White House says no recession in sight

White House says no recession in sight

White House officials pushed back on Sunday against concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global bond markets, and insisting their trade war with China was doing no damage
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Why Argentina's Macri flopped with young voters

Why Argentina's Macri flopped with young voters

Greater numbers of youth are casting their ballots for Argentine President Mauricio Macri's left-leaning opponent, Alberto Fernandez who has former President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner as his running mate. Jillian Kitchener has more.
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Hong Kong protests march on with massive turnout

Hong Kong protests march on with massive turnout

Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters joined a mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, filling major thoroughfares in heavy rain in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub.
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Migrants on stranded ship try swimming to Italy

Migrants on stranded ship try swimming to Italy

A Spanish charity says migrants on board its stranded rescue ship are facing an "extreme humanitarian emergency", as Italy blocks it from arriving in Lampedusa.
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Leaked Brexit documents show 'worst case scenario'

Leaked Brexit documents show 'worst case scenario'

Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by the Sunday Times. But ministers say the dossier is a 'worst case scenario'.
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A year after EU tariffs, whiskey makers struggle

A year after EU tariffs, whiskey makers struggle

U.S. whiskey makers are struggling one year after the European Union imposed tariffs of 25 percent on what had been a booming business. Nathan Frandino has more.
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"I've lost hope" - dozens killed in Afghan wedding attack

"I've lost hope" - dozens killed in Afghan wedding attack

A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan wedding on Saturday killing more than 60 people, amid Taliban and U.S. negotiations aimed at securing peace.
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Rain fails to deter Hong Kong protesters

Rain fails to deter Hong Kong protesters

Tens of thousands braved a downpour to join an anti-government rally in Hong Kong's 11th week of protests.
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Exclusive: U.S.-Iran open back channel diplomacy

Exclusive: U.S.-Iran open back channel diplomacy

The United States and Iran could be moving toward a partnership to stabilize Afghanistan as President Trump seeks to remove U.S. troops and end America's longest war, according to sources that told Reuters.
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Trump weighs in on dueling protests in Portland

Trump weighs in on dueling protests in Portland

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that 'major consideration' is being given to naming the left-wing group Antifa an 'organization of terror' as Antifa protesters demonstrated against the right-wing group, Proud Boys, in Portland, Oregon
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"May God ruin him" Tlaib's grandmother to Trump

"May God ruin him" Tlaib's grandmother to Trump

Muftia Tlaib, the grandmother of U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, scoffed at the attention she has recently received from the president of the United States, saying "may God ruin him." Yahaira Jacquez reports.
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Sudanese factions sign accord on transitional government

Sudanese factions sign accord on transitional government

Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday (August 17) signed a final power-sharing agreement, paving the way for a transitional government following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.
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Protesters show up for 11th week of rallies in Hong Kong

Protesters show up for 11th week of rallies in Hong Kong

Thousands in Hong Kong marched on Saturday in the 11th week of anti-government protests. Others showed their support for the Chinese government.
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U.S. expected to extend Huawei deadline - sources

U.S. expected to extend Huawei deadline - sources

The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, two sources familiar with the situation said. Yaha
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Autopsy concludes Epstein death was suicide

Autopsy concludes Epstein death was suicide

An autopsy has concluded that the cause of death for financier Jeffrey Epstein was suicide by hanging, a spokeswoman for the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner said on Friday. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
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Week ahead on Wall Street

Week ahead on Wall Street

Investors will be glued to the Jackson Hole central bankers gathering and earnings reports from more retailers in the week ahead on Wall Street.
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Wall Street rises on stimulus optimism

Wall Street rises on stimulus optimism

U.S. stocks rebounded Friday as an ebbing bond rally brought buyers back to equities, but major indexes still ended the week with losses.
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Rescue vessel still blocked from Italy's shores

Rescue vessel still blocked from Italy's shores

A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, remained stranded off the coast of Italy on Friday as a political battle in Rome stopped it from docking and even the medical conditions of those on board were disputed.
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Potential recession may be mild - Kamen

