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Powell testimony, Fed meeting highlight case for ‘insurance’

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A confidence shock driven partly by the U.S. trade war is at the center of an increasingly persuasive argument for Federal Reserve policymakers seriously considering cutting rates for the first time in a decade. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday set the stage for the rate cut this month, as records Read More

Trump, with a wag, asks Putin not to meddle in U.S. elections

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OSAKA (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday sardonically asked his Russian counterpart to please not meddle in U.S. elections, appearing to make light of a scandal that led to an investigation of his campaign’s contact with the Kremlin during 2016 elections. A two-year probe into a Moscow-run influence campaign that boosted Trump’s candidacy has Read More

Trump to Putin: Please don’t meddle in U.S. elections

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OSAKA (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Friday sardonically asked his Russian counterpart to please not meddle in U.S. elections, appearing to make light of a scandal that led to an investigation of his campaign’s contact with the Kremlin during 2016 elections. A two-year investigation into a Moscow-run influence campaign during the election has hung Read More

Exclusive: Exxon’s $53 billion Iraq deal hit by contract snags, Iran tensions – sources

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BASRA, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Just weeks ago, U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a $53 billion project to boost Iraq’s oil output at its southern fields, a milestone in the company’s ambitions to expand in the country. FILE PHOTO: Flames emerge from the flare stacks at the West Qurna-1 oilfield, which Read More

Brazilian lawmaker threatens Glenn Greenwald with deportation over leaks

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After publishing a series of exposés revealing that Brazilian prosecutors conspired against former President Lula de Silva’s election bid last year, the Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald has been threatened with deportation from Brazil. Parliamentarian and member of the ruling Social Liberal (PSL) party Carlos Jordy tweeted out the thinly-veiled threat on Thursday in a string of Read More

Leaked documents show politicized targeting of Brazil’s ex-president by prosecutors, judge

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The Intercept has released documents showing that prosecutors, and even the presiding judge, in the case against former president Lula da Silva conspired to railroad him and his party’s chances in the presidential election. The Intercept published three exposés, Sunday, showing political motivation by members of a taskforce of prosecutors in charge of, and even Read More

U.S. moving toward major antitrust probe of tech giants

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government is gearing up to investigate whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google misuse their massive market power, sources told Reuters on Monday, setting up what could be an unprecedented, wide-ranging probe of some of the world’s largest companies. The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, which enforce antitrust Read More

‘Your forces will be exterminated!’ Hezbollah says US, Israel & Saudi Arabia won’t dare attack Iran

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Hezbollah leader has warned the US and their Middle Eastern allies against seeking a war with Iran, stressing that such conflict will set the entire region on fire and result in extermination of American, Israeli and Saudi forces. “Any war on Iran would mean the whole region will be set ablaze,” Hassan Nasrallah warned Friday. Read More

Pence, Trudeau to discuss Huawei and China trade issues in Ottawa: official

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will discuss their countries’ joint dispute with China over Huawei during a meeting in Ottawa on Thursday, a senior U.S. administration official said. FILE PHOTO: People hold signs calling for China to release Canadian detainees Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig during Read More

Pence, Trudeau to discuss Huawei, China trade issues in Ottawa: official

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FILE PHOTO: People hold signs calling for China to release Canadian detainees Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig during a court appearance by Huawei’s Financial Chief Meng Wanzhou, outside of British Columbia Supreme Court building in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Canadian Prime Read More