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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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.
Facebook blocks accounts

Facebook blocks accounts

Facebook removed hundreds of Russia-initiated accounts, including some linked to state-owned news agency Sputnik.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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