Boris Johnson maintains lead in UK leadership race

Boris Johnson maintains lead in UK leadership race

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson advanced on the prize of Britain's top political job on Tuesday, winning 126 votes in the second round of a contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.
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ICE to remove ‘millions’ of illegal immigrants: Trump

ICE to remove ‘millions’ of illegal immigrants: Trump

President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. authorities would begin next week removing millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally.
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Angela Merkel has a shaking fit

Angela Merkel has a shaking fit

The German Chancellor was seen shaking uncontrollably during a visit by Ukraine's president.
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Hong Kong leader says sorry again, protesters reject apology

Hong Kong leader says sorry again, protesters reject apology

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has issued another apology for introducing an extradition bill that has seen more than a million people take to the streets in protest. But pro-democracy groups rejected the public apology and demanded she step down. Mia W
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Former soccer boss held in Qatar World Cup probe

Former soccer boss held in Qatar World Cup probe

French police are questioning Michel Platini, the former head of European soccer association UEFA, over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. It was a shock win for the tiny Gulf nation, and a corruption probe is underway.
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After cars, now planes are starting to go electric

After cars, now planes are starting to go electric

Israeli startup Eviation on Tuesday unveiled an electric plane able to take nine people over six hundred miles on a single charge. But big hurdles remain in the way of electric flight.
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Facebook to launch bitcoin digital currency rival

Facebook to launch bitcoin digital currency rival

Facebook plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra next year as part of its wider efforts to expand beyond social networking into e-commerce and global payments. Conway G.
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Another American tourist dies in Dominican Republic

Another American tourist dies in Dominican Republic

A New Jersey man is the latest American tourist to die while vacationing in the Dominican Republic. Joseph Allen is the latest of at least eight U.S. vacationers to have died in the country in the past year.
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Greece, Cyprus pressure EU to act over Turkey gas drilling as Ankara digs in

Greece, Cyprus pressure EU to act over Turkey gas drilling as Ankara digs in

Cyprus and Greece heaped pressure on the EU on Tuesday to take action against Turkey over gas drilling in disputed waters, as Ankara said it would step up exploration in a move that could further strain ties with Western allies.
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The Strait of Hormuz: A flashpoint for war

The Strait of Hormuz: A flashpoint for war

Recent attacks on cargo vessels have put the focus on a shipping lane responsible for about a fifth of the world's oil exports. But in reality, this place is a powder keg for a much larger confrontation between Iran and the United States, and the pre
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Ex-UEFA head Platini detained in Qatar World Cup probe

Ex-UEFA head Platini detained in Qatar World Cup probe

The former soccer star is being questioned by French police over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament to Qatar.
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How human excrement is helping Kenyan farmers

How human excrement is helping Kenyan farmers

Kenyan farmer Victor Kyalo's chickens have doubled the number of eggs they are laying. The reason? Human excrement.
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Retail Apocalypse? Not so fast...

Retail Apocalypse? Not so fast...

Retail brands are investing once again in physical locations with exclusively online brands opening up stores and traditional outlets rethinking their physical retail space.
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Trump to launch re-election campaign in Florida

Trump to launch re-election campaign in Florida

President Donald Trump on Tuesday formally launches what may be an uphill battle to persuade voters to give him four more years in office, as he bets a strong U.S. economy will outweigh voter concerns about his unorthodox style and polarizing policie
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No-deal Brexit chills send pound to a five-month low vs euro

No-deal Brexit chills send pound to a five-month low vs euro

Signs that arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson may be a step closer to becoming Britain's next prime minister sent the pound tumbling to a five-month low versus the euro on Tuesday as investors worried about the risks of a hard exit from the European Union.
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Palestinians poised for riches from Israeli firm

Palestinians poised for riches from Israeli firm

Palestinian engineers working for Israeli chip designer Mellanox Technologies are poised to share a $3.5 million payout when the company's takeover by U.S. chip supplier Nvidia Corp is completed.
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Draghi shock hits euro, boosts stocks

Draghi shock hits euro, boosts stocks

European shares rallied and the euro took a sharp hit on Tuesday in a knee-jerk reaction to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's comments indicating a possibility of new rate cuts or asset purchases.
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Former Egyptian leader Mursi dies in court

Former Egyptian leader Mursi dies in court

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, the first democratically elected head of state in Egypt's modern history, died on Monday from a heart attack after collapsing in a Cairo court while on trial on espionage charges, authorities and a medical sou
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The great Fed debate: to cut rates or not

The great Fed debate: to cut rates or not

Facing persistent pressure from President Trump and financial markets to lower interest rates, the Federal Reserve holds a two-day meeting this week which could lay the groundwork for a rate cut later this year. Conway G.
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Trump Mideast peace plan proving unpopular in Jordan

Trump Mideast peace plan proving unpopular in Jordan

U.S. President Donald Trump's long-promised "Deal of the Century" to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is still secret, though leaked details suggest it dumps the idea of a full Palestinian state in favor of limited self-rule in part of the Oc
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U.S. to send more troops to the Middle East

U.S. to send more troops to the Middle East

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat from Iran.
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Shots fired during Toronto Raptors victory parade

Shots fired during Toronto Raptors victory parade

Close to 2 million fans cheered the NBA champion Toronto Raptors in a victory celebration that united the nation, but the party was marred by a shooting that seriously wounded two people. Freddie Joyner reports
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S&P ends flat

S&P ends flat

The S&P 500 closed flat Monday as investors awaited a Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to lay the groundwork for an interest rate cut later this year.
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Fed won't move in June - Caron

