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Maduro has oppressed Venezuelans for years: Mike Pompeo

Maduro has oppressed Venezuelans for years: Mike Pompeo

In heated back-and-forth exchanges at a United Nations Security Council meeting, the opposing camp led by Venezuela and Russian Federation, which has invested heavily in Venezuela's oil industry, ac...

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Protesters on Irish border issue dramatic Brexit warning

Protesters on Irish border issue dramatic Brexit warning

Speaking to McEntee ahead of the January 29 Brexit deadline, Humphrys suggested that all would be green again if Ireland "throw their lot in with the UK" and left the European Union. "That's just not ...

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Pepsi, Coke vie for publicity days before Super Bowl | AP business

Pepsi, Coke vie for publicity days before Super Bowl | AP business

All the football and non-football fans will appreciate the new Coca-Cola ad titled A Coke Is a Coke , that focuses on diversity and celebrating unity. Coke has had a long history in creating memora...

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You'll be able to buy a Honda Urban EV this year

You'll be able to buy a Honda Urban EV this year

Company president and CEO Takahiro Hachigo suggested that a production version of the concept auto could launch within two years , though warned that the show vehicle wasn't the final design. Another...

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PG&E's exoneration from fire seen as too little, too late

PG&E's exoneration from fire seen as too little, too late

PG&E's chief executive recently resigned and Chairman Richard Kelly said the company is committed to "further change" and searching for a new leader with "extensive operational and safety expertise"...

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Passengers in hospital after falling ill at Quebec City airport

Passengers in hospital after falling ill at Quebec City airport

Quebec City's ambulance service said it treated 12 people in the terminal of the Jean-Lesage International Airport. After some of the passengers were taken to Saint Sacrament hospital it became cle...

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Haggis exports get a £250,000 Burns Night boost

Haggis exports get a £250,000 Burns Night boost

The cult of Burns is celebrated all year in Scotland, but a special veneration is reserved for his birthday. On a 2016 trip to Peru that coincided with Burns Night , he made a haggis using a common m...

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Oil climbs on Venezuelan crisis despite surging USA supply

Oil climbs on Venezuelan crisis despite surging USA supply

The issues in the country have also put Washington and Moscow on edge with Russian Federation warning the United States not to intervene. Gasoline stocks climbed for an eighth consecutive week in th...

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British Airways owner bails out of Norwegian

British Airways owner bails out of Norwegian

Shares in Norwegian dropped 20 percent after IAG's statement, while shares in IAG rose. "Norwegian's finances are already under pressure, and a share sale (by IAG) will put pressure on the stock, ma...

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Apollo seals $4 billion deal for ketchup-to-lotions packager RPC

Apollo seals $4 billion deal for ketchup-to-lotions packager RPC

That's 16% higher than its closing price on September 7, the day prior to the offer period. Following the buyout offer, Pike said the agreement with New York-based Apollo was the culmination of the ...

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Hydro One must pay Avista US$103M as merger deal called off

Hydro One must pay Avista US$103M as merger deal called off

Through this figure traders can analyze that AVA show whether or not a stock now most active and standing in buying side or sell side. The fund owned 7,992 shares of the utilities provider's stock aft...

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Microsoft says Bing search engine now blocked in China

Microsoft says Bing search engine now blocked in China

Sites such as Facebook and Twitter have always been blocked by authorities using a censorship apparatus known as the " Great Firewall ". Bing was the only major foreign search engine accessible from...

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Australia has been hit with the hottest heatwave ever recorded

Australia has been hit with the hottest heatwave ever recorded

Dozens of horses were found dead in the dried-up beds of former watering holes around the Alice Springs community in the Northern Territory this week, killed by apparent dehydration or heat stroke. "C...

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Plane makes emergency landing after flight attendant dies

Plane makes emergency landing after flight attendant dies

Yakel said the passengers who landed in San Francisco five hours after takeoff were put on other flights. He was on board HA flight 50, which carried 253 passengers and 12 crew members when it departe...

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Unifor calls on Canadians to boycott Mexican-built GM vehicles

Unifor calls on Canadians to boycott Mexican-built GM vehicles

It also has plans to close four US factories but will negotiate those with the union. The closure, which GM said will affect 2,973 assembly-line jobs in Oshawa, is part of a broad restructuring aime...

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Eurozone faces growing risks, Draghi warns, as economic slowdown takes hold

However, it soon recovered. ECB President Mario Draghi is scheduled to hold a news conference on the rate decisions at 14:30 CET. Near-term data are likely to be weaker than previously anticipated...

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US, regional powers recognise Maduro's opponent as Venezuela leader

US, regional powers recognise Maduro's opponent as Venezuela leader

U.S. President Donald Trump also immediately recognized Guaido , saying in a written statement that he represents "the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people". C...

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Wilbur Ross doesn't understand why furloughed federal workers need food banks

Wilbur Ross doesn't understand why furloughed federal workers need food banks

That's not exactly surprising, considering he was born into wealth and has most definitely never been in a situation where missing one paycheck could derail his whole life. "Your income is the most im...

