U.S.-backed Syria force seeks help with Islamic State prisoner 'time bomb'

U.S.-backed Syria force seeks help with Islamic State prisoner 'time bomb'

Hundreds of foreign jihadist fighters held in Syria represent a "time bomb" and could escape and threaten the West unless countries do more to take them back, the Kurdish-led, U.S.-backed authorities holding them have warned.
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Britain does not support total Huawei network ban -sources

Britain does not support total Huawei network ban -sources

British security officials do not support a full ban of Huawei from national telecoms networks despite U.S. allegations the Chinese firm and its products could be used by Beijing for spying, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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Britain's Labour splits over Brexit, anti-Semitism

Britain's Labour splits over Brexit, anti-Semitism

Seven lawmakers split from Britain's opposition Labour party on Monday (February 18) saying that the leadership's failures over Brexit, anti-Semitism and a culture of bullying had left them no choice.
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Spanish warship orders ships to leave British waters near Gibraltar

Spanish warship orders ships to leave British waters near Gibraltar

A Spanish warship tried to order commercial shipping to leave anchorages in British waters near Gibraltar, but was challenged by the British navy and sailed away.
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The 'slave labor' behind Kim Jong Un's new utopia

The 'slave labor' behind Kim Jong Un's new utopia

A recent North Korean documentary showcases the country's 'youth brigade,' young student workers who work in often dangerous environments to carry out Kim Jong Un's vision. State media is painting a patriotic picture, but human rights groups are call
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Saudi crown prince pledges $20 billion in investment deals for Pakistan

Saudi crown prince pledges $20 billion in investment deals for Pakistan

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman kicks off his Asia tour with a big signing ceremony in Pakistan, where he pledged $20 billion worth of investment for the cash-strapped country. The crown prince will also visit India and China on a week-long charm of
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U.S. lawmakers warn Trump 'emergency' sets dangerous precedent

U.S. lawmakers warn Trump 'emergency' sets dangerous precedent

Democrats and some Republicans in the U.S. Congress condemned President Donald Trump's attempt to use a national emergency to construct a wall along the border with Mexico.
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Kosovo's new army parades, Serbs disapprove

Kosovo's new army parades, Serbs disapprove

Members of the Kosovo Security Force marched as an army for the first time in the country's 11th independence day parade on Sunday (February 17). In December last year, Kosovo's parliament voted to create a 5,000-strong standing army, a week after S
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Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall

Acting Pentagon chief not decided yet on funding border wall

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday he had not yet determined whether a border wall with Mexico was a military necessity or how much Pentagon money would be used. Zachary Goelman reports
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Islamic State's Syria territory faces collapse

Islamic State's Syria territory faces collapse

The battle for Islamic State's last territory in Syria continued over the weekend. With the militants facing certain defeat, questions remain over what will happen to the survivors and U.S. plans to withdraw its troops from the country. Matthew Larot
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Trump's choice for U.N. ambassador withdraws

Trump's choice for U.N. ambassador withdraws

U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons.
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Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy Onassis' younger sister, dies at 85

Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy Onassis' younger sister, dies at 85

Lee Radziwill, the younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who was witness to history in the “Camelot” White House, married a prince and counted Andy Warhol, Truman Capote and Rudolf Nureyev as friends in a star-studded life, has died at the age
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Fired Aurora employee kills victims with illegal gun

Fired Aurora employee kills victims with illegal gun

45-year-old Gary Martin had been terminated from his job before he killed five people at a factory in Aurora, Illinois with a handgun he illegally owned, according to Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman on Saturday. Colette Luke has more.
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Mueller seeks tough sentence for Manafort

Mueller seeks tough sentence for Manafort

Prosecutors for Special Counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to impose a strict prison sentence for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, after a jury last year convicted him on eight counts of
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More U.S. aid for Venezuela arrives in Colombia

