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Trump administration sets 'new bar' for immigrants seeking asylum

July 15, 2019 - 10:06am
Immigrants seeking asylum in the United States from Mexico must now also first seek protection from a so-called third party country, the Trump administration said on Monday.
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Trump presses attack on Democratic 'squad' congresswomen, wants apology

July 15, 2019 - 10:05am
U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his attacks against four first-year Democratic congresswomen on Monday after earlier telling them to "go back" to the "places from which they came" in a series of weekend tweets that Democrats and other critics called racist.
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20 million children miss out on life-saving vaccines, U.N. warns

July 15, 2019 - 9:25am
More than one in 10 children - or 20 million worldwide - missed out last year on vaccines against life-threatening diseases such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus, the World Health Organization and the UNICEF children's fund said on Monday.
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Chinese data reassures, Citi starts earnings torrent

July 15, 2019 - 9:25am
Surprisingly upbeat economic soundings from China pushed world shares toward an 18-month high and steered the Aussie dollar upwards on Monday, as Citigroup delivered Wall Street's first heavyweight beat of the new earnings season.
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Wall Street set to open higher as banks rise after Citi results

July 15, 2019 - 9:15am
Wall Street was set to extend last week's gains at the open on Monday as second-quarter corporate earnings got off to an upbeat start with results from the third largest U.S lender, Citigroup, beating expectations.
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Gilead invests $5 billion to deepen ties with biotech Galapagos

July 15, 2019 - 8:47am
U.S. antiviral drugmaker Gilead Sciences will invest $5.1 billion in a major expansion of its partnership with Belgo-Dutch biotech Galapagos NV , news that lifted Galapagos's shares 18 percent to an all-time high on Monday.
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Factbox: The Galapagos drugs pipeline that has drawn in Gilead

July 15, 2019 - 8:41am
U.S. antiviral drugmaker Gilead Sciences will invest $5.1 billion in a major expansion of its partnership with Belgo-Dutch biotech Galapagos NV .
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Citigroup profit beats estimates on gains in consumer lending

July 15, 2019 - 8:28am
Citigroup Inc beat analysts' estimates for quarterly profit on Monday, as a tight lid on costs and strength in consumer lending helped the third-largest U.S. bank counter weakness in its trading business.
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Citigroup profit rises on gains in consumer lending

July 15, 2019 - 8:08am
Citigroup Inc reported a 7% rise in quarterly profit on Monday as lower costs and strength in consumer lending helped the Wall Street bank counter weakness in its trading business.
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Britain sees "small window" to salvage nuclear deal, Iran urges Europe to act

July 15, 2019 - 8:00am
Britain said on Monday there was a "small window" of time to save the Iran nuclear deal, as Tehran signaled it would ramp up its nuclear program -- seen by the West as a cover for making atomic bombs -- if Europe failed to do more to salvage the pact.
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Iran committed to nuclear deal as long as other parties stay committed: Foreign Ministry spokesman

July 15, 2019 - 8:00am
Iran will stay committed to a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers at the same level that the other signatories stay committed, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday, according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency.
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Ford, UAW to kick off contentious contract talks

July 15, 2019 - 7:11am
The United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Co will officially launch talks on a four-year contract on Monday that are expected to be contentious, with rising healthcare costs, job security and the use of temporary workers expected to be major sticking points.
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Retailers cash in on Amazon's 'free marketing' on Prime Day

July 15, 2019 - 7:05am
Amazon.com Inc's Prime Day is now a major marketing opportunity and shopping event in the annual calendar for other U.S. retail companies, rivaling the Thanksgiving holiday's Black Friday as a driver of sales.
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Gilead invests $5 bln to deepen ties with biotech Galapagos

July 15, 2019 - 6:48am
U.S. antiviral drugmaker Gilead Sciences will invest $5.1 billion in a major expansion of its partnership with Belgo-Dutch biotech Galapagos NV , news that lifted Galapagos's shares 18 percent to an all-time high on Monday.
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U.S. judge to hear financier Jeffrey Epstein's bid to get out of jail before trial

July 15, 2019 - 6:20am
Jeffrey Epstein, the American financier charged with sex trafficking underage girls, is expected to argue in court on Monday that he should be freed from jail and allowed to await trial under house arrest at his Manhattan mansion.
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Britain sees 'small window' to save nuclear deal, Iran presses Europe to act

July 15, 2019 - 6:13am
Britain said on Monday there was a "small window" of time to save the Iran nuclear deal, as Tehran signaled it would resume its nuclear program -- seen by the West as a cover for making atomic bombs -- if Europe failed to do more to salvage the pact.
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Trump may face more court battles over giving citizenship data to states

July 15, 2019 - 6:11am
U.S. President Donald Trump's order that all federal agencies provide citizenship data to the Commerce Department could open a new legal front over whether states can redraw their voting maps based on citizenship status.
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Trump weighs ousting Commerce Secretary Ross: NBC

July 15, 2019 - 5:47am
U.S. President Donald Trump has told aides and allies that he is considering removing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross after a Supreme Court defeat on adding a citizenship question to the census, NBC News reported (https://nbcnews.to/2XPQJ4B) on Monday.
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France's Le Drian says Europeans must stay united on Iran issue

July 15, 2019 - 5:42am
France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday that Europe had to remain united in trying to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, and said Tehran should reverse its decision not to comply with parts of the accord.
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Hold the beers: Budweiser APAC IPO hit by investor push-back

July 15, 2019 - 5:24am
Scepticism over AB InBev's high valuations doomed Budweiser APAC's IPO of up to $9.8 billion - poised to be the world's biggest this year - investors and bankers said, putting would-be floats on notice that careful pricing remains key to success.
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