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Netanyahu questioned again in telecoms case, sees it 'collapsing'

Reuters News - August 17, 2018 - 10:27am
Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday over a case involving the country's largest telecoms firm, one of three corruption investigations in which he has been named as a suspect.
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Jury begins second day of deliberations in Trump ex-aide Manafort's trial

Reuters News - August 17, 2018 - 10:17am
A jury in Virginia began its second day of deliberations on Friday in the bank and tax fraud trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
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India monsoon: Rescue operation in Kerala flooding

BBC News - August 17, 2018 - 10:04am
Hundreds of troops have been rescuing trapped residents in Kerala, including a pregnant woman.
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M&A lending to U.S. blue-chip firms on summer hiatus

Reuters News - August 17, 2018 - 10:03am
NEW YORK (LPC) - Bank lending to high-quality US companies to fund acquisitions has slowed due to concern over government policies amid the summer doldrums, but is expected to pick up after the Labor Day holiday, bankers said.
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Asian Games: Indonesia police kill dozens in criminal crackdown

BBC News - August 17, 2018 - 9:50am
Amnesty International condemns the killing of petty criminals in Indonesia ahead of the Games.
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Germany reaches deal on sending back migrants to Greece

Reuters News - August 17, 2018 - 9:34am
Germany has reached an agreement with Greece to send back migrants to the Mediterranean country if they have already applied for asylum there, a German Interior Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday.
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Turkey's lira weakens 5 percent, court rejects U.S. pastor's appeal

Reuters News - August 17, 2018 - 9:20am
Turkey's battered lira weakened 5 percent on Friday after a Turkish court rejected a U.S. Christian pastor's appeal for release, a day after the United States warned of further sanctions unless Ankara hands over the detained minister.
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Trump cancels military parade, says he will head to Paris

Reuters News - August 17, 2018 - 9:10am
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had canceled his planned military parade and would instead visit Paris on Nov. 11 to commemorate Veterans Days, after the Defense Department said it had postponed the parade to at least next year.
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Leftists rattle rand with plan to nationalize South Africa's central bank

Reuters News - August 17, 2018 - 9:10am
Opposition firebrand Julius Malema introduced a bill to nationalize South Africa's central bank, putting pressure on the ruling ANC to go through with a plan it shelved this year and rattling markets wary of threats to the bank's independence.
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Instant View: Trump asks SEC to mull half-year corporate filings

Reuters News - August 17, 2018 - 9:09am
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to study the impact of allowing companies to file reports with the financial regulator every six months instead of every quarter.
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Slovenia's parliament confirms Sarec as PM designate

Reuters News - August 17, 2018 - 8:49am
Slovenia's parliament approved Marjan Sarec, a comedian turned politician, as prime minister designate on Friday, setting him on track to form a minority government and end the country's longest political stalemate since an election.
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Separatist bid looms over Barcelona attack commemoration

Reuters News - August 17, 2018 - 8:38am
Barcelona paid tribute on Friday to the victims of a militant rampage last year which killed 16 people, but a call from victims' families to put aside divisions over independence ambitions for the surrounding region of Catalonia was not heeded by all.
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Netanyahu questioned again in long-running corruption probe

Reuters News - August 17, 2018 - 8:27am
Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday over what local media said was a case involving the country's largest telecoms firm, one of three corruption probes in which he has been named as a suspect.
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Turkish court rejects U.S. pastor Brunson's appeal for release: Haberturk

Reuters News - August 17, 2018 - 8:17am
A Turkish court has rejected an appeal to release American Christian pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest, broadcaster Haberturk said on Friday.
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Trump asks SEC to mull half-year corporate filings vs quarterly

Reuters News - August 17, 2018 - 8:12am
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to study the impact of allowing companies to file reports with the financial regulator every six months instead of every quarter.
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Mexico union boss victory exposes crack in top graft cases

Reuters News - August 17, 2018 - 8:06am
A Mexican court ruling allowing an ex-union boss to walk free of money laundering charges laid bare a serious flaw in a host of other high-profile corruption trials, officials and experts say, and underscored the challenge facing the incoming government.
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Barcelona remembers Islamist attacks as political tensions remain

Reuters News - August 17, 2018 - 8:04am
Barcelona paid tribute on Friday to the victims of a jihadist militant rampage last year which killed 16 people, against a backdrop of simmering resentment over Madrid's treatment of a drive for independence for the surrounding region of Catalonia.
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Sniffer dogs and cranes help rescuers at scene of Italian bridge collapse

Reuters News - August 17, 2018 - 7:54am
Italian rescue workers used jackhammers and cranes on Friday to lift giant slabs of concrete from the Genoa highway bridge collapse, hoping to find survivors buried in the rubble of the disaster that killed at least 38 people.
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Germany looks at easing immigration laws to fill skilled labor gaps

Reuters News - August 17, 2018 - 7:39am
The German cabinet will soon decide on a proposal to make it easier for skilled workers from outside the European Union to move to Germany to take a job, a paper seen by Reuters shows, as Germany seeks to alleviate chronic labor shortages.
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Stocks steady on plans for U.S.-China trade talks; Turkish lira buckles

Reuters News - August 17, 2018 - 7:38am
Caution seeped back into world markets on Friday, with news of U.S.-China trade talks offset by an end-of-week wobble in emerging markets as the Turkish lira's recovery ran out of steam.
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