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What's Nikki Haley really up to?

On Thursday night, soon-to-be-former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke to an annual gathering of media and political types in New York City. While her speech was primary defined by its jabs -- at herself and others, including Elizabeth Warren -- the most important and telling moment of the speech came when Haley turned serious at its conclusion. ...

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Rapper Cardi B Hands Out Free Coats in New York

Hundreds of people have lined up in New York City as rapper Cardi B handed out free winter coats. The Bronx-born rapper met with residents and fans on Thursday evening at the Marlboro Houses in Brooklyn during brisk fall weather.   The 26-year-old also was given balloons and a cake to celebrate her recent birthday.   Cardi B says she cares a ...

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Venezuela teen's political cartoons sketch his country's downfall

In one drawing, Lady Justice is seen fleeing Venezuela, a sword in her right hand and a suitcase in the left.

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Air France inks pay deal in milestone for new CEO

Air France-KLM's new Chief Executive Ben Smith struck a pay deal with French unions on Friday, drawing a line under a protracted standoff that had ...

Nikki Haley cracks jokes at Al Smith Dinner, but says 'our opponents are not evil'

The U.N. ambassador called for greater civility in a nation that seems riven by harsh and unyielding rhetoric on both sides of the political divide.

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At charity dinner, Nikki Haley takes jabs at Trump and other political elites

Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Jeff Flake were among the targets of the outgoing U.N. ambassador’s jokes.

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Nikki Haley Pokes Fun at Trump, and Herself, at Al Smith Dinner

The United Nations ambassador, who has announced she will resign at year’s end, tried her hand at humor as guest speaker.

Nikki Haley cracks Sen. Warren joke

During a keynote speech at an Alfred E. Smith memorial foundation dinner, Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley joked that the dinner "wanted an Indian woman, but Elizabeth Warren failed her DNA test."

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Mexico prosecutors find fraud in Venezuela food aid program

Mexican prosecutors say people linked to the Venezuelan government and Mexican companies conspired to overcharge Venezuela for basic food aid packages

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Ecuador expels Venezuela ambassador after official says Moreno lied

Ecuador expelled Venezuela's ambassador to Quito on Thursday after a Venezuelan government minister called Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno a liar, ...

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Mexican firms to pay $3 million reparations over Venezuela food aid program

A group of companies and individuals have agreed to pay $3 million in reparations to the United Nations Refugee Agency to settle allegations by ...

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Data Project Aims to Stop Human Trafficking Before It Occurs

Computer giant IBM Corp., financial services company Western Union Co. and European police launched a project Thursday to share financial data that  they said may one day be able to predict human trafficking before it occurs. The shared data hub ...

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Colgate halts Venezuela detergent plant for lack of boxes

U.S. consumer goods maker Colgate-Palmolive Co has halted production at its detergent and dish soap plant in Venezuela because it lacked cardboard boxes to ship products, a union leader said on Thursday.

South Korea ambassador in Japan interrogated for intelligence discrepancy

South Korean opposition party politicians are blaming members of the ruling Moon Jae-in administration for miscommunication.

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France's Macron denies reports of visas for UK travellers

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday dismissed media reports that France was preparing to impose visas on British travellers in case of a no-deal Brexit.

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Saudi Arabia foreign minister meets German ambassador in fresh sign of thaw

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir met with German Ambassador Joerg Ranau on Thursday, state news agency SPA said on Thursday, in another ...

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Mother, daughter desperate to leave Venezuela flee on foot

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

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France sends mixed signals over Saudi ties after Khashoggi affair

France pulled its finance minister out of a Saudi investment conference on Thursday in response to the unexplained disappearance of a journalist but voiced confidence that relations between the allies would not be hurt.

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France open to extending Brexit transition period: finance minister

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday left the door open for France to support the European Union negotiator's offer of a one-year extension to Britain's post-Brexit transition period.

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Brexit transition extension would have conditions: French presidency source

France does not rule out a possible lengthening of Britain's post-Brexit transition period if it helps advance negotiations with London, but any extension would come with conditions, an official in President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Thursday.

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Starbucks to let Mexico's Alsea operate stores in four European markets

Starbucks Corp said on Thursday it would give its longtime partner Mexico's Alsea SAB the rights to operate its cafes in France, the Netherlands, ...

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Concacaf Women's Tournament lessons: US-Canada rivalry and Lavelle's importance

The US, Canada and Jamaica qualified for next summer’s World Cup, and it is the Americans who look the strongest teamThe US women are officially the ...

3 dead after explosion cuts power to Venezuela for 2 days

An exploding transformer knocked out power to most of Venezuela for two days, leaving hospitals in the dark and causing three deaths, officials said.

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Treasury Official Charged With Leaking Bank Reports to Journalist

Prosecutors said Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards had illegally shared department reports on suspicious banking activity.

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Venezuela’s foreign creditors try to lay claim to Citgo

If the oil company is seized, it could choke off a reliable source of cash for the already struggling country.

MLB clears Houston Astros of sign-stealing allegations

Major League Baseball said it found no violations by the Houston Astros with regard to alleged sign-stealing during the postseason. "With respect to both incidents regarding a Houston Astros employee, security identified an issue, addressed it and turned the matter over to the Department of Investigations. A thorough ...

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U.S. eyes more Venezuelan sanctions, but oil on backburner: U.S. official

The United States plans to turn up sanctions pressure on Venezuela but sees less need to immediately target its energy sector, given sagging production from the OPEC member's state-run oil company, a senior U.S. administration official said on ...

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