China suspends US military visits to Hong Kong, sanctions US-based NGOs

Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China November 27, 2019. China said on Monday U.S. military ships and aircraft won’t be allowed to visit Hong Kong, and also announced sanctions against several U.S. non-government organisations for encouraging protesters to “engage in extremist, violent and criminal acts.” China last week promised it would issue “firm counter measures” after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law the “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democr


Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China November 27, 2019.
China said on Monday U.S. military ships and aircraft won’t be allowed to visit Hong Kong, and also announced sanctions against several U.S. non-government organisations for encouraging protesters to “engage in extremist, violent and criminal acts.”
China last week promised it would issue “firm counter measures” after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law the “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democr
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China suspends US military visits to Hong Kong, sanctions US-based NGOs

Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China November 27, 2019.

China said on Monday U.S. military ships and aircraft won’t be allowed to visit Hong Kong, and also announced sanctions against several U.S. non-government organisations for encouraging protesters to “engage in extremist, violent and criminal acts.”

The measures were announced by China’s Foreign Ministry in response to U.S. legislation passed last week supporting anti-government protesters. It said it had suspended taking requests for U.S. military visits indefinitely, and warned of further action to come.

“We urge the U.S. to correct the mistakes and stop interfering in our internal affairs. China will take further steps if necessary to uphold Hong Kong’s stability and prosperity and China’s sovereignty,” said ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily news briefing in Beijing.

China last week promised it would issue “firm counter measures” after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law the “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act,” which supports anti-government protesters in Hong Kong and threatens China with potential sanctions.

There are fears that the row over Hong Kong could impact efforts by Beijing and Washington to reach preliminary deal that could de-escalate a prolonged trade war between the two countries.

The U.S.-headquartered NGOs targeted by Beijing include the National Endowment for Democracy, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, the International Republican Institute, Human Rights Watch, and Freedom House.

“They shoulder some responsibility for the chaos in Hong Kong and they should be sanctioned and pay the price,” said Hua.

In more normal times, several U.S. naval ships visit Hong Kong annually, a rest-and-recreation tradition that dates back to the pre-1997 colonial era which Beijing allowed to continue after the handover from British to Chinese rule.

Visits have at times been refused amid broader tensions and two U.S. ships were denied access in August.

The USS Blue Ridge, the command ship of the Japanese-based Seventh Fleet, stopped in Hong Kong in April – the last ship to visit before mass protests broke out in June.

Foreign NGOs are already heavily restricted in China, and have previously received sharp rebukes for reporting on rights issues in the country including the mass detention of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang.


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Trump visits Tim Cook at Apple Mac Pro plant in Texas

Trump visits Tim Cook at Apple Mac Pro plant in Texas15 Hours AgoPresident Trump traveled to Austin, Texas, today to meet with Apple’s Tim Cook at the company’s Mac Pro plant there.


Trump visits Tim Cook at Apple Mac Pro plant in Texas15 Hours AgoPresident Trump traveled to Austin, Texas, today to meet with Apple’s Tim Cook at the company’s Mac Pro plant there.
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Trump visits Tim Cook at Apple Mac Pro plant in Texas

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President Trump traveled to Austin, Texas, today to meet with Apple’s Tim Cook at the company’s Mac Pro plant there.


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Santa visits reserved for shoppers who spend over $2,500 at London’s famous Harrods store

Harrods, London’s 170-year-old luxury department store, opens its Swarovski-sponsored Christmas Grotto on Friday — to shoppers who have spent thousands on its products. In Britain, department stores and malls commonly open Christmas “grottos” around the holidays, where children can visit Santa and are given a gift. A spokesperson for Harrods told CNBC on Tuesday that the invitation system had been implemented due to high demand. Harrods, which was acquired by Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund in 201


Harrods, London’s 170-year-old luxury department store, opens its Swarovski-sponsored Christmas Grotto on Friday — to shoppers who have spent thousands on its products.
In Britain, department stores and malls commonly open Christmas “grottos” around the holidays, where children can visit Santa and are given a gift.
A spokesperson for Harrods told CNBC on Tuesday that the invitation system had been implemented due to high demand.
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Santa visits reserved for shoppers who spend over $2,500 at London's famous Harrods store

Harrods, London’s 170-year-old luxury department store, opens its Swarovski-sponsored Christmas Grotto on Friday — to shoppers who have spent thousands on its products.

