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Syrian Kurdish forces tell U.S. they met truce obligations: U.S. official
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:10:26 -0400
The commander of Kurdish forces in northeast Syria told the United States he had met all obligations set out in a U.S.-brokered truce, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday, as Washington warned it would punish Turkey if it resumes hostilities.


Turkey, Russia reached deal for 'terror-free safe zone': Turkish official
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:09:43 -0400
Turkey reached an "excellent" agreement with Russia to establish a "terror-free safe zone" in northern Syria, a senior Turkish official said on Tuesday after President Tayyip Erdogan met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi.


Brexit in the balance: Johnson warns parliament ahead of crunch votes
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:07:47 -0400
Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned parliament on Tuesday that if it delayed his Brexit legislation he would abandon his attempt to ratify the deal to leave the European Union and push for an election instead.


U.S. diplomat who questioned 'crazy' Ukraine policy testifies in Trump probe
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:04:24 -0400
The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, a key witness in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, arrived on Tuesday to testify to lawmakers eager to hear about concerns he raised about Trump withholding security aid to Ukraine to help with a domestic political campaign.


Trump 'lynching' comment on impeachment probe is condemned as key witness testifies
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:04:24 -0400
U.S. President Donald Trump likened the impeachment investigation into his dealings with Ukraine to a "lynching" on Tuesday in a tweet that drew condemnation for his inflammatory reference to decades of killings of thousands of black Americans.


Canada's Trudeau clings to power; must court left after losing popular vote
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:59:04 -0400
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hung onto power after a tight election on Monday that saw his government reduced to a minority, results that will likely push his agenda to the left while alienating energy producing provinces.


Explainer: What happens in Canada now that Trudeau seems headed for a minority government
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:59:04 -0400
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau retained power in an election on Monday, but his Liberals were reduced to a minority, making governing with the rival New Democrats and other left-leaning parties all but certain.


Canada NDP leader says Trudeau must respect realities of minority government
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:57:06 -0400
The leader of Canada's left-wing New Democratic Party outlined his priority social issues including housing and healthcare on Tuesday, and said he hopes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau respects that he will need to work with other parties.


How a major U.S. farm lender left a trail of defaults, lawsuits
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:53:54 -0400
After completing a credit review in a half-hour phone call, a BMO Harris Bank underwriter cleared $12 million in loans for Ohio corn and soybean producer Greg Kruger in 2013.


Canada's Trudeau retains power in election but will have minority government
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:43:06 -0400
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals held onto power after a closely fought election on Monday but were reduced to a minority government that will need the support in Parliament of a smaller left-leaning party.


Calling Erdogan a 'thief', Syria's Assad tours Idlib frontline near rebels
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:36:04 -0400
Syrian President Bashar al Assad on Tuesday denounced Turkey's leader as a thief for attacking the northeast of his country and reiterated a pledge to retake all areas lost to Damascus in years of civil war, state media reported.


China says world 'shocked' at Trump adviser Navarro's pen name for books
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:32:34 -0400
The world is "shocked" that White House trade adviser Peter Navarro made up a fictitious anti-China economist in his books, China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, adding that it is absurd and dangerous to make policy based on lies.


Wall Street mixed after corporate earnings reports; Facebook falls
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:24:47 -0400
The S&P 500 and Dow Jones indexes rose on Tuesday, lifted by upbeat corporate earnings reports that eased concerns over the fallout from the U.S.-China trade war, but a decline in shares of Facebook hurt the Nasdaq.


Earnings lift stocks, sterling dips as more Brexit news to come
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:04:18 -0400
Stocks on world markets eked out small gains on Tuesday after some upbeat corporate results and talk of progress in China-U.S. trade talks, while sterling weakened as investors awaited further news on Britain's eventual exit from the European Union.


SoftBank clinches deal to take over WeWork
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:45:53 -0400
SoftBank Group Corp agreed to spend more than $10 billion to take over WeWork, doubling down on an ill-fated investment and paying off its co-founder Adam Neumann to relinquish control, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.


Harley-Davidson beats forecasts as international sales rebound
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:13:59 -0400
Harley-Davidson Inc beat expectations for profit on Tuesday and stuck to its full-year shipment forecast, allaying fears of another major hit from European import tariffs and a further slump in sales in its main U.S. market.


German defense minister proposes security zone for north Syria
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:13:43 -0400
Germany's defense minister has suggested creating a security zone in northern Syria to protect displaced civilians and ensure the fight continues against Islamic State militants, the first time Berlin has proposed a military mission in the Middle East.


Iraq says U.S. forces withdrawing from Syria have no approval to stay
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:13:43 -0400
U.S. forces that crossed into Iraq as part of a pull-out from Syria do not have permission to stay and can only be there in transit, the Iraqi military said on Tuesday.


McDonald's posts rare profit miss, shares drop
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:09:17 -0400
McDonald's Corp missed Wall Street estimates for profit for the first time in two years on Tuesday as more investment to spruce up U.S. restaurants and speed up delivery weighed on the world's biggest fast food chain, sending its shares down 3%.


Boeing makes progress on 737 MAX, but FAA needs weeks to review
Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:00:37 -0400
Boeing Co is making progress toward getting its 737 MAX aircraft in the air again, but the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will need at least several more weeks for review, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said on Tuesday.




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