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GOP-requested witness rejects Trump ‘conspiracy theories’ New! 2019-11-19 20:59:21WASHINGTON (AP) - Sought by Republicans to testify, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine spoke up instead for Democrat Joe Biden in Tuesday’

Alexander Vindman shoots down Democrats' 'bribery,' cover-up claims New! 2019-11-19 20:39:05The House impeachment hearings Tuesday did not move allegations of bribery closer to President Trump, as witnesses testimony mostly stuck to the trans

Sondland’s style created tension in EU before impeachment New! 2019-11-19 20:36:33BRUSSELS (AP) - Gordon Sondland didn’t come for coffee klatsch at European Union headquarters on Tuesday. Instead, Donald Trump’s diplomat

At least 3 killed in violence near Bolivian New! 2019-11-19 19:01:25El ALTO, Bolivia (AP) - Police and soldiers on Tuesday escorted gasoline tankers from a major Bolivian fuel plant that had been blockaded for five day

Bei Bei, an American-born panda, leaves Washington for New! 2019-11-19 18:52:26WASHINGTON (AP) - A specially equipped Boeing 777 jet took off from Dulles International Airport on Tuesday carrying a true Washington celebrity: Bei

U.S. survey sees Iran boosting forces when embargo New! 2019-11-19 18:52:04Fighter jets and main battle tanks will likely top Iran's shopping list when a U.N.-mandated arms embargo is set to be lifted next year, allowing its

AP Was There: Native Americans take over Alcatraz New! 2019-11-19 18:34:54On Nov. 20, 1969, dozens of Native Americans took over Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay to demand that the U.S. government recognize longstanding agr

Open Skies Treaty withdrawal plan spurs partisan battle New! 2019-11-19 18:33:59The Trump administration and House Democrats are clashing on another foreign policy front, with the fate of a landmark international treaty that allow

Iran will seek new fighter jets, tanks as New! 2019-11-19 17:59:00WASHINGTON (AP) - Iran will likely buy new advanced fighter jets and tanks next year when a U.N. Security Council arms embargo is scheduled to be lift

Former NSC official Tim Morrison said fears of New! 2019-11-19 16:57:55Tim Morrison, a former senior National Security Council official, said his fears about the Trump-Zelensky call being politicized have been realized. H

Impeachment hearings takeaways: Firsthand witnesses appear New! 2019-11-19 16:20:57WASHINGTON (AP) - There were attacks on the credibility of a witness in uniform, and hand-wringing by another witness on all that he knows now that he

Whitmer, on 1st trade trip, signs startup memo New! 2019-11-19 15:25:57LANSING, M (AP) - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who is in Israel for her first international trade trip, has signed a memorandum of understanding to identify

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New York latest state to sue e-cigarette maker New! 2019-11-19 17:02:53New York has joined the ranks of U.S. states suing the biggest e-cigarette maker, Juul Labs Inc., saying the company used deceptive marketing practice

Taliban free U.S., Australian hostages in prisoner swap New! 2019-11-19 15:58:24The Taliban on Tuesday freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures — a move that the i

Democrats call for review of Keystone pipeline following New! 2019-11-19 14:18:10Top U.S. House Democrats have called for a federal review of the Keystone pipeline and the agency that regulates it in the wake of 1.4-million-litre&n

'Squeal on Pigs' campaign launches to keep Canadian New! 2019-11-19 13:29:17Officials in Montana are marshalling their resources and enlisting the public's help to keep encroaching feral hogs from Canada at bay with a program

Epstein jail guards charged with falsifying records New! 2019-11-19 12:24:00Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were charged Tuesday with falsifying prison records.

EasyJet plans to offset carbon on all flights New! 2019-11-19 10:17:30European budget airline easyJet says it will become the first major carrier to operate net-zero carbon flights, offsetting carbon emissions from the f

Ken, Brad or James? Jeopardy tournament to determine 2019-11-19 09:21:12The three top money winners in Jeopardy history will vie for a share of $1.5 million in January.

