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U.S. Supreme Court backs religious groups over New York virus curbs
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Lawrence Hurley | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.92   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building at sunset in Washington, U.S. November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Erin ScottWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state’s latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. The court on a 5-4 vote granted requests made by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and two Orthodox Jewish congregations. The Orthodox congregations Agudath Israel of Kew Garden Hills and Agudath Israel of Madison, as well as nationwide Orthodox Jewish group Agudath Israel of America. A federal judge in Brooklyn rejected separate requests made by the religious groups on Oct. 9.
Persons: Erin Scott WASHINGTON, Donald Trump’s, Amy Coney Barrett, John Roberts, Andrew Cuomo, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Roberts Organizations: U.S, Supreme, REUTERS, Wednesday, Christian, New York, Roman Catholic Diocese of, Conservative, Kew Garden, Circuit Locations: Washington , U.S, New, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Israel, Kew, Madison, America, New York, Nevada and California
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. government civil servants could face mass firings under an executive order before President Donald Trump leaves office and Democratic lawmakers, watchdog groups and unions are mobilizing to block the move. U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to speak to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 24, 2020. Trump’s order allows agencies to reclassify workers involved in policy-making to a new “Schedule F” category without the job protections they have now. The White House order says Trump is pushing to streamline the federal bureaucracy, increase accountability and make it easier to clear out “poor performers.” The federal government employs about 2 million people in total. Creating the new category of federal workers would expose the civil service to “undue political influence and intimidation,” the committee chairs warned in their letter.
Persons: Donald Trump, Hannah McKay, Carolyn Maloney, Gerry Connolly, Steny Hoyer, appropriators, Jan, Joe Biden’s, Trump Organizations: WASHINGTON, Democratic, White, REUTERS, Trump, Democrats, Government Operations, , Office, Office of Management, Budget, Clear, OMB, American Federation of Government Employees, National Treasury Employees Union, Personnel Management Locations: U.S, Brady, Washington , U.S, , Washington
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. FILE PHOTO: Former national security adviser Michael Flynn exits a vehicle as he arrives for his sentencing hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2018. “It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon. “This pardon is undeserved, unprincipled, and one more stain on President Trump’s rapidly diminishing legacy,” said House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler in a statement. “NOT LEARNED HIS LESSON”Trump in March said he was strongly considering a full pardon for Flynn.
Persons: Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, Jonathan Ernst Trump’s, Joe Biden, Flynn, Michael T, ” Trump, Trump’s, Joe Arpaio, , Jerry Nadler, “ Donald Trump, Adam Schiff, Mike Pence, Sergei Kislyak, Trump, Robert Mueller’s, Biden, , Kislyak, Emmet Sullivan, ” Flynn, Hillary Clinton, Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Manafort Organizations: WASHINGTON, Wednesday, FBI, U.S, REUTERS, Army, Twitter, Republican, Intelligence, Biden White, Justice Department, The, Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency, Trump, Republican National Convention, Democratic Locations: Washington , U.S, United States, U.S, Afghanistan, Arizona, Russia
REUTERS/Leah Millis“Many participants judged that the Committee might want to enhance its guidance for asset purchases fairly soon,” the minutes said. Most participants said the committee should move toward issuing forward guidance that links the pace and makeup of purchases to certain economic outcomes. Several policymakers also noted that there are limits to how much support the Fed could provide through purchases and expressed concern about unintended consequences, the minutes showed. Fed policymakers may feel pressure to provide more details about their future plans for bond purchases when they meet again on Dec.15 and 16. Both Bullard and Williams said the Fed could restart the emergency lending programs later if markets come under renewed stress.
Persons: Leah Millis, Powell, Steven Mnuchin, Louis, James Bullard, John Williams, , Bullard, Williams Organizations: Reuters, . Federal, Federal Reserve Board, REUTERS, U.S, Market Committee, Fed, Louis Fed, . New York Fed, Wall Street Locations: Washington , U.S, .
