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  • Excluded from the debates, Bullock plots an increasingly unlikely path to the White House

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    On Tuesday, the bulk of the Democrats running for president were prepping a debate. But Steve Bullock, the only governor of the group, was hundreds of miles away.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:42:55 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Sterling steady ahead of Brexit deal vote showdown

    The pound held steady on Friday ahead of Saturday's vote on the Brexit deal approved at the European Union summit. Sterling lost initial gains after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new deal was approved by the EU as relief that a no-deal Brexit could be off the table succumbed to doubts as to whether the deal will win parliamentary approval. "(The pound is) reflecting pessimism over the likelihood of whether the deal will be able to pass through Parliament tomorrow," said Lee Hardman, currency analyst at MUFG.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:38:06 -0400
  • First all-female spacewalking team makes history

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    As NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir completed the job with wrenches, screwdrivers and power-grip tools, it marked the first time in a half-century of spacewalking that men weren't part of the action. America's first female spacewalker from 35 years ago, Kathy Sullivan, was delighted. "We've got qualified women running the control, running space centers, commanding the station, commanding spaceships and doing spacewalks," Sullivan told The Associated Press earlier this week.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:36:06 -0400
  • Angola FX market overhaul sees kwanza tumble to record lows

    LONDON/NAIROBI, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Angola's kwanza tumbled to a record low on Friday as the central bank sought to close a widening gap between official and black market rates in an overhaul of the southern African country's foreign exchange regime. Africa’s second-largest oil producer was pushed into an economic crisis by the sharp tumble in oil prices in mid-2014, which prompted Luanda to strike a deal with the International Monetary Fund last December and embark on several reforms - one of which is to fully unshackle its foreign currency market.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:32:46 -0400
  • Spanish judge orders closure of Catalan protest group website

    A Spanish judge on Friday ordered the closure of web pages linked to Democratic Tsunami, a secretive Catalan group behind huge protests against the jailing of secessionist leaders, police said. Democratic Tsunami emerged a few days ago to organise protests via its website and social media following the sentencing on Monday of nine Catalan separatist leaders to long jail terms. "The Judicial Authority has told operators to stop serving the domains in which the #Tsunamidemocratic Platform is based ... since they could favour the commission of crimes," police said on Twitter.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:32:01 -0400
  • Federal attorneys file petition in SC church attack ruling

    Federal attorneys have asked that a three-judge panel's decision allowing survivors and relatives of victims in a racist attack at a South Carolina church to sue the government should be reheard by the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Post and Courier reports a petition filed Thursday seeks another look at the August decision. The panel reversed a ruling from a lower court judge who had thrown out claims over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used to kill nine people at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church in 2015.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:30:25 -0400
  • UK PM's "deal or no deal" Saturday showdown faces wrecking attempt

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have to fend off an attempt to wreck his "deal or no-deal" Brexit vote on Saturday, as a group of lawmakers propose to delay giving parliament's backing for his new exit agreement.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:26:14 -0400
  • The Latest: Protesters pour into downtown Barcelona

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    Tens of thousands of flag-waving demonstrators demanding Catalonia's independence and the release from prison of separatist leaders have flooded downtown Barcelona. Demonstrations began Monday, after the Supreme Court convicted 12 politicians and activists who tried to break the region away from Spain in 2017. Spain's interim prime minister says that mass protests in Catalonia over the imprisonment of Catalan separatists are proof that illegal actions are punished in Spain but not political ideas.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:26:07 -0400
  • UK urged to stop human traffickers exploiting Brexit uncertainty

    Britain must ensure human traffickers do not exploit uncertainty surrounding Brexit, from its future migration policy to cooperation with European law enforcement agencies, the nation's anti-slavery commissioner said on Friday. Sara Thornton said Britain would need to arrange new partnerships across Europe to bring traffickers to justice and "stress test" migration systems to protect workers from labour abuse as the country's departure from the European Union looms. While the exact nature and date of Brexit is still unclear, activists and police say Europe-wide anti-trafficking efforts could be hampered and that migrant workers risk being exploited under government plans to minimise labour shortages.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:26:00 -0400
  • Nebraska court rejects lethal injection protocol challenge

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    The lethal injection protocol that was used in 2018 to execute a Nebraska prisoner withstood a legal challenge Friday from death penalty opponents who hoped to prevent the state from carrying out capital punishment. The Nebraska Supreme Court sided with state officials who adopted the new protocol in 2017 to allow the state to resume executions. Death penalty opponents, including state Sen. Ernie Chambers, alleged in their lawsuit that officials created the protocol without following state laws and procedures.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:24:19 -0400
  • California invalidates 1,400 pharmacist license test scores

