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U.S. sanctions Venezuelan president's wife, ministers9/25/2018 2:38:35 PM The United States imposed new sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's wife and key members of his government, including the vice president and defense minister, accusing them of plundering the country's wealth and helping Maduro maintain his grip on power.China says U.S. putting 'knife to its neck', hard to proceed on trade9/25/2018 2:36:51 PM A senior Chinese official said on Tuesday it is difficult to proceed with trade talks with the United States while Washington is putting "a knife to China's neck", a day after both sides heaped fresh tariffs on each other's goods.Trump rejects any meeting with Iran's Rouhani at U.N. gathering9/25/2018 2:33:16 PM U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would not meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as world leaders gathered in New York but signaled he was open to a future meeting, despite simmering tensions over Tehran's nuclear deal.Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing its secrets to help Intel9/25/2018 2:31:43 PM Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday alleged that Apple Inc stole its trade secrets and gave them to Intel Corp to improve its chips, paving the way for Apple to use them instead of Qualcomm chips, the latest salvo in a drawn-out legal dispute between the companies.Judge to sentence Bill Cosby for sexual assault, capping his downfall9/25/2018 2:29:41 PM Bill Cosby will learn on Tuesday whether he will go to prison for sexual assault as a sentencing hearing in a Pennsylvania courtroom concludes, capping the comedian's downfall from "America's Dad" to disgraced felon.Trump says Iranians must 'change their tune' before any meeting9/25/2018 2:29:14 PM U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the Iranians have no choice but to change before a meeting with him can occur, but he looks forward to having a great relationship in the future.FDA is considering banning online sales of e-cigarettes: Gottlieb9/25/2018 2:24:20 PM U.S. regulators are considering banning the online sales of e-cigarettes, the head of the Food & Drug Administration Scott Gottlieb said on Tuesday.Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit9/25/2018 2:03:35 PM Instagram on Monday said co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned as chief executive officer and chief technical officer of the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook Inc, giving scant explanation for the move.UK's Labour set to vote against Brexit deal, open to second referendum9/25/2018 1:54:23 PM Britain's opposition Labour Party is set to vote against any deal Prime Minister Theresa May clinches with the European Union and is open to a second referendum with the option of staying in the bloc, Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said on Tuesday.Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh rejects 'false accusations'9/25/2018 1:18:57 PM U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said on Monday he would not step aside after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct decades ago, with President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans showing no signs of relenting in their push for his Senate confirmation.Full-blown trade war would cost jobs, growth and stability: WTO's Azevedo9/25/2018 12:54:59 PM A full-blown trade war would have serious effects on global economic growth and there would be no winners of such a scenario, the director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevedo, said on Tuesday.In Nigeria, Shell’s onshore roots still run deep9/25/2018 12:31:34 PM Royal Dutch Shell wants to reweight its footprint in Nigeria to focus on oil and gas fields far offshore, away from the theft, spills, corruption and unrest that have plagued the West African country's onshore industry for decades.Oil above $80 lifts stocks, offsets trade and bond market chill9/25/2018 12:23:39 PM European shares rose and Wall Street was set for a stronger open on Tuesday, as oil above $80 a barrel lifted energy shares, despite worries around the latest U.S.-China tariff round and central bank rate hikes.Michael Kors takes over fashion icon Versace in $2 billion deal9/25/2018 11:59:13 AM U.S. fashion group Michael Kors has agreed to buy Versace in a deal valuing the revered designer at $2 billion including debt, the companies said on Tuesday, making it the latest Italian brand to fall into foreign hands.Iran top aide dismisses U.S. meeting offer as 'Trump's dream'9/25/2018 11:52:35 AM The top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader on Tuesday rejected a U.S. offer for top-level meetings, as both countries' presidents were due to attend the U.N. General Assembly in New York.Iran says it has not sought meeting with Trump9/25/2018 11:51:58 AM Iran has not requested a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, a spokesman for Iran's mission to the United Nations said on Tuesday as the world's leaders prepared to meet in New York for the UN General Assembly.U.S. judge orders federal protection restored to Yellowstone grizzlies9/25/2018 11:44:07 AM A federal judge on Monday ordered Endangered Species Act protections restored to grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park, halting plans for the first licensed trophy hunts of the bears in the region in more than 40 years.Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit9/25/2018 11:43:48 AM A former Facebook Inc contract employee filed a lawsuit in California, alleging that content moderators who face mental trauma after reviewing distressing images on the platform are not being properly protected by the social networking company.U.S. judge suggests he may dismiss Stormy Daniels lawsuit against Trump9/25/2018 11:43:26 AM President Donald Trump likely had a free-speech right to make a Twitter comment disputing allegations by adult film actress Stormy Daniels, a federal judge said on Monday, indicating he was inclined to dismiss her defamation lawsuit against Trump.How Trump split Mexico and Canada in NAFTA talks9/25/2018 11:22:29 AM A day after winning the Mexican presidential election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took a congratulatory call from U.S. President Donald Trump. But Trump had something more important on his mind: Would Mexico's new president consider a bilateral trade deal?