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But on Wednesday, the State Department said the US had no advance knowledge of Khashoggi's disappearance. The Post report cited USA intelligence intercepts of Saudi officials discussing the plan, as well as interviews with some of Khashoggi's friends.
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    A proposed plan by the European Union, Russia and China to sidestep USA sanctions on Iran by using an alternative payment system won't give its oil buyers a free pass to handle Iranian crude. To counter the recent falling supply from Iran , OPEC and other oil producers are considering to raise the output of crude oil by 500,000 bpd. The only oil trading companies willing to use the proposed system would also have to be willing to take on the risk of being sanctioned themselves, ...
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    Trump claimed at a United Nations Security Council meeting Wednesday that the Chinese are engaged in an active measures to disrupt the 2018 elections in retaliation for his hard-hitting tariffs . interests. "The activities have reached an unacceptable level", the official said. "China has all along followed the principle of non-interference", Wang said.
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    Applications for refinancing a home loan jumped three percent during the same week, but were only two-thirds of the volume one year ago, when interest rates were nearly a full percentage point lower. In dropping that language, the central bank may be signaling its resolve to keep raising rates. Despite President Trump's unusual public criticism of their monetary policy, Federal Reserve officials inched up their key interest rate again on Wednesday - and indicated they would be undaunted ...
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    In July at a summit in Helsinki, Trump accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin's denials and the USA president describes investigations into the interference as a political witch hunt. He says he can't disclose what evidence he has, but that it will come out. He also hailed Turkey for averting an offensive in Idlib by negotiating a deal with Russian Federation.
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    British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that Brexit talks with the European Union had hit an impasse, defiantly challenging the bloc to come up with its own plans a day after European Union leaders savaged her proposals. His words come after a clearly livid May hit out at her counterparts for "lacking respect" when they brutally rejected her Chequers plan at this week's summit.
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    However, NSW Police have now said that the contamination might have affected four more brands: Love Berry, Donnybrook Berries, Delightful Strawberries and Oasis. One big retailer in New Zealand said it would halt the sale of Australian strawberries in the wake of the scare. Empty shelves, normally stocked with strawberry punnets, are seen at a Coles supermarket in Brisbane, Australia.
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    May had already been forewarned of what they would say a few minutes earlier in a private meeting with Tusk, which she conceded was "frank". They made that choice, ' she said . 'As a nation, we're at a really important point in our history. "It took place in June of 2016". "Just think of all the people everyday who cross the border to work or study, think of all the businesses who trade across the border, so that's what we're trying to engineer in many ways, is a new relationship that at ...
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    Alongside politicians, a growing number of businesses, unions, and other groups have begun to support a People's Vote , including the Community Union, which is one of the main unions representing Tata Steel's workers in the UK. "If a People's vote is not granted by Parliament, it will not be due to procedural impediments or a lack of time, but because MPs have chosen not to take these opportunities", concludes the report.
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    The policy is apparently meant to make domestic production in the U.S. more competitive, compared to foreign manufacturers. Mr Scissors said retaliation would be a mistake, because the Chinese don't have the numbers to manage trade-dollar for trade-dollar.
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    Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund has said the United Kingdom economy will shrink without a Brexit deal. International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Monday that "all the likely Brexit scenarios will have costs for the United Kingdom economy", and a no-deal Brexit "would impose very large costs".
  • Trump announces new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods

