Chicago teachers strike enters second day as negotiations move forward

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 08:29
The Chicago teachers strike entered its second day on Friday as union leaders reported some headway at the bargaining table, where negotiators are trying to resolve differences that have idled the third-largest U.S. school district.
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Pompeo seeks to assure Israel-U.S focus stays on Iran 'threat'

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 08:22
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo underscored U.S.-Israeli efforts to counter Iran in talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, in an apparent attempt to ease concerns in Israel that Tehran could exploit a U.S. military pullback in Syria.
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Erdogan says there are no ongoing clashes in northeast Syria

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 08:22
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that there were no ongoing clashes in northeastern Syria, where Turkey has been carrying out an offensive, after Ankara agreed with Washington to pause its offensive while Kurdish forces withdraw.
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How a small aluminum maker won U.S. trade protection

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 08:20
When Donald Trump won the White House, the sprawling aluminum smelter that hugs the Ohio River here was operating at less than half its capacity, and most of its skeleton crew of 270 remaining workers were fearful about their future.
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Protests grip Lebanon demanding government resigns

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 08:18
Thousands of protesters blocked roads and burned tires across Lebanon for a second day on Friday, demanding the demise of a political elite they say looted the economy to the point of breakdown.
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Shares sapped by poor China growth, dollar gets weekly mauling

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 08:06
World stocks flatlined after China posted its weakest growth in nearly three decades on Friday, while the dollar headed for its worst week in almost four months having been pummeled by pound and euro Brexit rallies.
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British companies buckle up as Brexit deadline nears

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 08:04
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is trumpeting a newly minted Brexit deal with EU leaders but now needs backing from the UK's divided parliament in a vote set for Saturday.
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China stops couriers from shipping black clothing to Hong Kong amid protests

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 08:02
China has banned the bulk shipment to Hong Kong of black clothing and other gear used by pro-democracy protesters, staff at Chinese courier firms said, amid four months of often violent unrest in the city.
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Hong Kong braces for weekend of fresh anti-government protests

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 08:02
Hong Kong is preparing for a weekend of demonstrations, including a human chain at major subway lines on Friday and a democracy march on Sunday, the latest moves in more than four months of anti-government protests.
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Kurdish mayors replaced in Turkey in crackdown on criticism of Syria assault

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 07:58
Turkey replaced the mayors of a Kurdish-majority town in its southeast with a state official, the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) said, amid a crackdown at home on criticism of Ankara's offensive in Syria.
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Egyptian Embassy in Lebanon calls on its nationals to avoid protest areas

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 07:56
Egypt's embassy in the Lebanese capital Beirut called on its nationals in the country to avoid protest areas, Egyptian state news agency MENA said on Friday.
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Tesla's Nuerburgring run revs up debate over speed records

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 07:54
Tesla Inc's attempts to humble Porsche with a new lap record on Germany's legendary Nordschleife racetrack have reignited a controversy about the value of lap times, as the circuit steps in to quash claims of cheating.
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Anti-Brexit campaigners plow giant message into an English field

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 07:34
Anti-Brexit campaigners have plowed a protest message in giant letters reading "Britain now wants to remain" into a field in rural southern England, as Britain's exit from the European Union hangs on a knife edge.
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Shares slip on weak China growth, dollar suffers weekly mauling

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 05:33
World stocks slipped after China posted its weakest growth rate in nearly three decades on Friday, while the dollar was set for its worst week in almost four months having been pummeled by pound and euro Brexit rallies.
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Protests sweep Lebanon for a second day

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 05:21
Protesters across Lebanon blocked roads with burning tires on Friday and marched in Beirut for a second day in demonstrations targeting the government over an economic crisis.
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Shelling heard around Syrian town after Turkish-U.S. ceasefire deal

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 05:13
Shelling and gunfire resounded around the northeast Syrian town of Ras al Ain on Friday, a day after Turkey agreed with the United States to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw.
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Lebanon's PM cancels cabinet meeting: Al Manar TV citing minister

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 05:02
Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has canceled a cabinet meeting scheduled for Friday amid nationwide protests, Al Manar TV quoted the interior minister as saying.
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NBA's Silver says Hong Kong tweet furor already hit league's bottom line

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 05:00
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial financial losses in China.
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Hong Kong tourism fall hits cognac sales at Remy Cointreau

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 05:00
French spirits maker Remy Cointreau said falling tourism in Hong Kong hurt cognac sales in its second quarter, as a revenue decline deepened across the group.
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Holiday Inn-owner IHG hit by weak China, Hong Kong bookings

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 05:00
Holiday Inn-owner InterContinental Hotels Group blamed lower business bookings in China and Hong Kong protests for a 0.8% fall in third-quarter revenue per room on Friday, the latest company to be pinched by weaker global travel.
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