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Khamenei says Iran will 'shred' nuclear deal if U.S. quits it
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but would "shred" the deal if Washington pulled out, state TV reported.
Oil slips from earlier gains as U.S. gasoline, diesel stocks rise
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brent oil prices retreated from three-week highs reached earlier in the day on Wednesday, after a surprising fall-off in U.S. refining runs and an unexpected increase in inventories of gasoline and diesel.
Attorney General Sessions says not interviewed by Special Counsel Mueller
WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Wednesday he has not been interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in connection with an investigation into whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russians in the 2016 campaign.
Nasdaq, Singapore Exchange sign pact for collaborative listings
(Reuters) - Singapore Exchange Ltd
and Nasdaq Inc announced a pact on Wednesday that will allow firms to tap the capital markets possibly simultaneously under the two exchange operators' namesake exchanges.
U.S., Russia set for likely U.N. row over Syria toxic gas inquiry
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it would push the United Nations Security Council to renew within days an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, setting the stage for a likely showdown with Russia.
U.S.-Turkey to continue talks on visa suspension - Turkish sources
ANKARA, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Turkey and a visiting U.S. delegation have agreed to continue talks to resolve as soon as possible a diplomatic dispute which led to them suspending visa services, Turkish foreign ministry sources said on Wednesday.
Blaze in firecracker workshop kills six in eastern India
BHUBANESWAR, India (Reuters) - Flames swept through an illegal firecracker workshop in the eastern Indian state of Odisha on Wednesday, killing at least six people, police said.
Chinese fintech firm Qudian impresses in U.S. market debut
(Reuters) - Shares of Qudian Inc
rose as much as 48 percent in their market debut on Wednesday, valuing the online micro-credit firm at about $11.67 billion in the biggest U.S. listing by a Chinese company this year.
UPDATE 3-Kurdish forces withdraw to June 2014 lines -Iraqi army commander
KIRKUK, Iraq, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Kurdish Peshmerga forces have retreated to positions they held in northern Iraq in June 2014 in response to an Iraqi army advance into the region after a Kurdish independence referendum, a senior Iraqi commander said on Wednesday.
Pakistan, Afghanistan in angry tangle over chicken-wire border fence to keep out militants
Angoor Adda, PAKISTAN (Reuters) - Pakistan is betting that a pair of nine-foot chicken wire fences topped with barbed wire will stop incursions by Islamist militants from Afghanistan, which opposes Islamabad's plans for a barrier along the disputed frontier.
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