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Former concentration camp guard, 93, goes on trial in Germany

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 13:15
A 93-year-old former concentration camp guard arrived in court in a wheelchair on Thursday, in what could be one of Germany's last trials of Nazi war crimes.
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White House adviser says China agricultural purchases will depend partly on markets

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 13:11
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday that China's "serious commitment" to buy $40 billion to $50 billion worth of U.S. agricultural goods as part of a phase 1 trade deal would depend in part on private companies and market conditions.
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China says it hopes to reach phased trade pact with U.S. as soon as possible

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 13:09
China hopes to reach a phased agreement in a protracted trade dispute with the United States and cancel tariffs as soon as possible, the Commerce Ministry said on Thursday, adding that trade wars had no winners.
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Pence meets Erdogan to urge halt to Turkey's Syria offensive

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 13:03
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met President Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey on Thursday on a mission to persuade him to halt an offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, but Turkish officials said the action would continue regardless.
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Observatory: 224 SDF soldiers, 183 Turkish-backed rebels killed in Syria clashes

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 12:58
A Turkish offensive into northeast Syria has led to the death of 224 from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and 183 Turkish-backed rebels after the first eight days of fighting, the Syrian Observatory reported on Thursday.
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U.S. senators announce sanctions bill on Turkey over Syria offensive

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 12:55
U.S. senators on Thursday announced legislation carrying wide-ranging sanctions on Turkey over its offensive in Syria.
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Morgan Stanley executives offer cautious outlook after profit beat

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 12:50
Morgan Stanley reported a higher-than-expected profit on Thursday, bolstered by strength in bond trading and M&A advisory, but executives were careful not to sound too optimistic about the rest of the year.
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EU's Tusk says 'very close to final stretch' on Brexit

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 12:44
European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday that the EU and Britain were "very close to the final stretch" of Brexit, with approval by the British parliament and the European Parliament the last steps to take.
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Startup headed by ex-Apple engineer aims to eliminate smartphone buttons

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 12:41
Sentons, a startup led by chip industry veterans, on Thursday began marketing technology that aims to do away with gadget buttons and said it is working with two smartphone makers in addition to an existing contract with Asus Computer Inc .
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Britain clinches Brexit deal, Johnson now faces parliament hurdle

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 09:42
Britain clinched an eleventh-hour Brexit deal with the EU on Thursday, more than three years after Britons voted in a referendum to leave the bloc, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson still faces a knife-edge vote in parliament to get it approved.
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Explainer: 'Super Saturday' Brexit showdown in parliament looms for PM Johnson

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 09:42
Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a Brexit showdown with parliament on Saturday after clinching a last-minute divorce deal with the European Union that his Northern Irish allies oppose.
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Classes canceled for 361,000 students as Chicago teachers go on strike

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 09:40
Teachers in the Chicago Public Schools system, the third-largest school district in the U.S., went on strike on Thursday after protracted labor negotiations between the union and district leadership failed to produce a deal.
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Syria'a Assad says will respond to Turkish aggression on any part of country: state media

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 09:40
Syria will respond to a Turkish aggression on any part of its territory with "all legitimate means" available, President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday according to state media.
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Wall Street opens higher on Brexit deal, earnings cheer

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 09:37
U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, as worries over geopolitics eased after Britain struck a preliminary last-minute deal with the European Union, with sentiment also boosted by upbeat earnings from Netflix and Morgan Stanley.
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U.S. ambassador to tell House impeachment panel Trump said no 'quid pro quo' on Ukraine

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 09:36
The U.S. ambassador to the European Union plans to tell the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry that President Donald Trump told him multiple times that there was no "quid pro quo" with Ukraine.
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Highlights: EU leaders meet at summit dominated by Brexit

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 09:31
EU leaders met for a two-day summit on Thursday and Friday, dominated by Brexit. The following are comments from the national leaders and senior EU officials on their arrival.
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Syrian Kurdish-led authority urges corridor for civilians to leave border town

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 09:26
The Kurdish-led authority in northeast Syria called for a corridor "to evacuate dead and wounded civilians" from Ras al-Ain town which Turkish forces have pushed into.
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Europe's Brexit deal cheers dampened by familiar snags

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 09:25
Confirmation of a new Brexit deal sent sterling to a five-month high on Thursday and hoisted European stocks to a year-and-a-half peak, before familiar doubts about British parliamentary support for the agreement hauled them back.
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Elijah Cummings, head of U.S. House oversight panel probing Trump, has died

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 09:21
U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, died on Thursday at age 68.
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Patrick Day dies following brutal knockout

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 09:16
American boxer Patrick Day died on Wednesday in Chicago as a result of the traumatic brain injury he suffered during his fight on Saturday, where he was knocked out by Charles Conwell in the 10th round.
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