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Kim Jong Un says North Korea isn't making nukes, warns US on sanctions (@CNN) North Korea
Car crashes into New Year's crowd in Tokyo in suspected terror attack, eight injured (@Reuters) Japan
The march of the machines is heading for Europe as Amazon and others snap up warehouse space (@Reuters) Money
Doping: WADA 'bitterly disappointed' at Russia's failure to meet deadline (@Reuters) World News
Islamic State and al Qaeda offshoots, among other nonstate actors, now possess powerful American-made missiles (@WSJ) World News
Rescue workers pulled a 10-month-old baby boy alive from a partly collapsed apartment building in Russia, calling him a "New Year miracle" (@NYTimes) World News
Millions of women in the Indian state of Kerala have formed a series of human chains extending an estimated 620 kilometers (385 miles) (@CNN) World News
US diplomats visit Paul Whelan, the American businessman detained in Russia, his brother says (@NBCNews) World News
Iran plans naval drills with Russia in Caspian Sea (@Reuters) World News
Apple cuts revenue forecast on weak China sales; CEO Tim Cook says U.S.-China trade war to blame for market "deterioration" (@Reuters) Money
Japan Reports Its Sixth Case Of Classical Swine Fever AgWire
U.S. anti-Islamic State meeting turns to damage control after Syria decision (@Reuters) National News
U.S. trade delegation wrapping up meetings in China, hopes of a deal build (@Reuters) Trade
China kicks off month-long winter festival in northern city of Harbin (@Reuters) China
The U.S. renewed a travel advisory for China that warned American citizens could face arbitrary detention there (@NYTimes) Travel
Women in Saudi Arabia divorced by their husbands will now be sent a text message to inform them of their new status (@CNN) Saudi Arabia
China envoy accuses Canada of "double standards" over Huawei arrest (@Reuters) China
China is on a global building spree. It cut a deal with one country by offering to help it cope with a corruption scandal (@WSJ) China
Japan to seek talks with South Korea over Nippon Steel court decision (@Reuters) Japan
Commodity-linked currencies gain on China-U.S. trade hopes (@Reuters) Trade
With pomp and show, Nicolas Maduro was sworn-in today as President of Venezuela. But, critics question the legitimacy (@Reuters) World News
While some businesses profit from the U.S.-China spat, there are "absolutely no winners from a continuing trade war," said Australia's trade minister (@WSJ) Trade
Canada wants to welcome more than 1 million new permanent residents in the next three years (@CNN) Canada
Suspicious packages sent to up to 14 diplomatic missions in Australia (@Reuters) Australia
Volkswagen, China spearhead $300 billion global drive to electrify cars (@Reuters) Ag Technology
Farmers in the Middle East and North Africa are facing roadblocks exporting their crop to Western countries because of the pesticides they use (@NBCNews) World News
Saudi energy minister says no need for extraordinary OPEC meeting before April (@Reuters) Saudi Arabia
Saudi energy minister says oil market on the 'right track' (@Reuters) Energy
Israel UAV maker Aeronautics gets 850 million shekel buyout offer (@Reuters) Drones
Several people have been recently detained in Russia's Chechnya region on suspicion of being gay, in a throwback to an earlier crackdown (@NBCNews) Russia
Thai authorities say Canada has granted asylum to the Saudi girl that fled her family (@Reuters) Canada
Exxon ships have not returned to area of Venezuela dispute (@Reuters) Energy
Apple, Amazon called out for not referring to Hong Kong and Taiwan as part of China (@Reuters) Amazon
Saudi Arabia is raising money again with international bonds (@WSJ) Saudi Arabia
U.S. to seek comprehensive agriculture access in EU trade talks (@Reuters) Trade
UAE energy minister expects average oil price of $70 in 2019 (@Reuters) Energy
Bumpy ride ahead for automakers in China after a tough 2018, stimulus eyed (@Reuters) China
Twelve people have been arrested in Costa Rica and Spain in connection with the suspected kidnapping of an American businessman (@CNN) Crime
Israel claims Syria air strike, says hunt for Hezbollah tunnels over (@Reuters) Terrorism
The Chinese telecommunications giant has fired an employee who was arrested on suspicion of spying in Poland (@NYTimes) China
There has been a suicide blast in a US-patrolled city in Syria. The White House says President Trump has been briefed (@CNN) Terrorism
