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Turkey talking to all sides in Syria conflict for Idlib ceasefire

September 14, 2018 - 12:59pm
Turkey said on Friday it was talking to all parties in the Syrian conflict to prevent a government offensive on Idlib ahead of talks between Russian and Turkish leaders, who support rival sides in the looming battle for the rebel-held region.
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U.S. retail sales slow, but exhibit underlying strength

September 14, 2018 - 12:56pm
U.S. retail sales recorded their smallest gain in six months in August as consumers cut back on purchases of motor vehicles and clothing, but upward revisions to July data kept intact expectations of strong economic growth in the third quarter.
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Brexit buoyancy bypasses Brussels - EU still unsure of deal

September 14, 2018 - 12:56pm
A view among investors that a Brexit deal is more likely has pushed the pound higher this month, perplexing European Union officials and diplomats involved in the talks who say key stumbling blocks remain.
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U.S. House Democratic leader says NAFTA should remain trilateral

September 14, 2018 - 12:47pm
U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday warned the Trump administration that the NAFTA trade agreement should be maintained as a trilateral pact between the United States, Mexico and Canada and not just a U.S.-Mexico arrangement.
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Wall Street falls on report U.S. to go ahead with China tariffs

September 14, 2018 - 12:21pm
U.S. stocks reversed course on Friday to trade lower after Bloomberg reported that President Donald Trump instructed aides to proceed with tariffs on about $200 billion more in Chinese products.
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Airbus says worst-case Brexit would hit its sites beyond BritainL Spiegel

September 14, 2018 - 12:11pm
A worst-case scenario Brexit would affect Airbus's sites not only in Britain but also in the rest of Europe, board member Tom Williams has told the German magazine Der Spiegel.
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Istanbul meeting agrees that Idlib attack would have severe consequences: Turkey

September 14, 2018 - 12:06pm
Officials from Turkey, Russia, France and Germany agreed at talks in Istanbul on Friday that any attack on Syria's rebel-held Idlib would have severe results and a political solution must be reached, Turkey's presidential spokesman said.
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Trump ex-campaign head Manafort to cooperate in Russia probe

September 14, 2018 - 12:05pm
U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian election meddling as part of a plea deal, prosecutors told a federal court in Washington on Friday.
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White House: Manafort plea is unrelated to Trump's 2016 victory

September 14, 2018 - 12:04pm
The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump's former campaign manager's decision to plead guilty to two criminal counts and to cooperate with a probe into Russian election meddling had nothing to do with Trump's 2016 victory.
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Wall Street propped up by bank stocks as Treasury yields rise

September 14, 2018 - 11:53am
U.S. stocks edged higher on Friday as banks gained after 10-year U.S. Treasury yields topped 3 percent, but gains were capped by a drop in the rate-sensitive utilities, real estate and telecom sectors.
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The home of Fiat says 'ciao' to Sergio Marchionne

September 14, 2018 - 11:46am
The home of Fiat bid farewell on Friday to Sergio Marchionne, one of the auto industry's most exacting and determined leaders, who rescued the Italian car giant and U.S. Chrysler.
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Trump ex-aide Manafort agrees to cooperate as part of guilty plea

September 14, 2018 - 11:45am
U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Friday agreed to cooperate with U.S. prosecutors investigating alleged Russia election meddling as part of his plea agreement, prosecutors told a federal court in Washington.
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China makes no mention of new funds for Venezuela in Maduro visit

September 14, 2018 - 11:31am
China made no mention of new funds for Venezuela's struggling government on Friday after President Nicolas Maduro visited his key foreign financier in hopes of securing new loans.
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U.S. imposes sanctions on Thai company it accuses of aiding Iran

September 14, 2018 - 11:26am
The United States on Friday imposed sanctions against a Thai aviation company that it said was acting on behalf of Iran's Mahan Air, which it accused of ferrying troops and supplies into Syria in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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Yellen: Fed should commit to future 'booms' to make up for major busts

September 14, 2018 - 11:05am
The U.S. Federal Reserve should commit to letting economic booms run on enough to fully offset collapses like the 2007 to 2009 Great Recession, former Fed chair Janet Yellen said on Friday, urging the central bank to make "lower-for-longer" its official motto for interest rates following serious downturns.
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Much of Carolinas awash after Hurricane Florence moves in

September 14, 2018 - 11:02am
Hurricane Florence, weakened but still dangerous, crashed into the Carolinas on Friday as a giant, slow-moving storm that stranded residents with floodwaters and swamped part of the town of New Bern at the beginning of what could be a dayslong deluge.
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Hurricane Florence moves inland near Cape Fear, North Carolina: NHC

September 14, 2018 - 11:01am
Hurricane Florence is located just inland near Cape Fear, North Carolina, bringing life-threatening storm surges and hurricane-force wind gusts, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday.
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Gas explosions drive thousands from homes in Boston suburbs

September 14, 2018 - 10:56am
Some 8,000 people were prevented from returning home in Boston suburbs on Friday as investigators scrambled to find out the cause of dozens of gas explosions that killed at least one person and injured about 12 more.
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Trade hopes lift stocks; emerging markets get boost from Turkey rate hike

September 14, 2018 - 10:52am
An index of world stock markets climbed to its highest in over a week on Friday as expectations grew that the United States and China would start fresh trade talks, while an interest rate hike in Turkey supported the lira and emerging markets.
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Britain and EU 'closing in' on a Brexit agreement, Raab says

September 14, 2018 - 10:47am
Britain and the European Union are "closing in" on a withdrawal agreement, Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Friday, before a meeting of European leaders in Salzburg next week.
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