Top Dem says Trump may face jail over hush money

Top Dem says Trump may face jail over hush money

U.S. President Donald Trump could face jail time if hush money payments reported by his former lawyer are proven to be campaign finance violations, top Democratic Adam Schiff said on Sunday.
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Paris cleans up as Macron prepares to respond to 'yellow vest' riots

Paris cleans up as Macron prepares to respond to 'yellow vest' riots

Workers in Paris swept up broken glass and towed away burnt-out cars on Sunday after the latest "yellow vest" riots, while the government warned of slower economic growth and said that President Emmanuel Macron would address the nation this week.
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U.S. sees 'hard deadline' for China trade deal

U.S. sees 'hard deadline' for China trade deal

U.S.-China trade negotiations need to reach a successful end by March 1 or new tariffs will be imposed, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Sunday, clarifying there is a “hard deadline." Zachary Goelman reports.
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Qatar dispute overshadows Gulf Arab summit as emir stays away

Qatar dispute overshadows Gulf Arab summit as emir stays away

Bahrain and Qatar traded barbs over the Qatari emir's decision not to attend a Gulf Arab summit in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, an absence that suggests a rift between Doha and three Gulf Arab states is unlikely to be resolved soon.
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Four investigated in FBI Russia probe - Comey

Four investigated in FBI Russia probe - Comey

The FBI launched investigations of four Americans in July 2016 into whether they helped Russia's alleged efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey said in remarks released on Saturday.
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Nissan seeks to block former chairman Ghosn from his apartment

Nissan seeks to block former chairman Ghosn from his apartment

Nissan is seeking to block its former chairman Carlos Ghosn, arrested and removed from his role for alleged financial misconduct, from his apartment in Rio de Janeiro.
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Trump says Kelly will leave at end of year

Trump says Kelly will leave at end of year

John Kelly's impending departure is part of a broad overhaul designed to recalibrate Trump's administration as it faces a new reality in Washington. Jonah Green is covering the story.
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Uber made confidential filing for IPO

Uber made confidential filing for IPO

Uber has filed paperwork for an initial public offering, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, taking a step closer to a key milestone for one of the most closely watched and controversial companies in Silicon Valley.
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French police clash with 'yellow vest' protesters in Paris

French police clash with 'yellow vest' protesters in Paris

French riot police fired tear gas and clashed with "yellow vest" protesters in central Paris on Saturday during the latest in a wave of demonstrations against the high cost of living that have shaken President Emmanuel Macron's authority.
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Six dead and dozens injured in Italian nightclub stampede - local media

Six dead and dozens injured in Italian nightclub stampede - local media

A stampede at a nightclub in eastern Italy leaves at least six dead, with dozens more injured. Helen Percival reports
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Cohen docs reveal more contact with Russia

Cohen docs reveal more contact with Russia

A flurry of court filings on Friday revealed more contacts between Russia and Trump's former "fixer" Michael Cohen during the 2016 presidential campaign. Prosecutors say despite cooperation from Cohen, he should get substantial prison time when sente
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Charlottesville white nationalist found guilty on all counts

Charlottesville white nationalist found guilty on all counts

A Virginia jury on Friday found a white nationalist who drove his car into a group of counterprotesters in Charlottesville in August of 2017 guilty of first-degree murder and 9 other charges.
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N.C. House race roiled by possible election fraud

N.C. House race roiled by possible election fraud

North Carolina Republican Party leaders said on Thursday they would be open to holding a new congressional election in a district roiled by fraud allegations if a state investigation finds enough evidence that the outcome of the race was affected. Colette Luke has more.
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U.S. wants Huawei CFO to face fraud charges: court

U.S. wants Huawei CFO to face fraud charges: court

U.S. prosecutors want a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei to face charges of fraud linked to the skirting of Iran sanctions, a Vancouver court heard on Friday.
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U.S. seeks extradition of Huawei CFO

U.S. seeks extradition of Huawei CFO

U.S. prosecutors want to extradite a top executive of China's Huawei to face accusations she covered up links to a company that sold equipment to Iran despite U.S. sanctions.
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Wall Street tumbles

Wall Street tumbles

U.S. stocks tumbled on Friday in a broad sell-off led by declines in big internet and technology shares.
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Amazon looks to airports for expansion

