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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Another rescue ship faces standoff over migrants

Another rescue ship faces standoff over migrants

Two charities running rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea have said Italy has ignored requests to allow their ship to bring 356 migrants ashore, exposing Europe's latest failure to deal with African migration.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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