Floods in South Asia claim over 100 lives

Floods in South Asia claim over 100 lives

Floods have forced more than four million people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of monsoons wreaked havoc.
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A rising chorus against Facebook's new currency

A rising chorus against Facebook's new currency

Facebook will be defending its new cryptocurrency Libra before Congress as more voices join the chorus of opposition. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.
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GOP mostly silent as Trump intensifies 'squad' assault

GOP mostly silent as Trump intensifies 'squad' assault

The Republican leadership largely remains silent about President Donald Trump's amplified attacks on four minority Democratic congresswomen.
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Robots may beat humans back to the moon

Robots may beat humans back to the moon

As the United States races to put humans back on the moon for the first time in nearly 50 years, a NASA-funded lab in Colorado aims to launch robots there first to build telescopes that will look far into our galaxy and remotely operated by astronaut
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S&P 500 closes flat

S&P 500 closes flat

The benchmark S&P 500 index ended little changed in a choppy session on Monday after Citigroup kicked off the second-quarter earnings season with mixed results.
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Pick up cheap bank stocks - Scherrer

Pick up cheap bank stocks - Scherrer

Just after Citigroup released its earnings, Smead Capital Management's Tony Scherrer told Reuters' Fred Katayama bank stocks are alluring at cheap prices.
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Lab-grown steak could soon be on the menu

Lab-grown steak could soon be on the menu

If it cooks like a steak, smells like a steak and tastes like a steak, it must be a steak - but one that is not from a cow's body but is grown in the lab of an Israeli start-up.
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First Ebola case in Congo's Goma possible gamechanger - WHO

First Ebola case in Congo's Goma possible gamechanger - WHO

The World Health Organization warned on Monday that the first-detected Ebola case in Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern city of Goma could be a game changer in the scale of the outbreak.
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Threatened immigration arrests spur nationwide resistance

Threatened immigration arrests spur nationwide resistance

Fears of a widespread immigration crackdown over the weekend galvanized protests and calls for resistance by pro-immigrant groups and Democratic elected officials.
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Earnings rise at Citigroup

Earnings rise at Citigroup

Citigroup's quarterly profit and revenue rose and beat expectations Monday as the bank kicked off earnings season for the second quarter.
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Sports Direct delays results as House of Fraser deal backfires

Sports Direct delays results as House of Fraser deal backfires

British retailer Sports Direct has delayed publishing its annual results, warning problems integrating its purchase of House of Fraser stores and increased scrutiny of its accounts could affect the financial guidance it gave in December.
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Bitcoin drops more than 10% as scrutiny of cryptocurrencies grows

Bitcoin drops more than 10% as scrutiny of cryptocurrencies grows

Bitcoin slumped more than 10% over the weekend to a two-week low as fears of a crackdown of cryptocurrencies grew on mounting scrutiny of Facebook's planned Libra digital coin. Francis Maguire reports
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AB InBev shares slide after demise of IPO plans

AB InBev shares slide after demise of IPO plans

AB InBev shares fell Monday after the demise of its planned Hong Kong IPO.
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S.Africa's Zuma denies breaking law at corruption inquiry

S.Africa's Zuma denies breaking law at corruption inquiry

Former South African president Jacob Zuma has told a public inquiry into state corruption that he is a victim of a conspiracy by those who sought to oust him from power.
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Hong Kong leader calls protesters "rioters"

Hong Kong leader calls protesters "rioters"

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Monday protesters who clashed with police on the weekend were rioters, a legally loaded term in the city, and she supported the police in upholding the law and seeking perpetrators.
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Exclusive: U.S. firms may get nod to restart Huawei sales in two-four weeks - official

Exclusive: U.S. firms may get nod to restart Huawei sales in two-four weeks - official

The U.S. may approve licenses for companies to re-start new sales to Huawei in as little as two weeks, according to a senior U.S. official.
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China's growth slows to near three decade low

China's growth slows to near three decade low

China's economic growth slowed to 6.2% in the second quarter, its weakest pace in at least 27 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered in the face of mounting U.S. trade pressure.
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UK government launches scheme to train future trade negotiators

