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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, standing firm against a wave of grassroots protests, said Sunday that fuel tax hikes would remain in place despite nationwide agitation. Protesters pledged to target tollbooths, roundabouts and the bypass that rings Paris on Saturday. They called themselves "yellow jackets" because most were wearing the fluorescent yellow vests that must be kept in vehicles of all French drivers in case of auto troubles.
  • Amazon Throws Curveball Near the End of HQ2 Saga

    Amazon Throws Curveball Near the End of HQ2 Saga

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    Amazon's headquarters are in Seattle , where the company's "urban campus" is woven into the fabric of the city. It also proposed real estate sites for the facility. And losing HQ2 isn't a awful thing for Boston - for many reasons. "I'll change my name to Amazon Cuomo if that's what it takes", he said. "If HQ2 were here, the war for talent goes code red, and I'm not sure that's a great thing for Boston".
  • Trump risks backlash in zeal for deal to end China trade war

    Trump risks backlash in zeal for deal to end China trade war

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    Trump said in a tweet on November 1 that he had "a long and very good conversation" with Xi, offering some hope that trade tensions may cool after the G20 meeting. "Frankly, the principal culprit is China", he said. Though final decisions have not been made, USA officials are preparing for such a scenario in case a planned Trump-Xi meeting yields no progress on the sidelines of a Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires in November, according to the report.
  • Nevada Dems lead early voting turnout 41% to 38%

    Nevada Dems lead early voting turnout 41% to 38%

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    Just four years after entering the national political stage, he has made the Republican Party his own and has firmly ensconced himself as the point around which the rest of the right rotates. President Donald Trump touted USA economic growth and painted a grim picture on immigration in rallies with Republican candidates before Tuesday's elections as Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden urged voters to reject division.
  • How Trump’s controversial anti-immigrant video skirts rules for political ads

    How Trump’s controversial anti-immigrant video skirts rules for political ads

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    And the video claimed "Democrats let him into our country" and "Democrats let him say". The video is reminiscent of the infamous "Willie Horton" ad about a black man who raped a woman while out of prison on a weekend furlough. Those rules are partly in place to address concerns that politicians could try and distance themselves from harsh attack ads, so as not to muddy themselves in the process.
  • Wall Street falls as US-China trade tensions rise

    Wall Street falls as US-China trade tensions rise

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    According to the Bloomberg report , the new list would cover the $257 billion worth of Chinese goods not already affected by tariffs and would come into effect by February, following a 60-day public comment period. NAB's Mark Todd said he doesn't see China or United States backing down. Marijuana producers pushed health care stocks higher by 1.4 per cent. Aphria Inc.
  • Government says consultations on with RBI, remains mum on Section 7

    Government says consultations on with RBI, remains mum on Section 7

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    Although the government has issued a press statement on Wednesday afternoon in a bid to clarify controversy surrounding invocation of section 7, sources said the tussle has been going on for quite some time and it all started with "forced demonetisation" by the government in 2016.
  • Dow futures point to gains at the open after strong Boeing earnings

    Dow futures point to gains at the open after strong Boeing earnings

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    US stock index futures indicated a mixed start to the trading day amid a slew of corporate earnings reports. However, sentiment was dented after-market when big names Alphabet Inc and Amazon.com Inc reported disappointing numbers. The activity on financial markets is not yet deserving of panic; instead, it remains an opportunity for re-evaluation amidst changing circumstances. Growth is expected to slow further in the fourth quarter, as the effects of U.S.
  • Amazon Reports More Profit In Q3, But Revenue Lag Hurts Stock

    Amazon Reports More Profit In Q3, But Revenue Lag Hurts Stock

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    To be sure, Amazon shares ( AMZN .O) dropped by the most in four years on Friday after its outlook for holiday season sales missed targets , fanning concerns that Wall Street's tech darlings are finally starting to face stronger competition, Reuters reported .
  • China Denies Spying On Trump’s iPhone, Suggests He Should Switch To Huawei

