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Iran dismisses U.S. claim it was behind Saudi oil strikes, says ready for war

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran rejected accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting world energy supplies and warned on Sunday that U.S. bases and aircraft carriers in the region were in range of its missiles. Read More

 

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Trump rebuffs Kavanaugh impeachment calls after new sexual misconduct report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump rejected Democrats' calls for impeaching Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday after a new report that alleged sexual misconduct, encouraging Kavanaugh to sue for libel and suggesting the Justice Department could "rescue" him. More »

 

New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses, deaths

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday announced a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes besides tobacco and menthol in response to a recent nationwide spate of sometimes deadly lung illnesses that U.S. health officials have linked to vaping. More »

 

Hong Kong protesters hurl petrol bombs at government buildings in latest wave of unrest

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to disperse protesters throwing petrol bombs at government buildings on Sunday, as months of sometimes violent demonstrations showed no sign of letting up. More »

 

Fed trades 'remarkably positive' for 'no precedents' after volatile year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A year ago, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell held a "remarkably positive outlook" for an economy enjoying a "historically rare" combination of good news including low unemployment, steady inflation and strong growth that were all expected to continue. More »

 

As talks falter, UAW calls first national strike against GM since 2007

DETROIT (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers (UAW) said on Sunday that its roughly 48,000 hourly workers at General Motors Co facilities would go on strike as of midnight Sunday after U.S. labor contract talks reached an impasse, the first nationwide strike at GM in 12 years. More »

 

WeWork IPO spells rough landing for CEO Neumann

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Adam Neumann showed he can capitalize on troubled times a decade ago, tapping into demand for workspace by those forced out of jobs in the aftermath of the financial crisis to grow WeWork into a global brand commanding a $47 billion valuation. More »

 

Turkey says delivery of second S-400 battery complete

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's defence ministry said on Sunday that the delivery of a second battery of Russian S-400 missile defence systems has been completed as of Sunday, and added that the systems would become active in April 2020. More »

 

Israel's Netanyahu sharpens focus on settlements, two days before ballot

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up a bid for far-right votes two days before a closely-contested election, convening his cabinet in the occupied West Bank and having it approve legal status for an unauthorized outpost. More »

 

Tunisian electoral head urges youth to vote with turnout seeming low

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians voted in the first round of an unpredictable presidential race on Sunday, with the electoral commission urging young people to head to the polls after a slow early turnout. More »

 

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