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October 19, 2017 9:27 AM Huge cave found on moon, could house astronauts: Japan scientists

The idea is to first join a NASA-led mission in 2025 to build a space station in the moon's orbit, as part of a longer-term effort by NASA to reach Mars. The US also announced the country is committed to send astronauts to the moon. "We will return American astronauts to the moon, not only to leave behind footprints and flags, but to build the foundations 6

October 19, 2017 4:07 AM China offers conflicting goals as Xi Jinping looks to extend rule

BEIJING - China's ruling Communist Party is expanding its role in business even as it promises freer markets and support for entrepreneurs on the eve of President Xi Jinping's second five-year term as leader. Party officials are tightening their control over state-owned enterprises and want a voice in how some foreign companies are run. State companies 6

October 18, 2017 3:19 PM China’s Xi sells his vision of new socialism to the world

Xi Jinping, the man shaping a new Chinese era according to his vision of Communist Party greatness, strode onto the massive stage of the Great Hall of the People and bowed twice, once to the thousands of party officials gathered to hear him speak, and again to the elites whose ranks he is about to remake. China's way can be your way, too, he said, offering 3

October 18, 2017 9:04 AM Nothing left to chance as 19th congress of Chinese Communist Party opens today

President Xi Jinping's influence has risen to level of legendary Mao Zedong: 10 more years at least As the red curtain rises on this week's key meeting of China's rulers — the 19th congress of the Communist Party — nothing is being left to chance. Large gatherings are banned, country-wide. The internet is in virtual lockdown, with "dangerous" sites like Twitter 16

October 18, 2017 5:11 AM China's Xi calls on Communisty Party to stand against 'grim' challenges

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address "grim" challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress. Speaking in the massive Great Hall of the People near Tiananmen Square, Xi laid out his vision 14

October 18, 2017 12:44 AM Asian shares consolidate recent gains as investors await word from China’s Xi

Asian shares consolidated recent gains and currencies kept to tight ranges on Wednesday as investors waited to see what policies might emerge from China's Communist Party conference. The twice-a-decade congress is expected to cement the authority of President Xi Jinping, who kicks off the week-long event with a speech outlining his plans for the next five years 8

October 17, 2017 8:22 AM Midnight in Toulouse: How CSeries deal shook status quo

TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Two years ago, Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders halted negotiations to buy Canada’s CSeries program at midnight after the talks with Bombardier leaked to Reuters. On Tuesday, he performed a U-turn by backing a similar deal after all - again at dead of night. The nocturnal gymnastics by Europe’s largest aerospace group stunned 10

October 16, 2017 11:33 PM Donald Trump to travel to Japan, China, South Korea on east Asia tour

President Donald Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, and east Asian nations next month to underscore his commitment to longstanding American alliances and partnerships, the White House said today. The November 3-14 tour would be Trump's maiden trip to the region as president. "The president's travel will underscore his commitment to longstanding 8

October 16, 2017 11:00 PM Europe's Airbus to buy majority stake in Bombardier CSeries program

CSeries headquarters will remain in Montreal area, 2nd assembly line will be set up in Alabama European aircraft giant Airbus Group is buying a majority stake in Bombardier's CSeries program. The partnership is expected to result in significant CSeries production cost savings by leveraging Airbus's supply chain expertise, but Airbus won't be paying any money 12

October 15, 2017 5:35 PM U.S. will continue talks with North Korea 'until the first bomb drops,' Tillerson says

Secretary of state tells CNN he's focused on diplomacy and denied calling president 'a moron' U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that President Donald Trump had instructed him to continue diplomatic efforts to calm rising tensions with North Korea, saying "those diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops." Speaking on CNN's 8