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China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s: French presidency

An employee of Airbus works on a computer in a new A320 production line at the Airbus plant in Hamburg
An employee of Airbus works on a computer in a new A320 production line at the Airbus plant in Hamburg, Germany, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

March 25, 2019

PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus signed a deal on Monday to sell 300 aircraft to China Aviation Supplies Holding Company, including 290 A320 planes and 10 A350, the French presidency said in a statement.

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

(Reporting by John Irish, Marine Pennetier, Michel Rose)

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Canadian judge says ex-Guantanamo inmate’s war crimes sentence has expired

FILE PHOTO: Omar Khadr smiles as he answers questions during a news conference after being released on bail in Edmonton, Alberta
FILE PHOTO: Omar Khadr smiles as he answers questions during a news conference after being released on bail in Edmonton, Alberta, May 7, 2015. Khadr, a Canadian, was once the youngest prisoner held on terror charges at Guantanamo Bay. REUTERS/Todd Korol/File Photo

March 25, 2019

By Nia Williams

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A judge ruled on Monday that the war crimes sentence of a Canadian man formerly held at U.S. military base Guantanamo Bay in Cuba has expired, making Omar Khadr a free man.

Khadr was 15 when he was captured in Afghanistan in 2002 and sent to Guantanamo Bay, charged with throwing a grenade that killed U.S. Army Sergeant Christopher Speer.

He was later transferred to Canada, where he was handed an eight-year sentence in 2010, before being released on bail in 2015. Khadr’s sentence would have expired last year had he remained in custody.

Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Mary Moreau ruled that the nearly four years Khadr spent on conditional release counted toward his sentence.

Speaking outside the court in Edmonton, Alberta, the now 32-yaer-old Khadr said he was pleased with the decision.

“I think it’s been a while but I’m happy it’s here, and right now I’m going to just try to focus on recovering and not worrying about having to go back to prison, or, you know, just struggling,” Khadr said.

In 2010, the Canadian Supreme Court said Canada had breached Khadr’s rights by sending intelligence agents to interrogate him in Guantanamo and sharing the results with the United States. He pleaded guilty to Speer’s murder but later recanted, and his lawyers said he had been grossly mistreated.

Canada formally apologized to Khadr in 2017 and paid out C$10.5 million in compensation, acknowledging Canadian government officials had played a role in the abuse he suffered. It was a controversial decision that attracted fierce criticism from many Canadians.

“We are a country that respects the rule of law and very much respects the judicial process,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said when asked about the ruling on Khadr’s sentence.

In 2016, Trudeau’s Liberal government dropped a bid to return Khadr to jail that had been launched by the previous Conservative government.

Khadr’s lawyer, Nate Whitling, said the judge’s decision meant his client would not have to live under any further conditions and there was no longer the risk he might have to return to prison.

Khadr is also seeking dismissal of his U.S. conviction for war crimes. Whitling said that appeal had been obstructed and delayed but they were still pressing ahead with it.

(Reporting by Nia Williams; Editing by Bill Berkrot)

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Trump signs proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu standing by his side, President Trump on Monday signed a proclamation officially recognizing the contested Golan Heights region as part of Israel – marking another unprecedented move by Trump in strengthening U.S.-Israeli relations.

“This was a long time in the making and it should have taken place many years ago,” Trump sign before signing the proclamation.

Trump’s proclamation came just days after he tweeted his support for recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

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Netanyahu, who has previously accused Iran of attempting to set up a terrorist network to target Israel from the Golan Heights, praised Trump for his proclamation – calling the move “historic” and “invaluable” to the defense of the Jewish state.

“It was so important for me to come here and thank you,” Netanyahu said to Trump. “Israel has never had a better friend than you.”

The Israeli leader added: “Israel has seized the high ground which has proved invaluable to our defense.”

The Golan Heights is a large plateau that sits in a disputed area along the border with Syria. It has been occupied by Israel since it was seized from Syria in 1967. Israel contends the region is a critical buffer zone between the nation and the conflicts throughout the Middle East as Syria’s eight-year civil war has at times come close to the Golan boundary.

