Saudi teen granted asylum arrives in Canada

Saudi teen granted asylum arrives in Canada

18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, a Saudi woman who fled her family and barricaded herself in a Bangkok hotel room, arrived in Canada on Saturday after being granted asylum. Conway G.
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Rising trading revenue lifts Goldman's results

Goldman Sachs swung to a quarterly profit from a loss, and those earnings topped expectations. It was the only Wall Street bank to grow its trading revenue.
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Nissan plans to file a civil suit against ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn to claim damages resulting from the alleged misuse of company funds, a person with knowledge of the issue said, adding to the high-profile executive's legal headaches.
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Controlled explosions trigger avalanches in Swiss Alps

Video filmed from helicopter shows a series of explosive-controlled avalanches along a mountain ridge in Switzerland.
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Zimbabwean police arrest activist pastor as fuel protests enter third day

Zimbabwean police arrest activist pastor as fuel protests enter third day

Armed Zimbabwean police arrested a political activist at his home on Wednesday (January 16), his lawyer said, the third day of protests against fuel price hikes as businesses and schools stayed closed and networks enforced a government internet shutd
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McDonald's loses 'Big Mac' case against Irish rival

McDonald's loses 'Big Mac' case against Irish rival

McDonald’s Corp has lost its rights to the trademark “Big Mac” in a European Union case ruling in favor of Ireland-based fast-food chain Supermac’s, according to a decision by European regulators.
Senators to grill Trump's new EPA pick

Senators to grill Trump's new EPA pick

Democratic lawmakers will grill U.S. President Donald Trump's new pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday over his past coal lobbying, but have little hope of blocking his confirmation in the Republican-controlled Senate.
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UK: markets muted on May Brexit defeat, but angst over path ahead

UK: markets muted on May Brexit defeat, but angst over path ahead

Sterling rose unexpectedly after Prime Minister Theresa May's EU deal suffered an overwhelming defeat in parliament, and London shares showed only a muted reaction. But as David Pollard reports, finance leaders are demanding action, fast, to ensure
Europe markets calm after Brexit deal defeat, leaders urge Britain to find way forward

Europe markets calm after Brexit deal defeat, leaders urge Britain to find way forward

European markets largely shrugged off the UK's Brexit withdrawal deal defeat, as the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier says there could be room to move on the deal if Westminster adjusts its red lines. But, as Laura Frykberg reports, that language
Huawei's founder denies his company spies for China

Huawei's founder denies his company spies for China

Huawei's founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei on Tuesday rejected claims his company is used by the Chinese government to spy, but as Reuters Breakingviews columnist Chris Beddor explains, it may take more than a public declaration of innocence to clear the
Theresa May suffers historic defeat after parliament rejects Brexit deal

Theresa May suffers historic defeat after parliament rejects Brexit deal

British PM’s Brexit deal was crushed by 230 votes by the parliament triggering a confidence vote and an outcome that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even a reversal of Brexit.
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May fights new confidence vote amid Brexit bedlam

May fights new confidence vote amid Brexit bedlam

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The Gillette ad that's earned praise and backlash

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A new #MeToo movement themed advertising campaign released by the razor brand Gillette addresses traditional cultural examples of masculinity but the video has stirred controversy among some of their consumers.
A new migrant caravan heads for U.S. border

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Several hundred Honduran migrants have crossed the border with Guatemala, as part of a new migrant caravan headed for the U.S. border.
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At least 14 confirmed dead in Kenya attack

At least 14 confirmed dead in Kenya attack

Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people and sending workers diving under desks to escape an attack claimed by Somalia-based Islamist group al Shabaab.
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'El Chapo' paid off former Mexican president: witness

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Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, an ex-Guzman associate testified on Tuesday.
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May's Brexit defeat triggers new confidence vote

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British lawmakers defeated Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin on Tuesday, triggering a new confidence vote and yet more political upheaval that could lead to a disorderly divorce or even a reversal of the 2016 decision to leave.
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U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as technology and internet stocks gained on Netflix's plans to raise fees for U.S. subscribers and hopes of more stimulus for China's slowing economy fostered a risk-on mood among investors.
Trump's pick for AG says "will not be bullied"

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President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. attorney general, William Barr, told lawmakers on Tuesday he would protect a federal probe into Russian election meddling from political pressure, stressing he would bring independence to the job and not shy
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Walgreens and Microsoft team up to research and develop new methods of delivering healthcare services through digital devices.
Thailand takes top down approach to Bangkok smog

Thailand takes top down approach to Bangkok smog

The Thai government is trying to resolve a dangerous air pollution problem in Bangkok, by seeding clouds to produce rain and using water cannons to clean streets and the air. Colette Luke has more.
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France launches national debate over protests

France launches national debate over protests

French President Emmanuel Macron launches his national debate in response to nine weeks of protests by the ''yellow vest'' movement.
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It is the first African country to field a lacrosse team at the World Championships as Uganda targets its youth to boost the sport.
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