Microsoft commits $500 mln for housing in Seattle

Microsoft commits $500 mln for housing in Seattle

Microsoft gave half a billion dollars to address the affordable housing crisis in Seattle's suburbs, the Eastside of King County and the Puget Sound.
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Facebook blocks accounts

Facebook blocks accounts

Facebook removed hundreds of Russia-initiated accounts, including some linked to state-owned news agency Sputnik.
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Car bomb kills at least nine in Colombia

Car bomb kills at least nine in Colombia

A car bomb exploded at a police academy in Colombia's capital Bogota on Thursday, killing at least nine people and wounding over 20 in an attack that prompted fears of a return to the country's violent past.
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Trump missile defense review calls out N.Korea

Trump missile defense review calls out N.Korea

President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated.
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Cohen says he rigged polls for Trump

Cohen says he rigged polls for Trump

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data “at the direction of and for the sole benefit of” Trump. Jonah Green is on the story.
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Vanguard founder John Bogle dies at 89

Vanguard founder John Bogle dies at 89

John Bogle, the pioneer of low-cost investing who founded the Vanguard Group, died at the age of 89. Fred Katayama looks back at his legacy.
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Toddler trapped for days in Spanish water well

Toddler trapped for days in Spanish water well

Spanish emergency services were on Thursday working to rescue a toddler trapped in a well since Sunday (January 13).The two-year-old boy was seen falling into the well as his family walked through a private estate in Totalan, Malaga, in southern Spai
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Britain searches for Brexit 'Plan B'

Britain searches for Brexit 'Plan B'

Britain's last-minute scramble to shape its exit from the EU, its biggest policy upheaval in half a century, hit the rocks on Thursday as Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dug in their heels for competing visions.
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Hitachi halts UK nuclear project as energy supply crunch looms

Hitachi halts UK nuclear project as energy supply crunch looms

Japan's Hitachi put a $28 billion nuclear power project in Britain on hold on Thursday, dealing a blow to the country's plans for the replacement of ageing plants.
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Weak bond trading hurts Morgan Stanley results

Weak bond trading hurts Morgan Stanley results

Morgan Stanley's quarterly profit and revenue missed Wall Street's targets, sending its shares lower. As Fred Katayama reports, its trading revenue fell unlike that of archrival, Goldman Sachs.
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Congolese Ebola survivor gives birth to healthy baby

Congolese Ebola survivor gives birth to healthy baby

In a rare case that's surprised doctors, a pregnant woman who was infected with ebola virus has now given birth to a healthy baby.
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Start-up Bamboo Airways launches in crowded Vietnam market

Start-up Bamboo Airways launches in crowded Vietnam market

Bamboo Airways launches its long-delayed maiden commercial flight to become the fifth Vietnamese airline, heightening competition in the aviation sector of a southeast Asian nation emerging as a popular tourist destination.
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California foie gras ban upheld, producers lament

California foie gras ban upheld, producers lament

French producers are crying foul after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to overturn California's ban on foie gras, the delicacy derived from force-fed geese.
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SocGen warning, Huawei frictions drag European shares

SocGen warning, Huawei frictions drag European shares

A profit warning from Societe Generale and new frictions over Chinese tech giant Huawei weighed on European shares on Thursday, as investors turned their focus to the start of the earnings season.
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UK Lotus cars to be 'Made in China' at new Geely plant - documents

UK Lotus cars to be 'Made in China' at new Geely plant - documents

The Chinese owner of Lotus plans to start producing the British sports car brand in China for the first time with the opening of a new 9 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) factory in Wuhan city, company job advertisements and government documents showed.
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U.S. proposes laws targeting Huawei and ZTE

U.S. proposes laws targeting Huawei and ZTE

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers have introduced bills that would ban the sale of U.S. chips or other components to Huawei, ZTE or other Chinese telecommunications companies that violate U.S. sanctions or export control laws.
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Greek PM narrowly wins confidence vote