While the U.S. has historically attempted to remain impartial in the conflict over the Golan Heights -- which Israel captured from Syria in 1967 during the Six-Day War -- the Trump administration already has strengthened ties to Israel on other fronts. In 2017, Trump broke with decades of U.S. policy on Jerusalem and recognized the city as Israel’s capital, while a recent State Department report human rights bucked tradition and used the phrase “Israeli-controlled,” rather than “Israeli-occupied,” to describe the Golan Heights, the West Bank and Gaza.

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While appearing aside Trump during the press conference on the proclamation, Netanyahu is cutting his trip to Washington short following an early-morning rocket attack from the Gaza Strip that slammed into a house in central Israel and wounded seven people.

Netanyahu held emergency consultations with military officials back in Israel and canceled a planned address to the AIPAC pro-Israel lobby group and meetings with congressional leaders. The Israeli military announced earlier on Monday that it has started striking the Islamic militant group Hamas in Gaza after the rocket attack.

“Israel will not tolerate this, I will not tolerate this,” the Israeli leader said. “Israel is responding forcefully to this wanton aggression.”

The strike came at a sensitive time for both sides. Netanyahu, locked in a tight race for re-election, came under heavy criticism from his rivals Monday and faced tough pressure to strike back at Hamas.

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Hamas, meanwhile, is facing perhaps its toughest test since seizing control of Gaza 12 years ago. An Israel-Egyptian blockade, imposed to weaken Hamas, combined with sanctions by the rival Palestinian Authority and mismanagement by the Hamas government have all fueled an economic crisis.

Hamas has been leading weekly protests along the Israeli border for the past year in hopes of easing the blockade, but the demonstrations, in which some 190 people have been killed by Israeli fire, have done little to improve conditions.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Euro zone budget tool to start with less resources than desired: Centeno

Eurogroup President Centeno attends a eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels
FILE PHOTO: Portugal's Finance Minister and Eurogroup President Mario Centeno attends a eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

March 25, 2019

LISBON (Reuters) – Eurogroup head Mario Centeno said on Monday that a new budget instrument to promote reforms and investment in the euro zone will start with less than hoped but will end up becoming a crucial tool for the bloc.

Describing it as a “new avenue of integration”, Centeno said the tool’s key strands will be defined by June this year, and it will then be framed in the EU’s budget.

“We will certainly start with resources below what some would like but I believe that, over time, this tool will become central to the euro zone, making it more cohesive, inclusive and attractive to the rest of the EU,” he told a conference.

The new EU budget tool will set aside funds to support reforms and convergence between economies and to help investments in countries facing temporary economic shocks.

(Reporting by Sérgio Gonçalves and Catarina Demony; Editing by Axel Bugge)

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Uber drives Middle East mapping push ahead of IPO: source

FILE PHOTO: Uber's logo is displayed on a mobile phone
FILE PHOTO: Uber's logo is displayed on a mobile phone, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/File Photo

March 25, 2019

By Munsif Vengattil

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc is six months into a major mapping project that fills holes in its coverage of Middle Eastern cities ahead of a possible takeover of regional rival Careem Networks and this year’s hotly anticipated initial public offering, according to a source with knowledge of the project.

A team of 28 engineers and other staff, working for Indian tech sector outsourcer Wipro, are on the verge of completing detailed mapping of businesses and public buildings in Saudi Arabian cities and have been asked to accelerate work as the company eyes a stock market launch in April, the source said.

The team in the Indian city of Hyderabad has also recently been entrusted with mapping Egypt and is under pressure to speed up the work, the source added, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly.

The costly and time-consuming exercise is vital to moves to scale up in what has become a crucial market for Uber, with the takeover of Dubai-based Careem and progress there a litmus test of Uber’s global ambitions after ceding other Asian countries to local competitors.

It may also have served to bolster the company’s position in talks on buying Careem, which other sources told Reuters on Sunday may announce a $3 billion takeover this week.

Mapping is a largely manual process done one block and one neighborhood at a time, requiring heavy investment, and the data must be updated regularly. Maps are the foundation of ride-hailing apps that shuttle passengers from one point to another via a navigation app.

Careem, which operates in the Middle East, Africa and southern Asia, had said previously it was 45,000 miles into mapping the region, saying that shortfalls in Google Maps in the Middle East coverage had forced it to spend on the project.

