Democrats seize House control in U.S. election

Democrats seize House control in U.S. election

Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, giving them the opportunity to block Trump's agenda and open his administration to intense scrutiny. Andy Sullivan has the story.
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Brussels watches Brexit drama - with popcorn

As British lawmakers battle over the Brexit deal, in Brussels EU negotiators are left watching and waiting. They're torn between Brexit boredom and a nagging concern that it's wasting time they could be spending on other European issues. Alastair Mac
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Shutdown clouds outlook for U.S. economic growth

Shutdown clouds outlook for U.S. economic growth

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Czech teen with paralysis paints with her mouth

Czech teen with paralysis paints with her mouth

Barbora Sedlackova uses her mouth to create beautiful paintings after she was paralyzed from neck down at the age of six.
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Tesla stock drops

Tesla stock drops

Shares of Tesla plunged after the company said it's cutting jobs to speed up delivery of mass-market Model 3 sedan and gave a lower fourth-quarter profit outlook.
Sweden finally forms a government, four months after the country's election

Sweden finally forms a government, four months after the country's election

Sweden's parliament handed Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven a second term in office on Friday, ending more than four months of deadlock after an inconclusive election that had allowed a populist party to threaten the traditional balance of power.
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Germany, China pledge deeper financial cooperation

Germany, China pledge deeper financial cooperation

Germany and China on Friday signed agreements to strengthen coordination in banking, finance and capital markets, and pledged to further open market access and deepen cooperation to broaden economic ties.
EU rules in cars, farming out of U.S. trade talks

EU rules in cars, farming out of U.S. trade talks

The European Union is willing to discuss car tariffs but will not remove duties on farm products in free trade talks with the United States, its trade chief said on Friday, setting it up for a potential conflict with Washington.
India promotes Ice hockey for the youth in the Himalayas

India promotes Ice hockey for the youth in the Himalayas

India hosted Ice hockey tournament with Tibet to popularize the sport with young people in the Himalayan region and to boost tourism.
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Protests break out against 'McJesus' sculpture in Israel

Protests break out against 'McJesus' sculpture in Israel

Haifa Museum of Art will take down a life-sized Ronald McDonald exhibition statue depicting Jesus on a cross after violent clashes broke out in the city.
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Democrats ready probes into Trump ties to Deutsche Bank

Democrats ready probes into Trump ties to Deutsche Bank

Democrats now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives are working out which House panels will take the lead in investigating President Donald Trump’s business ties to Deutsche Bank, lawmakers and aides familiar with the plans told Reuters.
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UK shoppers rein in spending as Brexit nears

UK shoppers rein in spending as Brexit nears

British shoppers cut back on spending in the three months to December for the first time since last spring, adding to evidence of a consumer slowdown as Brexit approaches.
No-deal contingencies continue amid Brexit stalemate

No-deal contingencies continue amid Brexit stalemate

British business is in a frantic last-bid effort to get itself onto a protective footing for a possible 'no-deal' hard Brexit on March 29th. And, as Laura Frykberg reports, trading partners in the EU are doing so too - with France triggering its own
Netflix forecast misses Wall Street view, shares dip

Netflix forecast misses Wall Street view, shares dip

Netflix forecast first-quarter revenue slightly below Wall Street estimates on Thursday, even after a record quarter for new customers, sending shares of the world’s largest streaming service down 4 percent in after-hours trading.
Markets: Europe's shares lifted by trade hopes, Ryanair's grounded

Markets: Europe's shares lifted by trade hopes, Ryanair's grounded

European shares rose on Friday, hitting their highest level since early December as renewed hopes for trade negotiations between the United States and China lifted markets from Wall Street to Beijing. But as David Pollard reports, another profit war
Former Nissan chief Ghosn faces fresh allegations

Former Nissan chief Ghosn faces fresh allegations

Arrested auto executive Carlos Ghosn improperly received $9 million in compensation from a joint venture between Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corp, the companies said on Friday.
Israeli museum to drop "McJesus" sculpture after protests

Israeli museum to drop "McJesus" sculpture after protests

An Israeli museum plans to withdraw a sculpture depicting the McDonald's mascot as the crucified Jesus following protests which briefly united the country's Christian minority, its populist culture minister, and the pro-Palestinian artist.
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It's Fortnite vs Netflix in a battle for eyes

It's Fortnite vs Netflix in a battle for eyes

Fortnite is battling media titans into a corner, with the smash hit game probably bringing in more in sales than any Hollywood movie last year. Netflix said this week that it is threatened too, in the fight for viewers’ attention. Reuters Breakingvie
Argentina crisis sees businesses cut costs, but not workers

Argentina crisis sees businesses cut costs, but not workers

Like many Argentinean businessmen, Marco Meloni is doing everything he can to avoid laying off staff at his textile factory despite a slump in sales, more than 70 percent interest rates and soaring utility bills. The reason? He doesn't have the money
Will Senegal's new railway go anywhere?

Will Senegal's new railway go anywhere?

Work has begun on Senegal's new landmark railway, but critics say it's a waste of time and money.
North Korean envoy arrives in U.S. for talks with Pompeo

North Korean envoy arrives in U.S. for talks with Pompeo

North Korea's top nuclear negotiator arrives in Washington for talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a possible encounter with President Donald Trump aimed a laying the groundwork for a second U.S.-North Korea summit.
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One dead and one injured in Texas church shooting

One dead and one injured in Texas church shooting

Police are searching for a man they say fatally shot his wife in the parking lot of a church, as well as shooting and critically injuring his daughter.
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Trump cancels Davos delegation

Trump cancels Davos delegation

U.S. President Donald Trump cancelled the U.S. delegation to World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Thursday.
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Trump nixes Pelosi travel in shutdown fight

Trump nixes Pelosi travel in shutdown fight

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday stopped House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi from using a military plane for an overseas trip, in a tit for tat after the Democratic leader’s suggestion he postpone the State of the Union address durin
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Wall Street rallies on trade hopes

Wall Street rallies on trade hopes

U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday as hopes of a resolution to the trade dispute between the United States and China boosted industrial shares and lifted investor sentiment.