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Turkey searches Saudi consulate again, as French, Dutch ministers cancel Riyadh trip

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 09:07
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.

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

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:55
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.

Trump warns Mexico on migrant caravan, threatens to close border

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:54
President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the military and close the southern U.S. border on Thursday if Mexico did not move to halt large groups of migrants headed for the United States from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Wall Street slips at open on hawkish Fed, weak industrial earnings

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:34
U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday as some industrials reported disappointing results, while the Federal Reserve's minutes showed officials broadly agreed on raising interest rates further, fanning concerns that contributed to last week's sharp selloff.

U.S. weekly jobless claims drop; continuing claims lowest since 1973

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:05
New applications for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped last week and the number of Americans on jobless rolls fell back to levels last seen in 1973, suggesting a further tightening in labor market conditions.

Teenager kills 19 in Crimea college shooting: Russian officials

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:05
At least 19 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea on Wednesday when a student went through the building shooting at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian law enforcement officials said.

France sends mixed signals over Saudi ties after Khashoggi affair

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:04
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.

CEO of French group Thales pulls out of Saudi investment conference

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:04
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 call off Saudi trips due to concern over missing journalist

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 08:04
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.

Trump reluctant to abandon Riyadh over missing journalist, wants evidence

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 07:58
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not want to abandon ally Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist and has asked for audio recordings Turkish sources say indicate he was killed by Saudi agents.

Special Report: Why Poland fell out of step with Europe

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 07:50
By Lidia Kelly, Justyna Pawlak and Anna Wlodarczak-Semczuk

Dollar steadies as Fed minutes weigh on stocks, yuan

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 06:39
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.

As tensions mount, Mattis seeks more resilient U.S. ties with China's military

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 05:42
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 - 04:54
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 - 04:18
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.

Dutch pull out of Saudi conference over missing journalist: ANP

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 04:04
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 - 03:33
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.

More Honduran migrants seek to join U.S.-bound group in Guatemala

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 22:10
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.

Late brothel owner Hof will win Nevada vote: campaign manager

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 22:00
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 - 20:53
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.