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Normally Uber uses a mix of mapping resources, relying heavily on Google Maps and augmenting its knowledge of streets and pickup points using its own mapping cars and equipment carried by Uber drivers in their vehicles.

Uber’s website says its dedicated mapping cars are currently working only in Canada and around a dozen U.S. states, having previously mapped the UK, France, Australia, Indonesia, South Africa, Columbia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Brazil.

Uber said the team in India was curating “Places” mapping data in Saudi Arabia to back up the necessary field work as it seeks to create its own set of locations against which it can easily search for pick-ups and drop-offs. It is different from vector mapping data and is a database of trip destinations, the company said.

Uber said it had not started work in Egypt.

According to the source, the process at Wipro is threefold; beginning from validation of existing data, to verification of new data collected from fieldwork and finally manually tagging each business and establishment on the proprietary map.

The fieldwork is done by Uber’s people on the ground, who go from business to business and take pictures from all the exterior sides of a building, a requirement in tagging the location of an establishment. Workers at Wipro use official websites and social media handles, as well as other resources, to fact-check data, the source said.

Wipro said it does not comment on specific client engagements. It was not clear whether Uber had agreements with other outsourcers for mapping the region.

In the run-up to its initial public offering next month, Uber is expected to tout its global reach and strong overseas markets to investors as a differentiation from U.S. rival Lyft.

An Uber purchase of Careem, after it gave up on markets in China, Southeast Asia and Russia in the face of strong local startups, has put the Middle East at the heart of that narrative.

A tie-up with Careem would also allow both companies to stop spending so heavily on infrastructure, as well as subsidizing rides for passengers and poaching drivers with bonuses, which have generated losses for both firms.

(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; additional reporting by Heather Somerville in San Francisco; Writing by Patrick Graham; Editing by Dan Grebler)

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Ken Starr grades Mueller report ‘incomplete’ on obstruction of justice

Whitewater Independent Counsel Ken Starr said Monday he grades Robert Mueller’s report into obstruction of justice by President Trump an "incomplete" following the public release of the report's "principal conclusions."

Bob Mueller did this incredibly thorough investigation,” Starr told “Fox & Friends” Monday. “But with obstruction he gets an incomplete.”

“He kicked that over to (Attorney General) Bill Barr,” he said. “Bill, showing his wisdom, said, ‘Okay. Bob Mueller you’ve been reporting to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who appointed you. The two of us are going to review your paper. We’re going to complete the paper for you.’”

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He added: “And they found—and I think given what we know in the public domain—there was no obstruction of justice whatsoever.”

Mueller's report drew no conclusion as to whether Trump obstructed justice in his report, which also found that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia to influence the presidential election, Barr said Sunday in a letter notifying Congress of the report's major findings.

KEN STARR: TRUMP IS VINDICATED ON COLLUSION, MUELLER PUNTS ON OBSTRUCTION, AND THE RULE OF LAW TRIUMPHS

Barr said the Mueller report neither found Trump committed a crime nor exonerated him.

Starr, whose investigation into Whitewater led to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, said it was Mueller’s responsibility to come to a decision.

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“But the way the report came to Bill Barr, our Attorney General, it’s difficult, he said. “There’s evidence here and there’s evidence there. As I said this is sort of Hamlet-like, I don’t know what to do, so I’m going to kick it to the fifth floor of the Justice Department.”

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China agrees to buy 290 Airbus A320 planes, 10 A350s: French presidency

An employee of Airbus works on a computer in a new A320 production line at the Airbus plant in Hamburg
An employee of Airbus works on a computer in a new A320 production line at the Airbus plant in Hamburg, Germany, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

March 25, 2019

PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus signed a deal on Monday to sell 300 aircraft to China Aviation Supplies Holding Company, including 290 A320 planes and 10 A350, the French presidency said in a statement.

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

(Reporting by John Irish, Marine Pennetier, Michel Rose)

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Canadian judge says ex-Guantanamo inmate’s war crimes sentence has expired

FILE PHOTO: Omar Khadr smiles as he answers questions during a news conference after being released on bail in Edmonton, Alberta
FILE PHOTO: Omar Khadr smiles as he answers questions during a news conference after being released on bail in Edmonton, Alberta, May 7, 2015. Khadr, a Canadian, was once the youngest prisoner held on terror charges at Guantanamo Bay. REUTERS/Todd Korol/File Photo

March 25, 2019

By Nia Williams

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A judge ruled on Monday that the war crimes sentence of a Canadian man formerly held at U.S. military base Guantanamo Bay in Cuba has expired, making Omar Khadr a free man.