US military says service members killed in Syria blast (@SFGate) Terrorism
McDonald's has lost its rights to the trademark 'Big Mac' in an EU case ruling in favor of Ireland-based fast-food chain Supermac's (@Reuters) Fast Food
Peace talks with Taliban will happen soon: U.S. envoy (@Reuters) Terrorism
Suicide bomber in a market in the Syrian city of Manbij has hit coalition forces, including Americans, and civilians (@NBCNews) Terrorism
Two bombs that tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral in the southern Philippines killed more than 20 people and wounded more than 70 (@WSJ) Terrorism
China will overtake the US as the world's biggest retail market this year (@CNN) Money
Indonesia death toll from floods, landslides climbs to 68 (@Reuters) FETVH (Fire, Earthquakes, Tornados, Volcanoes & Hurricanes)
Billionaire George Soros has labeled China's President Xi Jinping the "most dangerous enemy" of open societies (@CNNBusiness) China
Discovery of Hezbollah 'attack tunnels' rattles a northern Israeli town (@NBCNews) Israel
India's unemployment rate hit 45-year high in 2017/18 (@Reuters) India
Oil rises as Saudi Arabia cuts supply to U.S., Venezuela struggles to keep up exports (@Reuters) Energy
Happy New Year! Colorful lanterns light up China's sky to welcome Lunar New Year (@Reuters) China
Venezuela is the biggest economic disaster in modern history (@WashingtonPost) Money
Putin's security blanket: Deadly S-400 antiaircraft missiles he hopes to sell to U.S. allies and foes alike (@WSJ) Russia
Ahn Hee-jung, once seen as a potential successor to President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, was sentenced to prison for sexual assault (@NYTimes) South Korea
U.S.-China trade talks remain deadlocked as Beijing refuses to eliminate coerced technology transfers or government subsidies to Chinese companies (@WSJ) Trade
A former U.S. special agent stands accused of giving Iran highly classified information after defecting (@WSJ) Spy Network
British lawmakers say Facebook needs regulation Online
"It's going to be the end of Swindon." Honda is closing its only British factory, wiping out 3,500 jobs and putting thousands more at risk (@CNNBusiness) Money
The Taliban is stronger than at any point since 9/11 (CNN) Terrorism
India shuts at least four airports in northern India after Kashmir incident (@Reuters) World News
Trump blames Cohen testimony for failure of N Korea summit (@SFGate) Trump
Pakistan begins crackdown on militant groups amid global pressure (@Reuters) World News
Counterterror police examine 3 explosive devices in London (@SFGate) Terrorism
Attacks by Israeli settlers surge as West Bank tensions boil (@WashingtonPost) Israel
Chinese stocks were hammered last year, both at home and abroad. But the tides have shifted quickly this year (@WSJ) China
An environmental crisis is unfolding in the Solomon Islands, where a ship is leaking oil near a UNESCO World Heritage Site World News
A teen egged a far-right Australian lawmaker for his comments over the New Zealand attacks. The lawmaker then punched the teen in the face (@CNN) Australia
Boeing shares suffer more losses as probe finds links between 737 MAX crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia (@Reuters) Transportation
Russia's new nuke capable of tsunamis, devastating continents (@SFGate) Russia
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban on all "military-style semiautomatic weapons" and assault rifles (@LATimes) Guns
Double trouble in Australia: Twin tropical cyclones Veronica and Trevor may both strike as major Cat 3 storms this weekend (@WunderGround) Australia
UK PM May says short Brexit delay will give Britain time to make final choice (@Reuters) Brexit
The German Chancellor supports Donald Tusk's offer of short Brexit delay (@Reuters) Brexit
French President Macron says Britain risks no-deal if parliament votes down Brexit plan again (@Reuters) Brexit
According to sources, U.S. panel CFIUS has informed a Chinese gaming firm that its ownership of gay dating app Grindr constitutes a national security breach (Reuters) China
Kremlin: USA has not requested phone call on Venezuela with Putin (@Reuters) Russia
Parliament rejected PM May's Brexit deal for a third time (@NBCNews) Brexit
Midwest floods and chaos in Venezuela are making the seasonal rise in U.S. gas prices even more pronounced (@WSJ) Energy