    California authorities have invalidated test scores of 1,400 pharmacists because more than 100 questions from the state licensing exam were leaked online. The State Board of Pharmacy says anyone who took the exam since July will have to retake it. Spokesman Bob Davila tells the Los Angeles Times the board is aware of the impact on those people but must make sure anyone who gets a license in California is competent to take care of patients.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:23:12 -0400
  • The Latest: Crane explosion planned Saturday in New Orleans

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    Plans to explode two giant, badly damaged construction cranes towering over a partially collapsed New Orleans building have been pushed back to Saturday. Forecasters say a tropical storm could form Friday in the Gulf of Mexico. It's now expected to track east of the New Orleans area but officials still worry that winds could cause an uncontrolled collapse of the cranes onto neighboring buildings.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:21:06 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-IMF sidesteps clash with U.S. over funding, delays shareholding changes to 2023

    The International Monetary Fund said on Friday its 189 member countries had agreed to maintain the IMF's $1 trillion in total lending resources while delaying changes to its shareholding structure to as late as December 2023. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva announced the decision at the Fund's and World Bank's annual meetings, saying that the move will provide confidence that the IMF can adequately support members as they deal with slowing global growth. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said at the IMF's spring meetings in April that the United States opposes increasing overall funding and shareholding quotas.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:18:12 -0400
  • RPT-Brexit nod from parliament to unleash 4% rally in pound, send UK plc to record high

    Shares in London's UK-oriented businesses, such as housebuilders and retailers, could rocket to record highs if parliament approves the government's Brexit deal, investors say. British companies that earn most of their revenues at home have been shunned by investors more or less since the 2016 Brexit referendum, as more than three years of uncertainty damaged Britain's economic prospects. Sealing the deal now, however, could send the second-tier FTSE 250 index, a closely watched barometer of Brexit risk, surging around 5%, an informal poll of analysts by Reuters showed.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:16:11 -0400
  • Tropical storm warnings for Gulf Coast as system strengthens

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    A strengthening weather disturbance moving toward the southern United States with heavy rain and wind is expected to become a tropical storm Friday as it nears the Gulf Coast, forecasters said. Forecasters said at 11 a.m. that the system was about 230 miles (365 kilometers) south-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River. A tropical storm warning was in effect from the Mississippi-Alabama line to Yankeetown, Florida, and from Grand Isle, Louisiana, to the mouth of the Pearl River.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:16:04 -0400
  • Climate protester scales London's Big Ben on final day of action

    A climate-change protester climbed scaffolding around London's Big Ben tower at parliament on Friday, as nearly two weeks of action from the Extinction Rebellion group draws to a close. The movement has been targeting government buildings, a local airport and financial institutions such as BlackRock to highlight the threat posed by global warming. Tree surgeon Ben Atkinson, 43, climbed part of the way up Big Ben, hanging two banners from scaffolding on the tower, which is being renovated.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:13:45 -0400
  • Atatiana Jefferson's death highlights a long history of police violence in Fort Worth, and the community says it's time for a 'reckoning'

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    Atatiana Jefferson was shot and killed by Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean. Her death was the sixth fatal police shooting in the city since June.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:07:22 -0400
  • UK lawmaker Letwin says his amendment designed to block accidental no-deal

    British Lawmaker Oliver Letwin said on Friday he wanted to make sure Britain did not leave the European Union without a Brexit deal by mistake, explaining a proposal that could prevent a vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal on Saturday. Letwin has proposed that the approval of the deal is deferred until separate legislation to implement the terms of the deal has passed through parliament. "My aim is to ensure that Boris’s deal succeeds, but that we have an insurance policy which prevents the UK from crashing out on 31 October by mistake if something goes wrong during the passage of the implementing legislation," Letwin said in an explanatory note sent to reporters.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:06:54 -0400
  • Sanofi pulls Zantac from U.S. and Canada after carcinogen found

    Sanofi SA said on Friday it would recall popular heartburn medicine Zantac in the United States and Canada, after the medicines were linked with a probable cancer-causing impurity. The French drugmaker said it was working with health authorities to determine the level and extent of the recall, which it called a precautionary measure being taken due to possible contamination with a substance called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). U.S. and European health regulators said last month they were reviewing the safety of ranitidine, which is commonly sold as Zantac and its generic alternatives, after an online pharmacy called Valisure notified them that it had found impurities in the drugs.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:06:43 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Sanofi pulls Zantac from U.S. and Canada after carcinogen found

