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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Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned he will target the U.S. with new missiles if Washington deploys land-based weapons in Europe.
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Michael Cohen to testify before U.S. House panel

Michael Cohen to testify before U.S. House panel

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify in a public hearing before a U.S. congressional committee on February 27.
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Actor Jussie Smollett is charged with lying to police after claiming he was attacked and beaten by two masked men. Chicago police are now seeking his arrest.
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USCG officer planned mass attack: prosecutors

USCG officer planned mass attack: prosecutors

Federal authorities arrested a self-proclaimed white nationalist living in a Maryland suburb after he planned to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country," court documents showed on Wednesday.
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Release of Mueller report up to Barr: Trump

Release of Mueller report up to Barr: Trump

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the release of any report on the Russia investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be totally up to U.S. Attorney General William Barr. Trump's comment came as CNN reported that the Justice Departmen
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Supreme Court backs ‘excessive fines’ ban

Supreme Court backs ‘excessive fines’ ban

In a decision that may curb the rise of financial penalties and property seizures in the U.S. criminal justice system, the Supreme Court on Wednesday for the first time ruled that the U.S. Constitution's ban on "excess fines" applies to states as wel
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Samsung's $2,000 foldable phone

Samsung's $2,000 foldable phone

Samsung will release a folding smart phone in April that works with the next-generation 5G networks and will cost almost $2,000.
North Korea diplomats sidelined ahead of talks

North Korea diplomats sidelined ahead of talks

Veteran North Korean diplomats are being sidelined from nuclear talks ahead of a second summit with the United States.
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Wall Street ends higher after Fed minutes

Wall Street ends higher after Fed minutes

U.S. stocks ended higher on Wednesday as the release of the Federal Reserve's minutes from its January meeting showed policymakers thought pausing on U.S. interest rate hikes posed little risk.
Google fails to disclose microphone in Nest device

Google fails to disclose microphone in Nest device

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday it had made an “error” in not disclosing that its Nest Secure home security system had a built-in microphone in its devices.
Microsoft discovers hacking targeting democratic institutions in Europe

Microsoft discovers hacking targeting democratic institutions in Europe

Microsoft discovered hacking targeting democratic institutions, think tanks and non-profit organizations in Europe and plans to offer a cyber security service.
South Africa pledges $4.9 bln Eskom bailout

South Africa pledges $4.9 bln Eskom bailout

South Africa will give state power utility Eskom 69 billion rand ($4.9 billion) over three years, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said while delivering the key part of the country's budget on Wednesday.
Three UK Conservatives quit party over Brexit

Three UK Conservatives quit party over Brexit

Three pro-EU lawmakers from Britain's governing Conservatives quit over the government's "disastrous handling of Brexit" on Wednesday, in a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's attempts to unite her party around plans to leave the European Union.
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Venezuelans turn to smuggling across Colombia border to survive

Venezuelans turn to smuggling across Colombia border to survive

Scores of smugglers cross illegal paths on the border between Venezuela and Colombia daily to sell products like food, medicine and scrap metal in order to feed themselves and their families.
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UBS to appeal after fined 5.1 billion dollars in French tax fraud case

UBS to appeal after fined 5.1 billion dollars in French tax fraud case

A French court found Swiss bank UBS AG guilty of illegally soliciting clients and laundering the proceeds of tax evasion, ordering it to pay 4.5 billion euros ($5.1 billion) in penalties. As Julian Satterthwaite reports, the bank says it will appeal
Danske Bank pulls out of Russia, Baltics after money-laundering backlash

Danske Bank pulls out of Russia, Baltics after money-laundering backlash

Danske Bank will pull out of Russia and the neighbouring Baltic states, the Danish lender said after Estonia ordered it to close the branch at the centre of one of the largest-ever money laundering scandals.
Government shutdown hurts Southwest Airlines

Government shutdown hurts Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines cut its forecast for a key revenue metric, citing weak passenger demand and a $60 million hit to first quarter sales from the partial government shutdown.
Saudi prince sees "useful returns" from expected $100 bln investment in India

Saudi prince sees "useful returns" from expected $100 bln investment in India

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday he saw investment opportunities of more than $100 billion in India over the next two years as he began his first official visit amid tensions between arch foes India and Pakistan.
'Ivory Queen' smuggler jailed for 15 years

'Ivory Queen' smuggler jailed for 15 years

A prominent Chinese businesswoman dubbed the “Ivory Queen” was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Tanzanian court on Tuesday (February 19) for smuggling the tusks of more than 350 elephants to Asia.
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Vatican to hold first-ever sex abuse conference

Vatican to hold first-ever sex abuse conference

Pope Francis will convene the Church's first conference solely about sex abuse this week. But victims and activists fear it won't touch senior clerics who cover up the crimes. Philip Pullella and Lucy Fielder report.
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UK markets: Lloyds, Glencore splash the cash

UK markets: Lloyds, Glencore splash the cash

Britain's FTSE 100 rose as Lloyds gained after promising to return cash to billions of pounds to shareholders and optimism prevailed around the China-U.S. trade talks. As David Pollard reports, commodities giant Glencore also announced its own share
Thousands of Parisians decry anti-Semitism after spike in attacks

Thousands of Parisians decry anti-Semitism after spike in attacks

People rallied across France after a surge of anti-Semitic attacks in recent weeks that culminated on Tuesday with vandals daubing swastikas and anti-Jewish slogans on dozens of graves in a Jewish cemetery.
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Sainsbury's-Asda deal in doubt as UK regulator raises big objections

Sainsbury's-Asda deal in doubt as UK regulator raises big objections

Sainabury's planned takeover of Walmart-owned Asda hits a roadblock as UK regulators call the deal into question over concerns about the range and quality of products the new enterprise would offer.
Hundreds protest for the legalization of abortion in Argentina

Hundreds protest for the legalization of abortion in Argentina

Protesters gathered in front of Argentina's National Congress calling for the government to legalize abortion, which they say would help stop violence against women.
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