In Britain, department stores and malls commonly open Christmas “grottos” around the holidays, where children can visit Santa and are given a gift.

Running from November 15 until Christmas Eve, Harrods’ “Secret Forest Grotto” is described as a “snow-covered woodland filled with sparkling surprises,” with visitors being promised an exclusive gift from Santa Claus.

But according to Harrods’ website, only those who have achieved Green 2 Tier or above in the store’s loyalty program are “eligible for an invitation to (the) grotto.”

Members of the scheme needed to have unlocked that status by August 26 this year to be invited to the grotto — meaning they would have had to have spent more than £2,000 ($2,566) in Harrods between January 1 and the cut-off date.

Visiting the grotto costs £20 per child, with adults and children under the age of three able to visit for free. The Grotto is already fully booked, according to the booking page.

However, according to The Guardian newspaper, Harrods agreed last week to host 160 lower-spending families in the grotto following anger from customers. The Guardian reported that wealthier families will still be given 96% of the available timeslots.

A spokesperson for Harrods told CNBC on Tuesday that the invitation system had been implemented due to high demand.

“Each year, we are overwhelmed by requests for this special experience, which we make every effort to facilitate,” they said in an email. “We care hugely about making a visit to the Grotto as magical as possible, therefore tickets are extremely limited. Unfortunately, we simply cannot meet the demand for places.”

The spokesperson added that this year, Harrods offered those who didn’t have the opportunity to purchase a ticket the chance to win free entry to the grotto, noting that this arrangement was not “a response to customer reactions of any kind.”

A “wishing well” appeared in Harrods’ childrenswear department from October 19 to November 3, where customers could submit an entry to the competition.

“Ten winners per day were drawn from the wishing well, and the winners were each awarded one of the 160 booking slots allocated for this purpose,” they told CNBC.

Harrods, which was acquired by Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund in 2010, has been hosting a Christmas Grotto in its store in London’s Knightsbridge since 1955.

Harrods reportedly used a similar invitation system to limit visits to Santa to high spenders last year. In 2017, a spokeswoman told U.K. newspaper The Daily Mirror the grotto was open to all members of its loyalty program.

The department store made a profit of £171.6 million in 2018.

A spokesperson for Harrods was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC.


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Disney says visits to US theme parks are being deferred until Galaxy’s Edge is complete

“We believe there were some delayed visitation to Galaxy’s Edge both at Disney and at Disney World,” CEO Bob Iger said during an earnings call Thursday. “…So we sense that there are people that are just waiting for the whole thing to be opened. Higher ticket prices didn’t deter tourists from taking trips to Disney theme parks during its fourth quarter, but some are still holding off on their visits until Star Wars: Galaxy’s second ride is operational. Still, expenses at Galaxy’s Edge weighed o


“We believe there were some delayed visitation to Galaxy’s Edge both at Disney and at Disney World,” CEO Bob Iger said during an earnings call Thursday.
“…So we sense that there are people that are just waiting for the whole thing to be opened.
Higher ticket prices didn’t deter tourists from taking trips to Disney theme parks during its fourth quarter, but some are still holding off on their visits until Star Wars: Galaxy’s second ride is operational.
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Disney says visits to US theme parks are being deferred until Galaxy's Edge is complete

The company, which reported earnings Thursday after the closing bell , said guests spent more on food, drinks and merchandise during their time at the parks in the quarter, boosting revenue 8% to $6.7 billion during the three-month period ended Sept. 28.

“We believe there were some delayed visitation to Galaxy’s Edge both at Disney and at Disney World,” CEO Bob Iger said during an earnings call Thursday. “…So we sense that there are people that are just waiting for the whole thing to be opened. Which is fine.”

Higher ticket prices didn’t deter tourists from taking trips to Disney theme parks during its fourth quarter, but some are still holding off on their visits until Star Wars: Galaxy’s second ride is operational.

Still, expenses at Galaxy’s Edge weighed on Disneyland and Walt Disney World during the quarter. The company had spent $2 billion on the creation of these two park lands, one based in Anaheim, California and one in Orlando, Florida.

Disney is confident that this will turnaround now that both parks will be open at the same time for a full quarter and more guests will flock to the two lands after the opening of the Rise of the Resistance ride. The ride will open in Orlando on Dec. 5 and in Anaheim on Jan. 17.