Greek PM narrowly wins confidence vote

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won a confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday, clearing a major hurdle for Greece's approval of an accord to end a dispute over Macedonia's name and averting the prospect of a snap election.
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Trump's new missile strategy looks to space

Trump's new missile strategy looks to space

U.S. President Donald Trump is due to unveil a revamped American missile defense strategy that looks at ways to boost America's security, including by possibly deploying a new layer of space-based sensors.
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9/11 survivor among the 21 killed in Kenya

9/11 survivor among the 21 killed in Kenya

An American 9/11 survivor, two "inseparable" Kenyan cousins, and a British citizen are among the 21 people killed in the Nairobi siege that ended after 20 hours.
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FBI thwarts Georgia man's alleged plot to attack White House

FBI thwarts Georgia man's alleged plot to attack White House

A Georgia man is under arrest and has been charged with plotting to attack the White House and other federal government buildings, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia BJay Pak said on Wednesday.
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ISIS-claimed attack kills U.S. troops in Syria

ISIS-claimed attack kills U.S. troops in Syria

A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State killed two U.S. troops and two civilians working for the U.S. military in northern Syria on Wednesday, weeks after President Donald Trump said the group had been defeated there and that he would pull out all Ame
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Senators grill Trump's new EPA pick on pro-coal record

Senators grill Trump's new EPA pick on pro-coal record

Democratic lawmakers grilled President Donald Trump's new pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, about his past as a coal industry lobbyist during his confirmation hearing Wednesday but have little hope of blocking him in th
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Bank earnings fuel Wall Street

Bank earnings fuel Wall Street

Wall Street's major indexes hit one-month highs on Wednesday. As Fred Katayama reports, upbeat earnings from Bank of America and Goldman Sachs boosted investor sentiment.
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Many coffee species threatened with extinction - scientists

Many coffee species threatened with extinction - scientists

Climate change and deforestation are putting more than half the world's wild coffee species at risk of extinction, including the popular commercial coffees Arabica and Robusta, scientists warned on Wednesday (Jan 16).
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British PM May's government survives no confidence vote

British PM May's government survives no confidence vote

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's government has won a no confidence vote, but still needs to find a way out of the deepest crisis in British politics for half a century.
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Auto execs fret about political uncertainty

Auto execs fret about political uncertainty

Auto executives attending the auto show in Detrot say political uncertainty around trade disputes and a government shutdown is costing the industry.
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Sears chairman wins bankruptcy auction

Sears chairman wins bankruptcy auction

Sears chairman Eddie Lampert won bankruptcy auction, allowing the 126-year-old retailer to keep its doors open, sources told Reuters.
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Snap shares hit by second CFO exit in a year

Snap shares hit by second CFO exit in a year

Shares of Snap plunged after second finance chief left the Snapchat operator in a year since a much-criticized redesign.
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Brexit chaos threatens expats' Spanish paradise

Brexit chaos threatens expats' Spanish paradise

A long-established expatriate population in Spain's Costa del Sol is hoping for a Brexit solution amid much uncertainity -- because their very right to live there could be at risk.
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Stage sets for WEF Davos, but some big players absent

Stage sets for WEF Davos, but some big players absent

The big theme of this year's World Economic Forum in Davos will be 'Globalization 4.0', But as Laura Frykberg reports, some of the world's biggest leaders won't be there to discuss it.
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Rising trading revenue lifts Goldman's results

Rising trading revenue lifts Goldman's results

Goldman Sachs swung to a quarterly profit from a loss, and those earnings topped expectations. It was the only Wall Street bank to grow its trading revenue.
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Nissan plans to file for damages against Ghosn - source

Nissan plans to file for damages against Ghosn - source

Nissan plans to file a civil suit against ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn to claim damages resulting from the alleged misuse of company funds, a person with knowledge of the issue said, adding to the high-profile executive's legal headaches.
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Controlled explosions trigger avalanches in Swiss Alps

Controlled explosions trigger avalanches in Swiss Alps

Video filmed from helicopter shows a series of explosive-controlled avalanches along a mountain ridge in Switzerland.
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Zimbabwean police arrest activist pastor as fuel protests enter third day

