Japan's cherry blossoms are confused by typhoons

Japan's cherry blossoms are confused by typhoons

Japan weather in recent months mimic conditions which cause cherry blossoms to bloom, even though it is not yet springtime.
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Acquitted Asia Bibi lacks asylum offers

Acquitted Asia Bibi lacks asylum offers

The lawyer for Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian acquitted of blasphemy, appealed to western governments on Tuesday asking for asylum for his client's family.
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Israel to turn to U.S. government over Airbnb removal of settlement listings

Israel to turn to U.S. government over Airbnb removal of settlement listings

Israel plans to consult with the U.S. government over a decision by home-renting company Airbnb to remove listings in Jewish settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, according to a cabinet minister.
Carney warns of 1970s-style shock: UK firms ready for no-deal Brexit

Carney warns of 1970s-style shock: UK firms ready for no-deal Brexit

Companies have begun triggering plans to keep operating if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement, a "no deal" scenario the Bank of England said could plunge the economy into a crisis not seen since the 1970s. As David Pollard report
Former Ohio judge accused in ex-wife's murder

Former Ohio judge accused in ex-wife's murder

Former Cuyahoga County Court judge Lance Mason who was forced from the bench and served prison time for beating his wife four years ago has been arrested in her stabbing death.
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Italy's bond yields rise as budget tensions weigh

Italy's bond yields rise as budget tensions weigh

Italian government bond yields jumped to one-month highs on Tuesday as concerns about the Italian budget standoff grew. As Sonia Legg reports, Italians are also awaiting a reaction by the EU Commission on the country's budget plan with some trepidati
France moves to oust Ghosn from Renault, defends alliance

France moves to oust Ghosn from Renault, defends alliance

France moved on Tuesday to oust Carlos Ghosn from the helm of Renault a day after his arrest in Japan on financial misconduct allegations, but sought to defend the carmaker's alliance with Nissan, which has been rocked by the scandal.
Pressure mounts on Trump to condemn Saudi prince

Pressure mounts on Trump to condemn Saudi prince

With the CIA saying evidence suggests Saudi's crown prince had a hand in the killing of a dissident journalist, President Donald Trump is facing growing pressure to denounce him ahead of an administration report due out Tuesday that could clarify whe
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easyJet strikes upbeat tone despite Brexit concerns

easyJet strikes upbeat tone despite Brexit concerns

British low-cost airline easyJet said Brexit was not affecting bookings for next summer, while the company's CEO said he was confident that the carrier was well-prepared for either a deal or a no-deal scenario.
Airbnb to remove listings in Israel's West Bank settlements

Airbnb to remove listings in Israel's West Bank settlements

Home-renting company Airbnb said it would remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move Israel called a "wretched capitulation" to boycotters and Palestinians hailed as a step towards peace. Mia Womersley reports
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After Khashoggi, some Saudi royals turn against crown prince

After Khashoggi, some Saudi royals turn against crown prince

Amid international uproar over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, some members of Saudi Arabia's ruling family are agitating to prevent Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from becoming king. Reporting by Reuters correspondents.
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U.S. judge blocks Trump's asylum restrictions

U.S. judge blocks Trump's asylum restrictions

A U.S. judge temporarily blocked an order by President Donald Trump that barred asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico, the latest courtroom defeat for Trump on immigration policy.
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Shooting at Chicago hospital leaves at least 4 dead

Shooting at Chicago hospital leaves at least 4 dead

A gunman at a Chicago hospital killed a police officer and two others before dying in the shooting, which sent doctors and patients streaming out of the facility.
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After wildfires, California eyes rain, possible mudslides

After wildfires, California eyes rain, possible mudslides

Rain is on way in northern California. While that may help clear the air, the rain also raises the risks of dangerous mudslides and could hamper efforts to find the remains of nearly 1,000 people still missing. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
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Colorado man gets life for murders of pregnant wife, kids

Colorado man gets life for murders of pregnant wife, kids

Thirty-three-year-old Christopher Watts was sentenced to life without parole on Monday for strangling his pregnant wife, smothering their two young daughters and dumping their bodies in an oil field so he could pursue a romantic affair. Colette Luke has more.
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Nissan prepares to oust its chairman

Nissan prepares to oust its chairman

Nissan said it's recommending that the board fire its chairman, Carlos Ghosn, after authorities arrested him for alleged financial misconduct.
The global battle against Malaria stalls

The global battle against Malaria stalls

According to the U.N health agency's 2018 report, annual cases of malaria are leveling off after several years of steady decline.
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Retailers prepare for holiday shopping

Retailers prepare for holiday shopping

The average shopper will spend over $1000 this holiday season, a total of possibly $721 billion, according to the National Retail Federation, and U.S. retailers are getting ready to accommodate that.
Wall Street tumbles as Apple swoons

Wall Street tumbles as Apple swoons

U.S. stocks dropped on Monday as investors dumped Apple, internet and other technology shares.
Trump's asylum order faces legal hurdles

Trump's asylum order faces legal hurdles

Civil rights groups in California on Monday urged a U.S. judge to temporarily halt an order by President Donald Trump that bars asylum for migrants who illegally cross the border with Mexico.
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Getting rid of me risks delaying Brexit - May

Getting rid of me risks delaying Brexit - May

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday that toppling her would risk delaying Brexit and she would not let talk of a leadership challenge distract her from a critical week of negotiations with Brussels.
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Nissan's legendary boss is under arrest

Nissan's legendary boss is under arrest

Renault-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has been arrested by Japanese authorities over alleged spending irregularities, while the Japanese auto giant says it is already moving to terminate his contract.
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Danske Bank whistleblower says European bank handled $150 bln in payments

Danske Bank whistleblower says European bank handled $150 bln in payments

Former Danske manager Howard Wilkinson makes his first public appearance since he was identified as the whistleblower who helped reveal a 200 billion euro money laundering scandal at the bank's Estonian branch.
Why workers are a top asset in M&A in Eastern Europe

Why workers are a top asset in M&A in Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe's chronic labour shortage is feeding into corporate takeover activity, with some companies making acquisitions to snap up skilled workers or obtain expertise needed to expand their businesses. Sonia Legg reports
Malawians rush for gold before the government cracks down

Malawians rush for gold before the government cracks down

The discovery of gold on the outskirts of Malawi's capital has sent would-be prospectors rushing to the area before the government introduces new regulations.