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Israeli election suspense: Even if Netanyahu beats Gantz, forming coalition would be challenging

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is yet to see if his promises of annexing more land and undermining the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, were enough to attract enough votes to continue a decade in power. Challenging him for the premiership is another Benjamin, retired General ‘Benny’ Gantz who formed a new political bloc called Kahol Lavan (Blue Read More

Saudi oil attacks came from southwest Iran, U.S. official says, raising tensions

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WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, an assessment that further increases tension in the Middle East. Three officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the attacks involved both cruise missiles and Read More

Official says U.S. believes Saudi attacks came from southwest Iran

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WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, giving an assessment that further increases tension in the Middle East. Three officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the attacks involved both cruise missiles Read More

U.S. official says Washington believes Saudi attacks came from southwest Iran

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WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday. Three officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the attacks involved both cruise missiles and drones, indicating that it involved a higher degree of complexity Read More

Iran rules out talks as Trump blames Tehran for Saudi oil attack

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DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday ruled out talks with Washington after President Donald Trump blamed Tehran for a crippling attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gives a speech to a group of scholars and seminary students of religious sciences in Tehran, Iran September 17, 2019. Official Read More

Saudi Aramco attacks: What we know so far

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(Reuters) – An attack on Saudi Arabia that triggered the biggest jump in oil prices in almost 30 years was carried out with Iranian weapons, a Saudi-led coalition said on Monday, as President Donald Trump said the United States was “locked and loaded” to hit back. Smoke is seen following a fire at an Aramco Read More

Factbox: The U.S. opioid epidemic in the courts

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – As opioid-related deaths have soared, thousands of lawsuits have been filed seeking damages from drugmakers and distributors. The following is a summary of where and how the opioid litigation is playing out across the United States: – Purdue Pharma LP, which launched OxyContin in 1996, filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday night, Read More

Trump backs plan that would boost biofuel quotas 10% in 2020

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has tentatively approved a plan to increase the amount of biofuels that oil refiners are required to blend each year to compensate for exemptions handed out to small refiners by the Environmental Protection Agency, two sources familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump Read More

Trump faces tough choices after blaming Iran for Saudi oil attack

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By Jordan Fabian, Nick Wadhams, David Wainer and Glen Carey on 9/15/2019 WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) – The Trump administration sought to offer new evidence to back its claim that Iran conducted the attack on major Saudi Arabian oil facilities, saying the munitions used in the strikes were well beyond the capabilities of the Houthi rebels who Read More