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Melbourne no longer 'most liveable city'

BBC News - August 13, 2018 - 7:01pm
It's the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit survey.
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As Canada faces rising gun violence, tighter laws are a tough sell

Reuters News - August 13, 2018 - 6:56pm
Rising violence in Canada has prompted calls for the federal government to tighten gun laws but tougher regulations could cause a political backlash in a country where 2 million people are licensed to own a firearm.
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Boy at New Mexico compound died in ritual ceremony, prosecutors say

Reuters News - August 13, 2018 - 6:49pm
A 3-year-old boy whose remains were found buried at a New Mexico desert compound died during a ritual to "cast out demonic spirits," other children living there told investigators, a prosecutor said in court on Monday.
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Florida man charged in 'stand your ground' shooting

Reuters News - August 13, 2018 - 6:14pm
A Florida man was charged with manslaughter on Monday in a fatal shooting during an argument about a parking spot, a case that made headlines when police initially declined to arrest him due to the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law.
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Major Tesla owner Fidelity trimmed stake last quarter: SEC filing

Reuters News - August 13, 2018 - 6:10pm
Major Tesla Inc shareholder, Fidelity Investments, cut its stake in the electric automaker by 21 percent during the second quarter, before Chief Executive Elon Musk announced his plan to take the company private earlier this month.
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Cuba begins public debate on modernizing Cold War-era constitution

Reuters News - August 13, 2018 - 5:58pm
Cuba on Monday began a rare public discussion to overhaul its Cold War-era constitution, a process the government is calling participatory democracy at its best and opponents are branding a fraud.
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Prosecutors rest case against Manafort on trial's 10th day

Reuters News - August 13, 2018 - 5:52pm
U.S. prosecutors on Monday rested their case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after 10 days of testimony alleging how he avoided taxes on at least $16 million of income and lied to banks to maintain an extravagant lifestyle once his work for pro-Kremlin politicians in Ukraine dried up.
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Keeping Tesla shares may not be an option for some big funds

Reuters News - August 13, 2018 - 5:48pm
Elon Musk wants to take Tesla Inc private, but some of his big investors may not be able to follow.
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U.S. economy seen strong in 2018, to slow in 2019: CBO

Reuters News - August 13, 2018 - 5:35pm
U.S. economic growth will probably accelerate this year before slowing in 2019 to well below the Trump administration's 3 percent target as a fiscal stimulus fades, congressional researchers projected on Monday.
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Bill asks Pentagon to examine more options for stopping North Korean missiles

Reuters News - August 13, 2018 - 5:32pm
A bill signed by President Donald Trump on Monday asks the Pentagon to pursue more options for defeating U.S.-bound North Korean missiles by using radar and more missiles to spot and shoot down inbound threats.
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Trump aide Bolton met Turkish envoy to discuss U.S. pastor: White House

Reuters News - August 13, 2018 - 5:16pm
White House national security adviser John Bolton met on Monday with Turkey's ambassador to the United States to discuss Turkey's detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson, the White House said.
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Boy at New Mexico compound died in ritual ceremony: prosecutors

Reuters News - August 13, 2018 - 5:14pm
A young boy whose remains were discovered buried at a New Mexico desert compound died during a ritual ceremony to "cast out demonic spirits," other children found at the remote homestead told investigators, a prosecutor said in court on Monday.
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US pushes back on foreign takeover deals

BBC News - August 13, 2018 - 5:11pm
The US has strengthened its power to review and block business deals, with an eye to China.
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U.S. rests its case against former Trump aide Manafort

Reuters News - August 13, 2018 - 5:05pm
U.S. prosecutors on Monday rested their case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after 10 days of testimony detailing how he avoided taxes on at least $16 million of income and lied to banks to maintain an extravagant lifestyle once his work for pro-Kremlin politicians in Ukraine dried up.
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Wall Street dragged down by fall out from Turkey's plunging lira

Reuters News - August 13, 2018 - 4:41pm
U.S. stocks dropped on Monday as global jitters from Turkey's plummeting currency spread to Wall Street, with the S&P 500 and the Dow falling for the fourth session in a row.
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White House adviser Hassett: U.S. monitoring Turkey situation 'very closely'

Reuters News - August 13, 2018 - 4:36pm
White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on Monday the Trump administration is monitoring the financial situation in Turkey "very closely" after the Turkish currency fell sharply against the dollar in recent days.
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Trump signs defense policy bill with watered-down China measures

Reuters News - August 13, 2018 - 3:49pm
U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill on Monday that authorizes military spending and includes watered-down controls on U.S. government contracts with China’s ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.
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Oil edges lower as Cushing build adds to demand fears

Reuters News - August 13, 2018 - 3:25pm
Oil prices fell on Monday after data suggested inventories at the U.S. crude delivery hub rose in the latest week, compounding worries that troubled emerging markets and trade tensions will dent the outlook for fuel demand.
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Musk talking to Saudi fund, others as he seeks Tesla buyout financing

Reuters News - August 13, 2018 - 3:24pm
Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Monday a July 31 meeting with Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund convinced him he could secure funding to take the electric car-maker private, but that he was still talking to the fund and other investors as he seeks to nail down financing.
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Afghanistan forces beef up defense of flashpoint city

Reuters News - August 13, 2018 - 3:13pm
Afghan security forces backed by U.S. advisers and air strikes fought on Monday to drive Taliban fighters out of the flashpoint city of Ghazni, where hundreds of people have been killed or wounded during four days of fighting.
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