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Source: Common Domain

G-20 Finance Chiefs Are Optimistic About Settling Trade Disputes

Saturday 10:50 GMT

The Group of 20 finance ministers met on the sidelines of the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, to discuss the importance of settling trade disagreements that have begun to take a toll on economic growth and financial markets, according to Argentina’s Treasury minister, Nicolás Dujovne.

The finance ministers reached no new resolution, but even agreeing about how to discuss trade principles has sometimes eluded global finance ministers this year

Source: DW

US indicts Chinese spy for trying to steal aviation trade secrets

12-Oct-2018

The US Justice Department said on Wednesday it had detained a Chinese spy on charges of state-sponsored economic espionage, after he allegedly attempted to steal trade secrets from several American aviation and aerospace companies.

Xu is the second Chinese national in two weeks to be charged by the US Justice Department with trying to steal aviation industry secrets. Ji Chaoqun was charged by American authorities of helping identify potential recruitment targets for China's Ministry of State Security.

Source: The Guradian

Egypt security forces 'disappeared' and tortured US man, rights group says

12-Oct-2018

A limousine driver from New York was forcibly disappeared for four months, tortured and sexually assaulted by Egyptian security forces, according to Human Rights Watch.

Khaled Hassan, 41, who holds joint US and Egyptian citizenship, was arrested and held incommunicado for months by Egyptian security forces after traveling to the port city of Alexandria in January to visit his wife and children. He told Human Rights Watch that officers from Egypt’s national security agency “severely beat him, gave him electric shocks, including on his genitals”.

Source: Common Domain

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Kills One and Sickens 15 in Northern Manhattan

12-Oct-2018

One person has died of Legionnaires’ disease in a cluster of 16 cases in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights, New York City health officials confirmed on Wednesday.

This community cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases is the second to emerge in the Washington Heights area in northern Manhattan. Dr. Oxiris Barbot, the acting commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, said the city is taking “very aggressive steps to respond to the cluster.”

Source: Common Domain

3 reasons to avoid talking politics at work

12-Oct-2018

Google GOOG, -5.06%  software engineer James Damore learned the hard way last year that if you work for a private company you have few, if any, legal protections covering free speech at work.

“In the private context, there is no… first amendment right” covering political speech at work, University of Chicago law professor Randall Schmidt says. Furthermore, he notes, many political issues in America today involve hot-button identity topics such as race, gender, national background and sexual orientation.

Source: Washington Post

Foiled Paris bomb plot raises fears that Iran is planning attacks in Europe

Saturday 14:31 GMT

The foiled plot has sparked growing anxiety in France, Germany and several other countries, including the United States and Israel, that Iran is planning audacious terrorist attacks and has stepped up its intelligence operations around the world.

The diplomat, based at Iran’s embassy in Vienna, had been under surveillance for some time and was suspected of involvement in a plot to bomb a rally of Iranian dissidents in Paris.

Source: Washington Post

Dean suspended for Kavanaugh comments can still teach, Catholic University says

12-Oct-2018

A Catholic University of America dean who was suspended after posting comments on social media that questioned allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett M. Kavanaugh, who was a Supreme Court nominee at the time, will be allowed to continue teaching this semester, a school spokeswoman said this week.

William Rainford, dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service, will teach a half-semester class that is expected to begin next week, Karna Lozoya, a university spokeswoman, said in an email.

Source: Washington Post

Capitals flex in Stanley Cup finals rematch with Knights

12-Oct-2018

The Washington Capitals turned the clock back to June, and had they played a Game 6 in the Stanley Cup finals against the Vegas Golden Knights, it might have gone something like Wednesday night.

In an early-season title rematch, Washington won, 5-2, thanks to the same players who starred in the postseason four months ago, when the Capitals won Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals in Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena.

Source: Common Domain

Jack Dorsey’s Square Loses Its CFO

12-Oct-2018

Jack Dorsey’s Square Inc. said Wednesday that Chief Financial Officer Sarah Friar is leaving the financial-technology company to become chief executive at neighborhood social network Nextdoor.

She guided Square through a rocky initial public offering in 2015 and served as the face of Square to Wall Street, an important role given that Mr. Dorsey also runs another public company, Twitter Inc. Ms. Friar also played an instrumental role in Square’s expansion into financial services, from lending to small businesses to letting consumers buy and sell bitcoin through Cash App, Square’s money-transfer service.

