Trump digs in on wall, as shutdown enters week three

Trump digs in on wall, as shutdown enters week three

President Donald Trump stood firm Sunday on his demand for billions of dollars to fund a border wall with Mexico, claiming “tremendous” support inside his camp on the contentious issue which has forced a government shutdown now entering its third...
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France's Macron reeling as tough stance against 'yellow vests' backfires

France's Macron reeling as tough stance against 'yellow vests' backfires

Emmanuel Macron intended to start the new year on the offensive against the ‘yellow vest’ protesters. Instead, the French president is reeling from more violent street demonstrations. Source link
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Lyondell Houston refinery not affected by nearby accident: company

Lyondell Houston refinery not affected by nearby accident: company

Operations at Lyondell Basell Industries 263,776 barrel-per-day (bpd) Houston refinery were unaffected by a nearby industrial accident on Saturday, a company spokeswoman said. Source link
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Record $3.1 million paid in New Year's tuna auction at Japan's new market

Record $3.1 million paid in New Year's tuna auction at Japan's new market

A Japanese sushi entrepreneur paid a record $3.1 million for a giant tuna Saturday as Tokyo’s new fish market, which replaced the world-famous Tsukiji late last year, held its first pre-dawn New Year’s auction. Bidding stopped at a whopping 333.6.....
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Trump: Weakness in China economy gives Beijing incentive for trade deal

Trump: Weakness in China economy gives Beijing incentive for trade deal

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that trade talks with China were going very well and that weakness in the Chinese economy gave Beijing a reason to work toward a deal. Source link
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'Yellow vests' storm French ministry as protests turn violent

'Yellow vests' storm French ministry as protests turn violent

The interior ministry put the number of protesters who took to the streets on Saturday at 50,000, compared with 32,000 on December 29 when the movement appeared to be weakening after holding a series of weekly Saturday protests since mid-November....
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Pope enters migrant ships dispute with appeal for safe ports

Pope enters migrant ships dispute with appeal for safe ports

Pope Francis urged European leaders on Sunday to stop bickering over the fate of 49 migrants stuck aboard two humanitarian rescue ships on the Mediterranean and let them land at a safe port of call. Source link
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White House signals some compromise in ending U.S. government shutdown

White House signals some compromise in ending U.S. government shutdown

The White House chief of staff said on Sunday that the U.S. federal government shutdown, now entering its third week, Source link
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Britons would now vote to stay in EU, want second referendum: poll

Britons would now vote to stay in EU, want second referendum: poll

More Britons want to remain a member of the European Union than leave, according to a survey published on Sunday which also showed voters want to make the final decision themselves. Britain is due leave the EU on March 29,...
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Turkey should not attack Kurds after U.S. Syria pull-out: U.S. national security adviser

Turkey should not attack Kurds after U.S. Syria pull-out: U.S. national security adviser

White House national security adviser John Bolton added a new condition on Sunday to the U.S. withdrawal from Syria, saying Turkey must agree to protect the United States’ Kurdish allies. Source link
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