Nations agree on global climate pact rules

Nations agree on global climate pact rules

Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.
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Argentina crisis sees businesses cut costs, but not workers

Argentina crisis sees businesses cut costs, but not workers

Like many Argentinean businessmen, Marco Meloni is doing everything he can to avoid laying off staff at his textile factory despite a slump in sales, more than 70 percent interest rates and soaring utility bills. The reason? He doesn't have the money
Will Senegal's new railway go anywhere?

Will Senegal's new railway go anywhere?

Work has begun on Senegal's new landmark railway, but critics say it's a waste of time and money.
North Korean envoy arrives in U.S. for talks with Pompeo

North Korean envoy arrives in U.S. for talks with Pompeo

North Korea's top nuclear negotiator arrives in Washington for talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a possible encounter with President Donald Trump aimed a laying the groundwork for a second U.S.-North Korea summit.
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One dead and one injured in Texas church shooting

One dead and one injured in Texas church shooting

Police are searching for a man they say fatally shot his wife in the parking lot of a church, as well as shooting and critically injuring his daughter.
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Trump cancels Davos delegation

Trump cancels Davos delegation

U.S. President Donald Trump cancelled the U.S. delegation to World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Thursday.
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Trump nixes Pelosi travel in shutdown fight

Trump nixes Pelosi travel in shutdown fight

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday stopped House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi from using a military plane for an overseas trip, in a tit for tat after the Democratic leader’s suggestion he postpone the State of the Union address durin
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Wall Street rallies on trade hopes

Wall Street rallies on trade hopes

U.S. stocks advanced on Thursday as hopes of a resolution to the trade dispute between the United States and China boosted industrial shares and lifted investor sentiment.
Microsoft commits $500 mln for housing in Seattle

Microsoft commits $500 mln for housing in Seattle

Microsoft gave half a billion dollars to address the affordable housing crisis in Seattle's suburbs, the Eastside of King County and the Puget Sound.
Facebook blocks accounts

Facebook blocks accounts

Facebook removed hundreds of Russia-initiated accounts, including some linked to state-owned news agency Sputnik.
Car bomb kills at least nine in Colombia

Car bomb kills at least nine in Colombia

A car bomb exploded at a police academy in Colombia's capital Bogota on Thursday, killing at least nine people and wounding over 20 in an attack that prompted fears of a return to the country's violent past.
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Trump missile defense review calls out N.Korea

Trump missile defense review calls out N.Korea

President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated.
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Cohen says he rigged polls for Trump

Cohen says he rigged polls for Trump

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, said on Thursday he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data “at the direction of and for the sole benefit of” Trump. Jonah Green is on the story.
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Vanguard founder John Bogle dies at 89

Vanguard founder John Bogle dies at 89

John Bogle, the pioneer of low-cost investing who founded the Vanguard Group, died at the age of 89. Fred Katayama looks back at his legacy.
Toddler trapped for days in Spanish water well

Toddler trapped for days in Spanish water well

Spanish emergency services were on Thursday working to rescue a toddler trapped in a well since Sunday (January 13).The two-year-old boy was seen falling into the well as his family walked through a private estate in Totalan, Malaga, in southern Spai
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Britain searches for Brexit 'Plan B'

Britain searches for Brexit 'Plan B'

Britain's last-minute scramble to shape its exit from the EU, its biggest policy upheaval in half a century, hit the rocks on Thursday as Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn dug in their heels for competing visions.
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Hitachi halts UK nuclear project as energy supply crunch looms

Hitachi halts UK nuclear project as energy supply crunch looms

Japan's Hitachi put a $28 billion nuclear power project in Britain on hold on Thursday, dealing a blow to the country's plans for the replacement of ageing plants.
Weak bond trading hurts Morgan Stanley results

Weak bond trading hurts Morgan Stanley results

Morgan Stanley's quarterly profit and revenue missed Wall Street's targets, sending its shares lower. As Fred Katayama reports, its trading revenue fell unlike that of archrival, Goldman Sachs.
Congolese Ebola survivor gives birth to healthy baby

Congolese Ebola survivor gives birth to healthy baby

In a rare case that's surprised doctors, a pregnant woman who was infected with ebola virus has now given birth to a healthy baby.
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Start-up Bamboo Airways launches in crowded Vietnam market

Start-up Bamboo Airways launches in crowded Vietnam market

Bamboo Airways launches its long-delayed maiden commercial flight to become the fifth Vietnamese airline, heightening competition in the aviation sector of a southeast Asian nation emerging as a popular tourist destination.
California foie gras ban upheld, producers lament

California foie gras ban upheld, producers lament

French producers are crying foul after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to overturn California's ban on foie gras, the delicacy derived from force-fed geese.
SocGen warning, Huawei frictions drag European shares

SocGen warning, Huawei frictions drag European shares

A profit warning from Societe Generale and new frictions over Chinese tech giant Huawei weighed on European shares on Thursday, as investors turned their focus to the start of the earnings season.
UK Lotus cars to be 'Made in China' at new Geely plant - documents

UK Lotus cars to be 'Made in China' at new Geely plant - documents

The Chinese owner of Lotus plans to start producing the British sports car brand in China for the first time with the opening of a new 9 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) factory in Wuhan city, company job advertisements and government documents showed.
U.S. proposes laws targeting Huawei and ZTE

U.S. proposes laws targeting Huawei and ZTE

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers have introduced bills that would ban the sale of U.S. chips or other components to Huawei, ZTE or other Chinese telecommunications companies that violate U.S. sanctions or export control laws.
Greek PM narrowly wins confidence vote

Greek PM narrowly wins confidence vote

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won a confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday, clearing a major hurdle for Greece's approval of an accord to end a dispute over Macedonia's name and averting the prospect of a snap election.
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