Nervous week ahead for UK; U.S. China trade talks resume

Nervous week ahead for UK; U.S. China trade talks resume

Britain readies for another 'meaningful' Brexit vote, Apple gets TV-ready, and hopes rise for China and the US to make peace in their trade war. Francis Maguire previews the week ahead.
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New Zealand orders probe into mosque shootings

New Zealand orders probe into mosque shootings

Ten days after a gunman killed 50 people in two New Zealand mosques, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is ordering a Royal Commission of Inquiry into how the attack was allowed to happen in the first place.
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Islamic State threat persists, says fmr U.S. general

Islamic State threat persists, says fmr U.S. general

U.S.-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State's last territory in Syria over the weekend, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed "caliphate," but former U.S. General John Allen in a CBS interview aired Sunday warned "there's plenty
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No Russia 'collusion', but Trump 'not exonerated'

No Russia 'collusion', but Trump 'not exonerated'

Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not find that members of the Trump campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 election, Attorney General William Barr wrote in a letter that was made public on Sunday.
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U.S. lawmakers ready arguments over Mueller report

U.S. lawmakers ready arguments over Mueller report

While very few people have seen the results of the U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigative report, some Democratic and Republican lawmakers have already drawn conclusions about it's core questions into collusion and obstruction. Zachary G
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Brexit up in the air, May faces possible plot

Brexit up in the air, May faces possible plot

The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union was in disarray on Sunday as Prime Minister Theresa May faced a possible plot by ministers to topple her and parliament prepared to grab control of Brexit from the government.
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Mosul coffee shop radio shares message of hope

Mosul coffee shop radio shares message of hope

A radio station in the Iraqi northern city of Mosul, once a stronghold of the Islamic State, started broadcasting from a local cafeteria, in an effort to help residents return to normal life. Emily Wither reports
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Patriots owner apologizes over prostitution charges

Patriots owner apologizes over prostitution charges

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says in a statement that he is "truly sorry" after being charged for soliciting prostitution in Florida last month.
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Passengers airlifted from cruise ship off Norway

Passengers airlifted from cruise ship off Norway

Rescue helicopters evacuate dozens of people from a luxury cruise which suffered engine failure in stormy weather off the west coast of Norway.
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Findings of Russia probe expected Sunday

Findings of Russia probe expected Sunday

Attorney General William Barr is reviewing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe report, a summary of which may be delivered to Congress this weekend.
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U.S. airlines reviewing Boeing 737 MAX upgrade

U.S. airlines reviewing Boeing 737 MAX upgrade

Teams from the three U.S. airlines that own 737 MAX jets were heading to the Boeing factory in Renton, Washington, to review a software upgrade on Saturday, even as Southwest Airlines began parking its 34 MAXs near the California desert. Conway G.
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Protests after white Pittsburgh cop found not guilty for killing black teen

Protests after white Pittsburgh cop found not guilty for killing black teen

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was the latest U.S. rocked by demonstrators upset over a not-guilty verdict for a white police office who shot an unarmed black teen. Conway G.
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Venezuela's Guaido says Maduro is in his final phase

Venezuela's Guaido says Maduro is in his final phase

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s administration has reached its final stage and there will soon be a change in government, opposition leader Juan Guaido said, adding that his allies have spoken with high-ranking military members about changing s
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Mozambique cyclone leaves catastrophe in its wake

Mozambique cyclone leaves catastrophe in its wake

The number of people killed in Mozambique after a cyclone tore through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods has risen to more than 400, a government minister said on Saturday, as the United Nations warned of the risk of further flooding.
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U.S.-backed SDF declares Islamic State defeated

U.S.-backed SDF declares Islamic State defeated

Islamic State has been defeated at its final shred of territory of Baghouz in Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Saturday, announcing the end of its self-declared "caliphate" that once spanned a third of Iraq and Syria.
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War weary Ukrainians want vote for peace

War weary Ukrainians want vote for peace

With a week to go until Ukrainians vote for their next president, a solution to the conflict between government forces and Russian-backed separatists is one of the biggest issues the country faces. After five years of violence, many in eastern Ukrain
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Congress gears up for Mueller report

