Two killed in shooting in front of German synagogue

Two killed in shooting in front of German synagogue

Two people were killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday and police said they were looking for suspects who fled the scene.
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Rethink that last toke for the road with pot breathalyzers

Rethink that last toke for the road with pot breathalyzers

One toke for the road could end up being a total bummer for drivers who smoke pot, with several companies in the United States preparing to market cannabis breathalyzers as legalized marijuana spreads across the country.
Wall St gains as investors shrug off earnings

Wall St gains as investors shrug off earnings

U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday as investors shrugged off lackluster quarterly reports from industrial bellwethers Boeing Co and Caterpillar Inc , though a lower-than-expected revenue outlook from Texas Instruments Inc sent chipmakers' shares l
Zuckerberg reassures Congress on his digital currency

Zuckerberg reassures Congress on his digital currency

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg attempted to win over skeptical House lawmakers as he tries to launch Libra, a global digital currency he said would help the world's 'unbanked.' Conway G. Gittens wraps up his marathon testimony.
Invest in small firms for the long run

Invest in small firms for the long run

Investing in small companies contributes to the social good and produces higher returns over the long run, Satovsky Asset Management's Jonathan Satovsky tells Reuters' Fred Katayama.
Giuliani associates accused in Ukraine scandal plead not guilty

Giuliani associates accused in Ukraine scandal plead not guilty

Two Soviet-born Florida businessmen who helped President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani investigate political rival Joe Biden pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to illegally funneling money to a pro-Trump election committee and other polit
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Trump declares Syria cease-fire 'permanent,' lifts Turkey sanctions

Trump declares Syria cease-fire 'permanent,' lifts Turkey sanctions

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday a ceasefire in northern Syria is now permanent and he lifted sanctions on Turkey as a result, rejecting criticism of his decision to pull out U.S. troops and allow Kurdish allies to come under attack.
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Republicans lawmakers storm impeachment proceedings

Republicans lawmakers storm impeachment proceedings

Republican lawmakers, encouraged by President Donald Trump to get tougher in fighting Democrats' attempts to impeach him, disrupted the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry on Wednesday and prevented a Pentagon official from testifying.
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Google claims "quantum supremacy"

Google claims "quantum supremacy"

Google says its has achieved a breakthrough in computer research, calculating in seconds what would take a supercomputer thousands of years.
Bolivia's Morales blasts opposition 'coup' amid election standoff

Bolivia's Morales blasts opposition 'coup' amid election standoff

Bolivian leader Evo Morales on Wednesday repeated his claim of victory in a presidential election and accused the opposition of trying to orchestrate a coup. Jillian Kitchener has more.
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Putin, Assad solidify their dominance in Syria

Putin, Assad solidify their dominance in Syria

Russian troops moved into the strategic Syrian city of Kobani on Wednesday. It comes a day after Moscow and Turkey agreed to oversee the removal of America's former allies, Kurdish fighters, from the region.
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Israeli ex-general threatens 'King Bibi's' record reign

Israeli ex-general threatens 'King Bibi's' record reign

Ex-general Benny Gantz is being tasked with trying to form Israel's next government thus threatening Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's record reign.
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Can Amazon deliver in its second biggest market?

Can Amazon deliver in its second biggest market?

A driver shortage could threaten to inflict higher costs and logistical challenges on Amazon in Germany, where subcontracted drivers complain of long hours and low pay. As Francis Maguire reports, Amazon says there isn't a problem.
UK police find 39 bodies in cargo truck, driver arrested

UK police find 39 bodies in cargo truck, driver arrested

A murder investigation is underway after the dead were discovered during the early hours of October 23.
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Swedbank counts cost of scandal allegations

Swedbank counts cost of scandal allegations

Swedbank reported a bigger-than-expected drop in quarterly earnings on Wednesday, hit by the costs of hiring more compliance staff and dealing with the fallout of its alleged involvement in a massive money laundering scandal.
Boeing profit plunges

Boeing profit plunges

Boeing's quarterly profit plunged by more than half. As Fred Katayama reports, the planemaker is also cutting production of its flagship Dreamliner and delaying the arrival of the 777X.
Belgian Paralympian ends life through euthanasia at 40

Belgian Paralympian ends life through euthanasia at 40

Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort died by euthanasia on Tuesday (22 October) aged 40 after a battle with an incurable and degenerative spinal condition which she described after winning her medals as becoming harder and harder to bear.
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Brexit ball back in EU court, delay offer likely

Brexit ball back in EU court, delay offer likely

EU leaders will consider Britain's request for a Brexit delay on Wednesday, and are likely to move quickly to extend the Oct. 31 deadline, with officials expecting a three month postponement that could be cut short if Britain passes legislation soone
Mental health experts see spike in 'eco-anxiety'

Mental health experts see spike in 'eco-anxiety'

A growing number of people in the United States, Australia, Canada and Britain are seeking out climate anxiety support groups as they come to terms with ominous scientific reports of global warming, according to support group leaders.
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Markets: Brexit, techs - and beer

Markets: Brexit, techs - and beer

European shares dipped on Wednesday amid worries over the outlook for tech stocks. Brexit and brewer Heineken were also in focus. David Pollard reports
To go big on EVs, Japanese car makers think super-small

To go big on EVs, Japanese car makers think super-small

As global automakers race to put long-range electric vehicles on highways amid stricter emission laws, Japanese rivals are taking a niche approach and steering towards cheaper, pint-sized runabouts to make costly battery technology more accessible.
The alleged murder that sparked HK's crisis

The alleged murder that sparked HK's crisis

A murder suspect whose case was used by the Hong Kong government to push for a controversial extradition bill walked free from jail on Wednesday as the city's authorities squabbled with Taiwan over how to handle a promised voluntary surrender. Michel
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South Korea warns of 'serious risk' from vaping

South Korea warns of 'serious risk' from vaping

South Korea on Wednesday advised people to stop using liquid e-cigarettes due to growing health concerns and vowed to speed up an investigation into whether to ban sales, a move likely to hit major producers such as Juul and local tobacco company KT&
China plans to replace Hong Kong's Lam - FT

China plans to replace Hong Kong's Lam - FT

China is drawing up a plan to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with an "interim" chief executive, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the deliberations, which would bring to a close Lam's rule after months of often-violent pro-democracy protests.
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Trump's 'lynching' tweet draws backlash

Trump's 'lynching' tweet draws backlash

As another key career diplomat witness appeared on Tuesday in the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, Trump called himself the victim of a "lynching," a comment that dredged up a painful chapter in race rela
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