Amazon looks to airports for expansion

Amazon.com is looking at bringing its futuristic checkout-free store format to airports in an effort to win business from hungry, time-pressed travelers, according to public records.
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Angela Merkel's successor is named

Angela Merkel's successor is named

Germany's Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe's most influential leader as chancellor. Saskia O'Donoghue reports
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Altria invests $1.8 bln in Cronos

Altria invests $1.8 bln in Cronos

Marlboro cigarette maker, Altria Group, bought a 55-percent stake in Canadian cannabis producer Cronos for $1.8 billion.
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OPEC, Russia agree to slash oil output despite Trump pressure

OPEC, Russia agree to slash oil output despite Trump pressure

OPEC and its Russia-led allies agreed on Friday to slash oil production by more than the market had expected despite pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to reduce the price of crude.
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Paris braces for more 'yellow vest' weekend protests

Paris braces for more 'yellow vest' weekend protests

The French capital is on high alert as security services prepare for more weekend violence.
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Stocks: Europe recovers but Huawei nerves keep markets on edge

Stocks: Europe recovers but Huawei nerves keep markets on edge

European shares recovered on Friday from the previous session's global selloff, but as David Pollard reports, the mood was still dominated by concerns over the arrest of a top Huawei executive - and how it might further sour US/China relations.
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France braces for trouble, Macron to address "yellow vest" anger

France braces for trouble, Macron to address "yellow vest" anger

France hunkered down for another wave of potentially violent protests on Saturday as embattled President Emmanuel Macron planned to address the nation next week over public fury at the high cost of living, senior allies said.
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U.S. job growth cools in November

U.S. job growth cools in November

U.S. job growth slowed in November, suggesting some moderation in economic activity that could support expectations of fewer interest rate increases in 2019.
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OPEC talks stall as Saudis refuse to exempt Iran from oil cut

OPEC talks stall as Saudis refuse to exempt Iran from oil cut

Saudi Arabia's energy minister said he wasn't confident OPEC would reach a deal on Friday to cut oil output as sources said the producer group's leader had yet to agree exemptions for sanctions-hit Iran. Francis Maguire report.
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Euro zone: data raises doubts as Merkel's party votes for new leader

Euro zone: data raises doubts as Merkel's party votes for new leader

France's industrial output shows a surprise boost in October, but similar data from Germany shows an unexpected fall, adding to signs that a cooling trend will continue in the fourth quarter. As David Pollard reports, Germany was also pondering on F
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Greek police clash with protesters

Greek police clash with protesters

Greek police fired teargas at protesters hurling petrol bombs at them in demonstrations to mark the 10th anniversary of the killing of a teenage boy by police.
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Kevin Hart quits 2019 Oscars host job after "insensitive" tweets resurface

Kevin Hart quits 2019 Oscars host job after "insensitive" tweets resurface

Comedian Kevin Hart on Thursday stepped down from hosting the 2019 Oscar ceremony after "insensitive words" about the LGBTQ community he tweeted in the past appeared online.
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Trump was unaware of Huawei arrest: officials

Trump was unaware of Huawei arrest: officials

President Donald Trump did not know about plans to arrest a top executive at Huawei, two U.S. officials said, in an apparent attempt to stop the incident from impeding crucial trade talks with Beijing.
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Young activists challenge South Korea's "meaningless" national security law

Young activists challenge South Korea's "meaningless" national security law

South Korea's strict national security law is being challenged by a wave of activists showing open support for the upcoming visit of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Public rallies and exhibits praising Kim would have been unthinkable a few years ago
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Trump to pick State Department's Heather Nauert for UN ambassador: source

Trump to pick State Department's Heather Nauert for UN ambassador: source

A source tells Reuters that President Donald Trump plans to nominate Heather Nauert as the next ambassador to the United Nations. The State Department spokeswoman would come to the job with no prior policy or political experience.
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Houston gives Bush a final, emotional farewell

Houston gives Bush a final, emotional farewell

Friends including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Reba McEntire and former Secretary of State James Baker gathered in George H. W. Bush's adopted hometown of Houston for a final sendoff for the 41st President of the United States.
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Former U.S. Attorney General Barr may return to job

