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Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint see Huawei shun clinching U.S. deal – sources

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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp believe their foreign owners’ offer to stop using Huawei Technologies equipment will help with the United States clearing their $26 billion merger deal, sources said, underscoring the lengths to which Washington has gone to shut out the Chinese company. FILE PHOTO: People walk past a Read More

CVS defends settlement that allowed Aetna merger as judge assesses

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – CVS Health Corp (CVS.N) defended on Friday an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department which allowed it to purchase Health insurer Aetna for $69 billion, a settlement that a federal judge is still assessing. FILE PHOTO: Shoppers walk outside a CVS store and pharmacy in Medford, Massachusetts, U.S. December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Read More

U.S. says China should free Canadians held after Huawei arrest

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WASHINGTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said China should free two Canadian citizens who were detained this week after authorities in Canada arrested a senior Chinese technology executive on a U.S. extradition warrant. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference after the U.S.-Canada ministerial meeting at Read More

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint see U.S. security approval for deal after Huawei concessions – sources

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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp expect their merger to be approved by a U.S. national security panel as early as next week, after their respective parent companies said they would consider curbing their use of equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People Read More

Kosovo’s US-backed army: ‘A nominal claim to statehood & revenge on EU’

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Kosovo has upset just about everyone (except the US) by creating its army, in a move that researchers see as revenge against both Serbia and the EU, and an attempt to better stake a claim for the breakaway region’s sovereignty. On Friday, the parliament of the breakaway Serbian region of Kosovo voted to create a Read More

U.S. consumer spending strengthening in boost to economy

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending gathered momentum in November as households bought furniture, electronics and a range of other goods, which could further allay fears of a significant slowdown in the American economy even as the outlook overseas continued to darken. FILE PHOTO: Durable goods are seen on sale in a store in Los Read More

U.S. core retail sales accelerate in November

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending gathered momentum in November as households bought furniture, electronics and a range of other goods, which could further allay fears of a significant slowdown in the economy. FILE PHOTO: Durable goods are seen on sale in a store in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson The Read More

Pentagon corrects $331mn ‘accounting error,’ bills Saudis & UAE for refueling jets bombing Yemen

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The Pentagon is clawing back hundreds of millions of taxpayer-subsidized dollars it gifted to Saudi Arabia and the UAE over a three-year period, when it ‘accidentally’ refueled their aircraft for free during their war on Yemen. US Central Command is “in the process of seeking reimbursement from” the two countries for $331 million in fuel Read More

Tormented into a guilty plea? Experts denounce US ‘miscarriage of justice’ in Butina case

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Maria Butina’s only crime is that she is Russian, legal analysts told RT, attacking the US justice system for keeping her in solitary confinement until she admitted guilt to at least one of the many charges brought against her. “This is an utter and total miscarriage of justice,” retired CIA agent and whistleblower John Kiriakou Read More

Russian spy admits conspiracy to infiltrate US gun lobby

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A woman accused of being a spy for Russia has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in the US. Maria Butina’s plea comes as part of a deal reached with prosecutors after she indicated her willingness to co-operate with them. The 30-year-old previously denied trying to infiltrate the National Rifle Association and relaying intelligence on Read More