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Explainer: U.S.-China trade talks - where they are and what's at stake

World News - 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

World News - 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

World News - 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

World News - 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

World News - 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

World News - 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

World News - 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

World News - 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

World News - 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

World News - 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.

World News - 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

World News - 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

World News - 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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Huawei talks up own apps with Mate 30 challenge to Apple, Samsung

World News - Thu, 2019-09-19 13:22
Huawei [HWT.UL] unveiled its new smartphones to challenge Apple's iPhone 11 on Thursday, talking up slick design and best-in-class features while playing down concerns about the lack of access to Google's popular apps.
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Shares rise after Fed cut, oil prices jump

World News - Thu, 2019-09-19 13:09
A gauge of global equity performance rose Thursday within 1% of a record high a day after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates but crude prices jumped on concerns the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities pose supply risks.
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Trump caps California swing with visit to border wall

World News - Thu, 2019-09-19 13:08
President Donald Trump showed off a section of wall along the U.S. border with Mexico on Wednesday in a bid to illustrate his commitment to crack down on illegal border crossings as he raises money in California for his re-election campaign.
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Trump sues Manhattan district attorney Vance over subpoenas for tax returns

World News - Thu, 2019-09-19 12:59
Donald Trump sued Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday, questioning the constitutionality of subpoenas issued by the state prosecutor, and which a source said sought the president's tax returns.
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Upbeat data suggest U.S. economy still on moderate growth path

World News - Thu, 2019-09-19 12:41
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits increased less than expected last week, pointing to strong labor market conditions that should continue to support an economy growing at a moderate pace.
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Pompeo says U.S. wants peaceful resolution after attacks on Aramco facilities

World News - Thu, 2019-09-19 12:02
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday the United States was building a coalition to deter Iran after an attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities but it wanted a peaceful resolution.
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Pakistan PM expresses full support to Saudi Arabia after attacks on oil facilities: SPA

World News - Thu, 2019-09-19 12:02
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed on Thursday his country's full support to Saudi Arabia following last weekend attacks on the kingdom's oil facilities, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
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