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Putin: We'll target USA if Washington deploys missiles in Europe
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:33:08 -0500 - Russia will respond to any U.S. deployment of short or intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe by targeting not only the countries where they are stationed, but the United States itself, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
Highlights: Russian President Putin's address to parliament
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:33:08 -0500 - The following are highlights from Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual address to parliament on Wednesday. The highlights will be continuously updated throughout the speech.
Iran's Rouhani says U.S. sanctions are 'terrorist act'
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:32:09 -0500 - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday relations with the United States had rarely been so bad and that sanctions imposed by the Trump administration targeting Tehran's oil and banking sectors amounted to "a terrorist act".
May in Brussels again, seeking Brexit movement
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:31:04 -0500 - British Prime Minister Theresa May makes another trip to Brussels on Wednesday, hoping European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker may prove more yielding than of late to salvage her Brexit deal.
Three UK Conservatives quit party in protest at 'disastrous Brexit'
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:31:04 -0500 - Three pro-EU lawmakers from Britain's governing Conservatives quit over the "disastrous handling of Brexit" on Wednesday, in a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's attempts to unite her party around plans to leave the European Union.
Factbox: Who has quit Theresa May's Conservative Party? And what does it mean?
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:26:55 -0500 - Three pro-EU lawmakers from Britain's governing Conservative Party quit to join an independent group in parliament on Wednesday, in a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's attempts to unite her party around her Brexit plans. [L5N20F3J6]
North Korea's Kim shuffles nuclear talks team after defections, spying allegations
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:23:05 -0500 - Veteran North Korean diplomats are being sidelined from nuclear talks ahead of a second summit with the United States as recent defections and allegations of spying undermine the trust of leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean officials and experts say.
North Korean special envoy arrives in Hanoi before Trump-Kim summit
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:22:39 -0500 - North Korean special envoy Kim Hyok Chol arrived in Hanoi on Wednesday, a Reuters witness and a source with direct knowledge said, ahead of the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Vietnam's capital.
'We are ready', EU executive says of no-deal Brexit
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:19:37 -0500 - The European Union is ready for the worst possible Brexit scenario under which Britain would crash out of the bloc with no agreement to mitigate disruption and manage the new relationship, the bloc's executive said on Wednesday.
Changing Irish backstop only way to seal Brexit deal: UK's Hunt
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:18:56 -0500 - Making changes to the contentious Irish backstop is the only way to secure a Brexit agreement, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said before Prime Minister Theresa May heads to Brussels on Wednesday to try to salvage her deal.
U.S.-China trade hopes extend equity surge; central banks supportive
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:34:08 -0500 - World stocks hit a four-month high on Wednesday on hopes of progress in trade talks between the United States and China, with a dovish backdrop at major central banks also helping push markets back into the black.
Ghosn's new lawyer, 'the Razor', takes aim at Nissan and prosecutors
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:29:20 -0500 - Carlos Ghosn's new lawyer took aim at Nissan, prosecutors and courts on Wednesday, dismissing the charges against the ousted chairman as an internal company matter and saying Japan was out of step with international norms by keeping his client in jail.
Meet the sea squirt, sucking up plastic particles from the sea
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:17:43 -0500 - A rubbery sea creature with an irritating habit of clinging to ships and invading beaches could help measure plastic pollution as it can filter tiny particles from the ocean and store them in its soft tissue.
Amid trade talks, China urges U.S. to respect its right to develop, prosper
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 04:46:43 -0500 - The United States should respect China's right to develop and become prosperous, the Chinese government's top diplomat told a visiting U.S. delegation, reiterating that the country's doors to the outside world would open wider.
Microsoft says discovers hacking targeting democratic institutions in Europe
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 04:20:54 -0500 - Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it had discovered hacking targeting democratic institutions, think tanks and non-profit organizations in Europe and plans to offer a cyber security service to several countries to close security gaps.
UK's Hunt says he is hopeful Brexit deal can get done
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 03:41:11 -0500 - British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Wednesday that he was hopeful that a Brexit deal could be passed by the British parliament if the government's attorney-general is in a position to change his advice on its implications for the Irish backstop.
Taiwan says no compromise on democracy after opposition's China peace overture
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 03:37:12 -0500 - Taiwan will not accept any deal that destroys its sovereignty and democracy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday after the island's opposition KMT party said it could sign a peace deal with China if it wins a presidential election next year.
Trump 'in no rush' on North Korea denuclearization as envoy heads to finalize summit plans
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:16:39 -0500 - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he wants North Korea to end its nuclear program, but has no pressing time schedule for this, as he dispatched his special envoy to finalize preparations for a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week.
Teen in Lincoln Memorial protest sues Washington Post for $250 million
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:45:55 -0500 - A high school student from Covington, Kentucky, sued the Washington Post for defamation on Tuesday, claiming the newspaper falsely accused him of racist acts and instigating a confrontation with a Native American activist in a January videotaped incident at the Lincoln Memorial.
Trump aides ignored legal warnings in pushing reactor plan: Democratic report
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:43:13 -0500 - Top White House aides ignored repeated warnings they could be breaking the law as they worked with former U.S. officials and a close friend of President Donald Trump to advance a multi-billion-dollar plan to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East, Democratic lawmakers alleged in a report released Tuesday.

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