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Unsafe sex: Argentina crisis deflates condom sales as costs rise

Thu, 2019-09-19 19:09
In South America's capital of romance, Argentine lovers are cutting back on one important cost: contraception.
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Schiff says DOJ involved in decision to block whistleblower complaint

Thu, 2019-09-19 18:50
The U.S. Department of Justice played a key role in a Trump administration decision to withhold a whistleblower complaint from Congress, U.S. House Intelligence panel chairman Adam Schiff said on Thursday, adding that lawmakers did not know yet if the White House was involved.
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France's Macron determined to defuse tensions in Gulf: Elysee official

Thu, 2019-09-19 18:42
France wants to defuse tensions between the United States and Iran to prevent an escalation in the Gulf, said a French presidency official who acknowledged on Thursday that the attack on Saudi oil installations had complicated efforts.
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Saudi minister says complacency towards Iran will encourage further hostilities: Twitter

Thu, 2019-09-19 18:42
Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Thursday complacency towards Iran will encourage it to commit further hostile acts which will have implications for the international community's peace and security.
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Kuwait foreign minister discusses with Iranian counterpart de-escalating tensions in region

Thu, 2019-09-19 18:42
Kuwait's foreign minister received a call from his Iranian counterpart where the two discussed measures to de-escalate tensions in the region to avoid more dangers, state news agency KUNA reported on Friday.
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U.S. consulting with Saudi Arabia on ways to counter threats from north

Thu, 2019-09-19 18:42
The U.S. military said on Thursday it was consulting with Saudi Arabia on ways to mitigate threats from the north after Saturday's attack on Saudi oil facilities, which U.S. officials have blamed on Iran.
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Military strike against Iran would result in 'all-out war': Zarif

Thu, 2019-09-19 18:42
Any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran would bring "all-out war", Tehran said on Thursday, keeping up a drumbeat of warnings to its adversaries after they accused the Islamic Republic of a strike on Saudi oil facilities.
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Explainer: U.S.-China trade talks - where they are and what's at stake

Thu, 2019-09-19 18:38
Senior U.S. and Chinese officials are meeting in Washington on Thursday and Friday in an attempt to settle their ongoing trade war, but a lasting peace seems elusive.
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U.S., Chinese trade deputies face off in Washington amid deep differences

Thu, 2019-09-19 18:38
U.S. and Chinese deputy trade negotiators resumed face-to-face talks for the first time in nearly two months on Thursday, as the world's two largest economies try to bridge deep policy differences and find a way out of their protracted trade war.
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U.S. cases of vaping-related illness rise to 530 as outbreak widens

Thu, 2019-09-19 18:35
U.S. health officials said on Thursday there are now 530 confirmed and probable cases and seven deaths from severe lung-related illnesses tied to vaping, and there are no signs that the outbreak is easing.
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Chinese officials to visit U.S. farmland as trade talks continue: U.S. agriculture chief

Thu, 2019-09-19 14:49
A Chinese delegation will visit American farm regions with U.S. officials next week in an effort to build goodwill amid ongoing trade negotiations, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told reporters on Thursday.
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Airbnb plans stock market splash in 2020

Thu, 2019-09-19 14:35
In a short statement posted on its website on Thursday, Airbnb did not give any details on how it plans to list its shares, although it is widely expected to take a direct-listing route.
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Weakened Netanyahu's offer of unity government rebuffed by rival Gantz

Thu, 2019-09-19 14:33
Israel's weakened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saw his offer on Thursday of a coalition with his strongest political rival swiftly rebuffed after failing to secure a governing majority in a tight election.
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Microsoft, health shares boost Wall Street; S&P 500 eyes record high

Thu, 2019-09-19 14:13
Gains in Microsoft and healthcare shares boosted Wall Street's main indexes on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates as expected and left the door open for further monetary easing.
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Bird numbers plunge in U.S. and Canada with people to blame

Thu, 2019-09-19 14:08
From grasslands to seashores to forests and backyards, birds are disappearing at an alarming rate in the United States and Canada, with a 29% population drop since 1970 and a net loss of about 2.9 billion birds, scientists said on Thursday.
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Drugmaker Insys wins bankruptcy court approval to sell off opioid

Thu, 2019-09-19 14:05
Drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc on Thursday won court approval to sell its flagship fentanyl spray to a buyer who agreed to only market the drug for use by cancer patients, in response to concerns about the product's role in fueling the opioid epidemic.
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Canadian PM Trudeau's brownface scandal deepens as other images emerge

Thu, 2019-09-19 14:03
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's brownface picture scandal deepened on Thursday as new damaging images emerged, and the Liberal leader reached out to his candidates in next month's federal election to apologize.
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Factbox: Canada's Trudeau in brownface scandal that has echoes in U.S.

Thu, 2019-09-19 14:02
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's brownface picture scandal deepened on Thursday as other images of him emerged wearing dark makeup only hours after he had apologized for what he characterized as a racist act at a 2001 costume party.
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Trump adviser says U.S. president ready to escalate trade war if no deal agreed soon: SCMP

Thu, 2019-09-19 13:56
A trade adviser to Donald Trump has said the U.S. president is ready to escalate the ongoing trade war with China if a trade deal is not agreed soon, the South China Morning Post reported on Thursday.
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Embattled Facebook CEO Zuckerberg seeks to mend fences in Washington

Thu, 2019-09-19 13:25
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill for a second day on Thursday as part of an effort by the social media giant to mend its reputation as it faces a slew of government investigations.
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