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‘Very engaged’ Trump talks biofuels policy with U.S. oil-state senators

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday discussed biofuels policy with senators from U.S. oil states, including Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, who said the president was engaged on the issue that has pitted Big Oil and Big Corn against each other. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks before presenting the Medal of Read More

India tells tech firms to protect user privacy, prevent abuse

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A man walks past the sign of “Google for India”, the company’s annual technology event in New Delhi, September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Sankalp Phartiyal NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Technology firms must protect user privacy and prevent abuse of their platforms, India’s IT minister said on Thursday, speaking as the government draws up a data privacy law Read More

Military strike against Iran would result in ‘all-out war’: Zarif

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DUBAI (Reuters) – Any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran would bring “all-out war”, Tehran said on Thursday, keeping up a drumbeat of warnings to its adversaries after they accused the Islamic Republic of a strike on Saudi oil facilities. FILE PHOTO: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif attends a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Read More

U.S. biofuel credits slump ahead of Trump meeting with senators: traders

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. biofuel blending credits fell sharply on Thursday ahead of a meeting between President Donald Trump and senators from oil states, who are opposed to his administration’s tentative plan to boost annual ethanol usage mandates, traders said. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks before presenting the Medal of Freedom to Read More

India says it meets ‘developing country’ criteria in bid to reclaim US trade concessions

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India’s foreign secretary says his country meets the criteria for a developing country, calling on Washington to backtrack on its decision to withdraw trade concessions. “Generalized System of Preferences is a unilateral decision, given by countries to other countries based on certain criteria. We are a developing country, we meet those criteria,” Vijay Gokhale Read More

Iraq will not join anti-Iran maritime mission, rejects Israel’s involvement

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As Saudi Arabia and the United States build support for an international maritime security mission in the Persian Gulf, Iraq has ruled out participating. In a statement via the state-run Iraqi News Agency on Thursday, the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Iraq will not join any force patrolling the Gulf’s waterways, particularly any Read More

Tehran will commit to ‘all-out war’ if Iran is targeted by military strike, FM Zarif warns

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Any military attack on Iran will result in a serious military conflict, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned, as the US and Saudi Arabia hint at retaliatory measures for a drone strike they blame on Tehran. “I am making a very serious statement that we don’t want war; we don’t want to engage Read More

UAE enlists in US-led naval patrols in Gulf after Saudi Arabia joins

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The Emirati Navy will deploy warships to protect shipping routes in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, just a day after Saudi Arabia joined the US-initiated patrols amid rising tensions surrounding Iran. The UAE is enlisting in the naval coalition called the International Maritime Security Construct, which has the stated goal of supporting “regional and international Read More

U.S. travel industry urges Washington to reauthorize tourism body Brand USA

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People visit the Liberty State Island as Lower Manhattan is seen at the background in New York, U.S., August 17, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz (Reuters) – Some 15 executives from companies associated with the tourism industry, such as American Express (AXP.N) and Marriott (MAR.O), have urged the U.S. government to renew federal funding of Brand USA, Read More

‘You can start it, but how do you end it?’ Actual war in Gulf would be DEVASTATING and neither Iran nor Saudis really want one

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For all the sound and fury coming from Saudi Arabia, a shooting war in the Gulf is not something Tehran or Riyadh want. Both US and its allies know that Iran is a much tougher nut to crack than Yemen, but can’t admit so publicly. Saudi Arabia and the US have called Saturday’s attack on Read More