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Dutch call off Saudi trips due to concern over missing journalist

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 6:19am
Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra on Thursday pulled out of next week's investment summit in Riyadh and a Dutch trade mission to Saudi Arabia in November was put on hold over concerns about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Turkey searches Saudi consulate again, as French, Dutch ministers cancel Riyadh trip

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 6:18am
Turkey searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for a second time overnight as part of a probe into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, while the French and Dutch finance ministers pulled out of a Riyadh investment summit amid global criticism of the kingdom.

As tensions mount, Mattis seeks more resilient U.S. ties with China's military

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 5:42am
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told his Chinese counterpart on Thursday that the world's two largest economies needed to deepen high-level ties so as to navigate tension and rein in the risk of inadvertent conflict.

U.S. opposed to Koreas' plan for no-fly zone over border: sources

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 4:54am
The United States opposes a plan by South and North Korea to set up a no-fly zone over their heavily fortified border, the latest sign of a rift between Seoul and its top ally, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Exxon Mobil bets big on China LNG, sidesteps trade war

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 4:18am
In the middle of a Sino-U.S. trade war, the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company is turning toward Beijing for business at a time when most of Corporate America is looking elsewhere to avoid the threat of tariffs.

CEO of French group Thales pulls out of Saudi investment conference

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 4:06am
Patrice Caine, the chairman and chief executive of French defense electronics group Thales , has decided not to attend a Saudi investment conference next week, amid global concerns over the fate of a missing Saudi journalist.

Dutch pull out of Saudi conference over missing journalist: ANP

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 4:04am
The Dutch finance minister has scrapped plans to attend a conference in Saudi Arabia due to concerns over the disappearance of a dissident journalist, news agency ANP reported on Thursday.

Hacked, scammed and on your own: navigating cryptocurrency 'wild west'

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 3:33am
When Peggy and Marco Lachmann-Anke learned in January that hackers cracked a 40-character password and cleaned out their cryptocurrency wallet, they did not go to the police or alert the tokens' issuer, the Berlin-based technology group IOTA.

Late brothel owner Hof will win Nevada vote: campaign manager

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:00pm
A brothel-owning Republican candidate for the Nevada state legislature who died this week will remain on the ballot and win his election in November, his campaign manager predicted on Wednesday.

What the dispute over U.S. aid means to Central America

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 8:53pm
More Honduran migrants tried to join a caravan of several thousand moving through Guatemala on Wednesday, defying calls by authorities not to make the journey after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cut off regional aid in reprisal.

Power, phone outages hamper hurricane recovery one week after storm

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 8:13pm
A week after Hurricane Michael battered Florida's Gulf Coast with record fury, the full extent of devastation and loss of life remained unclear on Wednesday, as disruptions to phone, power and transportation systems hindered the disaster recovery.

McConnell says Senate Republicans might revisit Obamacare repeal

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 8:07pm
Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday, calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the healthcare law a "disappointment."

More Honduran migrants seek to join U.S.-bound group in Guatemala

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 6:51pm
More Honduran migrants tried to join a caravan of several thousand trekking through Guatemala on Wednesday, defying calls by authorities not to make the journey after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to cut off regional aid in reprisal.

Trump touts push to rescind government regulations

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 6:36pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised White House efforts to remove regulations that he sees as an impediment to economic growth, saying the administration had reduced regulatory costs by $23 billion in the year ending Sept. 30.

Trump reluctant to abandon Riyadh over missing journalist, wants evidence

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 6:09pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not want to abandon close ally Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist and government critic, and he needed to see evidence to prove Turkish claims he was killed by Saudi agents.

Saudi team investigating Khashoggi case leaves consul's residence in Istanbul: witness

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 6:08pm
A Saudi team investigating the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing for over two weeks, has left the Saudi consul general's residence in Istanbul, a Reuters witness said early on Thursday.

Presidency 'within reach,' Brazil's Bolsonaro is on 'cruise control'

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:50pm
Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that electoral victory was "within reach" and his campaign team said it had now switched to "cruise control" as it seeks to avoid hiccups and glide to the finish line.

Crime scene investigators leave Saudi consul's residence in Istanbul: live feed

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:45pm
A group of crime scene investigators left the Saudi consul general's residence in Istanbul after examining the premises on Wednesday, live footage from the scene showed.

At Facebook, public funds join push to remove Zuckerberg as chairman

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:35pm
Four major U.S. public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday proposed removing Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman following several high-profile scandals and said they hoped to gain backing from larger asset managers.

Wall St. falls as investors eye a united hawkish Fed

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:21pm
Wall Street's major indexes edged lower after a choppy session on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve showed broad agreement on the need to raise borrowing costs further, cementing investor concerns that had helped cause a major sell-off the week before.