Brazilian environmental group fears emissions rise under new government

Brazilian environmental group fears emissions rise under new government

Brazil's Climate Observatory group warned against a change in course in the country's environmental policy, amidst concerns that the incoming right-wing government of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro may reverse long-held positions on climate change.
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'No problem' if vote proceeds without me- Bolivia's Morales

'No problem' if vote proceeds without me- Bolivia's Morales

Ousted Bolivian president Evo Morales said on Friday that fresh elections could be held without him, potentially removing an obstacle to choosing a new leader in the South American country thrown into turmoil by his resignation over a contested vote.
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Bloomberg would cut into Biden’s lead - poll

Bloomberg would cut into Biden’s lead - poll

If former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg enters the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating race, he will be the fifth most-popular candidate, and his presence may draw more support away from former Vice President Joe Biden than others, a new
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Yovanovitch 'intimidated' by Trump tweets during testimony

Yovanovitch 'intimidated' by Trump tweets during testimony

President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying during an impeachment hearing in Congress, in an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounted to witness intimidation.
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Pope compares politicians who rage against gays to Hitler

Pope compares politicians who rage against gays to Hitler

Pope Francis said on Friday politicians who rage against homosexuals, gypsies and Jews remind him of Hitler.
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Roger Stone found guilty of 7 criminal charges

Roger Stone found guilty of 7 criminal charges

A jury convicted U.S. President Donald Trump's ally Roger Stone on Friday, finding the long-time Republican operative and self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" guilty on seven criminal counts of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering. Jilli
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Trump attacks Yovanovitch as she testifies

Trump attacks Yovanovitch as she testifies

U.S. President Donald Trump attacked former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch in a series of tweets on Friday as she testified during an impeachment hearing investigating the Republican president's handling of Ukraine.
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Japan's emperor spends a night with a goddess

Japan's emperor spends a night with a goddess

Japan's new emperor finishes last major accession rite but critics say it recalls the country's militaristic past.
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Prague locals tire of tourists, 30 years after end of Communism

Prague locals tire of tourists, 30 years after end of Communism

As Czechs prepare to mark 30 years since the Velvet Revolution ended Communism - ushering in a boom in tourism and considerable wealth along with it - not all local residents see the change as positive.
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Taylor Swift 'not allowed' to perform at awards amid music row

Taylor Swift 'not allowed' to perform at awards amid music row

American pop singer and songwriter Taylor Swift has told fans that her upcoming performance at a music awards ceremony is in doubt after two record executives said she could not perform her songs on television.
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'How could our system fail like this?': Yovanovitch

'How could our system fail like this?': Yovanovitch

The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, branded "bad news" by President Donald Trump, defended her record and told an impeachment hearing on Friday she had pursued anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine and did not understand why the Trump administration
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Iran doesn't want death of all Jews: Khamenei

Iran doesn't want death of all Jews: Khamenei

Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei says that his country is not calling for the elimination of the Jewish people, but believes people of all religions should decide Israel's future. Iran depends on European countries with high Jewish populations to keep the 2
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Hong Kong tips into recession amid protests

Hong Kong tips into recession amid protests

Hong Kong announced its economy has tipped into recession for the first time in a decade, as the financial hub braced for another weekend of anti-government protests.
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St. Mark's square closed as Venice flood waters rise

St. Mark's square closed as Venice flood waters rise

The mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, closed St. Mark's square on Friday deeming the flood waters too high to be safe as high tide peaked at 154cm.
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‘Oxygen Bar’ sells puff of fresh air to pollution-hit Delhi

‘Oxygen Bar’ sells puff of fresh air to pollution-hit Delhi

A puff of fresh air is what the Indian capital New Delhi is gasping for as air quality has been hovering from 'poor' to 'severe plus' since late October.
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South Korean company looks beyond 'Baby Shark'

South Korean company looks beyond 'Baby Shark'

Entertainment company SmartStudy struck Youtube gold when it added a K-pop beat to an old campfire song, "Baby Shark." Now, it says it's working on a new character and a big new market.
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Dueling narratives emerge after new Ukraine revelations

Dueling narratives emerge after new Ukraine revelations

After the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry, the response to new Ukraine revelations ran along party lines on Capitol Hill.
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Hong Kong protesters are fortifying universities

Hong Kong protesters are fortifying universities

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters paralyzed parts of the city for a fourth successive day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways, as students built campus barricades and the government dismissed rumors of a curfew.
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Two dead, four injured in CA school shooting

Two dead, four injured in CA school shooting

A 16-year-old student dressed in black opened fire inside a Santa Clarita high school, Thursday, killing at least two people, wounding three and injuring himself, according to police. Jillian Kitchener has more.
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Pompeo says ISIS fight shifting to Africa

Pompeo says ISIS fight shifting to Africa

The global coalition to defeat Islamic State is turning its attention to combating the group in North and West Africa, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday.
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Trump rallies supporters in Louisiana

Trump rallies supporters in Louisiana

U.S. President Donald Trump made his final appeal to Louisiana voters on Thursday to wrest power from the Deep South's only Democratic governor in an election later this week.
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Putin: we hope Trump visits Russia for Victory Day in May

Putin: we hope Trump visits Russia for Victory Day in May

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that while he hoped his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump would come to Moscow next year, he currently had no plans to meet Trump. Chris Dignam has more.
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Trump rallies supporters in Louisiana

Trump rallies supporters in Louisiana

U.S. President Donald Trump made his final appeal to Louisiana voters on Thursday to wrest power from the Deep South's only Democratic governor in an election later this week.
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Dueling narratives emerge after new Ukraine revelations

Dueling narratives emerge after new Ukraine revelations

After the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry, the response to new Ukraine revelations ran along party lines on Capitol Hill.
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Hong Kong protesters are fortifying universities

Hong Kong protesters are fortifying universities

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters paralyzed parts of the city for a fourth successive day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways, as students built campus barricades and the government dismissed rumors of a curfew.
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