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Mind the Gap? Gay Couple Plead Guilty to London Subway Threesome

Mind the Gap? Gay Couple Plead Guilty to London Subway Threesome

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 15
A gay couple appeared in court Jan. 11 to enter a guilty plea to charges stemming from an alleged threesome that took place aboard a London subway car in February of 2017.

Trump's Cuba Policy Hurts Private Sector, New Figures Say

Trump's Cuba Policy Hurts Private Sector, New Figures Say

By Andrea Rodríguez | Jan 15
President Donald Trump's Cuba policy is driving hundreds of millions of dollars from the island's private entrepreneurs to its military-controlled tourism sector, the opposite of its supposed goal, new statistics say.

Ukrainian Dancer Loses Paris Gig, Draws Ire Over Homophobic Posts

Ukrainian Dancer Loses Paris Gig, Draws Ire Over Homophobic Posts

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 15
"Take Me to Church" dancer Sergei Polunin's homophobic social media posts and public praise of Russian president Vladimir Putin reportedly lost him a plum dance role in Paris.

World Shares Rally Ahead of Vote on Brexit Deal

World Shares Rally Ahead of Vote on Brexit Deal

By Annabelle Liang | Jan 15
Global shares were mostly higher Tuesday as British lawmakers prepared to vote on a Brexit deal that has drawn strong opposition at home.

Strike by German Airport Security Staff Causes Travel Chaos

Strike by German Airport Security Staff Causes Travel Chaos

Jan 15
A strike by security staff at eight German airports on Tuesday is causing travel chaos for tens of thousands of travelers.

Huawei Founder Says Company Would Not Share User Secrets

Huawei Founder Says Company Would Not Share User Secrets

Jan 15
The founder of network gear and smart phone supplier Huawei Technologies says the tech giant would reject requests from the Chinese government to disclose confidential information about its customers.

Sister of Slain Brazilian Councilwoman Calls for Justice

Sister of Slain Brazilian Councilwoman Calls for Justice

By Peter Prengaman and Sergio Ramalho | Jan 15
The sister of slain Brazilian councilwoman Marielle Franco on Monday expressed concern about the conservative new governor's commitment to solving the case.

Poles Place Candles and Flags at Half-Staff for Slain Mayor

Poles Place Candles and Flags at Half-Staff for Slain Mayor

By Monika Scislowska and Vanessa Gera | Jan 15
Flags flew at half-staff and people signed condolence books at municipal buildings across Poland and in diplomatic missions abroad on Tuesday as the nation mourned the stabbing death of the popular liberal mayor of port city Gdansk.

Trade War's Wounded: Companies Improvise to Dodge Cost Hikes

Trade War's Wounded: Companies Improvise to Dodge Cost Hikes

By Paul Wiseman | Jan 14
Back in December 2017, Trump gave companies a gift when he signed a measure that slashed the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. The next month, though, he started slapping tariffs on imports - leaving them at a competitive disadvantage.

Polish Mayor Dies After Being Stabbed in Heart at Age 53

Polish Mayor Dies After Being Stabbed in Heart at Age 53

By Vanessa Gera and Monika Scislowska | Jan 14
The popular liberal mayor of the Polish port city of Gdansk died after he was stabbed during a charity event the evening before by an ex-convict who stormed onstage and said it was revenge against a political party the politician once belonged to.

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