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Bolsonaro threatens Brazil's Globo TV over 'villainous' report linking him to murder case

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 18:19
President Jair Bolsonaro threatened on Wednesday to cancel the license of Brazil's largest TV network, Globo, accusing it of "villainous journalism" after a report connecting him with a former police officer accused of killing a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman last year.

One person in hospital after reported central London chemical spillage

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 18:09
Emergency services cordoned off part of one of London's busiest shopping streets on Wednesday after reports of a chemical spillage that led to one person being taken to hospital.

Lawmaker resigns from Turkey's AK Party at Erdogan's request

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 18:08
A lawmaker in Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party said on Wednesday he was leaving the party at the president's request after criticizing its policies.

Costa Rica defers to Chile, U.N. on rescheduling climate change summit

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 18:04
Costa Rica's government said on Wednesday it defers to Chile, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and member states on how to proceed with the United Nations global climate change summit, COP25.

Egyptian ticket collector held after ordering men off moving train, one dead

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:58
Egypt's public prosecutor has ordered the detention of a ticket collector after one of two vendors he allegedly told to get off a moving train because they had no tickets died jumping from a carriage.

U.N. climate chief says exploring options for hosting climate talks after Chile withdraws

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:50
The United Nations' climate chief said the secretariat is exploring a range of options for hosting this year's round of climate talks in December after Chile withdrew from hosting.

UAE withdraws its troops from Aden, hands control to Saudi Arabia - statement

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:48
United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday that its Aden-based troops have returned home and handed over control to Saudi Arabia, according to a statement published by the state news agency WAM.

U.S. keeps Turkey sanctions targets ready if needed: Mnuchin

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:43
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that the Trump administration is keeping a list of Turkish sanctions targets ready if needed, but so far is pleased with the ceasefire in Syria that caused prior sanctions to be lifted.

Chinese academic suspected of espionage banned from Belgium

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:36
Belgium said on Wednesday it denied a residence permit to the director of the Confucius Institute in Brussels, Xinning Song, who told Reuters he had been banned from entering the country because he was accused of espionage.

UK police investigate report of noxious substance in London

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:35
British police were called to reports of a possible spillage of a noxious substance at a commercial venue on Brompton Road, a central shopping street in London, they said on Wednesday.

Irish PM says will not call election as no-deal Brexit risk remains

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:27
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Wednesday said he would not call an election this year due to the continued risk of a chaotic British exit from the European Union.

U.N. looking for new venue for climate change conference after Chile withdraws

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:26
The United Nations is looking for a new venue for a climate change conference planned for December, U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said on Wednesday, after Chile withdrew as host amid riots, arson and protests over inequality in the country.

UK's winter election: What's in it for markets?

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:24
British financial markets reacted calmly on Wednesday to the prospect of a snap election before Christmas after a fractious UK parliament finally agreed to a nationwide poll on Dec 12 that may help break the political deadlock over Brexit.

Speaker John Bercow, UK parliament's Brexit umpire-cum-player, steps down

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:20
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow will step down on Thursday, ending a 10-year term in which he has become a central player in Britain's protracted Brexit debate - feted by the "Remain" side but reviled by many Brexiteers.

Turkey says U.S. vote on Armenia genocide will damage ties

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:18
Turkey condemned a decision by the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize the mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as genocide, saying on Wednesday it would damage the "critical" relationship between the NATO allies.

EU's Barnier says no-deal Brexit risk persists, trade talks to be 'difficult'

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:18
The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Wednesday the risk of Britain's chaotic departure from the bloc without a divorce agreement still existed, and that future trade talks would be "difficult and demanding".

U.S., Gulf countries impose joint Iran-related sanctions on 25 targets

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:13
The United States and six Gulf countries agreed to jointly impose sanctions on 25 corporations, banks and individuals linked to Iran's support for militant networks including Hezbollah, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday.

Record breaking Nepal climber seeks to inspire future mountaineers

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:02
A Nepali climber who scaled the 14 highest peaks in six months and six days to become the world's fastest mountaineer said on Wednesday he wanted to inspire future generations of climbers in the Himalayan nation.

Hungary vetoes NATO statement on Ukraine over minority rights: minister

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 17:00
Hungary has vetoed a joint NATO declaration on Ukraine as it did not contain a reference to its neighbor's obligation to fully respect the rights of ethnic Hungarians living there, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Wednesday.

Chile cancels APEC trade meet, global climate summit as protests rage

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 16:52
Chile has withdrawn as host of an APEC trade summit in November where the United States and China had been expected to take major steps toward ending a 15-month-old trade war that has slowed world economic growth.

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