Nations agree on global climate pact rules

Nations agree on global climate pact rules

Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.
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Meet Japan's granny idol group: 'Obachaaan'

Meet Japan's granny idol group: 'Obachaaan'

They sing, they dance and they rap - but most importantly, these talented grannies are promoting their city in a funk-filled way as Japan hosts its first G20 summit.
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FAA identifies new risk on Boeing 737 MAX

FAA identifies new risk on Boeing 737 MAX

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new potential risk that Boeing must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency told Reuters on Wednesday. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
Senate approves its own border aid bill amid photo outrage

Senate approves its own border aid bill amid photo outrage

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would grant $4.6 billion for border aid in a bid to stem illegal migration across the country’s southern border with Mexico, setting up a showdown with House Democrats. Chris Dignam has more.
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S&P 500 falls for fourth straight session

S&P 500 falls for fourth straight session

Technology stocks were a standout after a late-day sell-off pushed the rest of the market into negative territory as trade hopes fizzled. Conway G.
'Awful’ photo of drowned migrants sparks outrage

'Awful’ photo of drowned migrants sparks outrage

A harrowing photo of a man and his young daughter who drowned on the U.S.-Mexico border has brought global attention to the dangers for a wave of mostly Latin American migrants traveling north, with Pope Francis on Wednesday expressing "immense sadne
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House panel subpoenas Kellyanne Conway

House panel subpoenas Kellyanne Conway

The House Oversight Committee voted on Wednesday to subpoena testimony from Kellyanne Conway after she failed to appear at a hearing about her alleged violations of the Hatch Act, a law that limits federal employees' political activity.
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Kushner quiet on details of Mideast peace plan

Kushner quiet on details of Mideast peace plan

The Trump administration is chasing support for an economic plan that it says will be a foundation for Israeli-Palestinian peace. But the Palestinians - and many other Arabs - don't think their pitch will work without a political solution to the deca
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Mirazur: Inside the world's best restaurant

Mirazur: Inside the world's best restaurant

Nestled in the hills along the French Riviera, Mirazur has been crowned the world's best restaurant - an accolade it can add to it's three Michelin stars.
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U.S. aims to relaunch China trade talks after G20

U.S. aims to relaunch China trade talks after G20

The United States hopes to re-launch trade talks with China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping meet in Japan on Saturday, but Washington will not accept any conditions around the U.S. use of tariffs in the dispute, a senior adminis
Philadelphia refinery could close for good - sources

Philadelphia refinery could close for good - sources

Philadelphia Energy Solutions is expected to seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, sources tell Reuters.
EU hits Broadcom with antitrust probe

EU hits Broadcom with antitrust probe

Chipmaker Broadcom is the latest U.S. tech firm to face a probe by EU regulators, and that's unlikely to go down well with Donald Trump.
Turkey's currency crisis is over, the pain isn't

Turkey's currency crisis is over, the pain isn't

More than four and a half million people are unemployed in Turkey, where the official jobless rate stands above 14 percent, the highest in nearly a decade.
Trade war the hot topic as leaders prepare for G20

Trade war the hot topic as leaders prepare for G20

Concerns over trade, conflict and oil will dominate a summit of the Group of 20 major economies in Japan this weekend, with attention focused on a meeting between the leaders of the United States and China, embroiled in a lengthy trade war.
Bitcoin reaches 18-month high as Facebook's Libra spurs interest

Bitcoin reaches 18-month high as Facebook's Libra spurs interest

Bitcoin jumped to an 18-month high on Wednesday, a surge analysts said was caused by nervous traders looking for safety in alternative investments and expectations that Facebook's Libra could turn cryptocurrencies mainstream.
The boxer who fights against gender violence

The boxer who fights against gender violence

Beaten up by her partner when she was pregnant with her first child, Miriam Gutierrez, has since used boxing, and now politics, to champion women's rights.
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Investors with $34tln demand climate action

Investors with $34tln demand climate action

Investors responsible for $34 trillion in assets have signed a joint letter demanding governments act to meet targets on climate change set down in the Paris accords of 2015.
S.Korea, Saudi Arabia sign total $8.3 bln worth deals

S.Korea, Saudi Arabia sign total $8.3 bln worth deals

South Korea says it and Saudi Arabia have signed deals worth a total $8.3 bln. As Francis Maguire reports, the deals came as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits South Korea to bolster economic ties between two countries.
Big carmakers including VW, FCA could face 2021 EU emissions fines - study

Big carmakers including VW, FCA could face 2021 EU emissions fines - study

Volkswagen and FiatChrysler could together face billions of dollars in penalties if they fail to meet the European Union's emissions targets set for 2021, according to a new study.
U.S. House passes $4.5 billion border aid bill

U.S. House passes $4.5 billion border aid bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a $4.5 billion aid package to address the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, including new standards for migrants in custody after reports of young children facing squalid conditions in overcrow
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Special Counsel Mueller to testify before congress

Special Counsel Mueller to testify before congress

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who issued a report in April on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, will testify in open session before the House of Representatives Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on July 17, the panels' De
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San Francisco bans e-cigarette sales in the city

San Francisco bans e-cigarette sales in the city

It's the most far-reaching crackdown on vaping to date. San Francisco has became the first major U.S. city to vote for a ban on the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
Exclusive: Facebook to ID French hate speech suspects

Exclusive: Facebook to ID French hate speech suspects

In a world first, Facebook has agreed to hand over the identification data of French users suspected of hate speech on its platform to judges.
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Wall Street drops amid tech selloff

Wall Street drops amid tech selloff

Wall Street fell on Tuesday, led by a selloff in tech shares, as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell pushed back on pressure from President Donald Trump to cut interest rates.
U.S. launches Mideast peace plan amid skepticism

U.S. launches Mideast peace plan amid skepticism

The Trump administration launches the first part of its Middle East peace plan -- an economic blueprint. But politics is absent, and so are the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
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