Trump puts sanctions on Iranian supreme leader

Trump puts sanctions on Iranian supreme leader

U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday, taking a dramatic, unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran's downing of an unmanned Amer
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S&P edges lower

S&P edges lower

The S&P 500 edged lower on Monday as losses by healthcare companies overshadowed gains in the tech sector, while investors looked to U.S. President Donald Trump's meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the G20 summit later this week.
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U.S. $76 bln wedding industry embraces LGBTQ couples

U.S. $76 bln wedding industry embraces LGBTQ couples

When Gregory Williams and Trevor Sorrells married, they unknowingly became part of a growing wedding industry trend that embraces same-sex couples.
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Stock surge ahead of a recession, says Jaime Desmond

Stock surge ahead of a recession, says Jaime Desmond

Equity investors shouldn't take their foot off the pedals just yet, Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management COO Jaime Desmond tells Reuters' Fred Katayama.
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Supreme Court strikes down ban on profane trademarks

Supreme Court strikes down ban on profane trademarks

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a longstanding U.S. ban on trademarks with "immoral" or "scandalous" words and symbols, ruling in a case involving a clothing brand that the law violates constitutional free speech rights. This video contains l
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Ethiopia regional coup mastermind killed, others arrested - government

Ethiopia regional coup mastermind killed, others arrested - government

The man accused of trying to seize control of Ethiopia's northern Amhara region was shot dead on Monday, a senior government official said, and a number of other plotters have been arrested.
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Eldorado Resorts buys Caesars

Eldorado Resorts buys Caesars

Eldorado Resorts is buying Caesars Entertainment for about $8.5 billion. As Fred Katayama reports, activist investor Carl Icahn big bet on Caesars is paying off.
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Iran says U.S. cyber attacks fail, hints at talks

Iran says U.S. cyber attacks fail, hints at talks

Iran said on Monday U.S. cyber attacks on its military had been a failure, while also hinting that it could be willing to discuss new concessions with Washington if the United States were to lift sanctions and offer new incentives.
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Water crisis sparks protests in India

Water crisis sparks protests in India

Residents of the drought-hit Indian cities of Chennai and Madurai took to the streets to protest and held special prayers in response to the region's ongoing water crisis.
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Facebook says it didn't help Russia sway Brexit referendum

Facebook says it didn't help Russia sway Brexit referendum

Facebook head of global affairs, Nick Clegg - the former UK deputy prime minister - says it's wrong to suggest that the networking site was a vehicle for Russian efforts to sway Britain's 2016 Brexit referendum.
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Bitcoin tests 15-month highs after 10% weekend jump

Bitcoin tests 15-month highs after 10% weekend jump

Bitcoin tested 15-month highs on Monday after jumping more than 10% over the weekend, with analysts ascribing the spike to growing optimism over the adoption of cryptocurrencies after Facebook unveiled its Libra digital coin.
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France's Carrefour retreats from China

France's Carrefour retreats from China

Shares in France's Carrefour rose on Monday after it became the latest Western retailer to retreat from the Chinese market as fierce competition from domestic rivals and a growing online market puts pressure on foreign firms. Ciara Lee reports
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Japan whaling town hopes to keep tradition alive

Japan whaling town hopes to keep tradition alive

Japan is set to restart commercial whaling on July 1st, a practice banned globally by the International Whaling Commission, after the country said it plans to withdraw from the Commission at the end of the month. Whale meat specialty restaurants are
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FedEx apologizes for Huawei delivery 'mistake'

FedEx apologizes for Huawei delivery 'mistake'

FedEx Corp has apologized for another Huawei delivery “mistake”, reigniting Chinese ire and drawing the fire of state media which suggested the U.S. delivery firm could end up on China’s upcoming list of companies that harm national interests.
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Whaling village in Japan hopes to keep culinary traditions alive

Whaling village in Japan hopes to keep culinary traditions alive

Japan is set to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission and resume commercial whaling on July 1, sparking widespread condemnation.
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German economy heads for doldrums as business morale dips again- Ifo

German economy heads for doldrums as business morale dips again- Ifo

German business morale deteriorated for the third month in a row in June, a survey showed on Monday, adding weight to expectations that Europe's largest economy contracted in the second quarter.
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China Mengniu Dairy, Coca-Cola sign Olympic deal to 2032

