Danish PM says cancellation of Trump visit won't hurt good U.S. relations

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 09:36
Denmark's prime minister said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a state visit after Denmark rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland would not affect close relations between the two allies.
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Exclusive: Checks to be ordered after 2017 Airbus A380 engine explosion

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 09:34
Investigators probing an engine explosion on an Air France A380 in 2017 are studying a possible manufacturing flaw with a key part in a move likely to trigger checks on dozens of Airbus superjumbos worldwide, people familiar with the matter said.
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Trump heaps pressure on Fed and its chairman Powell to cut rates

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 09:32
President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to pressure the Federal Reserve and the central bank's chairman to lower interest rates, saying its policies were hampering U.S. growth and reducing the country's ability to compete economically.
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Hong Kong protest moves peacefully to mob-attack subway

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 09:31
A major bank warned on Wednesday that weeks of protests in Hong Kong could hit the economies of the Chinese-ruled city and mainland China itself as hundreds of demonstrators held a sit-in at the subway site of a midsummer mob attack.
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Explainer: Italy's PM Conte resigns. What comes next?

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 09:25
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte handed in his resignation on Tuesday after accusing his interior minister, Matteo Salvini, of putting his League party before the needs of Italy.
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Israel holds back on Trump's Democrat Jews 'disloyalty' remark

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 09:19
Israeli officials on Wednesday offered a muted response to remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump who said American Jews who vote for the Democratic Party were 'disloyal.'
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Trump offers help as UK's Johnson asks Merkel to budge on Brexit

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 09:01
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal.
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Merkel aims to work out friction-free Brexit with British PM

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 09:01
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would discuss how to make sure Britain's divorce from the European Union is as smooth as possible when she holds talks later on Wednesday with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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EU's Tusk, British PM Johnson to meet in France on Sunday

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 09:01
European Council President Donald Tusk will hold a face-to-face meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 1030 GMT on Sunday on the sidelines of a G7 summit in France, Tusk's schedule showed on Wednesday.
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Pope gives sick girl free run of audience stage, delighting crowd

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 08:56
Pope Francis allowed a girl suffering from an undisclosed illness to move around undisturbed clapping and dancing on the stage for most of his general audience on Wednesday, delighting the crowd.
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Migrants disembark Open Arms rescue ship on Italian island of Lampedusa

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 08:53
Nearly one hundred migrants who had been stranded on the Open Arms rescue ship off the coast of Lampedusa disembarked on the Italian island on Tuesday night, ending a prolonged stand-off between the Spanish charity operating the boat and the government in Rome.
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Five EU states to take in Open Arms migrants, ending standoff

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 08:45
Five EU states agreed to take in scores of migrants stranded for weeks on board a crowded rescue ship, EU authorities said on Wednesday, ending a prolonged standoff with Rome over their fate.
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Target surges on same-day service boost

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 08:43
Target Corp raised its annual profit forecast on Wednesday after reporting better-than-expected quarterly results as higher investments to remodel stores and beef up digital business drew in more shoppers, sending shares up 17%.
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Italy president begins talks to seek way out of government crisis

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 04:12
Italian President Sergio Mattarella begins two days of talks with parties on Wednesday to seek a way out of a political crisis that will lead to the formation of the country's 67th government since World War Two or to early elections.
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China says detains employee of British consulate in Hong Kong

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 04:11
A Chinese national working at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday, likely worsening already strained ties between Beijing and London.
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Hong Kong protests spread to subway as bank warns of economic fallout

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 04:11
A major bank warned on Wednesday that weeks of protests in Hong Kong could hit the economies of the Chinese-ruled city and mainland China itself as demonstrators prepared a sit-in at a subway and site of a mid-summer mob attack.
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Incarcerated Kashmir separatists urge public march over loss of autonomy

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 04:10
Separatist leaders in Indian Kashmir have urged people to defy a ban and join a mass march after Friday prayers this week, the first such call since the federal government revoked the region's autonomy, stirring anger in the region and beyond.
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Iranian news agency says tanker leased to shipping firms

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 04:09
Iran's semi-official ILNA news agency said on Wednesday the Adrian Darya 1 tanker, which was released after being detained in Gibraltar, is currently leased to an Iranian shipping company.
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Japanese report to say North Korea has miniaturized nuclear warheads: newspaper

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 04:02
Japan has upgraded its estimate of North Korea's nuclear weapons capability in an upcoming annual Defence White Paper, saying it seems Pyongyang has achieved the miniaturization of warheads, the Yomiuri newspaper said in an unsourced report on Wednesday.
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Exclusive: Alibaba postpones up to $15 billion Hong Kong listing amid protests: sources

World News - Wed, 2019-08-21 03:23
China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has delayed its up to $15 billion listing in Hong Kong amid growing political unrest in the Asian financial hub, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
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