Congress gears up for Mueller report

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has handed in a keenly awaited report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by U.S. President Donald Trump, the Justice Department said on Friday.
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Mueller submits Trump-Russia report, focus turns to Barr

Mueller submits Trump-Russia report, focus turns to Barr

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday handed in a confidential report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by U.S. President Donald Trump, setting off a clamor from lawmakers in bot
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Clamor grows for quick release of Mueller report

Clamor grows for quick release of Mueller report

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday handed in a confidential report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by U.S. President Donald Trump, setting off a clamor from lawmakers in bot
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Mueller sends Russia probe report to DOJ

Mueller sends Russia probe report to DOJ

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday handed over a keenly awaited report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election, but it was not immediately known if the probe found that President Donald Trump committed any misdeeds.
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Wall Street tumbles, yields fuel economic fears

Wall Street tumbles, yields fuel economic fears

all Street stocks sold off sharply on Friday, with the benchmark S&P 500 index falling nearly 2 percent as weak factory data from the United States and Europe led to an inversion of U.S. Treasury yields, fueling fears of a global economic downturn.
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Take some profit, get defensive, says Ed Confrancesco

Take some profit, get defensive, says Ed Confrancesco

An indicator of a recession popped up Friday for the first time in 12 years. International Assets Advisory CEO Ed Cofrancesco tells Reuters' Fred Katayama investors should get into a defensive mode.
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Trump says IS wiped out in Syria as fighting continues

Trump says IS wiped out in Syria as fighting continues

After being briefed by U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, President Trump declared on Friday that Islamic State no longer holds any territory in Syria. However, U.S.-backed forces on the ground have not confirmed the claim. Gavino Garay
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Trump denies knowing Kushner used WhatsApp

Trump denies knowing Kushner used WhatsApp

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he knew nothing about son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner's use of the WhatsApp encrypted messaging tool, a day after a top U.S. Democratic congressman questioned the unofficial communications.
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Doctolib 'unicorn' bets on video doctors

Doctolib 'unicorn' bets on video doctors

Following its latest fundraising round, Franco-German Doctolib is officially a 'unicorn' - a startup valued at over $1bln. It's betting video consultations for doctors is going to be the next big thing in medicine.
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NBA star 'Shaq' O'Neal joins Papa John's board

NBA star 'Shaq' O'Neal joins Papa John's board

Pizza chain Papa John's named former basketball star Shaquille 'Shaq' O'Neal as its newest board member, brand ambassador and investor, sending shares of the troubled chain higher. Conway G.
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May wins Brexit reprieve, with a catch

May wins Brexit reprieve, with a catch

EU leaders have granted the UK a two-week Brexit reprieve. But it must now agree on Theresa May's deal or find another plan.
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What Trump's move means for the Golan Heights

What Trump's move means for the Golan Heights

Trump’s decision to support Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights from Syria is a major policy shift. How it affects the situation for people on the ground is less clear.
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Turkey's Erdogan again shows shooting video hours after meeting with New Zealand FM

Turkey's Erdogan again shows shooting video hours after meeting with New Zealand FM

Blurred video of last week's shooting of 50 people at mosques in New Zealand was shown again at a rally of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, two hours after New Zealand's foreign minister said he understood such footage was no longer being
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Tiffany loses some holiday sparkle

Tiffany loses some holiday sparkle

Tiffany's quarterly sales fell, disappointing Wall Street. As Fred Katayama reports, the luxury retailer had warned that low spending by Chinese tourists and weakness in Europe would hurt results.
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Deadly blast at chemical plant in China kills 47

Deadly blast at chemical plant in China kills 47

An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed 47 people and injured more than 600.
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Deutsche Bank chief paid $8 million as top bosses gain first bonuses for four years

Deutsche Bank chief paid $8 million as top bosses gain first bonuses for four years

Deutsche Bank paid its management board their first bonuses in four years in 2018. CEO Christian Sewing's total package made him one of the best paid bosses in European banking.
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North Korea quits liaison office with South

