Oil prices surge after U.S. tightens sanctions

Oil prices surge after U.S. tightens sanctions

Oil prices rose to fresh six-month highs on Tuesday following the U.S. decision to tighten sanctions on Iran.
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Xi’s China is replacing the U.S. as the dominant military force in Asia

Xi’s China is replacing the U.S. as the dominant military force in Asia

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has refashioned the People's Liberation Army into a force that's rapidly closing the gap on U.S. firepower -- and in some vital areas has surpassed it. American victory over China in a regional war is no longer assured.
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Language barriers hinder Facebook’s hate speech fight

Language barriers hinder Facebook’s hate speech fight

Facebook's struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company's inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as smartphones bring social media to every corner of the globe.
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Church video shows Sri Lanka bombings suspect

Church video shows Sri Lanka bombings suspect

Footage has emerged showing a suspected suicide bomber entering one of the targeted churches in Sri Lanka's Easter bombings.
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Modi casts vote in Indian elections

Modi casts vote in Indian elections

PM Narendra Modi has underlined the need to combat “terrorism” & boost national security, after casting his vote in the third and largest phase of general elections in the country.
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Thomas Cook shares rise on report of possible takeover

Thomas Cook shares rise on report of possible takeover

Shares in Thomas Cook surged over 15 percent on Tuesday, after a media report said the British travel company was approached by several parties about a possible takeover of its tour operating unit or the entire company.
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Amazon strengthens ties with French food retailer Casino

Amazon strengthens ties with French food retailer Casino

Amazon and French retailer Casino are expanding their partnership, with Amazon installing pick-up lockers in Casino stores and more of the French company's products to be available on Amazon.
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Myanmar top court rejects final appeal of Reuters reporters

Myanmar top court rejects final appeal of Reuters reporters

Myanmar's top court has rejected the final appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail for violating the Official Secrets Act, in a landmark case that has raised questions about the country's transition to democracy.
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The royal baby gets people talking about race

The royal baby gets people talking about race

Prince Harry's wedding to Meghan Markle, an American actress of African-American heritage, was a historic moment for Britain's royal family. Some say the imminent birth of their baby is even more significant. Mia Womersley reports
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Musk says expect Tesla robo taxis next year

Musk says expect Tesla robo taxis next year

Chief Executive Elon Musk said Tesla robotaxis with no human drivers would be available in some markets next year, continuing a habit of bold pronouncements that have excited many investors while often missing deadlines. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
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Sri Lanka imposes emergency after deadly attacks

Sri Lanka imposes emergency after deadly attacks

Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, which killed 290 people and wounded nearly 500.
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Measles outbreak nearing largest in two decades

Measles outbreak nearing largest in two decades

A measles outbreak gripping the U.S. is on track to become the biggest in nearly two decades, with 71 new measles cases recorded last week alone. Colette Luke has more.
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Economy, earnings are slowing but growing -analyst

Economy, earnings are slowing but growing -analyst

Investors are going to be surprised by the end of earnings season, says Hennion & Walsh CIO Kevin Mahn, who sees both the economy and corporate profits slowing but still growing this year. Conway G.
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Trump sues to block House subpoena

Trump sues to block House subpoena

President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit to keep U.S. lawmakers from obtaining his financial records, the latest salvo in what promises to be an escalating legal battle with Democrats in Congress.
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Stocks tread water ahead of earnings deluge

Stocks tread water ahead of earnings deluge

U.S. stocks were little changed Monday as investors prepared for the busiest week so far in this quarterly corporate reporting season. Conway G.
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Trump shrugs off impeachment concerns

Trump shrugs off impeachment concerns

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was "not even a little bit" worried about impeachment, as House Democrats gathered to discuss the best way forward after last week's release of the partially redacted Mueller report.
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Samsung delays Galaxy Fold phone delivery

Samsung delays Galaxy Fold phone delivery

Samsung said on Monday it will delay the public rollout of its Galaxy Fold foldable without giving a new release date after the smartphone maker admitted to screen malfunctions brought to light last week by tech reviewers. Conway G.
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U.S. to end Iran oil waivers, crude prices spike

U.S. to end Iran oil waivers, crude prices spike

The United States on Monday said it will eliminate in May all waivers granted to eight economies allowing them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, as it ratcheted up pressure to choke off all oil revenues of the Islamic Republic.
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Need to vent some anger? Jordan opens the Rage Rooms

Need to vent some anger? Jordan opens the Rage Rooms

In an underground room in Amman, a small group of Jordanians vent their anger by destroying old televisions, computers and printers.
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Burning of Judas effigy in folk tradition condemned as anti-Semitic

Burning of Judas effigy in folk tradition condemned as anti-Semitic

The World Jewish Congress has condemned a folk tradition in a Polish town in which the effigy is beaten, hung and set on fire.
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Comedian's win in Ukraine election poses riddle

Comedian's win in Ukraine election poses riddle

Ukraine entered uncharted political waters after comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy upended the status quo and won the country's presidential election by a landslide.
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Meatless burger maker Beyond Meat files for IPO

Meatless burger maker Beyond Meat files for IPO

Plant-based meat provider Beyond Meat is planning to raise nearly $139 million from an initial public offering, according to a Monday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as it looks to tap into the growing demand for vegetarian o
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Thai navy tows floating home of U.S. fugitive

Thai navy tows floating home of U.S. fugitive

A floating cabin said to be the world' first 'seastead' has been towed to shore by Thailand for violating its sovereignty.
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Samsung delays Galaxy Fold events in Hong Kong, Shanghai

