• Turkish employees of Saudi consulate give statements in Khashoggi probe
Turkish employees of Saudi consulate give statements in Khashoggi probe

Saudi Arabia finally admitted Friday that its agents killed Khashoggi after he entered the consulate on October 2, but is denying that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman or King Salman were involved. "Jamal is a Saudi citizen who went missing after leaving the consulate", he wrote. "This was an operation where individuals ended up exceeding the ...

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  • Mega Millions & Powerball Hit Combined $2 Billion Jackpot
Mega Millions & Powerball Hit Combined $2 Billion Jackpot

The $1.6 billion estimated jackpot would be the largest prize in USA history. A jackpot of roughly $500 million is usually nothing to, as the adults say, sneeze at. A drawing was held on Saturday for a Powerball jackpot worth an estimated $470 million. The next Mega Millions drawing is at 11 p.m. EST Tuesday.

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  • Italy to respond to European Union in time-PM office - English
Italy to respond to European Union in time-PM office - English

Coming on Thursday, although investors are not expecting any changes to the interest rate they will be listening closely for any details about when the European Central Bank will be wrapping up its bond-buying programme, with any hawkish indications liable to send the Euro higher.

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  • China’s growth slows as officials try to reassure investors
China’s growth slows as officials try to reassure investors

In the third quarter of 2018, the growth in second largest economy in the world grew by 6.5% yoy. On a quarterly basis, growth slowed down to 1.6 per cent from a revised 1.7 per cent in the second quarter. Last month, Washington invoked tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports. Even though Beijing started to loosen its tight...

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  • Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $1.6B, Thanks To Worsening Odds
Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $1.6B, Thanks To Worsening Odds

On Tuesday, that would mean a total of almost $905 million - before taxes, according to the Mega Millions website . In doing so, Powerball changed the odds of winning the jackpot from one in 175 million to one in 292.2 million. The changes made it less likely that any given ticket will win the top prize, but they increased chances of winning s...

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  • Oil prices and approaching Iran sanctions
Oil prices and approaching Iran sanctions

Investors also turned their attention to the impending loss of Iran's crude exports after the United States re-imposes sanctions in early November. WASHINGTON - Turkey's top refiner, Tupras, is in talks with USA officials to obtain a waiver allowing it to keep buying Iranian oil after Washington reinstates sanctions on the Islamic Republic's en...

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  • Trump escalates his attack on Fed: 'My biggest threat'
Trump escalates his attack on Fed: 'My biggest threat'

This is because other central banks have not moved from the low interest rates. After the financial crisis of 2008/9, the Federal Reserve intervened by lowering interest rates. The president has vehemently expressed his displeasure on multiple occasions. Last week, Trump the Fed for the massive stock sell-off that caused the Dow to plummet ...

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  • Tesla introduces a $45,000 Model 3 variant with a 260-mile range
Tesla introduces a $45,000 Model 3 variant with a 260-mile range

Tesla Inc on Thursday introduced a new $45,000 version of its Model 3 sedan on its website , launching the auto as US tax breaks for Tesla cars are about to decrease. GTM has contacted Tesla for clarification. "As Model 3 production and sales continue to grow rapidly, we've achieved a steady volume in manufacturing capacity, allowing us to diver...

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  • State Dept Denies Claims Pompeo Heard Audio Related to Khashoggi Disappearance
State Dept Denies Claims Pompeo Heard Audio Related to Khashoggi Disappearance

Interested in Jamal Khashoggi? A Turkish official said Friday that investigators are looking into the possibility that Khashoggi's remains may have been taken to a forest in the outskirts of Istanbul or to another city - if and after he was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.

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  • Dozens line up in Kamloops for province's first legal pot store
Dozens line up in Kamloops for province's first legal pot store

Day two of legal recreational cannabis in Canada on Thursday saw more long lineups outside pot stores and supply shortages in parts of the country. That means Americans are barred from carrying cannabis across the Canadian border. In Quebec, the legal purchasing age will be 18, and while citizens will also be permitted to carry up to 30 grams...

