'Flying Wallendas' cross Times Square on high wire

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 07:38
A brother and sister tightrope act crossed Times Square on a high wire 25 floors above the New York landmark on Sunday night.
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Pompeo visits Saudi Arabia as U.S. prods Iran for talks

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 07:19
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince on Monday amid heightened tensions with Tehran after President Donald Trump called off a military strike to retaliate for Iran's downing of a U.S. drone.
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Hong Kong activists renew protest against extradition bill

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 07:03
More than 100 people blocked a Hong Kong government building on Monday in protest against proposed legislation allowing extraditions to mainland China that they want scrapped.
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Factbox: Many sticks, few carrots: Trump's Palestinian policy

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 06:58
A series of dramatic policy moves by U.S. President Donald Trump on sensitive issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict preceded a U.S.-sponsored workshop opening in Bahrain on Tuesday, aimed at showcasing the economic benefits a peace deal could bring.
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Kushner's economic plan for Mideast peace faces broad Arab rejection

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 06:58
Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trump's $50 billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation, although some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance.
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Iran will 'pay the price' if persists with aggression, Saudi minister tells Le Monde

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 06:56
Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs warned regional rival Iran there would be more sanctions if it continued its "aggressive polices", but said Riyadh wanted to avoid war.
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Storms strand passengers in Dallas, thousands without power

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 06:54
About 1,000 flights were canceled or delayed in Dallas on Sunday night and more than 80,000 homes and businesses left without power early Monday, after a line of thunderstorms rolled across a northeastern swath of Texas before heading east.
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Turkey's opposition strikes blow to Erdogan with Istanbul mayoral win

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 06:42
Turkey's opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from voters unhappy over his ever tighter grip on power.
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Ex-Trump adviser Flynn to appear in court with Mueller critic as his new lawyer

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 06:06
U.S. President Donald Trump's convicted former national security adviser Michael Flynn will appear in court on Monday for the first time since hiring a new lawyer who criticized Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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G20 nerves hit European stocks, dollar; oil gains

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 05:26
European stocks stumbled and the dollar dropped to three-month lows on Monday as hopes waned for progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks at this week's G20 meeting and fears grew of a confrontation with Iran.
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U.S. prods Iran for talks to ease Gulf tensions; Tehran dismisses sanctions threat

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 05:09
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was not seeking war with Tehran after a senior Iranian military commander warned any conflict in the Gulf region could spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of U.S. troops.
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Russia says it will counter new U.S. sanctions on Iran: reports

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 05:08
Russia and its partners will take steps to counter new sanctions that Washington has said it will impose on Iran, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies on Monday.
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Vietnam jails American for 12 years for attempting to overthrow state

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 05:03
A court in Vietnam on Monday sentenced a U.S. citizen to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of "attempting to overthrow the state" in a trial that lasted just half a day, his lawyer said.
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News Corp, Australian national broadcaster to challenge legality of raids

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 05:01
Australia's state broadcaster and the media company News Corp said on Monday they will challenge the legality of recent police raids on their staff saying the action was unconstitutional and a threat to media freedom.
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Iran says U.S. must offer new incentives if it wants new concessions

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 04:16
If the United States wants Iran to offer concessions that go beyond the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal, Washington must offer incentives that also exceed those in the deal, an adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday.
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U.S. cyber attacks on Iranian targets not successful, Iran minister says

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 03:51
U.S. cyber attacks against Iranian targets have not been successful, Iran's telecoms minister said on Monday, after reports that the Pentagon had launched a long-planned cyber attack to disable his country's rocket launch systems.
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Eldorado Resorts clinches $18 billion cash and stock deal for Caesars: sources

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 03:47
U.S. casino operator Eldorado Resorts Inc has agreed to merge with Caesars Entertainment Corp in a cash and stock deal that values its peer at about $18 billion including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
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China says FedEx should offer a proper explanation on Huawei

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 03:45
China's foreign ministry said on Monday that FedEx Corp should offer a proper explanation, after the firm apologized for refusing to ship a Huawei Technologies phone sent from Britain to the United States.
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Asylum applications in EU rise as more Venezuelans seek refuge

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 03:16
The number of people seeking political asylum in the European Union is rising again, driven up by Latin American refugees, but flows are expected to remain well below the high levels seen during Europe's 2015 migration crisis, a report said on Monday.
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Britain warns of accidental war between United States and Iran

World News - Mon, 2019-06-24 03:11
Britain does not think either the United States or Iran want a war but is very concerned an accidental war could be triggered, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Monday.
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