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Virgin Galactic crew reaches edge of space in flight milestone
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:11:30 -0500
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted to the edge of space on Thursday, capping off years of difficult testing to become the first U.S. commercial human flight to reach space since America's shuttle program ended in 2011.

Long-time GE bear ditches negative view, shares jump
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:09:30 -0500
A JP Morgan analyst who has long held a negative outlook on General Electric Co shares as they have tumbled upgraded his view on the conglomerate's stock on Thursday.

Police hunt Strasbourg market gunman, dead or alive
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 11:00:59 -0500
Armed French police launched an operation in Strasbourg's Neudorf neighborhood on Thursday as they pursue the hunt for a gunman who killed three people in an attack on a Christmas market.

U.S. to counter China, Russia influence in Africa: Bolton
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:57:45 -0500
The United States plans to counter the rapidly expanding economic and political influence of China and Russia in Africa, where the two nations use corrupt business practices with little regard for the rule of law, according to prepared remarks on Thursday by U.S. national security adviser John Bolton.

Bolton frustrated Western Sahara conflict has not been resolved
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:57:04 -0500
U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Thursday he had great "frustration" over the fact that the conflict in Western Sahara has not been resolved.

Flurry of Democrats expected to enter 2020 White House race in coming weeks
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:43:16 -0500
A rush of Democrats will likely announce U.S. presidential bids in January in an unusually early start to the 2020 election cycle, lining up for what is poised to be a crowded race to take on President Donald Trump.

May expects no quick Brexit breakthrough as she seeks EU help
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:33:54 -0500
Britain's weakened prime minister, Theresa May, said on Thursday she did not expect to secure a quick breakthrough in Brexit talks that would give her fractured party the reassurances needed to get her deal through parliament.

Highlights: EU leaders arrive for two-day summit dominated by Brexit
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:33:54 -0500
European Union leaders arrive in Brussels for two days of talks on Brexit, the euro zone, migration and Russia, among others.

Mexico's president did not discuss border wall with Trump
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:32:37 -0500
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday he has not discussed a proposed border wall with President Donald Trump, as the U.S. leader seemingly backtracked on threats to make Mexico pay for the controversial project.

Wall Street gains on trade optimism
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:24:59 -0500
U.S. stocks rose for a second day on Thursday, led by technology stocks, as sentiment was boosted by signs of progress between the United States and China over their bitter trade dispute.

Yemen's warring parties agree to Hodeidah ceasefire at end of peace talks
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:05:38 -0500
Yemen's warring parties agreed to a ceasefire in the Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah and placing it under local control at the close of talks on Thursday in a breakthrough for U.N.-led peace efforts to end the war.

Yemen's Houthis agree in principle to U.N. role at Sanaa airport
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:05:38 -0500
Yemen's Houthis have agreed in principle on a United Nation's role in Sanaa airport, a spokesman for the armed movement said in Sweden on Thursday.

Apple deepens ties with Austin, to spend $1 billion on new campus
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:49:24 -0500
Apple Inc said on Thursday it would spend $1 billion to build a second campus in Austin, Texas that will house up to 15,000 workers as part of a broader push by several U.S. companies to create more jobs at home.

U.S. weekly jobless claims near 49-year low; import prices fall
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 09:06:50 -0500
The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits tumbled to near 49-year lows last week, which could ease concerns about a slowdown in the labor market and economy.

U.S. weekly jobless claims drop to near 49-year low
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:35:55 -0500
The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits tumbled to near a 49-year low last week, which could ease concerns about a slowdown in the labor market and economy.

Trump intervention comment may be gift to Huawei CFO
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:32:03 -0500
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, released on bail on Tuesday to await a ruling on U.S. extradition at one of her luxury Vancouver homes, may have received welcome ammunition in court from an unlikely source - President Donald Trump.

Exclusive: China makes first big U.S. soybean purchase since Trump-Xi truce
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:30:41 -0500
China on Wednesday made its first major purchases of U.S. soybeans since President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping struck a trade war truce earlier this month, providing some relief to U.S. farmers who have struggled to find buyers for their record-large harvest.

Stocks wait for ECB signals, pound strong after Brexit drama
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:13:36 -0500
Santa made a lackluster attempt to deliver his traditional end of year rally on Thursday, as world stocks squeezed out a third day of gains and the pound and the euro both stayed firm after the latest bout of Brexit drama.

U.N. chief says Yemen's warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:12:39 -0500
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that Yemen's warring parties have agreed to a ceasefire in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah.

Beijing eases back on 'Made in China 2025' amid trade talks with U.S.
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:50:23 -0500
China appears to be easing its high-tech industrial development push, dubbed "Made in China 2025," which has long irked the United States, amid talks between the two countries to reduce trade tensions, according to new guidance to local governments.

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