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|Trump gives Saudi Arabia benefit of doubt in journalist's disappearance
U.S. President Donald Trump gave Saudi Arabia the benefit of the doubt in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as U.S. lawmakers pointed the finger at the Saudi leadership and Western pressure mounted on Riyadh to provide answers.
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 11:44 PM
|Honduras, Guatemala move to stop migrant caravan after Trump threats
The organizer of a migrant caravan from Honduras was detained in Guatemala on Tuesday as the U.S. government threatened to withdraw aid from both countries and El Salvador if the flow of migrants north to the United States was not stopped.
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 11:05 PM
|Uber IPO proposals value company at $120 billion: WSJ
Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] could be valued at $120 billion, when it finally goes public next year according to proposals made by U.S. banks bidding to run the offering, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 10:57 PM
|O'Rourke comes out swinging at 'Lyin Ted' Cruz in Texas debate
Texas Democratic U.S. Senate contender Beto O'Rourke, slipping in the polls despite a record fundraising haul, went on the attack in a raucous debate with Republican rival Ted Cruz on Tuesday and resurrected the senator's nickname of "Lyin Ted."
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 10:48 PM
|Death toll from Florida hurricane at least 27, hundreds missing
Rescue teams searched ravaged areas of Florida's Panhandle on Tuesday for hundreds of people reported missing nearly a week after Hurricane Michael flattened communities in the region and killed at least 27.
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 10:44 PM
|Nine U.N. Security Council members ask to discuss Myanmar inquiry
The chair of a United Nations inquiry that accused Myanmar's military of genocide is likely to brief the Security Council this month after Britain, France, the United States and six other members requested the meeting, diplomats said on Tuesday.
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 10:37 PM
|Asia shares ride Wall Street bounce, China muted
Asian equities got some welcome relief on Wednesday after upbeat U.S. earnings reports drove a rebound on Wall Street and helped restore a little faith in emerging market stocks and currencies.
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 10:35 PM
|Netflix record subscriber growth dispels Wall Street worries
Netflix Inc hooked 7 million new streaming subscribers from July to September, a third more than Wall Street had expected, reassuring investors who had worried the company was facing a slowdown in its fast-paced growth.
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 9:55 PM
|At U.N., Cuban diplomats shout down U.S. event on political prisoners
Protesting Cuban and Bolivian diplomats shouted, chanted and banged their hands on desks at the United Nations on Tuesday to drown out the launch of a U.S. campaign on the plight of Cuban political prisoners.
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 8:26 PM
|EU leaders prepare hardball Brexit summit choice for May
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.
POSTED OCTOBER 16, 2018 8:08 PM