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Qatari media group expresses concern over Khashoggi disappearance

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 2:56pm
Qatari media group The Qatar Press Centre said it is deeply concerned over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the State news Agency (QNA) reported on Saturday.

Trump: U.S. would be 'punishing itself' if it halts arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 2:17pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the United States would be "punishing itself" if it halts military sales to Saudi Arabia, even if it is proven that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the country's consulate in Istanbul.

U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas output returning to normal post storm

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 1:35pm
U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production is returning to near normal levels three days after Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle, data from an offshore regulator showed on Saturday, with oil output off 19 percent and natural gas production down less than 10 percent.

Afghan Taliban say will continue talks with U.S. peace envoy

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 1:30pm
Taliban leaders will continue to have discussions with the newly appointed U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan, the group said on Saturday, a move that could accelerate diplomatic engagement between the warring sides.

Honduran migrant group treks north as U.S. calls for tighter borders

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 1:23pm
More than 1,000 people, including families and women carrying babies, set off from Honduras toward the United States on Saturday, days after the United States urged Honduras' president to halt mass migration.

Turkey says Saudi Arabia must cooperate on Khashoggi, allow access to consulate

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 1:02pm
Saudi Arabia must cooperate with the investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and let Turkish officials enter its Istanbul consulate, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Saturday.

Israeli police investigating Palestinian woman's death in car

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 11:46am
Israeli police said on Saturday they were investigating the death of a Palestinian woman in the occupied West Bank, after her husband said he suspected Israeli settlers had pelted their car with rocks.

Erdogan says Turkish judiciary took decision to release U.S. pastor

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 10:40am
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday after U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson was freed by a Turkish court that the judiciary had taken its decision independently.

U.S. draws China FX into trade dispute as IMF calls for resolution

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 9:51am
The United States sought to make currency a central part of any solution to a bruising trade fight with China, keeping the pressure on Beijing to speed up economic reforms at a gathering of world policy makers who pledged to do more to safeguard global growth.

World's central bankers feel the heat as populists demand easy fix

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:50am
Central bankers from the United States to Europe are coming under pressure from their governments to loosen their purse strings again as a decade of accelerating economic growth and booming markets fueled by cheap cash comes to an end.

Fake news or chilling message? Journalist's disappearance divides Saudis

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 7:10am
Some Saudis are treating Turkish allegations that prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in their country's consulate in Istanbul as fake news.

China echoes IMF pledges to avoid using currency as trade war tool

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 6:50am
China's top central banker on Saturday pledged to keep the yuan currency's value "broadly stable," a sign that Beijing may be trying to prevent a bruising trade dispute with the United States from spilling over into a currency war.

Trade war won't trigger Asian credit ratings downgrades, for now: Fitch

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 6:49am
Fitch Ratings has maintained its stable credit outlook for all Asian countries, except Pakistan, despite expecting some "dampening effect" in the region due to the U.S.-China trade tensions, senior ratings analysts said on Saturday.

Italy budget debacle puts Europe back in global spotlight

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 6:12am
As the euro zone sovereign debt crisis petered out, European officials at annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund were happy to move out of the spotlight over recent years. Europe was not in the eye of the storm.

Turkey obtains recordings of Saudi journalist's purported killing: paper

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 6:07am
Turkey's investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has revealed recordings made on his Apple Watch purportedly indicating he was tortured and killed, a Turkish newspaper reported on Saturday.

BOJ's Kuroda says Fed rate hikes good for global economy

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 5:35am
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Saturday steady interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve were "basically good" for the world economy, shrugging off concerns that higher U.S. rates could hurt Asian economies by triggering capital outflows.

Heeding China's call, Hong Kong tightens grip on dissent

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 5:15am
As Hong Kong's government hews closer to Beijing, officials are taking a tough line on perceived national security threats, even deploying an elite police unit for political monitoring and surveillance - a sharp escalation in rhetoric and action.

Death toll from Michael seen rising as Florida towns remain cut off

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 4:41am
The death toll was expected to rise this weekend in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael as hundreds remained unaccounted for along the Florida Panhandle where decimated communities remained cutoff and in the dark.

Pennsylvania Republican candidate threatens to stomp on opponent's face

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 2:11am
The Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania threatened to stomp on the face of his Democratic opponent in a social media video on Friday and then walked back his comments, saying he made a mistake in his choice of words.

Bundesbank chief sees reducing chance that U.S.-China will escalate trade conflict

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 2:06am
There is a diminishing chance for the escalation of the trade conflict between the world's two biggest economies, China and the United States, the president of Germany's central bank said on Saturday.