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Man who threatened to bomb Harvard ceremony for black students faces sentencing

July 17, 2019 - 6:10am
An Arizona man faces sentencing on Wednesday after admitting he made online threats to bomb Harvard University and shoot students at its first commencement ceremony for African-Americans, saying he wanted to "end their pro-black agenda."
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Bills targeting China's Huawei introduced in Congress

July 17, 2019 - 5:37am
Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills on Tuesday to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, amid concern about President Donald Trump's easing of curbs on the Chinese firm.
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Bills targeting China's Huawei introduced in U.S. Congress

July 17, 2019 - 5:16am
Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills on Tuesday to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, amid concern about President Donald Trump's easing of curbs on the Chinese firm.
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U.S. to 'support efforts' by South Korea, Japan to end worsening dispute

July 17, 2019 - 4:58am
The United States will "do what it can do" to help defuse a worsening political and economic dispute between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, as South Korea warned that the row would have global repercussions.
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Debt and dollar in demand, sterling and stocks stricken on trade war and Brexit

July 17, 2019 - 4:51am
Resurgent trade tensions, concern over the outlook for corporate America and the growing risk of a chaotic Brexit in the United Kingdom dampened appetite for equities on Wednesday while keeping alive interest in the dollar and government bonds.
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As Fed nears rate cut, policymakers debate how deep, and even if

July 17, 2019 - 4:33am
With the first U.S. interest rate reduction in a decade expected later this month, two Federal Reserve policymakers sketched out arguments on Tuesday on how deep the cut should be, even as a third said she needs more data before being ready to sign on at all.
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From Viet Cong to Team USA: Hanoi garment factory's Olympic transformation

July 17, 2019 - 3:57am
When Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen started work at the No. 40 Garment Factory, it was still producing boots and uniforms for the Vietnamese army, just as it had done during the Southeast Asian country's long war with the United States.
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U.S. diplomat vows to help South Korea, Japan resolve worsening dispute

July 17, 2019 - 3:32am
The United States will "do what it can do" to help defuse a worsening political and economic dispute between South Korea and Japan, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday, as South Korea warned that the row would have global repercussions.
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War risk costs drag on UAE marine fuel sales, benefit Singapore: trade sources

July 17, 2019 - 3:29am
Shippers trying to minimize time in the Middle East after oil tanker attacks pushed up insurance costs are scaling back purchases of marine fuels from the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Fujairah oil hub, trade sources said.
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Suu Kyi's bid to reform charter sparks rival protests in Myanmar

July 17, 2019 - 2:42am
Hundreds of people demonstrated in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, on Wednesday in support of proposed constitutional amendments that would reduce the power of the military.
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Making sense of chaos? Algos scour social media for clues to crypto moves

July 17, 2019 - 2:33am
After months of relative calm in cryptocurrency markets, bitcoin exploded back into life in April with its sharpest price jump in over a year - but few people could convincingly explain why.
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How lithium-rich Chile botched a plan to attract battery makers

July 17, 2019 - 2:31am
In March 2018, the Chilean government unveiled big news: Corporate investors, including South Korean electronics giant Samsung, would build three factories in Chile to produce battery parts for electric vehicles.
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Asia shares subdued, dollar supported as sterling suffers

July 17, 2019 - 1:55am
Asian shares drifted off on Wednesday as anxious investors awaited more earnings reports from corporate America, while the dollar held firm in the wake of robust U.S. retail data and a Brexit-driven dive in the pound.
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U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military leaders over Rohingya abuses

July 17, 2019 - 1:28am
The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States.
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Asia shares subdued, dollar benefits as sterling suffers

July 16, 2019 - 11:06pm
Asian shares drifted off on Wednesday as anxious investors awaited more earnings reports from corporate America, while the dollar held firm in the wake of robust U.S. retail data and a Brexit-driven dive in the pound.
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Retired U.S. Justice John Paul Stevens dies, leaving liberal legacy

July 16, 2019 - 10:43pm
Former Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the liberal wing as the court moved to the right, died on Tuesday at age 99.
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Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at age 99

July 16, 2019 - 9:53pm
Former Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the liberal wing as the court moved to the right, died on Tuesday at age 99.
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Jeffrey Epstein's treatment is 'worse' because of his wealth, his lawyers say

July 16, 2019 - 9:26pm
Prosecutors have singled out Jeffrey Epstein for harsher treatment than other defendants because he is rich, lawyers for the American financier claimed on Tuesday in arguing that Epstein should be freed while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
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Trump administration plans to divert $40 million in aid to Venezuela's opposition

July 16, 2019 - 9:19pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration plans to divert more than $40 million in humanitarian aid for Central America to support the U.S.-backed opposition in Venezuela, according to an internal document obtained by Reuters on Tuesday.
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Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies

July 16, 2019 - 9:11pm
Former Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court who later became an outspoken leader of the liberal wing as the court moved to the right, died on Tuesday at age 99, the court said in a statement.
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