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After slamming prosecutors and judge, Trump turns ire on jurors in Stone case

After chastising the prosecutors and judge in the trial of his longtime adviser Roger Stone, President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the jury that convicted the veteran Republican operative, raising further concerns about political interference in the U.S. judicial system.


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Posted 2020/02/13 17:20:45

U.S., Taliban have negotiated proposal for seven-day reduction in violence: Pentagon chief

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Thursday that the United States and the Taliban had negotiated a proposal for a seven-day reduction in violence.


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Posted 2020/02/13 17:09:20

Former Trump aide Hicks to return to White House as election nears

Hope Hicks, a one-time close aide and communications director to President Donald Trump, will return to the White House next month after two years away to work closely with key advisors, administration officials said on Thursday.


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Posted 2020/02/13 16:45:43

Tesla seeks to tap into stock surge with $2 billion share sale

Tesla Inc on Thursday announced plans to raise $2 billion in a stock offering, tapping into an astronomical jump in its share price over the past few months and reversing the electric-car maker's often-stated policy of avoiding sales of new stock.


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Posted 2020/02/13 16:15:44

Shelterless Syrians burn refuse for warmth in bitter Idlib winter

Families fleeing air strikes and advancing troops in Syria's Idlib province are sleeping rough in streets and olive groves, and burning toxic bundles of rubbish to stay warm in the biting winter weather, aid workers say.


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Posted 2020/02/13 15:57:30

Rents lift U.S. core inflation; weekly jobless claims rise slightly

U.S. underlying consumer prices picked up in January, while the number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, suggesting the economy was stable enough for the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates on hold this year.


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Posted 2020/02/13 15:52:38

Alibaba warns of drop in e-commerce revenues due to coronavirus

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd warned of a drop in revenues at its key e-commerce businesses this quarter as the coronavirus sweeping China hits supply chains and deliveries.


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Posted 2020/02/13 15:39:09

Cruise passengers shunned over coronavirus to head home after Cambodia reprieve

Passengers on a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over coronavirus fears cheered and clapped as the vessel finally arrived at a port in Cambodia on Thursday.


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Posted 2020/02/13 15:38:03

Airlines may need to reduce passengers to take-off due to climate change

Airlines may have to cut passenger numbers, fly to fewer long-haul destinations or only operate from airports with longer runways in the future because of global warming, scientists say.
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Posted 2020/02/13 08:20:00

Coronavirus deaths, cases leap in China suggesting much bigger crisis

The Chinese province at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more cases on Thursday under a new diagnostic method, suggesting a much bigger crisis facing China and the world.


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Posted 2020/02/13 07:45:14

Chinese public dial in for support as coronavirus takes mental toll

Hundreds of 24-hour mental health support telephone hotlines have sprung up in China in recent weeks as millions of people fret about catching the coronavirus - and try to avoid infection by staying at home.


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Posted 2020/02/13 07:45:14

China pushes for cheaper health insurance products to battle virus: sources

China is nudging insurers to work on cheaper medical cover linked to the coronavirus and is assuring them of fast-track approval for these new products, people with knowledge of the matter said.


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Posted 2020/02/13 07:44:32

Barclays CEO probed over Epstein ties, overshadowing profit gains

Britain's financial regulators are probing historical links between Barclays Chief Executive Jes Staley and the U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, the bank said on Thursday.


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Posted 2020/02/13 07:42:59

Coronavirus diagnosis method not changed in other Chinese provinces, regions: Shanghai health commission

The methodology for coronavirus diagnosis has not changed in other provinces apart from Hubei, and not in municipalities such as the city of Shanghai, a Shanghai Health Commission spokeswoman said on Thursday.


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Posted 2020/02/13 07:37:35

Credit Suisse posts best profit since 2010 in Thiam swan song

Credit Suisse posted a 69% rise in annual net profit on Thursday in a bittersweet swan song for outgoing Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam.


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Posted 2020/02/13 07:19:22

Credit Suisse director Alexander Gut not to stand for re-election

Credit Suisse supervisory board member Alexander Gut will not stand for re-election at the group's annual general meeting on April 30, the bank said alongside its annual results on Thursday.


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Posted 2020/02/13 07:19:04

Nestle pushes back growth target after solid 2019

Food giant Nestle expects growth to accelerate over the next two years toward its mid-single digit organic growth target, initially set for 2020, after it hit a four-year high at 3.5% and profitability improved in 2019.


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Posted 2020/02/13 07:13:30

Mad cow fright keeps EU cautious on food rules

The specter of the 1990s BSE crisis means the European Union is likely to reject U.S. demands it ease strict food safety rules, even with President Donald Trump threatening car tariffs if EU countries do not start importing more U.S. farm products.


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Posted 2020/02/13 07:12:40

Australia extends virus ban on arrivals from mainland China

Australia will maintain an entry ban on foreign nationals from mainland China for another week to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.


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Posted 2020/02/13 07:10:04

Airbus pledges profit gain after bribery settlement hit

Airbus plunged to a 1.362 billion euro ($1.48 billion) net loss in 2019, weighed down by a multinational bribery settlement, but the European aerospace group pledged to increase operating profit and deliver 880 commercial jets this year.


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Posted 2020/02/13 07:07:07