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McCollum emerges as strong critic of Israeli policy 2019-08-16 13:14:04MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Rep. Betty McCollum has said that she is pro-Israel and supports Israel as a key U.S. ally. But she is different from other members

U.S. officials said to meet with Hong Kong 2019-08-16 11:49:06Lawmakers from Hong Kong are meeting with U.S. government officials on Friday in an attempt to find a solution to the crisis in the semi-autonomous re

Activists say thousands at risk of illegal voter 2019-08-16 11:47:43COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Voting rights activists say about 4,000 Ohio residents are at risk of being illegally removed from state voting rolls, a figure

New US Ambassador arrives in Mexico with 'hand 2019-08-16 11:42:02MEXICO CITY (AP) - New U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau arrived in Mexico City on Friday to take up one of Washington's most important di

US tells Congress of plans to sell F-16 2019-08-16 10:49:46WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has informed Congress it plans to sell F-16 fighters worth $8 billion to Taiwan in a move that will inflame

Man pleads guilty to wire fraud, money laundering 2019-08-16 10:32:09SEATTLE (AP) - A former Newcastle resident charged with defrauding Seattle-area residents and others of around $5.8 million while pretending to be a B

Greenland responds: We're great, but not for sale 2019-08-16 10:24:06Greenland responded Friday to President Trump's reported interest in buying the massive island: Thanks for your interest, but we're not on the marke

Rashida Tlaib won't travel to Israel despite approval 2019-08-16 09:43:28Israel had approved Rep. Rashida Tlaib's request to visit her grandmother in the West Bank, but the congresswoman said Friday she won't make the tri

Bernie Sanders: Israel can 'decline the billions' in 2019-08-16 08:58:15Democratic residential candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders defended Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Thursday over Israel barring them from entering, say

Iranian supertanker captain no longer wants the job, 2019-08-16 08:38:40MADRID (AP) — A lawyer representing the captain of an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff says his client no longer wants to be

Russian pilot says landing in corn field was 2019-08-16 06:59:11MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian pilot who managed to smoothly land his disabled plane in a corn field after birds hit both engines says a quick landing

Merkel to meet UK prime minister soon to 2019-08-16 06:02:11BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel could meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson soon to discuss Brexit, her spokesman said Friday. Asked

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China paramilitary police exercises across from Hong Kong 2019-08-16 12:49:06Members of China's People's Armed Police marched and practised crowd-control tactics at a sports complex in Shenzhen across from Hong Kong, in what

Britain mourns 1st police officer killed in line 2019-08-16 11:52:35A 28-year-old police officer investigating a reported burglary in southeast England has died after being dragged by a vehicle, police said Friday.

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas, beat protesters upset 2019-08-16 09:35:02Zimbabwe's main opposition leader said his Movement for Democratic Change party backed down from a planned anti-government protest on Friday to avoid

Not for sale: Danish politicians ridicule idea of 2019-08-16 07:26:16Danish politicians poured scorn on the idea of selling Greenland to the U.S. after reports President Donald Trump had privately discussed the idea of

U.S. lawmaker Tlaib won't visit West Bank under 2019-08-16 07:17:51U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib says she won't travel to the West Bank after all to visit her family after the Israeli government lifted a ban on her entry,

Cathay Pacific CEO resigns after Beijing pressure over 2019-08-16 06:01:31The CEO of Cathay Pacific Airways resigned on Friday following pressure by Beijing on the Hong Kong carrier over participation by some of its employee

UN says 2nd attempt to return Rohingya Muslims 2019-08-16 05:00:37Myanmar and Bangladesh are making a second attempt to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims after more than 700,000 of them fled a security crackdown in

How rollbacks to the U.S. Endangered Species Act 2019-08-16 04:00:00U.S. President Donald Trump has announced some of the biggest changes in decades to the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The move will have ripple effects

How Beijing wages its media assault on the 2019-08-16 04:00:00When protesters at the Hong Kong airport on Tuesday kicked and tied up a man they thought was acting suspiciously, they played right into th

Canadian woman escapes attack on van that killed 2019-08-16 02:26:33Police in New Zealand were searching for a suspect after an Australian man was killed following what police believe was a random attack on the va

Protests break out in India-administered Kashmir after prayer 2019-08-16 01:57:31Hundreds of people have held a street protest in India-administered Kashmir as India's government assured the Supreme Court that the situation in the

Indonesian village wants Canada's trash 2019-08-15 20:41:02Indonesia has tightened import rules and customs inspections, sending hundreds of tonnes of foreign waste back to their origin countries.

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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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Oil rises alongside equities, but weak OPEC outlook 2019-08-16 13:52:23Oil prices on Friday rebounded from a two-day drop, alongside equities as expectations of further stimulus by central banks helped to ease recession c

Tyson recalls nearly 40,000 pounds of Weaver chicken 2019-08-16 13:34:00Tyson Foods Inc is recalling nearly 40,000 pounds of its Weaver chicken patties after some consumers found pieces of rubber in the product, the no. 1

U.S. housing market mired in weakness; consumer sentiment 2019-08-16 13:23:40U.S. homebuilding fell for a third straight month in July amid a steep decline in the construction of multi-family housing units, but a jump in permit

Wall Street boosted by stimulus hopes 2019-08-16 13:22:45Wall Street's three main indexes rose more than 1% on Friday, clawing back some losses from a brutal selloff this week on hopes of more stimulus from

Rental firm walks away from Tesla order after 2019-08-16 13:15:36Car rental company Nextmove has walked away from a 5 million euros ($5.55 million) order for 85 Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles following a dispute o

U.S. drillers add oil rigs for first week 2019-08-16 13:11:35U.S. energy firms this week increased the number of oil rigs operating for the first time in seven weeks despite plans by most producers to cut spendi

Wall Street Week Ahead: Lower rates could boost 2019-08-16 13:08:00Lower U.S. interest rates could help support outperforming U.S. homebuilder stocks, even as they raise worries about the economy, while a bonanza of i

PES up against the clock to sell Philadelphia 2019-08-16 12:27:48Finding a buyer for Philadelphia Energy Solutions' oil refinery has grown urgent as the bankrupt company's funds dwindle and no signs emerge that it

Dollar firms, stocks soar on ECB rate cut 2019-08-16 12:06:27The dollar strengthened while U.S. and European stocks surged on Friday amid growing expectations the European Central Bank will cut interest rates to

Deere to slash costs after trade war hits 2019-08-16 11:57:53Deere & Co. on Friday announced a review of costs after a combination of the U.S.-China trade war and bad weather dented its quarterly profits, f

U.S. surfboard makers not so stoked about China 2019-08-16 11:15:15President Donald Trump's decision to slap 10% tariffs on imported surfboards convinced surf executive Sue Bowers to move factory jobs out of China

OPEC sees bearish oil outlook for rest of 2019-08-16 09:41:54OPEC delivered a downbeat oil market outlook for the rest of 2019 on Friday as economic growth slows and highlighted challenges in 2020 as rivals pump

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