Nations agree on global climate pact rules

Nations agree on global climate pact rules

Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.
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Stocks fall as Trump issues higher tariff threat

Stocks fall as Trump issues higher tariff threat

Stocks fell two or more percent Friday before President Donald Trump made good on a threat to escalate the trade war between the U.S. and China by jacking up planned tariffs on Chinese-made goods in retaliation for Beijing's threat of new tariffs. C
Week ahead on Wall Street

Week ahead on Wall Street

Earnings reports and economic data out next week will capture the health of the American consumer who is driving the U.S. economy.
Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020

Trump campaign seeks to mobilize women in 2020

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign hosted events in 2020 battleground states on Thursday to mobilize and train suburban women, an important voting bloc that defected from Republicans during last year's congressional contests. Nathan Frandi
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Wall Street sinks on trade tensions

Wall Street sinks on trade tensions

Wall Street tumbled Friday after the U.S.-China trade war escalated sharply, with President Donald Trump demanding that U.S. companies seek alternatives to doing business with China after Beijing announced its own retaliatory measures.
Justice Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer

Justice Ginsburg treated for pancreatic cancer

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent radiation therapy to treat a tumor on her pancreas, a court spokeswoman said on Friday.
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Oxfam climate protests on eve of G7 summit meeting

Oxfam climate protests on eve of G7 summit meeting

Oxfam held a climate change protest on the eve of the G7 summit in Biarritz, as world leaders put pressure on Brazil to do more to save the amazon rainforest from wildfires.
Powell reassures Fed will defend U.S. economy

Powell reassures Fed will defend U.S. economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell used a highly-anticipated speech to hint the Fed will cut interest again to ensure the U.S. economy continues to grow but offered little clues on when the next cut will come. Conway G.
Life in prison for murder of Spanish golfer

Life in prison for murder of Spanish golfer

Collin Daniel Richards was sentenced to life in prison Friday for stabbing Spanish golfer 22-year-old Barquin Arozamena to death last September. Arozamena was a budding golf star who'd been studying at Iowa State University. Priscilla Huff reporting.
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Russia's floating nuclear plant readies for Northern Sea Route

Russia's floating nuclear plant readies for Northern Sea Route

Russia's first floating nuclear power plant set sail on Friday from the Arctic port of Murmansk to provide power to one of the country's most remote regions, sparking environmental concerns.
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Six EU states agree to take in Ocean Viking migrants

Six EU states agree to take in Ocean Viking migrants

The European Union's top migration official said on Friday six countries in the bloc would take in migrants from the Ocean Viking rescue vessel.
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Weekend strike at Barcelona airport cancels at least 124 flights

Weekend strike at Barcelona airport cancels at least 124 flights

Spain's largest airline, Vueling, has canceled 112 flights scheduled for Saturday and Sunday because of a strike by ground staff at Barcelona's El Prat airport..
China strikes back with new tariffs on U.S. goods

China strikes back with new tariffs on U.S. goods

China unveiled on Friday retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, putting an additional 10% on top of existing rates in the latest tit-for-tat exchange in a protracted dispute between the world’s top two economies.
Victims of 'La Bestia' learn to walk again

Victims of 'La Bestia' learn to walk again

Roni Osorio, a Honduran migrant, has learned to walk again after his left leg was ground off by “La Bestia,” or The Death Train, so named for the risks posed by traveling on it.
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Israel eases rules on cyber weapons exports despite criticism

Israel eases rules on cyber weapons exports despite criticism

Israel, one of the world's leading suppliers of spyware, is easing export rules on offensive cyber weapons, despite accusations by human rights and privacy groups that its technologies are used by some governments to spy on political foes and crush d
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Industrialist David Koch dies, aged 79

Industrialist David Koch dies, aged 79

Following declining health, David Koch, industrialist and philanthropist has died at age 79.
Putin orders reciprocal Russian response to U.S. missile test

Putin orders reciprocal Russian response to U.S. missile test

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday ordered a like-for-like response to a recent U.S. missile test, which he said showed that Washington aimed to deploy previously banned missiles around the world. Havovi Cooper has more.
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Quantum cyber-attacks are coming, scientists say

Quantum cyber-attacks are coming, scientists say

Quantum supercomputers are on the way, scientists say, but they'll herald hacking risks as well as huge advances. They're developing ways to keep data safe against high-level hacking, using surprisingly old-fashioned means.
Florida scientists induce spawning of Atlantic coral in lab for first time

Florida scientists induce spawning of Atlantic coral in lab for first time

Scientists in Florida have artificially induced reproductive spawning of an endangered Atlantic coral species for the first time in an aquarium setting, a breakthrough they say holds great promise in efforts to restore depleted reefs in the wild. Rya
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'Until my last drop of blood' tribe vows to protect Amazon

'Until my last drop of blood' tribe vows to protect Amazon

In the heart of the Amazon, the Mura indigenous people have vowed to protect their traditional land amidst threats from farmers, logging and raging fires.
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Shares in Peppa Pig owner rise past Hasbro offer

Shares in Peppa Pig owner rise past Hasbro offer

Peppa Pig-owner Entertainment One's shares rose more than 30% to a record high on Friday, surpassing the price agreed by the company's board with U.S. toy maker Hasbro Inc in a sign that investors see some chance of a counter offer.
South Korea to scrap security deal with Japan

South Korea to scrap security deal with Japan

South Korea says it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decades-old dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut security cooperation over North Korea.
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China's duck farmers cash in on pork crisis

China's duck farmers cash in on pork crisis

African swine fever is decimating China's pig herds, bad news in a country where pork accounts for more than 60% of the meat consumed. But the crisis is making room for another industry: poultry.
Sanders reveals $16.3 trillion 'Green New Deal'

Sanders reveals $16.3 trillion 'Green New Deal'

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled a climate change strategy on Thursday that would mobilize $16.3 trillion to help the U.S. generate 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and achieve "full decarbonization" by 2050. Jillian
Overstock shares surge after CEO quits

Overstock shares surge after CEO quits

Overstock shares surged 9% on Thursday after Chief Executive Officer Patrick Byrne resigned, saying distraction and fallout related to his involvement in a Federal Bureau of Investigation Russian espionage probe made it difficult for him to lead the online retailer.