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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares recover from 3-week lows but trade deal worries limit gains
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  • 2019-11-22 03:49:08Z

Asian equities posted a mild bounce on Friday from three-week lows hit the previous day, with persistent worries over the status of trade negotiations between China and the United States limiting the gains. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan climbed 0.12%, recovering from Thursday's drop of as much as 1.4% that took it to its lowest level since Oct. 30 on concerns that U.S. legislation on Hong Kong threatened to undermine trade talks between the world's two largest economies.

U.S. says concerned about China's attempts to influence Taiwan's presidential vote
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  • 2019-11-22 03:32:31Z

The United States is concerned about China's attempts to influence Taiwan's upcoming presidential election, the top U.S. official in Taiwan said on Friday, as China stepped up pressure on the self-ruled island ahead of the vote in January. Brent Christensen, the de facto U.S. ambassador to Taiwan, told reporters in Taipei that the Chinese attempts are of concern to the United States.

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SocGen's heads of Asia trade finance depart after bunker fuel losses
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  • 2019-11-22 03:10:08Z

SINGAPORE/PARIS (Reuters) - Societe Generale's regional heads of trade and commodities finance for Asia Pacific have left the Paris-based bank, raising concerns among Singapore-based shipping fuel traders that it may wind back financing services to the sector. France's third-biggest listed lender said this year it would shrink or exit some businesses to cut costs at its investment banking unit, and has been hit by losses from trade financing in the Singapore bunker fuel market. Societe Generale, or SocGen, confirmed on Thursday that Damien de Rosny and Timothy Siow had left the bank, without providing further details.

Defying U.S. pressure, S.Korea to end intelligence pact with Japan
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  • 2019-11-22 02:46:55Z

South Korea is set to let lapse an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan on Saturday amid a bitter feud over history and trade, defying mounting U.S. pressure to maintain a key element of their trilateral security cooperation. The expiry of the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) is likely to intensify discord between South Korea and the United States, which wants its two Asian allies keep their dispute out of security cooperation.

Police seize 976 pounds of marijuana in North Texas
Police seize 976 pounds of marijuana in North Texas
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  • 2019-11-22 02:41:25Z

Sheriffs said the drugs and THC concentrate vaping cartridges were from California with a final destination of Georgia

The Latest: Atty: Man says messages weren't meant as threats
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  • 2019-11-22 02:41:22Z

A lawyer assisting a western New York man sentenced to five years in prison for voicemails he left for two Republican members of Congress says the man maintains his messages weren't meant as threats. Carlos Bayon was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Buffalo.

The Latest: Official: Alaska recognizes same-sex spouses
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  • 2019-11-22 02:41:08Z

A Department of Law spokeswoman says the state agency that determines eligibility for payment of checks to Alaska residents from the oil-wealth fund recognizes same-sex spouses. Denali Nicole Smith is married to a woman serving in the military and based in Florida. Smith has filed a federal lawsuit over the matter.

Judge gives final approval to Houston-area bail deal
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  • 2019-11-22 02:14:52Z

A federal judge has given final approval to a settlement in a lawsuit over the bail system in Texas' most populous county which ensures that most people accused of misdemeanor offenses don't languish in jail. The bail system in Harris County, where Houston is located, had been deemed unconstitutional by U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal following a 2016 lawsuit alleging poor misdemeanor defendants stayed behind bars because of poverty.

The Latest: Jury to deliberate in officer's murder trial
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  • 2019-11-22 02:06:05Z

A jury is expected to begin deliberating soon in the trial of an Alabama police officer facing a murder charge for the 2016 shooting of an unarmed man. Officer Aaron Cody Smith is on trial for the fatal shooting 58-year-old Greg Gunn in February 2016. A white Alabama police officer charged with murder in the killing of a black man says he's still remembering new details about the shooting nearly four years later.

Sydney gasps for air as Australia bushfire smoke reaches record levels
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  • 2019-11-22 01:36:46Z

The Australian state of New South Wales is gasping under the worst levels of air pollution recorded as smoke from widespread bushfires causes a spike in hospital visits and hazards including poor visibility for drivers. Sydney, the country's most populous city, woke up to a thick haze, and blood red sun, for the fourth consecutive day on Friday, even as a cooler change brought some relief for firefighters battling scores of wildfires across the country's southeast. The bushfires have pushed the harbour city into a rare appearance this week in the top ten cities with the worst air pollution in the world.

