Artists try to change image of violent Caracas slum

Artists try to change image of violent Caracas slum

In the sprawling slum of Petare in Venezuela's capital of Caracas, a team of artists and residents led by Fabian Solymar are painting abstract murals covering up walls filled with Socialist Party political propaganda.
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Macron meets Johnson, while Pound recovers slightly on backstop hopes

Macron meets Johnson, while Pound recovers slightly on backstop hopes

French President Emmanuel Macron warns Prime Minister Boris Johnson there isn't enough time to negotiate a whole new Brexit deal, while Angela Merkel's comments that she has not given Britain 30 days to find a solution to the so-called Irish backstop
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UK retail sales collapse at fastest pace since 2008 - CBI

UK retail sales collapse at fastest pace since 2008 - CBI

British retail sales plunged in August at the fastest pace since December 2008, according to a survey published on Thursday (August 22) that added to signs of a slowing economy ahead of Brexit in just over two months' time.
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Macron: time's too short for a new Brexit deal

Macron: time's too short for a new Brexit deal

Boris Johnson met French President Emmanuel Macron to try to push for a new Brexit deal, but the answer was a resounding "non".
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Escaped prisoners in Papua 'return' as security tightens

Escaped prisoners in Papua 'return' as security tightens

The majority of nearly 300 inmates who fled a torched jail in Papua during a wave of civil unrest in Indonesia's easternmost region, had since willingly turned themselves in, said the head of the prison on Thursday, as tensions eased.
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Could Africa's largest wind farm boost Kenya's green energy plans?

Could Africa's largest wind farm boost Kenya's green energy plans?

Based in northern Kenya, Lake Turkana Wind Farm is now fully operational and could help the country to reach 100% green energy by 2020. Kwame Amoah Mensah reports.
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Could Africa's largest wind farm boost Kenya's green energy plans?

Could Africa's largest wind farm boost Kenya's green energy plans?

Based in northern Kenya, Lake Turkana Wind Farm is now fully operational and could help the country to reach 100% green energy by 2020. Kwame Amoah Mensah reports.
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The U.S. family walking in the footsteps of their slave ancestors

The U.S. family walking in the footsteps of their slave ancestors

Mother and daughter Tani Sanchez and Tani Sylvester's ancestors were taken as slaves from Ghana. On the 400th anniversary of the first recorded arrival of slaves in North America, the pair are taking a tour "back home" to explore their heritage.
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European shares steady on upbeat PMI data

European shares steady on upbeat PMI data

European shares traded close to flat on Thursday as upbeat surveys on Germany and the euro zone offset signs that U.S. policymakers had not intended to start a cycle of interest rate cuts with last month's move.
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Amazon opens its biggest global campus in India

Amazon opens its biggest global campus in India

Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday (August 21) launched its biggest campus in the world in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.
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Boeing's space tourism: flying the 'friendly' skies

Boeing's space tourism: flying the 'friendly' skies

Reuters was given rare access at the Johnson Space Center in Houston where NASA astronauts are training for the upcoming inaugural mission aboard Boeing’s new Starliner spacecraft, which may one day take tourists into space.
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Markets await rate cut clues from Fed Chief Powell

Markets await rate cut clues from Fed Chief Powell

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell delivers a closely-watched speech this week amid mounting pressure to signal more rate cuts are in the works to avoid a recession. Conway G.
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Iran displays domestically built missile system

Iran displays domestically built missile system

Iran displayed what it described as a domestically built long-range, mobile surface-to-air missile system on Thursday, Iranian state media reported.
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Gov. Jay Inslee withdraws from 2020 race

Gov. Jay Inslee withdraws from 2020 race

Washington state governor Jay Inslee has announced that he is dropping out of the 2020 race for the Democratic party's nomination to face Republican President Donald Trump next November.
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Health risk of microplastics in water is low: WHO

Health risk of microplastics in water is low: WHO

Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a “low” risk to human health at current levels but more research is needed to reassure consumers, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Colombia coffee growers' new nemesis: machines

Colombia coffee growers' new nemesis: machines

Automation of coffee beans growing in two of the largest coffee producing nations, Brazil and Vietnam, are upending Colombian coffee farmers' dreams. Here's why. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
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Evelyn Hernandez calls for legalized abortion