Potential recession may be mild - Kamen

A potential U.S. recession signaled by the bond market may be a mild one unlike that of 2008, Mercadien Asset Management president Ken Kamen tells Reuters' Fred Katayama.
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Islam making strides among Cuban women

Islam making strides among Cuban women

More and more women wearing veils can be seen walking through the picturesque streets of old Havana, but these women aren't tourists from far-flung places, they are Cuban Muslim women whose numbers are growing by the day. Jonah Green has more.
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U.S. surfboard makers not so stoked about tariffs

U.S. surfboard makers not so stoked about tariffs

President Donald Trump's decision to slap 10% tariffs on imported surfboards convinced surf executive Sue Bowers to move factory jobs out of China - but not back to the United States, which was one goal of Trump's tariffs.
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U.S. Rep Tlaib says she won't visit West Bank under 'oppressive' conditions

U.S. Rep Tlaib says she won't visit West Bank under 'oppressive' conditions

A U.S. Democratic lawmaker said she no longer planned to visit family in the West Bank after Israel granted her permission on humanitarian grounds.
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Schools, telephone lines to be opened in Kashmir after lockdown

Schools, telephone lines to be opened in Kashmir after lockdown

Authorities will begin restoring some telephone lines in Indian Kashmir from Friday night, including in the main city of Srinagar where afternoon prayers went peacefully amid heavy security, the top state official said.
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Cathay Pacific CEO quits as airline is dragged into HK turmoil

Cathay Pacific CEO quits as airline is dragged into HK turmoil

Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg quit Friday as the airline became ever more embroiled in Hong Kong's political turmoil.
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Turkish military fund reaches deal to buy British Steel

Turkish military fund reaches deal to buy British Steel

Turkey's military pension fund OYAK has reached a provisional agreement to take over British Steel and could close the deal by the end of this year, potentially saving thousands of jobs.
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LSE's FTSE stock market suffers longest outage in years

LSE's FTSE stock market suffers longest outage in years

A technical glitch delayed the start of trading on Friday on the UK blue chip FTSE 100 and midcap stock indexes for almost two hours in what was the longest outage at one of the world's top bourses in eight years.
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Trump ridiculed for "trying to buy" Greenland

Trump ridiculed for "trying to buy" Greenland

Danish politicians on Friday poured scorn on the notion of selling Greenland to the United States following reports that President Donald Trump had privately discussed the idea of buying the world's biggest island with his advisers.
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Tensions flare as Zimbabwe police beat protesters

Tensions flare as Zimbabwe police beat protesters

Police fired tear gas and beat opposition party supporters who had gathered in downtown Harare on Friday in defiance of a ban on anti-government rallies. The MDC party has called the government "fascist." Serena Chaudhry reports.
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‘A concept can't be killed’: Hong Kong's frontline

‘A concept can't be killed’: Hong Kong's frontline

A frontliner in Hong Kong's protests says he dreams of ‘bringing a revolution in our time.’ Young protesters like him are directly challenging China’s Communist rulers – and he says they could end up paying for this with their lives. Reuters spent a
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Israel to allow U.S. Rep Tlaib to visit family in West Bank

Israel to allow U.S. Rep Tlaib to visit family in West Bank

Israel will allow U.S. lawmaker Rashida Tlaib to visit her family in the occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds, the interior ministry said on Friday.
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Argentine peso jumps after heavy losses

Argentine peso jumps after heavy losses

Argentina's peso jumped nearly 5% Thursday, as President Macri shared a phone conversation with political rival Alberto Fernandez where they said they were determined to control Argentina's economic crisis. But, as Francis Maguire reports, for many who protested about poverty in Buenos Aires, Macri's talk is still not enough.
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Trump, Chinese planners give stocks a Friday respite

Trump, Chinese planners give stocks a Friday respite

Battered equity markets got some relief on Friday after Donald Trump said he saw a quick end to the China-U.S. trade spat and Beijing said it would add more stimulus to its ailing economy.
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Sterling jumps on bid to thwart no-deal Brexit

