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Zelenskiy seeks broader mandate as Ukraine holds snap parliament election

July 21, 2019 By Maria Tsvetkova and Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainians voted in a snap parliamentary election on Sunday that is expected to strengthen President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s hold on power, handing the novice ...
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Pacifist constitution reform at stake as Japan goes to polls

July 21, 2019 By Linda Sieg and Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc was forecast to win a solid majority in an upper house election on Sunday that could ...
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Iran warns UK against escalating tensions, says crew of seized ship safe

July 21, 2019 By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s ambassador to Britain warned against escalating tensions on Sunday as a UK official failed to rule out sanctions in response to Tehran’s seizure of a ...
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Hong Kong on security alert as thousands march in fresh wave of protests

July 21, 2019 By Donny Kwok and Felix Tam HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tens of thousands marched in sweltering heat in Hong Kong on Sunday as anti-government protests show no sign of let-up, with anger ...
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UK finance minister to quit over no-deal Brexit if Johnson become PM

July 21, 2019 By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) – Finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign if Boris Johnson became Britain’s new prime minister because he could not support a leader happy ...
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Future relationship with EU can be changed, Ireland’s Coveney tells new UK PM

July 21, 2019 LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union would be willing to change parts of the political declaration, or agreement on a future relationship with Britain, when the new British prime minister is elected, ...
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U.S. adviser Bolton travels to Japan, South Korea amid trade dispute

July 21, 2019 (Reuters) – U.S. national security adviser John Bolton departed on Saturday for a trip to Japan and South Korea, two key allies of Washington that are embroiled in a trade dispute. A ...
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Female suicide bomber kills eight in northwest Pakistan

July 21, 2019 DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) – A female suicide bomber in northwestern Pakistan killed at least eight people and wounded 26 more in an attack outside a local civilian hospital on Sunday, ...
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A ‘shy, talented drawer’ – mourner remembers friend lost in Japan arson attack

July 21, 2019 By Tim Kelly and Sam Nussey KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) – The two men, friends since high school, were in touch on social media a week ago about getting together for a drink ...
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Pompeo to meet with Mexico’s foreign minister to discuss immigration, trade

July 21, 2019 MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard on Sunday to discuss migration and trade, amid heightened bilateral tension ahead of a ...
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British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days

July 20, 2019 CAIRO (Reuters) – British Airways and Lufthansa abruptly suspended flights to Cairo from Saturday over security concerns, but giving no details about what may have prompted the move. “We constantly review our ...
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Greek PM says 2020 budget will respect fiscal targets

July 20, 2019 By Angeliki Koutantou and Michele Kambas ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece will submit a 2020 budget later this year that will fully respect the fiscal targets agreed with its lenders, newly elected Prime ...
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Rating agencies knew of stress at India’s IL&FS, but gave good ratings: audit

July 20, 2019 By Abhirup Roy and Aditya Kalra MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Credit rating agencies for years assigned high ratings to India’s Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) and its group companies despite its ...
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Indian govt seeks to tap foreign lenders for loans to its small firms: sources

July 20, 2019 By Aftab Ahmed and Devjyot Ghoshal NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s government is in talks with foreign lenders to provide as much as $14.5 billion in credit to millions of its small ...
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CBS stations go dark for DirecTV customers amid contract dispute with AT&T

July 20, 2019 (Reuters) – CBS Corp <CBS.N> and AT&T Inc <T.N> failed to renew their contact, resulting in millions of DirecTV subscribers losing access to CBS programming. CBS television stations in over a dozen ...
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Will ECB walk or just talk as rate circus comes to Europe?

