Saudi-led coalition planes pound Yemen's capital

Saudi-led coalition planes pound Yemen's capital

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes have bombarded the Yemeni capital Sana'a - part of an escalation in fighting that augurs badly for a second round of U.N. sponsored peace talks. David Doyle reports
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World's oldest man dies at age 113

World's oldest man dies at age 113

Media reports say Japan's Masazo Nonaka passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning. Saskia O'Donoghue reports
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Congo top court declares winner in election

Congo top court declares winner in election

Congo’s constitutional court has confirmed Felix Tshisekedi’s presidential election win, dismissing a challenge from another opposition leader who has rejected the court’s decision and declared himself president.
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Trump offers wall-for-DACA deal to end shutdown

Trump offers wall-for-DACA deal to end shutdown

President Donald Trump proposed an immigration deal on Saturday in a bid to end the government shutdown, a deal the top Democrat called 'unacceptable.' Linda So reports.
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Women around the world march for social justice

Women around the world march for social justice

Women marched in hundreds of U.S. cities and overseas on Saturday to mark the anniversary of demonstrations that drew millions of protesters to the streets the day after Republican President Donald Trump's inauguration in January 2017.
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Trump to propose 'compromise' to end shutdown: source

Trump to propose 'compromise' to end shutdown: source

U.S. President Donald Trump will propose a compromise on immigration in an afternoon speech on Saturday, but not relent on his demand for funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, a source familiar with his plan said.
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France faces a tenth wave of protests

France faces a tenth wave of protests

"Yellow vest" protesters gathered yet again in Paris on Saturday as they embarked on a tenth weekend of marches over President Emmanuel Macron's policies. Lauren Anthony reports
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Dozens killed in Mexico fuel pipeline blast

Dozens killed in Mexico fuel pipeline blast

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged to step up efforts to stamp out fuel theft on Saturday (January 19) after an explosion at a pipeline killed at least 66 people and injured dozens more. Lauren Anthony reports
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Learning returns to a bombed-out Yemen school

Learning returns to a bombed-out Yemen school

Arwa school in war-torn southern Yemen is hopeful that the resumption of regular salary payments can keep teachers and children in classrooms.
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Mueller's office disputes report Cohen told to lie by Trump

Mueller's office disputes report Cohen told to lie by Trump

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday disputed key elements of a media report that President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal, raising questions about a story that has dominated U.
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Chicago cop sentenced to more than six years for Laquan McDonald murder

Chicago cop sentenced to more than six years for Laquan McDonald murder

A judge sentences former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to more than six years in prison, after a jury found him guilty of murder last year in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
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Women's marches hope to sidestep controversy

Women's marches hope to sidestep controversy

Women's marches this weekend in the U.S. will try to build political pressure against President Trump ahead of the 2020 elections, while global marches will protest violence against women, among other issues.
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Trump, Kim to meet at second nuclear summit

Trump, Kim to meet at second nuclear summit

The White House announced a second summit will be held between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, likely at the end of February, as Pyongyang's nuclear envoy met Trump at the White House. Vanessa Johnston has more.
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Wall Street rallies

Wall Street rallies

U.S. stocks rose for a fourth consecutive week on hopes of easing U.S.-China trade tensions.
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Pelosi accuses Trump of endangering troops, lawmakers

Pelosi accuses Trump of endangering troops, lawmakers

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday accused President Donald Trump of putting American troops and civilians working in Afghanistan in danger by publicizing a planned congressional trip to the war-torn country. Colette Luke has more.
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Brussels watches Brexit drama - with popcorn

Brussels watches Brexit drama - with popcorn

As British lawmakers battle over the Brexit deal, in Brussels EU negotiators are left watching and waiting. They're torn between Brexit boredom and a nagging concern that it's wasting time they could be spending on other European issues. Alastair Mac
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Shutdown clouds outlook for U.S. economic growth

Shutdown clouds outlook for U.S. economic growth

The government shutdown could delay tax refunds and hit companies that rely on consumer spending.
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Czech teen with paralysis paints with her mouth

Czech teen with paralysis paints with her mouth

Barbora Sedlackova uses her mouth to create beautiful paintings after she was paralyzed from neck down at the age of six.
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Tesla stock drops

Tesla stock drops

Shares of Tesla plunged after the company said it's cutting jobs to speed up delivery of mass-market Model 3 sedan and gave a lower fourth-quarter profit outlook.
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Sweden finally forms a government, four months after the country's election

Sweden finally forms a government, four months after the country's election

Sweden's parliament handed Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven a second term in office on Friday, ending more than four months of deadlock after an inconclusive election that had allowed a populist party to threaten the traditional balance of power.
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Germany, China pledge deeper financial cooperation

Germany, China pledge deeper financial cooperation

Germany and China on Friday signed agreements to strengthen coordination in banking, finance and capital markets, and pledged to further open market access and deepen cooperation to broaden economic ties.
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EU rules in cars, farming out of U.S. trade talks

EU rules in cars, farming out of U.S. trade talks

The European Union is willing to discuss car tariffs but will not remove duties on farm products in free trade talks with the United States, its trade chief said on Friday, setting it up for a potential conflict with Washington.
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India promotes Ice hockey for the youth in the Himalayas

India promotes Ice hockey for the youth in the Himalayas

India hosted Ice hockey tournament with Tibet to popularize the sport with young people in the Himalayan region and to boost tourism.
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Protests break out against 'McJesus' sculpture in Israel

Protests break out against 'McJesus' sculpture in Israel

Haifa Museum of Art will take down a life-sized Ronald McDonald exhibition statue depicting Jesus on a cross after violent clashes broke out in the city.
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Democrats ready probes into Trump ties to Deutsche Bank