More U.S. aid for Venezuela arrives in Colombia

A U.S. military transport plane carrying humanitarian aid meant for Venezuelans landed in the Colombian border city of Cucuta on Saturday, where food and medicine are being stored amid uncertainty over how and where aid will be distributed.
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Legal fights brewing against Trump's declaration

Legal fights brewing against Trump's declaration

Congressional lawmakers, several states and independent groups are already fighting back against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration in his bid to to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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McCarrick expelled from Catholic priesthood

McCarrick expelled from Catholic priesthood

The disgraced former American cardinal, Theodore McCarrick, is now the highest profile Vatican figure to be dismissed from priesthood in modern times. The allegations against him include sexual abuse of minors. Francis Maguire reports
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Nigeria presidential election postponed by a week

Nigeria presidential election postponed by a week

Nigeria's presidential election, which was due to be held on Saturday, has been postponed by a week, the chairman of the country's electoral commission said hours before polls were due to open.
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Gunman in Illinois warehouse kills five people

Gunman in Illinois warehouse kills five people

A gunman opened fire in a warehouse on Friday in Aurora Illinois, an hour west of Chicago, killing five people. The shooter, identified as 45-year-old Gary Martin, was an employee at the sprawling industrial complex in Aurora. He also wounded five po
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Lyft''s strategy vs. Uber in IPO race.

Lyft''s strategy vs. Uber in IPO race.

In the ride-hailing app race to the market, growth could be be the key. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
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Barbie turns 60 at New York Toy Fair

Barbie turns 60 at New York Toy Fair

Mattel showcases its best toys before New York Toy Fair as its shares drop on sales forecast.
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Wall Street rallies on trade hopes

Wall Street rallies on trade hopes

Wall Street rallied on Friday, with the Dow and the Nasdaq posting their eighth consecutive weekly gains as investors grew hopeful that the United States and China would hammer out an agreement resolving their trade war.
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Trump obese, but "in very good health overall”

Trump obese, but "in very good health overall”

President Donald Trump has put on a few pounds over the past year and is now in the obese range, although he remains in "very good health overall," according to the results of a physical examination conducted last week.
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Trump declares U.S.-Mexico border emergency

Trump declares U.S.-Mexico border emergency

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
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Australian leaders warned: act now to save koalas

Australian leaders warned: act now to save koalas

The President of WWF International has warned Australian leaders that the nation's iconic marsupial, the koala, is at risk of extinction due to high rates of deforestation.
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London Fashion Week faces Brexit reality

London Fashion Week faces Brexit reality

London Fashion Week is kicking off but any of its collections won't hit store shelves until after Britain leaves the European Union. Retailers and designers are fear the divorce will effect their business, and access to talent.
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Chinese citizens protest against Spain's BBVA bank

Chinese citizens protest against Spain's BBVA bank

Hundreds of Chinese citizens gathered in front of a BBVA branch in the Spanish capital to protest against the bank after their accounts were blocked.
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RBS sounds alarm over Brexit

RBS sounds alarm over Brexit

RBS earnings are on the up, but the bank is worried about the impact of a hard Brexit.
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Ghanaian student transforms tires into furniture

Ghanaian student transforms tires into furniture

Jeffrey Yeboah has started his own business: making household furniture out of old tires.
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How Amazon scrapped its New York headquarters plans

How Amazon scrapped its New York headquarters plans

Amazon says the decision came together in the last 48 hours. But as Fred Katayama reports, the decision was by some measures months in the making.
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A hard choice in the Arctic: mining or reindeer?

A hard choice in the Arctic: mining or reindeer?