Source: Fox News

Laura Ingraham: Democrats unleash fury on Kanye for daring to think for himself

Saturday 14:31 GMT

It was an amazing moment in the Oval Office Thursday when pop culture icon, rapper extraordinaire Kanye West, met with President Trump before the cameras and unleashed a 10-minute monologue in which he explained his love of all things MAGA.

More than 30 years ago, a prominent figure in the Reagan administration argued that black Americans should cast off liberalism for conservative solutions, and summed up how the GOP had lost so much ground saying, "Democrats smugly assume blacks are monolithic and will by force of circumstances always huddle to the left of the political spectrum. The political right watches this herd mentality and action, concedes that blacks are monolithic, picks up a few dissidents, and wistfully shrugs at the seemingly unbreakable hold of the liberal left on black Americans."

Source: Common Domain

Nikkei drops about 4% as Asian markets follow Wall Street’s plunge

12-Oct-2018

Through Wednesday, the dollar had fallen five straight days versus the yen USDJPY, -0.13%   and logged the biggest week-long drop since February, at 2%.

With a late drop in Treasury yields during U.S. trade, 10-year JGB yields were down a basis point at 0.14% and 30-years were down two basis points at 0.92%. Losses were widespread across all sectors, with SoftBank Group 9984, -7.14%   and robotics company Fanuc 6954, -6.69%   down around 7%, while export-reliant companies such as Toyota 7203, -2.57%  , Nintendo 7974, -3.96%   and Sony 6758, -5.83%   posted steep losses as well.

Source: BBC

Cops called for 'babysitting while black'

12-Oct-2018

Mr Lewis runs a youth mentoring organisation that teaches life skills to young people with emotional and behaviour issues.

This has given rise to the term "living while black" to describe the criminalisation of black people going about their everyday lawful business. Black people napping, visiting a coffee shop or restaurant, canvassing and selling water have all resulted in the police being called.

Source: Fox News

Kennedy: The fight over midterm issues has begun

12-Oct-2018

If Republicans hadn't screwed the insurance pooch we wouldn't be having this ridiculous discussion, all that remains to be seen is if they remain in power to fix the broken system they didn't have the balls or brains to tackle when they had the hat trick.

Democrats have been collectively sharpening pitch forks with calls to action for incivility and even disgraced former Attorney General Eric Holder said of Republicans, "When they go low, we kick them."

Source: The Guradian

Revealed: secret Brexit plans for transition extension to appease DUP

Saturday 14:31 GMT

Secret plans to allow an extension of the transition period in the Brexit withdrawal agreement could result in the UK living under all EU rules well beyond the 21-months so far negotiated, the Guardian can reveal.

London and Brussels hope the possibility of an extension of the transition period could assuage the DUP’s concerns, and garner support in Westminster for the deal. Jean Claude Juncker, the European commission president, expressed his confidence that a deal would be struck for the prime minister to sell back home.

Source: Reuters

Texas U.S. Senate candidate O'Rourke says raises record $38.1 million

Saturday 14:31 GMT

Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke said he raised $38.1 million in the final full fiscal quarter before the Nov. 6 elections in his campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a record for any U.S. Senate race.

O’Rourke’s cash haul was the largest amount raised by a U.S. Senate candidate in a single quarter, according to data from the Federal Election Commission, which goes back to 1994.

Source: BBC

Police in Khashoggi case 'search forest'

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: Fox News

Trump’s threat to use military to close our southern border is a smart move

Today 15:27 GMT
Source: Fox News

Trump must stop treating immigrants like dangerous invaders – it's time for a different approach

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi prince under pressure to blame general

Today 15:27 GMT
Source: DW

China regulators aim to talk up confidence amid plunging stocks and slowing growth

Today 12:39 GMT
Source: DW

Taliban kill powerful police chief in Kandahar

Today 15:27 GMT
Source: ABC News

Pompeo listened to an alleged recording of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi: Source

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: Fox News

Trump signs landmark music bill: what to know

Sunday 19:59 GMT
Source: DW

Ukrainian church wins independence battle against Moscow Patriarchate

12-Oct-2018
Source: Common Domain

Average Home Price in Brooklyn Breaks $1M Threshold for the First Time

12-Oct-2018
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Saturday 19:59 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Barry White’s Music of Love

Saturday 20:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Tencent Music Pauses IPO Amid Market Turmoil

Saturday 01:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

U.S. Strengthens Controls on Nuclear Technology Exports to China

Saturday 01:30 GMT

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