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Hong Kong legislature suspended amid chaos over protests

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 03:43
Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong heckled the city's embattled leader and called for her to step down on Thursday during a legislative session that was repeatedly suspended as several politicians were manhandled out of the chamber.
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Explainer: U.S. House passes legislation on Hong Kong - what does it mean?

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 03:43
The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed three pieces of legislation supporting the pro-democracy protests that have engulfed Hong Kong for more than four months.
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VAT remains an outstanding issue in UK-EU talks: UK source

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 03:31
Talks between Britain and the European Union were continuing in Brussels on Thursday, with the issue of what VAT sales tax will be applied to Northern Ireland after Brexit yet to be resolved, a British government source said on Thursday.
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Brexit deal still possible: UK minister Jenrick

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 03:14
A Brexit deal can still be done despite Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party saying it cannot support current proposals from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union, housing minister Robert Jenrick said on Thursday.
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NASA unveils new spacesuit prototypes for missions 

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 02:47
NASA on Tuesday showed off two new spacesuits tailored for future moonwalking astronauts, signaling development of a crucial component to the space agency's accelerated drive to return to the moon by 2024.
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Germany's Europe minister: hopeful Brexit talks will yield a result

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 02:44
Germany's Europe Minister Michael Roth said he was hopeful that the Brexit talks between the United Kingdom and the European Union would yield a result, adding that the chances for reaching an orderly Brexit were higher than one or two weeks ago.
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One person is missing in the Democrats' impeachment inquiry: the whistleblower

World News - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:58
Democratic lawmakers leading an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump have heard days of testimony from a parade of senior government officials. But they have yet to hear from the whistleblower who sparked the probe - and may never do.
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U.S. House Intelligence chairman says impeachment transcripts to be public

World News - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:58
U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said on Wednesday the committee will make public transcripts of interviews conducted with witnesses in the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.
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U.S. restores aid to Central America after reaching migration deals

World News - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:41
The United States on Wednesday restored economic aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras that had been cut off after the Trump administration complained the three Central American countries had done too little to halt a surge in migration.
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Ride-hailing companies Uber, Lyft won't testify before Congress

World News - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:38
Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc declined to appear on Wednesday at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on issues relating to the ride-hailing industry, a congressional committee said.
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Dark web child porn bust leads to 338 arrests worldwide

World News - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:36
Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they had arrested hundreds of people worldwide after knocking out a South Korea-based dark web child pornography site that sold gruesome videos for digital cash.
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Timeline: GM reaches tentative labor deal with UAW union to end strike

World News - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:32
General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative agreement for a new labor deal to end a month-long nationwide strike by about 48,000 hourly workers, the union said on Wednesday.
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Old, corroded pipe led to Philadelphia refinery fire: Chemical Safety Board

World News - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:31
An old, degraded piece of metal pipe that had not been tested for corrosion led to the June fire and explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board said on Wednesday.
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Trump: meeting between Attorney General Barr and Italy's Conte was appropriate

World News - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:30
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was appropriate for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to meet with Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, as part of a probe into the origins of the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016, but he did not know anything about the contents of the meeting.
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Acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Taylor to testify in impeachment probe: NBC

World News - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:30
Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor is traveling to the United States in order to testify next week in the U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, NBC News reported on Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the situation.
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Impeachment probe on Trump hears from ex-aide to secretary of state

World News - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:30
A former adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who abruptly resigned last week spoke on Wednesday to an impeachment inquiry into allegations President Donald Trump pursued political interests in his dealings with Ukraine.
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Factbox: All the president's men - Supporting actors in Trump's Ukraine scandal

World News - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:30
President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating a top rival in the 2020 U.S. presidential election prompted Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in the House of Representatives to move ahead with an impeachment inquiry, threatening his presidency.
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Global shares lose steam on weak U.S. retail sales, Brexit in focus

World News - Wed, 2019-10-16 21:15
Global stocks barely moved on Thursday as soft U.S. retail sales data raised concerns about the health of the world's largest economy and risk of global recession, while sterling was volatile as negotiations on a Brexit deal continued.
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Classes canceled in Chicago public schools as teachers inch closer to strike

World News - Wed, 2019-10-16 20:54
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) finalized its decision on Wednesday to go on strike against the city's school district, the third-largest in the United States, after protracted labor negotiations did not produce a deal before their deadline.
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Drug firms offer to settle U.S. opioid suits with $50 billion package - sources

World News - Wed, 2019-10-16 20:46
Five drugmakers and distributors are offering $22 billion in cash as well as drugs and services they value at $28 billion to resolve lawsuits alleging the industry helped fuel the U.S. opioid crisis, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.
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