Evelyn Hernandez calls for legalized abortion

A young woman acquitted of homicide after giving birth to a stillborn baby is now calling for legalized abortion in El Salvador.
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Trump calls Danish PM's statement on Greenland nasty

Trump calls Danish PM's statement on Greenland nasty

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed offense over the Danish prime minister’s statement about his interest in purchasing Greenland. Chris Dignam has more.
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Hong Kong protesters demand action on mob attack

Hong Kong protesters demand action on mob attack

Thousands of Hong Kong residents held an anti-government protest on Wednesday at a suburban subway station that was attacked by a mob last month, angry that nobody has yet been prosecuted for the violence.
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Wall Street gains on upbeat retail results

Wall Street gains on upbeat retail results

Wall Street's main indexes rose on Wednesday as upbeat earnings from retailers pointed to strength in U.S. consumer demand.
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Not too late to buy Target shares - Kapyrin

Not too late to buy Target shares - Kapyrin

Target shares jumped Tuesday on an upbeat forecast; they're up 50%+ this year. But RegentAtlantic's Andy Kapyrin tells Reuters' Fred Katayama why he thinks they're still a buy. Also on his buy list: intermediate bonds.
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Tiny town near Area 51 braces for alien hunters

Tiny town near Area 51 braces for alien hunters

An invitation on Facebook has urged UFO enthusiasts to gather on Sept. 20 and "storm" nearby Area 51. Now, residents of Rachel, a 150-mile (240-km) drive from Las Vegas and home to roughly 50 people, are split on how to respond.
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Parkland survivors reveal anti-gun violence plan

Parkland survivors reveal anti-gun violence plan

Survivors of the Florida school shooting have their own plan to curb gun violence, while U.S. President Donald Trump says he's going after background check loopholes. Nathan Frandino has more.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro blames wildfires on NGOs

Brazil's Bolsonaro blames wildfires on NGOs

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said, without presenting evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be burning down the Amazon rainforest to bring shame on his government after he cut their funding.
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Budge on Brexit, British PM Johnson tells Merkel

Budge on Brexit, British PM Johnson tells Merkel

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was confident he could renegotiate Britain's exit from the European Union if the bloc lifted its requirement for a "backstop" to ensure free movement across the border with Northern Ireland.
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U.S. moves to detain migrant children indefinitely

U.S. moves to detain migrant children indefinitely

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday announced plans to withdraw from a court settlement limiting the government's ability to detain immigrant children beyond 20 days, saying it would hope to detain families longer and expedite their
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Target surges on same-day service

Target surges on same-day service

Target shares jumped over 18% to a record high after reporting surging profit, revenue, and same-store sales. As Fred Katayama reports, its investments in faster deliveries are paying off, attracting new customers and beefing up digital sales.
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Court grants Ryanair injunction to stop Irish pilot strike

Court grants Ryanair injunction to stop Irish pilot strike

The Irish High Court on Wednesday granted Ryanair an injunction to prevent its Dublin-based pilots from going on strike later this week.
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G7 or G5? Trump and Johnson add unpredictability to French summit

G7 or G5? Trump and Johnson add unpredictability to French summit

Brexit Britain's overtures to U.S. President Donald Trump risk complicating the search for common ground this weekend at a G7 summit overshadowed by a trans-Atlantic rift over trade, Iran and climate change.
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China confirms detention of employee of British consulate in Hong Kong

China confirms detention of employee of British consulate in Hong Kong

A Chinese national working at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday, likely worsening already strained ties between Beijing and London.
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Israel holds back on Trump's 'disloyalty' remark

Israel holds back on Trump's 'disloyalty' remark

Israeli officials on Wednesday offered a muted response to remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump who said American Jews who vote for the Democratic Party were 'disloyal.' Yahaira Jacquez reports.
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UK fast-tracks firms for customs roll as it readies for Brexit

UK fast-tracks firms for customs roll as it readies for Brexit

Britain will automatically enrol nearly 90,000 companies in a customs system in order to reduce the risk of Brexit disruption, the government said, its latest attempt to show it can leave the European Union without a deal if necessary.
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Fiat-Renault deal hints lift European shares

