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UN envoy: International aid for Venezuela exodus falls 2019-08-20 13:41:36BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - A United Nations special envoy is warning that the international community is falling short in helping nations like Colombia r

Mike Pompeo: ISIS 'more powerful today' in some 2019-08-20 13:25:17Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the Islamic State remains a "complicated" foreign policy challenge and is actually stronger in some

UN envoy warns threat of Yemen's fragmentation gets 2019-08-20 12:33:28UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. envoy for Yemen is warning that fragmentation of the war-torn Arab nation "is becoming a stronger and more pressing th

Israeli, US militaries simulate ship hijacking amid tensions 2019-08-20 11:54:19JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's military said Tuesday it has conducted a joint exercise with U.S. Special Forces simulating the retaking of a hijacked ship

Ilhan Omar blasts Israel after Palestinian Authority cracks 2019-08-20 11:16:43The crackdown by the Palestinian Authority on gay rights Monday created an awkward moment for its Democratic supporters, including Rep. Ilhan Omar, wh

Croatia recalls diplomat from Germany over racist comments 2019-08-20 09:25:05ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - Croatia's Foreign Ministry has suspended a senior diplomat whose posts on Facebook have been described as racist. Foreign Mini

Sri Lanka rejects criticism of army chief's appointment 2019-08-20 08:52:40COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lanka's government on Tuesday hit out at foreign criticism of its appointment of a general accused of war abuses as the

Dutch ex-defense chief against joining Persian Gulf mission 2019-08-20 08:36:54THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The former head of Dutch defense forces said he believes the Netherlands should not take part in a U.S.-led mission to p

German FM 'grateful' for Swedish teen's climate activism 2019-08-20 07:55:33BERLIN (AP) - Germany's foreign minister says he's "grateful" for Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg's climate protests. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas

China could crush U.S. military in Pacific: Report 2019-08-20 07:37:46The U.S. no longer enjoys military supremacy in the Pacific, a shocking new report claims, and China is now fully capable of launching a surprise atta

Rio de Janeiro police fatally shoot bus hostage-taker 2019-08-20 07:33:28RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's state governor said Tuesday an armed man who took dozens of hostages on a bus has died after being shot

The Latest: Merkel says Irish border is key 2019-08-20 06:43:18LONDON (AP) - The Latest on Britain's plan to leave the European Union (all times local): 5:10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the main stu

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Hong Kong protesters take to the subway, as New! 2019-08-21 04:17:28A major bank warned on Wednesday that weeks of protests in Hong Kong could hit the economies of the Chinese-ruled city and mainland China itself as de

A record number of wildfires are burning in New! 2019-08-21 01:42:59Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research centre, as

At least 2,300 detained in crackdown in Indian-administered New! 2019-08-21 00:24:15At least 2,300 people, mostly young men, have been detained in Indian-administered Kashmir during a security lockdown and communications blackout impo

Venezuelan president says officials have been talking to New! 2019-08-20 22:24:07Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he had authorized contact with the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump "for months," in a

Walmart sues Tesla for negligence after solar panels New! 2019-08-20 20:32:32Walmart on Tuesday sued Tesla, accusing it of "widespread negligence" that led to repeated fires of its solar panel systems and asking a court to fo

Australian court upholds sex abuse convictions of Cardinal New! 2019-08-20 20:28:10An Australian court has upheld convictions against the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of children sex abuse.

Trump says any Jew who votes Democratic is New! 2019-08-20 19:48:35U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that American Jewish people who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalt

ISIS gaining strength in some areas, but caliphate New! 2019-08-20 18:58:12U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged on Tuesday that ISIS militants are gaining strength in some areas but said the militant group's capa

Larry King divorcing his 7th wife New! 2019-08-20 18:51:50Larry King is seeking a divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn King, after 22 years.

More than 100 feared dead off Libyan coast: New! 2019-08-20 17:42:23Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday it fears that a boat packed with migrants sunk off the Libyan coast and that more than 100 people could be dead.

Italy seizes Spanish rescue ship, removes migrants New! 2019-08-20 16:30:35An Italian prosecutor ordered on Tuesday the seizure of the Open Arms migrant ship and the removal of the migrants on board, ending a prolonged stand-

Elizabeth Warren apologizes for heritage claim, woos Native New! 2019-08-20 15:09:13U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to Indigenous heritage

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1,100 jobs at risk after Karen Millen online 2019-08-06 11:06:27Fashion firm Boohoo buys the online business of High Street brands Karen Millen and Coast for £18.2m.

