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Trump says he is willing to shut government unless wall is funded: Politico

November 28, 2018 - 7:32am
U.S. President Donald Trump said he would "totally be willing" to shut down the federal government unless Congress authorized $5 billion to fund his long-promised border wall along the U.S. southern border with Mexico, according to a Politico interview released on Wednesday.
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Analysis shows Brexit deal is best for Britain: PM May

November 28, 2018 - 7:28am
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday her government's analysis of various Brexit scenarios showed that the deal she negotiated with Brussels was the best to deliver on a 2016 referendum and to protect the economy.
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Stopping Brexit would leave Britain fractured: finance minister

November 28, 2018 - 7:26am
Stopping Britain's exit from the European Union would leave the country fractured even though this would be the best outcome for the economy, the finance minister Philip Hammond said.
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Two U.S. pipelines rack up violations, threaten industry growth

November 28, 2018 - 7:20am
Energy Transfer LP and its Sunoco pipeline subsidiary have racked up more than 800 state and federal permit violations while racing to build two of the nation's largest natural gas pipelines, according to a Reuters analysis of government data and regulatory records.
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U.S. official urges Europe to consider more Russia sanctions

November 28, 2018 - 7:15am
The United States wants its European allies to consider further sanctions against Russia over the situation in Ukraine, the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations said on Wednesday.
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Penny for your corn? Stingy trade-war aid irks U.S. farmers

November 28, 2018 - 7:11am
Iowa corn farmer Bob Hemesath jokes that the government check he expects as compensation for his trade-war losses will soon allow him to splurge on upscale coffee in town instead of his usual burnt gas-station brew.
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Exclusive: EPA refinery biofuel waiver program on hold pending review - sources

November 28, 2018 - 7:05am
The Trump Administration has temporarily frozen a program meant to exempt small oil refineries in financial distress from the U.S. biofuels law, as it reviews the scoring system to evaluate applications, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
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Putin says he hopes to meet Donald Trump at G20 in Argentina

November 28, 2018 - 6:43am
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he hoped to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Argentina later this week and to talk about trade barriers.
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Factbox: Existing EU sanctions against Russia over turmoil in Ukraine

November 28, 2018 - 6:40am
European Union leaders meeting for a summit in Brussels in December are expected to extend for another year the bloc's main economic sanctions against Russia over Ukraine.
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'Unruly' young boy upstages Pope Francis

November 28, 2018 - 6:24am
A young boy upstaged Pope Francis on Wednesday, escaping from his mother and running onto the papal podium at a general audience, tugging on the hand of a Swiss guardsman and playing behind the pontiff's chair.
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Chinese geneticist reveals another "potential" gene-edited pregnancy

November 28, 2018 - 6:19am
A Chinese scientist at the center of an ethical storm over what he claims are the world's first genetically edited babies said on Wednesday he is proud of his work and revealed there was a second "potential" pregnancy as part of the research.
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Russia to deploy new missiles to Crimea as Ukraine tensions rise

November 28, 2018 - 5:40am
Russia said on Wednesday it would send more of its advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Crimea and a Reuters reporter saw a Russian warship deploying nearby as tensions with Ukraine rose over Moscow's seizure of Ukrainian navy ships.
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Arms firms show off wares as Japan eyes more F-35 stealth jets

November 28, 2018 - 5:27am
Global arms firms showed off on Wednesday their wares in Japan as it prepared a plan to buy billions of dollars of U.S. military equipment, including at least 40 Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighters worth about $4 billion, four sources said.
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Doomed Lion Air jet was 'not airworthy' on penultimate flight

November 28, 2018 - 5:00am
A Lion Air jet that crashed into the sea off Indonesia last month was not in an airworthy condition on its second-to-last flight, when pilots experienced similar problems to those on its doomed last journey, investigators said on Wednesday.
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Contender: Saudi Arabia nabs new China oil demand, challenges Russia's top spot

November 28, 2018 - 4:54am
Saudi Arabia is set to expand its market share in China this year for the first time since 2012, with demand stirred up by new Chinese refiners pushing the kingdom back into contention with Russia as top supplier to the world's largest oil buyer.
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World stocks climb to one-week high on hopes of trade reconciliation

November 28, 2018 - 4:47am
Hopes for a thaw in U.S.-China trade relations at the upcoming G20 summit helped world shares inch to a one-week high on Wednesday, though fears of a no-deal outcome weighed on European bourses and kept the dollar firm for the fourth day in a row.
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Chain reaction of blasts kills 23 in China's latest industrial accident

November 28, 2018 - 4:30am
A series of blasts during the delivery of a flammable gas at a chemical manufacturer in China on Wednesday killed 23 people and injured at least 22, the latest casualties in a series of industrial accidents that has angered the public.
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Russian navy ship moves toward sea shared by Ukraine and Russia: Reuters reporter

November 28, 2018 - 4:06am
A Russian navy ship, the Vice-Admiral Zakharin minesweeper, was moving toward the Sea of Azov from the Black Sea on Wednesday, a Reuters reporter said.
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Bitcoin gains 6 percent as it heads for best day since July

November 28, 2018 - 3:45am
Bitcoin bounced more than 6 percent on Wednesday, climbing above $4,000 and heading for its biggest daily jump since July as it clawed back ground after recent heavy selling.
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'Put Putin in his place', Ukrainian ambassador tells Germany

November 28, 2018 - 3:34am
Ukraine's top diplomat in Germany urged Berlin and other Western states to punish Russia by extending sanctions, banning energy imports and putting the NordStream 2 gas pipeline on hold after Moscow seized three Ukrainian ships near Crimea.
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