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Khashoggi probe: Erdogan vows to uncover truth after Saudi admission

Khashoggi probe: Erdogan vows to uncover truth after Saudi admission

Defending freedom of the press is a key priority for Finland", the tweet read. From the outset, Riyadh claimed Khashoggi , a leading critic of the Saudi government, left the consulate soon after arriving. Saudi Arabia said information provided by Turkey helped the Kingdom reveal the truth about Khashoggi's murder. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said many questions "remain unanswered", echoing calls for an investigation. Read More

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Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey 'to search Saudi consulate' in Istanbul

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey 'to search Saudi consulate' in Istanbul

President Trump said Monday that the Saudi king strongly denied his government's involvement in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi , saying the king suggested it could have been " rogue killers ". In a " 60 Minutes " interview that aired on Sunday, Trump said there would be consequences if it turned out Saudi Arabia had anything to do with Khashoggi's mysterious disappearance. Read More

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Customers asked to reduce natural gas use after Canadian pipeline explosion

Customers asked to reduce natural gas use after Canadian pipeline explosion

The UBC bulletin said although gas use should still be restricted, "UBC buildings that use natural gas for heating, hot water and cooking are no longer expected to be impacted". A statement from Enbridge issued on Wednesday afternoon said the fire had been extinguished and the company were working with the First Nations tribe to ensure there was no further disruption to their lives. Read More

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Brexit deal next week 'within reach': Barnier

Brexit deal next week 'within reach': Barnier

If the budget failed to pass in the Commons, it would be a humiliating defeat for the Mrs May leaving her position all but untenable. Commenting on the Irish backstop, Barnier said the EU's plan to keep Northern Ireland in the Single Market and customs union would help keep the border invisible - a goal of both sets of negotiators. Read More

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Petrol, Diesel cheaper by Rs 5 from midnight

Petrol, Diesel cheaper by Rs 5 from midnight

Petrol in Panchkula is priced at Rs 79.99 per litre and diesel at Rs 71.67 per litre. Out of this, the oil marketing companies will absorb one rupee per litre and Excise duty on petrol, diesel to be cut by one rupee 50 paise. Worldwide crude oil prices are linked to geopolity, fluctuation in the exchange rate as well as the tax structure of respective states and the Centre. Read More

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Amazon hikes pay for U.S. and United Kingdom workers following criticism

Amazon hikes pay for U.S. and United Kingdom workers following criticism

The new minimum wage will take effect November 1 and apply to all full-time, part-time, seasonal and temporary employees, including those hired by agencies. The e-commerce giant has long described its pay as competitive with other retailers. Bezos responded to Sanders on Twitter , thanking the senator and expressing hope that other companies will make similar policy changes. Read More

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NAFTA talks run up against deadline; US tariffs remain tough issue

NAFTA talks run up against deadline; US tariffs remain tough issue

Among other things, the negotiators are battling over Canada's high dairy tariffs . "Most of the big issues are solved with Canada", Navarro said, adding it would be "a great deal for all three countries". "Canadians are tough negotiators, as we should be", Trudeau fired back. He said, "Yeah, I did". Trump blames NAFTA for the loss of USA manufacturing jobs and wants major changes to the pact, which underpins $1.2 trillion in annual trade. Read More

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Trump threatens 'economic retaliation' if China goes after United States workers

Trump threatens 'economic retaliation' if China goes after United States workers

Trump doubled down on that threat Tuesday, vowing punitive measures against China if it targets politically potent US agricultural products for retaliation. After the USA said earlier this week that it would impose 10% levy on $200 billion (₹14.5 trillion) on Chinese imports, China has hit back. "Contrary to views in Washington , China can - and will - dig its heels in and we are not optimistic about the prospect for a resolution in the short term", said Zarit of the American Chamber of ... Read More

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Trump Wrongly Touts Economy Growth Milestone vs. Unemployment

Trump Wrongly Touts Economy Growth Milestone vs. Unemployment

While the numbers cited by Trump are true, the truth in how long it has been since that last occurred sees Trump well short, with the GDP growth rate outstripping the unemployment rate most recently in the first quarter of 2006. "What is true is that it's the highest in 10 years, and at some point, somebody probably conveyed it to him, adding a zero to that, and they shouldn't have done that", Hassert said, the Washington Examiner reported . Read More

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Trump Signals Intent to Nix Proposed Federal Pay Increase

Trump Signals Intent to Nix Proposed Federal Pay Increase

The House version of the bill did not include such an increase, and sought reductions to spending on federal pension plans. This comes as no surprise as Trump recently signed a $716 billion defense bill earlier this month. The Trump administration proposed $143.5 billion in cuts to federal employee compensation in May, including substantial decreases in retirement funding. Read More

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Verizon sued by CA firefighters for slowing speeds during wildfire

Verizon sued by CA firefighters for slowing speeds during wildfire

The executives spoke shortly after hearing from Santa Clara County Fire Chief Tony Bowden who said that his agency had experienced similar throttling in December 2017. Full containment is expected come September. Verizon spokeswoman Heidi Flato said initially that the company's response to Bowden was a "customer support mistake" and "has nothing to do with net neutrality or the current proceeding in court". Read More

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Trump's finance chief Allen Weisselberg is granted immunity from prosecution

According to the report, the Manhattan District Attorney is looking at what role the organization may have had in the arrangement of payments Michael Cohen made to women who claimed to have had sexual relationships with Donald Trump . People shop in the President Donald Trump campaign store in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City, New York, U.S., August 24, 2018. He said in court that Trump directed him to arrange the payments. Read More

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Man Who Took Plane Was ‘Warm’ And ‘Compassionate’, Family Says

Man Who Took Plane Was ‘Warm’ And ‘Compassionate’, Family Says

According to ABC news, the plane had to be diverted away from the city by US Air Force fighter jet after it took off from Sea-Tac International Airport. No one was hurt on the ground, authorities said. SeaTac Airport was temporarily grounded amid a security threat. "If you're a guard and a person comes up in a pushback tug, in uniform, with proper credentials, it's only at the point the engine starts that you'd notice something's amiss", he said. Read More

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It's time to take away Trump's tariff toys

It's time to take away Trump's tariff toys

U.S. imports of Turkish steel account for 4 percent of total steel imports, according to statistics from 2017. Turkey is the sixth-largest steel exporter to the United States . "Before it is too late, Washington must give up the misguided notion that our relationship can be asymmetrical and come to terms with the fact that Turkey has alternatives". Read More

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Korea diplomat’s Iran visit sends message to US

Korea diplomat’s Iran visit sends message to US

Washington has promised further sanctions for November, directly targeting Iran's oil and gas exports, if Tehran does not meet its demands regarding uranium enrichment and supporting terror. President Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal in May, calling it "disaster". US President Donald Trump pledged on Tuesday to prevent companies with business dealings with Iran from dealing with the United States. Read More

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Years On, McDonald's Isn't Messing With Its Big Mac

Years On, McDonald's Isn't Messing With Its Big Mac

In its 50 years, the legendary taste of the Big Mac has helped it achieve universal recognition and a lasting legacy. Anyone walking into one of the 14,000 participating restaurants across the US and purchasing a Big Mac will receive the special coin, USA Today reported , and they can redeem the new currency for a free Big Mac for the rest of the year - or keep the coin if they're into kitschy souvenirs. Read More

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