Snow-like hail in Phoenix-area desert caps days of storms
Snow-like hail in Phoenix-area desert caps days of storms
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  • 2019-11-22 01:29:51Z

Large hail coated the desert in parts of the Phoenix metro area as a string of storms that unleashed three days of wet weather blew out of Arizona. National Weather Service meteorologists say hail fell Thursday afternoon in parts of Phoenix and the suburbs of Goodyear, Avondale, Tempe, Mesa and Apache Junction - an unusual sight in the desert. TV news helicopters shot video of children sledding on a hill covered by snow-like hail west of Phoenix and golfers in Scottsdale playing on courses blanketed by hail.

Trump travels to Delaware base to honor two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan
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  • 2019-11-22 01:17:58Z

U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Thursday to receive the remains of two American soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan this week. Trump, who met with families of the soldiers, was accompanied at the base by first lady Melania Trump, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley and national security adviser Robert O'Brien.

Panasonic has no plans for new Tesla battery plant in China: CEO
Panasonic has no plans for new Tesla battery plant in China: CEO
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  • 2019-11-22 01:06:13Z

Panasonic Corp has no plans to build a new battery plant for Tesla Inc in China, the Japanese company's chief executive said, as it struggles to make profits from its existing battery business with the electric vehicle maker. "We don't have any plans at the moment to set up a production site in China for Tesla's Chinese business," CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga told reporters at a strategy briefing on Friday. "It is up to Tesla to decide whether it would use Chinese-made batteries from other manufacturers or get batteries from our Gigafactory 1 (in Nevada)," he said.

Lawsuit: Church pressured victims into unfair settlements
Lawsuit: Church pressured victims into unfair settlements
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  • 2019-11-22 00:58:04Z

Two impoverished Mississippi men who say they were sexually assaulted by Franciscan missionaries filed a federal lawsuit Thursday claiming that Catholic officials pressured them into signing settlements that paid them little money and required them to remain silent about the alleged abuse. The lawsuit, filed in New York, claims the church officials drew up the agreements a year ago to prevent the men from telling their stories or going to court - a violation of a 2002 promise by American bishops to abandon the use of nondisclosure agreements, as part of an effort to end the cover-up of sexual abuse within the church. The suit was filed by two cousins, La Jarvis Love, of Senatobia,...

FOREX-Dollar keeps safe-haven bid amid trade 'headline fatigue'
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  • 2019-11-22 00:51:03Z

Movements were slight as investors also looked to a slew of global manufacturing surveys published later in the day for clues on how deeply the U.S.-China trade dispute is hurting the world's economy. "Trade is the elephant in the room," said Ray Attrill, National Australia Bank's head of FX strategy, though he added that "headline fatigue has set in," limiting volatility in the market's reaction to new information. China will try hard to resolve the dispute, Commerce ministry spokesman Gao Feng told reporters on Thursday.

Pro-government supporters attack Catholic church in Nicaragua as tensions flare
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  • 2019-11-22 00:48:15Z

MANAGUA/MASAYA, Nicaragua, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega tried to storm a church on Thursday, with a priest saying they hit churchgoers, as tension ratchets up between Roman Catholics and the government in the Central American country. Footage posted on social media showed protesters pressing against the barricaded door of the San Juan Bautista parish church in the western city of Masaya. Parishioners had gathered for Mass, to be followed by a pilgrimage, in support of mothers in Masaya's cathedral who are on a hunger strike.

Trump wants Senate trial, expects Joe Biden to testify: White House
Trump wants Senate trial, expects Joe Biden to testify: White House
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  • 2019-11-22 00:47:46Z

President Donald Trump wants an impeachment trial to go forward in the U.S. Senate because he would receive due process there and he expects Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden would be among the witnesses, a White House spokesman said on Thursday. "President Trump wants to have a trial

Trial rescheduled for man charged with making racist threats
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  • 2019-11-22 00:37:02Z

Court officials say the upcoming trial of a white man charged with making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia has been postponed. A federal judge on Thursday pushed back the trial date for Daniel McMahon of Brandon, Florida. The trial was originally scheduled to start Dec. 23 at the federal courthouse in Charlottesville, but the judge set a new trial date of June 15, 2020.

