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Sudan's Bashir declares one-year state of emergency, dissolves government
Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, facing the country's biggest popular protests since he came to power 30 years ago, declared a one-year state of emergency on Friday and called on parliament to postpone constitutional amendments that would allow him to seek another term in a 2020 presidential election.
Florida mayor jailed, 'lucky he's not dead' after allegedly shooting at deputies
The mayor of a Gulf Coast Florida city was lucky to be alive, albeit in jail, on Friday, the day after he fired two shots at sheriff's deputies during a pre-dawn raid at his home, authorities said.
As tensions over aid rise, Venezuelan troops fire on villagers, kill two
Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on indigenous people near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing two, witnesses said, as President Nicolas Maduro sought to block U.S.-backed efforts to bring aid into his economically devastated nation.
GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S.-China trade hopes lift stocks; oil hits 3-month high
Stocks rose in major markets across the world on Friday on bets of progress in trade talks between China and the United States, while crude futures hit their highest level in more than three months supported by ongoing supply cuts.
Twitter co-founder Evan Williams steps down from board
Twitter Inc said on Friday one of its co-founders, Evan Williams, will be stepping down as a member of its board at the end of the month.
U.S.-China trade hopes lift stocks; oil hits three-month high
Stocks rose in major markets across the world on Friday on bets of progress in trade talks between China and the United States, while crude futures hit their highest level in more than three months supported by ongoing supply cuts.
Brazil court suspends Embraer-Boeing tie-up negotiations: document
A Brazilian federal court on Friday suspended negotiations for the tie-up of Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer SA and Boeing Co, according to a court document.
Machado says Padres were the complete package
Manny Machado was unveiled at an introductory press conference on Friday and expressed how thrilled he is to be a member of the San Diego Padres.
US STOCKS-S&P 500 posts highest close since Nov. 8 on trade optimism
* Indexes up: Dow 0.7 pct, S&P 0.6 pct, Nasdaq 0.9 pct (Updates to close)
S&P 500 posts highest close since November 8 on trade optimism
The S&P 500 posted its highest closing level since Nov. 8 on Friday as investors clung to signs of progress in the ongoing trade talks between the United States and China.