Khadr was 15 when he was captured in Afghanistan in 2002 and sent to Guantanamo Bay, charged with throwing a grenade that killed U.S. Army Sergeant Christopher Speer.

He was later transferred to Canada, where he was handed an eight-year sentence in 2010, before being released on bail in 2015. Khadr’s sentence would have expired last year had he remained in custody.

Court of Queen’s Bench Chief Justice Mary Moreau ruled that the nearly four years Khadr spent on conditional release counted toward his sentence.

Speaking outside the court in Edmonton, Alberta, the now 32-yaer-old Khadr said he was pleased with the decision.

“I think it’s been a while but I’m happy it’s here, and right now I’m going to just try to focus on recovering and not worrying about having to go back to prison, or, you know, just struggling,” Khadr said.

In 2010, the Canadian Supreme Court said Canada had breached Khadr’s rights by sending intelligence agents to interrogate him in Guantanamo and sharing the results with the United States. He pleaded guilty to Speer’s murder but later recanted, and his lawyers said he had been grossly mistreated.

Canada formally apologized to Khadr in 2017 and paid out C$10.5 million in compensation, acknowledging Canadian government officials had played a role in the abuse he suffered. It was a controversial decision that attracted fierce criticism from many Canadians.

“We are a country that respects the rule of law and very much respects the judicial process,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said when asked about the ruling on Khadr’s sentence.

In 2016, Trudeau’s Liberal government dropped a bid to return Khadr to jail that had been launched by the previous Conservative government.

Khadr’s lawyer, Nate Whitling, said the judge’s decision meant his client would not have to live under any further conditions and there was no longer the risk he might have to return to prison.

Khadr is also seeking dismissal of his U.S. conviction for war crimes. Whitling said that appeal had been obstructed and delayed but they were still pressing ahead with it.

(Reporting by Nia Williams; Editing by Bill Berkrot)

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Trump signs proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu standing by his side, President Trump on Monday signed a proclamation officially recognizing the contested Golan Heights region as part of Israel – marking another unprecedented move by Trump in strengthening U.S.-Israeli relations.

“This was a long time in the making and it should have taken place many years ago,” Trump sign before signing the proclamation.

Trump’s proclamation came just days after he tweeted his support for recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

UN'S SCATHING REPORTS STOKE US CONCERNS ABOUT ANTI-ISRAEL BIAS 

Netanyahu, who has previously accused Iran of attempting to set up a terrorist network to target Israel from the Golan Heights, praised Trump for his proclamation – calling the move “historic” and “invaluable” to the defense of the Jewish state.

“It was so important for me to come here and thank you,” Netanyahu said to Trump. “Israel has never had a better friend than you.”

The Israeli leader added: “Israel has seized the high ground which has proved invaluable to our defense.”

The Golan Heights is a large plateau that sits in a disputed area along the border with Syria. It has been occupied by Israel since it was seized from Syria in 1967. Israel contends the region is a critical buffer zone between the nation and the conflicts throughout the Middle East as Syria’s eight-year civil war has at times come close to the Golan boundary.

While the U.S. has historically attempted to remain impartial in the conflict over the Golan Heights -- which Israel captured from Syria in 1967 during the Six-Day War -- the Trump administration already has strengthened ties to Israel on other fronts. In 2017, Trump broke with decades of U.S. policy on Jerusalem and recognized the city as Israel’s capital, while a recent State Department report human rights bucked tradition and used the phrase “Israeli-controlled,” rather than “Israeli-occupied,” to describe the Golan Heights, the West Bank and Gaza.

NETANYAHU CUTS SHORT WASHINGTON TRIP, MOBILIZES MILITARY AFTER GAZA ROCKET ATTACK WOUNDS 7

While appearing aside Trump during the press conference on the proclamation, Netanyahu is cutting his trip to Washington short following an early-morning rocket attack from the Gaza Strip that slammed into a house in central Israel and wounded seven people.

