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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Instant View: July FOMC minutes - 25 basis points cut seen as a mid-cycle adjustment

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 14:39
The Federal Reserve debated cutting interest rates more aggressively at its July meeting, although central bankers were united in wanting to avoid the appearance of being on a path to more rate cuts, minutes showed.
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Trade woes are slowing U.S. economy, U.S. budget experts say

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 14:32
Higher trade barriers, including President Donald Trump's tariffs, are slowing the U.S. economy and cutting household income, congressional budget experts warned on Wednesday, as Trump heads toward a 2020 election showdown with Democrats.
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Dozens of Airbus A380s face urgent checks after cracked part dug from ice

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 14:30
Investigators probing an engine explosion on an Air France A380 in 2017 are studying a possible manufacturing flaw in a recently salvaged cracked part in a move likely to trigger urgent checks on dozens of Airbus superjumbos, people familiar with the matter said.
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Shock in Denmark after Trump, spurned over Greenland, cancels visit

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 14:29
Danes voiced shock and disbelief on Wednesday at U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a visit to Denmark after his idea to buy Greenland was rebuffed, although Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said she believed relations would not be affected.
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UK's Johnson tells Merkel: We want a deal but EU must compromise

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 12:51
Britain wants to do a swift Brexit deal but the "undemocratic" Irish border backstop must be axed in full to prevent a no-deal exit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday.
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UK's Johnson sees ample scope for Brexit deal if backstop goes

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 12:47
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was confident he could renegotiate Britain's exit from the European Union if the bloc lifted its requirement for a "backstop" to ensure free movement across the border with Northern Ireland.
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Target, Lowe's earnings push Wall St. higher ahead of Fed minutes

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 12:46
Wall Street's main indexes rose about 1% on Wednesday, as upbeat earnings from retailers Lowe's and Target reinforced confidence in consumer demand, while investors awaited the release of the Fed minutes for further clues on the path of interest rate cuts.
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UK miscounted EU, other immigrants before Brexit vote

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 12:40
Britain has undercounted its long-term immigrants from the European Union by almost a quarter of a million and overestimated how many non-EU students stayed in the country after their studies, statisticians said on Wednesday.
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Italy's PD opens door to possible 5-Star government, sets conditions

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 12:36
Italy's main opposition party said on Wednesday it was ready to hold talks with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement over forming a government following the collapse of the previous, populist coalition.
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UK's Corbyn invites lawmakers to meet next week to discuss how to stop no-deal Brexit

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 12:31
UK Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn MP has invited leaders of other political parties and senior lawmakers from across parliament to meet to discuss all tactics available to stop Britain leaving the EU without a deal, Labour said on Wednesday.
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