    China Denies Spying On Trump’s iPhone, Suggests He Should Switch To Huawei

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    A spokeswoman for the China Foreign Ministry has suggested President Trump switch to a Huawei phone after the New York Times reported that Chinese and Russian spies are most likely tapping the US President's iPhones. The US Democratic National Committee warned party candidates running in November elections not to use devices from Huawei or ZTE, another major Chinese telecoms gear-maker.
  • Jamal Khashoggi's killing 'extrajudicial execution', says UN

    Jamal Khashoggi's killing 'extrajudicial execution', says UN

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    Riyadh finally accepted on Thursday what Turkey had said virtually from the start - that he was killed in a premeditated hit . US intelligence officials and lawmakers as well as the European Union have said that an operation targeting a critic of the royal court in a foreign country is unlikely to have been ordered without the knowledge of senior Saudi officials.
  • Mega Millions numbers selected for Tuesday’s $1.6B prize

    Mega Millions numbers selected for Tuesday’s $1.6B prize

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    That jackpot could soar to $2 billion if there's no victor, according to the Maryland and Texas Lotteries. Mega Millions tickets cost $2.00 per play. "I don't know", Ojeda said, "but I'd like to find out!" Here's how Mega Millions used to work: Players picked five numbers from 1 to 75 and a Mega number from 1 to 15.
  • Saudi FM reaffirms commitment to full investigation into Khashoggi killing

    Saudi FM reaffirms commitment to full investigation into Khashoggi killing

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    Trump has come under bipartisan criticism for taking a soft stance on the Saudis and as recently as last weekend called the government's story " credible ". " Jamal Khashoggi's killing is a violently planned and a very complicated murder, which was being covered up", Omer Celik, AKP spokesman, said at the party's headquarters in Ankara on Monday .
  • Turkey Says Journalist Jamal Khashoggi's Murder 'Savagely Planned'

    Turkey Says Journalist Jamal Khashoggi's Murder 'Savagely Planned'

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    The network said it had obtained law enforcement footage showing the man, identified as Mustafa al-Madani, leaving the Saudi consulate by a back door while wearing Khashoggi's clothes, a fake beard and glasses - but different shoes. He also insisted that Prince Mohammed, defacto ruler of Saudi Arabia, was not to blame. The deal "will allow us to intervene to rebalance the market in any appropriate time from January onward", he said.
  • Saudi official says Khashoggi's body given to 'local cooperator' inside rug

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    Mutrib was identified as one of the 15-member Saudi team that is believed to have been involved in the killing of the Saudi journalist. "The individuals who did this did this outside the scope of their authority", he said. The UK, France and Germany issued a joint statement expressing shock at the death and demanding a full explanation, saying: "Nothing can justify this killing and we condemn it in the strongest possible terms".
  • Migrant Caravan Clash With Mexican Police, Break Down Border Fence

    Migrant Caravan Clash With Mexican Police, Break Down Border Fence

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    The group was comprised of 100 Guatemalans and eight Hondurans. Some hung out their wet clothes to dry on railings and tree branches, while looked for a way to exchange their Guatemalan quetzales for Mexican pesos. Beyond that, this situation catches Mexico at a odd time. In another, he suggested that the "onslaught" of immigrants could undermine a recently announced reworked trade deal with Mexico and Canada, writing that immigration is "far more important to me, as President, than ...
  • Mega Millions jackpot grows to $970 million

    Mega Millions jackpot grows to $970 million

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    That reflects the game's long odds , at one in 302.5 million. About half of the jackpot winnings would go to taxes. But no one picked the six winning Mega Millions numbers correctly, so the jackpot rolled over and soared even higher. There was a drawing on Tuesday night but nobody guessed all six numbers. Powerball odds are just slightly better at 1 in 292.2 million. Two big jackpots at the same time, says Smithfield News owner Kashif Malik, adds up to more ticket buyers.