Fed won't move in June - Caron

Ahead of the central bank policymakers meeting this week, Washington Crossing's Kevin Caron tells Reuters' Fred Katayama the Federal Reserve may further back away from its hawkish position adopted last year.
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Egypt's ex-president Mursi dies in court

Egypt's ex-president Mursi dies in court

Egypt's state television said on Monday the country's former president Mohamed Mursi has died while on trial.
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Vatican to consider married priests in Amazon

Vatican to consider married priests in Amazon

A Vatican document on Monday said the Church should consider ordaining older married men as priests in remote areas of the Amazon, a historic shift which some say could pave the way for their use in other areas where clergy are scarce.
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Nigeria suffers triple suicide attack

Nigeria suffers triple suicide attack

At least 30 people have been killed in a triple suicide attack in northeast Nigerian state of Borno, state emergency officials said on Monday in the biggest mass killing this year by suicide bombers.
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Huawei expects $30 billion hit from U.S. ban

Huawei expects $30 billion hit from U.S. ban

Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei on Monday revealed the expected damage from a U.S. clampdown.
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Sold! Billionaire Patrick Drahi will buy Sotheby's for $3.7 bln

Sold! Billionaire Patrick Drahi will buy Sotheby's for $3.7 bln

Patrick Drahi, the billionaire behind telecoms and media group Altice, has agreed to buy art auction house Sotheby's in a deal worth $3.7 billion on an enterprise value basis.
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Iran to breach allowed uranium limit

Iran to breach allowed uranium limit

Iran said on Monday it would breach internationally agreed limits on its stock of low-enriched uranium in 10 days -- a move likely to strain already high tensions with Washington.
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Paris Air Show opens under cloudy skies for planemakers

Paris Air Show opens under cloudy skies for planemakers

Planemakers gather at the Paris Air Show from Monday, but the industry's outlook isn't as festive as in some past years.
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Freed Hong Kong activist joins calls for leader to quit

Freed Hong Kong activist joins calls for leader to quit

Joshua Wong walked free from prison after serving five weeks for contempt of court, and has demanded that the city's leader Carrie Lam steps down.
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Israel launches 'Trump Heights' on Golan

Israel launches 'Trump Heights' on Golan

Israel has unveiled "Trump Heights", a new community named after U.S. President Donald Trump on a contested frontier with Syria.
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Activists revisit Stonewall to rekindle its spark

Activists revisit Stonewall to rekindle its spark

A police raid on a New York City bar in 1969 galvanized what would become an American gay rights movement that fifty years later can boast unparalleled advances, but activists say they still face a long road ahead.
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Deutsche Bank wants to dump assets into 'bad bank'

Deutsche Bank wants to dump assets into 'bad bank'

Deutsche Bank is planning to overhaul its trading operations by creating a so-called bad bank to hold tens of billions of euros of non-core assets, a source close to the matter said on Monday.
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German town backs Merkel's CDU, rejects AfD in vote for mayor

German town backs Merkel's CDU, rejects AfD in vote for mayor

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Sunday won a run-off vote for mayor in a small town in the east of the country, beating the far-right Alternative for Germany party. Mia Womersley reports
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Lufthansa shares tumble after profit warning

Lufthansa shares tumble after profit warning

Lufthansa shares sank as much as 11 percent on Monday morning after a late Sunday warning that profits could fall far short of forecasts.
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Hong Kong tense after massive protest

Hong Kong tense after massive protest

A day after an estimated 2 million protesters hit the streets in Hong Kong, democracy activist Joshua Wong walks free from prison and vows to join the movement. Protesters are demanding Carrie Lam, the city's Beijing-backed leader, scrap a controvers
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Father of missing backpacker pleads for help in Australia

Father of missing backpacker pleads for help in Australia

At a press conference in Australia, the father of missing teenager Theo Hayez asks for help after his son disappeared more than two weeks ago. He was backpacking in the country and was last seen in Byron Bay, a coastal town north of Sydney.
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Millions struggle in 'unprecedented' South American blackout

Millions struggle in 'unprecedented' South American blackout

Argentine President Mauricio Macri called the massive blackout that left tens of millions in South America without power on Sunday "unprecedented", and promised a thorough investigation.
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Trump launches tweet storm ahead of TV interview

Trump launches tweet storm ahead of TV interview

U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial interview with ABC News - snippets of which shook both sides of the political aisle when released last week - airs in its entirety Sunday night, and was given something of a drumroll on Twitter by Trump him
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'Full range of options' on the table against Iran - Pompeo

'Full range of options' on the table against Iran - Pompeo

After blaming Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that while America does not want a war with Iran, a military response is on the table.
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Sudan's Bashir charged on corruption in first public appearance since ousting

Sudan's Bashir charged on corruption in first public appearance since ousting

Sudan's ex-president Omar al-Bashir was charged with corruption-related offenses on Sunday as he appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown in April.
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Carrie Lam issues apology to angry HK protesters

Carrie Lam issues apology to angry HK protesters

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologised on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of black-clad protesters maintained calls for her to resign over her handling of a bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial.
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Midwest farmers struggle with a rainy season

Midwest farmers struggle with a rainy season

Storms this year have left millions of acres unseeded across the Midwest and put the crops that were planted at a greater risk for damage from severe weather. Havovi Cooper and Tom Polansek report.
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Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's embattled leader steps down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decad
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Target hit by nationwide payment outage

Target hit by nationwide payment outage

Target Corp on Saturday said it was working on a problem that prevented customers in the United States from paying for their purchases.
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Residents from Ukraine's rebel-held east travel to Russia for passports

Residents from Ukraine's rebel-held east travel to Russia for passports

The first group of residents from the breakaway city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine travelled on Friday to Russia's Rostov region to receive passports under simplified procedures introduced by President Vladimir Putin.
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