Chanel deputy director Viard to succeed Lagerfeld: Chanel source

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 08:02
Virginie Viard, deputy artistic director of Chanel, will become chief designer of the fashion house following the death of haute couture icon Karl Lagerfeld, a source at Chanel said on Tuesday.
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Qualcomm launches new chip to power 5G smart phones

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 07:43
Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday introduced its second-generation of so-called modem chips to connect phones to 5G networks, speeding up the race around faster wireless data connections expected to begin rolling out later this year.
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Bernie Sanders launches second Democratic U.S. presidential bid

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 07:41
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the progressive populist who mounted a fierce challenge to front-runner Hillary Clinton in the 2016 White House campaign, said on Tuesday he would again seek the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2020.
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Want to win an Oscar? Spend millions on the film campaign trail

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 07:24
Making an unforgettable movie is not the only requirement to win the prestigious best picture Oscar. Add millions of dollars for TV and digital ads, plus actors' travel, hair and makeup for events to promote their work on the busy film campaign trail.
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India warns Kashmir militants to give up arms or get killed

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 03:55
India's top military commander in Kashmir on Tuesday told mothers to get their militant sons to surrender or see them dead, as security forces intensified a crackdown in the disputed region after a suicide bomber killed 40 paramilitary police.
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Pakistan PM urges talks on Kashmir blast, warns India against attack

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 03:35
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Tuesday his country had nothing to do with a suicide bombing that killed 40 Indian troopers in Kashmir, adding that tensions can only ease with dialogue but Pakistan would retaliate if attacked by India.
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Germany sees 'most difficult part' in EU-U.S. trade talks ahead

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 02:34
The most difficult part in trade negotiations between Europe and the United States is starting now and talks should focus on reducing tariffs on industrial goods to increase the chances of a deal, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Tuesday.
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U.S. states sue Trump administration in showdown over border wall funds

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 01:52
A coalition of 16 U.S. states led by California sued President Donald Trump and top members of his administration on Monday to block his decision to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit 'betrayal', anti-Semitism

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 01:16
Seven Labour lawmakers quit on Monday over leader Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, saying Britain's main opposition party had been "hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left".
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Asian shares flirt with four-month highs, yen eases on Kuroda comments

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 01:02
Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Tuesday as investors took heart from some progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks, while the yen slipped as the Japanese central bank said it won't rule out further policy easing.
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Indian army commander says Pakistan spy agency involved in Kashmir bombing

World News - Tue, 2019-02-19 00:40
India's top military commander in the disputed Kashmir region said on Tuesday Pakistan's main spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, was involved in last week's attack on a security convoy claimed by a Pakistan-based militant group.
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Huawei founder says Huawei CFO arrest was politically motivated: BBC

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 23:02
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said on Monday that the arrest of his daughter, Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated.
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Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to step down in March: official

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 22:12
Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who appointed a special counsel to investigate possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign, is expected to step down by mid March, a Justice Department official said on Monday.
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Asian shares near four-month high, buoyed by trade optimism

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 21:57
Asian shares hovered near four-month highs on Tuesday, supported by hopes that Sino-U.S. trade talks were making progress and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks.
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Trump urges Venezuelan military to abandon Maduro or 'lose everything'

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 20:42
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday warned members of Venezuela's military who remain loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that they are risking their future and their lives and urged them to allow humanitarian aid into the country.
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Exclusive: U.S. blocks North Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 19:55
The United States has blocked efforts by a U.N. agency to improve civil aviation in North Korea at a time when Pyongyang is trying to reopen part of its airspace to foreign flights, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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Presidents Day protests decry Trump's emergency declaration

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 19:18
Activists in Washington, Chicago and dozens of other U.S. cities protested on Monday's Presidents Day holiday against President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
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Official cites 'unlawful' balloting in U.S. congressional vote

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 18:44
A Republican operative directed an unlawful absentee ballot scheme in North Carolina's 9th congressional district and tried to hide the evidence, an election official said on Monday at a hearing that could lead to a new vote in the disputed contest.
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Fiascos and fumbles: Oscar organizers stumble to restore glory

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 18:00
First it was the furor over a proposed new "popular" film category, then it was the fiasco over planned host Kevin Hart, and last month the organizers of the Oscars were accused of intimidating celebrities not to present at rival award shows.
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Exclusive: Air Force to push Congress for military housing tenant bill of rights

World News - Mon, 2019-02-18 17:06
Aiming to grant military families far greater say to challenge hazardous housing, the U.S. Air Force told Reuters Monday it will push Congress to enact a tenant bill of rights allowing families the power to withhold rent or break leases to escape unsafe conditions.
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