• Central Intelligence Agency chief briefs Trump after Turkey visit
Central Intelligence Agency chief briefs Trump after Turkey visit

Trump has also insisted that killing will not interfere with USA arms sales to Saudi Arabia , citing a $110bn deal with Riyadh he announced a year ago. Signaling a major pivot in its narrative, Saudi Arabia on Thursday said evidence shows that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated, an apparent effort to ease worldwide outr...

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  • EVERY MINUTE: 3,400 Mega Millions tickets are being sold in Kansas
EVERY MINUTE: 3,400 Mega Millions tickets are being sold in Kansas

At least $1.6 billion is on the line when the Mega Millions numbers are drawn Tuesday. Another added a hopeful note to their tweet, writing, "I didn't win #MegaMillions this time". "We're selling a lot of a lot of tickets", said Casimer Vermac with Cold Case Beverage. "I'm here to buy some Mega Millions of tickets!" Odds are, someone with...

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  • 'Worst cover-up ever': Trump slams Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi killing
'Worst cover-up ever': Trump slams Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi killing

After days of denying to know his whereabouts, Saudi Arabia on Saturday claimed Khashoggi died during a fight inside the consulate. First, Saudi officials said Khashoggi left the embassy unharmed, but after 17 days, following grisly news reports of Khashoggi's death, Saudi officials said last Friday that he was killed during an altercation in...

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  • Italian markets hit by concerns over budget spat
Italian markets hit by concerns over budget spat

The EU's executive Commission, which must vet Italy's 2019 draft budget , has already warned that the nation's significantly higher deficit targets represent a deviation "unprecedented in the history" of EU budget rules. Italy's ruling coalition patched up a row over a tax amnesty and struck a more conciliatory tone towards European Union (E...

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  • Tesla announces a cheaper, midrange version of the Model 3
Tesla announces a cheaper, midrange version of the Model 3

Musk has said the company, a cash-burning giant that faces billions of dollars in impending debts, must push out more profitable and expensive versions first: Shipping the cheapest " Model 3 right away (would) cause Tesla to lose money & die", he tweeted in May.

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  • Turkish employees of Saudi consulate give statements in Khashoggi probe
Turkish employees of Saudi consulate give statements in Khashoggi probe

Khashoggi died after an altercation inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. He also said he will talk soon to Prince Mohammed. The newspaper said the four calls went to Bader al-Asaker, the head of Prince Mohammed's office. "We have to be able to pursue our strategic objectives, but we also have to deal with, obviously, what seems to...

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  • Video appears to show Khashoggi's 'body double' leaving Saudi consulate
Video appears to show Khashoggi's 'body double' leaving Saudi consulate

A longtime US critic of Saudi Arabia says he feels certain that Crown Prince Mohammed directed the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi . Turkish police have named 15 men, including several of Prince Mohammed's personal employees and an Australia-trained, bone-saw wielding Saudi pathologist , who allegedly made up a "hit squad" to kill Khas...

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  • Migrant caravan: 4,000 trekking towards United States border
Migrant caravan: 4,000 trekking towards United States border

Meanwhile in Arizona large groups of Central American migrants continue to surrender to Border Patrol agents, with the arrival of one recent group numbering 108 captured in dramatic video images, authorities said on Friday. However, as USA Today notes, it is "not entirely clear" what Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez can do to turn the ...

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  • Lottery officials warn of Mega Millions scam
Lottery officials warn of Mega Millions scam

The previous largest Mega Millions jackpot - $656 million - was split by by winners in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in 2012. The Mega Millions jackpot just hit a record $US970 million ($1.4 billion), the second-largest United States lottery pool ever, trailing only the $US1.59 billion Powerball prize in 2016.

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  • Why hasn’t Jeff Bezos weighed in on Jamal Khashoggi?
Why hasn’t Jeff Bezos weighed in on Jamal Khashoggi?

Khashoggi , a prominent Saudi dissident. Turkish police believe Mr Khashoggi's killers may have dumped his remains in Belgrad Forest, next to Istanbul , and near the rural city of Yalova, 90 kilometres (55 miles) away from the Turkish capital, senior officials have said .

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  • Oil prices edge up on surprise drawdown in USA crude stockpiles
Oil prices edge up on surprise drawdown in USA crude stockpiles

Saudi Arabia has the capacity to produce 12 million bpd and is now producing 10.7 million bpd, Falih said , adding that production will rise further next month. "The oil that Saudi Arabia presented to the market recently was not its excessive production but was its past reserves", Zanganeh disclosed. Khashoggi is a columnist for The Washingto...

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  • SoftBank's CEO, Saudi's Prince and a $22 billion test of values
SoftBank's CEO, Saudi's Prince and a $22 billion test of values

Saudi Arabia is also reversing their cooling rhetoric on oil prices , warning that the Saudi government will not be hitting its oil production quotas, and will no longer rule out barrels hitting $100 or even higher, in a direct threat to President Trump's current stance on oil prices, who has frequently demanded that OPEC nations including Saudi A...

