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Israeli election too close to call, Netanyahu weakened: exit polls

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 6:29pm
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's battle for political survival looked set to stretch on after exit polls following Tuesday's election showed the race too close to call and Israel's longest-serving leader weakened.
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Israel's Lieberman calls for unity government

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 6:29pm
Israel's former defense chief Avigdor Lieberman, a possible kingmaker in the parliamentary election held on Tuesday, called for a national unity government after exit polls showed no clear winner at the ballot.
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House panel asks Boeing CEO to testify October 30 on 737 MAX

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 6:27pm
The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday formally asked Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg to testify on the now grounded 737 MAX that has been involved in two deadly crashes since October 2018 that killed 346 people.
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Trump says China trade deal could come before U.S. election, or not

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 6:25pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration could seal a deal on trade with China before the U.S. presidential election, or an agreement could be reached the day after U.S. voters go to the polls.
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Cut and run: How U.S. stocks react in Fed easing cycles

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 6:25pm
Not all U.S. rate-cutting cycles are created equal, at least when it comes to how the stock market reacts.
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Five ways the Fed's expected rate cut could affect consumers

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 6:24pm
If the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates as expected on Wednesday, the decision could have wide-ranging implications for consumers' wallets.
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GM stops paying for health insurance for striking union workers; talks continue

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 6:21pm
General Motors Co shifted health insurance costs for its striking workers to the United Auto Workers union as its members walked the picket line for the second day on Tuesday.
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Top U.S. antitrust regulators admit to infighting on big tech probe

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 6:19pm
The top U.S. antitrust regulators admitted at a congressional hearing on Tuesday that they had wasted time arguing over who would investigate which tech company, as they take on major probes of firms like Alphabet's Google for allegedly using their market power unfairly.
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Migrant mothers and children sue U.S. over asylum ban

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 6:17pm
More than 125 migrant mothers and children have sued the U.S. government, claiming the Trump administration has violated the rights of asylum-seekers through the arbitrary and capricious implementation of a virtual asylum ban at the southern border.
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Ex-campaign chief defends Trump, defies Democrats at impeachment hearing

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 6:09pm
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager on Tuesday acknowledged that his former boss enlisted him to try to limit the Russia election interference inquiry but defended Trump and tangled with Democrats during pugnacious testimony to a U.S. congressional panel mulling whether to impeach the president.
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Saudi oil attacks came from southwest Iran, U.S. official says, raising tensions

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 6:05pm
The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, an assessment that further increases tension in the Middle East.
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Saudi Arabia to restore oil output fully by end of September: energy minister

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 6:05pm
Saudi Arabia will restore its lost oil production by the end of September and has managed to recover supplies to customers to the levels they were at prior to weekend attacks on its facilities by drawing from its huge oil inventories.
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Democrats urge new probe of Kavanaugh, impeachment inquiry

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 6:00pm
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged a House of Representatives panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, while a Democratic lawmaker filed an impeachment resolution in the wake of new allegations of sexual misconduct by the conservative judge when he was in college in the 1980s.
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U.S. Democrats urge new probe of Kavanaugh, impeachment inquiry

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 5:40pm
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged a House of Representatives panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, while a Democratic lawmaker filed an impeachment resolution in the wake of new allegations of sexual misconduct by the conservative judge when he was in college in the 1980s.
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Trump says he does not want war after attack on Saudi oil facilities

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 5:38pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia but stressed he did not want to go to war, as the attacks sent oil prices soaring and raised fears of a new Middle East conflict.
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Saudi Arabia to invite U.N. experts to investigate oil attack: statement

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 5:38pm
Saudi Arabia will invite international experts including from the United Nations to participate in investigating an attack on its oil facilities and called on the world to condemn those behind it, its foreign ministry said on Monday.
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Attacks on Saudi oil facilities - what will it mean for consumers?

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 5:38pm
The attack on Saudi facilities on Saturday caused the biggest oil supply disruption for more than 50 years. Here is what it could mean for consumers:
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Ex-campaign chief defends Trump, battles Democrats at fierce impeachment hearing

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 5:31pm
Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and close confidant, on Tuesday vigorously defended his former boss and lashed out at Democrats but repeatedly dodged their questions during a contentious hearing before a U.S. congressional panel considering whether to impeach Trump.
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Saudi-style drone attacks not seen as major U.S. risk, experts say

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 5:30pm
The style of attack used against oil plants in Saudi Arabia that knocked out half of the country's production on Saturday is unlikely to be a risk in the United States, energy and security experts say.
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Trump says U.S. does not need Middle East oil, but cargoes keep coming

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 5:30pm
Amid a flurry of Twitter posts on Monday morning, U.S. President Donald Trump turned to the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities and assured his audience the United States had become such a big producer it no longer needed oil from the Middle East. (See tweet https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1173560246863876096)
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