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Fed likely to resist pressure to cut U.S. rates this week

The U.S. Federal Reserve, facing fresh demands by President Donald Trump to cut interest rates, is expected to leave borrowing costs unchanged at a policy meeting this week but possibly lay the groundwork for a rate cut later this year.


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Posted 2019/06/17 06:22:48

Freed Hong Kong democracy activist joins mass calls for leader to quit

Activist Joshua Wong, who has become the face of Hong Kong's push for full democracy, walked free from prison on Monday and vowed to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city's Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, steps down.


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Posted 2019/06/17 06:21:37

Hong Kong democracy activist freed from jail, vows to join mass protests

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly five weeks for contempt of court, pledging to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city's Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, to step down.


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Posted 2019/06/17 06:14:59

Asian shares wobble amid trade, geopolitical tensions; focus on Fed meeting

Asian shares wobbled near one-week lows on Monday as investors turned cautious ahead of a closely-watched Federal Reserve meeting, while political tensions in the Middle East and Hong Kong kept risk appetite in check.


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Posted 2019/06/17 06:14:47

Guatemala election headed for runoff, former first lady Torres leads

Guatemala's presidential election appeared to be headed for a runoff as partial results on Monday gave center-left candidate Sandra Torres an early lead but far short of the majority needed to avoid a second round against a conservative rival.


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Posted 2019/06/17 06:12:17

Woodland fends off Koepka to claim U.S. Open

Gary Woodland held his nerve to claim his first major with a three-shot victory at the U.S. Open on Sunday, bringing Brooks Koepka's two-year reign to an end.


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Posted 2019/06/17 06:03:49

In Algeria, conservatives weigh in against pressure for Western-style democracy

While tens of thousands of Algerians have been gathering for four months in the capital to demand sweeping political reforms, former fighters who led the last confrontation with the establishment have been warning people not to rock the boat.


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Posted 2019/06/17 05:27:19

Former first lady Torres takes lead in Guatemala election

Center-left candidate Sandra Torres took an early lead in Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday but was well short of an outright majority and will likely face a major test from a conservative challenger in a run-off.


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Posted 2019/06/17 04:47:30

Factbox: List of U.S. Open winners at Pebble Beach

List of players who have won the U.S. Open when it has been held at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in California:


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Posted 2019/06/17 04:45:47

Oosthuizen, Scott both undone by double-bogeys

Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott put themselves in contention at the U.S. Open on Sunday but their runs came to a screeching halt with double-bogeys and they eventually finished tied for seventh behind champion Gary Woodland.


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Posted 2019/06/17 02:39:30

Woods closes on upbeat note, no happy birthday for Mickelson

Tiger Woods made another awful start before turning on the afterburners to shoot two-under 69 in the final round at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach on Sunday.


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Posted 2019/06/17 01:40:40

Pompeo says U.S. does not want war with Iran; pushes for international response

The United States does not want to go to war with Iran but will take every action necessary, including diplomacy, to guarantee safe navigation through vital shipping lanes in the Middle East, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday.


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Posted 2019/06/17 01:28:43

Chinese activists seek U.N. investigation into Tiananmen crackdown

More than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called on Monday on the United Nations' top human rights body to investigate Beijing's deadly crackdown 30 years ago.


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Posted 2019/06/17 01:18:03

Boeing crisis, trade tensions cast pall over air show

Safety concerns, trade wars and growing security tensions in the Gulf are dampening spirits at the world's largest planemakers as they arrive at this week's Paris Airshow with little to celebrate despite bulging order books.


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Posted 2019/06/16 17:02:28

Boeing says will take time to win back confidence

The head of Boeing said on Sunday the U.S. planemaker had made a mistake in implementing a faulty cockpit warning system on the 737 MAX and predicted it would take time to rebuild the confidence of customers in the wake of two fatal crashes.


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Posted 2019/06/16 17:02:28

Mexico detains nearly 800 undocumented migrants in four trucks

Mexican officials detained nearly 800 undocumented migrants in eastern Mexico in four trucks on Saturday, the government said, in one of the biggest swoops against illegal immigration in recent months.


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Posted 2019/06/16 16:54:41

Hong Kong leader says sorry as protesters insist she quits

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam apologized to its people on Sunday as an estimated 1 million-plus black-clad protesters insisted that she resign over her handling of a bill that would allow citizens to be sent to mainland China for trial.


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Posted 2019/06/16 16:44:50

Guatemala to elect president amid tensions over violence, migration

Guatemalans on Sunday will vote for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has convulsed the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United States, fueling tensions with President Donald Trump.


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Posted 2019/06/16 16:21:51

As Peru tightens its border, desperate Venezuelans cling to asylum lifeline

Thousands of Venezuelans crossed into Peru despite a crackdown on migrants without passports or visas meant to stem the flood of immigration from their crisis-stricken nation, as many lacking those documents filed asylum requests instead.


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Posted 2019/06/16 15:44:57

Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

The two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their cargos are unloaded, the ships' operators said on Sunday.


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Posted 2019/06/16 15:30:58