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Amid protests, Chile moves towards dumping Pinochet-era constitution

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 10:56
Chilean lawmakers agreed on Friday to hold a referendum next April on replacing the country's unpopular Pinochet-era constitution, bowing to demands of protesters who say the country's decades-old social model has created deep inequality.
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'I do not understand Mr. Giuliani's motives' - Quotes from Trump impeachment hearing

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 10:55
The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee held its second public hearing on Friday in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The witness was Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.
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Highway blockade reveals splits in Hong Kong protest movement

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 10:55
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters partially unblocked a key highway on Friday and then blocked it again during the evening rush hour, exposing splits in a movement that has been largely leaderless in months of often violent unrest.
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Venice hit by another ferocious high tide, flooding city

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 10:48
An exceptionally high tide hit Venice again on Friday just three days after the city suffered its worst flooding in more than 50 years, leaving squares, shops and hotels once more inundated.
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Deere workers grapple with fallout from Trump's trade war

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 10:46
Devin Spencer has been on edge ever since Deere & Co. laid off dozens of his colleagues at its Harvester Works plant in western Illinois due to dwindling demand for farm combines.
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Trade optimism, earnings power Wall Street to fresh record high

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 10:44
Wall Street's main indexes hit fresh record highs on Friday, led by gains in technology stocks as upbeat comments related to U.S.-China trade talks and solid earnings from semiconductor industry bellwether Applied Materials brightened sentiment.
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Global debt to top record $255 trillion by year's end

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 10:42
Global debt is on course to end 2019 at a record high of more than $255 trillion, the Institute of International Finance estimated on Friday -- nearly $32,500 for each of the 7.7 billion people on planet.
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U.S.-China trade hopes revive stocks, protests leave scars

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 10:42
Hopes of a U.S.-China trade deal turned world stock markets and other risk assets higher on Friday, though an escalating wave of global protests from Hong Kong to Chile left some deep scars.
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U.S. retail sales rebound; manufacturing output tumbles

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 10:40
U.S. retail sales rebounded in October, but consumers cut back on purchases of big-ticket household items and clothing, which could temper expectations for a strong holiday shopping season.
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Trump attacks former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine as she testifies

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 10:26
U.S. President Donald Trump attacked former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch in a series of tweets on Friday as she testified during an impeachment hearing investigating the Republican president's handling of Ukraine.
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OPEC+ faces 'major challenge' from competitors' surging output: IEA

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 10:22
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies face stiffening competition in 2020, the International Energy Agency said on Friday, adding urgency to the oil producer group's policy meeting next month.
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Timeline: Amazon challenges Pentagon awarding $10 billion cloud deal to Microsoft

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 10:20
Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it is contesting the Pentagon's award of an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal to Microsoft Corp , expressing concern that politics got in the way of a fair contracting process.
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Bolivia's rival factions pursue dialogue to douse anger on streets

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 10:14
Bolivia's rival political factions were pursuing dialogue on Friday to unsnarl a democratic crisis, to help calm anger on the streets of highland city of La Paz despite schools remaining closed and fuel deliveries disrupted by road blocks.
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Lebanon's Safadi agrees to be next PM amid economic crisis: Bassil

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 08:14
Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, has agreed to be Lebanon's prime minister if he wins the support of leading parties, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday.
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In Lebanon, a renowned central bank governor faces attack

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 08:13
It was 2008 and unlike many countries, Lebanon was sailing through the worst global downturn in 80 years largely unscathed.
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Ousted 'bad news' U.S. ambassador to Ukraine to testify in Trump impeachment probe

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 08:04
The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, whom President Donald Trump called "bad news" before firing her, will be in the spotlight on Friday when she testifies at the second day of televised impeachment hearings.
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U.S., China trade talks to continue Friday: U.S. commerce chief

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 08:03
U.S.-China trade talks are set to continue with a telephone call on Friday as both sides seek to hammer out a phase one trade pact, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said, adding that progress was being made on the agreement's details.
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U.S. and China 'getting close' to trade deal: White House economic adviser

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 08:03
The United States and China are getting close to a trade agreement, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday, citing what he called very constructive talks with Beijing about ending a 16-month trade war.
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Trade deal hopes, earnings lift Wall Street futures

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 07:56
U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday, as positive comments related to the U.S.-China trade talks and strong earnings from semiconductor industry bellwether Applied Materials put the S&P 500 and Dow on track to hit fresh highs.
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Prague locals tire of tourists, 30 years after end of Communism

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 07:51
The view from Pavel Kacirek's apartment overlooking Prague's majestic Old Town Square should make it the dream home, but the hordes of tourists and clogged streets mean it no longer is.
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