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Global finance, Trump strike truce

WASHINGTON — When U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took the stage of the International Monetary Fund’s marbled atrium this weekend, one might have expected a hostile response. The IMF elite, after all, represent the very “globalists” Donald Trump accuses of pulling America down by
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Will the next iPhone charge wirelessly?

Happy 10th birthday, iPhone You may never have to plug in your iPhone again. Apple has joined an industry group devoted to wireless charging, strengthening existing rumors that the next iPhone will charge without a cord. The Wireless Power Consortium, which is made up of some 200 organizations that promote a single wireless charging standard, confirmed to CNNTech that
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Mexico ready to retaliate by hurting US farmers

Anti-Trump protests take place across Mexico Mexico is ready to hit the U.S. where it hurts: Corn. Mexico is one of the top buyers of American corn in the world today. And Mexican senator Armando Rios Piter, who leads a congressional committee on foreign relations, says he will introduce a bill this week where Mexico will buy corn from Brazil and Argentina instead of the
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How ‘America First’ could turn into to ‘India First’

What is an H-1B visa? America is great because of its willingness to accept talented immigrants. That's what Nandan Nilekani, the billionaire co-founder of Infosys Technologies, would tell President Trump if he had the opportunity. "If you really want to keep the U.S. … globally competitive, you should be open to overseas talent," Nilekani said on the sidelines
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John Hockenberry, Former NPR Radio Host, Accused Of Sex Harassment

REX/Shutterstock Former National Public Radio host John Hockenberry is being accused of sexual harassment by some past colleagues, according to a New York magazine web story. The four-time Emmy winner and Peabody Awards recipient, who left his NPR show The Takeaway in August, is being accused in an article written by a one-time guest on his program. Author Suki Kim said
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Donald Trump Says He Fired Michael Flynn For Lying To FBI And Pence

On Saturday, Donald Trump took to Twitter to admit that he fired former national security advisor Michael Flynn for lying to Vice President Mike Pence and the FBI. This comes a day after Flynn pleaded guilty for lying to the FBI about contacts with Russian officials. Prior to his tweet, Trump had said that he dismissed Flynn for lying to Pence, but this is the first time
Middle East

Erdogan says US courts cannot put Turkey on trial

Courts in the United States cannot put Turkey on trial, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, in reference to the case of a Turkish bank executive who has been charged with evading US sanctions on Iran. Already strained ties between NATO allies Ankara and Washington have deteriorated in recent weeks as Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, who is
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Middle East leaders paint ‘dark picture’ at Rome conference

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani (AFP/file photo) When Italy organised a conference focused on the Middle East, the Gulf and North Africa, it promised to look beyond the turmoil roiling the region and instead promote a "positive agenda". But many of the 45 heads of state, ministers and business leaders who attended the annual
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France’s Macron calls on Iraq to dismantle all militias

Regional Kurdistan Government Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, right, leaves Elysee Palace after meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, left, in Paris on Saturday (AFP) French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday called for Iraq to dismantle all militias, including the government-sanctioned, Iran-backed Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), a rare public call
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Sanaa streets empty as Saleh’s forces try to take capital from Houthis

SANAA, Yemen – Streets are empty, schools and universities announced a temporary holiday until further notice, people fled their houses in conflict zones, shops and companies were closed as military vehicles and fighters spread everywhere in the capital city on Saturday. Most residents stayed home as clashes broke out in the streets between former allies Ali Abdullah