Zimbabwean police arrest activist pastor as fuel protests enter third day

Armed Zimbabwean police arrested a political activist at his home on Wednesday (January 16), his lawyer said, the third day of protests against fuel price hikes as businesses and schools stayed closed and networks enforced a government internet shutd
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McDonald's loses 'Big Mac' case against Irish rival

McDonald's loses 'Big Mac' case against Irish rival

McDonald’s Corp has lost its rights to the trademark “Big Mac” in a European Union case ruling in favor of Ireland-based fast-food chain Supermac’s, according to a decision by European regulators.
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Senators to grill Trump's new EPA pick

Senators to grill Trump's new EPA pick

Democratic lawmakers will grill U.S. President Donald Trump's new pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday over his past coal lobbying, but have little hope of blocking his confirmation in the Republican-controlled Senate.
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UK: markets muted on May Brexit defeat, but angst over path ahead

UK: markets muted on May Brexit defeat, but angst over path ahead

Sterling rose unexpectedly after Prime Minister Theresa May's EU deal suffered an overwhelming defeat in parliament, and London shares showed only a muted reaction. But as David Pollard reports, finance leaders are demanding action, fast, to ensure
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Europe markets calm after Brexit deal defeat, leaders urge Britain to find way forward

Europe markets calm after Brexit deal defeat, leaders urge Britain to find way forward

European markets largely shrugged off the UK's Brexit withdrawal deal defeat, as the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier says there could be room to move on the deal if Westminster adjusts its red lines. But, as Laura Frykberg reports, that language
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Huawei's founder denies his company spies for China

Huawei's founder denies his company spies for China

Huawei's founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei on Tuesday rejected claims his company is used by the Chinese government to spy, but as Reuters Breakingviews columnist Chris Beddor explains, it may take more than a public declaration of innocence to clear the
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Theresa May suffers historic defeat after parliament rejects Brexit deal

Theresa May suffers historic defeat after parliament rejects Brexit deal

British PM’s Brexit deal was crushed by 230 votes by the parliament triggering a confidence vote and an outcome that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even a reversal of Brexit.
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May fights new confidence vote amid Brexit bedlam

May fights new confidence vote amid Brexit bedlam

The British prime minister's government faces a no-confidence vote on Wednesday (January 16) after Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal was defeated by a crushing margin, triggering political chaos that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or eve
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The Gillette ad that's earned praise and backlash

The Gillette ad that's earned praise and backlash

A new #MeToo movement themed advertising campaign released by the razor brand Gillette addresses traditional cultural examples of masculinity but the video has stirred controversy among some of their consumers.
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A new migrant caravan heads for U.S. border

A new migrant caravan heads for U.S. border

Several hundred Honduran migrants have crossed the border with Guatemala, as part of a new migrant caravan headed for the U.S. border.
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At least 14 confirmed dead in Kenya attack

At least 14 confirmed dead in Kenya attack

Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people and sending workers diving under desks to escape an attack claimed by Somalia-based Islamist group al Shabaab.
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'El Chapo' paid off former Mexican president: witness

'El Chapo' paid off former Mexican president: witness

Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, an ex-Guzman associate testified on Tuesday.
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May's Brexit defeat triggers new confidence vote

May's Brexit defeat triggers new confidence vote

British lawmakers defeated Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin on Tuesday, triggering a new confidence vote and yet more political upheaval that could lead to a disorderly divorce or even a reversal of the 2016 decision to leave.
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Wall Street rises with help from Netflix

Wall Street rises with help from Netflix

U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as technology and internet stocks gained on Netflix's plans to raise fees for U.S. subscribers and hopes of more stimulus for China's slowing economy fostered a risk-on mood among investors.
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Trump's pick for AG says "will not be bullied"

Trump's pick for AG says "will not be bullied"

President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. attorney general, William Barr, told lawmakers on Tuesday he would protect a federal probe into Russian election meddling from political pressure, stressing he would bring independence to the job and not shy
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