Stepping into power, Britain's Johnson seeks more diverse cabinet

World News - 1 hour 20 min ago
Taking over as Britain's prime minister on Wednesday, Boris Johnson is expected to unveil a more diverse top team in a government to be tasked with delivering Brexit by the end of October, with or without a deal.
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Senior lawmaker rejects Justice Department limits on Mueller testimony

World News - 1 hour 23 min ago
A day before Robert Mueller's eagerly anticipated congressional testimony, a senior Democratic U.S. lawmaker on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump's Justice Department of arrogance in instructing the former special counsel to limit the scope of his remarks and said it lacked the authority for such a directive.
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Timeline: Big moments in Mueller investigation of Russian meddling in 2016 U.S. election

World News - 1 hour 23 min ago
Here is a timeline of significant developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Moscow.
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'Guatemala has not been good': Trump threatens tariffs, fees on migrant cash

World News - 1 hour 31 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump said he is considering a "ban," tariffs and remittance fees after Guatemala decided not to ink a safe third country agreement that would have required the poor Central American country to take in more asylum seekers.
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Guatemala blames opponents after Trump tariff threat

World News - 1 hour 31 min ago
Guatemala's Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel on Tuesday blamed unnamed "national actors" for damaging relations with the United States and said they would be responsible if U.S. President Donald Trump puts tariffs on the poor Central American nation.
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North Carolina 'bathroom bill' settlement approved

World News - 1 hour 43 min ago
Transgender people in North Carolina can use any public restroom in state-run buildings that conforms with their gender identity under a U.S. court settlement approved on Tuesday, in the latest turn of a long-running dispute that divided the state.
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Facebook to create privacy panel, pay $5 billion to U.S. to settle allegations

World News - 1 hour 45 min ago
The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday that Facebook Inc has agreed to a sweeping settlement of significant allegations it mishandled user privacy and pay $5 billion, two people briefed on the matter said.
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Trump sues to block House panel from getting his state tax returns

World News - 1 hour 46 min ago
President Donald Trump on Tuesday sued to block a U.S. House of Representatives committee from obtaining his New York state tax returns, with his lawyer accusing the Democratic-controlled panel of "presidential harassment."
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Nissan plans to cut over 10,000 jobs globally: source

World News - 2 hours 13 min ago
Nissan Motor Co Ltd is planning to cut more than 10,000 jobs globally to help turn around its business, a source said on Wednesday, showing a tough road ahead for the automaker which is also reeling from the ouster of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.
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Asia stocks cautious on trade talks; euro under pressure

World News - 2 hours 21 min ago
Asian shares nudged higher on Wednesday amid hints of progress in the Sino-U.S. trade saga, while the dollar hit two-month highs on the euro as investors wagered on a dovish outcome from the European Central Bank's coming policy meeting.
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Puerto Rico officials order governor, aides to hand over phones amid scandal

World News - 3 hours 14 min ago
Puerto Rican officials on Tuesday executed search warrants for the mobile phones of Governor Ricardo Rosselló and his top associates amid scandals that have provoked 10 days of protests demanding his resignation and took a toll on tourism.
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Pounding rains, flash floods drench northeastern United States

World News - 3 hours 41 min ago
Severe wind and rain in the northeastern United States left thousands without power on Tuesday, as a record-breaking heat wave ebbed and a flash flood threat moved south with the storm.
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Former lobbyist Esper sworn in as Pentagon chief

World News - 3 hours 54 min ago
Army Secretary Mark Esper was sworn in as U.S. secretary of defense on Tuesday, hours after being confirmed by the Senate in a strong bipartisan vote that ended the longest period by far the Pentagon had been without a permanent top official.
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Kabul seeks clarification on Trump talk of wiping out Afghanistan

World News - 4 hours 23 min ago
Afghanistan called on Tuesday for an explanation of comments by U.S. President Donald Trump in which he said he could win the Afghan war in just 10 days by wiping out the country, but did not want "to kill 10 million people."
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Britain's new leader Johnson: 'We are going to get Brexit done'

World News - 4 hours 43 min ago
Boris Johnson, the Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by the end of October, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday.
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'Different kind of guy': Trump sees kindred spirit in Boris Johnson

World News - 4 hours 43 min ago
They have signature strawberry blonde hair styles. They like to throw rhetorical bombs with little regard for the political consequences. And they both have a celebrity style that generates headlines.
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Trump administration proposed rule would cut 3 million people from food stamps

World News - 4 hours 44 min ago
The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed a rule to tighten food stamp eligibility that would cut about 3.1 million people from the program, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials said, drawing ire from Democratic senators and advocacy groups.
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Mueller report shows evidence Trump committed crimes, House Judiciary chairman says

World News - 4 hours 46 min ago
The top Democrat on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said Sunday he believes there is "substantial evidence" that President Donald Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors, and he plans to ask former Special Counsel Robert Mueller to present those facts at a congressional hearing on Wednesday.
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Missing Canada teens now suspects in murder of tourists

World News - 5 hours 2 min ago
The two teenage boys who were first categorized as missing in northern Canada are now suspects in the murder of an Australian tourist and his American girlfriend, as well as an unidentified man whose body was found near the boys' abandoned flaming car, police said on Tuesday.
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U.S. military took defensive action against second Iranian drone last week

World News - 5 hours 4 min ago
A U.S. Navy ship took defensive action against a second Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz last week, but did not see the drone go into the water, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.
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