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Democratic victory in November would put Trump under microscope

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 1:23pm
If Democrats win control of the U.S. House of Representatives or Senate next month, nearly every aspect of Donald Trump's presidency could face swift examination – from his long-elusive tax returns to possible business ties with Russia and conflicts of interest, congressional sources say.

Pompeo recommends giving Saudis 'a few more days' for Khashoggi investigation

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:08pm
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that he had told President Donald Trump that the United States should give Saudi Arabia a few more days to wrap up its investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Despite 'big gaps', Britain and EU talk up Brexit prospects

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:50am
British Prime Minister Theresa May and other EU leaders voiced renewed confidence on Thursday they could secure a Brexit deal, saying they were working hard to overcome the hurdles that only days ago brought the talks to a halt.

Dollar steadies as Fed minutes weigh on stocks, yuan

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 6:39am
The dollar held near a one-week high on Thursday and stocks were mixed after minutes showing the Federal Reserve may favor more rate hikes next year.

A water fight in Chile's Atacama raises questions over lithium mining

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 6:31am
Earlier this year, the world's two biggest lithium producers publicly celebrated new deals with Chile's government that will allow them to vastly increase output of the ultralight battery metal from the Atacama, the world's driest desert.

France sends mixed signals over Saudi ties after Khashoggi affair

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 6:19am
France pulled its finance minister out of a Saudi investment conference on Thursday in response to the unexplained disappearance of a journalist but voiced confidence that relations between the allies would not be hurt.

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.