Saudi Aramco starts trading, gaining 10% and reaching $1.8T

Saudi Arabia's oil company Aramco began trading for the first time on Wednesday, gaining 10% in its first moments on the market in a dramatic debut that pushed its value to $1.88 trillion, higher than any other listed company in the world.

Israel must end deadlock by midnight or hold third vote in a year

After months of political turmoil, Israel and its embattled premier Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday looked headed for a third election within a year unless they can resolve a stalemate before midnight.

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,” died early Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago's Midway International Airport.

Devastating market fire kills at least 43 in Indian capital

At least 43 people died on Sunday in a devastating fire at a building in a crowded grains market area in central New Delhi, police said.

France: primed to retaliate with EU over U.S. tariff threat against Paris

The threat of punitive tariffs came after a U.S. government investigation found France's new digital services tax would harm U.S. technology companies, and will intensify a festering trade dispute between Europe and the United States.

Chicago's top cop retiring after turbulent 3-plus years

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced Thursday that he's retiring after more than three years as the city's top cop.

Las Vegas law makes sleeping on downtown streets illegal

Despite protests about a "war on the poor," Las Vegas officials passed a law Wednesday making it illegal for the homeless to sleep on streets when beds are available at established shelters.

UK police ID all 39 Vietnamese victims found in truck

UK police say they have formally identified the 39 people found dead in a container truck in southeastern England and notified their families in the apparent people-smuggling tragedy.

All 39 victims found dead in UK truck were Vietnamese: police

All 39 bodies found in a refrigerated truck outside London last month have now been identified as citizens of Vietnam, British police and Vietnamese officials said on Thursday.

EU cuts economic growth forecast for 2019, 2020

The European Commission said on Thursday that euro area gross domestic product is forecast to expand by 1.1 percent in 2019 and by 1.2 percent in 2020 and 2021.

Three charged in US with spying on Twitter users for Saudi Arabia

Two former Twitter employees and a third man were charged in San Francisco Federal Court Wednesday with spying on Twitter users critical of the Saudi royal family, the US Justice Department announced.

Safety questions still swirl in Paradise year after wildfire

There was "no way in hell" Victoria Sinclaire was rebuilding in Paradise. She'd thought she was going to die during the six hours it took her to escape the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. 

Pangolins threatened by criminal networks in southern Africa

Pangolins are under threat from illegal trafficking networks, conservationists said Wednesday, as they urged southern African countries to step up protection of one of the world's most smuggled mammals.

Standing tall: Scientists find oldest example of upright ape

The remains of an ancient ape found in a Bavarian clay pit suggest that humans' ancestors began standing upright millions of years earlier than previously thought, scientists said Wednesday.

Impeachment going public: Hearings next week for all to see

Democrats announced Wednesday they will launch public impeachment hearings next week, intending to bring to life weeks of closed-door testimony and lay out a convincing narrative of presidential misconduct by Donald Trump.

Iran transfers uranium compound to Fordow nuclear facility

Iran transferred 2,000 kg of Uranium Hexafluoride (UF6) to Fordow nuclear facility on Wednesday, official IRNA news agency reported.

Iran transfers uranium compound to Fordow nuclear facility

Iran transferred 2,000 kg of Uranium Hexafluoride (UF6) to Fordow nuclear facility on Wednesday, official IRNA news agency reported.

Yemen govt, southern separatists sign power-sharing deal

Yemen's internationally recognised government signed a Saudi-brokered power-sharing deal with southern separatists Tuesday, aimed at ending a conflict simmering within the country's civil war.

Dog ownership helps reduce loneliness through increasing social interaction: research

A new Australian study examining the links between pet ownership and mental wellbeing found that acquiring a dog can make a person feel significantly less lonely in just three months.

China launches Sudan's first ever satellite: official

Sudan's first ever satellite for conducting research in military, economic and space technology has been launched by China, the northeast African country's ruling body said Tuesday. 

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