UPDATE 1-Lawsuit challenges Trump order requiring local sign-off on refugees
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  • 2019-11-22 00:34:22Z

A U.S. coalition of refugee resettlement groups sued the Trump administration on Thursday seeking to block a new policy that would allow refugees to be resettled only if state and local officials agree to accept them. The lawsuit, filed a Maryland federal court, argues that Republican President Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he issued an executive order in September that mandated the approval of states and localities before refugees can be sent to those places. The Trump administration has said the consent requirement will help ensure that receiving communities have the resources to integrate refugees into their populations.

Trump wants Senate trial, expects Joe Biden to testify -White House
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  • 2019-11-22 00:32:34Z

President Donald Trump wants an impeachment trial to go forward in the U.S. Senate because he would receive due process there and he expects Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden would be among the witnesses, a White House spokesman said on Thursday. "President Trump wants to have a trial in the Senate because it's clearly the only chamber where he can expect fairness and receive due process under the Constitution," spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement.

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares up from 3-week lows, but trade uncertainty nags
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  • 2019-11-22 00:27:45Z

Asian equities rose on Friday, bouncing from a three-week low touched a day earlier, but gains were capped by persistent worries over the status of trade negotiations between China and the United States. Early in the Asian trading day, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.12%. The index had fallen as much as 1.41% on Thursday, hitting its lowest level since October 30, on concerns that U.S. legislation on Hong Kong threatened to undermine trade talks between the world's two largest economies.

UPDATE 1-U.S. charges Chinese national with stealing trade secrets -Justice Dept
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  • 2019-11-22 00:18:31Z

A Chinese national who worked for Monsanto before it was purchased by Bayer AG was charged in St. Louis, Missouri, on Thursday with stealing trade secrets for China, the U.S. Justice Department said. Haitao Xiang, 42, an employee of Monsanto and its Climate Corp subsidiary from 2008 to 2017, was stopped by federal officials at a U.S. airport before he could board a flight to China carrying proprietary farming software, the department said in a statement. "The indictment alleges another example of the Chinese government using Talent Plans to encourage employees to steal intellectual property from their U.S. employers," Assistant Attorney General John Demers said.

Military same-sex spouse denied Alaska oil check sues
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  • 2019-11-22 00:15:38Z

A lawsuit contends the state of Alaska is using laws that have been nullified to deny paying a share from the state's oil wealth fund to the same-sex partner of a military member stationed out of state. According to the lawsuit, representatives of Alaska's Permanent Fund Dividend Division told Denali Nicole Smith she would not have been denied a check this year had she been married to a man. State laws remain on the books, as does a provision in Alaska's constitution, barring same-sex marriage.

POLL-Australia housing market revival to continue into 2020
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  • 2019-11-22 00:05:00Z

Australia's housing market revival will carry on into 2020 thanks to a series of interest rate cuts from the Reserve Bank of Australia this year and another expected next year, according to a Reuters poll of property market analysts. Respondents were, however, skeptical about how long the rebound would last, with most saying it would only be a year before the rate of house price inflation cooled off again. Six of 10 analysts who answered an additional question said further interest rate cuts to the record-low 0.75% benchmark cash rate after three RBA cuts already this year would stimulate Australia's housing market activity and prices significantly.

PM Johnson's Conservatives to raise property purchase tax for non-UK residents
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  • 2019-11-22 00:01:05Z

Foreign buyers of English properties will have to pay a levy of 3% of the purchase value under plans put forward by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives on Friday, aimed at deterring wealthy investors from driving up house prices. The plans form part of the Conservative Party's campaign to win a Dec. 12 election, which is heavily based around Johnson's promise to deliver Brexit within months and move on to domestic issues like education, healthcare and policing. Successive British governments, including the last nine years of Conservative rule, have failed to alleviate a long-term housing shortage which has driven up property values and priced many working Britons out of buying...