China Mengniu Dairy, Coca-Cola sign Olympic deal to 2032

China Mengniu Dairy and Coca-Cola have signed a multi-year global Olympic deal as joint beverages and dairy sponsors starting from 2021 until 2032, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.
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China says both U.S., China should make compromises in trade talks

China says both U.S., China should make compromises in trade talks

Both China and the United States should make compromises in trade talks, Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said on Monday, ahead of a much anticipated meeting between the Chinese and U.S. presidents at this week's G20 summit in Japan. Ciara
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Daimler shares sink after warning on emissions probe costs

Daimler shares sink after warning on emissions probe costs

Shares in Daimler sank Monday morning after the Mercedes maker warned there would be no profit growth this year as costs related to emissions probes mount.
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Czechs demand PM Babis quit in mass protest

Czechs demand PM Babis quit in mass protest

An estimated quarter of a million Czechs rallied in Prague on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis, in the biggest show of public discontent since the 1989 Velvet Revolution which overthrew Communism. Francesca Lynagh and D
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Buttigieg faces fallout over South Bend shooting

Buttigieg faces fallout over South Bend shooting

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faces an angry town hall audience in South Bend following a fatal police shooting last week. The incident has exposed simmering racial tensions in the Indiana city where he is mayor and which is compli
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Istanbul opposition win strikes blow to Erdogan

Istanbul opposition win strikes blow to Erdogan

Turkey's opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from voters unhappy over his policies.
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South Korean model rocks catwalk at 65

South Korean model rocks catwalk at 65

65-year-old Kim Chil-doo became a sensation last year when he hit the catwalk for the first time at Seoul Fashion Week. He's now juggling a busy modeling career, one of a generation of seniors in South Korea picking up new skills in order to keep bus
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Migrants describe squalid Mexican detention centers

Migrants describe squalid Mexican detention centers

Mexico’s immigration centers are becoming increasingly squalid and overcrowded as authorities step up the detention of migrants headed for the United States.
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Dems say Trump showed he has no plan for Iran

Dems say Trump showed he has no plan for Iran

The Democratic chairman of the House Armed Services Committee on Sunday told CBS News that last week's nearly-executed U.S. strike on Iran shows the White House has no strategy to get Tehran to the negotiating table.
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German police remove climate activists from occupied open-cast pit

German police remove climate activists from occupied open-cast pit

Hundreds of climate activists broke through police lines near Germany's Garzweiler open-cast mine on Saturday and entered a lignite pit to protest against coal-fired power plants which they say is a major contributor to climate change.
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New sanctions for Iran but Trump softens rhetoric

New sanctions for Iran but Trump softens rhetoric

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy, an apparent move to defuse tensions following the shooting down of an unmanned U.S. drone this wee
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Democratic hopefuls descend on South Carolina

Democratic hopefuls descend on South Carolina

More than twenty Democratic presidential hopefuls descended this weekend on South Carolina, which is a critical primary state, to make their case to voters on who will be the strongest candidate to defeat Donald Trump. Colette Luke has more.
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Grey seals mimic human speech and music

Grey seals mimic human speech and music

Grey seals have the ability to copy speech and songs using the same production mechanism as humans, researchers at Scotland's University of St. Andrews have found. Mia Womersley reports
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Week ahead on Wall Street

Week ahead on Wall Street

China will loom large for investors next week, ranging from the Trump-Xi summit to earnings from Nike and FedEx.
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Wall Street edges down on Gulf tension

Wall Street edges down on Gulf tension

Wall Street closed slightly lower Friday as tensions between the U.S. and Iran undercut positive sentiment stemming from Vice President Mike Pence's move to put off a planned speech on China policy.
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Investors rely too much on Fed amid Gulf tensions - Kamen

Investors rely too much on Fed amid Gulf tensions - Kamen

Investors have shrugged off the rising tensions in the Gulf, and that's a source of concern, says Ken Kamen of Mercadien Asset Management tells Reuters' Fred Katayama.
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Missouri won't renew abortion clinic's license