    Sanofi SA said on Friday it would recall popular heartburn medicine Zantac in the United States and Canada, after the medicines were linked with a probable cancer-causing impurity. The French drugmaker said it was working with health authorities to determine the level and extent of the recall, which it called a precautionary measure being taken due to possible contamination with a substance called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). U.S. and European health regulators said last month they were reviewing the safety of ranitidine, which is commonly sold as Zantac and its generic alternatives, after an online pharmacy called Valisure notified them that it had found impurities in the drugs.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:04:15 -0400
  • Tropical storm warnings issued from Louisiana to Florida as storm takes aim

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    Tropical storm warnings have been issued from Louisiana through the Florida Panhandle as a storm takes aim at the Sunshine State. Nestor will continue to strengthen and then make landfall along the Florida Panhandle near Panama City sometime Saturday morning. The biggest threat with this storm will be storm surge, as ocean water could rise up to 5 feet from Apalachicola to Cedar Key, Florida.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:03:00 -0400
  • The Latest: Tropical storm strengthens on approach to US

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    Weather forecasters say a storm system is strengthening as it moves toward the U.S. Gulf Coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said dangerous storm surge, heavy rain, and high winds were likely to reach portions of the northern Gulf Coast starting later Friday and lasting into the weekend. Forecasters said at 11 a.m. that the system was about 230 miles (365 kilometers) south-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:02:17 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-EU looking to compensate sectors for U.S. tariffs -Italian PM

    The European Union is working on measures to compensate sectors hit by tariffs imposed by the United States over illegal EU subsidies to the aircraft industry, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday. The United States began slapping tariffs on EU imports worth an annual $7.5 billion on Friday, such as British whisky, French wine, Spanish olives and cheese from across the bloc, including Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:59:24 -0400
  • FBI data: 584 child homicide victims in St. Louis since 1990

    Children in St. Louis have been the victim of homicides at 10 times the national rate for decades, according to a newspaper's analysis of FBI data. Twelve children ages 17 and younger have been homicide victims in St. Louis this year, an alarming figure that has prompted Gov. Mike Parson to assign Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers to help out in the city.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:58:37 -0400
  • EU fails to set tougher climate targets before December U.N. conference

    European Union government leaders declined on Friday to set tougher targets for fighting climate change, dashing hopes they would inject momentum into a United Nations climate conference in Chile in December. At a two-day EU summit in Brussels, which was largely dominated by Brexit, discussion on climate was relegated to the last agenda item and took less than 15 minutes. "The existential threat posed by climate change requires enhanced ambition and increased climate action by the EU and at global level," read the final statement by the leaders.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:58:31 -0400
  • EXPLAINER-Brexit basics: What is Brexit and why does it matter?

    The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union at 2300 GMT on Oct. 31. A blend of "Britain" and "exit", the word was coined by former lawyer Peter Wilding four years before the vote for the UK to leave the EU took place. Prime Minister David Cameron, who called the referendum, resigned immediately afterwards.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:57:50 -0400
  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas to voice Queen Elsa in Hindi version of 'Frozen II'

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    Priyanka Chopra Jonas to voice Queen Elsa in Hindi version of 'Frozen II' originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.comQueen Elsa and Princess Anna will be voiced by real-life cousins in the Hindi version -- by the Chopra women, no less.Priyanka Chopra Jonas revealed on her Instagram Friday that she and her cousin, Parineeti Chopra, will voice the iconic sister-duo in the Hindi dub of "Frozen II.""Mimi and Tisha are now Elsa and Anna! #ChopraSisters are finally coming together for Disney’s 'Frozen 2.'" Chopra Jonas gushes. ...

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:53:00 -0400
  • Trump is failing as commander in chief, retired Special Ops chief says

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    William McRaven, who led the U.S. Special Operations Command under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, says the president’s decision to abandon America’s Kurdish allies in Syria is a betrayal that is eroding the country’s reputation both at home and abroad.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:49:30 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-"Historic error": France under fire in EU for blocking Balkan hopefuls

    Senior European Union officials, worried by growing Chinese and Russian influence in the Balkans, accused France on Friday of making a "historic error" by refusing to let North Macedonia and Albania start talks on joining the EU. North Macedonia, Albania and four other Balkan countries - Bosnia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia - are trying to join the world's biggest trading bloc following the ethnic wars of the 1990s that led to the disintegration of Yugoslavia.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:48:57 -0400
  • Exclusive: Aramco makes relatively little from foreign refining - documents