NY man gets prison for messages to 2 GOP Congress members
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  • 2019-11-21 23:57:32Z

A western New York man convicted of leaving menacing phone messages for two prominent Republican members of Congress was sentenced to five years in prison, prosecutors said Thursday. Bayon last year left voicemails that authorities said crossed the line into threats against Reps. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington. "Today's sentence should send a strong message to those who seek to express their political views by making threats to public officials," U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. said in a release Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Restaurant group sues California city over ban on new natural gas connections
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  • 2019-11-21 23:52:27Z

California's restaurant industry sued the city of Berkeley on Thursday, arguing in court papers that its ban on natural gas in buildings will harm eateries by increasing costs and preventing them from preparing many sought-after ethnic delicacies. The suit comes four months after Berkeley became the first U.S. city to ban natural gas hookups in new buildings. Since then, more than a dozen California cities have voted to move toward electrifying their building sectors.

Reuters US Domestic News Summary
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  • 2019-11-21 23:51:25Z

What is the 'fictional narrative' a White House ex-adviser warns against? U.S. President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser, Fiona Hill, warned lawmakers in the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Thursday against promoting what she called a "fictional narrative https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/trump-ex-adviser-calls-ukraine-election-interference-theory-fictional-narrative-idUSKBN1XV0I6 " that minimizes Russia's attempts to interfere in U.S. elections. President Donald Trump signed legislation on Thursday that will extend funding for a wide range of federal agencies through Dec. 20 and avoid partial government shutdowns that otherwise would have...

Reuters World News Summary
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  • 2019-11-21 23:51:24Z

U.S. Navy warships, on two occasions in the past few days, have sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea, the U.S. military told Reuters on Thursday, at a time of tension between the world's two largest economies. The busy waterway is one of a number of flashpoints in the U.S.-China relationship, which include a trade war, U.S. sanctions, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Inside the increasingly empty and trashed campus of a Hong Kong university only a handful of activists held out on Thursday as they desperately searched for ways to escape or hide while squads of police encircled the grounds.

Pressure mounts for El Salvador to investigate wave of LGBT+ killings
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  • 2019-11-21 23:50:02Z

Following a wave of murders, LGBT+ rights activists in El Salvador on Thursday backed a United Nations appeal for authorities to step up action to protect gay and trans people. At least four LGBT+ people have been killed in the impoverished and violence-plagued Central American country in the last month, gay and trans rights groups said, with the latest victim, Oscar Canenguez, a gay man, found dead on Sunday.

'Can I actually say something?' Unflappable expert takes on lawmakers in Trump hearing
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  • 2019-11-21 23:47:47Z

A British-born U.S. national security expert never lost her cool during hours parrying heated questions from the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Thursday, and emerged as the latest star of the congressional impeachment inquiry. Fiona Hill, who resigned in July after 2 -1/2 years as the White House's top expert on Russia and Europe, scored point after point during more than five hours of close questioning, calmly absorbing criticism from Republican committee members and at times making the chamber's audience laugh. "Can I actually say something?" she eventually asked in her north-eastern English accent after a speech from Representative Brad Wenstrup, an ardent...

'Can I actually say something?' Unflappable expert takes on lawmakers in Trump hearing
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  • 2019-11-21 23:43:52Z

A British-born U.S. national security expert never lost her cool during hours parrying heated questions from the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Thursday, and emerged as the latest star of the congressional impeachment inquiry. Fiona Hill, who resigned in July after 2 -1/2 years as the White House's top expert on Russia and Europe, scored point after point during more than five hours of close questioning, calmly absorbing criticism from Republican committee members and at times making the chamber's audience laugh. "Can I actually say something?" she eventually asked in her north-eastern English accent after a speech from Representative Brad Wenstrup, an ardent...

UPDATE 1-U.S. warships sail in disputed South China Sea amid tensions
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  • 2019-11-21 23:41:58Z

U.S. Navy warships, on two occasions in the past few days, have sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea, the U.S. military told Reuters on Thursday, at a time of tension between the world's two largest economies. Earlier this week during high-level talks, China called on the U.S. military to stop flexing its muscles in the South China Sea and adding "new uncertainties" over democratic Taiwan, which is claimed by China as a wayward province. The U.S. Navy regularly vexes China by conducting what it calls "freedom of navigation" operations by ships close to some of the islands China occupies, asserting freedom of access to international waterways.