REUTERS/Lindsey WassonPlasma treatment shows no benefit in severe COVID-19Blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors was of little benefit to patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia, researchers in Argentina reported on Tuesday in The New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers randomly assigned 333 hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia to receive convalescent plasma or a placebo. Mortality rates were nearly the same: 11% in the convalescent plasma group and 11.4% in the placebo group, a difference not deemed statistically significant. Three of the COVID-19 patients had testis damage that would impair their ability to produce sperm. A Chinese research team made similar observations earlier this year and also found that some COVID-19 patients' immune systems "attacked" the testes, causing severe inflammation, or orchitis.
Persons: Lindsey Wasson, Dr, Ventura Simonovich, COVID, Lucy van Dorp, Francois Balloux, we'll Organizations: Reuters, Laboratory, REUTERS, The New England, of Medicine, Italiano de, University of Miami, Miami, Men's, Nature Communications, University College London's Genetics Institute, of Columbia Locations: Renton , Washington , U.S, Argentina, The, Italiano de Buenos Aires, COVID, Florida, U.S, Puerto Rico, New York, Georgia, Minnesota
Brazil regulator approves Boeing's 737-MAX for return to service
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: Grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen parked at Boeing facilities at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, U.S. November 17, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey WassonRIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian aviation regulator ANAC has approved the return to service of Boeing Co’s 737-MAX airplane, it said in a stetement on Wednesday. The regulator said Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, the only airline to operate the model in Brazil, is currently implementing the required measures to allow the plane to fly again.
Persons: Lindsey Wasson Organizations: MAX, Boeing, Grant County International, REUTERS, DE, Reuters, ANAC, Aereas Inteligentes SA Locations: Moses Lake , Washington , U.S, DE JANEIRO, Brazilian, Brazil
Brazil aviation regulator sees end to Boeing 737 MAX ban
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen parked at Boeing facilities at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, U.S. November 17, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey WassonRIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian aviation regulator ANAC on Wednesday lifted the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, following U.S. clearance of the plane for flight, after a redesign prompted by two fatal crashes that killed 346 people. Brazil’s top regulator said Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, the only airline to operate the model in Brazil, is implementing the required measures to resume flights. Canada is expected to lift the ban as well, but uncertainty remains about China, the largest market for the jet and the first to ban it in March 2019. U.S. flights are due to resume on Dec. 29, while in Europe the formal ungrounding will take place from mid-January.
Persons: Lindsey Wasson Organizations: MAX, Boeing, Grant County International, REUTERS, DE, Reuters, European Union Aviation Safety Agency, Aereas Inteligentes SA Locations: Moses Lake , Washington , U.S, DE JANEIRO, Brazilian, Brazil, Canada, China, U.S, Europe
Brazil ends Boeing 737 MAX ban, planes could fly by year-end
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Allison Lampert | Rachit Vats | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian aviation regulator ANAC on Wednesday lifted the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, following U.S. clearance of the jets for flight, after a redesign prompted by two fatal crashes that killed 346 people. FILE PHOTO: Grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen parked at Boeing facilities at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, U.S. November 17, 2020. Gol said last week it could resume flying Boeing 737 MAX jets by year-end. “Those differences are not unusual, especially in a complex aircraft project like the 737 MAX,” he told Reuters. U.S. flights are due to resume on Dec. 29, while in Europe the formal ungrounding will take place from mid-January.
Persons: Lindsey Wasson, Gol, Roberto Honorato, EASA Organizations: RIO DE, Reuters, Boeing, MAX, Grant County International, REUTERS, European Union Aviation Safety Agency, Aereas Inteligentes SA, U.S . Federal Aviation, FAA, Union, EU Locations: RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazilian, Moses Lake , Washington , U.S, Brazil, United States, Norway, Britain, Canada, China, U.S, Europe
FILE PHOTO: Elliott Abrams speaks during a news conference at the State Department, in Washington, U.S., March 31, 2020. Andrew Harnik/ Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday will impose Iran-related sanctions on four entities, U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Elliott Abrams said, accusing the entities in China and Russia of activities promoting Iran’s missile program. So this will continue on for another couple of months, right until the end,” Abrams said during a virtual Beirut Institute event. President-elect Joe Biden, set to take office on Jan. 20, has said he will return the United States to the nuclear deal, if Iran resumes compliance. Abrams on Wednesday said it would be wrong to assume that a new administration could reverse Iran policy like switching a light and that negotiations to return to the Iran nuclear deal would take many months.
