Italy weighs cost of bridge response

Italy weighs cost of bridge response

Italy's government has opened an investigation into the country's biggest toll-road operator, hours after saying it could face a heavy fine or lose its concession over a bridge collapse that killed at least 38 people.
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Maersk to spin off drilling, hand Total shares to investors

Maersk to spin off drilling, hand Total shares to investors

Container and shipping giant Moller-Maersk says it's to spin off its offshore drilling operation and list it in Copenhagen next year as it focuses entirely on transport and logistics. As David Pollard reports, the Danish company, which cut its full-year profit outlook this month, last year sold Maersk Oil to French oil major Total in a $7.5 billion deal as part of its restructuring.
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"Angry Birds" maker Rovio's games get sales boost

"Angry Birds" maker Rovio's games get sales boost

"Angry Birds" maker Rovio has reported an increase in second-quarter sales at its games business in a positive sign for investors after a profit warning in February. But, as Francis Maguire reports, the Finnish firm, which listed on the stock market in Helsinki last September, also reported lower second-quarter earnings.
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Trade war threatens reign of luxury stocks

Trade war threatens reign of luxury stocks

An escalating trade war between the United States and China could abruptly end a glittering stock market run for luxury goods firms, with some investors already put off by lofty valuations in a sector powered by shoppers in the two countries.
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Google workers protest China plan secrecy

Google workers protest China plan secrecy

Hundreds of Google employees have called on the company to provide more transparency over plans to develop a search engine app in China that sources say would block some websites and search terms.
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Chinese pilots 'likely' training for U.S. targets: Pentagon

Chinese pilots 'likely' training for U.S. targets: Pentagon

A new Pentagon report says China's military has expanded its bomber operations in recent years while 'likely training for strikes' against the U.S. and its allies.
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Weed killer found in kids' breakfast foods: report

Weed killer found in kids' breakfast foods: report

Popular childrenÂ’s breakfast foods like Cheerios and Quaker Oats may contain the herbicide glyphosate that some officials have linked to cancer, according to a report released Wednesday by the Environmental Working Group. Colette Luke has more.
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NYU offers free tuition for medical school

NYU offers free tuition for medical school

New York University wants to give its medical students a big break. On Thursday NYU School of Medicine said it will offer full-tuition for all its current and future students in its MD degree program regardless of need or merit. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
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Wall St rebounds as Walmart beats, trade worries ease

Wall St rebounds as Walmart beats, trade worries ease

U.S. stocks bounced back as a series of positive earnings and waning trade jitters girded investor confidence.
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World mourns "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin

World mourns "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin, whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" with such hit songs as "Respect" and "Chain of Fools", died Thursday at the age of 76.
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Iraqi man with alleged IS ties arrested in CA

Iraqi man with alleged IS ties arrested in CA

An Iraqi man suspected of being a member of Islamic State has been arrested in California after the Iraqi government filed an extradition request.
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Turkey will emerge 'stronger' from lira crisis - minister

Turkey will emerge 'stronger' from lira crisis - minister

A restaurant in Istanbul joins President Erdogan's call for a 'national battle' against 'economic enemies' by offering free fish for forex, while Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak tells global investors Turkey will emerge 'stronger' from the country's worst currency crisis since 2001.
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Poland's president vetoes changes to election rules

Poland's president vetoes changes to election rules

Poland's president has vetoed a law proposed by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party that would benefit bigger parties, including the eurosceptic PiS and the main opposition grouping, in European Parliament elections next year. Anna Bevan reports
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Walmart's sales rise most in decade

Walmart's sales rise most in decade

Walmart's shares skyrocketed after the company reported its comparable sales in the U.S. rose most in decade.
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Newspaper editorials across U.S. rebuke Trump for attacks on press

Newspaper editorials across U.S. rebuke Trump for attacks on press

Hundreds of newspapers in the U.S. on Thursday launched a coordinated defense of press freedom, reserving print space to rebuke President Donald Trump for calling prominent media organizations enemies of the American people.
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Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, dead at 76

Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, dead at 76

Soul music legend Aretha Franklin is dead at the age of 76.
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Italy threatens action over bridge, investors shun operator

