International News

Iraq seeks exemption from U.S. sanctions on Iran, PM says

Iraq will send a delegation to the United States seeking an exemption from sanctions against Iran that would allow it to keep importing Iranian gas, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday.

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Lebanon's Aoun says Israeli anti-tunnel action no risk to peace

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday he saw no risk to peace from an operation by Israel's military to disable cross-border tunnels it says were dug into its territory by Hezbollah guerrillas.

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Argentine court convicts former Ford executives for rights abuses

An Argentine court has convicted two former executives of a local Ford Motor plant of participating in the kidnapping of company workers during the country's dictatorship in the 1970s, a lawyer for victims of the crimes said on Tuesday.

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Ford Argentina says was not named in dictator-era torture case

Ford Argentina said in a statement on Tuesday that it was not named in a dictator-era torture case and that it had cooperated fully with prosecutors.

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Stay or go? Syrian refugees face a life-changing choice

As the bus pulled out of a Beirut car park heading for Damascus, Ahmed Sheikh waved from the window, excited, he said, to be returning home to Syria after years as a refugee in Lebanon.

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After May asks for help, Germany's Merkel says no more Brexit negotiations

German leader Angela Merkel ruled out further negotiations on Brexit on Tuesday but said efforts were being made to give Britain reassurances after Prime Minister Theresa May abruptly pulled a parliamentary vote at home because she faced defeat.

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EU president Austria says Brexit deal cannot be renegotiated

The Brexit deal between Britain and the European Union cannot be renegotiated but the EU should consider giving assurances on the so-called Irish backstop without reopening the deal, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's office said on Tuesday.

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Macron's concessions set to blow out French deficit

France is on course to overshoot the European Union's budget deficit ceiling next year without new spending cuts after President Emmanuel Macron caved in to anti-government street protests.

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11.Dec.2018


U.N. proposes Yemen's warring parties pull out of key port: sources

The United Nations proposed at initial talks between Yemen's warring parties on Tuesday that they withdraw from the contested port city of Hodeidah, a lifeline for millions facing famine, and place it under the control of an interim entity.

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French banks agree with Macron to freeze fees in 2019 to appease protests

The bosses of France's major banks accepted to freeze the fees they charge households next year in a show of support for President Emmanuel Macron's plan to appease "yellow vest" protests that have rocked central Paris in the past weekends.

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Politics

Reuters: Health News

Top Stories

AP Top News at 11:20 a.m. EDT
  1. In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes, according to Comey's notes of the talks obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday night....
  2. Ex-FBI deputy director 'disappointed' in Comey comments

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lawyer for fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe says his client is "very upset and disappointed" with some comments by his former boss James Comey....
  3. AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans largely fear the country's relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea....
  4. First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

    HAVANA (AP) -- Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all....
  5. Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest chapter in years-long, wide-ranging scandal at the banking giant. However, it appears that none of the $1 billion will go directly to the victims of Wells Fargo's abuses....
  6. 'This is my real life': Where Trump's travel ban hits home

    NEW YORK (AP) -- At the New York City convenience store where he works the overnight shift, Radad Alborati takes a sip of coffee and surveys his life....
  7. Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- President Donald Trump's lawyer is asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president....
  8. Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 2 Palestinians

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Thousands of Palestinians joined the fourth weekly protest on Gaza's border with Israel on Friday, some burning tires or flying kites with flaming rags dangling from their tails. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops firing from across the border fence, health officials said....
  9. EPA head showed penchant for travel, drivers even before DC

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Scott Pruitt's penchant for travel and concerns about security were notable even before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to newly obtained records that show that as Oklahoma's attorney general he frequently traveled out-of-state for appearances before conservative groups and used an office investigator as a driver....
  10. As Prince's health waned, alarm grew in inner circle

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction - yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday....

Technology

Huawei CFO back in court as Canadian said to be detained in China

A former Canadian diplomat has been detained in China, two sources said on Tuesday, just hours before a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co [HWT.UL] returned to a packed Vancouver courtroom for a bail hearing that has angered Beijing.

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Google has 'no plans' to launch Chinese search engine: CEO

Google has "no plans" to relaunch a search engine in China though it is continuing to study the idea, Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told a U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday amid increased scrutiny of big tech firms.

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Defunct startup Sidecar sues Uber: 'hell-bent on stifling competition'

Defunct startup Sidecar Technologies Inc, which pioneered on-demand ride-hailing, is suing Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], alleging it engaged in predatory pricing and anticompetitive practices that ultimately put Sidecar out of business.

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Apple launches payments service in Germany following delay

Apple has launched its mobile payments service in Germany, four years after its start in the United States and trailing Google, which started its payments app in the country in June.

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11.Dec.2018


China court bans sales of older iPhone models in Apple-Qualcomm global battle

A Chinese court has ordered a sales ban of some older Apple Inc iPhone models in China for violating two patents of chipmaker Qualcomm Inc, though intellectual property lawyers said enforcement of the ban was likely still a distant threat.

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Valeo expects more than 25 percent of global car market to be hybrid in 2026

French auto parts maker Valeo expects mild hybrid cars to make up more than 25 percent of the world car market in 2026, its innovation director Guillaume Devauchelle said on Tuesday.

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Chinese hacking against U.S. on the rise: U.S. intelligence official

A senior U.S. intelligence official warned on Tuesday that Chinese cyber activity in the United States had risen in recent months, and the targeting of critical infrastructure in such operations suggested an attempt to lay the groundwork for future disruptive attacks.

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Uber's dominant size may rob smaller Lyft of its IPO oxygen

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and smaller rival Lyft are driving side-by-side on the road to a stock market debut, and that may not bode well for Lyft as investors decide where to place their bets in the ride-hailing sector.

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Cryptoassets should be 'outlawed': Allianz GI CEO

The head of one of Europe's largest asset managers has called for global regulators to ban cryptoassets, scorning them for wiping out people's savings.

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11.Dec.2018


Fintech startup Plaid valued at $2.65 billion in latest funding round: source

Fintech startup Plaid has raised $250 million in its latest funding round led by one of Silicon Valley's top investors, Mary Meeker, which according to a source familiar with the matter values the company at $2.65 billion.

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