Youth climate activists to join Sweden's Thunberg in protest at U.S. Supreme Court

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 07:14
Seven young Americans who have sued the U.S. government for failing to take action on climate change will join Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on the steps of the Supreme Court on Wednesday to urge political leaders and lawmakers to support their legal fight and take action to phase out the use of fossil fuels.
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Parliament suspension not a matter for judges, UK Supreme Court told

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 07:02
Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament is a political issue and not a matter for judges, a lawyer for the prime minister said on Wednesday as he sought to persuade the British Supreme Court that the five-week shutdown was lawful.
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EU warns Britain heading for a no-deal Brexit

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 06:56
The European Union warned on Wednesday that Britain was headed for a damaging no-deal Brexit, with London's ideas for solving the contentious issue of the Irish border still unlikely to unlock a deal just six weeks before Britain is due to leave.
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JPMorgan says UK unlikely to get a Brexit deal at October summit

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 06:56
U.S. investment bank JPMorgan said on Wednesday it was negative about the prospects of Prime Minister Boris Johnson striking a Brexit deal at the Oct. 17-18 EU summit.
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France's Macron to meet Qatari emir in wake of Saudi oil attack

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 06:49
President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with Qatar's ruling emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Thursday, the French presidency said.
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UK could challenge Brexit delay act in court - lawyer says he has heard

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 06:39
The British government could go to court to challenge an act brought by opposition lawmakers that forces it to ask for an extension to Brexit if it has not agreed a deal, a lawyer who has led an alternative challenge said.
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Israel's Netanyahu left teetering after close election

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 06:36
Israel's election was too close to call on Wednesday, with a partial vote tally showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with his main rival, former military chief Benny Gantz.
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Saudi crown prince requests help from South Korea to strengthen air defenses: Yonhap

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 05:30
Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has requested help from South Korea to strengthen the country's air defense system after attacks on two oil plants initially halved the country's oil production, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday.
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Do not underestimate no-deal Brexit, EU's Barnier warns

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 05:13
The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator warned on Wednesday not to underestimate the consequences of any no-deal Brexit and said issues raised by Britain's exit from the EU would still need addressing before a future relationship could be agreed.
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EU should only agree to Brexit extension if London has a plan: BDI

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 05:13
The European Union should not agree to another Brexit extension unless Britain underpins such a request with a proposal on how to unlock a domestic deadlock and avoid a no-deal Brexit, Germany's powerful BDI industry association said on Wednesday.
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No deal Brexit 'a big significant risk': Scotland's Sturgeon

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 05:13
There is still a big risk of Britain crashing out of the European Union without reaching a deal with the bloc, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday.
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Risk of no-deal Brexit 'very real', EU's Juncker says

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 03:58
A deal to ensure a smooth British exit from the European Union is still possible but the risk of a no-deal is also "very real", European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday.
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UK Supreme Court to hear more arguments on suspension of parliament

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 03:58
Britain's Supreme Court will continue hearing legal arguments on Wednesday from the government and its opponents on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully when he decided to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit.
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Saudi Arabia promises 'material evidence' linking Iran to oil attack

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 03:53
Saudi Arabia said it would show evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous escalation of Middle East frictions.
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Explainer: Five ways the Fed's expected rate cut could affect consumers

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 03:36
If the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates as expected on Wednesday, the decision could have wide-ranging implications for consumers' wallets.
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Exclusive: Pence rebuffs Solomon Islands PM after nation cuts ties with Taiwan

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 03:29
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has canceled plans to meet with the leader of the Solomon Islands to discuss development partnerships after the Pacific island cut ties with Taiwan in favor of China this week, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday.
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Saudi oil attacks came from southwest Iran, U.S. official says, raising tensions

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 03:23
The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters, an assessment that further increases tension in the Middle East.
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Finnish minister says no-deal Brexit is quite likely

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 03:22
It is quite likely that Britain will leave the European Union without a deal at the end of October, Finland's minister for European affairs told EU lawmakers on Wednesday.
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Saudi envoy says Iran was behind attacks on oil facilities

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 03:21
Saudi Arabia's ambassador to London said on Wednesday that Iran was almost certainly behind attacks on Saudi oil facilities.
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Window closing fast for WeWork parent to launch IPO this year

World News - Wed, 2019-09-18 02:40
WeWork owner The We Company faces strong headwinds in achieving its goal of launching an initial public offering (IPO) by the end of the year after postponing it this month, fund managers and capital markets professionals said.
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