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Planned Parenthood opts out of U.S. subsidies in fight over abortion referrals

Planned Parenthood said on Monday it was withdrawing from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for low-income women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program from referring women to abortion providers.

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Hong Kong leader sees ‘way out’ of chaos through dialogue

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of an effort to restore peace and that dialogue with peaceful protesters would provide a “way out” for the Chinese-ruled city.

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Hong Kong leader sees ‘way out’ for Hong Kong through dialogue

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of an effort to restore peace and that dialogue with peaceful protesters would provide a “way out” for the Chinese-ruled city.

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Hong Kong leader says she hopes peaceful protest was a turning point

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of an effort to restore peace and that the government would talk to peaceful protesters and tackle complaints against police.

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Hong Kong leader says she hopes non-violent protest puts city on road to peace

Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hopes a non-violent weekend protest that saw hundreds of thousands take to the streets in an anti-government rally was the beginning of efforts to restore peace in the Chinese-ruled city.

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Space telescope offers rare glimpse of Earth-sized rocky exoplanet

Direct observations from a NASA space telescope have for the first time revealed the atmospheric void of a rocky, Earth-sized world beyond our own solar system orbiting the most common type of star in the galaxy, according to a study released on Monday.

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Asian shares nudge higher on stimulus hopes, recession fears ease

Asian shares extended their gains on Tuesday as hopes for stimulus in major economies tempered anxiety about a global recession, helping boost riskier assets and drawing money from safe-havens such as bonds and gold.

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Iran tanker heads to Greece, U.S. warns against helping vessel

An Iranian tanker at the center of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel.

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Trump, UK’s Johnson discuss Brexit, economic issues in call

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed Brexit and a U.S.-Britain free trade deal during a phone call on Monday ahead of a Group of Seven summit in France this weekend.

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Release of Iranian tanker ‘unfortunate’: U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a television interview on Monday that it was unfortunate an Iranian oil tanker detained off Gibraltar had been allowed to leave.

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Besieged Kashmiri neighborhood in test of wills with India’s Modi

For more than a week, the young men of Soura, a densely populated enclave in Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, have been taking turns to maintain an around-the-clock vigil at the entry points to their neighborhood.

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U.S. has conveyed its ‘strong position’ to Greece about Iranian tanker: official

The United States has conveyed its “strong position” to the Greek government about an Iranian tanker that sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar and Washington says is carrying oil to Syria, a State Department official said.

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Open Arms suggests Italy take rescue ship migrants to Spain

The commanders of a rescue ship with 98 migrants aboard declined to leave Italian waters on Monday, turning down an option to take them to Spain and suggesting that Italy’s Coast Guard should take them there instead.

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Canada’s Trudeau under pressure after Britain revokes citizenship of ‘Jihadi Jack’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came under pressure on Monday from the opposition Conservatives who warned against giving any assistance to Jack Letts – a dual citizen dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the media – after Britain’s decision to strip him of his British citizenship.

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General Electric fortifies defense against charges of bogus accounting

General Electric Co reinforced its defense of its accounting practices on Monday after investors asked more questions about an unusual research report last week that accused the jet engine and power plant maker of financial fraud.

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Top U.S. CEOs say companies should put social responsibility above profit

Corporate America is responsible for providing economic benefits to all, not just its investors, the Business Roundtable group said on Monday.

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UK PM Johnson writes to Donald Tusk to propose Brexit deal changes

Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday to set out his proposals for reaching a new Brexit deal with the bloc ahead of Britain’s planned departure on Oct. 31.

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Wall Street rallies on hopes of global economic stimulus

U.S. stocks climbed on Monday as reports of stimulus efforts in China and Germany calmed fears of a severe downturn in the global economy that were stoked last week as bond yields fell.

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U.S. attorney general shakes up prison bureau after Epstein death

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday shook up the leadership at the federal Bureau of Prisons, removing its acting chief following the suicide of financier Jeffrey Epstein in a New York City jail.

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Global network’s nuclear sensors in Russia went offline after mystery blast

The operator of a global network of radioactive-particle sensors said on Monday its two Russian sites closest to a mysterious explosion went offline days after the blast, soon followed by two more, fuelling suspicions that Russia tampered with them.

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UK’s Johnson to EU: Let’s replace backstop with commitment to alternative arrangements

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday to propose replacing the Irish backstop with a commitment to put in place alternative arrangements by the end of a post-Brexit transition period.

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Wall Street gains on optimism over global economy

U.S. stocks climbed on Monday as reports of stimulus efforts in China and Germany calmed fears of a severe downturn in the global economy that were stoked last week as bond yields fell.

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Ohio man, one of three alleged thwarted mass shooters, denies charges in court

An alleged self-described white nationalist, one of three men in the United States accused of planning mass shootings in a week, pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that he threatened to attack a Jewish community center, the court clerk said.

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UK PM Johnson to EU’s Tusk: Replace backstop with commitment to alternative arrangements

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday to propose replacing the Irish backstop with a commitment to put in place alternative arrangements by the end of a post-Brexit transition period.

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UK PM Johnson discussed economic issues, Brexit in call with Trump: spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday ahead of a Group of Seven summit in France this weekend, Johnson’s office said.