So far, the Millennium Falcon ride has carried over 5 million people since opening in each of the park locations, Iger said.

“The guest experience, guest satisfaction, are very, very high and ride availability or attraction availability in the high 90s,” he said. “That basically means that very, very complex technological attraction is running really well.”

Christine McCarthy, chief financial officer at Disney, said booked rates at its domestic hotels were pacing up 5% compared to the same time next year.

(Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the number of visitors who rode on the Millennium Falcon. The data was initially misstated on the call.)


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Trump visits Dayton, Ohio after mass shooting that shocked country

Demonstrators protest the visit of US President Donald Trump to the site of the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, on August 7, 2019. The El Paso massacre is being investigated as a hate crime and the FBI said the Dayton shooter had explored violent ideologies. It admonished Trump for calling El Paso one of the country’s most dangerous cities in his February State of the Union address. “The violence that pierced El Paso, drawing you here today, is not of our own community,” wrote editor Tim Archulet


Demonstrators protest the visit of US President Donald Trump to the site of the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, on August 7, 2019. The El Paso massacre is being investigated as a hate crime and the FBI said the Dayton shooter had explored violent ideologies. It admonished Trump for calling El Paso one of the country’s most dangerous cities in his February State of the Union address. “The violence that pierced El Paso, drawing you here today, is not of our own community,” wrote editor Tim Archulet
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Trump visits Dayton, Ohio after mass shooting that shocked country

Demonstrators protest the visit of US President Donald Trump to the site of the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, on August 7, 2019.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday visited the Ohio city that suffered one of last weekend’s two deadly mass shootings that shocked the country, even as critics and protesters accused him of inflaming tensions with anti-immigrant and racially charged rhetoric.

Trump visited survivors, first responders and staff at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, where nine people and the suspect were killed in a rampage early on Sunday.

Dozens of protesters outside the hospital set up a “baby Trump” blimp balloon and held signs reading “Do Something,” “Save our city,” and “You are why.”

Later in the day, Trump will visit the Texas city of El Paso, on the border with Mexico, where 22 people were killed at a Walmart store on Saturday by a 21-year-old man who had posted an anti-immigrant manifesto online.

The back-to-back massacres, occurring 13 hours apart, have reopened the national debate over gun safety and led protesters in Dayton to heckle Ohio’s Republican governor, Mike DeWine, at a vigil for the shooting victims with chants of “Do something!”

As he left the White House, Trump said he wanted to strengthen background checks for gun purchases and make sure mentally ill people did not carry guns. He predicted congressional support for those two measures but not for banning assault rifles.

“I can tell you that there is no political appetite for that at this moment,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “But I will certainly bring that up … There is a great appetite, and I mean a very strong appetite, for background checks.”

In Dayton, Trump was greeted at the airport by a bipartisan group of state and local officials, including Democratic Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, who had said she would welcome Trump but planned to tell him he had been “unhelpful” on the issue of gun violence.

Critics have said Trump stokes violence with racially incendiary rhetoric. The El Paso massacre is being investigated as a hate crime and the FBI said the Dayton shooter had explored violent ideologies.

On Monday, Trump gave a speech focusing on mental health reforms, tighter internet regulation and wider use of the death penalty. Democrats accuse Trump of hiding behind talk of mental illness and the influence of social media rather than committing to laws they insist are needed to restrict gun ownership and the types of weapons that are legal.

In Iowa, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden planned to say in a campaign speech, “We have a president with a toxic tongue who has publicly and unapologetically embraced a political strategy of hate, racism, and division.”

In a sign of higher tensions after the shootings, a motorcycle backfiring on Tuesday night in New York’s Times Square sent crowds running for fear of another gun attack.

“People are obviously very frightened,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told CNN.

Authorities in Texas have said they are investigating Saturday’s shooting spree in the predominantly Hispanic west Texas border city of El Paso as a hate crime and an act of domestic terrorism. They cited a racist manifesto posted online shortly before the shooting, which they attributed to the suspect.

An open letter to Trump on Wednesday in the El Paso Times described the border city as having “a deep tradition of racial harmony” whose people came together after the tragedy. It admonished Trump for calling El Paso one of the country’s most dangerous cities in his February State of the Union address.

