May suffers embarrassing start to parliamentary debate

May suffers embarrassing start to parliamentary debate

British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered embarrassing defeats on Tuesday at the start of five days of debate over her plans to leave the European Union that could determine the future of Brexit and the fate of her government.
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Australia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Australia formally recognized West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy on Saturday.
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Flynn shouldn't have lied to FBI -- Mueller

Flynn shouldn't have lied to FBI -- Mueller

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn did not need to be warned against lying to the FBI and does not deserve sentencing leniency because he received no warning, U.S. prosecutors said in a court filing on Friday.
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Wall Street tumbles on global economic worries

Wall Street tumbles on global economic worries

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J&J shares nosedive on baby powder worries

J&J shares nosedive on baby powder worries

Johnson & Johnson lost as much as $47 billion in market value Friday after Reuters reported the healthcare giant knew its baby powder was contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos for decades.
China to halt added tariffs on U.S.-made cars

China to halt added tariffs on U.S.-made cars

China will temporarily suspend additional 25 percent tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts starting in January.
Yemen truce lets aid into lifeline Hodeidah port

Yemen truce lets aid into lifeline Hodeidah port

Yemenis in Hodeidah are daring to hope for some respite from the war, as aid floods into the crucial lifeline port. The country's warring parties have agreed a ceasefire in the city at U.N. talks in Sweden.
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'Of course' Trump knew payments were wrong: Cohen

'Of course' Trump knew payments were wrong: Cohen

U.S. President Donald Trump directed hush payments to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign and knew the actions were wrong, his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said in a television interview that aired on Friday. Jonah Green has more.
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Ukrainian church prepares to cut Russian ties

Ukrainian church prepares to cut Russian ties

The Ukrainian security service has been raiding Orthodox Christian churches in the country, saying it suspects Russia-aligned clergy of spreading religious hatred. It comes before a council in Kiev on Saturday at which Ukrainian priests will establis
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Starbucks to offer coffee delivery

Starbucks to offer coffee delivery

Starbucks is partnering with UberEats for delivery from about 3,500 U.S. stores and is nearly doubling its outlets in China over the next four years, but forecast that same-store sales would remain steady, sending shares down 3 percent.
Louis Vuitton makes surprise bid on luxury hotels

Louis Vuitton makes surprise bid on luxury hotels

LVMH has agreed to buy the Belmond luxury hotel chain, marking a big expansion of a previously niche hotels business for the Louis Vuitton parent. Julian Satterthwaite and Lisa Jucca reports.
Company walks fine line to revive Colombia emerald mine

Company walks fine line to revive Colombia emerald mine

A tiny company is trying to breathe new life into a fabled, four-century-old Colombian emerald mine without triggering unrest among wary locals who fear being shut out of the tunnels where they hunt for gems and make a meagre living.
Strasbourg shooting probe turns to associates

Strasbourg shooting probe turns to associates

Strasbourg's Christmas market is reopening after a police shootout killed Cherif Chekatt, the gunman who slew several people there on Tuesday. French prosecutors say the investigation is now focused on whether the religious extremist had accomplices.
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Climate ideals clash with coal realities at Polish-led U.N. talks

Climate ideals clash with coal realities at Polish-led U.N. talks

Poland's decision to host the COP 24 negotiations to revive the 2015 Paris agreement on phasing out fossil fuel has laid bare the tension between high-minded goals and business realities.
Dozens of graves desecrated in Jewish cemetery in France

Dozens of graves desecrated in Jewish cemetery in France

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner condemned an attack on a Jewish cemetery in eastern France in which dozens of graves were daubed with swastikas.
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Insolvent Air Berlin's administrator sues Etihad for up 2 bln euros

Insolvent Air Berlin's administrator sues Etihad for up 2 bln euros

German airline Air Berlin's insolvency administrator is suing Abu Dhabi's Etihad, its former owner, for damages of up 2 billion euros ($2.26 billion), a Berlin court said on Friday.
Thousands of Hungarians continue to protest so-called 'slave law'

Thousands of Hungarians continue to protest so-called 'slave law'

Thousands of Hungarians protested in Budapest on Thursday (December 13), resuming demonstrations that started on Wednesday (December 12) against new legislation governing labor regulations.
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A Dutch church is holding a marathon service to block a family's Christmas deportation

A Dutch church is holding a marathon service to block a family's Christmas deportation

Worshippers at a church in the Netherlands have been holding round-the-clock prayer services for more than six weeks to prevent an Armenian family from being deported, hoping for a Christmas miracle.
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Paying the price of progress in China

Paying the price of progress in China

Wang Zhaohong worked on a demolition crew in Shenzhen at the turn of the century, clearing the way for the once-tiny border village to become a bustling metropolis. Now, suffering from a lung disease, the bedridden 50-year-old says the work he did wi
France plans Renault CEO hunt as board frays over Ghosn -sources

France plans Renault CEO hunt as board frays over Ghosn -sources

Reuters Exclusive: The French government is, according to sources, seeking candidates to replace Renault's embattled boss Carlos Ghosn, as board members began to voice doubts about keeping him in office following his indictment in Japan for suspected
World stocks tumble on weak economic data from China and Europe

World stocks tumble on weak economic data from China and Europe

Stocks worldwide tumbled on Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe fanned concerns of a global economic slowdown and left investors fretting over the wider impact of a still-unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute.
Seven-year-old girl dies after Border Patrol arrest

Seven-year-old girl dies after Border Patrol arrest

A seven-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock hours after she was taken into U.S. Border Patrol custody, U.S. Custom and Border Protection told the Washington Post on Thursday.
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Croatia suffers from lack of workers, struggles to catch up with rest of EU

Croatia suffers from lack of workers, struggles to catch up with rest of EU

Croatia is suffering a severe labour shortage, most glaringly in its booming seaside tourist resorts, that is compounding obstacles to economic growth and dimming hopes of catching up with more developed European Union peers.
U.S. Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia - and Trump

U.S. Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia - and Trump

The US Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Trump on Saudi Arabia, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Suspect in Strasbourg attack killed in gun battle with police -officials

Suspect in Strasbourg attack killed in gun battle with police -officials

The suspected gunman, who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg on Tuesday, has been killed, two police sources said on Thursday. Chris Dignam has more.
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