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Turkish lira firms against dollar ahead of Albayrak presentation

Reuters News - August 16, 2018 - 4:42am
The Turkish lira rallied 3 percent on Thursday ahead of a presentation by Finance Minister Berat Albayrak to investors, shrugging off U.S. comments ruling out the removal of steel tariffs on Turkey even if it frees a U.S. pastor.
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Investors turn on Italy bridge operator after disaster

Reuters News - August 16, 2018 - 4:39am
Italy's biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday after Rome criticized it for a deadly bridge collapse this week, moving to revoke its concession and accusing it of failing to ensure the viaduct's safety.
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Russia mulls response to U.S. sanctions over North Korea: Ifax

Reuters News - August 16, 2018 - 4:32am
Russia is working on retaliatory measures against the United States after it imposed sanctions on a Russian company for aiding North Korea, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency on Thursday.
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Trump loosens limits on when U.S. can deploy cyber weapons: WSJ

Reuters News - August 16, 2018 - 3:57am
President Donald Trump took steps on Wednesday to loosen limits on when the U.S. government can deploy cyber weapons against adversaries, reversing Obama-era guidelines, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
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Shares in Italian motorway operators hit after bridge collapse

Reuters News - August 16, 2018 - 3:35am
Shares in Italy's Atlantia and other toll road operators came under heavy pressure on Thursday after the government said it would look to revoke a motorway concession and tighten rules after a deadly bridge collapse.
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Atlantia says concession stripping announcement may damage investors

Reuters News - August 16, 2018 - 3:28am
Italy's Atlantia said on Thursday the way the Italian government had announced it would revoke a motorway concession from one of its units following a deadly bridge collapse could damage investors in the infrastructure group.
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Malaysia to continue trial of women charged with murder of North Korean

Reuters News - August 16, 2018 - 2:35am
The trial of two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will continue, a Malaysian judge ruled on Thursday, adding that the evidence was insufficient to prove it was a political assassination.
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Trump's latest boost to the dollar: U.S.-Turkey spat

Reuters News - August 16, 2018 - 2:32am
President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for a weaker U.S. dollar in a bid to help U.S. exporters, but his recent trade policies, including the imposition of import tariffs on some Turkish goods, have had the opposite effect of strengthening the greenback.
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Exclusive: Amazon considering UK insurance comparison site - sources

Reuters News - August 16, 2018 - 2:10am
Amazon.com Inc is sounding out some of Europe's top insurance firms to see if they would contribute products to a UK price comparison website in what would be a major foray by the U.S. online retail giant into the region's financial services.
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Australia lake killings: Mother granted reduced jail sentence

BBC News - August 16, 2018 - 2:06am
Akon Guode killed three of her children by driving them into an Australian lake.
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Texas, refineries urged to plan storm shutdowns to cut pollution

Reuters News - August 16, 2018 - 1:23am
Texas environment regulators should coordinate shutdowns of oil refineries and other petrochemical plants during major storms to avoid big releases of air pollution like during last year's Hurricane Harvey, a report said on Thursday.
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Turkish lira trades below 6.0 against dollar after U.S. comments

Reuters News - August 16, 2018 - 1:10am
The Turkish lira eased slightly but remained below 6.0 against the dollar on Thursday after the United States ruled out removing steel tariffs on Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor, and after Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey.
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Malaysian court tells women charged in killing of North Korean to enter defense

Reuters News - August 16, 2018 - 1:06am
A Malaysian judge on Thursday ruled that a trial against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would continue, and asked them to enter their defense.
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China, U.S. to hold next round of trade talks in late August

Reuters News - August 16, 2018 - 12:36am
China said on Thursday a delegation would attend the next round of trade talks with U.S. counterparts in Washington later this month, in the latest bid to defuse a conflict that has set world markets on edge.
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Turkish lira trades below 6.0 against dollar

Reuters News - August 16, 2018 - 12:35am
The Turkish lira eased to slightly below 6.0 against the dollar on Thursday after the United States ruled out removing steel tariffs on Turkey even if Ankara frees a U.S. pastor and after Qatar pledged $15 billion in investment to Turkey.
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Turkey must commit to policies to promote stability amid market volatility: IMF

Reuters News - August 16, 2018 - 12:35am
Turkey should commit to sound economic policies to promote stability and reduce imbalances at a time of market volatility, an IMF spokesperson said on Wednesday as a row between Washington and Ankara over the jailing of an American pastor dragged on.
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Facebook says it was 'too slow' to fight hate speech in Myanmar

Reuters News - August 16, 2018 - 12:25am
Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
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Judge orders Keystone XL pipeline review in setback for Trump

Reuters News - August 15, 2018 - 11:57pm
A federal judge in Montana on Wednesday ordered the U.S. State Department to do a full environmental review of a revised route for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, a move that could delay the project and prove a setback for the Trump administration.
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Asian shares trim losses on renewed Sino-U.S. talks; Turkey, China worries weigh

Reuters News - August 15, 2018 - 11:52pm
Asian shares pulled away from one-year lows on Thursday, after Beijing said it will hold trade talks with Washington this month, although Turkey's currency crisis and fears of an economic slowdown in China kept most markets in the red.
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Newspaper editorials across U.S. rebuke Trump for attacks on media

Reuters News - August 15, 2018 - 11:21pm
More than 300 U.S. newspapers have pledged to run editorials on Thursday defending freedom of the press in response to President Donald Trump calling some media organizations enemies of the American people.
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