International News

Suspected jihadists kill five Malian troops in ambush

Suspected jihadists killed five Malian soldiers on Wednesday in an ambush in the West African country's volatile center, the army said, the latest in a string of attacks targeting local security forces in the Sahel region.

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21.Aug.2019


Trump offers help as UK's Johnson asks Merkel to budge on Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal.

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21.Aug.2019


France now sees 'no deal' as baseline Brexit scenario: Elysee source

France believes 'no-deal' is now the most likely Brexit scenario after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson demanded the European Union reopen the divorce deal and drop the Irish backstop, an official in President Macron's office said on Wednesday.

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21.Aug.2019


Shock in Denmark after Trump, spurned over Greenland, cancels visit

Danes voiced shock and disbelief on Wednesday at U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a visit to Denmark after his idea to buy Greenland was rebuffed, although Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said she believed relations would not be affected.

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21.Aug.2019


China detains employee of Britain's Hong Kong mission, UK urged to act

A Chinese national working at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday, likely worsening already strained ties between Beijing and London.

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21.Aug.2019


Hong Kong protest moves peacefully to mob-attack subway

A major bank warned on Wednesday that weeks of protests in Hong Kong could hit the economies of the Chinese-ruled city and mainland China itself as hundreds of demonstrators held a sit-in at the subway site of a midsummer mob attack.

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21.Aug.2019


G7 or G5? Trump and Johnson add unpredictability to French summit

Brexit Britain's overtures to U.S. President Donald Trump risk further complicating the search for common ground this weekend at a Group of Seven summit already clouded by transatlantic rifts over trade, Iran and climate change.

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21.Aug.2019


France vows tight security to keep troublemakers far from G7 summit

The French seaside resort of Biarritz will be transformed into more of a fortress than a surfers' paradise as organizers of this weekend's G7 summit prepare to shield world leaders from outside disturbances.

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21.Aug.2019


Italy's PD opens door to possible 5-Star government, sets conditions

Italy's main opposition party said on Tuesday it was ready to hold talks with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement over forming a government following the collapse of the previous, populist coalition.

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21.Aug.2019


The comic, the captain and the lawyer - who's who in Italy's political crisis

Italy is struggling to form its 67th government since World War Two. The fate of its latest political crisis will be determined by five politicians and a comedian, an eclectic group riven by personality clashes as well as deep political differences.

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21.Aug.2019


Politics

Reuters: Health News

Top Stories

AP Top News at 11:20 a.m. EDT
  1. In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes, according to Comey's notes of the talks obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday night....
  2. Ex-FBI deputy director 'disappointed' in Comey comments

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lawyer for fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe says his client is "very upset and disappointed" with some comments by his former boss James Comey....
  3. AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans largely fear the country's relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea....
  4. First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

    HAVANA (AP) -- Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all....
  5. Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest chapter in years-long, wide-ranging scandal at the banking giant. However, it appears that none of the $1 billion will go directly to the victims of Wells Fargo's abuses....
  6. 'This is my real life': Where Trump's travel ban hits home

    NEW YORK (AP) -- At the New York City convenience store where he works the overnight shift, Radad Alborati takes a sip of coffee and surveys his life....
  7. Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- President Donald Trump's lawyer is asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president....
  8. Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 2 Palestinians

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Thousands of Palestinians joined the fourth weekly protest on Gaza's border with Israel on Friday, some burning tires or flying kites with flaming rags dangling from their tails. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops firing from across the border fence, health officials said....
  9. EPA head showed penchant for travel, drivers even before DC

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Scott Pruitt's penchant for travel and concerns about security were notable even before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to newly obtained records that show that as Oklahoma's attorney general he frequently traveled out-of-state for appearances before conservative groups and used an office investigator as a driver....
  10. As Prince's health waned, alarm grew in inner circle

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction - yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday....

Technology

BYD's profit triples as China's electric car boom continues

Chinese electric car maker BYD Co Ltd posted a 203.6% rise in first-half profit on Wednesday, as China's new energy vehicle market continues to surge.

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21.Aug.2019


Amazon tests water in Israel with website to attract local sellers

E-commerce giant Amazon on Wednesday launched a Hebrew-language website to recruit local Israeli companies to sell their products via Amazon.com, the latest step toward launching a local business in the country.

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21.Aug.2019


Citigroup, BNP caught up in U.S. case against Huawei CFO: documents

U.S.-based Citigroup and French bank BNP Paribas are caught up in the U.S. criminal case against the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies, according to newly available documents.

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21.Aug.2019


Amazon opens its biggest global campus in India

Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday launched its biggest campus in the world in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, underscoring its expansion plans in the country that has been one of its fastest growing overseas markets.

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21.Aug.2019


Google, Apple, Mozilla move to block Kazakh surveillance system

Alphabet Inc's Google, Apple Inc and Firefox browser maker Mozilla took steps on Wednesday to block the Kazakh government from creating an internet surveillance system using their browsers.

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21.Aug.2019


Apple plans to tap China's BOE Technology for advanced iPhone screens: Nikkei

Apple Inc is in the final stages of certifying advanced screens from Chinese display maker BOE Technology Group Co Ltd for its iPhones, as it attempts to reduce reliance on Samsung Electronics, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday.

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21.Aug.2019


EU antitrust regulators raise concerns about Facebook's Libra currency: sources

EU antitrust regulators want to know whether Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency and its use of consumer data pose possible anti-competitive constraints, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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21.Aug.2019


DHL stops deliveries for Amazon Fresh in Germany

Deutsche Post DHL will no longer deliver fresh food in Germany for Amazon as demand for the service launched in 2017 has been disappointing, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

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21.Aug.2019


Porsche invests in Israeli road visibility startup TriEye

Israel's TriEye, whose short-wave-infra-red sensing technology enables vision in adverse weather and night-time conditions, has expanded its funding round to $19 million with an investment from German sports car manufacturer Porsche .

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21.Aug.2019


India has not set deadline to launch electric vehicles: official

The Indian government has not set a deadline to launch electric vehicles or to ban manufacturing of petrol and diesel cars, a government official said on Wednesday.

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21.Aug.2019