“The violence that pierced El Paso, drawing you here today, is not of our own community,” wrote editor Tim Archuleta. “An outsider came here to shatter our city, to murder our neighbors. A white man from another Texas city came to target the more than 80% of us who share Hispanic roots.”


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Pakistan’s prime minister visits Trump, but that’s not likely to help his country’s struggling economy

President Donald Trump and the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Imran Khan, speak to the media in the Oval Office at the White House on July 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s three-day visit to the U.S. is not likely going to do much for his country’s struggling economy, a political analyst said Tuesday. The International Monetary Fund recently approved a $6 billion loan package to shore up Pakistan’s economy. He said it’s not likely that Washin


President Donald Trump and the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Imran Khan, speak to the media in the Oval Office at the White House on July 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s three-day visit to the U.S. is not likely going to do much for his country’s struggling economy, a political analyst said Tuesday. The International Monetary Fund recently approved a $6 billion loan package to shore up Pakistan’s economy. He said it’s not likely that Washin
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Pakistan's prime minister visits Trump, but that's not likely to help his country's struggling economy

President Donald Trump and the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Imran Khan, speak to the media in the Oval Office at the White House on July 22, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s three-day visit to the U.S. is not likely going to do much for his country’s struggling economy, a political analyst said Tuesday.

Structural problems have hamstrung growth, and Pakistan is awash in external debt, having taken on billions of dollars in loans from countries such as China and Saudi Arabia to ease pressures on its current account.

The International Monetary Fund recently approved a $6 billion loan package to shore up Pakistan’s economy. But growth is set to slow to 2.4% in the current fiscal year — from 5.5% in the year that ended June 2018, IMF predicted.

“I imagine that one of the requests that Imran Khan and other senior officials traveling with them in Washington have asked for is some type of stepped-up U.S. support for Pakistan’s economy,” Michael Kugelman, deputy director and senior associate for South Asia at the U.S.-based Wilson Center, told CNBC’s “Street Signs. ”

He said it’s not likely that Washington will extend economic help to Pakistan yet, as there are other issues that take precedence in their bilateral dialogue — namely, Afghanistan and counter-terrorism. Instead, the U.S. is dangling the possibility of stronger trade and economic cooperation with Pakistan, if the latter were to help with the peace talks in Afghanistan and do more to crack down on terrorism within its borders, Kugelman said.

“If you look at the statement that the White House released soon before Prime Minister Khan had his meeting with Trump, there was a series of lines in the statement about how U.S. and Pakistan trade cooperation has increased in recent years, sort of like highlighting the fact that you do have this cooperation,” he said.

Kugelman added that Khan could potentially also look to the U.S. private sector to try and bring in some support to the Pakistani economy through new investments.


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Trump to visit the queen in state visit to the UK

President Donald Trump will make a three-day state visit to the United Kingdom in early June. Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday that Trump has accepted an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to visit the U.K. starting on June 3, adding that he will be accompanied by first lady Melania Trump. State visits to the U.K. happen when foreign leaders are invited to visit the queen. Trump has not made an official state visit to the U.K. during his presidency, but he joined the queen for tea at Windsor


President Donald Trump will make a three-day state visit to the United Kingdom in early June. Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday that Trump has accepted an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to visit the U.K. starting on June 3, adding that he will be accompanied by first lady Melania Trump. State visits to the U.K. happen when foreign leaders are invited to visit the queen. Trump has not made an official state visit to the U.K. during his presidency, but he joined the queen for tea at Windsor
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Trump to visit the queen in state visit to the UK

President Donald Trump will make a three-day state visit to the United Kingdom in early June.

Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday that Trump has accepted an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to visit the U.K. starting on June 3, adding that he will be accompanied by first lady Melania Trump.

Further details of the state visit’s itinerary will be announced in due course, the palace said in a statement issued two days after the queen’s 93rd birthday.

The U.S. president will also hold talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May during the visit.

“(The U.K. and U.S.) do more together than any two nations in the world and we are both safer and more prosperous because of our cooperation,” May said in a statement Tuesday. “The State Visit is an opportunity to strengthen our already close relationship in areas such as trade, investment, security and defense, and to discuss how we can build on these ties in the years ahead.”