UK government launches scheme to train future trade negotiators

As Britain prepares to carry out its own trade negotiations for the first time in decades, the government has launched a scheme to recruit and train up school leavers as future trade experts.
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England captures first Cricket World Cup win

England captures first Cricket World Cup win

England fans were ecstatic after their cricket team beat New Zealand in an dramatic match that may go down as one of the most nail-biting in the sport's history. The team ended their 44-year wait for a 50-overs World Cup title by a tiebreaker.
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India halts historic moon mission at final hour

India halts historic moon mission at final hour

India delayed its Chandrayaan-2 moon launch with less than an hour to go before liftoff. The mission, if successful, would help India's aspirations to catch up with global space leaders the United States and China, and put it in a better position to
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Djokovic beats Federer in record Wimbledon final

Djokovic beats Federer in record Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 7-6 1-6 7-6 4-6 13-12 to win his fifth title at Wimbledon on Sunday, in the tournament’s longest final match ever.
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Trump to congresswomen: 'Go back' where you came from

Trump to congresswomen: 'Go back' where you came from

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told a group of mostly American-born Democratic congresswomen to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." Linda So reports.
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Trump quit Iran nuke deal "to spite Obama"

Trump quit Iran nuke deal "to spite Obama"

President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear pact to spite Barack Obama, according to Britain's Mail on Sunday, citing the former UK ambassador to Washington.
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Hong Kong anti-extradition protesters fire up fight in the suburbs

Hong Kong anti-extradition protesters fire up fight in the suburbs

Tens of thousands rallied in Hong Kong on Sunday driven by deep-seated anger at the government’s handling of an extradition bill, which has revived fears of Beijing attempting to erode freedoms in the former British colony.
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As waters warm, lionfish invasion strains Lebanon's seas

As waters warm, lionfish invasion strains Lebanon's seas

The invasion of lionfish, a predatory fish normally found in the waters of the Pacific and Indian oceans, is pushing environmentalists in Lebanon to urge fishermen to catch it and locals to eat it.
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Barry soaks Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm

Barry soaks Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm

Hurricane Barry weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall in Louisiana on Saturday, after a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier this week. Nathan Frandino has more.
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Activists brace for crackdown on immigrant families

Activists brace for crackdown on immigrant families

Activists are preparing for a nationwide wave of arrests of immigrants facing deportation that will commence on Sunday after U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday confirmed that the plan, intended to discourage a surge of Central American migrants, w
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Somali hotel attack kills at least 26 people

Somali hotel attack kills at least 26 people

Al Shabaab has claimed an attack on a hotel in the southern Somali port of Kismayo. Among at least 26 dead were prominent local officials and foreigners.
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Hong Kong protesters, police clash as demonstrations target Chinese traders

Hong Kong protesters, police clash as demonstrations target Chinese traders

Hong Kong protesters clashed with police on Saturday in a town near the boundary with mainland China where thousands rallied against the presence of Chinese traders.
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Barry, upgraded to hurricane, heads to Louisiana

Barry, upgraded to hurricane, heads to Louisiana

Hurricane Barry was churning off Louisiana on Saturday, poised to make landfall as the first Atlantic hurricane of 2019 in a westward shift that appeared to spare low-lying New Orleans from the massive flooding feared earlier this week.
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US regulators ok $5 billion Facebook settlement

US regulators ok $5 billion Facebook settlement

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion dollar settlement with Facebook over the social media giant's missteps in data privacy, according to a source. Jane Lanhee lee reports.
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Wall Street week ahead

Wall Street week ahead

Banks like Citigroup and JPMorgan kick off earnings season next week. Fred Katayama previews the week ahead.
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Wall Street notches record highs

Wall Street notches record highs

All three major indexes posted record closing highs Friday as solid expectations for an interest-rate cut from the Federal Reserve continued to propel shares ahead of next week's kickoff of the corporate earnings season.
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S&P 500 will soar to 3500 this year - Kramer