Persons: Elliott Abrams, Andrew Harnik, Iran Elliott Abrams, Abrams, ” Abrams, Barack Obama, Joe Biden Organizations: State Department, WASHINGTON, Iran’s, Trump Locations: Washington , U.S, United States, Iran, China, Russia, Washington, Beirut, Tehran
FILE PHOTO: Elliott Abrams speaks during a news conference at the State Department, in Washington, U.S., March 31, 2020. Biden, set to take office on Jan. 20, has said he will return the United States to the Obama-era deal if Iran resumes compliance. Abrams, at a virtual Beirut Institute event, said the Trump administration plans further pressure on Tehran, with sanctions related to arms, weapons of mass destruction and human rights. Abrams said he expects a negotiation to take place with Iran next year and that he believes a deal will be struck under the Biden administration. Abrams on Wednesday announced Iran-related sanctions on four entities in China and Russia, accusing them of activities promoting Iran’s missile program.
Persons: Trump, Joe Biden, Elliott Abrams, Andrew Harnik, Iran Elliott Abrams, Barack Obama’s, Donald Trump, Biden, Obama, Abrams, ” Abrams Organizations: WASHINGTON, State Department, Security, State, Beirut Institute, Wednesday, Iran’s Locations: Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic, Washington , U.S, United States, Beirut, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Washington, China, Russia
Breakingviews - Trump could box Biden into a corner on China
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Gina Chon | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to speak to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 24, 2020. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Breakingviews) - Donald Trump has only two more months to lash out at China as U.S. president. Trump vowed to be tough on the People’s Republic, and there’s no reason to think he won’t continue until the end. Politically, though, whatever Trump does might box him into a corner. As different as Biden is from his predecessor, it may be Trump who sets the tone for the next administration’s relationship with an important trade partner.
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Trump, Carrie Lam, Jay Clayton, Biden, pushback Organizations: White, SAN FRANCISCO, Reuters, China Mobile, U.S . Treasury Department, Hong Kong, U.S, Securities, Exchange Commission, Companies, Trump, National Bureau of Economic Research Locations: Brady, Washington , U.S, China, U.S, People’s Republic
Trump plans to pardon former aide Michael Flynn: source
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Steve Holland | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn departs after his sentencing was delayed at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., December 18, 2018. Trump could still change his mind on the planned pardon, which is among a number of pardons under consideration by the Republican president, the source said. If Trump does grant a reprieve to Flynn, it would be the highest-profile pardon issued by the president since he took office. Flynn, a retired Army general, pleaded guilty in 2017 to lying to the FBI about interactions he had with Russia’s ambassador to the United States in the weeks before Trump took office. Trump in March said he was strongly considering a full pardon for Flynn.
Persons: Michael Flynn, Joshua Roberts, Donald Trump, Trump, Democrat Joe Biden, Flynn, Robert Mueller’s Organizations: U.S, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, FBI, Republican, Axios, Democrat, Trump, Monday, Biden, Army, Justice Department Locations: Washington , U.S, U.S, United States
Market speculation had been building that the Fed will tweak the bond buying program when it meets in December by changing the duration of the bonds it is buying but keeping the total Treasury purchases at $80 billion a month. Some theorize now that the Fed could hold off on the bond program, if it knows Yellen is a strong advocate for other stimulus. He said if the Fed moves on the bond program, it actually may not have much impact. After the November meeting, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said that the Fed had a "useful discussion" about the bond buying program, but he felt it was effective and the Fed was providing the right amount of accomodation. He said the 10-year yield could move back towards 1% if the Fed does not increase the longer end purchases.