Fiat-Renault deal hints lift European shares

Car industry shares drove a rebound in European stock markets on Wednesday, helped by an Italian newspaper report suggesting merger talks between Fiat Chrysler and Renault have gained some traction in recent weeks.
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Migrants disembark Open Arms rescue ship

Migrants disembark Open Arms rescue ship

Nearly one hundred migrants who had been stranded on the Open Arms rescue ship off the coast of Lampedusa disembarked on the Italian island on Tuesday night, ending a prolonged stand-off between the Spanish charity operating the boat and the government in Rome.
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China rules out same-sex marriage: spokesman

China rules out same-sex marriage: spokesman

A parliament spokesman said on Wednesday that China's legal position on marriage will not change, remaining between a man and a woman, despite pressure from activists.
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EXCLUSIVE: Alibaba shelves HK listing amid unrest

EXCLUSIVE: Alibaba shelves HK listing amid unrest

Sources have revealed to Reuters that China's tech titan Alibaba will delay its listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange, saying "it would certainly annoy Beijing" at a time of pro-democracy protests.
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Ex-Vatican cardinal Pell loses sex abuse appeal

Ex-Vatican cardinal Pell loses sex abuse appeal

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell lost an appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choir boys and will remain in prison for at least another three years.
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Mocked for Greenland, Trump cancels Denmark trip

Mocked for Greenland, Trump cancels Denmark trip

U.S. President Donald Trump cancelled a planned trip to Denmark after the Danish Prime Minister called Trump's proposal to buy the autonomous territory of Greenland 'absurd'.
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Thai firefighter finds solace in snake catching

Thai firefighter finds solace in snake catching

Firefighters spend more time catching snakes than putting out fires in Bangkok, according to a study in Thailand. One firefighter in particular prefers to wrangle these snakes by hand, saying he's caught over 10, 000 in his sixteen-year career.
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Pompeo: ISIS staging a rebound in some areas

Pompeo: ISIS staging a rebound in some areas

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged on Tuesday that Islamic State militants are gaining strength in some areas but said the militant group’s capacity to conduct attacks has been greatly diminished. Roger Fortuna has more.
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Trump still reviewing plans for foreign aid cuts

Trump still reviewing plans for foreign aid cuts

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is considering billions of dollars in foreign aid cuts and would decide on the proposal - which faces strong opposition in Congress - within days.
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Trump admits to looking at possible tax cuts

Trump admits to looking at possible tax cuts

President Trump on Tuesday said his administration was considering tax cuts, amid media reports the White House is working on a contingency plan to stave off the possibility of an economic recession, but only if needed. Conway G.
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Wall Street rally ends

Wall Street rally ends

Financial shares led U.S. stocks lower Tuesday to end a three-day rally as investors awaited comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell at the end of the week.
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Stocks need deeper correction - Tomasulo

Stocks need deeper correction - Tomasulo

Stocks on Wall Street need to undergo a deeper correction, Vespula Capital CEO Jeff Tomasulo tells Reuters' Fred Katayama. He recommends buying gold on pullbacks.
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Three more women sue Epstein's estate

Three more women sue Epstein's estate

Three women on Tuesday sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein, saying they were sexually abused by the financier, both before and after his controversial plea deal that allowed him to avoid federal prosecution for sex crimes in 2007.
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Italy's Conte makes an angry exit from his PM role

Italy's Conte makes an angry exit from his PM role

Italy's prime minister announced his resignation on Tuesday as he made a blistering attack on his own interior minister, Matteo Salvini, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for personal and political gain.
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Spain sends warship to rescue stranded migrants

Spain sends warship to rescue stranded migrants

Spain ordered a naval vessel on Tuesday to the Italian island of Lampedusa to bring migrants stranded there on a rescue boat to Mallorca after some of them jumped overboard, amid a prolonged stand-off with Italy's government over their fate.
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Home Depot warns of tariff impact

Home Depot warns of tariff impact

Home Depot warned of slowing sales growth partly due to the potential impact from the upcoming batch of tariffs from the U.S.-China trade war.
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