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Low emission zones improve city air, but not enough - study

London's low emission traffic zone has modestly reduced residents' exposure to diesel engine pollution, but the better air quality has not brought improved lung health among the capital's children, research found on Wednesday.


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Posted 2018/11/14 23:41:11

Trump aide Ricardel forced out after showdown with first lady

Mira Ricardel, the White House deputy national security adviser, was forced out of her job on Wednesday after President Donald Trump's wife, Melania, said Ricardel did not deserve the honour of working for her husband.


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Posted 2018/11/14 23:35:32

After cabinet backing, May girds for Brexit battle in parliament

Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of her senior ministers for a draft European Union divorce deal on Wednesday, freeing her to tackle the much more perilous struggle of getting parliament to approve the agreement.


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Posted 2018/11/14 23:21:17

Exclusive: China sends written response to U.S. trade reform demands - U.S. government sources

China has delivered a written response to U.S. demands for wide-ranging trade reforms, three U.S. government sources said on Wednesday, a move that could trigger negotiations to bring an end to a withering trade war between the world's top economies.


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Posted 2018/11/14 23:18:56

Irish PM welcomes Brexit deal as one of his better days in politics

Ireland achieved all its key priorities in Britain's withdrawal agreement with the European Union, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday, adding that its approval by the British government marked one of the better days in his career.


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Posted 2018/11/14 23:00:47

California wildfire victims sue utility PG&E alleging negligence

Victims of California's deadliest wildfire have filed a lawsuit against PG&E Corp alleging negligence and health and safety code violations by the utility company in the blaze that has killed at least 48 people.


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Posted 2018/11/14 22:37:57

Uber posts $1 billion loss in quarter as growth in bookings slows

Uber Technologies Inc said on Wednesday that growth in bookings for its ride-hailing and delivery services rose 6 percent in the latest quarter, the third quarter in a row that growth has remained in the single digits after double-digit growth for all of last year.


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Posted 2018/11/14 22:25:55

Authorities search for missing in wind-whipped California wildfires

Authorities searched on Monday for more than 200 people unaccounted for in one of the wildfires rampaging through parts of California, voicing concern about a possible rising death toll, as gusty, dry winds spurred the spreading flames.


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Posted 2018/11/12 22:30:56

Miley Cyrus, Neil Young lose homes in Malibu fire; Gaga visits shelter

Singers Miley Cyrus and Neil Young were among hundreds of people who lost their homes in wildfires that destroyed parts of the California seaside town of Malibu, where flames burned for a fourth day on Monday.


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Posted 2018/11/12 22:30:56

Kellogg explores sale of cookies and fruit snacks businesses

Kellogg Co said on Monday it would reorganize its North American division and explore a sale of its cookies and fruit snacks units, which include brands such as Keebler and Stretch Island, to sharpen focus on its core businesses.


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Posted 2018/11/12 22:20:33

Palestinians fire rockets, Israel bombs Hamas TV after botched Gaza raid

Palestinians in Gaza fired scores of rockets and mortar bombs into southern Israel on Monday and Israel launched retaliatory air strikes, a day after an Israeli incursion prompted deadly fighting in the enclave.


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Posted 2018/11/12 22:09:45

North Korea keeps undeclared missile bases up and running - U.S. think tank

A U.S. think tank said on Monday it had identified at least 13 of an estimated 20 undeclared missile operating bases inside North Korea, underscoring the challenge for American negotiators hoping to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.


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Posted 2018/11/12 22:07:48

Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man and other Marvel superheroes, dead at 95

Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Panther and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures in pop culture with soaring success at the movie box office, died at the age of 95, his daughter said on Monday.


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Posted 2018/11/12 22:06:44

Egypt tells Israel it needs to de-escalate Gaza violence

Egypt told Israel on Monday it needed to stop an escalation of violence in the Gaza strip, state TV quoted sources as saying.


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Posted 2018/11/12 22:01:46

General Electric seeks urgent asset sales as bond fears rise

General Electric Co will sell assets with "urgency" to reduce its high debt, Chief Executive Officer Larry Culp said on Monday, as GE shares tumbled as much as 10 percent and the cost of insuring its debt hit a six-year high.


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Posted 2018/11/12 21:52:19

Cost to insure GE debt hits highest since 2012 -IHS Markit, Refinitiv data

The cost to insure debt in General Electric has hit its highest level since 2012 as bond prices have fallen, with some now trading far below par, according to data from IHS Markit and Refinitiv.


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Posted 2018/11/12 21:52:19

Brexit talks are nearing their endgame, May says

Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that there were still considerable unresolved issues with the European Union over Brexit as the two sides approached the "endgame" in negotiations for departure from the bloc.


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Posted 2018/11/12 21:51:54

Stocks sell off as tech tumbles; dollar hits 16-month high

U.S. and European stocks fell sharply on Monday, with tech stocks in both regions getting hammered, while the U.S. dollar surged to its highest point in 16 months against a basket of currencies amid concern about European political risks.


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Posted 2018/11/12 21:48:24

Screen superheroes lead tributes to Stan Lee

Comic book superhero creator Stan Lee, who died on Monday, got a superstar send off from Hollywood, where he was celebrated for creations like Spider-Man, Black Panther and the Hulk that made the careers of actors and directors alike.


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Posted 2018/11/12 20:59:44

Paradise Lost - Grim search underway in incinerated California town

Experts in identifying human tissue joined California police and firefighters on Monday in sifting through the charred debris of homes destroyed in the most devastating wildfire in state history, searching for remains of hundreds of missing people.


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Posted 2018/11/12 20:43:07