North Korea quits liaison office with South

North Korea has pulled out of a liaison office with the South, in a major setback for Seoul, just hours after the United States imposed the first new sanctions on the North since the second U.S.-North Korea summit broke down last month. Anna Bevan re
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Floods shut about 13 percent of U.S. ethanol production

Floods shut about 13 percent of U.S. ethanol production

Massive flooding in the Midwest has knocked out roughly 13 percent of the nation's ethanol production capacity, as plants in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota have been forced to shut down or scale back production following the devastation.
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Jaguar Land Rover wins case against Jiangling Motors in China

Jaguar Land Rover wins case against Jiangling Motors in China

Luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover said it has won a case in China against local rival Jiangling Motors for making cars that copy features of Range Rover Evoque.
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New Zealand women don headscarves in solidarity with Muslims

New Zealand women don headscarves in solidarity with Muslims

Women of all faiths show support for the Muslim community by wearing headscarves as thousands attend prayers to mark a week since the mosque shootings.
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Euro zone business growth worse than expected in March, Japan output falls

Euro zone business growth worse than expected in March, Japan output falls

Businesses across the euro zone performed much worse than expected in March as factory activity contracted at the fastest pace in nearly six years, while Japan's PMI was unchanged but output fell the most since May 2016.
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Europe markets: grim PMIs puncture Brexit boost

Europe markets: grim PMIs puncture Brexit boost

Europe's share markets moved up on relief at the extension of Britain's EU departure deadline, only to move down again on grim PMI surveys. Sterling went the other way - first plunging, but then recovering - on the latest Brexit news, despite a cont
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Boeing races to reassure as first airline asks to cancel MAX 8 order

Boeing races to reassure as first airline asks to cancel MAX 8 order

Boeing is set to install new warning systems in its MAX 8 jets, but it's too late for at least one airline, with Indonesia's Garuda asking to cancel a big order for the jets.
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In Venezuela, water is now gold

In Venezuela, water is now gold

Venezuelans have spent months without getting any water from the tap after power blackouts cut off supply and pipes failed due to a lack of maintenance.
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New Zealanders unite behind the power of the haka

New Zealanders unite behind the power of the haka

Haka have reverberated not just around Christchurch, but around the world, as New Zealand's multi-cultural diaspora honors the dead from last week's shooting.
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Baseball icon Ichiro Suzuki retires

Baseball icon Ichiro Suzuki retires

Ichiro Suzuki, the most prolific hitter in baseball history and an icon on both sides of the Pacific, retires as his fellow Seattle Mariners wept, bowed and hugged him in a Tokyo stadium rocking with cheers.
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Thousands attend Muslim prayers for shooting victims in New Zealand

Thousands attend Muslim prayers for shooting victims in New Zealand

Muslim worshipers take part in emotional Friday prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand one week after attacks by a lone gunman on two mosques killed 50 people.
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China chemical blast kills 47, injures 640: media

China chemical blast kills 47, injures 640: media

An explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China's Jiangsu province has killed 44 people and injured more than 600, state media say.
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Trump backs Israel's sovereignty over Golan

Trump backs Israel's sovereignty over Golan

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, territory Israel seized from Syria in the 1967 Middle East War. The recognition of the disputed area would mark a major shift in U.S. policy
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Mail bomb suspect Sayoc pleads guilty

Mail bomb suspect Sayoc pleads guilty

A Florida man pleaded guilty on Thursday to using weapons of mass destruction and other crimes in connection with mailing explosives to prominent Democrats and other critics of U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Guaido's chief of staff detained after raid

Guaido's chief of staff detained after raid

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Thursday intelligence agents had detained his chief of staff during a pre-dawn raid, a move by President Nicolas Maduro that the Trump administration said would 'not go unanswered.' Lisa Bernhard
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Apple leads Wall Street higher

Apple leads Wall Street higher

A tech rally led by Apple pushed Wall Street higher on Thursday as jitters over the Federal Reserve's forecast of an economic slowdown were calmed by upbeat economic data.
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