Boeing scores at least 2 orders for grounded 2019-11-19 09:08:41Boeing's 737 Max jet got another boost at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday, this time with an order from Kazakhstan's newly-launched budget carrier as t

Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after nearly 10 2019-11-19 08:24:18A Swedish prosecutor dropped an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, ending the near decade-old case tha

More than 100 fires burn across Australia's east 2019-11-19 07:52:16Strong winds stoked more than 100 fires across Australia's east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings

Auto union now turns focus to Fiat Chrysler; 2019-11-19 07:13:08The United Auto Workers union on Monday turned its bargaining focus to Fiat Chrysler, raising the possibility of another strike against a Detroit auto

Impeachment witness Volker says he 'should have seen' 2019-11-19 04:25:32The second round of testimony in Tuesday's impeachment hearings is underway in Washington, with witnesses Tim Morrison of the National Security Counc


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Australia's Westpac slapped with 23 million money laundering New! 2019-11-19 23:52:17Regulators on Wednesday accused Australia's Westpac Banking Corp of 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering laws, saying the bank ignored red f

Factbox: The Australian financial crime regulator's accusations against New! 2019-11-19 23:52:04Australia's Westpac Banking Corp has been accused of 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering law, with regulators saying the company enabled pa

Asia shares lost in trade labyrinth, bonds get New! 2019-11-19 23:46:50Asian shares lost out to safe-harbour bonds on Wednesday as Sino-U.S. trade talks produced nothing but white noise, while concerns about a supply glut

Beijing tariff demands may expand U.S.-China 'phase one' New! 2019-11-19 23:20:32A "phase one" trade deal between the United States and China was supposed to be a limited agreement that would allow leaders from both countries to

Aston Martin launches first SUV, hopeful of a New! 2019-11-19 23:05:20Aston Martin, which has seen its share price plunge this year as sales failed to meet expectations after a stock market flotation, launched its first

Alibaba to price shares at HK$176 in $12.9 New! 2019-11-19 22:57:24Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will raise up to $12.9 billion in its Hong Kong secondary listing and is set to price its shares at HK$176 each, a 2

After meeting AFL-CIO, Pelosi says USMCA must be New! 2019-11-19 22:07:46U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday conditioned her support for a new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal on better enforcement of

U.S. Fed approves merger between BB&T, SunTrust Banks New! 2019-11-19 20:56:54The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Tuesday it approved a merger between BB&T Corp and SunTrust Banks Inc, sealing the biggest tie-up of banks since

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to pay states' lawyers, New! 2019-11-19 20:49:35OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP got court approval on Tuesday to reimburse millions of dollars in legal fees for states that back its proposed $10 bi

Uber, distracted backup driver cited by NTSB in New! 2019-11-19 20:48:36A U.S. safety agency on Tuesday faulted Uber for inadequate attention to safety and decisions in the company's autonomous vehicle development in an i

Amazon uses aggregated seller data to help business, New! 2019-11-19 20:46:54Amazon.com Inc uses "aggregated data" from sellers in its third-party marketplace to improve its overall business, the online retailer said in respo

GM not liable for punitive damages in ignition New! 2019-11-19 20:45:57A federal appeals court said General Motors Co is not liable for punitive damages over accidents that occurred after its 2009 bankruptcy and involved

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My Money: 'I used the same nappy for 2019-11-13 19:42:24As part of a new BBC blog series, Katie Holden shares what she spent her money on this week.

Pay rise plans: Is minimum wage enough to 2019-11-13 19:21:14Election promises of a rising minimum wage leave some bosses wondering how to fund staff pay rises.

Google is latest tech giant to reveal banking 2019-11-13 19:11:37Tech companies are increasingly wading into finance, raising regulatory questions.

Could 'invisible barcodes' revolutionise recycling? 2019-11-13 19:03:27A pilot is in progress to see if invisible barcodes on packaging can improve recycling rates.

General election 2019: Labour pledges to close gender 2019-11-13 17:30:26Labour vows to close the gap between the average hourly pay for men and women but Tories are critical.

Facebook removes 11.6 million child abuse posts 2019-11-13 12:54:14The latest figures for harmful content on Facebook highlight the enormity of the challenge to remove it.

Royal Mail wins bid to halt Christmas postal 2019-11-13 11:47:34The postal union says a decision by the High Court to block industrial action is an "utter outrage".

City watchdog slams own staff's 'shameful' toilet habits 2019-11-13 11:31:12The Financial Conduct Authority is "appalled" at the insanitary conduct of its own workers.

Toy sales slump as shops chase Christmas cheer 2019-11-13 09:32:54Parents have cut back on impulse buys and face the threat of shortages of festive favourites, analysts say.

'Berlin rocks,' says Elon Musk as he chooses 2019-11-13 08:52:19Elon Musk tells AutoExpress Brexit made the UK "too risky" for his first major European factory.

Inflation falls to three-year low as energy prices 2019-11-13 07:25:22Official data shows UK consumer prices rose 1.5% as a new price cap kept a lid on energy prices.

Trump speaks to 'his people' on Wall Street 2019-11-13 06:20:34Donald Trump gets a warm welcome from the New York financial community.