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Global financial stability risks rising with trade tensions, IMF says

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:47pm
Risks to the global financial system have risen over the past six months and could increase sharply if pressures in emerging markets escalate or global trade relations deteriorate further, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.

Trump seeks to use battle over Kavanaugh to spur Republican voter turnout

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:37pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday used the bitter Senate confirmation battle for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to try to boost Republican voter enthusiasm and prevent a Democratic takeover of Congress in the Nov. 6 elections.

Trump administration to oppose Chicago police reform plan: Sessions

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 8:40pm
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday the Justice Department would oppose a proposed consent decree to reform the Chicago police department in response to misconduct allegations after the slaying of a black teenager by a white officer.

Hurricane Michael chases Floridians to higher ground

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:41pm
Hurricane Michael howled closer to Florida's Gulf shore on Tuesday as a major Category 3 storm, with half a million coastal residents strongly urged to seek higher ground on the eve of a landfall forecast to bring towering waves and roof-shredding winds.

Michael shuts nearly 40 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil output

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:41pm
Nearly 40 percent of daily crude oil production was lost from offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico wells on Tuesday because of platform evacuations and shut-ins ahead of Hurricane Michael.

LOOP suspends operations at Marine Terminal ahead of Hurricane Michael

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:41pm
The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) on Tuesday said it has suspended operations at its marine terminal ahead of Hurricane Michael.

Japan's women sailors serve on frontline of gender equality

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:36pm
Women serving on Japan's biggest warship, the Kaga, are a tight-knit group on the frontline of a push to transform the Japanese navy into a mixed-gender fighting force, where men outnumber them more than 10 to one.

For Kavanaugh, a collegial start to Supreme Court career

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:31pm
Brett Kavanaugh spent a collegial first day on the bench as a U.S. Supreme Court justice on Tuesday that contrasted sharply with the venom of his confirmation process, taking an active role in arguments alongside his eight new colleagues.

Trump says next summit with North Korea's Kim to come after November U.S. elections

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:15pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held after U.S. congressional elections on Nov. 6.

Pompeo: can see a path to North Korea denuclearization

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:15pm
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday he had made "real progress" on his recent trip to North Korea and can now see a path toward the U.S. goal of eliminating the Asian nation's nuclear weapons.

Trump's U.N. envoy Haley resigns, rules out 2020 run for office

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 5:50pm
Nikki Haley, a rising Republican star, said on Tuesday she was stepping down as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, but knocked down speculation that she might challenge President Donald Trump at the next election.

Trump: summit with North Korea's Kim will be after U.S. elections on November 6

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 5:33pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his second summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be held after the U.S. midterm elections on Nov. 6.

No rest for Nikki Haley? Political future fuels speculation

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 5:14pm
U.S Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley exits President Donald Trump's cabinet as the most high-profile female member, potentially putting her back into play as a candidate for a Republican Party struggling with women voters.

Hurricane Michael to deal fresh blow to storm-ravaged Carolinas

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 5:02pm
After making landfall in Florida on Wednesday, Hurricane Michael is forecast to sweep across the Carolinas, delivering a fresh blow to an area still trying to recover from the ravages of Hurricane Florence last month.

U.S. Agriculture's Perdue says farmer aid could be less than first estimated

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:53pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's $12 billion package to offset farmers losses from the imposition of tariffs American exports could end up shrinking after an agreement to update NAFTA was struck, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Tuesday.

Trump says he would consider former adviser Dina Powell for U.N.

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:44pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would consider selecting Goldman Sachs executive and former White House adviser Dina Powell as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and he shot down speculation he would tap his daughter Ivanka for the post.

Dollar weakens as bond yields retreat after rapid rise

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:40pm
Stocks on major world markets edged lower on Tuesday, with a decline in the materials sector offsetting rising energy shares, while long-dated U.S. Treasury yields pulled back from multi-year highs and helped weaken the U.S. dollar.

Michael intensifies into Category 3 hurricane: NHC

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:18pm
Hurricane Michael is now a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday, adding that heavy rainfall is expected along the northeastern Gulf Coast.

Turkey says will search consulate where Saudi journalist vanished

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:15pm
Turkey said on Tuesday it would search Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished last week, and close ally Britain called on Riyadh to provide "urgent answers" over his disappearance.

Hurricane Michael menaces Florida after fatal flooding in Central America

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 4:13pm
Florida's governor mobilized National Guard troops and thousands of Gulf Coast residents were ordered evacuated on Monday, two days before Hurricane Michael was forecast to slam ashore with life-threatening waves, winds and rains.