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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France shaken by outbreak of anti-Semitic violence and abuse

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 12:22
A series of attacks across France in recent days has alarmed politicians and prompted calls for action against what some commentators describe as a new form of anti-Semitism among the far-left and Islamist preachers.
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Venezuelan troops to remain on border ahead of aid entry, minister says

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 12:06
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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U.S.-backed fighters move closer to taking last Islamic State Syria pocket

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 11:55
U.S.-backed fighters appeared closer to capturing Islamic State's last pocket in eastern Syria on Tuesday, a victory that would bring the jihadists' self-proclaimed caliphate to a bloody end.
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Vice President Pence picks familiar face for chief of staff

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 11:50
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has chosen a familiar White House figure for his new chief of staff: Marc Short, who was President Donald Trump's top legislative aide until he left in July.
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WTO warns of global trade slowdown as indicator hits nine-year low

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 11:48
A quarterly leading indicator of world merchandise trade slumped to its lowest reading in nine years on Tuesday, which should put policymakers on guard for a sharper slowdown if trade tensions continue, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday.
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Wall St. flat as Walmart offsets bank losses; trade talks eyed

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 11:45
U.S. stocks struggled for direction on Tuesday as gains in Walmart offset losses in financials, with trade talks between the United States and China in focus.
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May heads to EU on Wednesday to push for Brexit breakthrough

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 11:38
Prime Minister Theresa May will meet top EU official Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday, pressing on with efforts to find a way to get their Brexit deal through Britain's parliament.
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