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Source: Global News

Turkey, Saudi Arabia plan joint ‘inspection’ at consulate over missing journalist

Today 11:46 GMT

Turkey and Saudi Arabia are expected to conduct a joint “inspection” on Monday of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, nearly two weeks after the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish officials said. The announcement from an official at Turkey’s Foreign Ministry comes as international concern continues to grow over the writer who vanished on a visit to the consulate on Oct. 2. American lawmakers have threatened tough punitive action against the Saudis, and Germany, France and Britain jointly called for a “credible investigation” into Khashoggi’s disappearance.

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Source: Common Domain

Saudi Arabia’s Economic Dreams Falter

Today 10:51 GMT

Appeared in the October 15, 2018, print edition as 'Saudi Economic Vision Falters.'. JP Morgan’s Dimon joins host of executives pulling out of Riyadh’s premier business conference

Mr. Dimon joins a host of Western executives and advisers who pulled out of Riyadh’s conference following allegations that the Saudi government ordered Mr. Khashoggi’s killing. Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill Ford and Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi, whose company is partly owned by Saudi Arabia, won’t attend the conference.

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Source: Common Domain

Saudi backlash: Ford, Dimon latest to drop out of Riyadh conference, but Mnuchin still plans to attend

Today 10:51 GMT

Ford Motor Co. F, -1.93%   Chairman Bill Ford and JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, -1.09%   Chief Executive Jamie Dimon are the latest big names to drop out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia following the disappearance of a Saudi journalist, but U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is said to still be planning to attend.

Reuters reported Sunday that Ford will not attend this month’s Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, though the company F, -1.93%   did not give a reason why.

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Source: Common Domain

Sears Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Today 10:51 GMT

Sears Holdings SHLD 18.97% Corp. filed early Monday for bankruptcy protection from creditors, marking the collapse of a company that dominated American retailing for much of the 20th century.

The retailer, which sought chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in White Plains, N.Y., reached a deal with its lenders that will allow the 125-year-old company to keep hundreds of its stores open for now.

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Source: DW

Hong Kong protesters decry plans for artificial islands

Today 03:19 GMT

As they took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday against the government's plan to build larges swathes of new housing on artificial islands.

One protester, Mr Chan, complained that the Hong Kong government could easily take back some of the vast land banks held by developers and build new flats on existing land. "There are many ways to find land in Hong Kong, but (the authorities) don't want to cross the property developers," he said.

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Source: Global News

Cannabis IQ: Across the country, here’s what to expect on legalization day

Today 10:51 GMT

As cannabis is legalized across the country on Oct. 17, Global News is answering key questions on what it means for you: What will the roll out look like in each province?

WATCH: New Brunswick municipalities grapple with marijuana legalization after provincial election. The Atlantic provinces seem the best-prepared for legalization — they want to develop cannabis as an economic sector, and badly need the tax money.

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Source: Fox News

White male 'gun nuts' are 'biggest terrorist organization on the planet,' Tennessee Dem ally wrote online: report

Today 10:51 GMT

A spokesman for a Democratic group that is supporting former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen in his run for a U.S. Senate seat referred to “white male” gun owners as "Murican gun nuts" in response to a Facebook post asking people to identify “the biggest terrorist organization on the planet,” according to a report.

TOP TENNESSEE DEM PARTY OFFICIAL SNUBS ‘REACHING OUT’ TO TRUMP VOTERS, CALLS THEM ‘IDIOTS’. In a July 31, 2017 post, Brown allegedly wrote, “Exactly, f--- “reaching out” to Trump voters. The idiots aren’t listening.”

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Source: The Guradian

Hong Kong: thousands protest at plan to build new artificial islands

Today 10:51 GMT

Thousands of Hong Kong residents protested at the weekend over a government plan to build artificial islands to deal with the city’s severe housing shortage.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam last week announced a plan to reclaim about 1,700 hectares (4,200 acres) from the ocean and build infrastructure and transportation links to create a major business district. The islands, which would be Hong Kong’s largest land reclamation project, would eventually house up to 1.1 million residents over the next few decades.

