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December 11, 2018 11:38 PM Canadian Judge Grants Huawei CFO $7.5 Million Bail as U.S. Seeks Extradition

Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was granted bail by a Canadian court, allowing the executive to stay in her Vancouver home as she awaits a possible extradition to the U.S. over fraud charges. Justice William Ehrcke of the British Columbia Supreme Court agreed to release Meng after four former colleagues and friends joined 98

December 11, 2018 8:10 PM Sen. McConnell says has not given up hope of avoiding government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he has not given up hope that the U.S. Congress will find a way to keep the government open, as short-term funding is set to run out and a fight over President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall is raising the possibility of a shutdown. “We don’t know how long the discussion 148

December 11, 2018 5:03 PM Trump argues with top Democrats over border wall funding

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he was unlikely to come to an agreement with Democrats on Tuesday over border wall funding as he argued with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi in front of reporters at the White House. Trump has threatened to shutdown the federal government over wall funding 149

December 11, 2018 1:39 AM Firms to pay $9M to settle suit over 2012 California fire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Officials say a construction company and a logging firm have collectively agreed to pay $9 million for damages resulting from a 2012 wildfire that burned more than 1,600 acres of national forest land in Northern California. The U.S. Attorney's office in Sacramento says Monday that the agreement settles a lawsuit brought by the federal 121

December 11, 2018 1:24 AM British lawmaker booted from House of Commons after grabbing ceremonial mace in Brexit protest

The fraught debate over British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal devolved into farce Monday when a lawmaker from the opposition Labour party grabbed the House of Commons' ceremonial mace in protest of the postponement of a crucial vote on the agreement. Lloyd Russell-Moyle's action was met with shouts of outrage from the Conservative government 174

December 10, 2018 8:45 PM NZ's Restaurant Brands signs deal to expand Taco Bell in NZ, Australia

(Reuters) - Fast-food group Restaurant Brands New Zealand Ltd (RBD.NZ) inked a deal to expand “Tex-Mex” food chain Taco Bell’s brand in New Zealand and in Australia’s New South Wales, the company said on Tuesday. The agreement reached with Taco Bell Restaurants Asia PTE dictates the construction of more than 60 new Taco Bell restaurants in NZ and Australia 108

December 10, 2018 4:00 PM Britain's May will seek further assurances from EU on Brexit backstop

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she would do all she could to secure further assurances from the European Union on the so-called backstop arrangement in the Brexit deal that has angered so many across parliament. Announcing that she would delay a vote on her agreement with the EU she looked set to lose, May told lawmakers 110

December 10, 2018 7:41 AM Manchester United contract talks with Ander Herrera progressing well

Manchester United's contract talks with Ander Herrera are progressing well, sources have told ESPN FC, with the midfielder set to extend his stay at Old Trafford. United triggered a one-year extension to the 29-year-old's contract last season but, with that deal set to expire on June 30, he will be able to walk away for nothing if fresh terms are not agreed 96

December 9, 2018 11:33 AM PM May should renegotiate Brexit deal if loses vote in parliament: Johnson

LONDON (Reuters) - Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday Theresa May could stay on as prime minister and go back to Brussels and renegotiate the divorce agreement if she loses a crucial parliamentary vote on Tuesday on her Brexit deal. Johnson, a leading Brexit campaigner who is seen as a possible successor to May, said Brussels 107

December 6, 2018 10:03 PM Looking to rebound, Jonathan Schoop reaches one-year deal with Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Second baseman Jonathan Schoop and the Twins agreed to a one-year, $7.5 million contract Thursday, another step in an offseason remake of Minnesota's infield. Schoop's deal would allow him to earn a $100,000 performance bonus for reaching 600 plate appearances, plus additional award bonuses. He was an All-Star with Baltimore in 2017 when he hit .293 with 32 home runs with 105 RBIs, all career 102