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Sessions limits U.S. judges' ability to dismiss deportation cases

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:51
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new limits on the ability of immigration judges to terminate deportation cases on Wednesday, the latest in a series of decisions to facilitate the removal of immigrants in the country illegally.

'Multiple victims' reported in shooting in Maryland

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:47
Several people were shot on Thursday in Perryman, Maryland, near an Army facility, and residents were asked to avoid the area, according to authorities.

VW rejects Trump envoy's take on Iran pullout

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:46
Carmaker Volkswagen AG rejected on Thursday a report suggesting it had decided against doing business in Iran after coming under pressure from Donald Trump's ambassador to Germany, saying its position on the country had not changed.

BlackRock's Fink: U.S. a short-term 'big winner' in China trade war

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:45
Larry Fink, chief executive of BlackRock , the world's largest asset manager, on Thursday said the United States is "a big winner" in the trade war with China "in the short-term," but not necessarily over time.

Rare auction showdown could decide fate of broadcaster Sky

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:40
A protracted $34 billion bidding war for European broadcaster Sky between U.S. rivals Comcast and Twenty-First Century Fox is likely to be settled by a quick-fire auction on Saturday.

EU leaders keep up pressure on May to take Brexit deal

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:39
By Gabriela Baczynska, Francois Murphy and Alastair Macdonald

UK's May says there is no EU counter-proposal for Brexit deal

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:38
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday there had been no counter proposal from the European Union for a Brexit deal that would be acceptable to Britain.

Irish PM says Britain's May promised him new border proposals

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:36
Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May told him she would make new proposals on the post-Brexit Irish border but presented nothing in writing.

Hurricane raises questions about rebuilding along North Carolina's coast

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:33
When Florence was raging last Friday on North Carolina's Outer Banks, the hurricane tore a 40-foot (12-meter) chunk from a fishing pier that juts into the ocean at the state's most popular tourist destination.

Trump chips away at liberal U.S. appeals court majorities

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:32
Aided by fellow Republicans in the Senate, President Donald Trump is rapidly filling vacancies on U.S. appeals courts, moving some that had liberal majorities closer to conservative control in an ideological shift that could benefit his administration.

Flooding expected to worsen in Carolinas in Florence's aftermath

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:26
Flooding from rain-swollen rivers was expected to worsen across the Carolinas on Thursday and the next couple of days in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which killed 36 people in three states, forecasters said.

Iran dismisses U.S. offer of talks, says Washington broke last deal

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:23
Iran hit back at a U.S. offer of negotiations on Thursday, saying Washington had violated the terms of the last big deal they agreed, the 2015 nuclear accord.

Dow hits record high as industrials gain on trade relief

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:23
The Dow Industrial Average on Thursday became the last of the benchmark indexes to regain record territory, boosted by gains in industrial companies on continued relief that fresh U.S. and China tariffs were less damaging than feared.

May says UK preparing for no deal if no acceptable Brexit proposals agreed

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:15
Britain is preparing to leave the European Union without an agreement on the terms of its departure unless there is a proposal it deems acceptable, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday.

British PM May confirms she will bring new proposal for Northern Ireland

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:14
British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed on Thursday that she would present the European Union with a new proposal to try to find agreement on a backstop to ensure an open border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Germany's Merkel sees a lot of work to do on Brexit by October

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:10
Substantial progress must be made on Brexit by October if a deal is to be struck in November, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday after leaders discussed a possible final Brexit summit for November.

Macron calls May's Chequers plan 'unacceptable', expects new proposals in October

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:09
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday the Brexit plan proposed by British Prime Minister's Theresa May was unacceptable in its current form and that he expected new proposals from Britain in October to sort out pending issues.

Aston Martin races ahead with up to $6.7 billion flotation

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 08:56
Luxury British carmaker Aston Martin is seeking a valuation of up to 5.07 billion pounds ($6.7 billion) from its stock market flotation next month and said it is prepared for any outcome from the Brexit talks.

U.S. ready to resume North Korea talks, seeks denuclearization by 2021

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 08:54
The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if Washington took unspecified actions.

Tesla Model 3 gets 5-star rating from U.S. safety agency

News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 08:54
Tesla Inc's Model 3 sedan has been awarded a five-star rating by the U.S. auto safety agency NHTSA in tests that are standard for cars in the United States.