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Source: Fox News

Remains of crew from downed World War II-era plane recovered from Pacific Ocean

Today 03:19 GMT

The decades-long wait to find the wreckage of a World War II-era aircraft and remains of its 11 crew members came to an end on Saturday for a group of families gathered in Minnesota.

AMERICA'S DEADLIEST BATTLE: WORLD WAR I'S MEUSE-ARGONNE OFFENSIVE 100 YEARS LATER. Project Recover, which formed two years ago, works to find the final underwater resting places of Americans missing in action since World War II to provide recognition and closure for families.

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Source: Washington Post

Alexandria City Council approves stadium lights for T.C. Williams High School, despite objections

Today 10:51 GMT

The Alexandria City Council on Saturday approved a stadium modernization plan for the storied T.C. Williams High School that includes lights for the school’s stadium, despite objections from some residents who contend the changes will bring noise and disruption to an adjacent neighborhood with deep historical roots.

The council’s 6-to-1 vote advances a plan to overhaul Parker-Gray Memorial Stadium, a multipurpose athletic facility that officials say carries a unique distinction: Its football field is the only at a public high school in Northern Virginia and — the Washington region for that matter — that lacks stadium lights.

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Source: Common Domain

Companies With Newly Flush Pensions See Chance to Unload the Risk

Today 10:51 GMT

U.S. corporate pensions are at their highest funded level since the financial crisis, which could lead more companies to turn over to insurers the responsibility for paying retirees, pension consultants say.

Having a highly funded pension plan “makes transferring the risk more affordable,” said Peggy McDonald, senior vice president and actuary at Prudential Retirement, which takes over portions of corporate pensions. “A plan sponsor that’s only 80% funded is going to have to put in more money than one that’s better funded.”

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Source: Common Domain

The Morning Ledger: Sears Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Today 11:46 GMT

Instant hit: Sears is expected to immediately close at least 150 stores as part of the bankruptcy deal, while another 250 stores will be under evaluation.

In the apparel market, Sears’ closest geographic competitor is Target Corp.; 93% of Sears stores are within a 15 minute drive of a Target store, and 86% are that distance from a Walmart Inc. store. Competition by the numbers: As of the end of 2017, 94% of Sears stores were within a 15 minute drive of Home Depot, 90% were within that distance of Lowes, and 86% were that close to a Best Buy store, according to UBS.

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Source: Fox News

Kamala Harris, sharp critic of Trump, Kavanaugh, plans visits to Iowa, other states, raising speculation about 2020 run

Sunday 23:41 GMT

In what will likely stoke speculation about a potential 2020 presidential run, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California plans to visit several states, including Iowa, later this month ahead of the midterm elections.

Some recent numbers may reveal why Harris is making the Iowa visit: A recent David Binder Research poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers showed that 37 percent favored former Vice President Joe Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination 2020, Politico reported, followed by Elizabeth Warren (16 percent), Bernie Sanders (12 percent), Harris (10 percent) and Booker (8 percent).

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Source: The Guradian

California chef in sexual misconduct scandal criticised for 'dunk tank' plan

Saturday 05:11 GMT

An embattled California chef accused of sexual harassment is facing renewed backlash after announcing he would sit in a “dunk tank” as part of his efforts to reform himself and make women “feel safe” in his restaurants. Charlie Hallowell, an Oakland restaurateur who faced misconduct allegations from more than 30 employees over the last year, has released an “open letter” and “apology” detailing his return to three restaurants and a “twelve-point plan” to ensure the workplaces would be “different moving forward”.

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Source: DW

Paris plans to open city halls for homeless in winter

Sunday 23:40 GMT

Even the palatial Hotel de Ville, housing the local administration in the city center, will open up space for up to 100 homeless women to receive food and shelter, she said in an interview with the Journal du Dimanche newspaper on Sunday.

Hidalgo called for a "general mobilization" to house an estimated 3,000 homeless people living on the frigid streets during the winter, adding that the city should lead by example. "We must all roll up our sleeves.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte