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UPDATE 1-UK PM Johnson confident deal will be ratified by Oct. 31 - spokeswoman
LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is confident his new Brexit deal can be ratified by the departure date of Oct. 31 and it will go forward for a vote in parliament on Saturday, his spokeswoman said.
Prince William follows in mother Princess Diana's footsteps in Pakistan
LAHORE, Pakistan, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate on Thursday joined locals in a cricket match in the Pakistani city of Lahore before a trip to a cancer hospital that his mother, Princess Diana, visited a year before her death.
Hungary central bank to keep rates steady at least until end-2020: Reuters poll
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The National Bank of Hungary (NBH) is expected to keep interest rates unchanged at least until the end of next year as inflation stays near its 3% target and economic growth looks set to slow from this year's highs, a Reuters poll of analysts showed.
Gaza's growing pet population stretches scant vet resources
GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinians in Gaza are increasingly turning to domestic pets for emotional comfort from the harsh realities of the economically-depressed enclave but the growing animal population is stretching ill-equipped veterinarian facilities.
Russia accuses U.S diplomats of regularly trying to access restricted military areas
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that U.S. diplomats regularly tried to get into restricted military areas.
Pence arrives in Turkey for talks with Erdogan on Syria offensive
ANKARA, Oct 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived on Thursday in Ankara for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan over Turkey's military offensive into northeastern Syria.
Norwegian Air and JetBlue announce transatlantic partnership
OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian Air
and JetBlue Airways have agreed to form a partnership that will allow customers to book flights on each others' aircraft, with a planned startup in mid-2020, Norwegian said in a statement on Thursday.
Russia says Syria should ultimately get control over border with Turkey - Ifax
MOSCOW, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Syria should get control over its border with Turkey as part of any settlement of the conflict there, Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday, the Interfax news agency reported.
When it comes to U.S. national security, what's candidate Warren's plan?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Elizabeth Warren has jumped to the front of the race to take on Donald Trump in 2020 by promising far-reaching domestic reforms that highlight the Democratic senator's wide differences with the Republican president.
Chipmaker TSMC boosts capex by up to $5 billion, sees fourth-quarter sales jump on smartphones
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Apple Inc supplier TSMC raised its 2019 capital spending plan by up to $5 billion on Thursday and forecast a nearly 10% rise in fourth-quarter revenue on strong demand for faster mobile chips and new high-end smartphones.
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