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'I do not understand Mr. Giuliani's motives' - Quotes from Trump impeachment hearing

November 15, 2019 - 10:47am
The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee held its second public hearing on Friday in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The witness was Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.
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Trade optimism, earnings power Wall Street to fresh record high

November 15, 2019 - 10:44am
Wall Street's main indexes hit fresh record highs on Friday, led by gains in technology stocks as upbeat comments related to U.S.-China trade talks and solid earnings from semiconductor industry bellwether Applied Materials brightened sentiment.
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U.S. retail sales rebound; manufacturing output tumbles

November 15, 2019 - 10:40am
U.S. retail sales rebounded in October, but consumers cut back on purchases of big-ticket household items and clothing, which could temper expectations for a strong holiday shopping season.
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Trump attacks former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine as she testifies

November 15, 2019 - 10:26am
U.S. President Donald Trump attacked former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch in a series of tweets on Friday as she testified during an impeachment hearing investigating the Republican president's handling of Ukraine.
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OPEC+ faces 'major challenge' from competitors' surging output: IEA

November 15, 2019 - 10:22am
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies face stiffening competition in 2020, the International Energy Agency said on Friday, adding urgency to the oil producer group's policy meeting next month.
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Timeline: Amazon challenges Pentagon awarding $10 billion cloud deal to Microsoft

November 15, 2019 - 10:20am
Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it is contesting the Pentagon's award of an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal to Microsoft Corp , expressing concern that politics got in the way of a fair contracting process.
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Former U.S. envoy says corrupt Ukrainians found U.S. partners

November 15, 2019 - 9:54am
The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine told a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump on Friday that corrupt Ukrainians found Americans willing to work with them to oust her.
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U.S. retail sales rebound, but big-ticket purchases drop

November 15, 2019 - 9:43am
U.S. retail sales rebounded in October, but consumers cut back on purchases of big-ticket household items and clothing, which could temper expectations for a strong holiday shopping season.
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Bolivia's rival factions pursue dialogue to douse anger on streets

November 15, 2019 - 9:41am
Bolivia's rival political factions were pursuing dialogue on Friday to unsnarl a democratic crisis, to help calm anger on the streets of highland city of La Paz despite schools remaining closed and fuel deliveries disrupted by road blocks.
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North Korea calls U.S. Democrat Biden a 'rabid dog' nearing death

November 15, 2019 - 9:39am
North Korea's state media on Friday stepped up a personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for slandering its leader, calling the Democratic presidential candidate "a rabid dog" that needed to be put down.
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Wall Street hits record high at open on trade deal hopes, strong earnings

November 15, 2019 - 9:39am
Wall Street's main indexes hit record highs at open as upbeat comments related to U.S.-China trade talks and strong earnings from semiconductor industry bellwether Applied Materials helped lift the mood.
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U.S. envoy to Ukraine was 'smeared and cast aside,' Democrat tells impeachment hearing

November 15, 2019 - 9:36am
A second day of televised impeachment hearings opened on Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives with the spotlight on Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine branded "bad news" by President Donald Trump before he fired her.
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Factbox: Quotes from Trump impeachment hearing in U.S. House

November 15, 2019 - 9:36am
The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee held its second public hearing on Friday in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The witness was Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.
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Highway blockade reveals splits in Hong Kong protest movement

November 15, 2019 - 9:33am
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters partially unblocked a key highway on Friday and then blocked it again during the evening rush hour, exposing splits in a movement that has been largely leaderless in months of often violent unrest.
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Germany says two citizens detained in Hong Kong

November 15, 2019 - 9:33am
Two German citizens have been detained in Hong Kong and are receiving consular support, a source at the German foreign ministry said on Friday.
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Ex-finance chief Safadi agrees to be put forward as Lebanon's PM

November 15, 2019 - 9:25am
Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, has agreed to be Lebanon's prime minister if he wins the support of leading parties, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday.
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White House releases summary of April call with Ukraine's Zelenskiy

November 15, 2019 - 9:17am
The White House on Friday released a summary of an April phone call in which President Donald Trump congratulated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on his election win.
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Global debt to top record $255 trillion by year's end

November 15, 2019 - 8:39am
Global debt is on course to end 2019 at a record high of more than $255 trillion, the Institute of International Finance estimated on Friday -- nearly $32,500 for each of the 7.7 billion people on planet.
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Lebanon's Safadi agrees to be next PM amid economic crisis: Bassil

November 15, 2019 - 8:14am
Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, has agreed to be Lebanon's prime minister if he wins the support of leading parties, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday.
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In Lebanon, a renowned central bank governor faces attack

November 15, 2019 - 8:13am
It was 2008 and unlike many countries, Lebanon was sailing through the worst global downturn in 80 years largely unscathed.
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