Sterling jumps on bid to thwart no-deal Brexit

The pound was set for its biggest weekly gain in nearly 2 months as a plan by opposition lawmakers to thwart a no-deal Brexit gained traction. Plans for a post-Brexit deal with the US, though, are moving along 'rapidly', according Donald Trump.
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‘A concept can't be killed’: Hong Kong's frontline

‘A concept can't be killed’: Hong Kong's frontline

A frontliner in Hong Kong's protests says he dreams of ‘bringing a revolution in our time.’ Young protesters like him are directly challenging China’s Communist rulers – and he says they could end up paying for this with their lives. Reuters spent a
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Defiant North Korea fires off two projectiles

Defiant North Korea fires off two projectiles

North Korea fires two projectiles into the sea on Friday and announces that talks with South Korea are over. The launch is the latest in a string of tests over the past month.
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'Hollywood ripper' found guilty of two murders

'Hollywood ripper' found guilty of two murders

A jury found a man nicknamed the “Hollywood Ripper” guilty on Thursday of knifing to death two women, including a date of actor Ashton Kutcher, and attempting to murder a third victim during a seven-year span. Lisa Bernhard has more.
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S&P could sink to December low - Gabriel

S&P could sink to December low - Gabriel

The S&P 500 could sink to test its low hit last December, Thomson Reuters Stock Buzz analyst Terence Gabriel tells Reuters' Fred Katayama. He notes trading volume is rising and trader mentality has become pessimistic.
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Dow, S&P rise on strong retail data

Dow, S&P rise on strong retail data

The S&P 500 and the Dow gained ground in a late rally Thursday as upbeat retail sales data offset recessionary fears and simmering U.S.-China trade tensions.
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Israel bars U.S. lawmakers visit after Trump weighs in

Israel bars U.S. lawmakers visit after Trump weighs in

Israel will bar a visit by U.S. Democratic Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump called on Israel not to let them in.
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Walmart, strong retail sales boost Wall Street

Walmart, strong retail sales boost Wall Street

U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, as strong July retail sales data and Walmart’s upbeat results eased some fears about the economy slipping into recession.
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Gibraltar frees Iranian tanker, raising hopes of ship swap

Gibraltar frees Iranian tanker, raising hopes of ship swap

Gibraltar has released the supertanker Grace 1, which Britain seized last month, paving the way for a swap with the tanker Iran's holding.
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Madoff whistleblower targets GE

Madoff whistleblower targets GE

General Electric shares dropped sharply Thursday after fraud investigator Harry Markopolos, who blew the whistle on Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, said GE was concealing deep financial problems.
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Climbers must be trained to tackle Everest, panel says after deaths

Climbers must be trained to tackle Everest, panel says after deaths

Nepal must make training and experience in high altitude climbing mandatory for all climbers on Mount Everest and other high peaks, a government panel said on Wednesday, following the deadliest climbing season in four years. Mia Womersley reports
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As Jack Ma eyes an exit, Alibaba beats forecasts

As Jack Ma eyes an exit, Alibaba beats forecasts

Jack Ma plans to step down as Alibaba boss in September, but he's signing off with a set of forecast-beating results.
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UK: online boosts retail, but ASDA warns on Brexit

UK: online boosts retail, but ASDA warns on Brexit

British retail sales unexpectedly edged up in July, helped by strong online spending. But ASDA, the UK supermarket arm of Walmart, has become the latest to warn on how Brexit uncertainty is hitting customers.
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A day in the life of Hong Kong's volunteer medics

A day in the life of Hong Kong's volunteer medics

As Hong Kong's protests get increasingly violent, a group of first aiders from all different backgrounds are volunteering their time to help keep the city safe. This is their story.
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Epstein autopsy report shows broken neck: WashPo

Epstein autopsy report shows broken neck: WashPo

The autopsy into financier Jeffrey Epstein, who died in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, found his neck had been broken in several places, the Washington Post reported late on Wednesday. Jonah Green has more.
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Malaysian police say Irish-French girl probably died from hunger, stress

Malaysian police say Irish-French girl probably died from hunger, stress

Malaysian authorities on Thursday said a Irish-French girl whose body was found near a jungle stream had died from internal bleeding probably due to prolonged hunger and stress. Mia Womersley reports
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