State visits to the U.K. happen when foreign leaders are invited to visit the queen. They are given a ceremonial welcome by the monarch and other members of the royal family and are usually hosted at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace.

Trump has not made an official state visit to the U.K. during his presidency, but he joined the queen for tea at Windsor Castle in July.

The queen has previously hosted two state visits from U.S. presidents. Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, made a state visit to the U.K. in 2003, and Barack and Michelle Obama became the second presidential couple to be hosted by the queen in 2011.

Several other U.S. presidents have visited the queen during her reign, including President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and President Bill Clinton in 1995. The queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, have also made four state visits to the United States.


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Chipotle wanted its loyalty program to boost app downloads. Barclays says it’s working

“With that said, we remain prudently cautious until we see stabilization in digital metric trends,” he wrote in the note. Using SimilarWeb data, Bernstein found that Chipotle has averaged about 14,400 daily app downloads and 25,700 daily active users. Compared to averages over the last 12 months, that’s an increase of 480 percent for daily app downloads and of 273 percent for daily active users. The company promoted the launch by teaming up with Venmo, the digital wallet company, to give away mo


“With that said, we remain prudently cautious until we see stabilization in digital metric trends,” he wrote in the note. Using SimilarWeb data, Bernstein found that Chipotle has averaged about 14,400 daily app downloads and 25,700 daily active users. Compared to averages over the last 12 months, that’s an increase of 480 percent for daily app downloads and of 273 percent for daily active users. The company promoted the launch by teaming up with Venmo, the digital wallet company, to give away mo
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Chipotle wanted its loyalty program to boost app downloads. Barclays says it's working

Chipotle, up 65% this year, is about to run out of steam 21 Hours Ago | 05:43

Barclays analyst Jeffrey Bernstein said that he believes that incremental visits from active users could turn boost same-store sales by low-single digits.

“With that said, we remain prudently cautious until we see stabilization in digital metric trends,” he wrote in the note. “We have already observed a slowdown in trends in the days immediately following the launch, though this is to be expected.”

Using SimilarWeb data, Bernstein found that Chipotle has averaged about 14,400 daily app downloads and 25,700 daily active users. Compared to averages over the last 12 months, that’s an increase of 480 percent for daily app downloads and of 273 percent for daily active users. SimilarWeb data only represents Android users, but Barclays expects the trends for Apple users to be similar.

The company promoted the launch by teaming up with Venmo, the digital wallet company, to give away money. Barclays found that the website created for the Venmo partnership hit about 80,000 visits on its first day. Chipotle’s website averaged about 105,000 visits per day over the last 12 months.

Less than a week after the launch, the company surpassed its one millionth member, who won a year’s worth of Chipotle.

The company’s stock recently surpassed $700 per share for the first time since 2015, when it hit an all-time high before plunging after an E. coli outbreak traced back to its restaurants. The share price is a sign of investors’ trust in CEO Brian Niccol, who has been pushing digital investments since he took over last year.

Chipotle spokeswoman Laurie Schalow declined to comment, saying that the company would not share any results from its loyalty program until April 24, when it announces its fiscal first-quarter earnings.

WATCH: Chipotle teams with Venmo to encourage loyalty plan sign-ups


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Airbus wins China order for 300 jets as Xi Jinping visits France

Airbus signed a deal worth tens of billions of dollars on Monday to sell 300 aircraft to China, coinciding with a visit to Europe by Chinese President Xi Jinping and matching a China record held by U.S. rival Boeing. The deal between Airbus and China’s state buying agency, China Aviation Supplies Holding Company, which regularly coordinates headline-grabbing deals during diplomatic visits, will include 290 A320-family jets and 10 A350 wide-body jets. French officials said the deal was worth some


Airbus signed a deal worth tens of billions of dollars on Monday to sell 300 aircraft to China, coinciding with a visit to Europe by Chinese President Xi Jinping and matching a China record held by U.S. rival Boeing. The deal between Airbus and China’s state buying agency, China Aviation Supplies Holding Company, which regularly coordinates headline-grabbing deals during diplomatic visits, will include 290 A320-family jets and 10 A350 wide-body jets. French officials said the deal was worth some
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Airbus wins China order for 300 jets as Xi Jinping visits France

Airbus signed a deal worth tens of billions of dollars on Monday to sell 300 aircraft to China, coinciding with a visit to Europe by Chinese President Xi Jinping and matching a China record held by U.S. rival Boeing.

