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Facebook, Google to tackle spread of fake news, advisors want more

40 min 58 sec ago
Facebook , Google and other tech firms have agreed a code of conduct to do more to tackle the spread of fake news, due to concerns it can influence elections, the European Commission said on Wednesday.
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Kavanaugh's accuser offers four people to back accusation: documents

1 hour 1 min ago
A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault will present senators with sworn declarations from four people to corroborate her allegations, according to copies of the statements released by her lawyers on Wednesday.
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China leads world stocks in attempt to scale Fed, trade war hurdles

1 hour 10 min ago
A Chinese equity bounce set a modestly positive tone for world stocks on Wednesday as bets that Beijing would expand stimulus to support its economy helped offset some of the worries about global trade tensions and $80-a-barrel oil.
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Pope asks China to show 'trust, courage and farsightedness' in new relationship

1 hour 16 min ago
Pope Francis urged China's leaders on Wednesday to move ahead with "trust, courage and farsightedness" after Beijing and the Vatican struck a landmark agreement on the appointment of bishops.
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In Mexico's shale patch, cartel violence scares off drillers

2 hours 15 min ago
The oil and gas fracking boom has lured scores of drillers to the Eagle Ford region of South Texas, the second largest U.S. oil patch, as new production technology opened access to billions more barrels.
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EU negotiator seeks orderly Brexit, new partnership respecting UK sovereignty

2 hours 21 min ago
The European Union's negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday that he was working for a Brexit deal and a future cooperation model with Britain that would respect the UK's sovereignty.
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Cinemas and fast fashion: Reforms change Saudi shopping habits

2 hours 41 min ago
Saudi Arabia's malls and bazaars are changing as retailers embrace a shift in shopping habits brought about by reforms to diversify the economy away from oil.
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Germany's deputy finance minister urges insurers to prepare for no-deal Brexit

2 hours 58 min ago
German Deputy Finance Minister Joerg Kukies on Wednesday urged insurers to prepare for a no-deal Brexit and added that the German government was very interested in attracting financial service providers looking to leave Britain due to Brexit.
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Exclusive: JPMorgan in talks to lead Lyft's IPO - sources

3 hours 1 min ago
JPMorgan Chase & Co is in talks about leading Lyft Inc's upcoming initial public offering as an underwriter, after rivals Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Morgan Stanley decided not to pursue such a role out of loyalty to another IPO hopeful, Lyft's larger competitor Uber Technologies Inc, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Pope asks China for 'trust, courage and farsightedness' in new relationship

3 hours 2 min ago
Pope Francis on Wednesday asked the Chinese government to move ahead with "trust, courage and farsightedness" to continue a dialogue started when the Vatican and Beijing signed a landmark agreement on the appointment of bishops.
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Democrats have leads in Rust Belt states that Trump won: Reuters poll

3 hours 18 min ago
An Indiana U.S. Senator seen as one of the chamber's most vulnerable Democrats has a slight edge while four of his Rust Belt Democratic colleagues have solid leads in states President Donald Trump won in 2016, a Reuters poll found.
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Oil eases, but Iran sanctions keep prices near late 2014 highs

3 hours 20 min ago
Oil prices eased on Wednesday but were still set for a fifth consecutive monthly quarter of gains, driven by an impending drop in Iranian exports in the last three months of the year when global demand heats up.
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China to boost $3.8 trillion digital economy, Xi calls for self-reliance

3 hours 27 min ago
China on Wednesday pledged to expand its $3.8 trillion digital economy and create jobs in new sectors such as big data and artificial intelligence (AI) as the world's second-biggest economy looks to shift away from a reliance on polluting heavy industries.
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Iran says Trump should stop interfering in Middle East if he wants cheap oil

3 hours 53 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump should stop interfering in the Middle East if he wants the price of oil to stop rising, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
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Against trade war, Fed backdrop China sets positive world equity tone

4 hours 20 min ago
A Chinese equity bounce set a modestly positive tone for world stocks on Wednesday as bets that Beijing would expand stimulus to support its economy helped offset some of the worries about global trade tensions and $80-a-barrel oil.
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Senior Chinese diplomat says China, U.S. must avoid Cold War mentality

4 hours 22 min ago
China and the United States can compete but should not view each other with a Cold War mentality and should avoid thinking it is a zero-sum game, the Chinese government's top diplomat said, amid deteriorating ties between the superpowers.
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U.S. has most to lose from trade war, China would benefit: ECB

4 hours 44 min ago
The United States would have most to lose if it started a trade war with other countries, while China would be better off after retaliating, a simulation by the European Central Bank showed on Wednesday.
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Brexit at breaking point? Diary dates for Britain's EU departure

4 hours 55 min ago
With just six months to go until the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union, negotiations are at what Prime Minister Theresa May has called an impasse.
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Florence-triggered flooding washes into South Carolina

5 hours 42 min ago
Thousands of people in the Georgetown, South Carolina area were urged to leave as rivers inundated by Hurricane Florence rainwater threatened on Wednesday to submerge neighborhoods under 10 feet of water.
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Japan lunar exploration firm to head for moon on SpaceX rockets

6 hours 3 min ago
Japanese lunar exploration startup Ispace said it has signed up for launches on Elon Musk's SpaceX rockets in 2020 and 2021, its first step towards offering services such as searching for water on the moon.
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