Japan foreign minister says South Korea's move 'completely mistaken response'

World News - 10 hours 43 min ago
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Thursday criticized South Korea for terminating an intelligence agreement between the two countries, calling it a "completely mistaken response" and extremely regrettable.
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Employee of Britain's Hong Kong mission held in China over prostitution: report

World News - 10 hours 47 min ago
An employee of the British consulate in Hong Kong has been detained in China for involvement in prostitution, the state-backed Global Times newspaper said on Thursday, as Britain said it continued to urgently seek information.
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Banks call for order in Hong Kong as jewelers warn of trade fair dud

World News - 10 hours 47 min ago
Hong Kong banks published full-page newspaper ads calling for law and order in the Chinese-ruled city and international jewelers sought the rescheduling of a huge trade fair as weeks of pro-democracy protests showed no sign of let-up on Thursday.
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Britain presses for information on HK consulate worker detained in China

World News - 10 hours 47 min ago
Britain's Foreign Office continues to "urgently seek further information" about an employee of its Hong Kong consulate who was detained in China, it said on Thursday.
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Australia sees rush of Hong Kong millionaires amid unrest

World News - 10 hours 47 min ago
Australia is seeing an increase in interest in its millionaires-only visa program from wealthy Hong Kong residents who are eyeing a safety net amid political turmoil in the Chinese-ruled territory, migration lawyers told Reuters.
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An African American mother and daughter journey to their family's past in Ghana

World News - 11 hours 11 min ago
Halfway across the Atlantic Ocean, the plane carrying Tani Sanchez and her daughter Tani Sylvester on a heritage tour to Ghana crossed paths with a powerful storm.
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Bangladesh bid to repatriate Rohingya stalls as refugees refuse to return to Myanmar

World News - 11 hours 17 min ago
An attempt to begin repatriating thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in camps in Bangladesh stalled on Thursday after nearly 300 refugee families refused to go back to Myanmar, almost a year after a similar effort failed amid protests.
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Iran ready to work on French nuclear deal proposals, does not want war: foreign minister

World News - 11 hours 27 min ago
Iran is prepared to work on French proposals to salvage the international nuclear deal that Tehran signed with world powers in 2015 but it will not tolerate U.S. interference in the Gulf, its foreign minister said on Thursday.
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Graphic: Factory woes grip swing states that flipped for Trump in 2016

World News - 11 hours 38 min ago
A slowdown in U.S. manufacturing is hitting jobs in states that flipped to Donald Trump in the 2016 election and that will be key to the Republican president's re-election prospects in 2020.
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Special Report: How Cuba taught Venezuela to quash military dissent

World News - 11 hours 47 min ago
In December 2007, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez suffered his first defeat at the polls.
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Setting stern tone, France's Macron to spar with Britain's Johnson on Brexit

World News - 12 hours 43 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Thursday try to convince France to reopen Brexit negotiations less than a day after President Emmanuel Macron bluntly ruled out any further talks on the divorce deal.
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France's Macron to Johnson: Britain's destiny is your choice alone

World News - 12 hours 43 min ago
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday told Prime Minister Boris Johnson that it was for him to choose Britain's destiny and that while a no-deal scenario was not the European Union's wish, the bloc would be ready for it.
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Stocks edge down as investors crave clarity on Fed stance

World News - 12 hours 47 min ago
Share markets slipped on Thursday as uncertainty over the outlook for U.S. interest rate cuts left investors on edge, with the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting exposing rifts over its recent easing.
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Washington Governor Inslee withdraws bid for U.S. Democratic presidential nomination

World News - 12 hours 53 min ago
Washington state Governor Jay Inslee, who made the fight against climate change the focus of his White House campaign, said on Wednesday he was withdrawing from the race for the 2020 U.S. Democratic presidential nomination.
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Fed was divided on rate cut, wanted to avoid appearing on path for more cuts

World News - 12 hours 56 min ago
Federal Reserve policymakers were deeply divided over whether to cut interest rates last month but were united in wanting to signal they were not on a preset path to more cuts, a message not likely to sit well with U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Employee at Britain's Hong Kong mission detained in China over prostitution: report

World News - 13 hours 3 min ago
An employee at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been detained in China for involvement in prostitution, China's state-backed Global Times newspaper said on Thursday.
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'We want detail,' senior EU official tells Brexit Britain

World News - 13 hours 6 min ago
The European Union is seeking detailed proposals soon from London on Brexit, a senior official in Brussels said, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pursued efforts to convince the bloc's leaders to change the terms of the divorce.
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Bernie Sanders proposes $16.3 trillion Green New Deal plan

World News - 13 hours 7 min ago
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled a climate change strategy on Thursday that would mobilize $16.3 trillion to help the U.S. generate 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and achieve "full decarbonization" by 2050.
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Israel eases rules on cyber weapons exports despite criticism

World News - 13 hours 14 min ago
Israel is easing export rules on offensive cyber weapons, despite accusations by human rights and privacy groups that its technologies are used by some governments to spy on political foes and crush dissent.
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Over Fed minutes, a Trump-shaped shadow

World News - 13 hours 27 min ago
The one thing Federal Reserve officials were in broad agreement about at their last meeting was this: to not tip their hands about what happens next.
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