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    Apple had said the United States tariffs would affect prices for a "wide range" of Apple products, including its Watch, in a letter commenting on administration proposals earlier this month. economy. The Global Times, a state-owned Chinese tabloid, said in an editorial on Monday: "We are looking forward to a more lovely counterattack and will keep increasing the pain felt by the U.S.".
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    Alleging that China has been unwilling to change its unfair trade practices, Trump said the new additional tariff structure would be effective September 24 from when it would be at 10 percent until the year end, but would increase to 25 per cent level from January 1.
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    She says it's important to pre-position people and supplies to areas that may get hit hard. The American Red Cross , for example, will consider bulk donations of water, blankets, and diapers. "There's a lot of rivers that run from North Carolina into SC". Platelet and type O positive blood donations are critically needed right now. Be sure to research the organization to which you are considering donating.
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    Así que aquellos que quieran darse el lujo de tenerlo tendrán que hacer un gran esfuerzo. En ambos casos, las preventas por ellos iniciarán este viernes y su venta comenzará el 21 de septiembre . El modelo iPhone Xr incorpora un chip A12, una cámara de 12 megapixeles pero sólo un lente. El XR estará disponible en versiones con 64, 128 y 256 gigas.
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    North and SC are anticipated to bear the brunt of Florence, which the National Hurricane Center said had strengthened to a Category 3 storm. The storm is now 905 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina , with landfall predicted between Charleston, South Carolina and Norfolk, Virginia .
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    For example, the price of the coin of Ethereum , Ether fell in value by 13 percent as per the latest reports . "A lot of retail investors' hopes for a bigger institutional presence were really being driven by Goldman Sachs ". At the same time, they are working on some form of derivative for bitcoin. Bitcoin has struggled to return to the former heady heights of December 2017 when it was trading at $20,000.
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    If and when the first bitcoin ETFs are launched, it's likely that they will see early success, as both cryptocurrency enthusiasts and traditional investors take part. The new report comes on the heels of Bitcoin plunging almost $1,000 to its current price of just over $6,400. Ethereum took an even worse hit, down nearly 19%, Ripple was down more than 12%, and Bitcoin Cash and EOS were both down more than 20%.
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    They say his questionable public persona culminated in his dubious claim on Twitter last month that he had "funding secured" to take Tesla private . Along the way, Musk drew a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission, which already had been scrutinizing the public pronouncements he's made regarding manufacturing goals and sales targets.
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    The company never hid the fact that concept was meant to preview the real deal, and indeed, it did just that. The exterior styling is quite similar to the GLC but with more of an emphasis on drag reduction. All at the same time as Mercedes was busy revealing the EQC. European auto industry observers believe that the United States made Tesla will be seriously challenged by the likes of Mercedes Benz , BMW and Audi in the luxury vehicle market and Ford and GMH in the mass market.
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    Scoot , which now operates an electric moped rental service in San Francisco and Barcelona , proposed including helmets with each scooter rental along with free in-person training. David Martin, the city's Planning and Community Development director, will make the final decision about which companies will participate in the 18- month pilot program , which will also require the operators to pay a base fee - estimated at $20,000 - along with per-device charges.
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    The 3 countries have been renegotiating NAFTA for just over a year at the behest of Trump , who calls the 1994 trade pact a "terrible deal" that he blames for sending USA manufacturing jobs to Mexico. Negotiators have worked for a year to update and rewrite NAFTA but in the last five weeks Washington and Mexico City held talks to resolve their bilateral issues, especially on the auto industry rules, without Ottawa.
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    Officials had appeared to be on track to reach a deal that would rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement, but in a freakish twist, inflammatory comments from President Donald Trump angered Canadian officials and threatened to upend the talks.
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    Though details of the new agreement are still unclear, it will predictably become less profitable for Canada than under NAFTA , which was condemned by the United States president as the " single worst deal ever approved ". (The Administration said Monday that it believes that it has met its legal requirement). First, though Trump declared NAFTA dead, only Congress can actually undo the legislation that created the three-way trade bloc in 1994.
  • Asian markets cautiously optimistic on U.S.-Mexico trade deal

    Asian markets cautiously optimistic on U.S.-Mexico trade deal

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    The White House appearance included a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who stressed the importance of an agreement that includes Canada . Today he again vowed to raise auto tariffs on Canada if it refuses to revise unfair levies of almost 300 percent on some American goods, among other unfair practices.
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    Promising that Canada would "continue to work toward a modernized NAFTA", a spokesman for the Canadian foreign minister said that, "We will only sign a new NAFTA that is good for Canada and good for the middle class". NAFTA reduced most trade barriers between the three countries. The White House told Congress a year ago that it would renegotiate NAFTA, but never said it would start talks on an entirely new deal.
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    Earlier on Monday, Trump had tweeted about "A big deal looking good with Mexico ". After Donald Trump's announcement today of a breakthrough in trade talks with Mexico, the statement issued by Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland's office ended with four seemingly incongruous words: "Canada's signature is required".