Trump vetoes measure against border 'emergency'

Trump vetoes measure against border 'emergency'

President Donald Trump on Friday vetoed a congressional measure to end his emergency declaration to get funds to build a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico.
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Who could be Britain's next Prime Minister?

Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to resign after a backlash to her final Brexit gambit. Reuters looks at some of the Conservatives who have either said they plan to put themselves forward or are widely expected to run for the leadership.
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Hungry chimps crack open tortoise shells for food

The first observations of wild chimpanzees cracking open tortoise shells to feed on the meat inside have been recorded by scientists from Germany in Gabon.
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Best Buy warns of higher prices from tariffs

Best Buy warns of higher prices from tariffs

Best Buy warned any new U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports would boost prices for shoppers. As Fred Katayama reports, it's trying to mitigate any impact by buying products before any duties go into effect.
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What led to Narendra Modi's huge win?

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'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh released from U.S. prison

'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh released from U.S. prison

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Deutsche Bank CEO readies investment bank cuts as stock hits low

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Trade woes sink shares, Brexit weighs on sterling

Trade woes sink shares, Brexit weighs on sterling

World shares made it four days in the red in the last five on Thursday as concerns grew that the China-U.S. trade conflict was fast turning into a technology cold war. As Francis Maguire reports, the Chinese yuan struggled while sterling lost ground
Markets get jitters over normally ignored European elections

Markets get jitters over normally ignored European elections

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Western civilization is in demise, says Iran's Khamenei

Western civilization is in demise, says Iran's Khamenei

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Iran's youth will witness the demise of Israel and American civilization.
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Belarus reburies over 1,200 Jews

Belarus reburies over 1,200 Jews

Belarus on Wednesday buried more than 1,200 Jewish Holocaust victims whose remains were discovered this year after builders accidently came across a mass grave in a residential area.
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Indian PM Modi on verge of 'massive' election win

Indian PM Modi on verge of 'massive' election win

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to a huge election victory on Thursday, on course to increase his majority and give his party the mandate to pursue business-friendly policies that put Hindus first and take a hard line on national security.
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Soft PMI data points to weak growth as trade headwinds bite

Soft PMI data points to weak growth as trade headwinds bite

Soft PMI data in Japan, Germany and the euro zone point to major economies still feeling the headwinds of the Sino-U.S. trade war.
Supply halts deal fresh blow to Chinese tech giant Huawei

Supply halts deal fresh blow to Chinese tech giant Huawei

Pressure mounts on Huawei as chipmaker ARM halts relations to comply with a US blockade, and on reports that Panasonic is suspending component shipments and that the US is lobbying South Korea not to use Huawei products.
Pentagon mulling military request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East: officials

Pentagon mulling military request to send 5,000 troops to Middle East: officials

The U.S. Department of Defense is considering a U.S. military request to send about 5,000 additional troops to the Middle East amid increasing tensions with Iran, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday.
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Not content with the roads, Uber goes underwater

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'League of Legends' coming to mobile: sources

'League of Legends' coming to mobile: sources

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British PM May in peril over Brexit on EU election day

British PM May in peril over Brexit on EU election day

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Europe's election showdown begins

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Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban

Amazon shareholders reject facial recognition ban

Amazon on Wednesday said shareholders rejected proposals to curb and audit its facial recognition service, just as members of Congress indicated there was bipartisan support to one day regulate the technology. Chris Dignam has more.
China's Xi: Prepare for difficult times

China's Xi: Prepare for difficult times

China must prepare for difficult times as the international situation is increasingly complex, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, as the U.S.-China trade war took a mounting toll on tech giant Huawei.
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At Fed, a new look at those left out in boom times

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Wall Street dips on U.S-China trade fears

Wall Street dips on U.S-China trade fears

Wall Street's major indexes dipped Wednesday as mounting trade tensions between the United States and China weighed on investor sentiment.