Frontline view: Making the case for violence in Hong Kong protests

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 19:53
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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Pompeo speaks with Danish foreign minister after Trump cancels visit

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 18:45
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Denmark's foreign minister on Wednesday and praised U.S.-Danish security cooperation, a day after President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a visit to the Nordic country because it rebuffed his idea of buying Greenland.
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Igniting global outrage, Brazil's Bolsonaro baselessly blames NGOs for Amazon fires

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 18:43
Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media.
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Hong Kong protesters clash with police, angry at lack of prosecutions after subway mob attack

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 18:33
Thousands of Hong Kong residents held a sometimes scrappy anti-government protest on Wednesday at a suburban subway station that was attacked by a mob last month, angry that nobody has yet been prosecuted for the violence.
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Target shares surge on same-day delivery boost

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 17:59
Target Corp beat expectations for earnings and raised its full-year outlook on Wednesday as its investments in same-day delivery and pick-up services increased traffic to its website and stores, sending shares 19% higher.
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Wall Street rises as Target, Lowe's results point to consumer confidence

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 17:44
Wall Street's main indexes rose on Wednesday as upbeat earnings from retailers pointed to strength in U.S. consumer demand, and held gains after minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting showed policymakers had debated a more aggressive interest rate cut.
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U.S. farmers, lawmakers dial up pressure on Trump over biofuel policy

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 17:34
The agriculture and biofuel industries and their U.S. congressional allies ramped up pressure on the Trump administration on Wednesday over the relief he has given oil refiners from rules requiring use of biofuels.
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Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 17:23
Two American service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement, as the United States seeks to reach a negotiated end to the nearly 18-year-old war.
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Stocks rise with focus on stimulus; U.S. yield curve briefly inverts

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 16:54
A global equities gauge rose on Wednesday for a third day in four as bets on more economic stimulus overcame, for now, worries over the rising prospect of a global recession.
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After Germany hints at compromise, France tells UK: no new Brexit deal

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 16:40
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday challenged Britain to come up with alternatives to the Irish border backstop within 30 days, but French President Emmanuel Macron cautioned there would be no renegotiation of the Brexit deal.
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France's Macron says no-deal Brexit would be Britain's fault

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 16:40
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said a no-deal Brexit would be of Britain's own making and not the European Union's, adding that any trade pact London cut with Washington would not mitigate the cost of leaving the bloc without a deal.
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Parkland massacre survivors post sweeping U.S. gun-control plan ahead of 2020 election

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 16:28
Survivors of the Parkland, Florida, high school massacre on Wednesday released a sweeping gun-control plan that would ban assault-style rifles and take other steps in hopes of halving U.S. firearms deaths and injuries within a decade.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro accuses NGOs of setting fires in Amazon rainforest

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 16:27
Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of setting wildfires in the Amazon rainforest to damage his government's image after he cut their funding.
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Macron to meet Iranians before G7 to float ideas for defusing crisis

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 15:40
France’s President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he would meet Iranian officials ahead of this weekend's G7 summit and make proposals aimed at de-escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran.
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Iran says top waterways won't be as safe if its oil exports cut to zero

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 15:40
If Iran's oil exports are cut to zero, international waterways will not have the same security as before, its president said on Wednesday, cautioning Washington against raising pressure on Tehran in an angry confrontation between the longtime foes.
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Mexico and U.S. reach deal to end tomato tariff dispute

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 15:28
Mexican tomato producers struck a last-minute agreement with the Trump administration to avert an anti-dumping investigation and end a tariff dispute that has rumbled on for months, government officials said on Wednesday.
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Stocks rise with focus on stimulus; U.S. yield curve flat

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 15:26
A global equities gauge rose on Wednesday for a third day in four as bets on more economic stimulus overcame, for now, worries over the rising prospect of a global recession.
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First-time U.S. home buyers face supply struggle as rates fall

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 14:55
Mortgage rates are at a three-year low and housing price appreciation has cooled, but many Americans seeking to buy their first home are facing tough times.
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U.S. home sales rise, boosted by lower mortgage rates

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 14:55
U.S. home sales rose more than expected in July, boosted by lower mortgage rates and a strong labor market, signs the Federal Reserve's shift toward lower interest rates was supporting the economy.
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Fed debated bigger rate cut, wanted to avoid appearing on path for more cuts

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 14:39
The Federal Reserve debated cutting interest rates more aggressively at its last meeting, although central bankers were united in wanting to avoid the appearance of being on a path to more rate cuts, records from the meeting showed.
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