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In U.S., pope's summit on sex abuse seen as too little, too late

World News - 2 hours 53 min ago
In the study of his home outside Washington, former priest Tom Doyle searched a shelf packed with books to find the thick report that led him to walk away from the priesthood and become an advocate for victims of sexual abuse by clergymen.
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Trump team to scrap talks with California on auto emissions: official

World News - 3 hours 51 sec ago
U.S. federal officials have decided to end negotiations with California over the Trump administration's plans to roll back fuel economy rules designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a government official said on Wednesday.
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Venezuela security forces kill, punish anti-Maduro protesters: Amnesty

World News - 3 hours 5 min ago
Venezuelan security forces have executed several people and arbitrarily detained hundreds of others in a campaign to punish people who protested against President Nicolas Maduro, human rights group Amnesty International said on Wednesday.
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As Maduro holds on, Venezuela opposition eyes negotiated transition

World News - 3 hours 5 min ago
Venezuela's opposition is trying to convince ruling Socialist Party officials to join a transition government, shifting focus as it seeks to unseat President Nicolas Maduro, who has clung to power in the face of growing international pressure and U.S. sanctions.
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Moscow ready to cut time for nuclear strike on U.S. if necessary: Putin

World News - 3 hours 6 min ago
Moscow will match any U.S. move to deploy new nuclear missiles closer to Russia by stationing its own missiles closer to the United States or by deploying faster missiles or both, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
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Asia push, Wall Street support lift stocks; oil rises

World News - 3 hours 10 min ago
World stocks rose on Wednesday, hitting a four-month high on hopes for progress in trade talks between the United States and China, and a supportive backdrop from major central banks also helped push risk assets higher.
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Snow, sleet threaten U.S. East Coast, hinder hundreds of flights

World News - 3 hours 14 min ago
A winter storm bore down on the U.S. East Coast on Wednesday, threatening to snarl New York City's evening commute after hindering air travel along the East Coast and prompting the shutdown of federal offices in Washington.
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Microsoft says discovers hacking targeting democratic institutions in Europe

World News - 3 hours 19 min ago
Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it had discovered cyber attacks directed at democratic institutions, think tanks and non-profit organizations in Europe and would offer a cyber security service to several countries to close security gaps.
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Wall St. mostly edges up in volatile trade after Fed minutes

World News - 3 hours 29 min ago
U.S. stocks were mostly higher in volatile late-afternoon trade on Wednesday as the release of the Federal Reserve's minutes from its January meeting showed policymakers thought pausing on U.S. interest rate hikes last month posed little risk.
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CVS profit miss, rebate questions send shares tumbling 8 percent

World News - 3 hours 33 min ago
CVS Health Corp on Wednesday forecast 2019 profit well below Wall Street estimates due to weakness in its pharmacy business that serves long-term care facilities and slower than anticipated growth in drug prices, sending shares down 8 percent.
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UK's May holds 'constructive' Brexit talks with wary EU

World News - 3 hours 46 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she held "constructive" talks in Brussels on Wednesday as she sought concessions on Brexit from a skeptical European Union, her strategy further battered by the defection of three lawmakers.
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Fed minutes leave questions on balance sheet, patience

World News - 3 hours 50 min ago
Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday gave little sense of how long their "patient" stance on U.S. interest rate policy would last, and while promising "before too long" a plan for their $4 trillion balance sheet, left unclear what that plan would entail.
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January FOMC minutes: Little risk in pause

World News - 3 hours 50 min ago
Federal Reserve policymakers thought pausing on U.S. interest rate hikes last month posed little risk and plenty of benefit, minutes from their Jan. 29-30 meeting showed, giving them time to assess the effects of a global slowdown and the Fed's rate hikes to date on U.S. economic momentum.
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Guaido says he's trying to freeze Venezuelan accounts in Switzerland

World News - 4 hours 24 min ago
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said he spoke to Switzerland's president on Wednesday to try to freeze banks accounts belonging to the tumultuous South American nation after "irregular movements" were discovered.
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Venezuela closes maritime border with Dutch islands to stop aid

World News - 4 hours 26 min ago
Venezuela's government on Wednesday said it had closed the country's maritime border with the Dutch Caribbean islands due to the opposition's plan to bring in humanitarian aid this Saturday to alleviate an economic crisis it denies exists.
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Trump 'fear-mongering' fuels rise of U.S. hate groups to record: watchdog

World News - 4 hours 33 min ago
The number of hate groups operating in the United States rose 7 percent to an all-time high last year, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday, attributing the increase largely to anti-immigrant rhetoric from President Donald Trump.
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Three UK Conservatives quit party in protest at 'disastrous Brexit'

World News - 4 hours 43 min ago
Three lawmakers from Britain's governing Conservatives quit over the government's "disastrous handling of Brexit" on Wednesday, in a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's attempts to unite her party around plans to leave the European Union.
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UBS to appeal after fined 4.5 billion euros in French tax fraud case

World News - 4 hours 50 min ago
A French court found Swiss bank UBS AG guilty of illegally soliciting clients and laundering the proceeds of tax evasion, ordering it to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) in penalties.
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UBS CEO says French appeals process to take 'several years'

World News - 4 hours 51 min ago
UBS Group expects its appeal of a French court verdict ordering the Swiss bank to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.10 billion) for aiding tax evasion to last years, Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti told staff in a memo.
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Explainer: Does Islamic State still pose a threat?

World News - 5 hours 7 min ago
Islamic State looks about to lose its last foothold on the banks of the Euphrates in Syria, but though its era of territorial rule may have been expunged for now, there is near universal agreement that the group remains a threat.
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