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The U.S. will phase out China tariffs, Beijing officials say

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has agreed to phase out tariffs on Chinese goods, Chinese officials said at a press conference in Beijing Friday evening. Read More


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Britain speeds towards Brexit as Johnson wins large majority in election

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31. More »


House panel approves impeachment charges against Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives committee approved charges of abuse of power and obstruction against Republican President Donald Trump on Friday, making it almost certain he will become the third American president in history to be impeached. More »


How Boris Johnson’s election gamble paid off

(Reuters) - It was a straight forward message: “Get Brexit done.” More »


Revolution 101: For hardened teens of Hong Kong protests, violence is one way forward

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Fiona's rebellion against the People's Republic of China began slowly in the summer months, spreading across her 16-year-old life like a fever dream. The marches and protests, the standoffs with police, the lies to her parents. They'd all built on top of her old existence until she found herself, now, dressed in black, her face wrapped with a homemade balaclava that left only her eyes and a pale strip of skin visible. Her small hands were stained red. More »


Bloomberg climate plan would halve U.S. carbon emissions in 10 years

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Friday unveiled a climate plan to slash U.S. carbon emissions by 50% in ten years, by slapping tougher pollution standards on new gas-fired power plants and replacing coal with cleaner energy sources like wind and solar. More »


Lackluster U.S. retail sales cast shadow on fourth-quarter economic growth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. retail sales increased less than expected in November as Americans cut back on discretionary spending despite a strong labor market, raising fears the economy was slowing a bit faster than anticipated in the fourth quarter. More »


Uber submits appeal to regain London taxi licence

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber submitted an appeal on Friday against a decision by London's transport regulator to strip the taxi app of its right to operate in one its most important markets, setting up a potentially lengthy legal process during which it can continue to take rides. More »


I need a break, says globetrotting Greta

TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - Tireless teenage activist Greta Thunberg has been crisscrossing the globe by car, train and boat - but not plane - to demand action on climate change. But now even she needs a rest. More »


Ford recalls 547,538 Super Duty pickup trucks on post-crash fire risk

(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Friday it would recall 547,538 of its Ford Super Duty pickup trucks across the United States, Canada and Mexico, citing the risk of a post-crash interior fire. More »


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