Italy threatens action over bridge, investors shun operator

Italy's biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday after Rome criticised it for a deadly bridge collapse this week, moving to revoke its concession and accusing it of failing to ensure the viaduct's safety.
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Worst flood in a century kills over 70 people in southern India

Worst flood in a century kills over 70 people in southern India

Incessant rains have killed over 70 people in the Indian state of Kerala, as rising water stranded thousands and forced the closure of one of its main airports.
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Incumbent Keita wins Mali run-off election

Incumbent Keita wins Mali run-off election

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has won re-election with 67 percent of the vote in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse. The victory hands Keita a second term in the mostly desert West African country where militant violence and claims of fraud by the opposition marred the poll.
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World Cup and discounting boosts UK retail sales growth

World Cup and discounting boosts UK retail sales growth

British shoppers spent more than expected in July, after hot weather and the World Cup continued to boost food sales and other retailers offered discounts, pointing to a solid start to the third quarter for the economy.
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Trade unions unite in protest at likely new Air France-KLM boss

Trade unions unite in protest at likely new Air France-KLM boss

French pilot unions hit out at the possible appointment of Air Canada's chief operating officer Benjamin Smith as Air France-KLM's new boss, after several newspapers reported that he was poised to be named to the job on Thursday.
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Tencent shares hit by profit drop

Tencent shares hit by profit drop

Shares in China's Tencent Holdings lost more ground on Thursday after it logged its first quarterly profit decline in nearly 13 years and said it did not know when it would get Chinese approval to make money from its most popular game.
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Uber continues to rack up big losses

Uber continues to rack up big losses

Uber says it narrowed its quarterly losses from a year earlier, although the ride-hailing company is still a long way from proving it can be profitable as it gears up to go public in 2019. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
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U.S. tariffs to stay on Turkey, Qatar offers aid

U.S. tariffs to stay on Turkey, Qatar offers aid

The United States has ruled out removing steel tariffs that have contributed to a currency crisis in Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor, as Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey, supporting a rise in the Turkish lira.
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Kim Jong Nam murder trial to continue

Kim Jong Nam murder trial to continue

The trial of two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will continue, a Malaysian judge ruled on Thursday, adding that the evidence was insufficient to prove it was a political assassination.
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China, U.S. will restart talks to solve trade war

China, U.S. will restart talks to solve trade war

China says it will hold a fresh round of trade talks with the United States in Washington later this month, offering a glimmer of hope for progress in resolving a conflict that has set world markets on edge.
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'Dr. Bumbum' charged with murder

'Dr. Bumbum' charged with murder

A Brazilian plastic surgeon known as "Dr. Bumbum" -- or "Dr. Butt" on social media because of his buttock-enhancement operations -- was charged with murder on Wednesday, about a month after one of his patients died following a cosmetic intervention.
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Alleged Trump star vandal pleads not guilty

Alleged Trump star vandal pleads not guilty

Austin Clay, the latest man charged with destroying Donald TrumpÂ’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, pleads not guilty and says he wanted to bring about "positive political change".
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AT&T sued over loss of cryptocurrency

AT&T sued over loss of cryptocurrency

U.S. entrepreneur and cryptocurrency investor filed a $224 million lawsuit against AT&T, accusing it of fraud and gross negligence in connection with the theft of digital currency tokens from his personal account.
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Wall St ends lower on escalating trade worries

Wall St ends lower on escalating trade worries

U.S. stocks closed lower as investors turned risk averse on a series of disappointing earnings and escalating global tariff worries.
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Surgeries scrapped, taps run dry in Venezuela

Surgeries scrapped, taps run dry in Venezuela

Lack of water is the latest in a long list of woes for Venezuelans hurting from a fifth year of an economic crisis that has sparked malnutrition, hyperinflation and emigration.
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Corona owner pumps $4 bln more into weed producer Canopy

Corona owner pumps $4 bln more into weed producer Canopy

Corona beer maker Constellation Brands will invest a further $4 billion in Canada's top cannabis producer Canopy Growth, doubling down on one of a growing number of bets by the alcohol industry in legal pot.
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Italy bridge operator in spotlight as collapse death toll rises

Italy bridge operator in spotlight as collapse death toll rises

Rescuers hunted for survivors among towering slabs of wreckage on Wednesday after a bridge collapse that killed 39, as furious government ministers rounded on the viaduct's operator, saying it should pay fines and compensation and lose its concession. As Francis Maguire reports, shares in Atlantia, which owns Autostrade per I'Italia, have fallen more than 5 percent.
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Closing arguments begin in Manafort trial