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    Documents from Saudi Aramco show that the world's largest oil firm earns only a limited proportion of its profit from foreign refining ventures, an area in which the company plans huge investment. The news comes as Aramco, according to two sources familiar with the matter, has delayed the planned launch of its initial public offering in hopes that pending third-quarter results will bolster investor confidence. Saudi Refining Inc, through which Aramco operates the largest U.S. oil refinery, made $423 million last year, separate accounts showed.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:48:12 -0400
  • Brexit nod from parliament to unleash 4% rally in pound, send UK plc to record high

    Shares in London's UK-oriented businesses, such as housebuilders and retailers, could rocket to record highs if parliament approves the government's Brexit deal, investors say. British companies that earn most of their revenues at home have been shunned by investors more or less since the 2016 Brexit referendum, as more than three years of uncertainty damaged Britain's economic prospects. Sealing the deal now, however, could send the second-tier FTSE 250 index, a closely watched barometer of Brexit risk, surging around 5%, an informal poll of analysts by Reuters showed.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:48:01 -0400
  • Namibian president set for re-election next month amid economic crisis

    Namibians will elect a president on Nov. 27, with Hage Geingob expected to be returned with a reduced margin as voters complain about the worst economic crisis since independence nearly 30 years ago. Geingob, Namibia's third president since rule by apartheid South Africa ended in 1990, is seeking a second and final term. SWAPO, the former liberation movement turned governing party, currently has 77 seats in parliament while its closest rival, the Popular Democratic Movement, has five.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:46:41 -0400
  • Ex-Texas federal agent pleads guilty to child porn charges

    A former federal agent in Texas has pleaded guilty to charges that he produced child pornography, including videos of himself sexually assaulting a minor. Thirty-seven-year-old Vernon Lee Millican of Leakey pleaded guilty Thursday in a San Antonio court to one count of production of child pornography and another count of possession of child pornography. Millican was arrested in January after federal authorities searched his home.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:42:46 -0400
  • Police close road near UK parliament after suspicious package report

    London police said on Friday they had cordoned off an area in the central London political district of Whitehall near the British parliament after reports of a suspicious package. "Specialist officers are in attendance and the vicinity is cordoned off while officers access the package," London's Metropolitan Police said on Twitter.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:41:59 -0400
  • EXCLUSIVE-Aramco makes relatively little from foreign refining-documents

    Documents from Saudi Aramco show that the world's largest oil firm earns only a limited proportion of its profit from foreign refining ventures, an area in which the company plans huge investment. The news comes as Aramco, according to two sources familiar with the matter, has delayed the planned launch of its initial public offering in hopes that pending third-quarter results will bolster investor confidence. Saudi Refining Inc, through which Aramco operates the largest U.S. oil refinery, made $423 million last year, separate accounts showed.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:41:11 -0400
  • Sheriff: Man arrested for molestation after inappropriately touching child at Disney World

    Orlando resident James Anthony Jones, 50, was arrested Wednesday in connection with two reports of molestation at Disney World, police said.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:37:00 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-U.N. rights office urges Egypt to free blogger, lawyer, journalist

    The U.N. human rights office called on Egypt on Friday to free a prominent blogger, lawyer and journalist allegedly mistreated in custody who are among several thousand people detained since street protests began a month ago. Officials at Egypt's interior ministry were not immediately available for comment. "Unfortunately such arrests are continuing, and have included a number of well-known and respected civil society figures," U.N. human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told a news briefing.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:33:33 -0400
  • Striking Chicago teachers return to picket lines for 2nd day

    Striking Chicago teachers have returned to the picket lines for a second day as union and city bargainers try to hammer out a contract in the nation's third-largest school district. The strike by the Chicago Teachers Union and its 25,000 members canceled classes for more than 300,000 students. The strike based on a "social justice" agenda follows months of negotiations between the union and Chicago Public Schools that failed to resolve disputes over pay and benefits, class size and teacher preparation time.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:29:31 -0400
  • US STOCKS-Wall St treads water as earnings counter China data gloom; J&J falls

    Wall Street struggled for direction on Friday as upbeat earnings reports calmed nerves about the global economy after China expanded at its weakest pace in almost 30 years, with Johnson & Johnson also weighing on the blue-chip Dow index. While global equities fell on the third-quarter data, a raft of robust earnings from Coca-Cola Co and Schlumberger NV lifted the mood.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:28:29 -0400
  • Lady Gaga and a fan tumble off the stage during Las Vegas concert

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    Lady Gaga gave her fans a scare on Thursday night when she fell off the stage at her Las Vegas concert. Lady Gaga tells a fan not to blame himself after she falls off stage in his arms during Vegas show.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:28:00 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-EU leaders split over $1.2 trillion post-Brexit budget

