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Morgan Stanley profit beats as bond trading surges; shares jump 4%

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 09:14
Morgan Stanley capped quarterly earnings from big U.S. banks with a higher-than-expected profit on strength in bond trading and M&A advisory, easing concerns that market turmoil would weigh on banks' Wall Street-related businesses.
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Factbox: British reactions to new Brexit deal

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 09:11
The European Union and the British government have clinched a new deal setting the terms of Britain's exit from the bloc.
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Northern Ireland's DUP says it can't support Johnson's Brexit deal

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 09:11
Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said on Thursday it could not support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit agreement with the European Union, complicating his task of getting it approved by parliament.
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U.S. may issue additional sanctions on Turkey: White House adviser Kudlow

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 09:08
The United States is prepared to levy additional sanctions on Turkey if necessary, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday as Washington seeks to halt Ankara's offensive into northeastern Syria.
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Johnson urges UK parliament to approve Brexit deal without delay

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 09:05
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday he hoped the British parliament would approve the new Brexit deal agreed between his government and the European Union so that Britain could exit the bloc on Oct. 31 with no more delay.
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Hong Kong assembly in chaos; attack on democracy leader a 'chilling signal'

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 08:58
Hong Kong's parliament descended into chaos on Thursday, with lawmakers dragged out by security guards for heckling leader Carrie Lam as they demanded an inquiry into a brutal attack on a prominent human rights activist ahead of a major rally.
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Highlights: EU leaders meet at summit dominated by Brexit

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 08:57
EU leaders met for a two-day summit on Thursday and Friday, dominated by Brexit but also with other pressing issues including Turkey's invasion of Syria, possible enlargement and the bloc's budget.
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China says it hopes to reach phased trade pact with U.S. as early as possible

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 04:48
China's commerce ministry said on Thursday that China hoped to reach a phased agreement with the United States over trade as early as possible, and make progress on canceling tariffs on each others' goods.
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UAW, GM leaders have a deal to end strike, now workers will decide

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 04:46
General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers union reached a tentative agreement on Wednesday for a new four-year labor deal, moving closer to ending a costly month-long strike that shut down GM's most profitable factories in a test of wills over the future of U.S. auto industry jobs.
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Exclusive: Satellite images reveal China's aircraft carrier 'factory,' analysts say

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 04:39
High-resolution satellite images show that the construction of China's first full-sized aircraft carrier is progressing steadily alongside expansive infrastructure work that analysts say suggests the ship will be the first of several large vessels produced at the site.
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Pence to urge Turkey to halt Syria offensive as threat of further sanctions loom

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 04:37
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will urge Turkey on Thursday to halt its offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, a day after President Donald Trump threatened heavy sanctions over the operation.
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Hungary would have to 'use force' to fend off new wave of migrants: PM

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 04:37
Hungary would have to "use force" at its southern border with Serbia to protect the European Union's frontier if Turkey delivers on a threat to open the gates for refugees through the Balkans towards Europe, Hungary's prime minister said.
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Exclusive: Iran-backed militias deployed snipers in Iraq protests - sources

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 04:34
Iran-backed militias deployed snipers on Baghdad rooftops during Iraq's deadliest anti-government protests in years, two Iraqi security officials told Reuters.
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Protest against separatists' sentencing sets Barcelona streets ablaze

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 04:17
Protesters set cars on fire and threw petrol bombs at police in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Wednesday, intensifying unrest sparked by the sentencing of Catalan separatist leaders who had sought to declare an independent state.
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Brexit scramble looms over fraught EU summit, Merkel says deal possible

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 04:11
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a deal on Britain's exit from the EU was still possible as EU leaders headed to Brussels on Thursday for a two-day summit dominated by last-gasp negotiations.
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North Ireland's DUP says it cannot support Brexit deal as it stands

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 04:11
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's last-ditch attempt to clinch a Brexit deal was thrown into disarray just hours before a European Union summit on Thursday when the Northern Irish party he needs to help ratify any agreement refused to support it.
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Merkel says more work needed on customs for Brexit deal, which is possible

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 04:11
Solutions still need to be found for customs arrangements in Northern Ireland to clinch a Brexit deal and European Union leaders could yet meet again if they do not reach an agreement at this week's summit, Germany's Angela Merkel said on Thursday.
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Tesla gets approval to start manufacturing in China

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 04:00
Tesla Inc was added to a government list of approved automotive manufacturers, China's industry ministry said on Thursday, as it granted the electric-vehicle maker a certificate it needs to start production in the country.
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EU's Juncker, Johnson have spoken on Brexit: EU Commission

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 03:58
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have talked on the eve of an EU summit set to be dominated by Brexit.
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Britain will leave EU on October 31 if there is no deal: UK minister Jenrick

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 03:48
Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 if no Brexit deal is reached with the bloc, housing minister Robert Jenrick said on Thursday.
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