Japan, SKorean envoys, execs discuss ways to cool tensions

Business leaders from Japan and South Korea have met in Tokyo seeking ways to cope with a flare up in tensions between the two U.S. allies

UN links Kenyan military to attacks on Somalia’s top telecom

UN report links Kenyan military to attacks on Somalia’s largest telecommunications provider

Huawei sells folding smartphone with no Google…

Huawei starts selling foldable Mate X smartphone without Google apps or U.S.-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington

Workers strike at South Africa’s state-owned airline

Strike begins at South Africa’s state-owned airline as workers fear nearly 1,000 job cuts

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Stock prices surge on bullish talk on China-US…

Asia stocks surge on bullish talk on China-US trade deal

Esper defends as fair Pentagon contract disputed…

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he’s certain the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly

Partisan vote likely for Export-Import Bank…

The Democratic-controlled House is on track to pass a measure renewing the charter of the Export-Import Bank, a U.S. agency that provides loans and other help to foreign buyers of U.S. exports

Arizona’s tiny desert owl has new chance for…

Environmental groups say a tiny desert owl that makes its nest inside Arizona’s saguaro cactus has a new chance for federal protection

Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½-hour…

Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½-hour London-Sydney flight

North Korea says it issued ultimatum to South over resort

North Korea says it has issued an ultimatum to South Korea that it will tear down South Korean-made facilities at Diamond Mountain resort if the South continues to ignore its demands to clear them out

Court rules Trump EPA unlawfully ignored…

A federal appeals court says the Trump administration unlawfully excluded millions of tons of some of the most dangerous materials in public use from a safety review

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Oklahoma governor digs in on gambling showdown…

Oklahoma’s new Republican governor is doubling down on his position that the state’s gambling compacts with Indian tribes expire at the end of the year, setting up a potential legal showdown with some of the state’s most powerful entities

Safety board says more people died in plane crashes in 2018

Federal safety officials say that deaths in U.S. plane crashes rose 15% last year after declining before that

Ford recalls F-150s; loose cable can cause stalling or fires

Ford is recalling over 168,000 F-150 pickup trucks in North America to fix an electrical problem that could cause engine stalling or fires

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Wall Street capped a day of listless trading with the S&P 500 hitting a record high for the second day in a row after notching a slight gain in the final minutes of trading

Buffett’s firm adds stake in RH, trims Wells Fargo holdings

Warren Buffett’s company has added new investments in luxury retailer RH and Occidental Petroleum while trimming its Wells Fargo holdings

US panel backs wider use of fish oil to prevent heart attack

US health experts recommend wider use of prescription-strength fish oil to help prevent heart problems

AP Source: Champions League TV rights in Britain…

The Associated Press has learned the rights to broadcast Champions League games in Britain have been retained by BT Sport

Wall Street feuds with Warren, much to her…

Elizabeth Warren’s feud with Wall Street escalates, with billionaires saying Warren “vilifies” successful people

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NASA warned of safety risks in delayed private…

NASA faces safety risks in flying its astronauts on SpaceX and Boeing capsules

Nation’s largest utility in long-term deals to…

Tennessee Valley Authority officials say most of the local companies that receive power generated by the utility have signed long-term partnership agreements, but some of its biggest customers still have not agreed to the 20-year deals

New Jersey seeks $640M from Uber for…

New Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors