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French finance minister cancels trip to Saudi…

France's finance minister has canceled his attendance at an upcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid doubts over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

How clean is your takeaway?

A BBC investigation finds numerous zero rated takeaways on Just Eat, the UK's biggest online platform.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in Speaks of…

South Korea’s president said he was certain peace could be achieved on the Korean Peninsula as he prepared for an audience Thursday with Pope Francis.

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UK prime minister: Post-Brexit transition could…

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is considering a European Union proposal that would keep Britain bound to the bloc's rules for more than two years after Brexit

Wall Street slips after Fed minutes released

Wall Street's major indexes slipped on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve meeting minutes showed broad agreement on the need to raise borrowing costs further. Fred Katayama reports.

Exiled Vietnamese blogger: I'm not alone…

A Vietnamese blogger sent into exile in the United States says her reunion with her family after 2 years in prison is proof she is not alone in speaking for freedom

Creating natural light artificially

Mitsubishi has developed a new indoor lighting system that mimics blue skies, sunrises and sunsets.

Indian Government Minister Resigns Amid…

M.J. Akbar, India’s junior external affairs minister, resigned Wednesday amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as one of the country’s most prominent news editors

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Venezuela's desperate exodus: 'I'll walk in my broken shoes'

Barely able to feed her daughter and struggling to earn a living, Sandra Cadiz made the desperate decision to leave Venezuela

Canada legalizes weed

Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational cannabis, an example to emulate around the world, says a CEO. Fred Katayama reports.

Volkswagen offers more incentives to unload old diesels

German automaker Volkswagen says it is offering more incentives to trade in older diesel models in an effort to improve air quality

Man linked to Saudi prince at consulate when…

Turkish paper shows man from Saudi crown prince's entourage walking into consulate before Khashoggi vanished there

Town gets ready for 'hacked' mosquitoes

Thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes are set to be released in a village in Burkina Faso as part of a project aimed at wiping out the malaria-carrying insects.

Retired Marine, Who Fought in Vietnam, Receives…

President Donald Trump presented the nation’s highest military honor Wednesday to an 80-year-old retired Marine sergeant major who five decades ago “fought with unmatched bravery” at the beginning of one of the Vietnam War’s battles.

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Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California's…

The city of Salinas exemplifies a housing crisis that's plaguing California's rural and urban areas alike

U.S. regains crown as most competitive economy

The U.S. topped the World Economic Forum's annual global competitiveness survey for the first time since the 2007-2009 financial crisis. Fred Katayama reports.

Cyprus airline Cobalt halts flights amid lack of investment

Cyprus-based airline Cobalt Air says it has indefinitely suspended all of its operations amid a struggle to find investors