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In win for protesters, Chile to vote on Pinochet-era constitution

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 07:29
Lawmakers in Chile agreed on Friday to hold a referendum next April on replacing the Pinochet-era constitution, bowing to demands of protesters who want the country's social and economic model overhauled.
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Taliban shifted Western hostages as prisoner swap postponed: sources

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 07:08
A plan to swap two Western hostages with three Taliban prisoners has been postponed, an Afghan government official told Reuters on Friday, and Taliban sources said the group had moved the Westerners to a "new and safe place".
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Hong Kong campus protest showdowns loom but tension eases

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 07:07
The president of Hong Kong's Chinese University, which anti-government protesters have turned into a fortress stockpiled with petrol bombs and bows and arrows, threatened on Friday to call in "assistance" unless all non-students leave.
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UK police investigating alleged assault on Hong Kong justice secretary in London

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 07:05
British police said they are investigating the alleged assault on the Hong Kong justice secretary in London, but so far there have been not been any arrests.
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Hong Kong confirms economy fell into recession amid protests, trade war

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 07:05
Hong Kong sank into recession for the first time in a decade in the third quarter, government data confirmed on Friday, weighed down by increasingly violent anti-government protests and the escalating U.S.-China trade war.
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China strongly condemns attack on Hong Kong government official in London

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 07:05
China's embassy in the United Kingdom strongly condemned and expressed strong indignation on Friday at the attack on a Hong Kong government official in London.
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Highlights: Hong Kong paralyzed for fifth day, students guard campuses

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 07:05
Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fifth day on Friday, forcing schools to close and blocking some main roads, as university students barricaded campuses and authorities struggled to calm the violence.
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Suspend Hong Kong status in event of China crackdown: U.S. commission

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 07:05
The U.S. Congress should enact legislation that would suspend the special economic status Hong Kong enjoys under U.S. law should China deploy forces to crush protests in the territory, a congressional advisory body said on Thursday.
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Automakers around world await Trump tariff decision

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 05:12
Automakers around the world are awaiting a decision from U.S. President Donald Trump on whether he will impose up to 25% tariffs on U.S. car and auto part imports after a 180-day review period elapsed this week.
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University tells non-students to go now as Hong Kong campus showdowns loom

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 05:03
The president of Hong Kong's Chinese University, which anti-government protesters have turned into a fortress stockpiled with petrol bombs and bows and arrows, threatened on Friday to call in "assistance" unless all non-students leave.
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Police look for motive behind California school shooting

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 04:54
Just 16 seconds passed from the time a California high school student pulled a .45 semi-automatic pistol from his backpack in an outdoor school courtyard and emptied the weapon, killing two classmates and wounding three more, before shooting himself in the head and collapsing.
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Hong Kong third-quarter GDP shrinks 3.2%, confirms depth of recession

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 03:44
Hong Kong confirmed on Friday its economy plunged into its first recession in a decade in the third quarter, weighed down by increasingly violent anti-government protests and the escalating U.S.-China trade war.
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Hong Kong students hunker down as government dismisses curfew rumors

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 03:32
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters paralyzed parts of the city for a fourth successive day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways, as students built campus barricades and the government dismissed rumors of a curfew.
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Hong Kong and China condemn attack on justice secretary as protests paralyze city

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 01:37
The Chinese and Hong Kong governments condemned on Friday an attack by a "violent mob" on the city's justice secretary in London, the first direct altercation between demonstrators and a government minister during months of often violent protests.
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Hong Kong to unveil depth of recession amid protests, trade war

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 01:34
Hong Kong is expected to confirm on Friday it plunged into recession for the first time in a decade, amid concerns the economy could be in even worse shape than feared as months of anti-government protests take a heavy toll.
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Pentagon's Esper says crucial South Korea pay more for U.S. troops

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 01:33
U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pressed South Korea on Friday to pay more for the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the country and to maintain an intelligence-sharing pact with its other Asian ally Japan that Seoul is about to let lapse.
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Stocks cheered by trade deal hopes but caution prevails

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 01:30
Asian stocks jumped on Friday, lifted by White House comments that suggested the possibility of an imminent trade deal between Washington and Beijing, which revived hopes that their tariff war may be nearing an end.
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Explainer: Why is Alibaba listing in Hong Kong?

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 01:10
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is set to price its first share sale in Hong Kong next week, raising up to $13.4 billion in what will be the largest deal in the city since 2010 and the world's biggest ever cross-border secondary listing.
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Hong Kong's cash pool tightens as Alibaba primes for $13 billion listing

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 01:10
Alibaba Group's $13.4 billion Hong Kong listing is shrinking cash levels in the protest-wracked financial hub, with short-term borrowing costs shooting back towards a decade-high marked in July.
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South Korea, U.S. defense chiefs reaffirm commitment to defend against North Korea

World News - Fri, 2019-11-15 01:07
The defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States reaffirmed on Friday U.S. commitment for the defense of South Korea against North Korea and efforts to denuclearize the North, the South's Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo said.
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