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Time Please! Fuller's Brewery Sells Up To Japanese Company

Time Please! Fuller's Brewery Sells Up To Japanese Company

Fuller's chief executive Simon Emeny told City AM that the board became aware of the "strategic challenges in what has been a significantly changing beer market", adding that the business "needed to...

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US orders its embassy staff to leave Venezuela

US orders its embassy staff to leave Venezuela

Juan Guaido , the Venezuelan opposition leader who swore himself in as interim president Wednesday, was quickly recognized as such by Canada, the USA and other nations, including Argentina, Brazil, ...

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American Airlines kicks family off flight because passengers complained of body odor

American Airlines kicks family off flight because passengers complained of body odor

There's nothing wrong with us'. They said they're hopeful they can find their luggage when they get there. The plane left with their luggage, their daughter's auto seat and stroller. "I said: 'Excus...

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Facebook accused of tricking children into spending thousands playing online games

Facebook accused of tricking children into spending thousands playing online games

American court documents indicate that the social media giant encouraged games developers to allow children to spend on cards linked to their parents' Facebook accounts without their parents' knowle...

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Israel Rises Five Places on Bloomberg's Innovative Countries List

Israel Rises Five Places on Bloomberg's Innovative Countries List

The list published on Tuesday comes as global elites meet at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where they will discuss the future of globalization, the role of the state and how i...

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Boeing's Flying Car Lifts Off In Race To Revolutionise Urban Travel

Boeing's Flying Car Lifts Off In Race To Revolutionise Urban Travel

The company is engaged in competition with Airbus SE and numerous other firms to create a small, self-flying vehicle capable of vertical takeoff and landing for everyday use. At 30 feet long and 28 ...

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Huawei announces record sales, 5G chip launch

Huawei announces record sales, 5G chip launch

The curious bit is the use of "smartphones" rather than "smartphone". Despite growing backlash from Western countries suspicious of its 5G technologies, the firm is set to outperform major rivals su...

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Shutdown 5th week: air transport workers warn 'system will break'

Shutdown 5th week: air transport workers warn 'system will break'

Paul Rinaldi, head of the Pilots Association, said the impact of a shortage of air traffic controllers due to the shutdown is already evident. As the longest government shutdown in American histor...

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Billionaire Ken Griffin pays record US$230 million for New York flat

Billionaire Ken Griffin pays record US$230 million for New York flat

However, Griffin, the founder of Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel is no stranger to record-setting real estate deals either. Apartments in 220 Central Park South seem to be selling relatively quick...

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Sweethearts sweets won't be on shelves this Valentine's Day

Sweethearts sweets won't be on shelves this Valentine's Day

The conversation heart-shaped candy - with sayings like "Be Mine" and "Marry Me" - will be missing from shelves this season after its original producer - New England Confectionary Co., or Necco - wen...

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Pakistan to present 'mini-budget' today amid balance of payments squeeze

Pakistan to present 'mini-budget' today amid balance of payments squeeze

Pakistan's finance minister on Wednesday announced a range of measures to narrow fiscal and trade deficits ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan's expected move to present the government's case to the In...

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BTC Holds on to $3,500 Support After Cboe Withdraws Bitcoin ETF Proposal

BTC Holds on to $3,500 Support After Cboe Withdraws Bitcoin ETF Proposal

The withdrawal, which was filed on January 22, brings to a close the Bitcoin ETF filing which was initially presented last June, at least temporarily. Many in the crypto world believed that the in...

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Elizabeth Warren Proposes 'Ultra-Millionaire Tax' As Part Of 2020 Bid

Elizabeth Warren Proposes 'Ultra-Millionaire Tax' As Part Of 2020 Bid

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is poised to unveil her "wealth tax " against high-income Americans and those with over $50 million in miscellaneous assets in the coming days, reports CNBC. Earlier this mont...

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Renault boss Carlos Ghosn has resigned - French economy minister

Renault boss Carlos Ghosn has resigned - French economy minister

Acting from the Japanese prison where he is being held, Ghosn has relinquished his last official foothold on the leviathan multi-brand alliance that he is largely responsible for shaping. The French...

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S&P, Dow dip on Commerce chief Ross's trade comment; chips buoy Nasdaq

S&P, Dow dip on Commerce chief Ross's trade comment; chips buoy Nasdaq

United Technologies reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit and forecast 2019 earnings above analyst estimates. Intel climbed almost 4 percent while Lam Research surged 14 percent. T...

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Hong Kong housing ranked world’s least affordable for 9th year

Hong Kong housing ranked world’s least affordable for 9th year

The report says housing had been unaffordable in New Zealand for the last quarter of a century. It concentrates on what it calls "middle-income housing affordability " rather than subsidised housin...

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China is using tech advances to repress its people — George Soros

China is using tech advances to repress its people — George Soros

The campaigner was driven to the brink of "despair" by the "totalitarian control" being wielded by the rising power of oppressive technology in the world's second largest economy. In the past, Soros h...

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