S&P 500 will soar to 3500 this year - Kramer

The S&P 500 will continue rallying to hit 3500 by year's end, Kramer Capital Research chief investment officer Hilary Kramer tells Reuters' Fred Katayama.
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Wave of immigrant arrests to start this weekend

Wave of immigrant arrests to start this weekend

A nationwide wave of arrests of immigrants facing deportation will commence this weekend, President Trump said on Friday, confirming that the plan, intended to discourage a surge of Central American migrants, was on track after a delay. Nathan Frandi
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Germans fret about Merkel after shaking episodes

Germans fret about Merkel after shaking episodes

"Does Merkel travel too much?" asked mass-selling daily Bild on Friday as Germans fret about the health of their chancellor, who sat rather than stood at a ceremony on Thursday after shaking for the third time in as many weeks when standing a day ear
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Pound headed for record 10th week of losses

Pound headed for record 10th week of losses

The pound edged higher on Friday but was set for a record 10th week of consecutive losses against the euro as weak data and the growing possibility of interest rate cuts after a chaotic Brexit kept investors sidelined.
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Ford, VW join forces on electric, autonomous cars

Ford, VW join forces on electric, autonomous cars

Ford and Volkswagen joined forces to develop autonomous and electric cars on Friday and said they were also looking at other areas of cooperation, deepening a global alliance to slash development and manufacturing costs.
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And the 'engineering Oscar' goes to... Bombardier's green wings

And the 'engineering Oscar' goes to... Bombardier's green wings

Sometimes called the 'Oscars of engineering', this year's MacAndrew award goes to Bombardier's Belfast unit for its light, fuel-saving jetliner wings.
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UK threatened with a "slap" in Iran tanker row

UK threatened with a "slap" in Iran tanker row

Iran has warned of consequences if Britain does not release an oil tanker seized off the coast of Gibraltar a week ago. In Tehran, some residents are backing such a retaliation.
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Budweiser’s IPO swagger turns into a drunk stumble

Budweiser’s IPO swagger turns into a drunk stumble

Budweiser Brewing Company APAC, the Asia-Pacific business of Anheuser-Busch InBev, has guided potential investors towards the bottom of a marketed pricing range for its up to $9.8 billion Hong Kong IPO, two people said.
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S-400s arrive in Turkey as it braces for U.S. sanctions

S-400s arrive in Turkey as it braces for U.S. sanctions

The first parts of a Russian S-400 missile defence system were delivered to NATO member Turkey on Friday a development set to escalate tensions with the United States.
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Daimler warns of Q2 earnings well below expectations

Daimler warns of Q2 earnings well below expectations

Luxury carmaker Daimler on Friday warned investors that it expected a second-quarter loss before interest and taxes of 1.6 billion euros ($1.80 billion).
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Sotheby's holds first-ever rare sneaker auction

Sotheby's holds first-ever rare sneaker auction

Auction house Sotheby's held a first-of-its-kind auction with 100 pairs of the rarest shoes ever produced up for grabs, including a replica of the futuristic self-lacing shoes from the 1989 sequel to Back To The Future and sneakers owned by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.
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Thomas Cook eyes Chinese rescue for tour unit

Thomas Cook eyes Chinese rescue for tour unit

British holiday firm Thomas Cook is in talks over a bailout for its ailing tour business by China's Fosun Tourism.
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In a snub to China, Taiwan's leader visits U.S.

In a snub to China, Taiwan's leader visits U.S.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in the United States on Thursday on a trip that has angered Beijing, warning that democracy must be defended and that the island faced threats from “overseas forces." Grace Lee reports.
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R. Kelly arrested in Chicago on federal charges

R. Kelly arrested in Chicago on federal charges

Grammy Award-winning singer R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago on federal sex crime charges on Thursday, according to NBC News.
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Biden assails Trump in foreign policy speech

Biden assails Trump in foreign policy speech

Former Vice President Joe Biden, in his first major foreign policy address as a Democratic presidential candidate, on Thursday blasted U.S. President Donald Trump's performance on the world stage as erratic and extreme. Jillian Kitchener has more.
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