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Global shares trend lower as world eyes Trump-Kim summit

Global shares trend lower as world eyes Trump-Kim summitTOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mostly lower in muted trading Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam.



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As Maduro holds on, Venezuela opposition eyes negotiated transition

As Maduro holds on, Venezuela opposition eyes negotiated transitionLast month, Venezuelan opposition leader and Congress chief Juan Guaido invoked the constitution to assume the interim presidency after declaring Maduro’s reelection in May 2018 illegitimate. In an effort to secure the backing of Venezuela’s military, Guaido proposed an amnesty for officers who turn on Maduro’s government. Amid fears the changes have stalled, opposition leaders have begun to talk in the past week about bringing ruling Socialist Party stalwarts into a potential transition government.



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Mueller eyes Manafort meeting with Russian partner in 2016: court filing

Mueller eyes Manafort meeting with Russian partner in 2016: court filingThe Aug. 2, 2016 meeting between Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik was one of several at which the two discussed a topic related to Ukraine, according to the transcript of a sealed Feb. 4 court hearing in Manafort’s criminal case in Washington. Mueller contends that Manafort lied about the number of times he and Kilimnik discussed the topic, the description of which is mostly redacted in the transcript. Andrew Weissmann, one of the prosecutors on Mueller’s team, told the judge that Manafort’s alleged lies about his meetings with Kilimnik were significant because they related to “what we think is going on, and what we think the motive here is.” “This goes, I think, very much to the heart of what the Special Counsel’s Office is investigating,” Weissmann said, according to the court transcript.



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U.S. eyes Taiwan risk as China's military capabilities grow

U.S. eyes Taiwan risk as China's military capabilities growThe senior U.S. defense intelligence official, who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity, did not predict that China’s military, known as the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), would take such a step but said such a possibility was the top worry as China expands and modernizes its military capabilities. “The biggest concern is that … they are getting to a point where the PLA leadership may actually tell Xi Jinping that they are confident in their capabilities,” the official said, referring to China’s president. Pressed on whether the official was referring to Chinese confidence in its capabilities to be able to successfully win a battle with Taiwan, the official said, “Well, specifically that would be the most concerning to me.” Taiwan is only one of a growing number of flashpoints in the U.S.-China relationship, including a trade war between the countries, U.S. sanctions on the Chinese military, and China’s increasingly muscular military posture in the South China Sea.



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'Bird Box Challenge' crash: Teen was driving with eyes covered, police say

'Bird Box Challenge' crash: Teen was driving with eyes covered, police sayPolice in Utah say a teen driver covered her eyes and participated in the so-called "Bird Box Challenge" when she crashed into another vehicle Monday.



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Imagining a school shooting through the gunman’s eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new video

Imagining a school shooting through the gunman’s eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new videoA chilling new public service announcement, released Monday by the gun violence prevention organization Sandy Hook Promise, depicts the moments leading up to a school shooting from the shooter’s perspective.



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

Mueller eyes Ivanka and Don Jr.’s work on Trump Tower MoscowSpecial 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 deal, sources told Yahoo News.



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

Exclusive: Boeing eyes Lion Air crash software upgrade in 6-8 weeksSEATTLE/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 people briefed on the matter said on Thursday. Crash investigators are focusing on the possibility that a new anti-stall system that repeatedly pushed the Lion Air jetliner’s nose down was being fed by erroneous data from a faulty sensor left in place after a previous hazardous flight. Boeing has said cockpit procedures that were applied on the previous flight are already in place to tackle such a problem, and that its 737 series remains safe to fly.



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WTO eyes China bid to slap stiff trade sanctions on US

WTO eyes China bid to slap stiff trade sanctions on USA World Trade Organization arbitrator will review Friday a Chinese request to impose more than $ 7 billion (nearly 6 billion euros) in annual sanctions on the United States over anti-dumping practices, a Geneva trade official said. The decision to appoint an arbitrator was reached during a special meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body convened to discuss developments in a five-year-old trade dispute between the world’s top two economies. Beijing had already warned earlier this month that it planned to ask the global trade body during the meeting for permission to impose $ 7.04 billion in annual trade sanctions on Washington in the case.



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Merkel eyes German EU chief: report

Merkel eyes German EU chief: reportGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel wants a compatriot as the next president of the European Commission, local media reported Wednesday, apparently backing away from a demand that the European Central Bank installs a German as head. “The highest priority for Merkel is no longer the ECB but rather the Commission,” reported the business daily Handelsblatt. The paper said Germany’s leader views the head of the Commission as more politically relevant than the same role within the ECB.



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