Samsung delays Galaxy Fold events in Hong Kong, Shanghai

Samsung has postponed media events for the Galaxy Fold planned for this week in Hong Kong and Shanghai, according to a company official, days after reviewers of the foldable phone reported defective samples.
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Sri Lanka attacks carried out by suicide bombers - investigator

Sri Lanka attacks carried out by suicide bombers - investigator

Seven suicide bombers took part in the attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed at least 290 people and wounded more than 500, an investigator said on Monday, while a government spokesman said an international network was involv
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New blast in Sri Lanka caught on camera

New blast in Sri Lanka caught on camera

An explosive went off near a church in Sri Lanka where scores were killed the previous day, as bomb squad officials were trying to defuse the device.
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Former Nissan boss indicted on a fresh charge

Former Nissan boss indicted on a fresh charge

A Tokyo court says Japanese prosecutors have indict former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn on a charge of aggravated breach of trust, bringing a fourth charge against him on the day his detention period was set to expire. Mia Womersley reports
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Sri Lanka says attacks carried out by suicide bombers

Sri Lanka says attacks carried out by suicide bombers

Seven suicide bombers took part in the attacks that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, an investigator said on Monday.
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U.S. to end sanctions waivers on Iran oil exports: sources

U.S. to end sanctions waivers on Iran oil exports: sources

Sources close to Reuters said that the U.S. is planning to announce an end to sanctions waivers on the import of oil from Iran, in an effort to drive the amount of oil exported from the country down to zero.
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Arrests after Sri Lanka death toll rises to 290

Arrests after Sri Lanka death toll rises to 290

Police said on Monday 24 people had been arrested, a day after a string of bombings at churches and luxury hotels across the Indian Ocean island killed 290 people and wounded about 500.
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Comedian wins Ukrainian presidential race

Comedian wins Ukrainian presidential race

Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Sunday after an exit poll showed Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies, had easily won enough votes to become the next president of a country at war. Colette Luke has more.
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Leader of armed group arrested for stopping migrants

Leader of armed group arrested for stopping migrants

Sixty-nine year-old Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S. border, has been arrested by the FBI.
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Sri Lanka bombings death toll passes 200

Sri Lanka bombings death toll passes 200

Easter Day bomb blasts at a series of Sri Lankan churches and hotels killed at least 207 people and wounded hundreds, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago.
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Comedian favorite to win Ukranian election as voters head to polls

Comedian favorite to win Ukranian election as voters head to polls

Ukrainians began voting on Sunday in an election expected to thrust a comedian with no prior political experience into the presidency of a country at war and hungry for change.
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Death toll rises after Easter blasts in Sri Lanka

Death toll rises after Easter blasts in Sri Lanka

Easter Day bomb blasts at a series of Sri Lankan churches and hotels killed at least 207 people and wounded hundreds, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago.
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Easter Day bombs kill about 100 in attacks on Sri Lankan churches, hotels

Easter Day bombs kill about 100 in attacks on Sri Lankan churches, hotels

Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels killed about 100 people and wounded more than 400, a hospital director and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ag
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Pop singer Adele parts with husband

Pop singer Adele parts with husband

British pop singer Adele and her husband have separated, her representatives said on Saturday (April 20). Grace Lee has more.
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NK slams Bolton, calls for Pompeo replacement

NK slams Bolton, calls for Pompeo replacement

North Korea criticized another White House official this week, taking aim at President Trump's U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton just days after Pyongyang said it wanted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo replaced in nuclear talks. Colette Luke
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Beyonce's Netflix deal reportedly worth $60 million

Beyonce's Netflix deal reportedly worth $60 million

Netflix struck a three-project deal with Beyonce worth $60 million, according to Variety.
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Death toll in Congo boat accident rises to 40

Death toll in Congo boat accident rises to 40

More bodies have been discovered from a Congo boat accident earlier in the week, bringing the total death toll to at least 40, the country's interim minister told Reuters on Saturday. More than 100 people are still missing. Conway G.
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'Sea home' raided of couple facing death penalty

'Sea home' raided of couple facing death penalty

The Thai navy on Saturday boarded the floating cabin of a fugitive U.S. bitcoin trader and his Thai girlfriend, both prominent members of the "seasteading" movement who possibly face the death sentence for setting up their offshore home.
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Clashes break out between police and yellow vest rioters in Paris

Clashes break out between police and yellow vest rioters in Paris

Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence.
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Journalist killing highlights risks for Northern Ireland

Journalist killing highlights risks for Northern Ireland

Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting dead of journalist Lyra McKee during a riot in Londonderry, the Police Service of Northern Ireland announced on Saturday.
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Emotional scenes as CA child abuse couple sentenced

Emotional scenes as CA child abuse couple sentenced

A Southern California couple was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Friday after pleading guilty to charges stemming from charges that they beat, starved and shackled their 13 children in the family's home. Gavino Garay has the story.
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U.S. House issues subpoena for full Mueller report

U.S. House issues subpoena for full Mueller report

U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler issued a subpoena on Friday to obtain the full Russia investigation report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, saying he cannot accept a redacted version that “leaves most of Congress in the dark.
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Pompeo says he's staying, despite N. Korea demand

Pompeo says he's staying, despite N. Korea demand

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday his diplomatic efforts will continue toward the goal of denuclearization of North Korea, a day after a North Korean official said it no longer wanted to deal with him in talks.
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Mali government resigns after ethnic killings

Mali government resigns after ethnic killings

Mali's prime minister and his entire government resigned on Thursday after legislators discussed bringing a motion of no confidence because of the massacre and a failure to disarm militias or beat back militants.
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Ukraine set to elect comedian as next president

Ukraine set to elect comedian as next president

Ukrainians fed up with entrenched corruption and hungry for change are likely to elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comedian with no previous political experience, as their next president in a run-off vote on Sunday.
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