Netanyahu held emergency consultations with military officials back in Israel and canceled a planned address to the AIPAC pro-Israel lobby group and meetings with congressional leaders. The Israeli military announced earlier on Monday that it has started striking the Islamic militant group Hamas in Gaza after the rocket attack.

“Israel will not tolerate this, I will not tolerate this,” the Israeli leader said. “Israel is responding forcefully to this wanton aggression.”

The strike came at a sensitive time for both sides. Netanyahu, locked in a tight race for re-election, came under heavy criticism from his rivals Monday and faced tough pressure to strike back at Hamas.

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Hamas, meanwhile, is facing perhaps its toughest test since seizing control of Gaza 12 years ago. An Israel-Egyptian blockade, imposed to weaken Hamas, combined with sanctions by the rival Palestinian Authority and mismanagement by the Hamas government have all fueled an economic crisis.

Hamas has been leading weekly protests along the Israeli border for the past year in hopes of easing the blockade, but the demonstrations, in which some 190 people have been killed by Israeli fire, have done little to improve conditions.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Euro zone budget tool to start with less resources than desired: Centeno

Eurogroup President Centeno attends a eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels
FILE PHOTO: Portugal's Finance Minister and Eurogroup President Mario Centeno attends a eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium February 11, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

March 25, 2019

LISBON (Reuters) – Eurogroup head Mario Centeno said on Monday that a new budget instrument to promote reforms and investment in the euro zone will start with less than hoped but will end up becoming a crucial tool for the bloc.

Describing it as a “new avenue of integration”, Centeno said the tool’s key strands will be defined by June this year, and it will then be framed in the EU’s budget.

“We will certainly start with resources below what some would like but I believe that, over time, this tool will become central to the euro zone, making it more cohesive, inclusive and attractive to the rest of the EU,” he told a conference.

The new EU budget tool will set aside funds to support reforms and convergence between economies and to help investments in countries facing temporary economic shocks.

(Reporting by Sérgio Gonçalves and Catarina Demony; Editing by Axel Bugge)

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Uber drives Middle East mapping push ahead of IPO: source

FILE PHOTO: Uber's logo is displayed on a mobile phone
FILE PHOTO: Uber's logo is displayed on a mobile phone, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay/File Photo

March 25, 2019

By Munsif Vengattil

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc is six months into a major mapping project that fills holes in its coverage of Middle Eastern cities ahead of a possible takeover of regional rival Careem Networks and this year’s hotly anticipated initial public offering, according to a source with knowledge of the project.

A team of 28 engineers and other staff, working for Indian tech sector outsourcer Wipro, are on the verge of completing detailed mapping of businesses and public buildings in Saudi Arabian cities and have been asked to accelerate work as the company eyes a stock market launch in April, the source said.

The team in the Indian city of Hyderabad has also recently been entrusted with mapping Egypt and is under pressure to speed up the work, the source added, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak publicly.

The costly and time-consuming exercise is vital to moves to scale up in what has become a crucial market for Uber, with the takeover of Dubai-based Careem and progress there a litmus test of Uber’s global ambitions after ceding other Asian countries to local competitors.

It may also have served to bolster the company’s position in talks on buying Careem, which other sources told Reuters on Sunday may announce a $3 billion takeover this week.

Mapping is a largely manual process done one block and one neighborhood at a time, requiring heavy investment, and the data must be updated regularly. Maps are the foundation of ride-hailing apps that shuttle passengers from one point to another via a navigation app.

Careem, which operates in the Middle East, Africa and southern Asia, had said previously it was 45,000 miles into mapping the region, saying that shortfalls in Google Maps in the Middle East coverage had forced it to spend on the project.

PICK-UPS

Normally Uber uses a mix of mapping resources, relying heavily on Google Maps and augmenting its knowledge of streets and pickup points using its own mapping cars and equipment carried by Uber drivers in their vehicles.

Uber’s website says its dedicated mapping cars are currently working only in Canada and around a dozen U.S. states, having previously mapped the UK, France, Australia, Indonesia, South Africa, Columbia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Brazil.