July 20, 2019 By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The global march towards lower interest rates reaches Europe this week with the European Central Bank expected at least to signal easier monetary policy, while Turkey’s ...
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Wall Street Week Ahead: Prospect of Fed cut pushing dividend investors into tech, energy

July 20, 2019 By David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) – An expected interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this month is pushing yield-oriented U.S. fund managers further afield in search of income at ...
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A rally and a redirect: why the markets are so focused on the Fed

July 19, 2019 By David Randall, Trevor Hunnicutt and Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) – When New York Fed President John Williams talked about the need to “vaccinate the economy” on Thursday, markets listened. And ...
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BOJ’s Kuroda says he disagrees with modern monetary theory

July 19, 2019 NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Friday denounced an economic philosophy that encourages the use of government spending as a primary policy tool to boost employment. Speaking ...
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Biden can’t ride Obama’s coattails, because Obama isn’t liberal enough for today’s Democratic Party

Joe Biden frequently reminds us of his partnership with former President Barack Obama. He hopes that nostalgia for the Obama administration will help him get the Democratic nomination and put him in the White House ...
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Obama’s Pro-Iran Echo Chamber Finds New Ally in Rand Paul

The Obama administration's pro-Iran "echo chamber" has found an unlikely ally in Republican senator Rand Paul, who recently engaged in shadow diplomacy with Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif—part of what multiple U.S. officials described to ...
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Take Five: Preparing for a prime minister, PMIs and policymakers

July 19, 2019 LONDON (Reuters) – 1/ROAD TO NO. 10 Investors will wake on July 24 to a new British prime minister. Boris Johnson, the face of the Leave campaign in the 2016 Brexit referendum, ...
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Angela Merkel sides with congresswomen over Trump regarding ‘go back’ tweets

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she stands with the four congresswomen President Trump said should “go back” to the countries they “originally” came from. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Democratic senator on how to beat Trump: ‘Punch him in the face’

Jon Tester said the way for Democrats to win in states President Trump won in 2016 is to "punch him in the face" during an interview on Morning Joe Thursday morning. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Pew: 91% Democrats see violence next in war of words

After a week that saw President Trump and his foes toss toxic words at each other, there is now a warning that the next phase could be “violence.” examinerpolitics.com ...
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Sanders and Warren tied for second behind Biden: Poll

Joe Biden continues to lead the pack of more than 20 Democratic contenders for president, according to a new poll. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Obituary: John Paul Stevens, 1920-2019

It’s difficult to say whether the life of Justice John Paul Stevens, who died last week in his Florida retirement at age 99, was important in the history of American jurisprudence or in American politics ...
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Midsummer meltdown in the House

Congress is having an epic summer meltdown. Rather than passing critical bipartisan legislation, including a slew of spending bills needed to keep the government operating, lawmakers spent last week battling viciously over the political direction ...
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Barnes – Trump’s obsession with attention

In his Sunday morning tweets, President Trump denounced four female House members known as the Squad: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. Trump ...
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Squad, attention!

In January, four weeks after the Washington Examiner magazine launched nationwide, we ran a cover story under the headline "Hostile Takeover" about four extreme young left-wingers barging Nancy Pelosi and the old guard aside to ...
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Lara Trump tries to fix her party’s woman problem

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.—One month before before she is set to give birth to her second child, Lara Trump came here to kick off the 2020 Women for Trump coalition. examinerpolitics.com ...
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UK’s fiscal watchdog to warn of recession in 2020 in case of ‘no-deal’ Brexit: The Times

July 17, 2019 (Reuters) – Britain’s fiscal watchdog is expected to say on Thursday that Britain’s economy will fall into a recession next year and that its economy will be 3% smaller in the event ...
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Japanese official says negotiating teams working hard on U.S.-Japan trade deal

July 17, 2019 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and Japanese officials are working hard to reach agreement on a bilateral trade agreement, a senior Japanese official told Reuters on Wednesday, adding he was looking forward to ...
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U.S. removing Turkey from F-35 program after its Russian missile defense purchase

July 17, 2019 By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move long threatened and expected ...
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Netflix to roll out cheaper mobile-only plan in India

July 17, 2019 By Munsif Vengattil and Arriana McLymore (Reuters) – Netflix Inc <NFLX.O> said on Wednesday it would roll out a lower-priced mobile-only plan in India, tapping into a price-sensitive market where data consumption ...
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Croatia PM reshuffles cabinet, proposes six new ministers

July 17, 2019 ZAGREB (Reuters) – Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Wednesday ordered a reshuffle of his cabinet with six new ministers, just over a year before his government’s term in office expires in ...
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