Republicans rebuked President Trump after his threat to shut down the government over funding for a border wall rattled markets and cast a shadow over congressional efforts to raise the debt ceiling and pass spending bills.
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Uber reports second-quarter loss of $645 million; ride bookings grow
Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] reported on Wednesday that its losses narrowed in the second quarter by 9 percent and ride bookings rose, but the company is still a long way from being profitable.
Egypt's Sisi meets Kushner after U.S. holds back aid
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met U.S. presidential adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday after the United States decided to withhold millions of dollars in aid.
Barcelona balances security and freedom after deadly attacks
Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia, hit last week by two Islamist militant attacks which killed 15 people, is to deploy more police, install bollards in Barcelona and step up security around stations and tourist landmarks.
Venezuela ex-prosecutor says she has evidence of Maduro corruption
Dismissed Venezuelan prosecutor Luisa Ortega said on Wednesday she had evidence that President Nicolas Maduro was involved in corruption with construction company Odebrecht.
Samsung seeks to bury fiery past with Galaxy Note 8 launch
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd set out to wipe the slate clean in New York on Wednesday with its new Galaxy Note 8 "phablet," hoping features like dual rear cameras and its biggest-ever screen will extinguish memories of the device's fire-prone predecessor.
Air strikes near Houthi checkpoint kill at least 35 in Yemen
At least 35 people were killed in air strikes that hit a hotel near a Houthi-controled outpost outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a medic said, and a Saudi-led coalition spokesman said it conducted the strike against its Houthi adversary.
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