.


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Posted 2019/06/15 05:32:08

Trump presses Lockheed to keep open a Pennsylvania plant slated for closure

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged Lockheed Martin Corp to keep open its Sikorsky helicopter plant in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, a week after the weapons maker announced the planned closure of the facility.


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Posted 2019/06/15 02:13:50

U.S. focus is to build global consensus after Mideast oil tanker attacks: Shanahan

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is focused on building international consensus following attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East that the United States has blamed https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-attacks/trump-blames-iran-for-tanker-attacks-fears-of-confrontation-rise-idUSKCN1TF0CA on Iran, acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Friday.


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Posted 2019/06/15 00:25:06

U.S. court lets Trump transgender military ban stand, orders new review

A U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a victory in his effort to ban most transgender people from the military, ordering a judge to reconsider her ruling against the policy, which the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed to take effect.


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Posted 2019/06/15 00:22:27

Turkey seeks jail terms for two Bloomberg reporters

A Turkish court has accepted an indictment requesting a jail sentence for two Bloomberg reporters and 36 other people after a complaint about the reporters filed by the country's banking watchdog (BDDK).


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Posted 2019/06/14 23:04:33

U.S. to launch public hearings on additional China tariffs next week

The U.S. Trade Representative's Office on Monday will kick off seven days of testimony from U.S. retailers, manufacturers and other businesses about President Donald Trump's plan to hit another $300 billion worth of Chinese goods with tariffs.


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Posted 2019/06/14 22:57:25

U.S. Justice Department set to decide on T-Mobile, Sprint merger as soon as next week: source

The U.S. Justice Department is set to decide as early as next week whether to approve the $26.5-billion merger of wireless carriers T-Mobile USA and Sprint Corp, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday.


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Posted 2019/06/14 22:37:27

Apollo in talks to finance Dish Network bid for T-Mobile, Sprint assets - sources

Private equity group Apollo Global Management is in talks with satellite TV provider Dish Network to finance a bid for wireless assets that will be divested in the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint Corp, according to two people familiar with the matter.


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Posted 2019/06/14 22:37:27

Mnuchin on solid ground in withholding Trump tax returns: Justice Department

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin did not violate the law by refusing to provide President Donald Trump's tax returns to Congress because the confidentiality of returns is protected under the law, the Justice Department said in a legal opinion released on Friday.


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Posted 2019/06/14 21:47:31

Venezuelans rush to Peru border ahead of migration crackdown

Thousands of Venezuelans rushed to Peru's northern border on Friday in hopes of entering the Andean country before it imposes tough immigration requirements at midnight, as one of the hitherto most welcoming destinations for the migrants in South America closes another door to them.


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Posted 2019/06/14 21:43:49

Wall Street ends down; Broadcom warning hits chip stocks

U.S. stocks ended lower on Friday as investors were cautious going into next week's Federal Reserve meeting, while a warning from Broadcom of a broad weakening in global demand weighed on chipmakers and added to U.S.-China trade worries.


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Posted 2019/06/14 21:25:15

Global stocks dip as Fed meeting looms, oil climbs on geopolitical fears

U.S. stocks ended nominally lower on Friday as investors awaited next week's Federal Reserve meeting for signs of imminent easing, while the U.S.-Iran confrontation in the Gulf of Oman added to geopolitical uncertainty, sending oil prices higher.


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Posted 2019/06/14 20:45:48

Eletro-belts, spiked batons, even a gas chamber: EU seeks ban on trade in torture items

Trade in instruments for torture and execution should be illegal and could one day be banned under an initiative spearheaded by the European Union, Argentina and Mongolia, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told Reuters on Friday.


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Posted 2019/06/14 19:44:24

Democratic contenders Biden, Sanders to face off in Miami debates

U.S. Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden will appear on the same stage with Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg and six other rivals during the second of two nights of candidate debates scheduled for later this month in Miami.


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Posted 2019/06/14 19:41:32

U.S. cities propose framework for nationwide opioid settlement talks

Lawyers for counties and municipalities suing drug manufacturers and distributors over their alleged roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic on Friday pitched a novel plan that would bring all 24,500 communities nationally into their negotiations for billions of dollars in settlements.


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Posted 2019/06/14 19:36:02

U.S. court rules against Trump administration in immigrant teen abortion case

A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that the U.S. government cannot deny access to abortions for unaccompanied immigrant minors in federal custody, delivering a blow to a Trump administration policy.


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Posted 2019/06/14 19:22:21

U.S. blames Iran for attack on oil tankers, Tehran calls accusation alarming

Iran said on Friday it was alarming and wrong of the United States to blame Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf, after an incident that has raised concerns about a new confrontation in the vital oil shipping route.


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Posted 2019/06/14 12:12:25