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Iran to hold annual Gulf drills with 200 Guards frigates: report

6 hours 7 min ago
Iran will hold its annual military parade on Sept. 22 in the Gulf with 200 frigates of its elite Revolutionary Guards Corps, Iran Front Page reported on Wednesday, at a time of spiked tension between Tehran and Washington.
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U.S. charges 58 in Texas with healthcare fraud, illegal opioid distribution

6 hours 9 min ago
U.S. prosecutors announced charges on Wednesday against 58 people accused of engaging in healthcare fraud schemes that centered on the illegal distribution of more than 6 million opioid pills across Texas.
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Wall Street retreats ahead of Fed decision as FedEx weighs

6 hours 31 min ago
U.S. stocks came under pressure on Wednesday as investors waited for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates and clues about its future monetary policy, while a profit warning by FedEx weighed on sentiment.
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U.S. charges 58 in Texas with healthcare fraud, illegal dispensing of opiod pills

6 hours 34 min ago
U.S. prosecutors announced charges against 58 people on Wednesday, accusing them of a healthcare fraud scheme that involved the illegal distribution of more than six million opioid pills across Texas.
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Attacks on Saudi oil facilities put energy supply at risk: Pompeo

6 hours 42 min ago
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities have put the global energy supply at risk, a pool report said.
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UK's Johnson and U.S.'s Trump discuss need for united diplomatic response to Saudi attack

6 hours 44 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump condemned last weekend's attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities and discussed the need for a united diplomatic response in a telephone call on Wednesday, Johnson's office said.
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Maduro left Norwegian mediators in the dark about side deal: Venezuela opposition negotiator

6 hours 52 min ago
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro did not inform Norway's foreign ministry, which is mediating a dialogue between his government and opposition leader Juan Guaido, about a side deal with a smaller sector of the opposition before it was announced earlier this week, a member of Guaido's negotiating team said on Wednesday.
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Iranian official says Saudi Arabia proved that "it knows nothing": Twitter

7 hours 18 min ago
Saudi Arabia proved that "it knows nothing", an advisor to Iran's president tweeted on Wednesday, after the kingdom displayed evidence it said proved the assault on its oil sites was "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.
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Greta Thunberg to Congress: 'Don't listen to me. Listen to the scientists'

7 hours 31 min ago
Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a short and direct message before a Congressional hearing on Wednesday: "I don’t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists."
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Trump orders more Iran sanctions as Saudi displays attack evidence

7 hours 40 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a major increase in sanctions on Iran on Wednesday as Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.
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Saudi says Iranian sponsorship of attack undeniable, displays arms

7 hours 44 min ago
Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of what it described as Iranian drones and cruise missiles used in an attack on Saudi oil facilities as "undeniable" evidence of Iranian aggression.
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Wall Street dips as FedEx issues profit warning; all eyes on Fed

7 hours 48 min ago
U.S. stocks came under pressure on Wednesday after a profit warning by FedEx, while investors waited for a decision on interest rates and clues on the future of U.S. monetary policy from the Federal Reserve.
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U.S. housing starts, building permits race to 12-year high

7 hours 50 min ago
U.S. homebuilding surged to more than a 12-year high in August as both single- and multi-family housing construction accelerated, suggesting that lower mortgage rates were finally providing a boost to the struggling housing market.
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Stocks edge lower with Fed decision on tap; oil slips

8 hours 2 min ago
Stocks around the world edged lower on Wednesday and the U.S. dollar crept up as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates later in the day.
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Saudi Arabia thanks Trump for defending Gulf allies: minister

8 hours 12 min ago
Saudi Arabia's deputy defense minister on Wednesday thanked the United States for confronting Iran in an "unprecedented way" and for defending its regional allies against what he called unprovoked attacks.
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Atlanta Fed model estimate for U.S. third-quarter GDP edges up to 1.9%

8 hours 22 min ago
The U.S. economy is likely growing at a 1.9% annualized rate in the third quarter, based on the latest data on industrial output and housing starts, the Atlanta Federal Reserve's GDPNow forecast model showed on Wednesday.
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Israel's Netanyahu fails to win majority in close election

8 hours 40 min ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to win a ruling majority in an election that produced a virtual tie between his right-wing bloc and a center-left grouping that would be led by former military chief Benny Gantz.
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Explainer: Israeli politics deadlocked after second election: What now?

8 hours 41 min ago
After failing to secure a clear election victory for the second time this year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must wait days - or more likely weeks - to learn if he can stay in office, or whether he must step aside.
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Fed's job gets more complex as fed funds rate moves out of bounds

8 hours 46 min ago
Stress in U.S. money markets loomed over a Federal Reserve policy meeting on Wednesday with new data showing that the central bank's target interest rate had drifted outside the level set by the central bank for the first time since the 2007-2009 financial crisis.
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Wall Street edges lower as FedEx profit warning drags; Fed in focus

8 hours 54 min ago
U.S. stocks came under pressure on Wednesday after FedEx issued a profit warning, while investors waited for the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates in what has been a rocky week for global markets.
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