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Sears chairman Lampert wins bankruptcy auction for retailer with $5.2 billion bid

Sears Holdings Corp said on Thursday its chairman Eddie Lampert won a bankruptcy auction for the U.S. department store chain with an improved takeover bid of $5.2 billion, allowing the 126-year-old retailer to keep its doors open.

North Korea deemed 'extraordinary threat' in Trump missile defense review

President Donald Trump was unveiling a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that singles out North Korea as an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated. 

Stocks little changed amid China, trade worries; pound stabilizes

Concern over China's economic outlook and global trade left major world stock indexes little changed on Thursday, while an end to the latest chapter in Britain's exit from the European Union helped to stabilize sterling.

Tennis: Muguruza stars in late, late show at Melbourne Park

Garbine Muguruza claimed a 6-4 7-6(3) 7-5 win over Johanna Konta early on Friday to reach the Australian Open third round and etch in her name into the record books as the winner of the latest starting match in the tournament's history.

North Korea deemed 'extraordinary threat' in Trump missile defense review

President Donald Trump was unveiling a revamped U.S. missile defense strategy on Thursday that singles out North Korea as an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months after he declared the threat posed by Pyongyang had been eliminated. 

Preoccupied Western powers fall silent on human rights: rights group

Global powers have become so diverted by populism and domestic discontent that they lack the capacity or inclination to defend human rights or even investigate suspected war crimes, global pressure group Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

Gunmen kill Ghanaian journalist who helped expose soccer graft

Gunmen in Ghana have shot dead an investigative journalist who helped uncover corruption in soccer, rights groups and his employer said on Thursday.

Portugal promises no visas for Britons in any no-deal Brexit

Britons living in Portugal will keep their residency rights and tourists won't need a visa even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, and Lisbon hopes Britain would offer the same benefits to Portuguese citizens, Economy Minister Pedro Siza Vieira said.

β€˜The View’ grills NYC mayor Bill de Blasio: β€˜You screwed the city up’

By Brian Flood

ABC News’ “The View” has seen a resurgence in relevancy and popularity during Trump’s presidency, but the outspoken ladies attacked a different politician on Wednesday when New York City mayor Bill de Blasio joined the show.

β€˜The View’ grills NYC mayor Bill de Blasio: β€˜You screwed the city up’

By Brian Flood

ABC News’ “The View” has seen a resurgence in relevancy and popularity during Trump’s presidency, but the outspoken ladies attacked a different politician on Wednesday when New York City mayor Bill de Blasio joined the show.

Suspected car bomb kills at least five outside Colombian police academy

A car bomb exploded outside a police academy on Bogota, Colombia on Thursday leaving at least five dead and 10 injured, the city's mayor Enrique Penalosa said.

Volatile market hits Morgan Stanley's trading, wealth management

Morgan Stanley's profit fell short of analyst expectations as trading revenue slumped more than rivals and its wealth management business faltered, sending its shares down more than 5 percent.

Reluctant Labour leader still coy on prospect of new Brexit referendum

It doesn't take much for Britain's main opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to win a cheer from his Labour Party faithful -- the ovations the left-wing leader gets for his promises to build a fairer society have become the stuff of political lore.

Estonia scraps key part of new anti-money laundering legislation

Estonia scrapped a key part of planned legislation to toughen its laws against money laundering, drafted in the wake of a scandal involving Denmark's Danske Bank.

North Korea called 'extraordinary threat' in Trump missile defense review

U.S. President Donald Trump is due to unveil a revamped missile defense strategy on Thursday that singles out North Korea as an ongoing "extraordinary threat," seven months after he declared that the nuclear treat had been eliminated. 

Best-selling fantasy author accuses husband of trying to poison her

By Ryan Gaydos

Tennessee authorities are investigating after Sherrilyn Kenyon, a best-selling fantasy author, accused her estranged husband of poisoning her.

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