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Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, Northeast

A major winter storm was expected to clobber a large swath of the northern United States with heavy snow, gusty winds and frigid temperatures making travel difficult and dangerous starting on Friday and through the weekend, forecasters said.


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Posted 2019/01/19 09:05:33

Mexico vows fuel theft crackdown after deadly pipeline blast

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged to step up efforts to stamp out fuel theft on Saturday after an explosion at a pipeline killed at least 21 people and injured dozens more.


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Posted 2019/01/19 08:52:31

Serena consoles Ukrainian teen after sailing into last 16

Serena Williams powered into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of Dayana Yastremska then consoled the Ukrainian teenager after leaving her in tears.


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Posted 2019/01/19 07:52:53

U.S. special counsel disputes report Trump told lawyer to lie

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday disputed key elements of a media report that President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal, raising questions about a story that has dominated U.S. news coverage for the past 24 hours.


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Posted 2019/01/19 07:27:11

Afghan Taliban reject talks with U.S. in Pakistan

The Afghan Taliban rejected reports in the Pakistani media that they were prepared to resume meetings with U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad and repeated their refusal to deal directly with the Afghan government.


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Posted 2019/01/19 06:33:47

Striking Los Angeles teachers rally near City Hall as talks resume

Tens of thousands of striking Los Angeles teachers were joined by parents and students in a rally near City Hall on Friday, as contract talks mediated by the mayor resumed behind closed doors after a marathon negotiating session the day before.


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Posted 2019/01/19 03:03:16

Judge to sentence ex-Chicago policeman for 2014 shooting of teen

A judge is expected to sentence on Friday white former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke after a jury found him guilty of murder last year in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.


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Posted 2019/01/18 12:35:49

Consumer giants spurn risks to chase online subscribers

Major consumer companies including Unilever , Procter & Gamble and Nestle are chasing consumers who want food and household goods delivered automatically, even though this kind of business has not always worked.


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Posted 2019/01/18 12:29:11

Stocks bask in trade optimism, set for fourth straight week of gains

Global stocks jumped to their highest in more than a month on Friday after a report suggested progress toward resolving the trade dispute between the United States and China.


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Posted 2019/01/18 12:26:14

U.S., North Korea to hold talks on second Trump-Kim summit

North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is expected to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit.


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Posted 2019/01/18 12:22:01

U.S., North Korean diplomats meeting in Stockholm

High-ranking diplomats from the United States and North Korea are currently holding talks in Sweden, a diplomatic source told Reuters on Friday.


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Posted 2019/01/18 12:22:01

Ghosn received $9 million improperly from Nissan-Mitsubishi JV: companies

Carlos Ghosn improperly received $9 million in compensation from a joint venture (JV) between Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors, the Japanese automakers said on Friday, raising the possibility of their ousted chairman facing a fresh charge of embezzlement.


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Posted 2019/01/18 12:07:59

Exclusive: Trump meets with Cabinet officials to revive infrastructure push - sources

U.S. President Donald Trump is reviving efforts to win approval for a significant infrastructure plan lasting up to 13 years, two people briefed on the matter said, as the administration seeks to bring a long-stalled campaign promise back to life.


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Posted 2019/01/18 12:02:30

Tesla to cut workforce by 7 percent, sees smaller fourth-quarter profit

Tesla Inc said it would cut thousands of jobs to rein in costs as it ramps up production of its crucial Model 3 sedan, and the electric car maker expects fourth-quarter profit to be lower than the previous quarter, sending its shares down 7 percent.


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Posted 2019/01/18 11:50:56

German foreign minister says hard to imagine reopening Brexit accord

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Twitter that it was hard to imagine Britain's withdrawal agreement with the European Union being revisited, adding that the British parliament's rejection of a draft Brexit deal had not changed that.


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Posted 2019/01/18 11:42:04

Trump-Deutsche Bank links in sights of U.S. House investigators

Democrats now in control of the U.S. House of Representatives are working out which House panels will take the lead in investigating President Donald Trump's business ties to Deutsche Bank, lawmakers and aides familiar with the plans told Reuters.


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Posted 2019/01/18 11:25:36

On Day 28, no sign of end to U.S. partial government shutdown

As the partial U.S. government shutdown hit the four-week mark on Friday, tensions mounted in Washington on either side of the standoff over President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to help fund a U.S.-Mexico border wall.


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Posted 2019/01/18 11:03:48

Gloomy forecast for Davos: crises aplenty, but few world leaders

An array of crises will keep several world leaders away from the annual World Economic Forum in Davos next week, which takes place against a backdrop of deepening gloom over the global economic and political outlook.


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Posted 2019/01/18 09:56:22

Malaysia open to talks if Goldman pays $7.5 billion, minister says

Malaysia's finance minister said on Friday the government would be ready to discuss dropping criminal charges against Goldman Sachs linked to the 1MDB scandal if the bank pays $7.5 billion in reparations.


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Posted 2019/01/18 09:54:59

U.S. crude gains, slowing global economy challenge oil market in 2019: IEA

U.S. oil production growth combined with a slowing global economy will put oil prices under downward pressure in 2019, challenging OPEC's resolve to support the market with output cuts, the International Energy Agency said on Friday.


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Posted 2019/01/18 09:23:09