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'Punch in the gut' as scientists find micro plastic in Arctic ice

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 9:11pm
Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution poses to marine life in even the remotest waters on the planet.

Thirteen U.S. states sue over new rule to limit legal immigration

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 8:51pm
A coalition of 13 U.S. states sued President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday, seeking to block a new rule that would drastically reduce legal immigration by denying visas to poor migrants.

Mexico pushes U.S. to designate El Paso shooting an act of terrorism

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 8:48pm
Mexico's government on Wednesday amplified its assertion that the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, was an act of terrorism against Mexicans, urging the United States to ensure the attack was designated as such.

As New York legal window opens, child sex abuse victims sue Catholic Church, others

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 8:45pm
Scores of people in New York state who were sexually abused as children sued institutions, including the Roman Catholic Church, on Wednesday, the first day a new law temporarily enabled them to file lawsuits over decades-old crimes.

Markets register a shock, but is Trump right to blame the Fed?

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 8:10pm
It takes a lot to kill an economic expansion, typically requiring a major shock to bring growth to a halt and trigger a U.S. recession.

Canada's Trudeau accepts he breached ethics rules, refuses to apologize

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 6:32pm
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday accepted a watchdog's report that he breached ethics rules by trying to influence a corporate legal case but refused to apologize, saying he had been trying to defend jobs.

Accused New Zealand gunman's letter from jail circulates online

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 5:45pm
The gunman accused of killing 51 people in New Zealand has written several letters from jail expressing his political and social views, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to say that should never have been allowed.

Criticism mounts of New Zealand mosque shooting response

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 5:45pm
After a lone gunman killed 51 mosque worshippers in March, New Zealand's outpouring of collective grief and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's heartfelt support for the Muslim community won praise around the world.

UK's Labour vows to bring down PM Johnson and delay Brexit

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 5:33pm
Britain's opposition Labour Party has urged rebel lawmakers in the ruling Conservatives to help block a no-deal Brexit by bringing down Prime Minister Boris Johnson's administration and allowing its leader Jeremy Corbyn to form a caretaker government.

Dow posts biggest one-day drop since October as recession fears take hold

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 4:10pm
Wall Street sold off sharply on Wednesday as recession fears gripped the market after the U.S. Treasury yield curve temporarily inverted for the first time in 12 years.

U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky spared jail after being found guilty of Stockholm brawl

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:33am
U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky was convicted in Sweden on Wednesday of assault over a Stockholm street brawl, but spared time in jail after a high-profile trial that had led President Donald Trump to accuse Sweden of treating him unfairly.

Hong Kong protesters offer apologies, China doubles down after airport clash

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:31am
China said on Wednesday Hong Kong's protest movement had reached "near terrorism", as more street clashes followed ugly scenes a day earlier at the airport where demonstrators set upon two men they suspected of being government sympathizers.

Deploying new U.S. missiles would be 'reckless act': North Korean media

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:17am
Any move by the United States to place new ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in South Korea could spark a "new Cold War" and an escalating arms race in the region, North Korean state media said on Wednesday.

Cathay Pacific says has fired two pilots over Hong Kong protests

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:16am
Cathay Pacific Airways has terminated the employment of two pilots, the company said on Wednesday, after it suspended them in the past week over their involvement in protests in Hong Kong.

U.S. issues travel advisory for Hong Kong, urges caution

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:15am
The U.S. State Department on Wednesday issued a travel advisory for Hong Kong, urging "increased caution in Hong Kong due to civil unrest."

Top Canada ethics watchdog says Trudeau broke conflict of interest rules

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:12am
Canada's top ethics watchdog on Wednesday ruled Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his officials had contravened conflict of interest rules by trying to influence a corporate legal case, dealing a blow to the ruling Liberals less than 10 weeks before an election.

Stocks, oil tank on growing signs of global slowdown

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:01am
Equity markets tanked and oil prices fell sharply on Wednesday after a closely watched bond indicator pointed to the growing risk of a U.S. recession that was heightened by data showing Germany's economy in contraction and China's worsening.

Child sex abuse victims sue Catholic Church, other groups in New York after change in law

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:59am
Dozens of people in New York state who were victims of sexual abuse as children sued institutions including the Roman Catholic Church in New York on Wednesday, the first day a new law temporarily enabled them to file lawsuits over decades-old crimes.

Wall Street tumbles on rising fears of recession

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:55am
Wall Street main indexes slid more than 2% on Wednesday, as a closely watched U.S. bond market indicator pointed to a renewed risk of recession following poor economic data from Germany and China.

U.S. import prices rebound, but trend remains subdued

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:37am
U.S. import prices unexpectedly rose in July, but the underlying trend continued to be weak, pointing to subdued imported inflation pressures.