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Italian farm lobby calls for govt aid in face of US tariffs

Italy's main farm lobby is forecasting a 20% drop in sales of Italian agricultural products targeted by new U.S. tariffs

Deep-sea explorers seek out sunken World War II…

Researchers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are homing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific

Who are the DUP?

The BBC's Jayne McCormack explains why the Democratic Unionist Party has so much power.

Police get cooling off period before questioned…

After a police officer fatally shoots someone, they are given days or even weeks before they have to submit to questioning

World shares retreat after China reports economy…

Asian shares mostly lower back after China reports economy weakened

Impeachment Trial Could Be Bad News for 6…

With an impeachment trial for President Trump in the Senate is looking more likely every day, the good news for the six Democratic senators running for president is that they will be on TV every day during a trial. The bad news is, they won't be allowed to speak. The...

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UAW Members To Vote On GM Contract Deal

The deal would give temporary workers a path to permanent status, allow for biannual raises and pay out "ratification bonuses."

Zuckerberg Limits Press, Then Gives Address on…

Mark Zuckerberg's address Thursday extolling the virtues and importance of free speech prompted a number of examples of it, many of them highly critical. Zuckerberg was defending Facebook's decision to not censor lies and misinformation in political ads and content when he stepped to the microphone at Georgetown University, CBS...

Lebanon protests over proposed taxes escalate

Demonstrators in Lebanon are blocking major roads across the country in a 2nd day of protests against proposed new taxes amid a severe economic crisis

White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over…

The White House is acknowledging that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign

The mysterious brainless 'blob' that can learn…

A yellow organism, which looks like fungus but acts like an animal, has gone on display at a Paris zoo.

Trump hails Syria cease-fire after playing role…

Trump hails cease-fire in Syria after playing role in crisis

New Zealand sale announcement highlights TV's struggles

New Zealand broadcaster MediaWorks announces plans to sell its struggling television business, leaving hundreds of workers wondering if they'll still have jobs if a buyer can't be found

Commuter plane crash on Alaska island critically…

A commuter airplane carrying 42 people, including a high school swim team, went off the runway while landing at a small Alaska community on the Bering Sea

New York City Council Votes To Close Rikers Island

The city council approved a plan to close the eight jails on Rikers Island and build a system of smaller, borough-based jails instead.

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Study: California's big July quakes strain major…

Scientists say the earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert near the town of Ridgecrest last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby fault that has begun to slowly move

Fighting in Kurdish-held Syrian town despite…

Associated Press journalists are seeing continued fighting in a Syrian town at center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces, despite a US-brokered cease-fire

Film academy honors 16 Student Academy Award…

An animated film about Grendel, a drama about transgender identity and a documentary about a girl finding her birth parents in China are among the gold medal winners at the Student Academy Awards

‘Turkey is not afraid of US sanctions threat’

Security is a greater priority than the threat of US sanctions, says Turkey's foreign minister.

Cummings recalled as powerful orator who took on…

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, who died Thursday at age 68, was remembered as a formidable orator who fought for civil rights and took on the White House by friends, neighbors and leaders across the political spectrum_ including the president himself

China's economic slowdown deepens, weighing on…

China's quarterly economic growth sinks to 26-year low amid tariff war with Washington, adding to deepening slump that weighs on global growth

PG&E executives to appear before California…

Top executives of California's largest utility are expected at an emergency meeting Friday to answer hard questions by state regulators about a massive pre-emptive power shutdown criticized as poorly executed and unacceptable

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Resigns

​President Donald Trump confirmed Perry's departure Thursday, saying he'd be leaving "at the end of the year."

Facebook CEO defends refusal to take down some…

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is defending the social media platform's refusal to take down content it considers newsworthy even if it goes against their standards

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Johnson returns to London to drum up support for…

After winning support of European Union leaders for his new Brexit deal, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is back in London to try to secure backing from the fractious British Parliament

Share of Americans with no religious affiliation…

The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians

On point: 'I know how powerful representation is'

Rising star of English ballet Precious Adams on unwittingly opening up a debate around colourism.