Closing arguments begin in Manafort trial

Prosecutors began their closing arguments Wednesday in the bank and tax fraud trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
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Tunisians push for equal inheritance rights for women

Tunisians push for equal inheritance rights for women

Tunisians rallied in support of President Beji Caid Essebsi's proposal to give women equal inheritance rights, despite some objecting change to the existing Islamic law.
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UK inflation rises for first time in 2018, pay sqeeze continues

UK inflation rises for first time in 2018, pay sqeeze continues

Britain's inflation rate picked up for the first time this year in July, leaving many British households still feeling squeezed by prices that are still rising at about the same pace as their salaries.
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Fury after Italian bridge collapse kills 39

Fury after Italian bridge collapse kills 39

Shock is turning to anger in Italy after a bridge in Genoa collapsed, killing dozens of people. Hundreds of firefighters are still searching for survivors.
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Fears Yemen's heritage will be turned to rubble

Fears Yemen's heritage will be turned to rubble

Amid the carnage of Yemen's three-year war, parts of Yemen's Old City have been turned to rubble and residents fear the ancient district has been forgotten.
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Turkey doubles tariffs on some U.S. imports

Turkey doubles tariffs on some U.S. imports

Turkey doubled tariffs on some U.S. imports including cars, alcohol and tobacco on Wednesday (August 15) in retaliation for U.S. moves. Emily Wither reports from Istanbul.
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Answers sought in Mexican manatee death mystery

Answers sought in Mexican manatee death mystery

In the swampy wetlands of southern Mexico, officials and researchers are struggling to explain the deaths of dozens of manatees. Local fisherman are blaming polluted waterways and say something needs to be done. Colette Luke has more.
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RBS pays $4.9 bln for crisis-era misconduct, customer survey hurts too

RBS pays $4.9 bln for crisis-era misconduct, customer survey hurts too

Royal Bank of Scotland will pay $4.9 billion to settle U.S. claims that it misled investors on residential mortgage-backed securities between 2005 and 2008. As Francis Maguire reports, the U.S. Justice Department said the penalty is the largest-ever imposed on a bank for misconduct leading up to the financial crisis.
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China says U.S. solar tariffs violate trade rules, lodges WTO complaint

China says U.S. solar tariffs violate trade rules, lodges WTO complaint

China's commerce ministry said a U.S. decision to subsidise renewable energy firms and impose tariffs on imported products has seriously distorted the global market and harmed China's interests, firing the latest shot in a broader trade conflict.
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New school year, new security at site of Florida massacre

New school year, new security at site of Florida massacre

Students at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 teens and educators last February will start a new school year on Wednesday amid new security measures that some parents and students fear may not be enough to stop future tragedies. Jane Lanhee Lee has more.
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Turkey doubles tariffs on some U.S. imports; lira rallies

Turkey doubles tariffs on some U.S. imports; lira rallies

Turkey doubled tariffs on some U.S. imports including cars, alcohol and tobacco on Wednesday in retaliation for U.S. moves, but the lira rallied a further six percent after a fresh move by banking authorities to underpin the currency.
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Australia MP calls for immigration "final solution"

Australia MP calls for immigration "final solution"

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and all major political parties on Wednesday condemned a speech by a minor senator who used the term "final solution" in calling for the country to ban Muslim immigration.
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First transgender woman wins democratic nomination for Vermont governor

First transgender woman wins democratic nomination for Vermont governor

Vermont Democrats nominate first openly transgender person, Christine Hallquist, for statewide office in U.S. history as she clinches a primary election for governor.
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Koreans divided by war prepare to meet family

Koreans divided by war prepare to meet family

With tensions on the Korean peninsula easing, North and South Korea are holding a cross border reunion for families that were split during the Korean war. The select few who were chosen are now preparing to see their relatives for the first time in almost 70 years.
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Transgender woman wins VT Democratic primary

Transgender woman wins VT Democratic primary

Vermont Democrats made Christine Hallquist the first openly transgender person to win a major party nomination for statewide office in U.S. history as she clinched Tuesday's primary election for governor.
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