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Three key takeaways from the Trump impeachment hearing

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 20:30
The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testifying in the first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, linked the president on Wednesday more directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine for investigations of Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden and his son that would benefit him politically.
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Consequential, but dull: Trump impeachment hearings begin without a bang

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 20:30
Democratic lawmakers tried their hand at reality television with mixed results on Wednesday as they presented arguments to the American public for the impeachment of a former star of the genre, Donald Trump.
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Black-clad man dies in Hong Kong; unclear if death related to protests - police

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 20:16
A man dressed in black and aged in his 30s has died in Hong Kong, police said. It was not clear if his death was related to ongoing protests in the Chinese-ruled city.
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Disney lifts Dow, S&P 500 to records while trade tensions cast shadow

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 19:48
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 posted record closing highs on Wednesday helped by a big jump in Walt Disney shares, but the Nasdaq fell as stocks were kept in check by fresh uncertainty over U.S.-China trade relations.
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Trump plans to release on Thursday transcript of April Ukraine call

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 19:48
U.S. President Donald Trump said that on Thursday he would deliver on his promise to release the transcript of an April call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
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Stocks in cautious ranges ahead of China data, trade talk hopes fade

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 19:47
Asian stocks clung to tight ranges on Thursday as investors awaited key Chinese data for clues on how much the 16-month trade war between Beijing and Washington has hit growth in the world's second-largest economy.
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Bolivia's new leader seeks quick election, Morales says he could return

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 19:34
Bolivia's new interim president on Wednesday said she wanted elections as soon as possible and denied a coup had taken place against former leader and newly-exiled Evo Morales, who hinted he could return to Bolivia.
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Morales decries U.S. recognition of new Bolivian government

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 19:31
Bolivia's former President Evo Morales said on Wednesday that he condemned U.S. recognition of the South American country's new "de facto government" that has installed itself since his departure.
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BRICS leaders rail against 'bullying' protectionism

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 18:50
Leaders of the BRICS group of emerging economies on Wednesday criticized what they view as politically motivated protectionism at a time of a global slowdown and said their countries are doing their best to counter the trend.
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Modi says wants to make India a $5 trillion economy by 2024

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 18:50
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his country aims to be a $5 trillion economy by 2024, in remarks to leaders at a summit of BRICS major emerging economies on Wednesday.
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Test administrator pleads guilty, parent sentenced to prison for U.S. college scam

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 17:40
A former college entrance exam administrator pleaded guilty to participating in a vast college admissions cheating and fraud scheme on Wednesday, the same day a wealthy parent was sentenced to six months in prison for his role in the scandal.
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Disney+ streaming exceeds expectations with 10 million sign-ups, shares surge

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 17:38
Walt Disney Co shares soared to a record high after the entertainment firm said its new streaming service, Disney+, had been met with "extraordinary consumer demand," reaching 10 million sign-ups in its first day.
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Trump tells Erdogan purchase of Russia defense system is 'very serious challenge'

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 17:35
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan that his country's purchase of a Russian missile defense system was a "very serious challenge" for the United States but that he hoped the NATO allies would be able to resolve that dispute.
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Trump says Europe should be paying more to cover costs of Syrian refugees

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 17:34
U.S. President Donald Trump said after talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday that Europe should pay more to cover the costs related to Syrian refugees.
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Whistleblower never met or talked with Schiff: source

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 17:28
The whistleblower who prompted an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump never met or spoke with congressman Adam Schiff, the Democrat leading impeachment hearings in Congress, a source familiar with the whistleblower's contacts said.
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Fed chief Powell pushes back on negative interest rates

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 17:19
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday pushed back against a favorite talking point of President Donald Trump's, telling Congress that the negative interest rates sought by Trump aren't appropriate for a U.S. economy with ongoing growth, a strong labor market and steady inflation.
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U.S. should resolve issues involving Turkey's purchase of Russian missiles: White House

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 17:17
The United States needs to resolve issues involving Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 air defense system to achieve progress on other fronts, the White House said on Wednesday during a visit by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.
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Trump's interim homeland security pick clears Senate hurdle

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 17:11
The Trump administration's choice to run the Department of Homeland Security on an interim basis passed a hurdle in the Senate on Wednesday.
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Brazil and China hail strong ties, sources cite port deal

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 16:56
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping praised their countries' strong bilateral relations at a meeting on Wednesday, as sources said a Chinese state firm was prepared to announce a major Brazil port investment.
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Russia's Putin slams sanctions, says they impede global growth

World News - Wed, 2019-11-13 16:55
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday the global economy has been suffering from protectionism and sanctions.
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