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Pompeo meets Erdogan after talks with Saudis on missing journalist

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 6:44am
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Turkey's President and Foreign Minister on Wednesday to discuss the disappearance of a Saudi journalist as pressure mounted on the kingdom to provide answers following Turkish allegations he was killed.

Exclusive: Russian high tech project flounders after U.S. sanctions

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 6:41am
U.S. sanctions targeting Russia's nascent high tech industry have caused a Russian microchip company significant financial woes and delayed the launch of an initiative meant to produce substitutes for Western products, the firm's owner said.

Europe may need to change Saudi policies over Khashoggi case: Merkel ally

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 6:36am
Europe may need to amend its relations with Saudi Arabia, depending on the outcome of an investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.

SocGen CEO cancels attendance at Saudi Arabia investment conference

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 6:36am
The chief executive of French bank Societe Generale has canceled his attendance at a Saudi Arabia investment conference, as leading business executives pull out amid widespread concern about the fate of a Saudi journalist.

Turkey hopes to enter Saudi consul's home Weds - minister

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 6:36am
Turkey hopes to enter the Saudi consul's residence in Istanbul on Wednesday in connection with the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkey's foreign minister said after meeting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

U.S. courts abruptly tossed 9,000 deportation cases. Here's why

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 6:05am
Liliana Barrios was working in a California bakery in July and facing possible deportation when she got a call from her immigration attorney with some good news.

State of Play: Tightening Arizona race threatens Democrats' slim Senate hopes

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:51am
For most of this year, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has run what has been viewed widely as one of the best races in the nation. But with less than a month to go to Election Day, there are doubts whether she can make it across the finish line.

With presidency in sight, Brazil's far-right candidate on 'cruise control'

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:23am
Brazilian far-right presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro and his team are increasingly confident of winning this month's election, and have switched on "cruise control" as they seek to glide to victory, top campaign sources say.

EU leaders prepare hardball Brexit summit for May

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 5:17am
European Union leaders will give British Prime Minister Theresa May a tough reception in Brussels on Wednesday, warning her to rally support at home for the Brexit deal on offer or be cut loose without one in March.

World stocks extend rise after blockbuster U.S. earnings

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 4:03am
Forecast-beating U.S. company earnings improved the mood on world equity markets on Wednesday, as Asian and European shares put aside concerns on global growth and trade and took their cue from Wall Street's best one-day rise in eight months.

Turkey waiting for agreement to search Saudi consul's residence: minister to Anadolu

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 2:34am
Turkey is waiting for a joint agreement to search the Saudi consul's residence in Istanbul in connection with the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told state-owned Anadolu Agency on Wednesday.

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo lands in Ankara

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 2:01am
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Ankara on Wednesday, journalists traveling with him reported.

Pompeo to meet President Erdogan, Turkish counterpart

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 1:08am
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Ankara on Wednesday, the Turkish foreign ministry said, with their talks expected to focus on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Exclusive: U.S. Steel workers set to get biggest pay raise in years - sources

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 6:14pm
United States Steel Corp workers are set to get the biggest wage jump in at least six years under a new deal negotiated with the company, providing early signs that gains from U.S. President Donald Trump's clampdown on foreign imports are finally trickling down.

Wall St. rallies over 2 percent with earnings, data boost

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 6:12pm
U.S. stocks surged more than 2 percent on Tuesday after upbeat earnings reports from major companies including UnitedHealth and Goldman Sachs and solid economic data, as equities rebounded from a recent sharp sell-off.

Immigrant caravan organizer detained after Trump threatens Honduras

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 6:11pm
The organizer of a migrant caravan from Honduras was detained on Tuesday in Guatemala after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw funding and aid from Honduras if the flow of migrants north to the United States was not stopped.

USA Gymnastics interim CEO quits after anti-Nike tweet

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 6:02pm
Mary Bono resigned as interim chief of USA Gymnastics on Tuesday, only four days into the job, after she drew fire for a tweet she sent criticizing Nike Inc's use of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in an ad campaign.

U.S. regains crown as most competitive economy for first time since 2008: WEF

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 6:00pm
The U.S. economy sits atop of the World Economic Forum's annual global competitiveness survey for the first time since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, benefiting from a new ranking methodology this year, the Swiss body said on Tuesday.

Two Koreas, U.N. Command wrap up first talks on disarming border

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 5:51pm
North and South Korea held their first three-way talks with the United Nations Command (UNC) on Tuesday to discuss ways to demilitarize the border as the neighbors push for peace, South Korea's defense ministry said.

Trump gives Saudi Arabia benefit of doubt in journalist's disappearance

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 5:44pm
U.S. President Donald Trump gave Saudi Arabia the benefit of the doubt in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as senior U.S. lawmakers pointed the finger at the Saudi leadership and Western pressure mounted on Riyadh to provide answers.