Islamic State closer to defeat in last Syrian enclave

World News - 9 hours 6 min ago
Islamic State appeared closer to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday, as a civilian convoy left the besieged area where U.S.-backed forces estimate a few hundred jihadists are still holed up.
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Teen in Lincoln Memorial protest sues Washington Post for $250 million

World News - 9 hours 6 min ago
A high school student from Covington, Kentucky, sued the Washington Post for defamation on Tuesday, claiming the newspaper falsely accused him of racist acts and instigating a confrontation with a Native American activist in a January videotaped incident at the Lincoln Memorial.
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No host? No problem. Queen, Lady Gaga bring Grammys vibe to Oscars

World News - 9 hours 16 min ago
There won't be a host and Sunday's Oscars ceremony won't open with the traditional monologue in which celebrities and politicians are skewered.
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French court fines UBS 4.5 billion euros in tax fraud case

World News - 9 hours 18 min ago
A French court on Wednesday found Swiss bank UBS AG guilty of illegally soliciting clients in France and laundering the proceeds of tax evasion, and ordered it to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) in penalties.
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Russian President Putin's address to parliament

World News - 9 hours 19 min ago
The following are highlights from Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual address to parliament on Wednesday. The highlights will be continuously updated throughout the speech.
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UBS slams French verdict in tax evasion trial

World News - 9 hours 25 min ago
UBS slammed a French court verdict on Wednesday ordering the Swiss bank to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.10 billion) after finding it guilty of aiding tax evasion.
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CVS Health's forecast points to more pain at long-term care business

World News - 9 hours 33 min ago
CVS Health Corp blamed weakness in its long-term healthcare business for a shortfall in its full-year profit forecast, indicating more troubles at the unit it bought about four years ago.
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Southwest cuts growth forecast on government shutdown pain

World News - 9 hours 45 min ago
Southwest Airlines Co cut its forecast for first-quarter revenue per seat mile on Wednesday, citing weak passenger demand and a $60 million hit to first-quarter sales from the longest partial U.S. government shutdown.
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UK PM May wants support of her lawmakers in delivering Brexit: spokesman

World News - 9 hours 46 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May wants the support of her Conservative lawmakers in delivering Brexit, her spokesman said on Wednesday, after three quit the party over her government's "disastrous handling of Brexit".
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French TV cuts Facebook live feed from Jewish cemetery after anti-Semitic abuse

World News - 9 hours 52 min ago
A French TV channel said on Wednesday it had been forced to cut short a live Facebook broadcast from a desecrated Jewish cemetery in eastern France because of an onslaught of anti-Semitic commentary.
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UBS to appeal against French court ruling

World News - 9 hours 53 min ago
Swiss bank UBS will appeal against a French court's ruling that found it guilty of laundering the proceeds of tax evasion, said UBS' general counsel.
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Enough! Thousands decry anti-Semitism in France after spike in attacks

World News - 9 hours 56 min ago
Thousands of people rallied across France after a surge of anti-Semitic attacks in recent weeks that culminated on Tuesday with vandals daubing swastikas and anti-Jewish slogans on dozens of graves in a Jewish cemetery.
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Putin: We'll target USA if Washington deploys missiles in Europe

World News - 12 hours 20 min ago
Russia will respond to any deployment of intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe by targeting not only the countries where those missiles are stationed, but the United States itself, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
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Highlights: Russian President Putin's address to parliament

World News - 12 hours 20 min ago
The following are highlights from Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual address to parliament on Wednesday. The highlights will be continuously updated throughout the speech.
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U.S.-China trade hopes extend equity surge; central banks supportive

World News - 12 hours 37 min ago
World stocks hit a four-month high on Wednesday on hopes of progress in trade talks between the United States and China, with a dovish backdrop at major central banks also helping push markets back into the black.
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May in Brussels again, seeking Brexit movement

World News - 12 hours 40 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May makes another trip to Brussels on Wednesday, hoping European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker may prove more yielding than of late to salvage her Brexit deal.
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Ghosn's new lawyer, 'the Razor', takes aim at Nissan and prosecutors

World News - 12 hours 42 min ago
Carlos Ghosn's new lawyer took aim at Nissan, prosecutors and courts on Wednesday, dismissing the charges against the ousted chairman as an internal company matter and saying Japan was out of step with international norms by keeping his client in jail.
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North Korea's Kim shuffles nuclear talks team after defections, spying allegations

World News - 13 hours 21 min ago
Veteran North Korean diplomats are being sidelined from nuclear talks ahead of a second summit with the United States as recent defections and allegations of spying undermine the trust of leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean officials and experts say.
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Amid trade talks, China urges U.S. to respect its right to develop, prosper

World News - 13 hours 24 min ago
The United States should respect China's right to develop and become prosperous, the Chinese government's top diplomat told a visiting U.S. delegation, reiterating that the country's doors to the outside world would open wider.
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UK's Hunt says he is hopeful Brexit deal can get done

World News - 14 hours 30 min ago
British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Wednesday that he was hopeful that a Brexit deal could be passed by the British parliament if the government's attorney-general is in a position to change his advice on its implications for the Irish backstop.
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