Day: September 8, 2017

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Friday from Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, state media from both countries reported, in what could be a breakthrough in the dispute between Doha and neighboring Arab states. “During the call, the Emir of Qatar expressed his desire
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A powerful Senate committee blasted the Trump administration on Friday in a report accompanying its spending plan for the State Department, saying its approach to foreign policy weakens U.S. standing in the world. On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted 31-0 for legislation allocating more than $51 billion for the State Department
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republican party lawmakers warned on Friday that President Donald Trump’s legislative deal with Democrats to help hurricane victims and keep the government running for another three months could complicate his next big priority – tax reform. Trump’s sudden shift in strategy hands a clear victory to Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Demand for exchange-traded funds that would provide exposure to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin is strong, but regulators will likely wait until the underlying market matures more before approving such products, a panel of securities industry experts said on Friday. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rejected the first U.S. ETF tracking bitcoin
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HAVANA (Reuters) – Hurricane Irma lashed Cuba and the Bahamas as it drove toward Florida on Friday after hitting the eastern Caribbean with its devastatingly high winds, killing 21 people and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake. As Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, bore down on Florida, Governor Rick
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers approved a bill on Friday extending the government debt limit for three months and providing about $15 billion in hurricane-related aid, delivering on President Donald Trump’s surprising deal this week with Democratic congressional leaders. The bill, approved in a 316-90 vote by the U.S. House of Representatives, had ignited criticism
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 was near flat on Friday as investors braced for potential damage from Hurricane Irma as it moved toward Florida and assessed the financial impact of Hurricane Harvey. Geopolitical concerns also kept investors on edge as South Korea prepared for a possible further missile test by North Korea on
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MONTREAL (Reuters) – The United Nations’ aviation agency is backing the creation of a single global drone registry, as part of broader efforts to come up with common rules for flying and tracking unmanned aircraft. While the International Civil Aviation Organization cannot impose regulations on countries, ICAO has proposed formation of the registry during a
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HAVANA (Reuters) – Hurricane Irma menaced Cuba and the Bahamas on Friday as it drove toward Florida after lashing the Caribbean with devastating winds and torrential rain, killing 19 people and leaving a swathe of catastrophic destruction. Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a stark warning to residents to get out if they were in evacuation
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