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  • Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Combined Reach $1 Billion
Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Combined Reach $1 Billion

One "Match 5" victor was reported in Arkansas, according to the site. The $667 million jackpot refers to the annuity option, paid out over 29 years. Mega Millions is not the only game in town. The odds of winning Tuesday's drawing is more than 302 million to one. The $ 345 million jackpot is the game's largest since the March 17 drawing, wh...

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  • Mega Millions jackpot soars to $548 million ahead of Friday night drawing
Mega Millions jackpot soars to $548 million ahead of Friday night drawing

California is in second place, with 30 wins in its 13 years of participation in the game, and New Jersey comes in third, with 20 winning jackpot tickets sold since 2002. Matching four white balls and the Mega Ball will get you $10,000. Most winners opt for cash, which for Friday night's drawing would be an estimated $309 million.

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  • Facebook now says data breach affected 29 million users
Facebook now says data breach affected 29 million users

Shedding new light on the hack, Mr Rosen said the attackers used an "automated technique" to move from account to account stealing tokens of friends-of-friends, "totalling about 400,000 people". Facebook says the FBI is investigating a major security breach of its service, but the company says authorities asked it not to discuss who may be behind t...

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  • Singapore Airlines hikes India fares by up to 2%
Singapore Airlines hikes India fares by up to 2%

The world's longest direct flight has taken off from Singapore and is expected to reach NY in the next 19 hours. Its long-range Airbus A350-900 aircraft will take 19 hours to fly the Singapore-New York route and carry 161 passengers, non in "cattle" class.

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  • IMF, Pakistan to meet as Islamabad seeks bailout
IMF, Pakistan to meet as Islamabad seeks bailout

Although the newly projected rate is same as last year's rate of 3.7 percent, this growth exceeds that achieved in any of the years between 2012 and 2016, and it occurs as many economies have reached or are nearing full employment and as earlier deflationary fears have dissipated.

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  • Foster warns of 'catastrophic' impact of Brexit barrier
Foster warns of 'catastrophic' impact of Brexit barrier

DUP leader Arlene Foster insisted on Tuesday that her party would not accept customs or regulatory checks on goods travelling in either direction between Northern Ireland and Great Britain after meeting EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels , and again following talks on Wednesday with European Parliament Brexit co-ordinator Guy Verh...

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  • Rupee breaches 74-mark against dollar as RBI keeps policy rate unchanged
Rupee breaches 74-mark against dollar as RBI keeps policy rate unchanged

Consistent dollar demand from importers following higher crude oil prices, kept the rupee under pressure. . "Till when will the 56-inch chest be on "silent mode". The 10-year benchmark bond yield fell to 8.08 percent from 8.13 percent before the policy was announced, as traders expected a rate hike were caught wrong-footed.

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  • Petrol, diesel prices cut by Rs 2.50 after excise reduction
Petrol, diesel prices cut by Rs 2.50 after excise reduction

In an oblique reference to the opposition parties, Jaitley said it will be a test for those states whose leaders were only tweeting and indulging in lip sympathy. Mr Jaitley expressed hope that the states will reduce state tax on fuel along with centre's move. Shares of oil marketing companies fell after finance minister Arun Jaitley said t...

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  • Oil Prices Hit $85pb Highest Since 2014
Oil Prices Hit $85pb Highest Since 2014

Benchmark West Texas Intermediate , or WTI, crude futures rose to the upper 75-dollar per-barrel range on Monday. Brent futures were up $1.28 a barrel at $84.01 by 11:38 a.m. This is just as the price of crude oil , yesterday surged towards $84 per barrel, the highest so far this year this is as a result of output shortfalls in Iran , now bein...

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  • Amazon to raise minimum wage to $15 for US employees
Amazon to raise minimum wage to $15 for US employees

That could be good news for numerous Internet giant's workers across North Carolina. The median pay for an Amazon employee a year ago was $28,446, although that includes executives and other non-warehouse workers, according to government filings.

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  • Tesla's SEC deal provides ammunition for US probe, investor lawsuits
Tesla's SEC deal provides ammunition for US probe, investor lawsuits

According to the SEC, Musk has agreed to not only relinquish his position, but will also pay a hefty $20 million fine (in which the company also has to pay an equivalent amount). In addition, Tesla continues to lack access to cash incentives available to locally produced electric vehicles in China that are typically around 15% of MSRP or more.

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  • Tesla chief Elon Musk's SEC settlement: What experts are saying
Tesla chief Elon Musk's SEC settlement: What experts are saying

Musk has agreed to pay out the $20 million fine . As part of a settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Tesla will hire an independent chairman and two non-executive directors and will create a board-level committee to oversee Mr Musk's communications.

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  • Tesla stock roars back after Elon's SEC deal
Tesla stock roars back after Elon's SEC deal

In a statement , the SEC added that the settlements are subject to court approval and that they would also require comprehensive corporate governance and other reforms at Tesla . Analysts from Cowen wrote in a note over the weekend that while the settlement would likely lead to a near-term bump for Tesla shares, it could leave Musk open to ...

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