Persons: Steven Mnuchin, Jerome Powell, Janet Yellen, Vincent Reinhart, Yellen, Joe Biden, Jim Caron, Mnuchin, Reinhart, You've, They've, Ian Lyngen Organizations: Federal, Financial, Treasury, Capitol, Mellon, Fed, Congress, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, BMO Locations: Washington , U.S
FILE PHOTO: Convalescent plasma samples in vials are seen before being tested for COVID-19 antibodies at the Bloodworks Northwest Laboratory during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Renton, Washington, U.S. September 9, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson(Reuters) - Using blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors to treat patients with severe pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus showed little benefit, according to data released on Tuesday from a clinical trial in Argentina. The new Argentine study involved 333 hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia who were randomly assigned to receive convalescent plasma or a placebo. After 30 days, researchers found no significant differences in patients’ symptoms or health. For patients with severe disease, like the ones in this study, “other therapies based on antibodies could have a role,” he said.
Persons: Lindsey Wasson, Donald Trump, , Dr, Ventura Simonovich Organizations: Laboratory, REUTERS, Reuters, The New England, of Medicine, U.S, Italiano de Locations: Renton , Washington , U.S, Argentina, COVID, The, United States, India, Argentine, Italiano de Buenos Aires
(Reuters) -Pennsylvania officials told a federal appeals court on Tuesday it should reject a bid by U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign to block President-elect Joe Biden from being declared the winner of the battleground state, according to a court filing. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstLawyers for Trump’s campaign have asked the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals to halt the “effect” of the state’s results. Those defective ballots, the Trump campaign said, should be “deducted from Biden’s votes, which may change the result of the election.”Biden received nearly 81,000 more votes than Trump in the state. Even if Trump was able to overturn the election results in Pennsylvania, he would need to invalidate the results in two other key states to change the outcome of the election. If the campaign loses its appeal, it could ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take up its case.
Persons: Donald Trump’s, Joe Biden, Sidney Powell, Trump, Donald Trump's, Rudy Giuliani, Jonathan Ernst Lawyers, Biden, Matthew Brann, meritless, ” Biden, “ Trump, Bob Bauer Organizations: Reuters, U.S, Republican National Committee, Capitol, REUTERS, Jonathan, Third, District, Brann, Trump, Monday, Supreme Locations: Pennsylvania, Washington , U.S, U.S
White House approves intelligence brief for Biden
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.66   time to read: +1 min
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to speak to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 24, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKayWASHINGTON (Reuters) -The White House has given approval for President-elect Joe Biden to receive the president’s daily classified intelligence brief, an administration official said on Tuesday. The decision means Biden will have access to the latest intelligence reports about major national security threats around the globe. Biden later told reporters in Wilmington, Delaware that he has not had an intelligence briefing but that it had been offered. On Monday, the General Services Administration, the federal agency that must sign off on presidential transitions, told Biden he could formally begin the hand-over process.
Persons: Donald Trump, Hannah McKay WASHINGTON, Joe Biden, Biden, Emily Murphy, Organizations: White, REUTERS, General Services Administration, GSA, National Intelligence Locations: Brady, Washington , U.S, Wilmington , Delaware
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrives for the news conference following the weekly Senate Republican caucus policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. November 17, 2020. Some Senate Republicans - most of whom have yet to acknowledge Biden’s defeat of President Donald Trump or refer to Biden as president-elect - quickly condemned his picks. Influential Senate Republican John Cornyn told reporters he assumed Cabinet picks would be negotiated if Biden becomes president. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not hesitated to wield the power of his office since Republicans won Senate control in 2014. Georgia voters go to the polls on Jan. 5 for two runoff elections pitting strong Senate Trump supporters David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler against Democratic challengers.