Geospace Technologies: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot
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  • 2019-11-21 23:40:16Z

HOUSTON (AP) _ Geospace Technologies Corp. (GEOS) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $8.7 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had profit of 63 cents. The maker of seismic instruments and equipment posted revenue of $28.9 million in the period.

Sedentary teens risk health, hearts and minds: WHO study
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  • 2019-11-21 23:36:58Z

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Teenagers worldwide are jeopardizing their health by failing to get enough exercise to reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases, a World Health Organization-led study released on Friday warns. The study, based on data from 1.6 million people in 146 countries, found that more than 80% of adolescents aged between 11 and 17 did not meet a WHO recommendation for at least an hour of physical activity a day. "Four in every five adolescents do not experience the enjoyment and social, physical, and mental health benefits of regular physical activity," said Fiona Bull, a specialist in activity and health and a co-author of the work.

Sedentary teens risk health, hearts and minds - WHO study
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  • 2019-11-21 23:30:00Z

GENEVA/LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Teenagers worldwide are jeopardising their health by failing to get enough exercise to reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular diseases, a World Health Organization-led study released on Friday warns. The study, based on data from 1.6 million people in 146 countries, found that more than 80% of adolescents aged between 11 and 17 did not meet a WHO recommendation for at least an hour of physical activity a day. "Four in every five adolescents do not experience the enjoyment and social, physical, and mental health benefits of regular physical activity," said Fiona Bull, a specialist in activity and health and a co-author of the work.

5 news notables honored by New York Journalism Hall of Fame
5 news notables honored by New York Journalism Hall of Fame
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  • 2019-11-21 23:25:12Z

Five luminaries in news broadcasting, opinion writing and - for the first time - photography were inducted Thursday into the New York Journalism Hall of Fame. NBC News' Tom Brokaw; Associated Press photographer Richard Drew; former ABC News anchor and current CBS contributor Ted Koppel; CBS's Jane Pauley, and Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal and NBC News were honored at a ceremony in Manhattan.

Restaurant group sues California city over ban on new natural gas connections
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  • 2019-11-21 23:23:20Z

The suit comes four months after Berkeley became the first U.S. city to ban natural gas hookups in new buildings. Since then, more than a dozen California cities have voted to move toward electrifying their building sectors. This week, Brookline, Massachusetts became the first city outside of California to pass a ban on natural gas in buildings.

Restaurant group sues California city over ban on new natural gas connections
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  • 2019-11-21 23:21:34Z

California's restaurant industry sued the city of Berkeley on Thursday, arguing in court papers that its ban on natural gas in buildings will harm eateries by increasing costs and preventing them from preparing many sought-after ethnic delicacies. The suit comes four months after Berkeley became the first U.S. city to ban natural gas hookups in new buildings. Since then, more than a dozen California cities have voted to move toward electrifying their building sectors.

Army examines TikTok security concerns after Schumer's data warning
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  • 2019-11-21 23:07:44Z

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Army is undertaking a security assessment of China-owned social media platform TikTok after a Democratic lawmaker raised national security concerns over the app's handling of user data, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters at an event at the American Enterprise Institute think tank, McCarthy said he ordered the assessment after the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Schumer, asked him to investigate the possible risks in the military's use of the popular video app for recruiting American teenagers. "National security experts have raised concerns about TikTok's collection and handling of user data,...

Goldman flags risks for Australia
Goldman flags risks for Australia's Westpac bank amid money-laundering scandal
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  • 2019-11-21 23:06:55Z

Goldman lowered its 12-month share price target by 10% to A$25.58, citing the allegations and associated risks including fines, class actions, loss of customers and capital concerns. The U.S. investment bank, in a research report, drew parallels to a similar case against Commonwealth Bank of Australia which resulted in a A$700 million ($475 million) penalty. Australia's financial crime regulator this week accused Westpac of 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering laws, triggering calls for the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Brian Hartzer.