Uber said the team in India was curating “Places” mapping data in Saudi Arabia to back up the necessary field work as it seeks to create its own set of locations against which it can easily search for pick-ups and drop-offs. It is different from vector mapping data and is a database of trip destinations, the company said.

Uber said it had not started work in Egypt.

According to the source, the process at Wipro is threefold; beginning from validation of existing data, to verification of new data collected from fieldwork and finally manually tagging each business and establishment on the proprietary map.

The fieldwork is done by Uber’s people on the ground, who go from business to business and take pictures from all the exterior sides of a building, a requirement in tagging the location of an establishment. Workers at Wipro use official websites and social media handles, as well as other resources, to fact-check data, the source said.

Wipro said it does not comment on specific client engagements. It was not clear whether Uber had agreements with other outsourcers for mapping the region.

In the run-up to its initial public offering next month, Uber is expected to tout its global reach and strong overseas markets to investors as a differentiation from U.S. rival Lyft.

An Uber purchase of Careem, after it gave up on markets in China, Southeast Asia and Russia in the face of strong local startups, has put the Middle East at the heart of that narrative.

A tie-up with Careem would also allow both companies to stop spending so heavily on infrastructure, as well as subsidizing rides for passengers and poaching drivers with bonuses, which have generated losses for both firms.

(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; additional reporting by Heather Somerville in San Francisco; Writing by Patrick Graham; Editing by Dan Grebler)

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Ken Starr grades Mueller report ‘incomplete’ on obstruction of justice

Whitewater Independent Counsel Ken Starr said Monday he grades Robert Mueller’s report into obstruction of justice by President Trump an "incomplete" following the public release of the report's "principal conclusions."

Bob Mueller did this incredibly thorough investigation,” Starr told “Fox & Friends” Monday. “But with obstruction he gets an incomplete.”

“He kicked that over to (Attorney General) Bill Barr,” he said. “Bill, showing his wisdom, said, ‘Okay. Bob Mueller you’ve been reporting to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who appointed you. The two of us are going to review your paper. We’re going to complete the paper for you.’”

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He added: “And they found—and I think given what we know in the public domain—there was no obstruction of justice whatsoever.”

Mueller's report drew no conclusion as to whether Trump obstructed justice in his report, which also found that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia to influence the presidential election, Barr said Sunday in a letter notifying Congress of the report's major findings.

KEN STARR: TRUMP IS VINDICATED ON COLLUSION, MUELLER PUNTS ON OBSTRUCTION, AND THE RULE OF LAW TRIUMPHS

Barr said the Mueller report neither found Trump committed a crime nor exonerated him.

Starr, whose investigation into Whitewater led to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, said it was Mueller’s responsibility to come to a decision.

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“But the way the report came to Bill Barr, our Attorney General, it’s difficult, he said. “There’s evidence here and there’s evidence there. As I said this is sort of Hamlet-like, I don’t know what to do, so I’m going to kick it to the fifth floor of the Justice Department.”

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When it comes to oral hygiene, there’s many different brands on the market, but only one of them stands out from the pack. Mira-Teeth is not just another sonic brush like Oral-B or Philips. Instead of rotating brush heads, the Mira-Teeth Cleaning Starter Kit uses ultrasound technology to penetrate deeply into gums and in between teeth!

Clean and whiten your teeth with zero irritation

Clean and whiten your teeth with zero irritation

Use the code MADNESS15 to get this starter kit for just $169.15 for a limited time 

This revolutionary way of cleaning your teeth is especially effective at eliminating bacteria within your gum pockets. The Mira-Teeth Cleaning Starter Kit targets and destroys microbes in areas where inflammation usually starts. Using powerful vibrations, Mira-Teeth works to clean and whiten your teeth with zero irritation.

Not only is the Mira-Teeth Cleaning Starter Kit more effective at cleaning your teeth than other leading brands, but it also works much faster. You can thoroughly clean your teeth in 50% less time. It’ll only take 30 to 45 seconds to really bring out those pearly-white teeth.

Originally, the Mira-Teeth Cleaning Starter Kit was 16% off, but be sure to use code MADNESS15 for an additional 15% off. That brings your total down to just $169.15!

Like this deal? Check out Vault, the best way to secure your online data for just $9.99/mo.

You can find even more great deals like this at The Daily Caller Shop.

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