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Asian shares up on U.S. jobs report, but caution seen on trade talks

Asian shares edged higher on Monday after data showed the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to the lowest in almost 50 years, easing concerns of a slowdown in the world’s largest economy.

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Trump amps up complaints, says Pelosi may be guilty of treason

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday launched a direct attack on House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying she could be guilty of treason for what he claimed was her knowledge of a top Democrat’s characterization of his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

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NBA Rockets general manager apologizes for Hong Kong protest tweet

The general manager of the Houston Rockets basketball team apologized on Monday for a tweet in support of Hong Kong protests, saying he did not intend to offend fans of the NBA team in China.

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Hong Kong metro partially reopens, city struggles after violent weekend

Hong Kong struggled to recover on Monday, with the metro only partially functioning and infrastructure extensively damaged, after scores of protesters were arrested in violent clashes overnight that drew the first warning from the Chinese military.

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Asian shares buoyed by U.S. jobs, trade talks in focus

Asian shares edged higher on Monday after data showed the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to the lowest in almost 50 years, easing concerns of a slowdown in the world’s largest economy.

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Low inflation? Nothing to worry about, Fed’s George says

Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George on Sunday rejected the notion that the U.S. central bank should cut interest rates to try to boost low inflation, adding that doing so could create financial imbalances.

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Britain’s Johnson asks France’s Macron to ‘push forward’ on Brexit

Britain’s Boris Johnson urged French President Emanuel Macron on Sunday to “push forward” to secure a Brexit deal and told him the EU should not be lured into the mistaken belief that the UK would stay in the EU after Oct.31, the prime minister’s office said.

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Iraqi police fire on protesters in new unrest, death toll passes 100

At least eight people were killed in new clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters on Sunday, the sixth day of unrest in which the death toll has now passed 100 and more than 6,000 have been wounded.

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Yovanovitch is latest casualty of Trump war on career diplomats

The treatment of U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch – disparaged by President Donald Trump and abruptly recalled from Ukraine – exemplifies what current and former U.S. officials describe as a campaign by Trump against career diplomats.

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Bayer says October U.S. glyphosate trial delayed until February

A pending U.S. lawsuit over claims related to Bayer’s glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup has been delayed, the company said on Sunday, with a new court date set for February, 2020.

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Eight killed, 15 wounded in new clashes in Iraq

At least eight people were killed and 25 wounded in new clashes between protesters and police in eastern Baghdad on Sunday, police and medical sources said.

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Thousands rally in Kiev to protest autonomy plan for eastern Ukraine

Thousands of people gathered in Kiev’s main square on Sunday to protest against President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s deal with Moscow to grant autonomy to Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebel-held east as part of efforts to end a five-year conflict there.

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Five people killed and fifteen wounded in fresh clashes in Iraqi capital Baghdad

At least five people were killed and 15 wounded in fresh clashes between protesters and police in eastern Baghdad on Sunday, police and medical sources said.

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Bayer says another U.S. glyphosate trial is delayed

A pending U.S. lawsuit over claims related to Bayer’s glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup has been delayed, the company said on Sunday.

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Death toll in Iraq unrest passes 100, government issues new promises

The death toll in five days of clashes between Iraqi police and protesters rose to over 100 on Sunday and the government struggled to appease public anger over corruption and unemployment by announcing reforms.

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Iraq says no Iraqi government forces fired directly at protesters during unrest

No Iraqi government forces fired directly at protesters during protests, the spokesman for Iraq’s Interior Ministry Major General Saad Maan said on Sunday in a news conference broadcast on state television.

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Talks between UAW and GM take ‘turn for the worse’: union official

Talks for a new four-year labor contract between General Motors Co and its striking workers cooled after the United Auto Workers rejected the largest U.S. automaker’s latest offer on Sunday.

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104 people killed in Iraq unrest, 6,000 wounded: Interior Ministry

At least 104 people have been killed and more than 6,000 wounded in less than a week of unrest in Iraq, Interior Ministry spokesman Major General Saad Maan said on Sunday on state TV.

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Talks between UAW and GM ‘have taken turn for the worse’: union official

Talks for a new four-year labor contract between General Motors Co and its striking workers cooled after the United Auto Workers rejected the largest U.S. automaker’s latest offer on Sunday.

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Four killed, five wounded in shooting in Kansas bar

Four people were killed and five wounded in a Kansas City area bar early on Sunday when one or two suspects opened fire, and police were hunting for the shooters, local authorities said.

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Pompeo not complying with impeachment probe subpoena: lawmaker

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has not yet come into compliance with a subpoena for documents in the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment probe, a top Democrat helping to lead the inquiry said on Sunday.

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Four killed, five wounded in shooting at Kansas bar

Four people were killed and five wounded in Kansas early on Sunday when one or two suspects opened fire inside a Kansas City bar, and police were hunting for the shooters, local authorities said.

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UK could be flexible on details of Northern Ireland veto, customs plan

Britain is open to some flexibility on the proposed mechanism that would allow lawmakers in post-Brexit Northern Ireland to decide whether the British province remains in regulatory alignment with the European Union, its Brexit minister said.

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North Korea doubts U.S. will have alternative plans inside two weeks

North Korea said on Sunday there was no way the United States would bring alternative plans for their stalled nuclear talks to a meeting proposed by Stockholm in two weeks after weekend negotiations in Sweden broke down.

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Chinese soldiers in Hong Kong warn protesters as emergency rules fail to quell unrest

Chinese soldiers issued a warning to Hong Kong protesters on Sunday who shone lasers at their barracks in the city, in the first direct interaction with mainland military forces in four months of anti-government demonstrations.