The deal between Airbus and China’s state buying agency, China Aviation Supplies Holding Company, which regularly coordinates headline-grabbing deals during diplomatic visits, will include 290 A320-family jets and 10 A350 wide-body jets.

French officials said the deal was worth some 30 billion euros at catalog prices. Planemakers usually grant significant discounts.

The larger-than-expected order, which matches an order for 300 Boeing planes when U.S. Donald Trump visited Beijing in 2017, follows a year-long vacuum of purchases in which China failed to place significant orders amid global trade tensions.

It also comes as the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max has left uncertainty over Boeing’s immediate hopes for a major jet order as the result of any warming of U.S.-China trade ties.

There was no evidence of any direct connection between the Airbus deal and Sino-U.S. tensions or Boeing fleet problems, but China watchers say Beijing has a history of sending diplomatic signals or playing off suppliers through state aircraft deals.

“The conclusion of a big (aviation) contract … is an important step forward and an excellent signal in the current context,” French President Emmanuel Macron said in a joint address with his Chinese counterpart.

The United States and China are edging towards a possible deal to ease a months-long tariff row and a deal involving as many as 200 to 300 Boeing jets had until recently been expected as part of the possible rapprochement.


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Robert Kraft will reject deal to drop prostitution solicitation case

Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, reportedly will reject a deal that could lead prosecutors to drop criminal charges against him for allegedly soliciting prostitution. That deal would require Kraft to concede that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him if the case were to go to trial. During the first visit, on Jan. 19, Kraft allegedly was serviced by two workers at the spa. A spokesman for Kraft had said after his arrest, “We categorically deny th


Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, reportedly will reject a deal that could lead prosecutors to drop criminal charges against him for allegedly soliciting prostitution. That deal would require Kraft to concede that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him if the case were to go to trial. During the first visit, on Jan. 19, Kraft allegedly was serviced by two workers at the spa. A spokesman for Kraft had said after his arrest, “We categorically deny th
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Robert Kraft will reject deal to drop prostitution solicitation case

Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, reportedly will reject a deal that could lead prosecutors to drop criminal charges against him for allegedly soliciting prostitution.

CNN reported Wednesday that Kraft, 77, is turning down the proposed deferred prosecution deal extended Monday to him by the Palm Beach County State’s Attorney’s Office in Florida.

That deal would require Kraft to concede that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him if the case were to go to trial.

The billionaire businessman is accused of receiving sexual services for cash at a spa in Jupiter, Fla., during two visits in January. Those visits were caught on cameras that police hid inside the Orchids of Asia Day Spa, which was being investigated for possible human trafficking of women who worked there.

During the first visit, on Jan. 19, Kraft allegedly was serviced by two workers at the spa.

The second visit, just a day later, occurred hours before Kraft watched the Patriots defeat the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game in Kansas City. Kraft is not accused of any crime related to human trafficking.

Kraft’s lawyer in Florida, Jack Goldberger, was not accepting calls on the case, his assistant told CNBC.

CNBC has reached out for comment to Kraft’s other attorney, William Burck.

Kraft is due to appear in court on March 28.

He and two dozen other men charged in similar cases have until their court appearances to decide whether to accept the deal from prosecutors.

If the defendants accept the deal, they would have to agree to be screened for sexually transmitted diseases, complete an education course about prostitution, and do 100 hours of community service.

If they complied with those conditions, the charges would be dismissed. But if they failed to comply with the terms, the case would resume and head toward trial.

The deal offered Kraft and the other defendants is standard in Palm Beach County for people accused of misdemeanors who do not have a prior criminal conviction.

A spokesman for Kraft had said after his arrest, “We categorically deny that Mr. Kraft engaged in any illegal activity. Because it is a judicial matter, we will not be commenting further.”

Even if Kraft resolves the case in Florida without pleading guilty or going to trial, he still faces possible discipline from the National Football League.

The NFL has said it will handle the allegations against Kraft “in the same way we would handle any issue under the” league’s personal conduct policy.

That policy mandates that owners, players and other employees avoid “conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in” the NFL.

“We are seeking a full understanding of the facts, while ensuring that we do not interfere with an ongoing law enforcement investigation. We will take appropriate action as warranted based on the facts,” the NFL said last month.


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