    European Union leaders discussed a new budget plan on Friday that could allow the EU to spend up to 1.1 trillion euros ($1.2 trillion) in the 2021-2027 period, but deep divisions among governments may block a deal for months. Under a proposal prepared by Finland, which holds the EU's rotating presidency, the next long-term budget should have a financial capacity between 1.03% and 1.08% of the EU gross national income (GNI), a measure of output.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:27:36 -0400
  • USS Constitution celebrates birthday with Boston Harbor tour

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    The USS Constitution has sailed in Boston Harbor to celebrate its 222nd birthday and the U.S. Navy's birthday. The ship left Charlestown Navy Yard Friday morning and headed to Fort Independence on Castle Island to fire a 21-gun salute. Cmdr. Nathaniel Shick, the Constitution's commanding officer, says the ship has served the country with distinction and he's honored to celebrate its legacy.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:26:28 -0400
  • Activists angry police who shoot can wait to face questions

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    After a police officer fatally shoots someone, it can take days or even weeks before the public or his supervisors hear the officer's version of what happened. In many states, that so-called cooling off period is carved out in state law or in a police department's contract. Law enforcement officials and experts say officers need to be able to collect their thoughts, so they don't provide details that are tainted by the trauma of the shooting.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:23:18 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-White House aide's words on Ukraine upend impeachment strategy, rattle allies

    A top White House aide's suggestion that President Donald Trump sought a political favor from Ukraine in exchange for military aid has upended the administration's impeachment strategy and left his Republican allies flummoxed and frustrated. White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters on Thursday that Trump's decision to withhold $391 million in aid to Ukraine was linked to his desire for an investigation by Kiev into a debunked theory that a Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer server was held in Ukraine.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:18:46 -0400
  • Brazil's Bolsonaro suggests oil spill could be attempt to sabotage auction

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro questioned on Friday whether a far-reaching oil spill on the nation's northeastern shore may have been a criminal act designed to harm a major oil auction scheduled for November. "Coincidence or not, we have the transfer-of-rights auction," said Bolsonaro in a Facebook Live video, referring to an oil bidding scheduled for Nov. 6, in which an array of major oil players will compete for $26 billion worth of production rights in large offshore oil areas of Brazil.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:16:51 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-France's Macron criticises NATO reaction over Turkish offensive

    "I consider what's happened in the last few days as a serious mistake from the West and NATO in the region and it weakens our credibility to find partners on the ground who will be by our side thinking they are protected in the long-term and so that raises questions on how NATO functions," Emmanuel Macron told reporters after a European Council summit in Brussels. Macron said he had discovered the U.S. decision to withdrawal from northern Syria through Twitter and that, coupled with Ankara's unilateral offensive, it was making Europe a junior ally in the Middle East.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:16:13 -0400
  • 2nd victim dies after Austrian refugee shelter knife attack

    Austrian police say a 32-year-old social worker has died days after suffering serious stab wounds during an attack at a refugee shelter. Upper Austria police said Friday that a 33-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker is now being investigated on suspicion of two counts of murder. The suspect, whose name wasn't released, attacked the social worker with a knife Monday during a dispute over a job at the shelter in Wullowitz, near the Czech border.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:07:50 -0400
  • FOREX-Dollar weak as Brexit deal boosts euro; sterling in check

    The dollar crept lower against the euro on Friday as the common currency enjoyed a lift from hopes that a Brexit deal between Britain and the European Union could improve the odds of the euro zone avoiding a recession for now. In one of the most striking flourishes of the three-year Brexit drama, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confounded his opponents on Thursday by clinching a new deal with the EU, even though the bloc had promised it would never reopen a treaty it agreed last year.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:06:03 -0400
  • Plane carrying 42 goes off Alaska runway, 2 critically hurt

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    A commuter airplane carrying 42 people, including a high school swim team, to a remote Aleutian Islands fishing community went off the runway and came to a rest just short of the Bering Sea. Two passengers suffered critical injuries and 10 more were receiving medical care, the plane's operator said. The swim team was fine after the incident late Thursday afternoon at the airport in Unalaska, which is home to Dutch Harbor, one of the nation's busiest fishing ports, officials said.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:05:25 -0400
  • Protests paralyze Catalonia as marches head for Barcelona

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    Catalonia and its riot-swept regional capital, Barcelona, were paralyzed Friday by a mix of strikes and marches as the northeastern Spanish region endured its fifth day of mass protests over the conviction of independence leaders. More than 200 people have been arrested and scores injured since separatist sentiment swelled on Monday, when the Supreme Court sentenced to lengthy prison terms nine separatist politicians and activists. The nine had led a 2017 push for independence that triggered Spain's deepest political crisis in decades.

    Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:01:23 -0400
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