UK's Johnson promises parliament role in post-Brexit talks with EU

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 17:40
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government tried to win over lawmakers ahead of a crucial Brexit vote on Saturday, promising once the withdrawal deal was agreed, parliament would have a say on talks with the EU on trade and workers rights.
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Exclusive: Surprise Syria truce hinged on Turkey's deadline demand - top official

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 17:34
The surprise deal to suspend Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish-led forces in Syria hinged on President Tayyip Erdogan's demand that Washington agree a time limit on any ceasefire, a senior Turkish official said on Friday.
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Hong Kong protesters vow to hit the streets in major 'illegal' march

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 17:30
Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners on Friday vowed to stage a major march at the weekend despite police ruling the rally illegal, setting the scene for possibly more unrest in the Chinese-ruled city, battered by months of violent protests.
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U.S. lawmakers urge Apple to restore HKMap app used in Hong Kong

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 17:30
A bipartisan group of seven U.S. lawmakers including Senators Ted Cruz, Ron Wyden and Marco Rubio and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday urged Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook to restore the HKMap app used in Hong Kong.
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Exclusive: Electric Hummer could be part of GM's move into EV trucks, SUVs - sources

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 17:23
General Motors Co plans to build a new family of premium electric pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant beginning in late 2021, possibly reviving the imposing Hummer brand on some of them, several people familiar with the plans said.
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Brexit on a knife edge as PM Johnson stakes all on 'Super Saturday' vote

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 17:19
Britain's exit from the European Union hung on a knife-edge on Friday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson scrambled to persuade doubters to rally behind his last-minute European Union divorce deal in an extraordinary vote in parliament.
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Opioids settlement could be near, lawyer for local governments says

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 15:29
Executives from several large healthcare companies and state attorneys general were progressing toward what is expected to be a multibillion-dollar deal to resolve the sprawling litigation over the U.S. opioid epidemic, a plaintiffs' lawyer said on Friday.
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Lebanon's Hariri gives government 72-hour deadline to act amid protests

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 15:28
Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri gave a 72-hour deadline on Friday to his "partners in government" to stop obstructing reforms and threatened to take a different approach otherwise, but stopped short of resigning.
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Protests sweep Lebanon as fury at ruling elite grows

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 15:28
Tens of thousands of angry Lebanese took to the streets on Friday, blocking roads and burning tyres in a second day of nationwide protest to demand the removal of a political elite they accuse of looting the economy to the point of collapse.
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Clashes in central Barcelona on fifth day of separatist protests

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 15:26
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators waving pro-independence flags poured into Barcelona on Friday, the fifth day of sometimes violent protests over the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders.
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Spanish minister warns protesters face up to six years in prison

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 15:26
Spain's acting interior minister said on Friday violent protesters in Catalonia could face up to six years in prison under Spanish law.
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Spain closes Catalan protest group website and probes riots

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 15:26
A Spanish judge ordered the closure of a secretive Catalan protest group's website on Friday as authorities scrambled to find who is behind street demonstrations that have turned unusually violent.
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U.S. Supreme Court to hear Trump appeal over rapid deportation dispute

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 15:22
The U.S. Supreme Court stepped into a new immigration dispute on Friday, agreeing to hear an appeal by President Donald Trump's administration of a lower court ruling that could frustrate a top priority of his: quickly deporting illegal immigrants.
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Turkey plans presence across northeast Syria, Erdogan says

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 15:20
Turkey will set up a dozen observation posts across northeast Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, insisting that a planned "safe zone" will extend much further than U.S. officials said was covered under a fragile ceasefire deal.
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Boeing 2016 internal messages suggest employees may have misled FAA on 737 MAX - sources

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 15:09
Boeing Co turned over instant messages from 2016 between two employees that suggest the airplane maker may have misled the Federal Aviation Administration about a key safety system on the grounded 737 MAX, according to documents seen by Reuters.
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Bahrain urges its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately: foreign ministry

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 15:05
Bahrain called on its citizens on Friday to leave Lebanon immediately due to current events and what the country has witnessed, as the protests in Lebanon enter a second day, according to a statement from the foreign ministry.
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Factbox: What has the testimony to the impeachment inquiry on U.S. President Trump revealed?

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 15:00
The U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry into whether President Donald Trump abused the power of his office to push the Ukrainian president to order an probe of a political rival has heard from a series of administration insiders over the past two weeks.
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U.S. Republicans plan vote to censure Democrat Schiff, face of impeachment inquiry

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 15:00
Republican lawmakers will bring a motion to censure the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, on Monday, a largely symbolic act by the minority party to express dismay about the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican.
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U.S. energy chief says departure has 'absolutely nothing' to do with Ukraine

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 15:00
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Friday the controversy over the Trump administration's handling of Ukraine had nothing to do with his resignation, adding he did not know whether he would cooperate with House Democrats' impeachment inquiry.
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Lebanon, pushed to the brink, faces reckoning over graft

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 14:57
Lebanon is closer to a financial crisis than at any time since at least the war-torn 1980s as allies, investors and this week nationwide protests pile pressure on the government to tackle a corrupt system and enact long-promised reforms.
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