Trump blasts proposed restrictions on selling U.S. jet parts to China

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted proposals that could restrict U.S. companies’ ability to supply jet engines and other components to China’s aviation industry and said he had instructed his administration to prevent such moves. FILE PHOTO: Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. President Donald Trump sign “phase one” of the U.S.-China trade …

Trump issues pardon of former owner of San Francisco 49ers

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a pardon for Eddie DeBartolo Jr., the former owner of the San Francisco 49ers football team, a White House spokesman told reporters on Tuesday. DeBartolo Jr. pleaded guilty in 1998 to a felony charge of failing to report that Louisiana’s former governor, Edwin Edwards, had extorted $400,000 from him to …

Danish clerk gets six years’ prison for stealing $17 million meant for the poor

A Danish court sentenced a former public employee on Tuesday to 6-1/2 years in prison for embezzling $17 million in Danish government funds earmarked to support the most vulnerable in society. Britta Nielsen was arrested in Johannesburg, South Africa in November 2018 with piles of cash and charged with diverting 117 million Danish crowns in …

Lesotho leader’s wife’s murder trial set for March 17

The wife of Lesotho’s prime minister, who is charged with murdering her predecessor, will stand trial on March 17, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday when she appeared in court. Maesaiah Thabane was detained this month accused of ordering the killing of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s estranged wife Lipolelo. Lipolelo Thabane was shot dead in June …

Trump issues pardon of former owner of San Francisco 49ers

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a pardon for Eddie DeBartolo Jr., the former owner of the San Francisco 49ers football team, a White House spokesman told reporters on Tuesday. DeBartolo Jr. pleaded guilty in 1998 to a felony charge of failing to report that Louisiana’s former governor, Edwin Edwards, had extorted $400,000 from him to …

Stocks slide on Apple’s virus warning, euro near three-year low

Oil prices tumbled and global equity markets slid on Tuesday after Apple Inc said it was unlikely to meet its sales guidance because of the coronavirus outbreak in China, a warning highlighting the epidemic’s threat to global growth and corporate profits. China reported its fewest new coronavirus infections since January and its lowest daily death …

Trump adviser Roger Stone loses bid to delay sentencing hearing

Roger Stone, a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, lost his bid to delay his sentencing, a federal judge said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Roger Stone, longtime ally of U.S. President Donald Trump, holds a news conference in Washington, U.S., January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo Stone is due to be sentenced on Thursday after …

Wall Street dragged down by Apple’s shock sales warning

U.S. stocks dropped on Tuesday after a surprise sales warning from technology bellwether Apple fanned worries about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on global supply chains. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson The world’s most …