Carnage at Afghan election rally as suicide bomber strikes

A suicide bomber blew himself up at an election rally in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than 30, officials said, warning that the toll was likely to climb.

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Sterling at three-week low as government conflict over Brexit escalates

The pound slid to a three-week low on Tuesday as a conflict over UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan escalated, with deep divisions on show at the ruling Conservative Party's conference.

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Moody’s places ratings of General Electric under review for possible downgrade

Credit ratings agency Moody's Investor Service said on Tuesday it has placed ratings of General Electric Co and its finance unit under review for a possible downgrade, a day after the conglomerate replaced its chief executive

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How Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner helped a $1.2 trillion trade zone stay intact

While Jared Kushner's time in the White House has been turbulent his role in keeping the North American Trade Agreement afloat was fundamental, multiple sources said.

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Amazon to raise minimum wage to $15 for US employees Inc said on Tuesday it would raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour for its U.S. employees from next month, as it faces criticism for pay disparity from lawmakers and labor unions.

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Noble Prize for Physics 2018: Laser scientists win for tools made of light

A trio of American, French and Canadian scientists won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for breakthroughs in laser technology that have turned light beams into precision tools for everything from eye surgery to mic

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Donald Trump hails Canada, Mexico trade pact as win for US workers

Donald Trump touted a new free trade deal with Canada and Mexico as a win for US workers while investors breathed a sigh of relief that the key pillars of NAFTA had survived his hardball strategy to reshape global commerce.

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UK watchdog fines Tesco $21.4 million for bank cyber failings

Britain's markets watchdog has fined Tesco 16.4 million pounds ($21.4 million) for failing to protect account holders at its bank from a "foreseeable" cyber attack two years ago.

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Iran fires missiles at militants in Syria allegedly responsible for Ahvaz attack

Iran launched missiles at militants in Syria allegedly responsible for an attack in Ahvaz last week which left 25 dead and dozens wounded, according to the IRIB news agency.

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Japan’s Nikkei hits 27-year high, Canadian dollar up on NAFTA agreement

Japan's Nikkei rose as much as 0.8 percent to climb a tad above the 27-year high reached on Friday, and it ended the morning session 0.6 percent ahead. U.S. stock futures also gained 0.5 percent.

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China cancels security talks with United States

The official, who is involved in China policy and spoke on condition of anonymity, said it was not clear if or when the meeting would be rescheduled.

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Canada, US reach deal to update NAFTA

Word of the deal came as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened a 10 p.m. (0200 GMT Monday) Cabinet meeting to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement talks.

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Donald Trump administration sues California over newly-signed net neutrality law

US President Donald Trump's administration has sued the state of California in an effort to strike down its new net neutrality law, signed only hours earlier by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.

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Chinese debt trap forces Pakistan to rethink “Silk Road”, wants to review China-backed projects

The rail megaproject linking the coastal metropolis of Karachi to the northwestern city of Peshawar is China's biggest Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project in Pakistan, but Islamabad has balked at the cost and financing ter

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Powerful typhoon bears down on flood-battered Japan

A powerful typhoon headed towards Japan's main island on Sunday forcing the cancellation or suspension of airline and train services and causing power outages and evacuations from areas still recovering from a typhoon last mo

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Elon Musk to resign as Tesla chairman, continue as CEO in SEC settlement

The US Securities and Exchange Commission said on Saturday that car-maker Tesla and Chief Executive Elon Musk had agreed to pay $20 million each under a settlement that will also see the billionaire step down as chairman afte

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US trade judge declines to block iPhone imports

A U.S. trade judge on Friday declined to block the importation of Apple Inc iPhones with chips from Intel Corp, handing a major defeat to Qualcomm Inc in its high-stakes legal dispute with the iPhone maker.


Oracle’s Thomas Kurian to step down as president of product development

Business software maker Oracle Corp said on Friday Thomas Kurian, its president of product development would be stepping down, effective immediately.

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CBS faces New York probe tied to ex-CEO Leslie Moonves

CBS Corp is facing probes by both New York city and state officials tied to sexual assault and harassment accusations of its ex-chief executive Leslie Moonves, the company revealed in a regulatory filing on Friday evening.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai will testify before US House on bias accusations

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai has agreed to testify before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee later this year over Republican concerns that the company is biased against conservatives and will also attend a meeting wit

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Gold on path for longest monthly losing streak in two decades

Gold steadied near six-week lows on Friday and was on track for its longest monthly losing streak since January 1997 as the dollar firmed after the U.S. Federal Reserve reaffirmed its plans to continue to raise interest rates

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Tsunami warning lifted after major 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesia

A major 7.7 magnitude quake struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, prompting a tsunami alert hours after a milder quake brought down houses in the same area, and officials expect further damage.

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India’s shadow banking sector likely to face shake-up after default

India's burgeoning shadow finance sector is likely to face a shake-up after defaults at one major lender battered the nation's financial markets in the past week and reinforced worries about credit risk.

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Asian shares edge up in early trade after Wall Street gains on news of robust US economic growth

After the Fed raised rates on Wednesday, the third time this year, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said on Thursday that the U.S. does not face a large chance of a recession in the next two years and the Federal Reserve plans to k

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Passengers safe after Air Niugini flight crashes into sea in Micronesia

A flotilla of small boats rescued all 47 passengers and crew from an Air Niugini flight that crashed into the sea short of the runway at an airport in the tiny South Pacific nation of Micronesia on Friday, the airport's manag

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US Interior Department relaxes rules on offshore oil, gas production

The Trump administration on Thursday eased safety rules on offshore oil and gas production put in place after the deadly 2010 BP Plc Deepwater Horizon disaster, as part of its effort to slash regulations and boost the energy

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