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FBI investigated four Americans on Russia collusion suspicions - Comey

The FBI launched investigations of four Americans in July 2016 into whether they helped Russia's alleged efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey said in remarks released on Saturday.


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Posted 2018/12/09 15:05:26

Nobel winner battling sexual violence needs 24-hour protection

There is something rather orderly and calming about Dr Denis Mukwege's hospital.
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Posted 2018/12/09 14:53:00

Day of mourning in Kosovo for Bush, seen as hero for 1992 letter

Flags flew at half staff across Kosovo on Wednesday in honor of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, who is seen as a figure of national importance in their country for having written a letter threatening Serbia if it attacked.


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Posted 2018/12/05 17:39:52

Growth and trade nerves grind European shares down to two-week low

Worries about U.S. bond markets signalling an impending recession, and a still rumbling trade war between the world's top two economies, saw European shares sink further on Wednesday after a 3 percent drop on Wall Street the previous day.


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Posted 2018/12/05 17:33:49

Architects build gingerbread city to whet appetite for design

Architects swapped traditional building materials for sugar and spice to create an edible gingerbread city of the future at London's V&A Museum, to show that urban planning can be fun, and tasty.


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Posted 2018/12/05 17:32:50

OPEC, Russia move closer to cutting oil output

OPEC and Russia moved closer on Wednesday to agreeing cuts in oil production from next year despite pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump to reduce the price of crude.


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Posted 2018/12/05 17:14:59

An OPEC return to 2016 oil quotas could mean a cut of 1.2 million bpd

If OPEC and its allies led by Russia agree to reduce oil output next year by reverting to 2016 production quotas, it would imply an OPEC-only supply curb of at least 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd), according to Reuters calculations.


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Posted 2018/12/05 17:14:41

Saudi energy minister meets U.S. Iran envoy in Vienna ahead of OPEC

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih met with U.S. special representative for Iran Brian Hook in Vienna on Wednesday, sources familiar with the meeting said.


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Posted 2018/12/05 16:56:16

Ahead of OPEC meeting, Trump urges producers to keep oil flowing

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies not to cut oil production next year, saying it would trigger higher oil prices worldwide.


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Posted 2018/12/05 16:56:16

OPEC, Russia moving closer to agreeing oil cuts for 2019

A key monitoring committee of OPEC and its allies, including Russia, agreed on Wednesday on the need to cut oil output in 2019, two sources familiar with the decision said, adding that debates about volumes and the baseline for cuts were ongoing.


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Posted 2018/12/05 16:56:16

Documents show Facebook gave preferential access to data to certain companies

Facebook Inc gave certain companies, including Netflix and Airbnb, preferential access to user data, according to the company's internal documents released by a British lawmaker.


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Posted 2018/12/05 16:54:41

Yemen peace talks set to start on Thursday in Sweden

A team from Yemen's Saudi-backed government arrived in Sweden to attend peace talks starting on Thursday with members of the Iran-aligned Houthi group, in a renewed U.N. push to end a war that has pushed the country to the brink of starvation.


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Posted 2018/12/05 16:42:15

Lego and Sesame Street in $100m deal to help refugees

A charitable foundation created by Lego has granted $100m to the not-for-profit behind Sesame Street to provide toys to displaced children.
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Posted 2018/12/05 15:50:00

UK housebuilder shares bounce as traders hedge Brexit bets

Shares in UK housebuilders bounced off two-year lows on Wednesday as investors and traders covered bearish bets ahead of next week's vote on Prime Minister May's Brexit deal.


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Posted 2018/12/05 15:48:25

Brexit betrayal would hurt UK more than leaving - Hammond

A Brexit outcome that left a large segment of the British people feeling betrayed would damage the country more than the small economic cost of Prime Minister Theresa May's preferred Brexit plan, Chancellor Philip Hammond said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2018/12/05 15:38:18

Arrest warrant for Saudi prince allies in Khashoggi killing

Arrest warrants have been issued for two men close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Posted 2018/12/05 15:10:00

Global carbon emissions to reach all-time high

Global carbon emissions are expected to rise this year to reach an all-time high, according to research released at the United Nations climate conference.
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Posted 2018/12/05 15:02:00

Starved Great Dane ate own foot to survive

A Great Dane was forced to eat his own foot after being starved by his owners, according to the animal shelter that stepped in to save him.
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Posted 2018/12/05 12:30:00

Husband arrested in cold case made famous by podcast

A former rugby player - the subject of a popular podcast about the disappearance of his wife - has been arrested.
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Posted 2018/12/05 09:03:00

Tsunami waves spotted after earthquake

An evacuation order was issued in New Caledonia in the South Pacific after tsunami waves were spotted after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake.
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Posted 2018/12/05 05:21:00