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Soldiers patrol Zimbabwe streets after deadly protests over economy

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 6:14am
Soldiers patrolled Zimbabwe city streets on Tuesday and confrontations with demonstrators threatened to boil over, as the government offered public workers more money a day after protests over the country's collapsing economy turned deadly.

Factbox: Britain's parliament faces biggest decision since World War Two

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 5:43am
Britain's parliament faces its biggest decision since World War Two on Tuesday: whether to back Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal, a vote that will influence the country's prosperity for generations to come.

China issues travel warning for Canada after 'arbitrary detention' of national

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 4:24am
China on Tuesday issued a travel advisory for Canada, warning its citizens to "fully evaluate risks" and exercise caution when traveling there.

China signals more stimulus as economic slowdown deepens

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 4:21am
China on Tuesday signaled more stimulus measures in the near term as a tariff war with the United States took a heavy toll on its trade sector and raised the risk of a sharper economic slowdown.

Hundreds of Hondurans set off toward United States in new caravan

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 4:08am
Hundreds of Honduran migrants began the long trek north on Monday, part of new U.S.-bound caravan that hopes to succeed even as a previous wave of Central Americans were unable to quickly enter the United States.

Japan's Olympic Committee head denies impropriety in 2020 bid procedures

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 3:46am
The head of Japan's Olympic Committee confirmed that he had been questioned by French authorities in December on Tuesday but repeated his denial there was anything improper about Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Games and vowed to prove his innocence.

Factbox: Britain's big Brexit vote - What happens in parliament?

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 3:31am
Prime Minister Theresa May must win a vote in parliament to get her Brexit deal approved, or risk seeing Britain's exit from the European Union descend into chaos.

Trump: 'I never worked for Russia'

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 2:52am
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he never worked for Russia, his first direct denial after a media report that the FBI in 2017 investigated whether he acted against U.S. interests.

Merkel has given no extra assurances to May on Brexit: German spokesman

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 2:37am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered no concessions to British Prime Minister Theresa May on Brexit, a German government spokesman said on Tuesday, categorically denying a report in Britain's The Sun newspaper.

Confederate monument's pedestal ordered removed at university in North Carolina

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 1:46am
The pedestal for a Confederate monument called Silent Sam that has been a flashpoint for demonstrations at a North Carolina university will be removed, the school's president said on Monday, nearly five months after protesters toppled the statue.

Take a second look, Britain's May urges lawmakers before Brexit vote

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 7:22pm
British Prime Minister Theresa May urged lawmakers on Monday to take a "second look" at her deal to leave the European Union, a last-ditch effort to win over a parliament that looks set to reject the agreement.

Factbox: Britain's Brexit vote - How many lawmakers are backing PM May?

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 7:22pm
Britain's parliament is debating whether to support Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, a decision which will define Britain's departure from the European Union and set the course for the country's economy.

U.S. government shutdown drags into fourth week amid stalemate

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 7:18pm
President Donald Trump on Monday rejected a Republican call for temporarily reopening shuttered U.S. government agencies in order to encourage negotiations with Democrats on border security issues, as a partial government shutdown limped through its 24th day.

Trump's attorney general nominee vows to shield Russia probe from politics

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 7:16pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr, will pledge at his confirmation hearing to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe and stress his own independence from the White House, according to prepared testimony released on Monday.

First U.S. crude cargoes head to China since trade breakthrough: sources

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 7:09pm
Three cargoes of U.S. crude are heading to China from the U.S. Gulf Coast, trade sources said on Monday, the first departures since late September and a 90-day pause in the two countries' trade war that began last month.

Global auto leaders urge Trump administration to end trade turmoil

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 6:55pm
Auto executives gathered in Detroit on Monday called on the Trump administration and Congress to resolve trade disputes, and end the government shutdown, saying political uncertainty is costing the industry.

'El Chapo' dreamed of biopic for years before capture, says trial witness

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 6:52pm
Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was interested in directing a movie about his life story as early as 2007, long before his well-known meeting with U.S. actor Sean Penn and Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo in 2015, jurors in Guzman's U.S. trial heard on Monday.

Asian shares on defensive, sterling braces for Brexit vote

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 6:51pm
Asian shares were on back foot on Tuesday as an unexpected drop in China's exports heightened worries about the global economy while the British pound braced for a showdown in parliament over the government's Brexit plan.

China court sentences Canadian to death as diplomatic row deepens

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 6:50pm
A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a Canadian man to be executed for drug smuggling, prompting Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to accuse China of using the death penalty arbitrarily.

PG&E prepares bankruptcy filing after California wildfires

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 6:50pm
PG&E Corp , owner of the biggest U.S. power utility by customers, said on Monday it is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as soon as this month amid pressure from potentially crushing liabilities linked to California's catastrophic wildfires in 2017 and 2018.