U.S. appeals court narrows Trump birth control ruling

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 16:00
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday narrowed an order that had blocked President Donald Trump's administration from enforcing new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women's birth control.
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Accused Russian agent Butina pleads guilty in U.S. to conspiracy

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 15:39
A Russian woman pleaded guilty in a U.S. court on Thursday to a single conspiracy charge in a deal with prosecutors and admitted to working with a top Russian official to infiltrate a powerful gun rights group and make inroads with American conservative activists and the Republican Party as an agent for Moscow.
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Main suspect in Strasbourg attack has been killed: police sources

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 15:38
The suspected gunman, who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg on Tuesday, has been killed, two police sources said on Thursday.
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China says second Canadian being probed for harming state security

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 15:26
Canadian businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, is being investigated on suspicion of harming China's security, China said on Thursday, days after a former Canadian diplomat was detained in an escalating diplomatic row.
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Shots heard in Strasbourg district, police operation underway: Reuters witness

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 15:17
At least three gunshots have been fired in the La Meinau district of Strasbourg where a police operation was underway on Thursday, a Reuters journalist in the area said.
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U.S. government posts $205 billion deficit in November

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 14:51
The U.S. federal government ran a $205 billion deficit in November, according to data released on Thursday by the Treasury Department.
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Republicans set resolution blaming Saudi prince for journalist's death

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 13:11
The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he would introduce on Thursday legislation holding Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and insisting on accountability for those responsible for his death.
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Virgin Galactic advances space tourism with successful test

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 12:46
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping off years of difficult testing to become the first U.S. commercial human flight to reach space since America’s shuttle program ended in 2011.
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Vitol, rival oil traders in spotlight of Brazil bribery probe

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 12:44
Brazil's epic "Car Wash" corruption investigation has taken down presidents and elite businessmen, and led to the largest corporate leniency deal ever signed.
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Factbox: The trading firms under investigation in Brazil graft probe

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 12:44
Last week, Brazilian investigators accused four of the world's largest oil-trading firms of participating in a corruption scheme focused on Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras.
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Apple plans new $1 billion campus for Austin, Texas

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 12:34
Apple Inc said on Thursday it would spend $1 billion to build a second campus in Austin, Texas, that will house up to 15,000 workers as part of a broader push by U.S. companies to create more domestic jobs.
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Trump says trade deal pays for border wall, Democrats scoff

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 12:34
U.S. Democratic leaders rebuked President Donald Trump on Thursday for saying Mexico will pay for a border wall through a new trade deal, while Mexico's new president said the topic has not come up in his talks with Trump.
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Police hunt Strasbourg market gunman, dead or alive

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 12:32
Armed French police launched an operation in Strasbourg's Neudorf neighborhood on Thursday as they pursue the hunt for a gunman who killed three people in an attack on a Christmas market.
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Flurry of Democrats expected to enter 2020 White House race in coming weeks

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 12:30
A rush of Democrats will likely announce U.S. presidential bids in January in an unusually early start to the 2020 election cycle, lining up for what is poised to be a crowded race to take on President Donald Trump.
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Yemen's warring parties agree to ceasefire in Hodeidah and U.N. role

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 12:22
Yemen's warring parties agreed on Thursday to cease fighting for the Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah and withdraw their troops, the first significant breakthrough for U.N.-led peace efforts in five years of conflict.
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Wall Street pares gains after trade-fueled rally

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 12:10
U.S. stocks gave up early gains on Thursday, as a rally sparked by progress in U.S.-China trade talks faded, with investors moving into defensive sectors such as real estate and utilities.
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U.S. labor market tightening; inflation pressures muted

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 11:49
The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits tumbled to near a 49-year low last week, which could ease concerns about a slowdown in the labor market and economy.
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Stocks edge up on trade hopes; Euro dips after ECB

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 11:37
A gauge of world equities climbed for a third straight session on U.S. trade hopes on Thursday and the pound and the euro eased after the latest bout of Brexit drama and ECB announcement.
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May expects no quick Brexit breakthrough as she seeks EU help

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 11:35
Britain's weakened prime minister, Theresa May, said on Thursday she did not expect to secure a quick breakthrough in Brexit talks that would give her fractured party the reassurances needed to get her deal through parliament.
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Highlights: EU leaders arrive for two-day summit dominated by Brexit

World News - Thu, 2018-12-13 11:35
European Union leaders arrive in Brussels for two days of talks on Brexit, the euro zone, migration and Russia, among others.
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