Amazon picks New York City and Washington D.C. area for HQ2

Amazon picks New York City and Washington D.C. area for HQ2

Amazon chose America's financial and political capitals for its $5 billion new headquarters, saying it will build offices for up to 25,000 people.
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Vatican financial regulator leaves job after police raids

Vatican financial regulator leaves job after police raids

The head of the Vatican's financial regulator is leaving his job, the Vatican said on Monday, weeks after police raids on his organization as a part of a probe into possible crimes including money laundering, connected to a multi-million dollar real
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How Brexit blurs party lines in England's 'red wall'

How Brexit blurs party lines in England's 'red wall'

With the certainty that the UK will leave the EU under a Labour government in doubt, northern English towns that are traditionally staunch in favor of the party could make a historic swing to the right.
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Russia returns captured Ukrainian navy ships

Russia returns captured Ukrainian navy ships

Ukraine's military confirmed on Monday that Russia is returning three Ukrainian naval ships that it captured in the Kerch Strait in November 2018..
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Hong Kong police lay siege at fortified university

Hong Kong police lay siege at fortified university

Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets as they pinned protesters inside a university on Monday, as China warned the UK and other Western powers not to meddle in its affairs.
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Protesters block entrance at major Iraq port

Protesters block entrance at major Iraq port

Protesters have once again blocked the entrance to Iraq's Umm Qasr commodities port near Basra, preventing employees and tankers from entering and bringing operations down by 50%.
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Austria hit by heavy snow and flooding

Austria hit by heavy snow and flooding

Austrian authorities declared a state of emergency as the country was hit by heavy snow and flooding.
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Iran's Khamenei backs fuel price hike

Iran's Khamenei backs fuel price hike

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday backed the gasoline price rises that have caused nationwide protests, which he blamed on the Islamic Republic's opponents and foreign foes.
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Rugby star links Australia's bushfires to God's anger

Rugby star links Australia's bushfires to God's anger

Australia's prime minister on Monday rebuked former national rugby star, Israel Folau, who claimed recent deadly bushfires and a devastating drought were God's punishment for the country allowing same-sex marriage and abortion.
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North Korea's Kim supervises drills: state media

North Korea's Kim supervises drills: state media

State news agency KCNA reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised military drills twice in the last three days, as the U.S. and South Korea announced on Sunday that they would be postponing their joint drills. Reuters is unable to verif
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University president urges HK protesters to leave

University president urges HK protesters to leave

Protesters barricaded in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have been urged to leave in a statement from the university head published on Monday (November 18), as clashes saw police firing tear gas and water cannons yet again in the Chinese-ruled c
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Pelosi says Trump's actions 'so much worse' than Richard Nixon

Pelosi says Trump's actions 'so much worse' than Richard Nixon

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is amplifying her unfavorable comparison of President Donald Trump to fellow Republican Richard Nixon, saying that disgraced president at least cared enough about the country to leave office before his impeachment. Zac
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Bloomberg makes bombshell apology for "stop and frisk"

Bloomberg makes bombshell apology for "stop and frisk"

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg admitted he was wrong to support the "stop and frisk" police practice that ensnared disproportionate numbers of blacks and Latinos, apologizing to a largely African-American church on Sunday as he weighs a
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Impeachment witnesses to detail Trump's Ukraine call

Impeachment witnesses to detail Trump's Ukraine call

The first week of televised impeachment hearings did not feature witnesses with direct knowledge of a controversial phone call at the hear of the probe. That changes this week.
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U.S., South Korea postpone military drills in bid to bolster N.Korea peace effort

U.S., South Korea postpone military drills in bid to bolster N.Korea peace effort

The United States and South Korea announced on Sunday they will postpone upcoming military drills in an effort to bolster a stalled peace push with North Korea, even as Washington denied the move amounted to another concession to Pyongyang.
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'My right to breathe': Indian students protest against pollution

'My right to breathe': Indian students protest against pollution

School children in New Delhi took an environmental oath together on Sunday during a protest against poor air quality, days after schools were shut to protect students' health.
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Protesters and police clash at barricaded Hong Kong university

Protesters and police clash at barricaded Hong Kong university

Hong Kong's Polytechnic University was the focal point of violent clashes between police and protesters on Sunday.
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Sri Lanka's new president: war hero or criminal?

Sri Lanka's new president: war hero or criminal?

Former defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa has won Sri Lanka's presidential election, seen by some as a strong hand to protect the country against extremism, and by others as a man who should be tried for alleged war crimes.
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Britain's Prince Andrew 'categorically' denies sex claims

Britain's Prince Andrew 'categorically' denies sex claims

Britain's Prince Andrew has given a rare interview in a bid to draw a line under a scandal over his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and allegations he had sex with a teenage girl.
Upset with NFL, Kaepernick moves tryout

Upset with NFL, Kaepernick moves tryout

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled in protest during the National Anthem, is trying to get back in the game with NFL tryouts but Saturday's planned audition hit a snag. Conway G.
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Trump pardons Army officers, restores Navy SEAL's rank

Trump pardons Army officers, restores Navy SEAL's rank

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday pardoned two Army officers accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and restored the rank of a Navy SEAL platoon commander who was demoted for actions in Iraq, a move critics have said would undermine military justic
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White House budget official testifies in impeachment probe

White House budget official testifies in impeachment probe

Mark Sandy, the only official from the Office of Management and Budget to honor a request to testify by the Democratic-led House impeachment probe, testified Saturday in a closed-door hearing. Conway G. Gittens has the story.
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Death toll rises in Bolivia after soldiers move against protesters

Death toll rises in Bolivia after soldiers move against protesters

At least five people were killed in Bolivia on Friday as supporters of former President Evo Morales clashed with police in the rural region of Cochabamba, according to local media.
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Catalan separatists protest at Barcelona's main train station

Catalan separatists protest at Barcelona's main train station

A few hundred protesters gathered at Barcelona's main train station, Sants, on Saturday in the latest show of dissent after a Spanish court handed stiff sentences to nine Catalan separatist leaders last month.
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Paris police fire tear gas on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary

Paris police fire tear gas on 'yellow vest' protests anniversary

Paris police fired tear gas in northwestern and southern Paris on Saturday to drive back protesters marking the first anniversary of anti-government 'yellow vest' demonstrations.
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