U.S. warships sail in disputed South China Sea amid tensions
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  • 2019-11-21 23:04:54Z

U.S. Navy warships, on two occasions in the past few days, sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday, at a time of tension between the world's two largest economies. Commander Reann Mommsen, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet, told Reuters that the operations were carried out on Wednesday and Thursday and involved the Paracel Islands and Mischief Reef.

Victoria's Secret holiday fashion show canceled as marketing plans 'evolve'
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  • 2019-11-21 22:56:31Z

The annual Victoria's Secret fashion show, known for its jewel-encrusted bras and supermodels sporting angel wings, will not be held this holiday season, parent L Brands Inc said on Thursday. The decision comes after the apparel retailer said in May the TV special was not going to be part of network television as the company evaluates its marketing strategy for the show.

UPDATE 2-Microsoft granted license to export 'mass-market' software to Huawei
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  • 2019-11-21 22:56:26Z

Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it had been granted a license from the U.S. government to export software to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump said this week it would allow some suppliers to restart sales to the Chinese telecoms giant, which was placed on a trade blacklist over national security concerns six months ago. The Commerce Department confirmed it had begun issuing licenses for some companies to sell goods to Huawei, expanding the company's supplier base and providing long-awaited clarity to the industry that once sold it billions of dollars worth of goods.

Rural young women more likely to have babies after unplanned pregnancies
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  • 2019-11-21 22:54:02Z

Both trends may reflect poorer access for rural teens and young women to family planning options, researchers conclude in the American Journal of Public Health. The study team examined more than two decades of data on first pregnancies for teens ages 15 to 19 and young women ages 20 to 24. Overall, 25% of rural teens and 55% of rural young women planned their first pregnancies, compared with 21% of urban teens and 47% of urban young women.

The Latest: 2 airmen died while landing at Oklahoma base
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  • 2019-11-21 22:53:07Z

The Latest on the crash of two Air Force training jets in northwest Oklahoma that killed two airmen. An Air Force base commander says two U.S. airmen were killed in an accident involving two jets during the landing phase of a training exercise in northwestern Oklahoma. Addressing a news conference Thursday afternoon, Vance Air Force Base Col. Corey Simmons declined to identify the two aboard the T-38 Talon who died around 9 a.m.. He says two other airmen aboard an identical jet involved in the crash are uninjured.

Diets with more fiber, yogurt tied to lower risk of lung cancer
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  • 2019-11-21 22:51:01Z

After following people for an average of 8.6 years, 18,822 cases of lung cancer were documented. Compared to people who never ate yogurt, those who consumed the most yogurt were 19% less likely to develop lung cancer, the analysis found. People who had the most fiber in their diets, meanwhile, were 17% less likely to develop lung cancer than those who ate the least fiber.

U.N. envoy urges Latin America to tackle conservative attack on LGBT+ rights
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  • 2019-11-21 22:49:41Z

Some conservative politicians and churches in Latin America are inciting hate speech against LGBT+ people, fuelling a roll back on legal gains, a United Nations special envoy said on Thursday. Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the U.N's independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity, criticised lawmakers who believe it is a "good investment" to speak out against gay and trans people on the campaign trail to win votes and popularity. "There's currently a conservative vein that seeks to restrict both the rights, but also the conquests, of LGBTI civil society," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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Police: 'At risk' man charged in fatal California attack
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  • 2019-11-21 22:48:06Z

The suspect charged Thursday with fatally stabbing a man who tried to stop a theft on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train was considered a "missing person at risk" because he walked away from a hospital, but authorities said that label didn't mean he was considered a threat. Bay Area Rapid Transit interim Police Chief Ed Alvarez said Wednesday that a barefoot Jermaine Brim walked away from San Leandro Hospital, which listed him in its records as a "missing person at risk" before he allegedly fatally stabbed Oliver Williams, 49, on a train Tuesday. Alvarez didn't say when Brim left the hospital.

How GM ended up suing its crosstown rival
How GM ended up suing its crosstown rival
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  • 2019-11-21 22:45:03Z

Automakers sue each other on occasion, but no one in Detroit can remember one accusing another of bribing union officials to get an unfair labor cost advantage. The 95-page complaint could affect ongoing contract talks between the union and Fiat Chrysler, the last of Detroit's three automakers to settle this year.


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