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Facebook vows Libra currency will wait for approval as U.S. airs worries

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Monday it would not proceed with the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency until regulatory concerns are addressed, as the U.S. Treasury secretary took the unusual step on of saying he had serious concerns it could be used for illicit activity. David Marcus, who oversees Facebook’s blockchain efforts, planned Read More

May calls Trump ‘go back’ tweet ‘completely unacceptable’

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Theresa May has called comments by Donald Trump about oppositon congresswomen from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds “completely unacceptable”. The US president was criticised over a series of tweets in which he said female politicians in the Democratic Party should “go back and help fix” their “broken and crime infested countries”. In a follow-up Read More

‘Go back’ tweet row: Trump hits back after accusations of racism

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Donald Trump has hit back after being accused of making “racist and disgusting” remarks about Democratic congresswomen from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. The US president wrote on Twitter: “So sad to see the Democrats sticking up for people who speak so badly of our country and who, in addition, hate Israel with a Read More

Trump tells congresswomen to ‘go back’ to their ‘original’ countries

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Donald Trump has been criticised over “racist and disgusting” remarks he made about Democratic congresswomen from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. Mr Trump appeared to refer to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her allies in what has become known as “the squad”. The other representatives are Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Read More

Turkey receives more S-400 parts as US holds off retaliation ‘until after coup attempt anniversary’

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Additional S-400 air defense components have arrived in Turkey, as Washington remains unusually silent while reportedly contemplating the proper timing and degree of pain it wants to inflict on its NATO ally for disobedience. An Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane landed at Murted Turkish Air Force base just outside Ankara on Saturday with the latest batch Read More

Migrant women ‘drinking from toilets’ in border facilities

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By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter Women detained at the US-Mexico border were forced to drink out of toilets when their sinks stopped working, a Congresswoman has said. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, known as AOC, told a Congressional committee that the US border policy is needlessly cruel, after she visited detention centres. In a passionate speech she said: Read More

Pentagon silent on Turkey’s S-400 delivery as Congress demands immediate sanctions

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As Turkey beamed out images of Russian S-400 air defense systems being delivered, US lawmakers demanded immediate sanctions against Ankara, while the Pentagon and the State Department remained strangely silent. House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Eliot Engel (D-New York) and ranking member Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) reacted to the delivery of the missiles by declaring Read More

Wall St. notches all-time highs on lingering rate-cut optimism

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – All three major indexes posted record closing highs on Friday as firm expectations for an interest-rate cut from the Federal Reserve continued to propel shares while investors awaited next week’s kickoff of the corporate earnings season. The S&P 500 closed above the 3,000 level for the first time, with the industrial Read More

Interview: Corpus Christi aims to rival Houston with 4 million b/d crude export capacity

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Highlights Port CEO wants Corpus to be ‘Cushing of the coast’ Export market crowded with deepwater, onshore proposals Corpus Christi studies 75-foot-deep shipping channel Washington — The Port of Corpus Christi aims to become the “Cushing of the coast” by drawing more and more North American crude oil barrels with 4 million b/d of export Read More