Former Illinois governor Blagojevich thanks Trump for commuting sentence

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 19:20
Rod Blagojevich, a former Illinois governor forced out of office for trying to peddle Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat, thanked President Donald Trump on Wednesday for commuting his prison sentence and again proclaimed his innocence.
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Haiti political morass fuels growing crisis of hunger, malnutrition

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 19:16
Farmhand Celavi Belor has lost so much weight over the past year his clothes hang limply off his angular frame.
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S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record closing highs, lifted by China stimulus hopes

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 19:13
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq rose to record closing highs on Wednesday as optimism that China would take more measures to prop up its economy eased concerns about the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic.
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German police confirm eight dead in shootings near Frankfurt

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 19:13
Eight people were killed on Wednesday in two shooting incidents in the western German city of Hanau, police said.
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U.S. meeting on Huawei, China policy still on for Thursday despite Trump tweets: sources

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 18:58
A meeting of U.S. government officials to discuss further curbs on exports to Huawei and China is still on for Thursday, two sources said, despite a pushback from President Donald Trump against stricter limits on shipments of U.S. products overseas.
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Trump offered to pardon Assange if he denied Russia helped leak Democrats' emails: lawyer

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 18:28
U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks' publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court heard on Wednesday.
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Argentina's energy bust spawns 'ghost town' in prized Vaca Muerta

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 18:27
Just weeks into his young administration, Argentina's new president convened a meeting with executives from Chevron Corp , Royal Dutch Shell PLC and other oil companies in a bid to smooth things over with an industry which he had slammed as a candidate months before.
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Bloomberg's transaction tax sets stage for clash with Wall Street clients

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 18:20
Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg's decision to back a tax on trades marks a blow for Wall Street lobbyists which had seen the moderate Democrat as a potential ally, said analysts and lobbyists.
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Boeing, crash victims' lawyers negotiate over access to 737 MAX documents

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 18:08
Boeing Co and lawyers representing families of victims of a 737 MAX crash agreed in court on Wednesday to hold a conference call with U.S. government crash probe authorities over access to documents related to the now-grounded aircraft's design, development and two fatal disasters involving it.
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Libya government, Haftar's forces dim hopes of salvaging U.N. ceasefire talks

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 18:00
Libya's internationally recognised leader on Wednesday dashed hopes of quickly reviving U.N. ceasefire negotiations after his side withdrew, saying talk of them resuming had been overtaken by events as eastern forces continue to shell the capital.
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Convicted criminals are among the special police terrorizing Venezuela

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 17:49
Since President Nicolas Maduro founded the Special Action Force of Venezuela's National Police two-and-a-half years ago, the squad has earned a fearsome reputation in poor neighborhoods across Venezuela.
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Factbox: Global efforts to develop vaccines, drugs to fight the coronavirus

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 17:43
Researchers and drug companies are scrambling to develop vaccines and treatments to fight the new coronavirus that emerged in central China in December and has spread to more than two dozen countries, killing more than 2,000 people.
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Passengers leave coronavirus cruise ship at last as Japan control efforts come under fire

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 16:49
Hundreds of passengers trundled off a cruise ship in Japan on Wednesday after being held on board in quarantine for more than two weeks, as criticism mounted of Japan's handling of the biggest coronavirus outbreak outside China.
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French judges step up Ghosn probe over palace party, Oman dealings

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 16:46
French prosecutors have stepped up their investigation into alleged misappropriation of funds at Renault by former boss Carlos Ghosn, saying a judge had now been assigned to the case to launch a formal investigation.
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Stocks scale fresh peaks on slowing virus, dollar gains

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 16:37
The dollar gained while several U.S. and European equity indexes scaled fresh peaks on Wednesday after China reported another decline in new coronavirus cases and on expectations of Chinese stimulus to counter a slowdown in growth.
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Japan warns of coronavirus hit on tourism but keeps 40 mln visitor target

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 16:34
The number of foreign visitors to Japan fell for the fourth month in January as the impact of a South Korean boycott weighed, with further, sharper falls expected as the coronavirus outbreak keeps away Chinese travellers.
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Exclusive: Google users in UK to lose EU data protection - sources

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 16:29
Google is planning to move its British users' accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under U.S. jurisdiction instead, sources said.
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Explainer: Who is Roger Stone and why does he face prison?

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 16:19
A federal judge on Thursday is scheduled to sentence Roger Stone, a long-time adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, in a criminal case that has roiled the Justice Department and drawn the Republican president's ire.
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Weinstein rape trial deliberations resume after defense tries to oust juror

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 16:17
The jury in former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's rape trial resumed deliberations on Wednesday, as his lawyers failed in their effort to get a juror removed for writing a review of a novel partly set in the #MeToo era during the trial.
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U.S. Attorney General Barr considers quitting over Trump tweets: source

World News - Wed, 2020-02-19 16:17
U.S. Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning over President Donald Trump's tweets about Justice Department investigations, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, while the department said he was not leaving.
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