Amid blackouts, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced a plan to ration electricity. He pleaded with the public to remain calm and resist violence (NPR) Venezuela
A deadly forest fire in China's Sichuan province has been contained after burning across about 37 acres and killing 30 people (@NPR) China
Mexico avocados see biggest price jump in 10 years (@SFGate) Mexico
Twenty-five lawmakers in Britain's opposition Labour Party have urged their leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to go the "extra step" to get a Brexit deal (@Reuters) Brexit
Some 3.4 million Venezuelans are seeking refuge abroad, with more than 1 million of them in neighboring Colombia (@NPR) Venezuela
Ford to launch more than 30 new models in China over the next three years of which over a third will be electric vehicles (@Reuters) Transportation
Gallup poll finds 1 in 5 Russians would like to permanently leave Russia (@USAToday) Russia
UK's May concedes Brexit deal won't pass 'in near future' (@SFGate) Brexit
Saudi Aramco, the world's most profitable company, sells $12 billion bonds out of record $100 billion demand (@Reuters) Saudi Arabia
In 119-1 vote, New Zealand's parliament voted Wednesday to change gun laws, less than a month after the Christchurch mosques terror attack (@MSNBC) Guns
European Union leaders agree to grant UK PM Theresa May a new Brexit deadline of October 31 (@Reuters) Brexit
Israeli spacecraft reaches the moon - with a crash (@SFGate) Space
Chinese hacking of American businesses was an open secret for years, because U.S. companies had too much money at stake to make waves (@NPR) Spy Network
France's three richest families have led a $700 million fundraising campaign to help rebuild the Notre Dame cathedral (CNN) FETVH (Fire, Earthquakes, Tornados, Volcanoes & Hurricanes)
North Korea has test-fired a "new-type tactical guided weapon" (@LATimes) North Korea
Planes, tractors, food and handbags all featured on a list of U.S. imports, worth $20 billion in total, that the EU says it could hit with tariffs (@Reuters) Trade
Attorney General Barr says Mueller did not uncover evidence Trump obstructed Russia probe (@Reuters) Politics
Multiple explosions tore through Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday --Over 200 people were killed; Hundreds more were injured; seven suspects have been arrested (NPR) Terrorism
Alibaba's Jack Ma calls the "996" - China's 72-hour workweek - a "huge blessing" (@MarketWatch) China
Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide (@Reuters) World News
Death toll increases to 290 in Sri Lanka blasts (@SFGate) Terrorism
Every two minutes a child in Africa dies of malaria, according to the WHO (@NPR) Health
Israeli stocks rise despite attorney-general plan to indict Netanyahu (@Reuters) Israel
"This is a North Korean negotiating tactic," says Gov Richardson, of the $2 million bill attached to the Otto Warmbier case (@CNN) North Korea
BEEF FLASH: McDonald's and Tyson are among the companies that expect tighter supplies of pork and bacon to result in more-expensive meat globally (@WSJ) BEEF FLASH
Mount Agung in Bali erupted violently earlier today -- spewing ash more than 6000 feet into the sky (@Accuweather) FETVH (Fire, Earthquakes, Tornados, Volcanoes & Hurricanes)
Mexico has taken advantage of the United States for decades. Because of the Dems, our Immigration Laws are BAD. Mexico makes a FORTUNE (@RealDonaldTrump) Trump
Mexico's ambassador to the U.S. said her country would strengthen enforcement measures to contain illegal immigration (@WSJ) Border Patrol
Chinese President Xi Jinping visits North Korea, becoming the first Chinese leader to visit the reclusive country in 14 years (Reuters) China
Iranian officials told Reuters that Tehran had received a message from U.S. President Donald Trump warning that a U.S. attack on Iran was imminent but saying he was against war and wanted talks on a range of issues (Reuters) Military
China, U.S. to hold trade talks in Oct; Beijing says phone call went well (Refinitiv) Trade
China August factory deflation deepens, prices fall most in 3 years; pork prices soar (Reuters) China
Tokyo wants written assurances from Washington that it will not impose hefty tariffs on its auto exports when U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet to clinch a deal on farm goods and digital trade next week (Reuters) Japan
No crowds as Apple's iPhone 11 hits stores in China (Reuters) Ag Technology