Catalan separatists' trial starts in Madrid

Catalan separatists' trial starts in Madrid

Twelve Catalan secessionist leaders arrived at Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday to be charged for their role in a failed independence bid that split the country, as pro-and anti-separatist protesters faced off outside.
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Snapchat lures in users with new shows

Snapchat lures in users with new shows

Snap on Tuesday beat Wall Street targets for quarterly revenue as its photo-messaging app Snapchat added users for the first time in three quarters, backed by the popularity of its original shows and the launch of a new Android app. Jane Lanhee Lee r
Drug distributor faces criminal charges in opioid scandal

Drug distributor faces criminal charges in opioid scandal

The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor, Rochester Drug Co-operative, and company executives over their alleged roles in fueling the nation's opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patient
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House panel aims to hold ex-WH official in contempt

House panel aims to hold ex-WH official in contempt

A top U.S. House Democrat aimed on Tuesday to hold a former White House security director in contempt for failing to appear for questioning on allegations that the Trump administration inappropriately granted clearances to some of the president's adv
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Closing highs for S&P 500, Nasdaq

Closing highs for S&P 500, Nasdaq

The S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq registered record closing highs after a broadbased Wall Street rally on Tuesday, as a number of better-than-expected earnings reports eased concerns about a slowdown. Conway G.
Trump on track for Supreme Court victory on census

Trump on track for Supreme Court victory on census

The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Tuesday appeared poised to hand President Donald Trump a victory on his administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a move opponents call a Republican effort to deter immig
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'Woman in white' says Sudan protests far from over

'Woman in white' says Sudan protests far from over

A Sudanese woman who has come to symbolize for many the protests that have forced out former president Omar al-Bashir said protesters want the whole regime to go.
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Lone voter casts only vote deep in Indian jungle

Lone voter casts only vote deep in Indian jungle

A polling station has been set up in a wildlife sanctuary so that a 69-year-old holy man can vote in India's election.
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Kim Jong Un to meet Putin on Thursday - Kremlin

Kim Jong Un to meet Putin on Thursday - Kremlin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Thursday in the Russian city of Vladivostok to discuss the international standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear program, a Kremlin official says.
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Twitter posts a surprise jump in user growth

Twitter posts a surprise jump in user growth

Shares of Twitter rocketed higher after the social media company posted a surprise rise in monthly active users and better-than-expected quarterly sales. Conway G.
Argentina's solar farm reflects China's ambitions

Argentina's solar farm reflects China's ambitions

A sign of China's rising influence in Latin America is the Cauchari solar project in Argentina, which is using technology and funding from China. Havovi Cooper and Cassandra Garrison report.
Video shows suspected Sri Lanka bomber, as Islamic State claim responsibility

Video shows suspected Sri Lanka bomber, as Islamic State claim responsibility

Footage has emerged showing a suspected suicide bomber entering one of the targeted churches in Sri Lanka's Easter bombings.
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The roadblocks facing Ukraine's comic new leader

The roadblocks facing Ukraine's comic new leader

Former comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy will formally assume Ukraine's presidency next month. But he doesn't have a single member of his own party in parliament yet, so the reform fever that swept him to landslide victory may have to wait.
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Samsung Electronics retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples - source

Samsung Electronics retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples - source

Samsung Electronics is retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples distributed to reviewers, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday, as the firm smarts from the reputational blow of postponing the launch of its first foldable smartphone.
Climate change 'die-in' protest held in top UK museum

Climate change 'die-in' protest held in top UK museum

Scores of Extinction Rebellion activists lie under the skeleton of a blue whale in London's Natural History Museum.
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Oil boost fails to lift European stocks as earnings kick-off

Oil boost fails to lift European stocks as earnings kick-off

European shares fell on Tuesday as battery maker Umicore kicked off a busy week of earnings with a grim outlook.
Suspected suicide bomber in Sri Lanka caught on camera

Suspected suicide bomber in Sri Lanka caught on camera

Surveillance footage shows a suspected bomber carrying a heavy backpack and walking into St. Sebastian's Church ahead of the Easter Sunday bombings.
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U.S. President Trump to make state visit to UK

U.S. President Trump to make state visit to UK

U.S. President Donald Trump will make a state visit to the United Kingdom in June according to an official statement released by Buckingham Palace.
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Oil prices surge after U.S. tightens sanctions

Oil prices surge after U.S. tightens sanctions

Oil prices rose to fresh six-month highs on Tuesday following the U.S. decision to tighten sanctions on Iran.
Xi’s China is replacing the U.S. as the dominant military force in Asia

Xi’s China is replacing the U.S. as the dominant military force in Asia

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has refashioned the People's Liberation Army into a force that's rapidly closing the gap on U.S. firepower -- and in some vital areas has surpassed it. American victory over China in a regional war is no longer assured.
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Language barriers hinder Facebook’s hate speech fight

Language barriers hinder Facebook’s hate speech fight

Facebook's struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered by the company's inability to keep up with a flood of new languages as smartphones bring social media to every corner of the globe.
Church video shows Sri Lanka bombings suspect

Church video shows Sri Lanka bombings suspect

Footage has emerged showing a suspected suicide bomber entering one of the targeted churches in Sri Lanka's Easter bombings.
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Modi casts vote in Indian elections

Modi casts vote in Indian elections

PM Narendra Modi has underlined the need to combat “terrorism” & boost national security, after casting his vote in the third and largest phase of general elections in the country.
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Thomas Cook shares rise on report of possible takeover

Thomas Cook shares rise on report of possible takeover

Shares in Thomas Cook surged over 15 percent on Tuesday, after a media report said the British travel company was approached by several parties about a possible takeover of its tour operating unit or the entire company.
Amazon strengthens ties with French food retailer Casino

Amazon strengthens ties with French food retailer Casino

Amazon and French retailer Casino are expanding their partnership, with Amazon installing pick-up lockers in Casino stores and more of the French company's products to be available on Amazon.