Former U.S. Attorney General Barr may return to job

Former U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who served under former President George H.W. Bush, is the leading candidate for the job as a permanent replacement for Jeff Sessions, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
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Lyft files for IPO

Lyft files for IPO

Ride-hailing company Lyft filed for an initial public offering, defying market jitters.
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Huawei executive arrest clouds trade truce

Huawei executive arrest clouds trade truce

The daughter of Huawei's founder and its top executive was arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States, stirring up fears of reigniting U.S. - China trade war.
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Sage Grouse bird may lose protections under Trump

Sage Grouse bird may lose protections under Trump

The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday proposed easing Obama-era protections for a bird, the greater sage grouse, to boost oil drilling and mining across Western states, a win for energy companies but a setback for conservationists. Colette Luke ha
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S&P 500, Dow slip on trade concerns

S&P 500, Dow slip on trade concerns

The S&P 500 and Dow industrials ended slightly negative but well above their session lows in volatile trading on Thursday as the arrest of a Chinese technology executive fanned fears of tensions between the U.S. and China over trade.
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Eddie Lampert bids $4.6 billion for Sears

Eddie Lampert bids $4.6 billion for Sears

Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert's ESL Investment bid $4.6 billion to buy the bankrupt U.S. retailer. As Fred Katayama reports, it' one of the only options that would prevent the department store chain from shutting its doors for good.
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The UK's warehouse space race as Brexit looms

The UK's warehouse space race as Brexit looms

As the prospect of a no deal Brexit looms some companies in the UK have started stockpiling goods ahead of Britain leaving the EU in March 2019. As Francis Maguire reports, there are growing signs the world's fifth-largest economy is struggling as
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Brexit sparks race for warehouse space in Britain

Brexit sparks race for warehouse space in Britain

As the prospect of a no-deal Brexit looms, some companies in the UK have started stockpiling goods ahead of Britain leaving the EU in March 2019. The world's fifth-largest economy risks stumbling into a disorderly exit from its biggest trading partner, the European Union, if parliament votes down Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal agreement on December 11. Saskia O'Donoghue reports
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Funds flee Facebook

Funds flee Facebook

More than 90 U.S. mutual funds have completely sold their positions in the social media company so far this year, according to Lipper data.
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U.N. says it needs $9bln for sub-Saharan Africa

U.N. says it needs $9bln for sub-Saharan Africa

Conflict and climate change are fueling humanitarian crises in sub-Saharan Africa, the U.N. says as it unveils its spending requirements for 2019. Sisipho Skweyiya reports
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'Hopeful start' to Yemen peace talks

'Hopeful start' to Yemen peace talks

Yemen's warring sides agree to free thousands of prisoners, in what a U.N. mediator called a hopeful start to the first peace talks in years to end a war that has pushed millions of people on the verge of starvation.
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OPEC agrees tentative oil cut, waits for Russia to commit

OPEC agrees tentative oil cut, waits for Russia to commit

OPEC has apparently agreed to a tentative deal to cut oil output but has not yet come up with a final figure. That's according a delegate at the meeting which is underway in Vienna. Sonia Legg reports
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Stocks slump on China exec arrest, trade truce fears

Stocks slump on China exec arrest, trade truce fears

Global stock markets slumped for a third day running on Thursday as the arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei in Canada for extradition to the United States fed fears of fresh tensions between the two economic superpowers.
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France to bring in digital tax for tech giants - FinMin

France to bring in digital tax for tech giants - FinMin

The Finance Minister has said France will tax digital giants at a national level from 2019 if EU states cannot reach an agreement for the bloc. As Francis Maguire reports, the news comes as the French government deals with nationwide protests agains
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Huawei arrest threatens trade war truce

Huawei arrest threatens trade war truce

The CFO and daughter of Chinese tech giant Huawei's founder has been arrested in Canada, dealing a blow to hopes of an easing of Sino-U.S. trade tensions and sending Asian shares tumbling.
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Myanmar closing Rohingya camps may "entrench segregation"

Myanmar closing Rohingya camps may "entrench segregation"

The government of Aung San Suu Kyi, under international pressure to address the plight of internally displaced Rohingya inside Myanmar, says it is now closing IDP camps. But critics say their plans could end up entrenching segregation between Muslims
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