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India court rejects probe of purchase of French fighter jets
| November 14th, 2019  4:19 AM
India court rejects probe of purchase of French fighter jets
NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Thursday rejected petitions seeking a probe into the government’s purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France’s Dassault Aviation over pricing issues. Three Supreme Court judges said they didn’t see any merit in the petitions filed by two former ministers and an activist seeking an investigation…
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Adam Schiff, Devin Nunes, Steve Castor
Debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory is knocked down - again
November 13th, 2019  6:02 PM

Debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory is knocked down - again

Ex-government health chief joins warnings about EPA proposal
Ex-government health chief joins warnings about EPA proposal
November 13th, 2019  4:38 PM

A former top government environmental health official is expressing alarm as the Trump administration moves forward with a proposal scientists say would upend how the U.S. regulates public health threats

Jerome Powell
Fed’s Powell sees steady growth, signals pause in rate cuts
November 13th, 2019  4:26 PM

Federal Reserve Chairman Powell expresses optimism on economy, sees rates unchanged

Jerry Brown
California sued again for requiring women on company boards
November 13th, 2019  2:56 PM

California's first-in-the-nation law requiring publicly held companies to put women on their boards of directors faces a second legal challenge

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Switzerland OKs linkup with EU’s emissions trading system
November 13th, 2019  12:56 PM

Switzerland has approved a change to its environmental legislation allowing companies to take part in the European Union’s emissions trading system

Adam Schiff
US stocks edge higher on Wall Street as Fed chairman speaks
November 13th, 2019  12:22 PM

Major U.S. stock indexes edged higher in midday trading Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers that the central bank is likely to hold off on another interest rate cut, unless the economy shows signs of worsening

Jerome Powell
The Latest: Powell says US unemployment could go lower
November 13th, 2019  11:47 AM

Fed Chair Powell says US unemployment rate could go lower without necessarily spurring inflation

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Powell to testify before Congress as Fed pauses rate cuts
November 13th, 2019  2:21 AM

Powell to testify before Congress as Fed officials voice support for pausing rate cuts

Truckers file 1st suit contesting California gig economy law
Truckers file 1st suit contesting California gig economy law
November 12th, 2019  9:24 PM

The California Trucking Association has filed what appears to be the first lawsuit challenging a sweeping new labor law that seeks to give wage and benefit protections to workers in the so-called gig economy

Pact reached to avert government shutdown through Dec. 20
Pact reached to avert government shutdown through Dec. 20
November 12th, 2019  6:51 PM

A top House lawmaker has announced that Congress will pass a governmentwide temporary spending bill to keep the government running through Dec. 20, forestalling a government shutdown as the House turns its focus to impeachment hearings

Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward
Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward
November 12th, 2019  2:18 PM

The Supreme Court is letting the lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting go forward

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Italian insurer Generali seeks art market leadership
November 12th, 2019  12:30 PM

Italian insurer Generali has tapped contemporary artist Maurizio Cattelan as it launches a program to cover art works

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Impeachment aside, federal budget remains a pressing matter
November 12th, 2019  11:31 AM

Impeachment hearings come at the very time that Capitol Hill usually tends to its mound of unfinished business, adding to complications in passing a budget and a trade deal

After boost from Perry, supporters got huge Ukraine gas deal
After boost from Perry, supporters got huge Ukraine gas deal
November 12th, 2019  7:42 AM

Ukraine awarded a potentially huge oil and gas contract to two political supporters of Energy Secretary Rick Perry just weeks after he recommended one of them as an adviser to Ukraine's new president

The Latest: EU asks UK to name commissioner even temporarily
The Latest: EU asks UK to name commissioner even temporarily
November 12th, 2019  7:27 AM

Even though the British government desperately wants to leave the EU, the bloc itself desperately wants a new U.K. Commissioner on its executive team, even if only for a few months

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The Latest: UK Labour Party hit by large-scale cyberattack
November 12th, 2019  5:38 AM

Britain's Labour Party says it has experienced a "sophisticated and large scale cyberattack" on its digital platforms

Donald Trump
Judge dismisses Trump lawsuit against NY over tax returns
November 11th, 2019  3:45 PM

A federal judge in Washington has dismissed a lawsuit from President Donald Trump against New York officials aimed at preventing the release of his tax returns

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After boost from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine
November 11th, 2019  3:25 PM

Ukraine awarded a potentially huge oil and gas contract to two political supporters of Energy Secretary Rick Perry just weeks after he recommended one of them as an adviser to Ukraine's new president

Lobbying by sitting Illinois lawmakers under scrutiny
Lobbying by sitting Illinois lawmakers under scrutiny
November 11th, 2019  11:27 AM

A federal bribery charge against an Illinois legislator has led to questions about whether lawmakers be allowed to lobby other units of government

After push from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine
After push from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine
November 11th, 2019  10:57 AM

Energy Secretary Rick Perry influenced Ukraine's energy policy as its new government sought military aid from the US to defend against Russian aggression and Trump's allies were ramping up efforts to spur an investigation into Joe Biden

Lebanon's Central Bank tries to calm nerves amid crisis
Lebanon's Central Bank tries to calm nerves amid crisis
November 11th, 2019  8:21 AM

Lebanon's Central Bank pledges to safeguard stability of national currency, protect depositors' money

650 seats, 46 million voters: The UK election in numbers
650 seats, 46 million voters: The UK election in numbers
November 10th, 2019  9:46 AM

650 seats, 46 million voters, 82 days to Brexit: Key numbers for Britain's Dec. 12 election

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Correction: Bondi-Conflicts story
November 9th, 2019  4:03 PM

Correction: Bondi-Conflicts story

Facebook is deleting the name of the potential whistleblower
Facebook is deleting the name of the potential whistleblower
November 8th, 2019  6:52 PM

Facebook says it is deleting the name of the person who has been identified in conservative circles as the whistleblower who spurred President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry

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