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Video shows moment carnival ride snaps in half, killing 2 people
July 15, 2019
The circular pendulum ride started off smoothly until part of the ride broke off minutes later
Woman in Saudi Arabia loses custody battle despite alleged abuse
July 15, 2019
A Saudi court rejected her testimony because she did not have male witnesses backing her up
Juul CEO to parents of kids who vape: "I'm sorry"
July 15, 2019
CEO says e-cigarettes aren't intended for young people, but researchers say its marketing targets teens
$5 billion fine reported for Facebook data-privacy violations
July 15, 2019
Facebook had allowed Trump vendor Cambridge Analytica to collect data from millions of users without their knowledge
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Rights groups vow to challenge Trump's new asylum rule
July 15, 2019
Rights groups call rule preventing most Central Americans from claiming asylum an attempt to 'dismantle asylum system'.
Hyperinflation and hunger: Turkmenistan on 'edge of catastrophe'
July 15, 2019
Gas-rich Turkmenistan facing worst economic crisis in 30 years, coupled with rights concerns, UK think-tank reports.
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Japanese women are running for parliament in record numbers, but face many obstacles
July 15, 2019
When anti-nuclear activist Junko Isogai ran for office in Japan's northern Niigata region, it had an awkward dimension: not just stump speeches and chats with constituents, but entertaining potential backers.
Pompeo hopes U.S., North Korea can be 'more creative' in nuclear talks
July 15, 2019
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could "be a little more creative" as the two sides push to restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyang's nuclear program.
Australian model avoids U.S. prison sentence after fracas on international flight
July 15, 2019
An Australian model who was found guilty of assault after a fracas on a flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles avoided prison when she was sentenced in U.S. court on Monday.
Trump administration erects another barrier to immigrants seeking U.S. asylum
July 15, 2019
The Trump administration on Monday unveiled a new rule to bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the southern border, requiring them to first pursue safe haven in a third country through which they had traveled on the way to the United States.
New U.S. asylum policy does not make Mexico 'safe third country': minister
July 15, 2019
Mexico Foreign Minister Marcel Ebrard said on Monday that a new U.S. measure to sharply limit asylum claims did not in effect make Mexico a "safe third country," adding that the Mexican Congress would have to approve any such classification first.
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NEWS • Report
Callon Petroleum to Buy Carrizo Oil in All-Stock Deal
July 15, 2019
Callon Petroleum shares fell sharply Monday after the oil producer said it had struck an all-stock deal to acquire Carrizo Oil & Gas.
Trump Fed Pick Missed Bank Board Meetings
July 15, 2019
One of President Trump’s latest Federal Reserve picks has amassed an attendance record that is worse than all but two of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s 23 directors.
Charles Schwab in Talks to Buy USAA Wealth-Management, Brokerage Units
July 15, 2019
Charles Schwab is in talks to buy brokerage and wealth-management operations from USAA for roughly $2 billion, a move that would push the discount-brokerage pioneer further into financial advice.
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Netanyahu compares EU approach to Iran with ‘appeasement’ of Nazi Germany before WWII
July 15, 2019
Preview Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has compared Europe’s attitude to Iran with the 1930s appeasement of Nazi Germany, after the EU foreign policy chief said Tehran’s enrichment breach wouldn’t trigger the Iran deal’s dispute mechanism.
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Italian police seize MISSILE, guns and neo-Nazi material in raid on far-right militants
July 15, 2019
Preview Italian police have found an arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, 20 guns and neo-Nazi material, in a series of raids on far right groups which fought against rebels in Ukraine's eastern breakaway republics.
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‘Technical incident’ puts Europe’s GPS system fully offline for days
July 15, 2019
Preview A major technical error has caused Europe’s satellite navigation system to be fully offline since Friday, with most satellites powering the Galileo system broken, the EU’s space agency has said.
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NEWS • Analysis
Congresswomen Targeted by Trump’s Racist Tweets: ‘This Is the Agenda of White Nationalists’
July 15, 2019
“This is a president who has openly violated the very values our country aspires to uphold. This is the agenda of white nationalists,” Omar said. “He would love nothing more than to divide our country based on race, religion, gender orientation or immigration status.”
Joe Biden Draws Line Against Progressives on Health Care With New Proposal
July 15, 2019
A sudden transition to "Medicare for All," he said, "is kind of risky"
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NEWS • Comment
America is detaining more migrants than ever before
July 15, 2019
Many of them, including children, are held in increasingly overcrowded facilities
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July 13, 2019
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Chinese loans to poor countries are surging
July 12, 2019
Nearly half of China’s credit is hidden; much of it goes to vulnerable borrowers
Companies must get ready for a riskier world
July 11, 2019
Rethinking supply chains in an era of cyber-attacks and protectionism
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