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December 13, 2018 4:32 PM Virgin Galactic Says Its Tourism Spaceship Officials Flew into Space

(MOJAVE, Calif.) — Virgin Galactic says its tourism spaceship has climbed more than 50 miles high, which the company considers the boundary of space. Virgin Space Ship Unity was released from a carrier aircraft over California’s Mojave Desert early Thursday and ignited its rocket engine. The spacecraft with two test pilots at the controls quickly hurtled 107

December 11, 2018 11:04 PM China's Tencent Music raises nearly $1.1 billion in U.S. IPO

NEW YORK/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China-based music streaming company Tencent Music Entertainment Group TME.N has raised close to $1.1 billion in its U.S. initial public offering (IPO) after pricing its shares at the bottom of its targeted range, two sources said on Tuesday. The music arm of gaming and social network giant Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) priced 176

December 11, 2018 2:43 PM Putin, opposition gather to honor prominent rights activist

People gather to pay their last respects to Lyudmila Alexeyeva, the Moscow Helsinki Group Chair and human rights activist during a farewell ceremony in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. A Russian rights official says Lyudmila Alexeyeva, who was forced into exile by Soviet authorities after founding Russia's oldest human rights organization in 1976, has died in a Moscow 113

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 6:29 PM Rick Scott spent more than $63.5 million of own money on Senate race

Three-term Democratic Senator Bill Nelson called Republican Rick Scott to concede just minutes after official recount results were posted; Peter Doocy reports from Tallahassee. Rick Scott spent $63.5 million of his own money in his successful Senate campaign this year – a record amount. Scott’s contribution accounts for about 76 percent of the more than $83.7 million 157

December 10, 2018 3:15 PM 'I can't breathe': Saudi journalist Khashoggi's last words

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Journalist Jamal Khashoggi repeatedly told his killers “I can’t breathe” during his final moments in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, CNN reported on Monday. Quoting a source who said they had read the full translated transcript of an audio recording, CNN said that Khashoggi recognized one of the men, General Maher Mutreb, who told him: “You are coming 112

December 10, 2018 12:52 AM China says rejecting physical cash is illegal amid e-payments popularity

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s central bank on Monday warned that rejecting cash as a form of payment was illegal, saying that such practices could eventually could cause the loss of confidence in physical money and was unfair to those not accustomed to electronic payments. Its comments, made in a post on its official WeChat account, come as electronic 145

December 9, 2018 7:13 AM Future Yemen should hold no Iranian-backed threat: U.S. official

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The United States believes that the Yemen that emerges from civil war should not contain any Iranian-backed threat to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a U.S. State Department official told a conference in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. The United States is encouraging the Yemeni government, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, and the Iran-aligned 99

December 8, 2018 7:40 PM Trump is in talks with Pence aide Ayers to replace Kelly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is talking to an aide to Vice President Mike Pence about serving as replacement for out-going White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a White House official said on Saturday. The official said the president and Pence aide Nick Ayers are still working on terms, saying Trump wants him to do the job for two years 86

December 7, 2018 8:33 AM China's Lunar Mission Could See a Spacecraft Land on the Dark Side of the Moon

(BEIJING) — China was preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission early Saturday to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and U.S. With its Chang’e 4 mission, China hopes to be the first country to ever successfully undertake such a landing 135