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U.S. 'hopeful' on pastor's release, unaware of a deal with Turkey

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 5:26am
The Trump administration is hopeful that American pastor Andrew Brunson who is on trial in Turkey could be freed at a Friday court hearing, but the State Department said it was unaware of any deal with the Turkish government for his release.

Empty shelves, poor customer service speed Sears' demise

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 5:05am
Sandy Hetrick drove 15 miles from her home to a Sears in Media, Pennsylvania on Wednesday to buy folding chairs and clothes.

Michael weakens to post-tropical low as moves offshore: NHC

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 4:10am
Storm Michael has weakened to a post-tropical low as it moves away from the U.S. mainland, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday.

Japan's Abe pursues China thaw as U.S-Beijing ties in deep freeze

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 4:06am
While U.S. President Donald Trump appears to wage a trade "Cold War" on China, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will promote a thaw with Beijing at a summit this month where business ties will be in the spotlight.

'Path of thorns': An IMF bailout set to impede Pakistan PM's populist agenda

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 1:06am
From cutting power subsidies to forcing currency devaluations that stoke inflation, the hard choices facing Pakistan as it seeks a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) pose a major headache for populist new Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Exclusive: Five Eyes intelligence alliance builds coalition to counter China

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:44am
The five nations in the world's leading intelligence-sharing network have been exchanging classified information on China's foreign activities with other like-minded countries since the start of the year, seven officials in four capitals said.

China September exports surge, creating record surplus with U.S. despite tariffs

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:41am
China's vast export engine unexpectedly kicked into higher gear in September, producing a record trade surplus with the United States that could exacerbate the already-heated dispute between Beijing and Washington.

IMF warns trade friction, market turmoil to hurt Asian growth

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:30am
Sustained trade tensions could slash Asia's economic growth by up to 0.9 percentage point in coming years, the International Monetary Fund said, urging policymakers in the region to liberalize markets to offset the fall in export sales.

Maduro says Trump administration wants to have him killed

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 11:55pm
Socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused the Trump administration on Thursday of seeking to assassinate him, as relations strain between the ideologically opposed nations.

Trump wary of halting Saudi arms sales over journalist

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 6:07pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he saw no reason to cut off arms sales to Saudi Arabia because of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, possibly setting up a clash with the U.S. Congress.

Media companies, journalists drop out of Saudi event after Khashoggi disappearance

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 6:07pm
Media companies are pulling out of a Saudi investment conference because of growing outrage over the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist in Turkey this month.

Trump's lawyers preparing answers to questions in Russia probe: source

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 5:53pm
President Donald Trump's lawyers are preparing answers to questions for the U.S. special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Georgia lawsuit is latest blow in U.S. fight over voting rights

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 5:44pm
U.S. voting rights advocacy groups on Thursday sued Georgia's top election official, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, accusing him of putting more than 50,000 voter registration applications on hold to boost his gubernatorial campaign.

Wall St. extends slide with trade and rates in focus

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 5:37pm
Wall Street indexes continued their slide in Thursday's volatile session as investors worried about rising interest rates and braced for a trade war hit to corporate earnings a day ahead of the quarterly reporting season kickoff.

Hurricane Michael shreds through Florida towns, 7 dead

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 5:34pm
Hurricane Michael's violence was visible on Thursday in shattered Florida coastal towns, where rows of homes were ripped from foundations and roofs were torn off schools by the near-record-force storm blamed for seven deaths.

Exclusive: Sears CEO Lampert explores bidding for assets in bankruptcy - sources

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 5:19pm
Sears Holdings Corp Chief Executive Officer Eddie Lampert is exploring a bid for some of the cash-strapped U.S. retailer's businesses and real estate once it files for bankruptcy, an alternative to a traditional court-supervised reorganization, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

U.S. tightens controls on China imports of nuclear components

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 4:30pm
The United States is tightening controls on China's imports of civil nuclear technology to prevent use for military or other unauthorized purposes, the U.S. Department of Energy said on Thursday amid increased trade tensions.

Wall Street tumbles again, world equities at one-year low

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 4:30pm
Wall Street extended its slide into a sixth session and a global equity index fell to a 1-year low on Thursday as investors feared an escalating U.S. trade war with China and risks from a recent climb in interest rates.

Oil falls 3 percent as equity markets drop, inventories climb

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 4:30pm
Oil prices slumped to more than two-week lows on Thursday as global stock markets fell, with investor sentiment made more bearish by a bigger-than-expected build in U.S. crude inventories.

Rescuers look for survivors after Michael obliterates Florida beach town

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 4:09pm
Search-and-rescue workers scoured a stark scene of devastation on Thursday looking for hundreds of people who defied evacuation orders in Mexico Beach, Florida, "Ground Zero" of Hurricane Michael's onslaught.