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Friday, Nov 30


German Air Force says Merkel plane landed early due to electric failure


BERLIN (Reuters) - An electronic failure caused a plane carrying Chancellor Angela Merkel to the G20 summit in Argentina to made an unscheduled landing, a German Air Force spokesman said on Friday. "The (electronic) distribution box was…

Desperate Indian farmers march on parliament


More than 300,000 Indian farmers have killed themselves in the last two decades mainly because of poor irrigation, failed crops and being unable to pay back loans. Participants marched through central Delhi chanting slogans and holding…


Don Lemon Can't Stop Laughing As An Old Manafort Clip Comes Back To Haunt Trump


An old clip of Paul Manafort attempting to defend President Donald Trump is

MH370 kin give five debris pieces to Putrajaya, want search resumed


PUTRAJAYA, Nov 30 — A group representing families of those aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 handed to Malaysian authorities today five pieces of debris purportedly from the plane's wreckage. The group calling itself Voice370…


Asian markets mostly rise ahead of Trump-Xi, oil extends gains


Asian markets mostly rose Friday bringing a broadly upbeat week to a positive end as attention turns to the much-anticipated meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. Energy firms enjoyed gains after a rally in oil prices, while high…


Merkel protege and old rival battle to lead Germany's ruling party


By Paul Carrel. DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - The race to succeed Angela Merkel as leader of Germany's ruling conservatives, and take pole position to succeed her as chancellor, is going down to the wire. Two frontrunners have emerged…


Aussie kids skip school for mass climate protest


Thousands of Australian students skipped school Friday to join nationwide protests demanding government action on climate change. The demonstrations were held as more than a hundred bushfires blazed in scorching temperatures in the…

US pilots want more training on new Boeing jet after crash


DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says its pilots will get more instruction on an automated anti-stall system on certain new Boeing jets, and American Airlines pilots are also seeking more training. The system is under scrutiny after a…

Why I'd pick the HSBC share price to beat a no-deal Brexit


The unthinkable could be about to happen — we really could see the UK leaving the European Union in a no-deal Brexit disaster. The Prime Minister might have got her proposed deal endorsed by what's left of her cabinet and by the EU bigwigs…


Air New Zealand Christmas ad replicates Trump's U.N. laughter moment


An Air New Zealand advertisement released for the Christmas season this week takes a dig at U.S. President Donald Trump by portraying an American boy wearing a "Make Christmas Great Again" red cap being laughed at by other children on…

Chinese President Xi Jinping Arrives in Argentina for G20 Summit


Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday evening to attend the G20 summit.


Handful of caravan migrants launch hunger strike at U.S. border


Members of the 6,000-strong caravan, mostly migrants from Honduras, have been sleeping outdoors, on cold floors or on mats in an overcrowded shelter since they arrived in Tijuana city across the border from San Diego, California, three…

UK PM May says focused on December 11 parliament Brexit vote


BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she was focused on persuading lawmakers to back her Brexit deal at a vote in parliament on Dec. 11 rather than preparing a "plan B." May secured an agreement with…

Pentagon looks to exoskeletons to build 'super-soldiers'


Worn over a pair of pants, the battery-operated exoskeleton uses a suite of sensors, artificial intelligence and other technology to aid natural movements. For the U.S. military, the appeal of such technology is clear: Soldiers now deploy…

Exclusive: Boeing eyes Lion Air crash software upgrade in 6-8 weeks


SEATTLE/PARIS (Reuters) - Boeing Co is weighing plans to launch a software upgrade for its 737 MAX in six to eight weeks that would help address a scenario faced by the Lion Air crew during last month's deadly crash in Indonesia, two…

S. Koreans go to North for railway reconnection survey


A train carrying South Korean engineers and officials crossed into the North on Friday to begin a landmark joint survey to reconnect railway tracks between the two Koreas. It is the first time since 2007 a train from the South has entered…


Oil prices gain as investors eye Fed relief on interest rates


Oil prices gained Thursday after the US benchmark slid below $50 a barrel following reports Russia could join a production cut at next month's OPEC meeting.

Mueller eyes Ivanka and Don Jr.’s work on Trump Tower Moscow


Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Trump’s efforts to build a skyscraper in Moscow has led him to ask questions about the role two of the president’s children played in attempting to secure a Russian real estate…

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Michael Cohen’s New Guilty Plea


It's been nearly eight months since the FBI raided Michael Cohen's New York

California Democratic Party chair resigns amid sexual misconduct investigation


The chairman of the California state Democratic Party said on Thursday he would resign amid allegations that he engaged in unspecified sexual misconduct with party staffers. Eric Bauman, a key player in Democrats' recent electoral…


The Latest: Alderman responds to search-warrant reports


CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on federal agents executing search warrants at the City Hall office of a powerful Chicago alderman (all times local):

If Trump Thinks Michael Cohen’s Plea Is Bad, Wait Till Dems Run The House Intel Committee


WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen Just Undermined One of Donald Trump's Key Russia Arguments


The President has long claimed that he has no business dealings with Russia

Floyd Mayweather, DJ Khaled charged by SEC for pumping crypto


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is making an example out of boxer Floyd Mayweather and rapper DJ Khaled. The SEC announced on Thursday it has settled charges against both celebrities for “unlawfully touting” initial coin…

Thursday, Nov 29


Republicans Sink Trump Judicial Nominee Hostile To Black Voters' Rights


WASHINGTON ― In a shocking defeat for President Donald Trump, Sen. Tim Scott

Pilot jailed after preparing to fly when 10 times over the alcohol limit


A pilot has been jailed for 10 months after preparing to fly a passenger jet from an airport while 10 times over the alcohol limit. First officer Katsutoshi Jitsukawa from Japan, was arrested at Heathrow after failing a breath test just 50…

Senators Praise Mueller, Want Cohen to Testify Again to Congress


“Michael Cohen’s indictment and guilty plea is once again an example that you cannot lie to Congress without consequences," said Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina in a statement Thursday.

Best Buy kicks off 20 days of doorbuster deals on tech and gadgets this weekend


With the dust from Black Friday and Cyber Monday barely settled, Best Buy is pressing right ahead with yet another discount-heavy promotion for holiday shoppers still hungry for deals on tech products like MacBooks and 4K TVs. The retailer…

The Latest: Walking dead march in Buenos Aires before summit


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Latest on the Group of 20 summit in Argentina (all times local):

Report: Search warrants served at Chicago alderman's office


CHICAGO (AP) — Federal agents executed search warrants at the City Hall office of a powerful Chicago alderman on Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation, the Chicago Tribune reported.