Deadly shooting spree hits South Carolina police

Deadly shooting spree hits South Carolina police

Seven law enforcement officers were shot, one fatally, when a gunman unleashed a hail of fire on police from inside a home near Florence, South Carolina, sparking a two-hour siege that ended with the suspect's arrest, authorities say.
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women's healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program.
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Trump defends hush money as Cohen faces prison

Trump defends hush money as Cohen faces prison

Donald Trump on Monday defended hush money payments reported by his former lawyer, responding a day after Democratic lawmakers said the U.S. president could face impeachment and jail time if the transactions are proven to violate campaign finance law
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Macron offers concessions amid violent Paris protests

Macron offers concessions amid violent Paris protests

French President Emmanuel Macron offered concessions in a bid to quell chaotic protests that have gripped Paris in recent weeks - but also condemned violence and vowed he would not make any U-turns.
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Wall Street ends choppy day higher

Wall Street ends choppy day higher

Wall Street ended Monday's volatile session slightly higher with help from technology stocks, although bank stocks tumbled and uncertainty over Britain's exit from the European Union kept investors on edge about global growth.
Protesters disrupt U.S.-sponsored fossil fuel event at climate talks

Protesters disrupt U.S.-sponsored fossil fuel event at climate talks

A U.S.-sponsored event promoting fossil fuels on the sidelines of U.N. climate change talks was disrupted by protesters in Katowice, Poland on Monday.
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March 1 'hard deadline' for trade deal with China

March 1 'hard deadline' for trade deal with China

Unless U.S.-China trade talks wrap up successfully by March 1, new tariffs will be imposed, says U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.
Italy's Ferrero in race to buy Campbell's international business

Italy's Ferrero in race to buy Campbell's international business

Nutella maker, Ferrero, is interested in buying Campbell Soup's international business, two sources told Reuters.
Facing defeat, UK's May postpones key Brexit vote

Facing defeat, UK's May postpones key Brexit vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May abruptly decided on Monday to delay a key parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal after repeated warnings she faced a rout. Now Britain's plan to withdraw from the EU is, once again, anything but certain.
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Pound hits 20-month low after Britain's May aborts Brexit vote

Pound hits 20-month low after Britain's May aborts Brexit vote

Sterling tumbled to its weakest since April 2017 on Monday after British Prime Minister Theresa May pulled a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal with the EU, panicking investors about deepening political uncertainty in Britain. Pascale Davies repo
Long-distance trains in Germany halted due to strike

Long-distance trains in Germany halted due to strike

German rail workers staged a four-hour stoppage on Monday but their union said it would now pursue talks with operator Deutsche Bahn to resolve a dispute over pay. As Ciara Lee reports,long-distance rail traffic came to a standstill and commuter and
Thousands rally against Duterte's proposed martial law extension

Thousands rally against Duterte's proposed martial law extension

Activists marched to the presidential palace in Manila on International Human Rights Day to protest against President Rodrigo Duterte's proposed extension of martial law in Mindanao.
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Polish coal production expands despite environmental warnings

Polish coal production expands despite environmental warnings

The European Union's largest coking coal producer, Poland's JSW could increase output by between 2.5 and 3 million tonnes per year by acquiring assets, far exceeding its current plan to grow production to 18 million tonnes by 2030 from roughly 15 mil
Dutch hospitals stop importing body parts from U.S. donors

Dutch hospitals stop importing body parts from U.S. donors

Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing from U.S. body brokers - companies that secure bodies, often through donation, and sell the parts - due to ethical concerns.
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Stock selloff snowballs on fresh fears for world growth

Stock selloff snowballs on fresh fears for world growth

Losses on global stocks snowballed on Monday, with European markets following Asian peers lower as fresh signs emerged of slowing growth worldwide and fears grew that simmering U.S.-China tensions would torpedo chances of a trade deal. Sonia Legg rep
Trump's top choice for chief of staff not taking job

Trump's top choice for chief of staff not taking job

Nick Ayers, Donald Trump’s top choice to be his next chief of staff, is no longer in the running and the U.S. president is now considering at least two other candidates, sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday, the latest sign of a chaotic Wh
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Macron sits down with unions to calm 'yellow vest' clashes

Macron sits down with unions to calm 'yellow vest' clashes

French president Emmanuel Macron met with trade unions and local groups on Monday in a bid to ease the unrest that saw protests rife for a fourth weekend.
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Softbank's record IPO reaches $23.5 bln after extra share sale

Softbank's record IPO reaches $23.5 bln after extra share sale

SoftBank Group Corp is set to raise 2.65 trillion yen ($23.5 billion) in Japan's biggest-ever IPO - a share sale widely regarded as finalising the group's transition from domestic telco to a monolithic global tech investor.
Activists protest Duterte's planned extension of martial law in southern Philippines

Activists protest Duterte's planned extension of martial law in southern Philippines

Around a thousand activists marched to the presidential palace in Manila on International Human Rights Day, to protest against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's proposed extension of martial law in the south.
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Japanese chefs grapple with hybrid pufferfish

Japanese chefs grapple with hybrid pufferfish

Japanese scientists are worried about Fugu, the Japanese pufferfish that's famous as a delicacy but also infamous for carrying a highly toxic poison. Experts in Japan say that climate change is sowing confusion in the fishing industry with the arriva
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'Yellow vest' protests slow French economy, piling pressure on Macron

'Yellow vest' protests slow French economy, piling pressure on Macron

The anti-government protests convulsing France will slow growth to close to a standstill in the final quarter, the central bank said on Monday, complicating President Emmanuel Macron's task of finding concessions to placate the "yellow vest" movement
Saudi Arabia rules out extraditing Khashoggi suspects

Saudi Arabia rules out extraditing Khashoggi suspects

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has ruled out the extradition of suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Istanbul's chief prosecutor filed warrants for the arrest of two former senior Saudi officials. Emily Wither reports from Ist
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EU court says Britain can stop Brexit

EU court says Britain can stop Brexit

The European Union's top court ruled on Monday that the British government may unilaterally reverse its decision to leave the bloc, without consulting the other member states.
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These pests are big business in China

These pests are big business in China

Cockroaches are being bred by the billions in China, where it's hoped they could munch through hills of food scraps, provide nutritious food for livestock, and, some say, cure the common cold among other ailments.
Prosecutors indict Nissan, Ghosn: reports

Prosecutors indict Nissan, Ghosn: reports

Tokyo prosecutors have indicted Nissan along with its ousted Chairman Carlos Ghosn, according to domestic media.
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