China’s September FX reserves drop more than expected to $3 trillion

China’s foreign exchange reserves fell more than expected in September to a 14-month low as the yuan currency weakened further against the dollar amid mounting trade tension with the United States. Reserves fell $22.69

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United States eyes anti-China ‘poison pill’ for new trade deals

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross signaled on Friday that Washington may flex its muscle with additional trading partners in order to exert pressure on China to open its markets, saying that a “poison pill” provision in

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Haiti earthquake: Magnitude 5.9 quake strikes near Port-de-Paix, causing injuries

The quake struck about 12.3 miles (20 kms), west-northwest of the port of Port-de-Paix, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. Local media reported at least one death.

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Afghanistan prepares for election amid fraud allegations, fear of Taliban

The Oct. 20 vote, seen by international partners as a dry run for presidential elections next year, has been hampered by chaotic preparations, allegations of fraud and ever-present fears of militant violence.

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UK cyber security agency backs Apple, Amazon China hack denials

Britain's national cyber security agency said on Friday it had no reason to doubt the assessments made by Apple and Amazon that refuted a Bloomberg story that their systems contained malicious computer chips inserted by Chine

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India to buy 9 million barrels of Iranian oil in November, says report

India will buy 9 million barrels of Iranian oil in November, an industry source told Reuters, indicating that the world's third biggest oil importer would continue to buy crude from the Islamic republic despite U.S. sanctions

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Interpol chief missing in China: French police investigate Meng Hongwei’s whereabouts after wife reports his disappearance

French police have opened an investigation into the whereabouts of the president of international police cooperation agency Interpol, after his wife reported he had gone missing after travelling home to his native China last

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SoftBank nearing $500 million investment in ride-hailing firm Grab, say sources

SoftBank first bought a stake worth $250 million in Grab in 2014 just as the two-year-old startup began competing with Uber Technologies in Southeast Asia. Toyota and financial firms led the fundings earlier this year.

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Asian stocks slide as rising US bond yields hit global markets

Asian markets today: MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3 percent, while Japan's Nikkei dropped 0.5 percent and Australian benchmark was up just 0.1 percent.

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Apple, Amazon deny Bloomberg report on Chinese hardware attack

Apple Inc and Amazon denied a Bloomberg report on Thursday that their systems contained malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence, statements from the tech companies released separately by Bloomberg showed.

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Amid Brett Kavanaugh fight, US President Donald Trump says it is a ‘scary time’ for young men in America

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that allegations of sexual misconduct against his U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, showed that "it's a very scary time for young men in America" who now may be presumed guilt

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United Airlines Sydney-bound Flight UA839 lands safely at airport after mayday call

A United Airlines flight carrying 194 passengers and crew from Los Angeles landed without incident in Sydney early on Thursday after a mayday call caused by low fuel triggered a major emergency response in Australia's largest

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Dollar scales 11-month peak on yen as US yields surge; Japanese stocks attempt to re-claim 27-year peak

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.3 percent in response. The dollar took off after an influential survey of the U.S. services sector showed activity at its strongest since August 1997.

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Judge bars US from ending protections for immigrants from 4 countries

U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen issued a preliminary injunction in a suit brought by a number of immigrants with temporary protected status, or TPS.

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We will not be intimidated in South China Sea, says Mike Pence to China

Pence will deliver an 11 a.m. address at the Hudson Institute think tank in Washington likely to increase tensions between the United States and China beyond trade disputes that have dominated President Donald Trump's time in

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Wife of Malaysian ex-PM Najib Razak charged with money laundering

The charges against Rosmah Mansor were read out by prosecutors at a Kuala Lumpur court, after she spent a night in detention following her arrest by anti-graft investigators on Wednesday. Rosmah pleaded not guilty to all char

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Britain says Russian military intelligence behind host of global cyber attacks

Britain accused Russian military intelligence on Thursday of directing a host of cyber attacks aimed at undermining Western democracies by sowing confusion in everything from sport to transport and the 2016 U.S. presidential

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Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter win Nobel Prize 2018 for Chemistry

Scientists Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for research using directed evolution to produce enzymes for new chemicals and pharmaceuticals, the award-giving body said on W

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Instagram down today: Facebook-owned app back up after worldwide outage

Facebook Inc's photo-sharing social network Instagram is back up for some users on Wednesday, after suffering a worldwide outage days after it installed a new head of the app.

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Woman sues Facebook, claims site enabled sex trafficking

A Texas woman, claiming that she was raped, beaten and sex trafficked at the age of 15 by a pimp who posed as a Facebook "friend," has filed suit against the social network, alleging its executives knew minors were being lure

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I told Saudi king he wouldn’t last without US support, says Donald Trump

President Donald Trump made an undiplomatic remark about close ally Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, saying he warned Saudi Arabia’s King Salman he would not last in power “for two weeks” without the backing of the U.S. militar

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Asian shares ease, euro near 6-week low on Italian woes; gold jumps

Asian markets today: Japan's Nikkei eased 0.1% on a stronger yen while South Korea's KOSPI index slipped 1.3%. Australian shares were a touch firmer while New Zealand's benchmark index fell 0.3%.

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Facebook says hackers did not use stolen logins on third-party sites

The announcement comes after Facebook last week disclosed its worst-ever security breach, saying hackers had stolen login codes that allowed them to access nearly 50 million Facebook accounts.

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Facebook says hackers did not use stolen logins on third-party sites

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that investigators have determined that hackers did not access other sites that use the social networking site's single sign-on in a massive cyberattack that the company disclosed last week.

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Iraq names new president and premier, ending deadlock

Iraq's parliament on Tuesday elected as president Kurdish politician Barham Salih, who immediately named Shi'ite Adel Abdul Mahdi prime minister-designate, ending months of deadlock after an inconclusive national election in

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U.S. will not grant diplomatic visas to same-sex partners: officials

The United States will no longer grant diplomatic visas to the same-sex domestic partners of foreign diplomats, requiring that they be legally married to obtain them, in a reversal of Obama-era guidelines, senior U.S. officia

U.S. will not grant diplomatic visas to same-sex partners: officials

Facebook says investigating if security flaw impacted Workplace app users

Facebook Inc said it was investigating if a security breach that it revealed last week had impacted users of its corporate chat app, Workplace.

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