Persons: Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Jonathan Ernst, Marco Rubio, Tom Cotton, Biden’s, Antony Blinken, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Avril Haines, Biden, Janet Yellen, , ” Biden, Donald Trump, Rubio, ” Cotton, Robert Gates, huggers, Republican John Cornyn, Barack Obama, Trump, I’m, ’ ” McConnell, McConnell, Yellen, David Perdue, Kelly Loeffler, Kamala Harris, Lara Brown, , coasted, Obama, Blinken, Bob Menendez, there’s, Jen Psaki Organizations: WASHINGTON, U.S . Senate, Republican, Capitol, REUTERS, State Department, United Nations, CIA, United States Senate, Foreign Relations Committee, Twitter, Senate, Republicans, Democratic, Trump, Georgia, George Washington University, Kentucky Senate, Reuters, CNN Locations: Washington , U.S, Georgia, China, Capitol Hill
Senator Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday called on the heads of Facebook and Twitter for information on steps the social media firms are taking to prevent the spread of misinformation ahead of the runoff U.S. Senate elections in Georgia. Social media firms have been under scrutiny over how they police rapidly spreading false information and election-related abuses of their platforms. Georgia’s two competitive contests in January will determine which party gets majority control of the Senate. The letters, signed by four Democratic Senators and Bernie Sanders, sought information about the content moderation practices, civic integrity policies and improvements that the companies will have in place for the Georgia runoff election. Senator Bob Menendez also sent a letter to YouTube, urging the video platform to remove content that spread misinformation on election results, sow public discord and fuel civil unrest.
Persons: Richard Blumenthal, Donald Trump, Susan Walsh, , Blumenthal, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Bob Menendez, Menendez, , ” Menendez Organizations: Capitol, REUTERS, Reuters, Facebook, Social, Senate, Democrats, Republican Senate, Democratic, YouTube, Google, Inc Locations: Washington , U.S, Georgia
Europe gives Boeing 737 MAX draft approval after near two-year ban
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: Grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen parked at Boeing facilities at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, U.S. November 17, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey WassonPARIS (Reuters) - European regulators gave draft approval to Boeing’s 737 MAX on Tuesday, paving the way for a formal flight clearance in January after an almost two-year ban caused by fatal crashes. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) outlined steps needed to put the grounded jets back into service, including updating software implicated in the crashes that killed a total of 346 people in 2018 and 2019. It also opened a 28-day comment period, which it said would lead to a formal ungrounding from mid-January, once public and industry feedback has been digested. How long it takes for flights to resume in Europe depends on pilot training and the amount of time airlines need to upgrade software and carry out other actions mandated by EASA.
Persons: Lindsey Wasson PARIS Organizations: MAX, Boeing, Grant County International, REUTERS, European Union Aviation Safety Agency, EASA Locations: Moses Lake , Washington , U.S, Europe
PARIS (Reuters) - European regulators on Tuesday began the timetable for a return of the Boeing 737 MAX to Europe’s skies early next year after an almost two-year flight ban caused by fatal crashes. FILE PHOTO: Grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen parked at Boeing facilities at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, U.S. November 17, 2020. How long it takes for flights to resume in Europe depends on pilot training and the amount of time airlines need to upgrade MCAS software and carry out other actions mandated by EASA. Some regulators have been waiting for EASA’s decision before lifting their own measures as the 20-month Boeing safety crisis tested confidence in U.S. aviation leadership. EASA represents the 27 European Union countries plus four other nations including Norway, which has 92 of the aircraft on order.
Persons: Lindsey Wasson, EASA, ” EASA, Patrick Ky Organizations: PARIS, Boeing, MAX, Grant County International, REUTERS, European Union Aviation Safety Agency, EASA, U.S . Federal Aviation Administration, MCAS, FAA, , Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air, Union, EU, Airlines Locations: Moses Lake , Washington , U.S, Europe, EASA . U.S, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Canada, Brazil, China, Norway, Britain
Turkish court adds new Saudi defendants in Khashoggi trial
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Tuesday added new defendants to the case against Saudi officials charged over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, state media reported, in a trial that Ankara says is needed to reveal the full truth behind the killing. Turkish officials believe his body was dismembered and removed, while his remains have not been found. In September a Saudi court jailed eight people for between seven and 20 years over the killing, in a trial that critics said lacked transparency. Yasin Aktay, a member of President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party and an acquaintance of Khashoggi, said a just verdict could not have been expected from a Saudi court that was ruling on senior Saudi officials. The first indictment accused two top Saudi officials, former deputy head of Saudi Arabia’s general intelligence Ahmed al-Asiri and former royal court adviser Saud al-Qahtani, of instigating murder.
