Trump decides against more North Korea sanctions at this time: source

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he has decided against imposing new large-scale sanctions on North Korea in a confusing tweet that seemed to imply he was reversing measures against two Chinese shipping companies, a U.S. administration source familiar with the matter said. The confusion began when Trump said on Twitter that he […]

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Change to 737 MAX controls may have imperiled planes, experts say

NEW YORK/SEATTLE (Reuters) – Much like tapping the brake pedal in a car to disengage cruise control, a sharp tug on the controls of older models of Boeing Co’s 737 used to shut off an automatic trim system that keeps the plane flying level, giving the pilot control. But Boeing disabled the “yoke jerk” function when it brought out the […]

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Exclusive: U.S. may soon pause preparations for delivering F-35s to Turkey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States could soon freeze preparations for delivering F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, officials told Reuters, in what would be the strongest signal yet by Washington that Ankara cannot have both the advanced aircraft and Russia’s S-400 air defense system. The United States is nearing an inflection point in a years-long standoff with Turkey, a NATO […]

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In sign of new dual rule, Kazakh leaders sticking together

ALMATY (Reuters) – Nursultan Nazarbayev remains omnipresent in Kazakh politics days after his surprise resignation, hinting he will effectively retain a share of power with the loyalist parliament speaker who automatically stepped into his shoes. In stepping down on Tuesday, Nazarbayev, the only ruler Kazakhstan has known since the Soviet era almost three decades ago, formally elevated Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to […]

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Victory over Islamic State to be announced after enclave searched: SDF

BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) – U.S.-backed Syrian forces were sweeping on Thursday through the final enclave that had been held by Islamic State fighters, and said they would declare the group defeated once a search for hidden mines and jihadist holdouts was complete. “Our forces are still conducting combing and search operations and as soon as they are finished we will […]

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Poland faces 5G slowdown without regulatory change: Ericsson

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland will fall behind the rest of Europe on 5G unless it makes regulatory changes, an Ericsson executive told Reuters, raising fresh concerns over the country’s plans as it considers excluding China’s Huawei from its 5G rollout. Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson is among the companies that could benefit should Poland bar Huawei from its 5G plans […]

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Chipmakers' shares rise after Micron predicts memory recovery

(Reuters) – Shares of semiconductor companies worldwide rose on Thursday, after U.S. chipmaker Micron Technology Inc predicted a recovery in a memory market saddled with oversupply as device demand sags. Micron said on Wednesday it saw recovery in the memory chip market, after reporting quarterly profit that beat analysts’ estimates as cost controls helped offset falling demand and prices. Micron’s […]

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Ionity plans 400 electric car charging stations in Europe by end-2020

STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) – Ionity, the European electric vehicle charging joint venture of Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler and Ford, is on track to install 400 loading stations in Europe by end-2020 and has plans for more. Ionity, which is not yet profitable, aims to install the 400 charging stations by the end of next year, with each having about 6 individual […]

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