Special Report: How Cuba taught Venezuela to quash military dissent

World News - 12 hours 33 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 - 13 hours 29 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 - 13 hours 30 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 - 13 hours 33 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 - 13 hours 39 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 - 13 hours 42 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 49 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 52 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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Israel eases rules on cyber weapons exports despite criticism

World News - 14 hours 30 sec 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 - 14 hours 13 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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British PM Johnson faces tough Brexit lunch with Macron

World News - 17 hours 22 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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Miracle needed to solve Irish border problem: Luxembourg foreign minister

World News - 17 hours 22 min ago
A miracle would need to happen for the European Union and Britain to find a solution to the Irish border problem to avoid a no-deal Brexit, Luxembourg's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said in remarks published on Thursday.
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How Brazil and Vietnam are tightening their grip on the world's coffee

World News - 17 hours 37 min ago
A towering machine rumbles through the fields of Julio Rinco's farm in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, engulfing whole coffee trees and shaking free beans that are collected by conveyor belts in its depths.
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Fitbit targets 1 million new users with Singapore government tie-up

World News - 18 hours 22 min ago
Fitbit Inc said on Wednesday it signed a contract with the Singapore government to provide fitness trackers and services in a health program it said could reach up to one million users.
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South Korea says U.S., North Korea will restart dialogue 'soon'

World News - 19 hours 28 min ago
The United States and North Korea are expected to reopen denuclearisation talks soon and they will go well, a senior South Korean official said on Thursday, boosting hopes for progress in negotiations after a prolonged stalemate.
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Frontline protesters make case for violence in Hong Kong protests

World News - 19 hours 28 min ago
Pun sees himself as a peaceful, middle-class Hong Kong student. Yet since the beginning of June, he has been building barricades and throwing bricks at police, risking his own liberty to fight, as he sees it, for the city's freedoms.
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Postcard from HK frontline: Why a student throws bricks at police

World News - 19 hours 28 min ago
Pun, 22, was still at the Hong Kong airport on the morning of Aug. 14 after a night of clashes with police, when protesters also controversially harassed two mainland Chinese and caused all flights to be canceled for the day.
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Banks in Hong Kong condemn violence, urge restoration of 'harmony'

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 23:44
Some of Hong Kong's biggest banks published full-page newspaper advertisements on Thursday calling for the preservation of law and order in the Chinese territory and condemning violence, as weeks of pro-democracy protests show no sign of abating.
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Asia shares sit still, await clarity on Fed policy

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 23:31
Asian shares went flat on Thursday as uncertainty over the outlook for both U.S. interest rates and the chance of global fiscal stimulus sucked the life out of markets.
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Exclusive: Daimler to make Mercedes Benz-branded heavy trucks in China - sources

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 22:27
German auto maker Daimler AG plans to build Mercedes Benz-branded heavy trucks in China by revamping truck plants owned by its local joint venture, according to a document seen by Reuters and two sources familiar with the matter.
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