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U.S. Energy Secretary Perry has told Trump he will step down: source

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 16:42
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has told President Donald Trump he will step down, a day before a deadline set by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives for him to turn over documents in the impeachment probe, according to a source familiar with the matter.
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UAW deal with GM to end strike includes pay raises, but three plants would close

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 16:40
The United Auto Workers union wrung higher pay and better coverage for temporary workers from General Motors Co as part of its tentative deal to end a month-long U.S. strike, but the deal would also allow the automaker to move forward with closing three plants, the union said on Thursday.
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UAW reaches contract deal with 850 Aramark workers at GM plants: sources

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 16:40
The United Auto Workers union on Thursday reached a tentative agreement for a new contract covering 850 Aramark employees who work at General Motors plants in Ohio and Michigan in maintenance, two sources briefed on the matter said.
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Pelosi, Trump exchange 'meltdown' barbs over meeting on U.S. policy in Syria

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 16:34
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democratic leaders cut short a meeting with Republican President Donald Trump after he had a "meltdown" over a House of Representatives vote condemning his Syria withdrawal and showed no signs of having a plan to deal with a crisis there.
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Trump leaves Turkey, Syria 'to argue it out' and clashes with U.S. House Speaker

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 16:34
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not mind Russia helping Syria in a conflict with NATO ally Turkey and rejected criticism of his withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria that exposed Kurdish allies, calling it "strategically brilliant."
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Trump to host next year's G7 summit at his Florida golf resort, White House says

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 16:30
U.S. President Donald Trump will host next year's Group of Seven economic summit of developed world leaders at one of his own properties, the Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami, a White House official said on Thursday.
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Syrian Democratic Forces accept ceasefire agreement with Turkey: SDF commander to Ronahi TV

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 16:29
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will accept a ceasefire agreement with Turkey in northern Syria and do what is necessary to make it work, SDF commander Mazloum Kobani told Ronahi TV on Thursday.
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U.S. lawmakers to keep up Turkey sanctions push despite ceasefire

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 16:28
Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday they would keep up their push for tougher sanctions on Turkey over its offensive in Syria despite the announcement of a five-day ceasefire.
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U.N. chief welcomes Turkey pause in Syria assault, 'still long way to go' to end Syria crisis

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 16:26
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed "any efforts" to de-escalate the situation in northern Syria and protect civilians, a U.N. spokesman said in a statement on Thursday after Turkey agreed to pause its offensive there.
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Saudi Aramco delays planned IPO to allow for earnings update: sources

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 16:20
Saudi Aramco has delayed the planned launch of its initial public offering (IPO), as the giant oil company wants to update investors with its latest earnings before proceeding, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
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Exclusive: Wall Street banks see green light from Fed on reserves - sources

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 16:15
Wall Street banks believe they are getting a green light from supervisors to hold more Treasury debt and less cash after last month's volatility in overnight lending markets, three industry sources told Reuters.
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Aid agencies struggle in northeast Syria with water shortages

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 15:58
Aid agencies said on Thursday they were struggling to meet the needs of up to 200,000 civilians who fled fighting in northeast Syria and reported water shortages in the Syrian city of Hasaka.
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Venezuela wins seat on U.N. rights council despite U.S. opposition

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 15:54
Venezuela was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday with 105 votes and a round of applause, despite fierce lobbying against it by the United States and rights groups, and the late entry of Costa Rica as competition.
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Trump ordered U.S. officials to work with his lawyer on Ukraine, envoy says

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 13:35
President Donald Trump directed senior U.S. officials to talk directly to his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, about U.S. policy in Ukraine, raising concern that the president was outsourcing American foreign policy to a private citizen, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union said on Thursday.
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Gunmen raid cafes in Libya capital to curb social freedoms

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 13:32
Gunmen raided two trendy seafront cafes in the Libyan capital Tripoli this month to banish unmarried couples and impose strict religious codes, witnesses said, in a move that has alarmed civil liberties defenders.
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Trump directed his energy secretary to work with Giuliani on Ukraine: Mulvaney

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 13:28
President Donald Trump asked U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to work with personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on matters involving Ukraine, acting White House chief of staff Mike Mulvaney said on Thursday, adding that he himself was not asked to do so.
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Johnson secures EU approval for 'no delay' Brexit deal

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 13:26
European Union leaders gave their unanimous backing to a Brexit deal with Britain on Thursday, putting the onus on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to secure the British parliament's approval for the deal in a vote in two days' time.
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Elijah Cummings, U.S. civil rights icon who led House probe of Trump, dead at 68

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 13:25
U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, a civil rights champion who over the last quarter century became one of the most influential Democrats in Congress and a key figure in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, died on Thursday. He was 68.
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Johnson & Johnson agrees to pay about $117 million to settle U.S. states' mesh probe

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 13:21
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay nearly $117 million to resolve allegations that it deceptively marketed transvaginal surgical mesh devices, U.S. state attorneys general said on Thursday.
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Johnson says confident UK lawmakers will back his Brexit deal

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 13:15
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was confident that British lawmakers would back the Brexit deal he has agreed with the European Union in a parliamentary vote on Saturday.
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