Congo's new Ebola outbreak is in a conflict zone

Congo's new Ebola outbreak is in a conflict zone

Less than two weeks after the World Health Organization declared the Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola-free again, another outbreak has been reported in a new area for which security risks will complicate containment efforts.
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Exclusive: Facebook to ID French hate speech suspects

Exclusive: Facebook to ID French hate speech suspects

In a world first, Facebook has agreed to hand over the identification data of French users suspected of hate speech on its platform to judges.
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Wall Street drops amid tech selloff

Wall Street drops amid tech selloff

Wall Street fell on Tuesday, led by a selloff in tech shares, as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell pushed back on pressure from President Donald Trump to cut interest rates.
U.S. launches Mideast peace plan amid skepticism

U.S. launches Mideast peace plan amid skepticism

The Trump administration launches the first part of its Middle East peace plan -- an economic blueprint. But politics is absent, and so are the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
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Chairman Powell stands firm against Trump on Fed independence

Chairman Powell stands firm against Trump on Fed independence

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell pushed back at White House criticism, declaring the world's most powerful central bank was designed to be "insulated from short-term political pressures," and is now grappling with the question of when a rate cu
Bullish on gaming and Vegas - Ross Gerber

Bullish on gaming and Vegas - Ross Gerber

Gerber Kawasaki CEO Ross Gerber tells Reuters' Fred Katayama why he's bullish on the prospects for Las Vegas and the gaming companies like Caesars that do business there.
House Democrats rush to pass border aid bill

House Democrats rush to pass border aid bill

U.S. House Democrats said they plan on Tuesday to pass a $4.5 billion aid package aimed at addressing the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border, citing an urgency to act following reports of poor conditions facing young children at overcrowded f
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Trump threatens Iran with 'obliteration'

Trump threatens Iran with 'obliteration'

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked "anything American" after Tehran said the latest U.S. sanctions had scuttled any chance of diplomacy, calling White House actions "mentally retarded.
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AbbVie looks beyond Humira with Botox-maker Allergan

AbbVie looks beyond Humira with Botox-maker Allergan

Drugmaker AbbVie Inc said on Tuesday it would buy Botox-maker Allergan for about $63 billion, grabbing control of the biggest name in medical aesthetics to help reduce its reliance on blockbuster arthritis treatment Humira.
Climate change taking its toll on Greek monuments

Climate change taking its toll on Greek monuments

Global warming is threatening ancient Greek monuments, among them the Acropolis, one of the most-visited archaeological sites in the world, scientists have said.
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Boris Johnson warns EU against 'Napoleonic' tariffs

Boris Johnson warns EU against 'Napoleonic' tariffs

Boris Johnson - the favorite to become the UK's next prime minister - says he would lead the country out of the European Union without a deal by 31 October if necessary, but warned the bloc against imposing tariffs.
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European watchdogs demand detail on Facebook's cryptocurrency

European watchdogs demand detail on Facebook's cryptocurrency

Facebook's fledgling cryptocurrency faced mounting scrutiny on Tuesday as European central bankers and regulators demanded more detail on the social media giant's Libra project.
High & dry: fishermen left struggling by Bangladesh fishing ban

High & dry: fishermen left struggling by Bangladesh fishing ban

A 65-day ban on fishing from the sea in Bangladesh is impacting not only its vulnerable fishermen but also the whole supply chain -- from traders to boat owners to fish factories and their workers across the country.
Migrant children removed from overcrowded border station

Migrant children removed from overcrowded border station

Nearly 250 migrant children have been relocated to children’s shelters from an overcrowded Texas border patrol station where attorneys said they had been held for weeks in dirty conditions without adequate food and water.
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From pens to plains: rhinos journey from Europe to Africa

From pens to plains: rhinos journey from Europe to Africa

Five critically-endangered eastern black rhinos begin a new life in Rwanda's Akagera National Park after a 3,728 miles journey from a Czech safari park.
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AbbVie buys Allergan for $63 bln

AbbVie buys Allergan for $63 bln

AbbVie, which produces the blockbuster drug Humira, is buying the maker of Botox, Allergan, for about $63 billion. As Fred Katayama reports, AbbVie was under pressure to diversify its lineup of drugs.
African food-delivery firm targets lower-income shoppers

African food-delivery firm targets lower-income shoppers

Jumia Food, a unit of New York-listed e-commerce platform Jumia Technologies, is offering cheaper menu options in its African home market to attract lower-income earners as it seeks to boost growth.
Fishing industry hit hard by ban in Bangladesh

Fishing industry hit hard by ban in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has for the first time imposed a long-term ban running for 65 days that prevents all types of fishing in the Bay of Bengal, impacting the entire fishing supply chain.
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Nissan AGM: Saikawa apologises for Ghosn scandal, prioritises recovery

Nissan AGM: Saikawa apologises for Ghosn scandal, prioritises recovery

Nissan on Tuesday threw cold water on hopes for a quick fix to strained relations with France's Renault. As David Pollard reports, shareholders at Japan's second-biggest automaker voted on a new governance structure and 11-member board at a meeting
Harry and Meghan's home refurb cost $3 million

Harry and Meghan's home refurb cost $3 million

The cost of renovating Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s new home was $3 million, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday as it detailed how the royal family had spent money provided by taxpayers.
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UK car industry warns next PM no-deal Brexit is not an option

UK car industry warns next PM no-deal Brexit is not an option

Britain's car industry called for the next UK prime minister to secure a Brexit deal which keeps frictionless trade with the EU, warning a no-deal exit risked border disruption and billions of pounds in tariffs. The appeal comes a day after Boris Jo
SpaceX launches with 24 satellites in one go

SpaceX launches with 24 satellites in one go

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has conducted one of its toughest missions yet, launching no fewer than 24 satellites in one go.
More women in top EU posts? Don't expect too much

More women in top EU posts? Don't expect too much

When the men who run the European Union pick its new leaders this year, they might finally appoint a few more women. But don’t expect a radical change any time soon.
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Blacksmith revives his trade with the internet

Blacksmith revives his trade with the internet

In the small, mountain valley town of Yeongju, 66-year-old blacksmith Seok Noh-ki had been bracing for closing his struggling workshop until his homi, a traditional Korean hand plow, began selling like hot cakes on Amazon.com and eBay Inc late last y
Trump okay 'with any outcome' from meeting with Xi

Trump okay 'with any outcome' from meeting with Xi

U.S. President Donald Trump views this week's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping as a chance to see where Beijing stands on the two countries' trade war, and is "comfortable with any outcome" from the talks, according to a senior U.S. official
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