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  • USA government budget deficit soars to 6-year high
USA government budget deficit soars to 6-year high

The United States' economy continued to roar to life under President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress in recent months; racking up a record-setting tax haul for the US Treasury in the 2018 fiscal year. Trump's corporate tax cuts brought the United States in line with the rest of the world, thereby increasing USA competitiveness in a glo...

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  • Burger King says its Halloween 'Nightmare King' burger can induce nightmares
Burger King says its Halloween 'Nightmare King' burger can induce nightmares

Happy Halloween! Burger King has unveiled its new Nightmare King burger, and it's interesting , to say the least. In time for Halloween, the fast-food chain releases its "Nightmare King" in the USA on Monday, which will be available through November 1 at participating locations nationwide.

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  • What Happens If You Win Mega Millions' $900M Jackpot?
What Happens If You Win Mega Millions' $900M Jackpot?

It had increased early Wednesday to $868 million and officials again raised the jackpot. Winners include Ashley Eggen of Elizabethtown, who won a $1 million prize in the Mega Millions drawing on October 8. Of course, the actual amount you'll win is considerably less than a billion dollars, not just because of taxes and annuities and fine print th...

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  • Turkish Investigators Revisit Saudi Consulate as Pompeo Prepares to Brief Trump
Turkish Investigators Revisit Saudi Consulate as Pompeo Prepares to Brief Trump

On Thursday, the Washington Post published Mr Khashoggi's last column - a call for press freedom across the Arab world. "I wouldn't read too much into canceling the trip", said Thomas Wright, director of the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution."It's not a sign that they're getting tough - going to this event is...

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  • Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media
Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he has decided against attending a conference in Saudi Arabia this month, amid the uproar over the the presumed death of activist Jamal Khashoggi . Images shot by the Houston Chronicle and later distributed by the AP show the same man was in Prince Mohammed's entourage when he visited a Houston sub...

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  • Modi urges oil suppliers to review payment terms to give rupee relief
Modi urges oil suppliers to review payment terms to give rupee relief

The meeting mainly centered on the finding a reasonable oil price for both the consumers and producers and also boosting the investment and production in oil and gas. He said, the cooperation of the oil producing countries would be very critical to bridge this gap. However, the ONGC had resisted this, leading to the proposal not going through.

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  • Saudi crown prince blamed for Khashoggi death by United States senator
Saudi crown prince blamed for Khashoggi death by United States senator

President Trump is also correct when he says thousands of U.S. jobs would be lost, with China and Russian Federation to be among those lining up to replace them. Bachelet stopped short of calling for an worldwide investigation. "We are sadly and anxiously following the conflicting news regarding the fate of our father after losing contact with hi...

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  • Cabinet welcomes joint Saudi-Turkish Khashoggi probe
Cabinet welcomes joint Saudi-Turkish Khashoggi probe

USA secretary of state Mike Pompeo met King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on Wednesday. Asked point blank if Khashoggi, who has not been seen since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, was alive or dead, Pompeo said: "I don't want to talk about any of the facts".

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  • Don’t mention oil price - U.S. legal threat prompts change at OPEC
Don’t mention oil price - U.S. legal threat prompts change at OPEC

While there are many factors that could influence global oil prices , Saudi Arabia and other major producers will continue to act to cushion the market from oil price shocks, Falih said at the IHS CERA conference. Mr. Al-Falih said Saudi Aramco's investment of $44 billion in the Ratnagiri refinery was "just the start" and that the company was ke...

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  • Audi fined $925 million in Germany for dieselgate scandal
Audi fined $925 million in Germany for dieselgate scandal

Munich prosecutors have issued an administrative order against Audi for deviations from regulatory requirements in certain V6 and V8 diesel engines. In total, the case dealt with nearly 5 million cars worldwide, built between 2004 and 2018. Prosecutors said the failure of proper corporate oversight by Audi AG enabled deliberate wrongdoing b...

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