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May says to return to Brussels on Saturday in bid to seal Brexit deal
Prime Minister Theresa May said she would be returning to Brussels on Saturday to hammer out an outline of Britain's future ties with the European Union after her meeting with the head of the bloc's executive on Wednesday failed to bridge the gaps.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:45:59 -0500)

Wall Street climbs as tech, internet stocks bounce back
U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after a brutal two-day selloff, led by a rebound in beaten-down internet, technology and energy shares ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:43:19 -0500)

Macron's popularity dips as French fuel tax revolt simmers
Emmanuel Macron's popularity took a further hit in recent weeks, according to a poll on Sunday, as fuel tax protests rumbled on across France in the latest sign of discontent with the president's economic reforms.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:35:13 -0500)

CDC says U.S. abortion rate plunged in decade ending 2015
A U.S. government agency said on Wednesday that abortion rates among American women of all ages fell to a decade low in 2015, which both opponents and supporters of abortion rights attributed in part to individual states' efforts to restrict women's access to the procedure.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 14:52:56 -0500)

In bid for top House job, Pelosi wins converts
Nancy Pelosi, working to reclaim the top job in the U.S. House of Representatives, won over another supporter on Wednesday as a fellow Democrat reversed course and said he would back her as House speaker next year.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 14:32:58 -0500)

U.S., South Korea to reduce scope of 'Foal Eagle' military exercise
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that a joint military exercise with South Korea called "Foal Eagle" would be reduced in scope next year so it does not harm diplomatic efforts with North Korea.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 14:29:18 -0500)

Exclusive: U.S. weighs sanctions on Cuban officials over role in Venezuela crackdown
The Trump administration is considering imposing sanctions on Cuban military and intelligence officials who it says are helping Venezuela's socialist government crack down on dissent, according to a source with knowledge of the deliberations.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 14:18:13 -0500)

U.S. chief justice defends federal judiciary after Trump comments
U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday strongly defended the federal judiciary a day after President Donald Trump referred to a judge who ruled against his policy barring asylum for certain immigrants as an "Obama judge."
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 14:15:50 -0500)

Deere outlook for 2019 disappoints amid trade war, slowing demand
Deere & Co gave an underwhelming earnings forecast on Wednesday for fiscal 2019 after missing quarterly profit estimates amid a U.S. trade battle with China that has depressed U.S. farm commodity prices and hurt agriculture equipment demand.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 13:31:29 -0500)

Holiday wish list: U.S. states count on extra online sales tax to boost budget
Illinois, the U.S. state with the lowest credit rating on Wall Street, has often been chastised for using gimmicks to balance its budget.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 13:25:59 -0500)

American killed by an isolated tribe on remote Indian island
A young American adventurer and evangelist visiting one of the islands in India's remote cluster of Andaman and Nicobar has been killed by a tribe of hunter-gatherers who live there isolated from the outside world, police said on Wednesday.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 13:21:17 -0500)

Nissan seeks more power in Renault alliance; governments urge stability
Nissan wants more influence in its alliance with France's Renault following the arrest of group Chairman Carlos Ghosn, arguing the structure does not adequately reflect the Japanese carmaker's size and global sales.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 13:09:51 -0500)

California wildfire evacuees prepare their tents for rains
Heavy rains expected on Wednesday in northern California are expected to hinder search teams sifting through ash and rubble for the remains of victims of the deadliest wildfire in the state's history, as well as bring more misery to evacuees who have yet to find permanent shelter.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:38:38 -0500)

U.S. business spending slowing; housing market weak
New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods were unexpectedly unchanged in October and shipments rebounded modestly, which could temper expectations of an acceleration in business spending on equipment early in the fourth quarter.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:30:42 -0500)

Atlanta Fed leaves U.S. fourth-quarter GDP growth view at 2.5 percent
The U.S. economy is expanding at a 2.5 percent annualized rate in the fourth quarter, based on data on durable goods orders and home resales in October, the Atlanta Federal Reserve's GDPNow forecast model showed on Wednesday.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:30:42 -0500)

Interpol elects South Korean as president, Russia condemns Western pressure
International police organization Interpol on Wednesday elected Kim Jong-yang of South Korea as president, beating a Russian whose candidacy had raised concerns in Europe and the United States about the risk of Kremlin interference.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:29:37 -0500)

Stock market volatility: Options traders expect more, more, more
A new normal is taking root in U.S. stock markets, and the word that best sums it up starts with a "V".
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:21:24 -0500)

More than 80,000 Yemeni children may have died from hunger, aid group says
An estimated 85,000 children under five may have died from extreme hunger in Yemen since a Saudi-led coalition intervened in the civil war in 2015, an aid agency said on Wednesday, as the U.N. special envoy arrived in Yemen to pursue peace talks.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:19:50 -0500)

China building on new reef in South China Sea, think tank says
China has installed a new platform on a remote part of the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea which could be used for military purposes, according to recent satellite images reviewed by a U.S. think tank.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 12:00:27 -0500)

Traffic jams, bitter cold on this year's Thanksgiving menu
Americans may need an extra helping of patience this Thanksgiving weekend, with the largest number of travelers in a decade expected to hit the road or board flights to celebrate with family and friends after a prosperous year for many.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 11:56:25 -0500)

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