Nations agree on global climate pact rules

Nations agree on global climate pact rules

Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.
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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.
At Fed, a new look at those left out in boom times

At Fed, a new look at those left out in boom times

The U.S. Federal Reserve is touring struggling communities nationwide as it assesses whether a new approach to monetary policy could boost employment among those left behind in the economic recovery.
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.
Ignore geopolitics; S&P 500 to add another 5-10% in '19, says John Vail

Ignore geopolitics; S&P 500 to add another 5-10% in '19, says John Vail

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Qualcomm shares rocked by antitrust ruling

Qualcomm shares rocked by antitrust ruling

Shares of Qualcomm had their worst day in two years after a federal judge ruled the wireless technology company used its dominance to extort higher licensing payments and squeeze out the competition. Conway G.
Trump, Pelosi clash as impeachment calls grow

Trump, Pelosi clash as impeachment calls grow

President Donald Trump fired back on Wednesday at U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation that he is engaged in a cover-up over the Mueller Russia investigation, saying at a hastily arranged White House appearance, "I don't do cover-ups." Nathan
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"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh to be released from prison

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh to be released from prison

John Walker Lindh, the so-called "American Taliban" captured in Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001 attacks, is due to be released on Thursday after 17 years in U.S. federal prison.
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Justice staff recommends blocking Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Justice staff recommends blocking Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Staff at the Justice Department's antitrust division recommends the agency block T-Mobile US' $26 billion acquisition of Sprint, according to sources.
Six killed as Indonesia protests turn deadly

Six killed as Indonesia protests turn deadly

Indonesia has introduced curbs on social media in a bid to prevent the spread of hoaxes, some calling for violent post-election attacks, and quell two days of protests in the capital.
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British Steel collapse puts thousands of jobs at risk

British Steel collapse puts thousands of jobs at risk

British Steel, the country’s second largest steel producer, has collapsed after failing to secure emergency government funding, jeopardizing some 25,000 jobs.
Commerzbank open to M&A after Deutsche Bank talks collapse

Commerzbank open to M&A after Deutsche Bank talks collapse

Commerzbank may refine its strategy and is still open to mergers following the collapse of talks with its larger rival Deutsche Bank, the lender's chief executive said on Wednesday.
Japan exports fall again as Trump's trade policy threatens economic outlook

Japan exports fall again as Trump's trade policy threatens economic outlook

Japanese exports fell for the fifth month in April in a sign of the growing economic strain exerted by the Sino-U.S. trade war.
Indonesia's post-election riots turn deadly

Indonesia's post-election riots turn deadly

Fresh clashes have broken out in the Indonesian capital following the announcement of official election results.
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Dems to press Trump on funding infrastructure plan

Dems to press Trump on funding infrastructure plan

Democrats in Congress will press U.S. President Donald Trump at a White House meeting on Wednesday for details on how to pay for a massive boost in U.S. infrastructure spending after agreeing in April to try to win approval of a $2 trillion package.
Amazon investors to vote on facial recognition technology

Amazon investors to vote on facial recognition technology

Shareholders will vote on whether Amazon’s sales of its facial recognition technology to governments threatens civil rights at the tech giant's annual meeting in Seattle on Wednesday.
May's Brexit gambit fails as her premiership fades

May's Brexit gambit fails as her premiership fades

British Prime Minister Theresa May's final Brexit gambit was in tatters on Wednesday - just hours after her offer of a vote on a second referendum and closer trading arrangements failed to win over either opposition lawmakers or many in her own party.
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Holy resurrection: Monks revive ancient beer-craft

Holy resurrection: Monks revive ancient beer-craft

Belgian monks at Grimbergen Abbey are on the verge of brewing beer again after a break of more than 200 years.
After Huawei, U.S. may blacklist more China tech

After Huawei, U.S. may blacklist more China tech

The Trump administration is considering Huawei-like sanctions on Chinese video surveillance firm Hikvision, media reports show, deepening worries that trade friction between the world's top two economies could be further inflamed.
Chinese airlines demand Boeing jet compensation

Chinese airlines demand Boeing jet compensation

China's three biggest airlines want compensation from Boeing over the grounding of its 737 MAX 8 jets, while relatives of crash victims are also filing suits.
UK economy: benign inflation data fails to offset sterling's Brexit woes

UK economy: benign inflation data fails to offset sterling's Brexit woes

British inflation rose last month by less than investors and the Bank of England had expected - but sterling hit its lowest since January as Theresa May's Brexit plan crumbles.
Britain's M&S shows pain of latest turnaround with 10% profit fall

Britain's M&S shows pain of latest turnaround with 10% profit fall

Britain's Marks & Spencer reported a 10% fall in full-year profit, a third straight decline, showing the pain of its latest attempt at a multi-year turnaround.
Japan Taxi has become a pricey Olympic symbol

Japan Taxi has become a pricey Olympic symbol

Toyota Motor’s Japan Taxi, born in a government committee and designed to be an all-things-to-all-people cab, has become a high-priced icon of Tokyo’s budget-busting 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The company says it's a money losing project.
Japanese sumo wrestlers prepare for Trump visit

Japanese sumo wrestlers prepare for Trump visit

U.S. President Donald Trump will present a custom-made "Trump Award" to the winner of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on May 26.
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