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Top diplomat testified Giuliani was "impeding" Ukraine mission — live updates
October 17, 2019
The former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine returned to Capitol Hill for an unannounced second meeting
Pence and Pompeo in Turkey to mitigate fallout from U.S. troop pullout in Syria
October 17, 2019
Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are on a mission to stop the violence in Syria. They are in Turkey to ask for a ceasefire. “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the diplomatic efforts.
As Japan digs out after a killer typhoon, more rain is on the way
October 17, 2019
Scores have been killed but Tokyo's flood defenses held strong. The question as more rain comes and storms get stronger is, can they continue to do so?
U.K. and EU agree on new Brexit deal, but it isn't over yet
October 17, 2019
"We've got a great new deal that takes back control," British PM Boris Johnson tweets, but his Northern Irish partners could stand in the way
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France, Iraq diplomats hold talks on ISIL prisoners in Syria
October 17, 2019
Iraq's foreign minister signals Baghdad may not take foreigners suspected of fighting with ISIL in Syria.
Turkey's military operation in Syria: All the latest updates
October 17, 2019
Russia's FM spokeswoman says Syria should get control over its border as part of any settlement of conflict in region.
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Turkey agrees with U.S. to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw
October 17, 2019
Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by Washington but which Turkish leaders cast as a complete victory.
Ecuador's indigenous re-assert influence but face obstacles to power
October 17, 2019
Ecuador's indigenous leaders, emboldened by their success in derailing IMF-backed fuel-subsidy cuts, have set their sights on high office, but experts say they face formidable obstacles - a small population, infighting and struggles with campaign finance.
Trump to host next year's G7 summit at his Florida golf resort, White House says
October 17, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump will host next year's Group of Seven economic summit of developed world leaders at one of his own properties, the Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami, a White House official said on Thursday.
Russia protests after catching U.S. diplomats near military test site
October 17, 2019
Russia said on Thursday it would issue a formal note of protest to the United States after police caught three U.S. diplomats in what it said was a restricted area near a closed military testing site.
U.S., Turkey agree Ankara to primarily control Syria 'safe zone'
October 17, 2019
Turkey's military will primarily enforce a "safe zone" in northern Syria, according to a joint U.S.-Turkish statement after high-level talks in Ankara at which the sides agreed a temporary ceasefire in a campaign against a Kurdish militia.
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Stocks Climb on Strong Earnings, Brexit Deal
October 17, 2019
Stocks rose, stoked by solid earnings reports from Netflix, Morgan Stanley and others, as well as a preliminary Brexit deal that has the potential to remove a major obstacle facing investors.
Saudi Exchange Readies Aramco IPO. Investors Raise Concerns.
October 17, 2019
Saudi Arabia’s stock market has transformed itself by opening to international investors. But as it prepares to host the world’s biggest initial public offering, concerns remain about market transparency and how heavily the government intervenes in Saudi shares.
Trading, Tax Benefit Lift Morgan Stanley Profit
October 17, 2019
Morgan Stanley’s third-quarter profit rose 3% from a year ago, the last major U.S. bank to skate through a period of global tensions and shifting markets.
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India says one of its border guards killed, another injured by Bangladeshi forces in rare incident
October 17, 2019
Preview A member of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) has been shot dead by Bangladeshi border guards after a meeting between the two neighboring forces ended in disaster, it is reported.
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Nearly half of immigrants’ descendants in Denmark say criticizing religion should be illegal
October 17, 2019
Preview Nearly 50 percent of descendants of non-Western immigrants in Denmark think it should be illegal to criticize religion — a sharp contrast with the numbers of ethnic Danes, a new survey shows.
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Man enters LION enclosure at New Delhi zoo to taunt and tease wildcat (VIDEO)
October 17, 2019
Preview Visitors to New Delhi zoo were initially horrified and then left stunned on Thursday after a man vaulted the high fence surrounding the lion enclosure and proceeded to taunt and tease the big cat before somehow surviving unharmed.
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Authorities Release a Sketch of a Possible Witness in Disappearance of N.J. 5-Year-Old
October 17, 2019
5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez was last seen over a month ago in a Bridgeton, New Jersey playground
CMS Administrator Seema Verma Calls Medicare for All ‘Scary’ at TIME 100 Health Summit
October 17, 2019
Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Trump Administration, called Medicare for All “scary” and said the government is to blame for many problems with the United States health care system during an interview at the TIME 100 Health Summit on Thursday. “A lot of the problems that…
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Alcohol firms promote moderate drinking, but it would ruin them
October 19, 2019
Governments are growing more suspicious of Big Booze
Can money buy happiness? Two centuries’ worth of books suggest it can
October 16, 2019
But health, life expectancy and security matter even more
Far too many of the world’s youngsters are overweight
October 15, 2019
A UN report finds that many children are getting either too little food, or too much
Governments subsidise fossil fuels to the tune of $427bn a year
October 14, 2019
Doing away with such handouts is devilishly difficult
Who is winning the race for Westminster?
October 14, 2019
See which parties British voters plan to support
Plant-based meat could create a radically different food chain
October 12, 2019
Meat no longer has to be murder
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