Persons: Jamal Khashoggi, Sarah Silbiger Khashoggi, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Ayman Noor, Khashoggi’s, Yasin Aktay, Tayyip Erdogan’s, Khashoggi, , Ahmed, Saud al, Rebecca Vincent Organizations: Saudi, Protect Journalists, REUTERS, Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party, International Locations: ISTANBUL, Ankara, Saudi Embassy, Istanbul, Washington , U.S, Saudi, Turkey, Saudi Arabia
Ryanair wants to be 'at the front of the queue' for a new 737 MAX order: CEO
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Conor Humphries | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: A Boeing 737 MAX aircraft is seen parked at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, U.S. November 17, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson/File PhotoThe comments come a week after Boeing received approval for its 737 MAX to fly again following a 20-month grounding after two fatal crashes. Earlier this month he ruled out an order for the larger MAX 10 in the short term. A new Ryanair order would be part of a deal with Boeing on compensation for delays to MAX deliveries. O’Leary said he expected the first 25-30 MAX jets to be delivered in time to fly next summer.
Persons: Michael O’Leary, Lindsey Wasson, ” O’Leary, , planemaker, it’s, O’Leary Organizations: DUBLIN, Reuters, Ryanair, Boeing, Grant County International, REUTERS, Southwest Airlines Locations: Moses Lake , Washington , U.S, U.S
LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Stocks, oil and risk currencies gained on Tuesday as the formal go-ahead for U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to begin his transition burnished a November already boosted by COVID-19 vaccines. Futures for the S&P 500 rose 1.2% in early European trading hours and putting the 49-country MSCI world stocks index on course to set a new record high later. Japan’s Nikkei jumped 2.5% to its highest level since May 1991 overnight, with energy, real estate and financial shares leading the advance. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was 1.26% stronger, touching its highest level in almost nine months, with energy stocks leading the pack there. Also spurred on by the vaccine hopes, oil reached levels not seen since before the coronavirus began to spread rapidly in March and decimated demand.
Persons: Joe Biden, Mick Mulvaney, Emily W, Murphy, Emily Murphy, Biden, Donald Trump, , Emmanuel Cau, Janet Yellen, Steven Mnuchin, Australia’s, Seoul’s Kospi, Hong, Stephen Innes, Gold Organizations: Reuters, U.S, COVID, Office, Management, General Services Administration, GSA, Handout, REUTERS, Brent, Barclays, Treasury, Japan’s Nikkei, Global, Biden, AstraZeneca, Oxford University, New Zealand, West Texas Locations: HONG KONG, U.S, Washington , U.S, Asia, Pacific, Japan, China, Washington, Beijing
GSA chief says decision to allow transition to begin was 'solely mine'
  + stars: | 2020-11-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney swears in U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily W. Murphy in Washington, U.S. December 5, 2017. GSA/Handout via REUTERS/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the General Services Administration on Monday said the decision allowing the start of a presidential transition to Democrat Joe Biden was “solely mine” despite a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump in which he said he recommended the move. “I want you to hear directly from me: I was never pressured with regard to the substance or timing of my decision. The decision was solely mine,” GSA Administrator Emily Murphy said in a letter. “I was not directly or indirectly pressured by any Executive Branch official — including those who work at the White House or GSA — to delay this determination or to speed it up.”|
Persons: Mick Mulvaney, Emily W, Murphy, Democrat Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Emily Murphy, Organizations: Office, Management, General Services Administration, GSA, Handout, REUTERS, WASHINGTON, Democrat, White House, GSA — Locations: U.S, Washington , U.S
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump is followed by HHS Secretary Alex Azar as he arrives to speak about prescription drug prices during an appearance in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos BarriaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Monday said he had given Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, the go-ahead to proceed with a transition for President-elect Joe Biden’s administration despite plans to continue with legal challenges. “I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country. She has been harassed, threatened, and abused – and I do not want to see this happen to her, her family, or employees of GSA,” Trump said in a tweet. “Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good ... fight, and I believe we will prevail!
Persons: Donald Trump, Alex Azar, Carlos Barria WASHINGTON, Emily Murphy, Joe Biden’s, , , ” Trump, Emily, Organizations: HHS, White, REUTERS, General Services Administration, GSA Locations: Brady, Washington , U.S
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