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May in Brussels for 'detailed discussions' on Brexit with wary EU

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 2:07pm
British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Brussels on Wednesday for "detailed discussions" as she seeks to wring more concessions on Brexit from a skeptical European Union, her strategy further battered by the defection of three lawmakers.
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UBS CEO says French appeals process to take 'several years'

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 2:06pm
UBS Group expects its appeal of a French court verdict ordering the Swiss bank to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.10 billion) for aiding tax evasion to last years, Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti told staff in a memo.
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Shamima Begum will not be allowed here, Bangladesh says

BBC News - February 20, 2019 - 1:55pm
Bangladesh says there is "no question" of Shamima Begum being allowed into the country.
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Southwest shares drop as mechanics labor dispute escalates

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 1:18pm
Southwest Airlines Co's shares fell as much as 6 percent on Wednesday after the low-cost carrier said it was investigating whether a conflict with its mechanics union was leading to a spike in flight cancellations.
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Wall Street treads water ahead of Fed minutes

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 1:17pm
U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's minutes from its January meeting and details on trade talks between the United States and China.
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Could Huawei threaten the Five Eyes alliance?

BBC News - February 20, 2019 - 1:06pm
Different views about the threat posed by the Chinese firm pose risks to the intelligence alliance.
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U.S. dismisses Putin nuclear comments as 'propaganda'

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 12:54pm
The United States on Wednesday dismissed comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow would match any U.S. move to deploy new nuclear missiles closer to Russia as propaganda designed to divert attention from alleged Russian violations of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
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Abuse victims demand to see pope, call for bishops to be fired

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 12:48pm
Victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy demanded on Wednesday to meet Pope Francis to press their call for the Church to apply a zero tolerance policy including the dismissal of bishops who covered up such offences.
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CVS 2019 profit forecast a wide miss, shares fall 9 percent

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 12:34pm
CVS Health Corp on Wednesday forecast 2019 profit well below Wall Street forecasts due to weakness in its pharmacy business that serves long-term care facilities and slower than anticipated growth in drug prices, sending shares down as much as 9 percent.
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Exclusive: Kinder Morgan to expand Chicago ethanol hub to calm glut concerns - sources

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 12:32pm
Kinder Morgan Inc will expand barge-loading capacity at its ethanol terminal in Chicago to help relieve a supply glut there that is driving down global prices for the biofuel, three people briefed on the company's plans told Reuters.
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Consultant says unaware of fraud in U.S. House race in North Carolina

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 12:25pm
A political consultant told North Carolina's elections board on Wednesday he was not aware an operative working for their Republican candidate had devised an unlawful absentee ballot operation that investigators say was an effort to sway a close congressional race.
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White House readies panel to question security risks of climate

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 12:23pm
The White House is readying a presidential panel that would question U.S. military and intelligence reports showing human-driven climate change poses risks to national security, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.
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EU won't renegotiate Brexit deal: Spain foreign ministry source

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 12:18pm
The European Union will not agree to renegotiate the deal on Britain's exit from the bloc but there might be some margin of maneuver for a statement on the Irish backstop, a Spanish foreign ministry source told Reuters.
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EU's Juncker sees no Brexit breakthrough in Wednesday talks with PM May

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 12:17pm
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday reiterated he had no expectations of a Brexit breakthrough when he meets British Prime Minister Theresa May in the evening.
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Bangladesh on UK teenager in Syria: nothing to do with us

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 12:04pm
A teenager stripped of her British citizenship in Syria is nothing to do with Bangladesh and the matter is for the British to resolve, Bangladesh's interior minister said on Wednesday.
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Venezuela closes maritime border with Dutch islands to stop aid

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 12:02pm
Venezuela's government on Wednesday said it had closed the country's maritime border with the Dutch Caribbean islands due to the opposition's plan to bring in humanitarian aid this Saturday to alleviate an economic crisis it denies exists.
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Number of U.S. hate groups hits all-time high, watchdog says

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 11:58am
The number of hate groups operating in the United States rose 7 percent to an all-time high in 2018, reflecting an increasingly divisive debate on immigration and demographic change, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday.
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Islamic State nears defeat in last Syrian enclave

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 11:57am
Islamic State looked close to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday as civilians poured out and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said the remaining jihadists wanted to fight to the death.
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Trump administration to end fuel economy talks with California: official

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 11:54am
The Trump administration has decided to end negotiations with California over plans to roll back fuel economy rules, a government official confirmed on Wednesday.
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Global stocks up on Asia push, muted Wall St. eyes Fed minutes

Reuters News - February 20, 2019 - 11:53am
World stocks rose on Wednesday, hitting a four-month high on hopes for progress in trade talks between the United States and China, and a supportive backdrop from major central banks also helped push risk assets higher.
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