Engineered in Africa: 'We knew the talent was 2019-08-06 08:28:09Christina Sass of software engineer recruitment firm Andela says that talent can be found anywhere.

Hyundai releases car with solar panel roof 2019-08-06 07:36:04The solar power system is available on the hybrid versions of the Korean car maker's Sonata vehicle.

Katharine Hamnett: Fashion tax is 'stupid' 2019-08-06 06:54:10Designer Katharine Hamnett says legislation is needed to force fashion brands to stop fast fashion.

Barneys New York store chain files for bankruptcy 2019-08-06 06:32:20The US luxury department store chain also puts itself up for sale after being hit by a steep rent rise.

McDonald's paper straws 'fully recyclable' makers say 2019-08-06 05:45:13The manufacturer of the straws says the UK's recycling infrastructure needs more investment.

Tencent set to buy 10% stake in Universal 2019-08-06 04:28:18UMG's parent company Vivendi is in talks with the Chinese tech group over the deal.

Yuan fall: Why is China's currency getting weaker? 2019-08-06 00:19:56A drop in the value of the yuan poses far-reaching consequences for markets and the US-China trade war.

US officially labels China a 'currency manipulator' 2019-08-06 00:02:17Washington accuses Beijing of devaluing the yuan, a statement likely to intensify trade tensions.

Capita seeks to reverse 'reputational damage' after death 2019-08-05 20:14:41Assessor Capita is seeking to overturn a ruling and £10,000 damages award after a claimant died.

Facebook urged to shut groups seeking fake Amazon 2019-08-05 19:08:34Which? claimed to have uncovered several active groups that recruited people to write fake testimonies.

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Trump looking at possible tax cuts amid economic New! 2019-08-20 19:51:29President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was considering potential tax cuts on wages as well as profits from asset sales, and sought

Walmart sues Tesla for negligence after repeated solar New! 2019-08-20 19:50:54Walmart Inc on Tuesday sued Tesla Inc , accusing it of "widespread negligence" that led to repeated fires of its solar systems and asking a court t

'You prepare for war': how one U.S. firm New! 2019-08-20 19:34:55When Larry Sloven heard last year that U.S. tariffs threatened his China electronics business, he knew that setting up shop elsewhere would be a slog

PES layoffs accelerate as Philadelphia refinery closes New! 2019-08-20 19:34:16Refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions is laying off the majority of its unionized workforce on Tuesday and Wednesday, the union's president said, ah

U.S. oil firms challenge pipeline surcharge for steel New! 2019-08-20 19:11:30Two U.S. shale producers have challenged an energy pipeline operator's proposed surcharge for the Trump administration's 25% tariff on imported stee

Trump says he had to 'take China on,' New! 2019-08-20 18:41:29President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had to confront China over trade even if it caused short-term harm to the U.S. economy because Beijing had b

Toll Brothers profit beat clouded by weakness in New! 2019-08-20 18:29:27Toll Brothers Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on higher home prices, but its shares fell as orders declined, hinting at weaker d

U.S. Justice Department teams up with states on New! 2019-08-20 18:25:54The U.S. Justice Department is working with a group of more than a dozen state attorneys general as it moves forward with a broad investigation into m

Trump White House seeks to assuage farmer unrest New! 2019-08-20 18:13:14President Donald Trump's administration has been scrambling to stem the tide of rising anger in Farm Belt states after its decision this month to all

American Airlines to pay $22.1 million U.S. fine New! 2019-08-20 18:03:01American Airlines Group Inc , the largest U.S. airline, will pay $22.1 million to settle claims it falsely reported the times it transferred possessio

U.S. Steel plans to lay off hundreds of New! 2019-08-20 17:46:41United States Steel Corp will temporarily lay off hundreds of workers at its Great Lakes facility in Michigan in coming weeks, according to a filing t

SEC fines Russian firm for failing to disclose New! 2019-08-20 17:28:30The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday that it has fined and settled charges against a Russia-based ratings firm for failure to d

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