Democrats ready probes into Trump ties to Deutsche Bank

Democrats now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives are working out which House panels will take the lead in investigating President Donald Trump’s business ties to Deutsche Bank, lawmakers and aides familiar with the plans told Reuters.
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UK shoppers rein in spending as Brexit nears

UK shoppers rein in spending as Brexit nears

British shoppers cut back on spending in the three months to December for the first time since last spring, adding to evidence of a consumer slowdown as Brexit approaches.
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No-deal contingencies continue amid Brexit stalemate

No-deal contingencies continue amid Brexit stalemate

British business is in a frantic last-bid effort to get itself onto a protective footing for a possible 'no-deal' hard Brexit on March 29th. And, as Laura Frykberg reports, trading partners in the EU are doing so too - with France triggering its own
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Netflix forecast misses Wall Street view, shares dip

Netflix forecast misses Wall Street view, shares dip

Netflix forecast first-quarter revenue slightly below Wall Street estimates on Thursday, even after a record quarter for new customers, sending shares of the world’s largest streaming service down 4 percent in after-hours trading.
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Markets: Europe's shares lifted by trade hopes, Ryanair's grounded

Markets: Europe's shares lifted by trade hopes, Ryanair's grounded

European shares rose on Friday, hitting their highest level since early December as renewed hopes for trade negotiations between the United States and China lifted markets from Wall Street to Beijing. But as David Pollard reports, another profit war
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Former Nissan chief Ghosn faces fresh allegations

Former Nissan chief Ghosn faces fresh allegations

Arrested auto executive Carlos Ghosn improperly received $9 million in compensation from a joint venture between Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corp, the companies said on Friday.
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Israeli museum to drop "McJesus" sculpture after protests

Israeli museum to drop "McJesus" sculpture after protests

An Israeli museum plans to withdraw a sculpture depicting the McDonald's mascot as the crucified Jesus following protests which briefly united the country's Christian minority, its populist culture minister, and the pro-Palestinian artist.
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It's Fortnite vs Netflix in a battle for eyes

It's Fortnite vs Netflix in a battle for eyes

Fortnite is battling media titans into a corner, with the smash hit game probably bringing in more in sales than any Hollywood movie last year. Netflix said this week that it is threatened too, in the fight for viewers’ attention. Reuters Breakingvie
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Argentina crisis sees businesses cut costs, but not workers

Argentina crisis sees businesses cut costs, but not workers

Like many Argentinean businessmen, Marco Meloni is doing everything he can to avoid laying off staff at his textile factory despite a slump in sales, more than 70 percent interest rates and soaring utility bills. The reason? He doesn't have the money
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Will Senegal's new railway go anywhere?

Will Senegal's new railway go anywhere?

Work has begun on Senegal's new landmark railway, but critics say it's a waste of time and money.
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North Korean envoy arrives in U.S. for talks with Pompeo

North Korean envoy arrives in U.S. for talks with Pompeo

North Korea's top nuclear negotiator arrives in Washington for talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a possible encounter with President Donald Trump aimed a laying the groundwork for a second U.S.-North Korea summit.
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One dead and one injured in Texas church shooting

One dead and one injured in Texas church shooting

Police are searching for a man they say fatally shot his wife in the parking lot of a church, as well as shooting and critically injuring his daughter.
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Trump cancels Davos delegation

Trump cancels Davos delegation

U.S. President Donald Trump cancelled the U.S. delegation to World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Thursday.
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Trump nixes Pelosi travel in shutdown fight

Trump nixes Pelosi travel in shutdown fight

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday stopped House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi from using a military plane for an overseas trip, in a tit for tat after the Democratic leader’s suggestion he postpone the State of the Union address durin
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Wall Street rallies on trade hopes

Wall Street rallies on trade hopes

U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday as hopes of a resolution to the trade dispute between the United States and China boosted industrial shares and lifted investor sentiment.
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Microsoft commits $500 mln for housing in Seattle

Microsoft commits $500 mln for housing in Seattle

Microsoft gave half a billion dollars to address the affordable housing crisis in Seattle's suburbs, the Eastside of King County and the Puget Sound.
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Facebook blocks accounts

Facebook blocks accounts

Facebook removed hundreds of Russia-initiated accounts, including some linked to state-owned news agency Sputnik.
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Car bomb kills at least nine in Colombia

Car bomb kills at least nine in Colombia

A car bomb exploded at a police academy in Colombia's capital Bogota on Thursday, killing at least nine people and wounding over 20 in an attack that prompted fears of a return to the country's violent past.
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Trump missile defense review calls out N.Korea

Trump missile defense review calls out N.Korea

President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated.
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Cohen says he rigged polls for Trump

Cohen says he rigged polls for Trump

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data “at the direction of and for the sole benefit of” Trump. Jonah Green is on the story.
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Vanguard founder John Bogle dies at 89

Vanguard founder John Bogle dies at 89

John Bogle, the pioneer of low-cost investing who founded the Vanguard Group, died at the age of 89. Fred Katayama looks back at his legacy.
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Toddler trapped for days in Spanish water well

Toddler trapped for days in Spanish water well

Spanish emergency services were on Thursday working to rescue a toddler trapped in a well since Sunday (January 13).The two-year-old boy was seen falling into the well as his family walked through a private estate in Totalan, Malaga, in southern Spai
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Britain searches for Brexit 'Plan B'

Britain searches for Brexit 'Plan B'

Britain's last-minute scramble to shape its exit from the EU, its biggest policy upheaval in half a century, hit the rocks on Thursday as Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dug in their heels for competing visions.
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Hitachi halts UK nuclear project as energy supply crunch looms

Hitachi halts UK nuclear project as energy supply crunch looms

Japan's Hitachi put a $28 billion nuclear power project in Britain on hold on Thursday, dealing a blow to the country's plans for the replacement of ageing plants.
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