• UAW, GM leaders have a deal to end strike, now workers will decide
    General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers union reached a tentative deal on Wednesday for a new four-year labor deal, moving closer to ending a costly month-long strike that shut down GM's most profitable factories in a test of wills over the future of U.S. auto industry jobs.
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  • Madrid takes firm line as pro-independence groups march in Catalonia
    Pro-independence groups began protest marches in Catalonia on Wednesday against the jailing of nine separatist leaders, despite a new warning by the Spanish government that it will step in if needed to guarantee security.
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  • Trump says his meeting with grieving British family was 'beautiful' but 'sad'
    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his meeting with the parents of a man killed when his motorbike collided in England with a car driven by a U.S. diplomat's wife, was "sad" but "beautiful," but the family said it felt pressure to allow the American woman to join the session.
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  • Brexit deal at hand in Brussels, Johnson struggles to win support at home
    Britain and the European Union were on the verge of a last-minute Brexit deal on Wednesday but Prime Minister Boris Johnson still has work to do at home to ensure his government and factious parliament approve the plan.
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  • Trump officials rush to Turkey as Moscow advances to fill Syria void from U.S. retreat
    The Trump administration dispatched its top officials to Turkey on Wednesday for emergency talks to try to persuade Ankara to halt an assault on northern Syria, while Russian troops swept into territory abandoned by Washington in a sudden retreat.
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  • U.N. Security Council concerned about northeast Syria, U.S., China, Europeans urge ceasefire
    The United Nations Security Council voiced concern on Wednesday over the risks of a deterioration in the humanitarian situation in northeast Syria and the escape of Islamic State fighters, but made no reference to a Turkish assault on U.S.-allied Syrian Kurdish militia that began a week ago.
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  • Dark web child porn bust leads to 338 arrests worldwide
    Law enforcement officials said on Wednesday they had arrested hundreds of people worldwide after knocking out a South Korea-based dark web child pornography site that sold gruesome videos for digital cash.
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  • Russia removes U.S. diplomats from train near secret test site accident: Ifax
    Russia removed three U.S. diplomats from a train near the site of a mysterious military testing accident on Monday because they did not have special permits to be in the area, the Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday.
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  • Weak U.S. retail sales cast shadow over slowing economy
    U.S. retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in September, suggesting that manufacturing-led weakness could be spreading to the broader economy, keeping the door open for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again later this month.
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  • U.S. House impeachment probe on Trump hears from ex-aide to secretary of state
    A former adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who abruptly resigned last week, on Wednesday spoke to an impeachment inquiry into allegations President Donald Trump pursued political interests in his dealings with Ukraine.
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  • Trump: meeting between Attorney General Barr and Italy's Conte was appropriate
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was appropriate for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to meet with Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, as part of a probe into the origins of the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016, but he did not know anything about the contents of the meeting.
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  • S&P 500 dips as economic data, trade worries offset upbeat earnings
    The benchmark S&P 500 stock index edged lower on Wednesday as weak U.S. economic data and simmering geopolitical tensions spooked buyers away from the equities market, despite a string of generally positive third-quarter corporate earnings reports.
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  • Boeing CEO says 'fully supportive' of board's move to split jobs: memo
    Boeing Co Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg told employees he was "fully supportive" of the board's decision to split his chairman and CEO roles, allowing him to focus on running the world's largest planemaker, according to a memo seen by Reuters on Wednesday.
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  • Factbox: All the president's men - Supporting actors in Trump's Ukraine scandal
    President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating a top rival in the 2020 U.S. presidential election prompted Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in the House of Representatives to move ahead with an impeachment inquiry, threatening his presidency.
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  • No further movement expected on Brexit deal on Wednesday: UK source
    No further movement is expected on Wednesday towards finalising a Brexit deal with the European Union, a British government source said on Wednesday.
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  • Bored by Brexit? British TV starts Brexit-free news channel
    After three years of Brexit crisis, Sky News is betting that some viewers are so bored by the divorce drama that there is a market for a channel dedicated to news that has nothing to do with Britain's exit from the European Union.
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  • Lawyer to bring legal case against UK PM Johnson's Brexit deal
    A legal challenge will be brought against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's possible Brexit deal on the grounds that it contravenes domestic tax law, lawyer Jolyon Maugham said on Wednesday.
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  • No final Brexit deal on Wednesday: BBC political editor
    There will not be a finalised Brexit deal on Wednesday, BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg reported, citing an unnamed UK government source.
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  • In likely tight Canadian vote, deciding who governs could take weeks
    Opinion polls suggest no party will gain a majority of seats in the Canadian election on Oct. 21. That leaves the two frontrunners - Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative opposition leader Andrew Scheer - trying to govern with a minority. Six parties are contesting the election.
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  • Trump warns of 'devastating' sanctions if U.S.-Turkey meeting not successful
    U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the United States was "going to try to work it out" with Turkey regarding its assault into northeastern Syrian, but U.S. sanctions would be "devastating" if discussions with Ankara do not go well.
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