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Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want one

11 hours 55 min ago
President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one, and that his country currently has the edge when it comes to a first nuclear strike.
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Not there yet but closer: Britain and EU haggling over Brexit compromise

12 hours 2 min ago
Britain and the European Union on Thursday played down the chances clinching an immediate Brexit divorce deal but diplomats said they were moving closer to a legal compromise that Prime Minister Theresa May hopes will win over the British parliament.
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Explainer: Britain's next Brexit flashpoint: What happens in parliament on Feb. 26-27?

12 hours 4 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces another trial by parliament next week when she must tell lawmakers what progress she has made in talks with the European Union, as patience in her party wears thin and the risk of a disorderly Brexit rises.
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Actor Jussie Smollett staged attack because he was unhappy with salary: police

12 hours 6 min ago
Actor Jussie Smollett claimed to be the victim of a racist and homophobic attack because he was dissatisfied with his salary on the hip-hop TV drama "Empire," Chicago's police chief said on Thursday.
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U.S. says not discussing removal of troops from Korean peninsula with North

12 hours 7 min ago
The United States is not discussing with North Korea the possibility of removing U.S. troops from the Korean peninsula and is unsure whether Pyongyang has decided to fully denuclearize, senior Trump administration officials said on Thursday.
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Charity says 24 Polish bishops covered up sex abuses of minors

12 hours 21 min ago
A Polish charity helping victims of child abuse committed by Catholic priests accused 24 bishops on Thursday of concealing perpetrators of sexual molestation of minors.
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U..S can quickly recover lost farm trade to China once deal clinched: Ag Secy

12 hours 23 min ago
The United States will be able to quickly recover lost markets for U.S. farm products to China once Washington and Beijing clinch a trade deal, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday.
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Wall Street dragged down by healthcare stocks, weak economic data

12 hours 33 min ago
U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, pressured by weak economic data and a drop in healthcare shares led by Johnson & Johnson, with investors keeping a close watch on U.S.-China trade talks.
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Huawei plan to fix British security fears due in H1 this year: executive

12 hours 38 min ago
Huawei will present a plan to address British security concerns about its equipment by the end of the first half of this year, a senior company executive said on Thursday, following criticism the Chinese firm has not moved fast enough to fix the issues.
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Russia charges top U.S. investor Michael Calvey with fraud

13 hours 3 min ago
Russian state prosecutors on Thursday formally charged top U.S. investor Michael Calvey, the founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group, with fraud, hours before Washington accused Moscow of denying its diplomats access to him.
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Russian wealth fund calls for detained U.S. investor to be freed from jail

13 hours 3 min ago
The head of Russia's sovereign wealth fund has appealed to a court in Moscow to move U.S. investor Michael Calvey and several other detained executives of the Baring Vostok private equity group to house arrest, the fund said on Thursday.
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Corbyn says PM May must seek customs union with EU to unlock Brexit

13 hours 11 min ago
British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday Prime Minister Theresa May must change her strategy and seek a close alliance with the European Union after Brexit to avert the dangerous prospect of an abrupt split.
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Nike shares slip, faces Twitter storm after sneaker fail

13 hours 12 min ago
Shares of Nike Inc fell nearly 2 percent on Thursday, a day after a sneaker worn by emerging basketball star Zion Williamson split in half 33 seconds into a hotly anticipated game between Duke University and North Carolina.
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Trump urges U.S. telecommunications companies to step up 5G systems

13 hours 29 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called on U.S. telecommunications companies to boost their work to build faster 5G wireless communications networks, saying they were lagging and at risk of being left behind other countries' efforts.
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Domino's sales growth, profit disappoint, shares fall 8 percent

13 hours 31 min ago
Domino's Pizza Inc missed Wall Street estimates for quarterly same-store sales growth on Thursday as it battled competition from food delivery companies and rival pizza chains, sending its shares down 8 percent.
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Global shares retain gains, Aussie felled by rates and coal woes

13 hours 34 min ago
Signs the United States and China were tackling some of the stickiest issues in their trade war kept world shares near a four-month high on Thursday, though it could not prevent a favorite Chinese proxy, the Aussie dollar, hitting the skids.
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U.S. business spending on equipment weakening

13 hours 36 min ago
New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods unexpectedly fell in December amid declining demand for machinery and primary metals, pointing to a further slowdown in business spending on equipment that could crimp economic growth.
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Wall St. set to open lower after economic data

13 hours 50 min ago
U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Thursday after disappointing economic data, while investors tracked U.S.-China trade talks amid signs that the two countries were tackling some of the stickiest issues in their trade war.
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Nike shares slip after college basketball star's sneaker rips

14 hours 12 min ago
Shares of Nike Inc fell nearly 2 percent on Thursday, a day after a sneaker worn by emerging basketball star Zion Williamson split in half 33 seconds into a hotly anticipated game between Duke University and North Carolina.
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U.S. weekly jobless claims fall, but trend weakening

14 hours 26 min ago
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell last week, but the four-week moving average rose to a more than one-year high, suggesting the labor market was slowing down.
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