- Business Associated Press
President Xi Jinping said Friday that Beijing wants to work for a trade deal with the United States but is not afraid to “fight back” to protect its own interests. Echoing the upbeat tone adopted by other Chinese officials in recent days, Xi told a visiting U.S. business delegation that China holds a “positive attitude” about the trade talks. Such an agreement would be expected to include increased U.S. farm sales to China but to leave bigger points of conflict largely unresolved.
- World Associated Press
She made him wait for her while she chatted with Thailand’s king and queen. Sister Ana Rosa Sivori has taken something of a star turn during her second cousin’s visit to Thailand, assuming an unprecedented role for a woman as papal whisperer and translator, who doesn’t seem fazed that her charge is Pope Francis. Not so Sivori, who treats Francis with the respect owed a pope but nevertheless displays the confidence and chutzpah of a no-nonsense nun who has spent more than a half-century ministering to Thailand’s faithful.
- Celebrity HuffPost
The "Riverdale" star told fans on Twitter that when she made a reference to OCD on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” she wasn't being facetious.
- Business Reuters
Makers of aircraft parts are making contingency plans for a prolonged grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX, with several expecting the jet's return to service to take longer than the planemaker hopes. The start date of deliveries of the MAX, grounded worldwide in March following a second fatal crash in five months, and the pace of production, which affects prices of aircraft parts, were key topics of discussion among suppliers at the Dubai Airshow this week. Boeing has said it hopes to begin deliveries of the jet next month after a software fix is approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, with pilot training requirements likely getting a nod in January.