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  • Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:36

    Disease that killed millions of China's pigs poses global threat

    CHICAGO - Bettie the beagle, a detector dog for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, picked up the scent of pork on a woman arriving from China at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

  • Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:30

    Russia's ruling party approves Putin's pick for new PM

    MOSCOW- Russia’s ruling party on Thursday unanimously backed President Vladimir Putin’s surprise choice for prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, a man with almost no political profile.

  • Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:28

    Senate to take up impeachment in a day of ceremony and formality

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate takes formal steps on Thursday to consider the removal of U.S. President Donald Trump on charges that he abused his power, even as key issues such as whether witnesses will appear at his impeachment trial remain up in the air.

  • Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:23

    Muted reaction in currencies to US-China trade deal; dollar index falls

    LONDON - Major currencies mostly shrugged off on Thursday the signing of the Phase 1 trade deal between the United States and China, since most of the issues agreed upon had been expected and the threat of tariffs was not eliminated.

  • Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:21

    Trade deal no panacea for rocky U.S. relations with China

    WASHINGTON/BEIJING - From Huawei to the South China Sea, deep political rifts between Beijing and Washington are set to persist, despite a trade relations breakthrough, as the United States pushes back against an increasingly powerful and assertive China.

  • Mon, 13 Jan 2020 13:36

    Former Pope Benedict breaks silence on celibacy debate after synod

    VATICAN CITY - Former Pope Benedict, in a new book written with a conservative cardinal, defends priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church in what appears to be a strategically timed appeal to Pope Francis to not change the rules.

  • Mon, 13 Jan 2020 13:33

    UK, U.S. and industry officials to meet before Huawei decision: Downing Street

    LONDON - Officials from the British and U.S. governments and the telecoms industry will meet on Monday, before Britain is due to take a decision on the possible use of Huawei [HWT.UL] equipment in future 5G mobile networks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson?s spokesman said.

  • Mon, 13 Jan 2020 13:31

    EU welcomes Libya ceasefire, says U.N. must lead reconciliation

    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen welcomed on Monday a ceasefire in Libya initiated by Turkey and Russia, but cautioned that the United Nations must lead the process of rebuilding the country.

  • Mon, 13 Jan 2020 13:28

    Oil steady as U.S.-Iran conflict eases, trade deal details elusive

    LONDON- Oil prices dipped slightly on Monday as investors shift their focus away from easing Mideast tensions to this week’s scheduled signing of an initial U.S.-China trade deal whose details remain to be seen.