Shells fall in northeast Syria despite five-day ceasefire agreement

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 12:08
Shelling could be heard at the Syrian-Turkish border on Friday morning despite a five-day ceasefire agreed between Turkey and the United States, and Washington said the deal covered only a small part of the territory Ankara aims to seize.
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Macron takes swipe at halting NATO reaction to Turkey's Syria incursion

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 12:08
France's president on Friday decried NATO's inability to react to what he called Turkey's "crazy" offensive into northern Syria and said it was time Europe stopped acting like a junior ally when it came to the Middle East.
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Blasts collapse roof at Afghan mosque, killing at least 62 at Friday prayers

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 12:07
Multiple explosions at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan collapsed the roof on worshippers during Friday prayers, killing at least 62 and wounding more than 100, officials said.
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Republican leader McCarthy wants pause on U.S. congressional action on Turkey

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 12:07
As U.S. lawmakers from both parties press forward to penalize Turkey for its recent assault on Syria, the top Republican in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, said it is more appropriate for them to pause so that fellow Republican President Donald Trump and his administration can take the lead.
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J&J to recall some baby powder as FDA finds traces of asbestos

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 12:06
Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it is recalling around 33,000 bottles of baby powder in the United States after the U.S. health regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle purchased online.
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Trump says Turkey's Erdogan wants Syria ceasefire to work

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 12:05
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he had spoken with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan who told him there had been some "minor" sniper and mortar fire in Northeastern Syria despite a ceasefire, but that it had been quickly eliminated.
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Dollar weakens on Brexit, shares sapped by weaker China growth

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 12:04
The dollar headed for its worst week in almost four months on Friday, pummeled by sterling and euro rallies driven by a deal on Britain's departure from the European Union, while China's weakest growth in nearly three decades weighed on equities.
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Lebanon's Hariri gives govt 72-hour deadline to act amid protests

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 12:04
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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Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd passes away

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 12:02
Oracle Corp's co-chief executive officer, Mark Hurd, passed away on Friday, according to an internal email reviewed by Reuters.
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Johnson & Johnson says baby powder investigation could take 30 days or more

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 12:00
Johnson & Johnson said on Friday its investigation into asbestos contamination of its baby powder could take 30 days or more, after announcing it planned to recall about 33,000 bottles of the product in the United States.
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Apple's Cook meets China regulator after pulling Hong Kong app

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 11:58
Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook met the chief of China's market regulator in Beijing on Thursday, the Chinese agency said, a week after the U.S. firm was thrust into political tensions between the mainland and protesters in Hong Kong.
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Exclusive: Aramco makes relatively little from foreign refining - documents

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 11:56
Documents from Saudi Aramco show that the world's largest oil firm earns only a limited proportion of its profit from foreign refining ventures, an area in which the company plans huge investment.
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Thousands converge on Barcelona for fifth day of Catalan protests

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 11:38
Tens of thousands of demonstrators waving Catalan flags and chanting "Independence!" and "Freedom for political prisoners!" poured into Barcelona on Friday, the fifth day of protests against the jailing of separatist leaders.
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Former Hercules Capital CEO to plead guilty to U.S. college admissions scam

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 11:38
A former chief executive of specialty finance lender Hercules Capital Inc has agreed to plead guilty to participating in what authorities say is the largest college admissions scam uncovered in the United States, prosecutors said on Friday.
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Spanish judge orders closure of Catalan protest group website

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 11:38
A Spanish judge on Friday ordered the closure of web pages linked to Democratic Tsunami, a secretive Catalan group behind huge protests against the jailing of secessionist leaders, police said.
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Brexit reversed: How could Britain end up with a second referendum?

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 08:44
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's battle to win support for his new Brexit divorce deal raises the possibility that the United Kingdom could hold a fresh vote on membership of the European Union.
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Shells still fall in northeast Syria despite pause agreement

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 08:40
Shelling could be heard at the Syrian-Turkish border on Friday morning despite a five-day ceasefire agreed between Turkey and the United States, and Washington said the deal covered only a small part of the territory Ankara aims to seize.
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Erdogan says Syria offensive will continue if truce deal not fully implemented

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 08:40
Turkey will continue its offensive into northeast Syria more rapidly than before if an agreement with the United States to pause the operation and allow the withdrawal of Kurdish forces is not fully implemented, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.
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Zero-sugar sodas, smaller soft drink cans drive Coca-Cola revenue beat

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 08:38
Coca-Cola Co beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue on Friday as customers took to smaller-sized cans of its sodas, including Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, prompting the beverage maker to give an upbeat forecast for 2019.
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Judge's unorthodox approach has huge opioid settlement within reach

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 08:35
From the start of the sprawling U.S. litigation seeking to hold drugmakers and distributors liable for the country's opioid epidemic, Judge Dan Polster has made one thing clear: he never wanted a trial.
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