Trump: Iran downing U.S. drone was 'big mistake'

Trump: Iran downing U.S. drone was 'big mistake'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said Iran made “a very big mistake” by shooting down a U.S. military drone that Tehran said was on a spy mission over its territory, in an incident that fanned fears of wider military conflict in the Middle Eas
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Slack soars in market debut

Slack soars in market debut

Slack, the fast-growing workplace messaging and communication platform, opened at a price of $38.50 per share on the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday.
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Iraq's bumper crop is burning

Iraq's bumper crop is burning

Since the harvest began in April, crop fires have raged across Nineveh, Salahuddin, Diyala and Kirkuk provinces while the government has few resources to counter a new hit-and-run insurgency.
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Johnson and Hunt in final showdown for UK PM job

Johnson and Hunt in final showdown for UK PM job

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are the final two remaining candidates in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, after Conservative MPs waved goodbye to Michael Gove and Sajid Javid in the fourth ballot on Thursday.
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The swing voters who will decide 2020

The swing voters who will decide 2020

The relatively small number of voters living in some of the most competitive counties in America's presidential battleground states will play an outsized role in deciding who wins the White House in November 2020. Reuters visited four of those counti
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S&P 500 hits record after Fed signals rate cuts

S&P 500 hits record after Fed signals rate cuts

World stock markets surged on Thursday, with the U.S. benchmark S&P 500 hitting a record high as investors digested a signal from the Federal Reserve of potential U.S. interest rate cuts as soon as its next meeting. Conway G.
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Airbus says it will seek to overturn Boeing megadeal

Airbus says it will seek to overturn Boeing megadeal

Airbus says it was never given a chance to offer its planes before IAG agreed a 200-unit megadeal with Boeing this week. Now the European firm says it will try to overturn the agreement.
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Bank of England chops Q2 growth view as global and Brexit risks intensify

Bank of England chops Q2 growth view as global and Brexit risks intensify

The Bank of England cut its growth forecast for Britain's economy to zero in the second quarter of 2019 on Thursday and highlighted risks from global trade tensions and growing fears of a no-deal Brexit.
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When the winemaker wore a wet suit: Spain's $100 subsea tipple

When the winemaker wore a wet suit: Spain's $100 subsea tipple

For many discerning drinkers, the walk down stone steps into a cool, dark cellar is an essential part of visiting a winery, but an inspection with one Spanish winemaker is more likely to involve an oxygen tank and flippers.
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Ex-U.S. Marine held in Russia asks Trump to help

Ex-U.S. Marine held in Russia asks Trump to help

A former U.S. Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying called on U.S. President Donald Trump and the leaders of Britain, Canada and Ireland to help him as he appeared in court at an appeal hearing on Thursday.
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David Ortiz was not intended target: prosecutor

David Ortiz was not intended target: prosecutor

The Dominican Republic attorney general says the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz in Santo Domingo earlier this month was a case of mistaken identity.
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Deutsche Bank faces investigation for possible money-laundering lapses: New York Times

Deutsche Bank faces investigation for possible money-laundering lapses: New York Times

U.S. federal authorities are investigating whether Deutsche Bank AG complied with laws meant to stop money laundering and other crimes, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.
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