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U.S. condemns latest Hong Kong violence, urges both sides to de-escalate

4 hours 21 min ago
The United States on Monday condemned "unjustified use of deadly force" in the latest Hong Kong violence and urged police and civilians alike to de-escalate the situation, a senior Trump administration official said.
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Back to jail, or run for president: the legal maze facing Brazil's Lula

4 hours 23 min ago
In allowing Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to walk out of jail last week, Brazil's Supreme Court has blown open a legal labyrinth that could see the leftist former president return to prison just as easily as run for election again.
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Brazil reform process can withstand Lula release, regional tensions: Treasury Secretary

4 hours 23 min ago
The recent release from prison of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and upsurge in political instability across Latin America will not hinder Brazil's economic reform process, a senior Economy Ministry official said on Monday.
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Trade uncertainty pushes down S&P 500, Nasdaq

4 hours 29 min ago
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq stock indexes fell from record highs on Monday as uncertainty about progress in the U.S.-China trade talks again rose to the fore following comments by President Donald Trump, while a jump in Boeing Co shares helped keep the Dow Jones Industrial Average little changed.
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Iraq expresses regret at protester deaths, defends handling of unrest

4 hours 48 min ago
Iraqi officials expressed "deep regret" on Monday at the death of protesters during weeks of unrest but defended Baghdad's handling of the situation.
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Southwest will speed up inspections of 38 used 737 airplanes after FAA concerns

4 hours 59 min ago
Southwest Airlines Co said Monday it will complete inspections on 38 737 airplanes it acquired from foreign air carriers by Jan. 31 that may not meet all U.S. aviation safety requirements.
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OAS to meet on Bolivia situation on Tuesday

5 hours 21 min ago
The Organization of American States plans to hold a special meeting on the situation in Bolivia at its Washington headquarters on Tuesday, the OAS said on Monday after the resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales.
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WeWork begins search for a new CEO: sources

5 hours 23 min ago
WeWork has started a search for a new chief executive following the departure of its co-founder Adam Neumann, people familiar with the matter said on Monday, as the U.S. office-sharing start-up seeks to reverse its widening losses.
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U.S. urges Bolivian lawmakers to accept Morales resignation soon

5 hours 33 min ago
The United States on Monday urged Bolivia's legislative assembly to meet "sooner rather than later" to formally accept the resignation of President Evo Morales and begin a civilian-led transition to fill the country's political vacuum.
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Vindman shouldn't fear retaliation over Ukraine testimony -Pentagon's Esper

5 hours 36 min ago
U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman should not fear retaliation over his testimony to Congress in its impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told a small group of reporters on Monday.
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Trump to meet with vaping industry as he mulls tighter regulation

5 hours 44 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he will be meeting with vaping industry representatives as his administration considers tightening e-cigarette regulations amid a nationwide outbreak of vaping-related injuries and deaths.
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EU urges Iran to comply with nuclear accord or face action

5 hours 48 min ago
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, France, Germany and Britain on Monday urged Iran to stick to the 2015 nuclear agreement with major powers or face action which could include the reimposition of sanctions.
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Trump: Bolivia events boost democracy, send signal to Venezuela, Nicaragua

5 hours 50 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said the resignation of Evo Morales as Bolivia's president preserves democracy in that country and sends a signal to "illegitimate regimes" in Venezuela and Nicaragua.
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Twitter wants your feedback on its deepfake policy plans

5 hours 54 min ago
Social media platform Twitter on Monday unveiled its plan for handling deepfake videos and other manipulated media, and called for feedback from the public.
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Saudi promo video labels feminism, atheism, homosexuality as extremist ideas

5 hours 58 min ago
A promotional video published by Saudi Arabia's state security agency categorizes feminism, homosexuality and atheism as extremist ideas, even as the conservative Muslim kingdom seeks to promote tolerance and attract foreigners.
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S&P 500, Nasdaq dip on trade uncertainty; Boeing lifts Dow

5 hours 59 min ago
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq stock indexes slipped from record highs on Monday as uncertainty about progress in the U.S.-China trade talks again rose to the fore following comments by President Donald Trump, while a jump in Boeing shares helped the Dow Jones Industrial Average eke out a gain.
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Google secret project gathers health data of millions of Americans: WSJ

6 hours 16 min ago
Alphabet Inc's Google is teaming up with a health-care company on a secret project to collect personal health-related information of millions of Americans across 21 states, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
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Morales' exit leaves Bolivia power vacuum, splits region

6 hours 20 min ago
Looting and roadblocks convulsed Bolivia on Monday after President Evo Morales' resignation ended 14 years of socialist rule and left a power vacuum his opponents scrambled to fill.
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Trump fumes over impeachment probe as public hearings approach

6 hours 23 min ago
President Donald Trump seethed on Monday as Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives prepared to enter a crucial new phase - the first public hearings - in their impeachment inquiry centered on his request that Ukraine investigate political rival Joe Biden.
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Former U.S. top diplomat Rice concerned by shadow diplomacy on Ukraine

6 hours 23 min ago
Condoleezza Rice, a secretary of state under Republican President George W. Bush, said on Monday reports of an unofficial U.S. policy being carried out in Ukraine were "deeply troubling."
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