Gold hits 10-month peak on growth worries; dollar dips

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 16:19
Gold prices rose to a 10-month high on Tuesday as concerns over a global economic slowdown spurred a safe-haven bid and were also supported by a weaker U.S. dollar, which fell on optimism for a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks.
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Trump says March 1 deadline for China trade talks not 'magical' date

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 15:52
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that trade talks with China were going well and suggested he was open to pushing off the deadline to complete negotiations, saying March 1 was not a "magical" date.
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Justice Thomas calls for reconsidering landmark U.S. defamation ruling

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 15:47
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday urged the court to reconsider its landmark precedent that made it harder for public figures to sue for defamation even as he joined in a decision to end a defamation suit against comedian Bill Cosby.
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Gold hits 10-month peak on growth worries; dollar slips

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 15:45
Gold prices rose to a 10-month high on Tuesday as concerns over a global economic slowdown spurred a safe-haven bid and were also supported by a weaker U.S. dollar, which fell on optimism for a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks.
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Trump signs directive in move to create a U.S. Space Force

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 15:38
President Donald Trump on Tuesday took a step needed for lawmakers to begin the lengthy process of creating a U.S. Space Force, a new branch of the military dedicated to handling threats in space.
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Trump says March 1 deadline for China trade talks not 'magical' date

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 14:58
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that trade talks with China were going well and suggested he was open to pushing off the deadline to complete negotiations, saying March 1 was not a "magical" date.
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Venezuelan soldiers to guard border ahead of aid entry, minister says

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 14:38
Venezuelan troops will remain stationed along the country's borders to prevent territorial violations, the defense minister said on Tuesday, ahead of the opposition's plan to bring in humanitarian aid to alleviate an economic crisis.
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Bernie Sanders to seek U.S. presidency again in 2020

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 14:17
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont progressive whose 2016 White House campaign garnered fervent grassroots support and pushed the Democratic Party sharply to the left, said on Tuesday he would again seek the party's presidential nomination in 2020.
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U.S. opens probe into Brazilian oil bribery scheme: sources

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 14:15
(Corrects ninth paragraph of Feb. 7 story to say Brazilian prosecutors alleged bribes were paid to Petrobras insiders, not to the company itself)
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Air strikes hit Islamic State pocket as Syrian fighters press attack

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 14:09
Air strikes targeted Islamic State's last pocket in eastern Syria late on Tuesday as U.S.-backed fighters pressed for a victory that would bring the jihadists' self-proclaimed caliphate to its bloody end.
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Assad adviser rejects idea of granting Syrian Kurds autonomy

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 14:09
A senior adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday flatly rejected the idea of giving Syrian Kurds a measure of autonomy, saying such a move would open the door to the partition of the country.
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Republican backlash against Trump EPA pick fueled by 'biofuel reset'

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 14:05
EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler rejected a proposal from his staff that would have reduced the ambition of the nation’s biofuel policy over the next three years, arguing the targeted range it included for annual ethanol consumption was too low, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
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Trump's 'relentless attack' on FBI prompted memoir by former official: NPR

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 13:56
Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe decried the "relentless attack" he said U.S. President Donald Trump has launched against the agency, according to released excerpts of an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, to be aired early Monday.
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Fashion's 'creative genius' Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 13:50
Haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the fashion industry with his extravagant outfits and striking catwalks, has died aged 85.
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Pink Floyd's Waters slams Venezuela border aid concert

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 12:53
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters slammed an upcoming "Live Aid"-style concert to raise funds for humanitarian aid for Venezuela, calling the event a U.S.-backed effort to tarnish the socialist government in a video circulating on Tuesday.
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Gold hits 10-month peak on hopes for U.S.-China trade talks

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 12:48
Gold prices surged to a 10-month high on Tuesday, as the U.S. dollar weakened, on optimism for a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks, with bullion also receiving support as a safe-haven asset due to concerns over global growth.
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Strong U.S. economy boosts Walmart holiday-quarter sales, shares gain

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 12:48
A strong U.S. economy boosted Walmart Inc's holiday-quarter sales growth to the best in a decade, lifted by consumer spending in key categories like groceries and increased e-commerce purchases.
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New round of U.S.-China trade talks to begin in Washington on Tuesday

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 12:46
A new round of talks between the United States and China to resolve their trade war will take place in Washington on Tuesday, with follow-up sessions at a higher level later in the week, the White House said.
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U.S. seeking stable yuan pledge in China trade deal: Bloomberg TV

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 12:46
The United States is seeking to secure a pledge from China it will not devalue its yuan as part of an agreement intended to end the countries' trade war, Bloomberg TV reported on Monday.
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Vandals desecrate 90 Jewish graves in east France ahead of marches

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 12:46
Vandals have daubed swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on around 90 graves in a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, local officials said on Tuesday, shortly before planned marches nationwide against a surge in anti-Semitic attacks.
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