• Five killed as gunman opens fire at Illinois warehouse February 16, 2019
    A gunman opened fire at a manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, on Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was slain, law enforcement officials said.
  • Mueller says searches yielded evidence of Stone-WikiLeaks communications February 16, 2019
    U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller disclosed for the first time on Friday that his office has evidence of communications between Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, and WikiLeaks related to the release of hacked Democratic Party emails.
  • Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe February 16, 2019
    President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
  • Stop goading the West and let's talk, Williamson urges Russia February 16, 2019
    Britain's defence minister accused Russia on Friday of "trying to goad the West into a new arms race" that it does not want and called on Moscow to reset its relationship with Western countries through dialogue.
  • Mueller seeks tough sentence for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort February 16, 2019
    Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to impose a strict prison sentence for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, after a jury last year convicted him on eight counts of bank and tax fraud.
  • Texas landowners file first lawsuit to block Trump's national emergency declaration February 16, 2019
    Three Texas landowners and an environmental group filed the first lawsuit on Friday challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at freeing up billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen said.
  • Legal challenges to Trump emergency declaration face uphill battle February 16, 2019
    Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall face an uphill and probably losing battle in a showdown likely to be decided by the conservative-majority Supreme Court, legal experts said.
  • Venezuela's Guaido asks Citibank to freeze gold swap with Maduro - lawmaker February 16, 2019
    Advisers to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido are asking Citibank not to claim gold put up as collateral for a loan to the government of President Nicolas Maduro if his administration does not make payments on time, a lawmaker said on Friday.
  • U.S. raises pressure on Maduro via sanctions, aid airlift February 16, 2019
    The United States ratcheted up pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by sanctioning some of his top security officials and the head of the state oil company, and unveiling plans to airlift over 200 tons of aid to the Colombian border.
  • Venezuela opposition to leave Citgo funds, management untouched - envoy February 16, 2019
    Venezuela's opposition has no plans to use funds belonging to U.S. refiner Citgo, which is owned by state oil company PDVSA, despite having named a new board for the company this week, the self-declared interim government's U.S. envoy said on Friday.

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  • Breakingviews TV: Amaz-no February 15, 2019
    The $800 bln e-commerce company is scrapping plans to open a second headquarters in NYC after local opposition. Both look foolish, but neither loses. Amazon can still expand elsewhere and New York is still a hot spot for job growth, as Amanda Gomez explains.
  • Breakingviews TV: JPM Coin February 14, 2019
    JPMorgan, the bank run by Jamie Dimon, is launching its own cryptocurrency to help facilitate blockchain-based transactions between its customers. At least so far, it’s a ways from the killer app for the technology behind bitcoin, as Tom Buerkle explains.
  • Breakingviews TV: Sour Apple February 13, 2019
    The smartphone maker wants news publishers to pitch in on a new Netflix-like app – but it’s driving a hard bargain, the WSJ has reported. Then again, its media partners need the help. Apple may also be capitalizing on the image problems of its rival Facebook, Jen Saba explains.
  • Breakingviews TV: Lost scent February 12, 2019
    JAB’s bid to raise its stake in Coty to 60 pct has more than a whiff of opportunism, says John Foley. The investment firm masterminded a 2016 acquisition that weakened the perfume maker; eschewing a full takeover could allow it to use the company’s stock for more deals.
  • Breakingviews TV: 5G signal February 11, 2019
    Feb 11 - T-Mobile US and Sprint tried to merge five years ago, but were knocked back by U.S. antitrust watchdogs. The latest attempt may have better luck thanks to America’s rivalry with China – but at the expense of domestic cellphone competition, as Jen Saba explains.
  • Breakingviews TV: Green day February 8, 2019
    Feb 8 - Progressive U.S. Democrats are proposing to tackle climate change and provide healthcare and other benefits. The ambitious plan is vague and has no chance near term, but as Richard Beales explains, it will force a real debate about some of the biggest issues the country faces.
  • Breakingviews TV: Big bank M&A February 7, 2019
    Feb 7 - Two U.S. lenders are merging to create a $66 billion rival to the country’s biggest banks. BB&T and SunTrust’s deal looks decent for investors on both sides – and if the regulators approve, it could provide the spur for more tie-ups in a crowded sector, Antony Currie explains.
  • Breakingviews TV: Swede harmony February 6, 2019
    Spotify is spending up to $500 mln on podcasts and non-music content, but this hot format is still unproven as a way of making money. With revenue growth slowing, the company has its work cut out in becoming an audio version of Netflix, as Jen Saba explains.
  • Breakingviews TV: Lazard leads February 5, 2019
    Feb 5 - Antony Currie takes stock of the independent advisory firm’s fourth-quarter earnings. Lazard’s stock is down over a quarter in the past year, but with asset management tough and M&A slowing down, it may just be ahead of now more vulnerable-looking rivals.
  • Breakingviews TV: Goldman clawed February 4, 2019
    Feb 4 - The Wall Street firm says it’ll withhold 2018 pay for CEO David Solomon, predecessor Lloyd Blankfein and others if there’s more bad news on 1MDB. The board already had such power, but clarifying that clawbacks aren’t time-constrained or for punishment only is welcome.


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