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U.S. Congress poised to vote on border measure without Trump wall

The U.S. Congress on Thursday aimed to end a dispute over border security with bipartisan legislation that would avert another partial government shutdown but does not give President Donald Trump the money he sought for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.


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Posted 2019/02/14 18:08:33

UK PM May loses symbolic Brexit vote in parliament

British Prime Minister Theresa May was defeated in a symbolic vote in parliament on her Brexit strategy on Thursday, undermining her negotiating strength in talks with the European Union to secure changes to the agreement.


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Posted 2019/02/14 17:51:15

Cuba says U.S. moving special forces, preparing Venezuelan intervention

Cuba said on Thursday the United States was moving special forces closer to Venezuela as part of a covert plan to intervene in the chaotic South American country using the pretext of a humanitarian crisis.


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Posted 2019/02/14 17:49:37

Third suspect in Skripal poisoning is Russian GRU agent: Bellingcat

A third man suspected of involvement in the nerve agent poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in England last year is a high-ranking Russian military intelligence agent, the investigative website Bellingcat said on Thursday.


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Posted 2019/02/14 17:42:00

Why Walmart farms out same-day grocery deliveries to low-cost freelance drivers

Jeff Leonard slides behind the wheel of his burgundy Honda Accord and heads to a nearby Walmart Inc store, where he picks up the package of groceries waiting for him.


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Posted 2019/02/14 17:37:08

First stop for migrant kids: For-profit detention center

For a growing number of migrant children, this is their first home in America: a sprawling campus dotted with beige buildings, massive white tents and metal trailers, next door to a U.S. Air Force base.


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Posted 2019/02/14 17:10:55

Pro-Brexit Conservatives say they will abstain on Brexit vote

A group of Conservative pro-Brexit lawmakers have decided to abstain on a vote on Thursday, two Conservative lawmakers said, in a blow to the Prime Minister Theresa May who is seeking parliament's renewed backing for her Brexit renegotiation.


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Posted 2019/02/14 17:05:56

U.S. unveils plan to control some toxins in drinking water, sets no limits

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it plans to control a group of toxic chemicals found in Americans' drinking water but stopped short of setting limits until later this year.


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Posted 2019/02/14 17:03:37

Shares and oil at three-month highs but no love for euro

Optimism about U.S.-China trade talks and bumper earnings lifted European shares to a three-month high on Thursday, though news that Germany only dodged recession by the narrowest of margins left the euro feeling unloved.


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Posted 2019/02/14 12:57:41

Cuba charges U.S. moving special forces, preparing Venezuelan intervention

Cuba charged on Thursday that the United States was secretly moving special forces closer to Venezuela as part of a plan to intervene in the South American country using the pretext of a humanitarian crisis.


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Posted 2019/02/14 12:54:03

Airbus to scrap A380 superjumbo production as sales slump

Europe's Airbus is scrapping production of the A380 superjumbo, with lackluster sales forcing it to abandon a dream of dominating the skies with a 21st century cruiseliner.


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Posted 2019/02/14 12:52:42

Sweden replaces China envoy in furor over dissident bookseller

Sweden said on Thursday it had replaced its ambassador to China after her "incorrect" handling of unauthorized meetings intended to help free dissident bookseller Gui Minhai.


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Posted 2019/02/14 12:31:47

Pence calls on EU to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence accused Washington's European allies on Thursday of trying to break U.S. sanctions against Tehran and called on them to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.


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Posted 2019/02/14 12:29:34

U.S. Congress advances border security bill without Trump border wall

The U.S. Congress on Thursday aimed to end a dispute over border security with legislation that would ignore President Donald Trump's request for $5.7 billion (£4.45 billion) to help build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border but avoid a partial government shutdown.


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Posted 2019/02/14 12:24:42

Why Walmart farms out same-day grocery deliveries to low-cost freelance drivers

Jeff Leonard slides behind the wheel of his burgundy Hyundai Accord and heads to a nearby Walmart Inc store, where he picks up the package of groceries waiting for him.


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Posted 2019/02/14 12:09:14

U.S. judge rules ex-Trump campaign chief breached plea deal

U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort breached his plea agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office by lying to prosecutors about matters which are material to its Russia probe, a judge ruled on Wednesday.


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Posted 2019/02/14 12:00:58

U.S.-China trade talks move to higher level as deadline looms

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he was looking forward to trade talks with China on Thursday, as discussions in Beijing moved to a higher level in a push to de-escalate a tariff war ahead of a March 1 deadline for a deal.


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Posted 2019/02/14 11:47:44

Lawmakers should back PM May and send clear Brexit message to EU: spokesman

British lawmakers should back Prime Minister Theresa May in a vote in parliament later on Thursday, her spokesman said, to send a clear message to Brussels about what changes the country wants to its Brexit deal.


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Posted 2019/02/14 11:37:18

After year of action, silence to mark Florida school shooting

One year after the Valentine's Day massacre inside a Florida school, students and families leading a nationwide push for gun safety will pause on Thursday for the anniversary of the deadliest U.S. high school shooting.


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Posted 2019/02/14 11:17:56

Democrats swear off big money, but will it hurt their 2020 White House chances?

Senator Elizabeth Warren issued a pointed campaign finance challenge to fellow Democratic U.S. presidential contenders at her official 2020 White House election launch.


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Posted 2019/02/14 11:07:37