Norway has approved a controversial copper mine in its Arctic north, and the decision has environmentalists and the indigenous Sami people worried.
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Trump's first GOP presidential challenger emerges

Trump's first GOP presidential challenger emerges

Bill Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts, says he will challenge U.S. President Donald Trump for the Republican Party's presidential nomination in 2020.
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Sustainable is the new sexy at New York Fashion week

Sustainable is the new sexy at New York Fashion week

Say farewell to 'fast fashion', the latest buzzword at New York Fashion week is sustainability.
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Monster mudslides ravage California

Monster mudslides ravage California

Parts of California are bracing for yet more flooding after a powerful storm unleashed historic levels of rainfall earlier this week. Floods and mudslides across the state have triggered evacuations and sent homes tumbling down hillsides.
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Spanish PM calls snap national election

Spanish PM calls snap national election

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday called a snap national election for April 28, after losing a key budget vote.
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More Brexit embarrassment for May as parliament defeats her again

More Brexit embarrassment for May as parliament defeats her again

Prime Minister Theresa May suffered a defeat on her Brexit strategy on Thursday that undermined her pledge to European Union leaders to get her divorce deal approved if they grant her concessions.
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Global markets: China/US data sours mood, but trade talks give a lift

Global markets: China/US data sours mood, but trade talks give a lift

Weak U.S. and Chinese economic data made for nervous markets on Friday, even as US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin declared two days of US/China trade talks 'positive'. As David Pollard reports, oil was one of the few assets to, briefly, shine.
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India PM blames Pakistan for worst Kashmir attack in decades

India PM blames Pakistan for worst Kashmir attack in decades

India's government says it has "incontrovertible evidence" that a suicide bombing that killed 44 security forces in Kashmir -- the worst attack in decades -- involved rival Pakistan.
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Samsung bets big on network gear seizing on Huawei's troubles

Samsung bets big on network gear seizing on Huawei's troubles

Samsung Electronics is pouring resources into its telecom network equipment business, aiming to capitalize on the security fears hobbling China's Huawei. Justin Solomon reports
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Russia's Putin shows off judo skills

Russia's Putin shows off judo skills

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is a judo black belt holder, took part in a training session of the country's national judo team in Sochi on Thursday.
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Kashmir car bomb kills at least 44

Kashmir car bomb kills at least 44

A suicide bomber rams a car into a bus carrying Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir, killing 44 of them in the deadliest attack in decades on security forces in the disputed region, raising tensions with arch foe Pakistan.
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U.S. House passes border security bill, sends to Trump

U.S. House passes border security bill, sends to Trump

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives vote overwhelmingly to pass a new funding bill, avoiding another government shutdown. The bill contains no money for Donald Trump's border wall, but the president says he will declare a national emergency
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Trump's firing of Comey triggered probe - McCabe

Trump's firing of Comey triggered probe - McCabe

Former top FBI official Andrew McCabe said he began an obstruction of justice and counterintelligence investigation involving U.S. President Donald Trump and his ties to Russia after Trump fired bureau Director James Comey in May 2017, CBS News repor
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Trump to sign border bill, declare emergency

Trump to sign border bill, declare emergency

President Donald Trump will sign a border security bill to avert another government shutdown, but also declare a national emergency to try to obtain funds for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall, a White House spokeswoman said on Thursday. Nathan Fr
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S&P 500 slips amid grim retail sales

S&P 500 slips amid grim retail sales

The S&P 500 and the Dow slipped while the Nasdaq posted a slim gain on Thursday as investors struggled to square grim retail sales data with hopes that high-level talks in Beijing could resolve the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute.
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Amazon to New York City: Fuggedaboutit!

Amazon to New York City: Fuggedaboutit!

Amazon will not move forward with plans to build a headquarters in New York after rising opposition from local politicians.
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Itta Bena: the U.S. recovery's forgotten town

Itta Bena: the U.S. recovery's forgotten town

Rural areas of the U.S., especially in the South, are lagging far behind more developed parts of the country, despite the nearly decade-long economic recovery. It’s a problem Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell hopes to tackle on his watch.
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Amazon ditches New York City expansion plan

Amazon ditches New York City expansion plan

Amazon.com announced Thursday that it will not go ahead with plans to build headquarters in New York City due to stiff opposition from lawmakers and area residents. Conway G.
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