Missouri won't renew abortion clinic's license

Missouri health officials on Friday refused to renew the license of the state’s only abortion clinic, but the facility will remain open for now as a judge left in place an injunction blocking its closure.
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Protesters demand HK government drop charges

Protesters demand HK government drop charges

Thousands of black-clad protesters blocked roads and surrounded police headquarters in Hong Kong on Friday in the latest demonstrations over an extradition bill that has triggered violent protests and plunged the Chinese-ruled city into crisis.
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Trump says he aborted strike to spare Iranian lives

Trump says he aborted strike to spare Iranian lives

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he aborted a military strike on Iran because he it could have killed 150 people, a disproportionate response to Tehran's downing of an unmanned U.S. surveillance drone.
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Refinery fire "looked like a nuclear bomb went off"

Refinery fire "looked like a nuclear bomb went off"

Fire ripped through a Pennsylvania oil refinery early on Friday, triggering a huge explosion that one employee said "looked like a nuclear bomb went off." Havovi Cooper reports
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Delta plays "white knight" in Korea

Delta plays "white knight" in Korea

Delta Air Lines bought a small stake in Korean Air Lines' parent company, giving a boost to the Korean carrier's management that seeks to thwart a local activist fund's challenge.
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'Take it!': How a Thai fishmonger made a fortune off social media

'Take it!': How a Thai fishmonger made a fortune off social media

With his rapid fire comedy and interaction with customers, a Thai seafood seller is using his livestream videos to run a flourishing business.
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Exxon's $53 bln Iraq deal hit by contract snags, Iran tensions - sources

Exxon's $53 bln Iraq deal hit by contract snags, Iran tensions - sources

Just weeks ago, U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a $53 billion project to boost Iraq's oil output. But Iraqi officials say contractual warngling and security concerns are making a final agreement increasingly unlikely.
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Johannesburg's coding dojo that takes only 1% of applicants

Johannesburg's coding dojo that takes only 1% of applicants

South Africa is facing a severe shortage of developers leaving major sectors such as financial institutions struggling to recruit employees with critical computer skills. A small, and alternative academy in Johannesburg is working to change that.
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Fears for food production as swine fever spreads

Fears for food production as swine fever spreads

As Vietnam culls more than 2.5 million pigs to contain the spread of an African swine fever outbreak, the disease may already be affecting a significant proportion of pigs in mainland China.
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After drone downing, airlines told to avoid Iran

After drone downing, airlines told to avoid Iran

The FAA has told U.S. airlines to avoid Iran after the shooting down of a drone, and many international airlines are choosing to follow suit voluntarily.
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Huge fire rips through Philadelphia refinery

Huge fire rips through Philadelphia refinery

Fire ripped through a Pennsylvania oil refinery early on Friday, triggering a huge explosion that local media said rocked homes several miles away. Havovi Cooper reports
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British minister suspended after grabbing protester by neck

British minister suspended after grabbing protester by neck

Junior foreign office minister Mark Field held the female climate change activist by the neck and led her out of the banquet where the finance minister was speaking.
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IQE shares plunge as Huawei ban hammers European chipmakers

IQE shares plunge as Huawei ban hammers European chipmakers

Europe's markets were jolted by another chipmaker warning over the fallout of a U.S. ban on trading with Huawei. As Pascale Davies reports, shares in Britain's IQE plunged as much as 40% after it said 2019 revenue would miss forecasts.
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Foxconn gets new chairman as Gou seeks Taiwan presidency

Foxconn gets new chairman as Gou seeks Taiwan presidency

Apple supplier Foxconn - the world's biggest electronics contract manufacturer - chose its chip-unit boss as chairman on Friday to succeed Terry Gou, who is preparing to contest Taiwan's presidential elections next year.
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UK minister suspended for grabbing protester by neck

UK minister suspended for grabbing protester by neck

A junior minister has stirred anger and calls for him to quit after he grabbed a female protester by the neck and shoved her. Greenpeace demonstrators gatecrashed a high-profile annual speech by finance minister Philip Hammond.
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Trump pulls back from Iran strikes: report

Trump pulls back from Iran strikes: report

U.S. President Donald Trump approved military strikes on Friday against Iran in retaliation for the downing of an unmanned $130-million surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching the attacks, the New York Times said.
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