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French President Macron calls Saudi crown prince on Aramco attacks: press

September 17, 2019 - 10:19pm
The Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call from the French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday to discuss the attack on oil facilities owned by Saudi Aramco, according to the state news agency SPA.
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Oil recedes on Saudi supply reassurance, investor focus shifts to Fed

September 17, 2019 - 9:03pm
Oil prices cooled on Wednesday as Saudi Arabia said the kingdom had fully restored its oil supply following attacks on its crude facilities although caution ahead of an expected U.S. interest rate cut kept wider financial markets in tight ranges.
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U.S. seeks U.N. action on Saudi attacks despite likely Russian opposition

September 17, 2019 - 8:59pm
A senior U.S. official on Tuesday called for a U.N. Security Council response to the attacks on Saudi oil facilities that the United States blames on Iran, but it was unclear what action he sought or whether Washington might secure Russian cooperation.
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Netanyahu's main election rival, Gantz, says it appears prime minister lost

September 17, 2019 - 8:45pm
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main election challenger, centrist party chief Benny Gantz, said on Wednesday it appeared from exit polls that the Israeli leader was defeated but that only official results would tell.
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Netanyahu in post-election speech makes no victory claim

September 17, 2019 - 8:44pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made no victory claim or concession of defeat in a speech to his Likud party on Wednesday after exit polls showed no clear winner in an election race that was too close to call.
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U.S. seeking to make Cubans seek asylum in Honduras: minister

September 17, 2019 - 8:40pm
Honduran Foreign Minister Lisandro Rosales said on Tuesday that negotiations with the United States could make Cuban migrants passing through the Central American country seek refuge there.
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As China sway grows, U.S. to confront it on Uighur issue at U.N. gathering

September 17, 2019 - 8:36pm
The United States is considering how it will confront China during the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations next week over its detention of some 1 million Muslims in a remote region, as some diplomats warn that U.S. leadership in global institutions is waning and China's influence is growing.
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Exclusive: Pence rebuffs Solomon Islands PM after nation cuts ties with Taiwan

September 17, 2019 - 8:16pm
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has declined to meet Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare after the nation cut ties with Taiwan in favor of China this week, a senior U.S. administration official said on Tuesday.
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New York state ban on flavored e-cigarettes given final approval

September 17, 2019 - 8:01pm
New York became the second state to ban flavored e-cigarettes on Tuesday after its Democratic governor called for emergency action in response to concerns about their rising use among teens and a nationwide spate of lung illnesses.
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Netanyahu election rival Gantz says will work for unity government

September 17, 2019 - 7:53pm
The main election rival of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, centrist Benny Gantz, said on Wednesday that he would work toward a national unity government in a speech that lauded his party's performance but stopped short of claiming victory.
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Wary of conflict with Iran, Trump takes go-slow approach to attack on Saudi oil

September 17, 2019 - 7:44pm
Known for acting on impulse, President Donald Trump has adopted an uncharacteristically go-slow approach to whether to hold Iran responsible for attacks on Saudi oil facilities, showing little enthusiasm for confrontation as he seeks re-election next year.
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Saudi Defense Ministry press conference to show Iranian involvement in Aramco attacks: state TV

September 17, 2019 - 6:58pm
A Saudi Defense Ministry spokesman will hold a press conference on Wednesday to provide information about last week's attack on Aramco, state TV said early on Wednesday.
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U.S. journalist Cokie Roberts, a 'founding mother' of National Public Radio, dead at 75

September 17, 2019 - 6:43pm
U.S. journalist Cokie Roberts, regarded by National Public Radio as one of its "founding mothers" and a prominent political commentator on ABC News, died on Tuesday at 75 at her Washington home from complications of breast cancer, her family said.
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Explainer: Five ways the Fed's expected rate cut could affect consumers

September 17, 2019 - 6:35pm
If the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates as expected on Wednesday, the decision could have wide-ranging implications for consumers' wallets.
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Israeli election too close to call, Netanyahu weakened: exit polls

September 17, 2019 - 6:29pm
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's battle for political survival looked set to stretch on after exit polls following Tuesday's election showed the race too close to call and Israel's longest-serving leader weakened.
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House panel asks Boeing CEO to testify October 30 on 737 MAX

September 17, 2019 - 6:27pm
The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday formally asked Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg to testify on the now grounded 737 MAX that has been involved in two deadly crashes since October 2018 that killed 346 people.
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GM stops paying for health insurance for striking union workers; talks continue

September 17, 2019 - 6:21pm
General Motors Co shifted health insurance costs for its striking workers to the United Auto Workers union as its members walked the picket line for the second day on Tuesday.
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Migrant mothers and children sue U.S. over asylum ban

September 17, 2019 - 6:17pm
More than 125 migrant mothers and children have sued the U.S. government, claiming the Trump administration has violated the rights of asylum-seekers through the arbitrary and capricious implementation of a virtual asylum ban at the southern border.
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Ex-campaign chief defends Trump, defies Democrats at impeachment hearing

September 17, 2019 - 6:09pm
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager on Tuesday acknowledged that his former boss enlisted him to try to limit the Russia election interference inquiry but defended Trump and tangled with Democrats during pugnacious testimony to a U.S. congressional panel mulling whether to impeach the president.
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Democrats urge new probe of Kavanaugh, impeachment inquiry

September 17, 2019 - 6:00pm
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged a House of Representatives panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, while a Democratic lawmaker filed an impeachment resolution in the wake of new allegations of sexual misconduct by the conservative judge when he was in college in the 1980s.
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