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U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura to step down at end of November

U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura to step down at end of November

October 17, 2018 UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura told the Security Council on Wednesday that he plans to step down at the end of November for personal reasons after
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U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura to step down at end of November

U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura to step down at end of November

October 17, 2018 UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – United Nations Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura told the Security Council on Wednesday that he plans to step down at the end of November for personal reasons after
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Uganda says landslide death toll rises to 43, begins relocations

Uganda says landslide death toll rises to 43, begins relocations

October 17, 2018 KAMPALA (Reuters) – The death toll from a landslide in Uganda last week has risen to 43 and displaced residents deemed most at risk in the disaster-prone region will be resettled immediately,
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UK Labour opposition eye swift Brexit deal if May’s government falls

UK Labour opposition eye swift Brexit deal if May’s government falls

October 17, 2018 LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party said it was confident it could tie up a new and different Brexit deal with the European Union if Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative government
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Women candidates face ‘small-scale war’ in Afghan election

Women candidates face ‘small-scale war’ in Afghan election

October 17, 2018 By Abdul Qadir Sediqi and Rupam Jain KABUL (Reuters) – More female candidates than ever are set to contest Afghanistan’s upcoming parliamentary election, braving violence and opposition from social conservatives in a
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OnDeck launches new subsidiary to partner with banks

OnDeck launches new subsidiary to partner with banks

October 17, 2018 By Anna Irrera NEW YORK (Reuters) – OnDeck Capital Inc <ONDK.N> has set up a subsidiary that will provide technology and other services to banks looking to lend to small businesses online,
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Greek Prime Minister Tsipras accepts foreign minister’s resignation

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras accepts foreign minister’s resignation

October 17, 2018 ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the resignation of Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Wednesday and will himself take over the foreign affairs portfolio, Tsipras’s office said. Earlier, Greek
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Greek Prime Minister Tsipras accepts foreign minister’s resignation

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras accepts foreign minister’s resignation

October 17, 2018 ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the resignation of Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Wednesday and will himself take over the foreign affairs portfolio, Tsipras’s office said. Earlier, Greek
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Turkish investigators enter Saudi consul’s Istanbul residence

Turkish investigators enter Saudi consul’s Istanbul residence

October 17, 2018 ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A team of Turkish investigators entered the Saudi consul’s Istanbul residence on Wednesday, a Reuters cameraman at the scene said, as part of the investigation into the disappearance of
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Pompeo meets Erdogan after talks with Saudis on missing journalist

Pompeo meets Erdogan after talks with Saudis on missing journalist

October 17, 2018 By Leah Millis and Tulay Karadeniz ANKARA (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Turkey’s President and Foreign Minister on Wednesday to discuss the disappearance of a Saudi journalist as
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Teenager kills 17 in Crimea college shooting: Russian officials

Teenager kills 17 in Crimea college shooting: Russian officials

October 17, 2018 By Polina Nikolskaya and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber MOSCOW (Reuters) – At least 17 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea on Wednesday when a
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U.S. watchdog threatens retaliation over EU clearing rules

U.S. watchdog threatens retaliation over EU clearing rules

October 17, 2018 By Michelle Price and Huw Jones WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. banks and securities houses could be barred from trading on exchanges in the European Union if the bloc refuses to water down
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The Guantanamo Mystery Novel That Captures Military Life Between The Cold War And 9/11

The Guantanamo Mystery Novel That Captures Military Life Between The Cold War And 9/11

How does the old joke go? “Nostalgia is heroin for the middle class.” Which explains why recent war-related fiction and nonfiction feels so punishing, the opposite of a relaxed, stoned haze – it is hard
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Calls grow louder for European arms embargo against Saudi Arabia

Calls grow louder for European arms embargo against Saudi Arabia

The alleged murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents casts a shadow on the EU arms trade with the kingdom.
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Guard Troops Help Dig Out From Hurricane Michael

Guard Troops Help Dig Out From Hurricane Michael

Guard Troops Help Dig Out From Hurricane MichaelNearly 4,500 National Guard troops are on duty in Florida and Georgia helping residents and businesses dig out from the wreckage of Hurricane Michael, which made landfall as
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Air Force activates Special Warfare Training Wing at Joint Base San Antonio

Air Force activates Special Warfare Training Wing at Joint Base San Antonio

The Air Force has established a new headquarters organization aimed at meeting combatant commanders’ growing needs for special operations airmen, Col. James Hughes, the wing’s commander, told Stars and Stripes in a telephone interview Friday.
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U.S. Senate bill could give Tesla, GM electric car tax credit boost

U.S. Senate bill could give Tesla, GM electric car tax credit boost

October 17, 2018 By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tesla Inc <TSLA.O> and General Motors Co <GM.N>, which have lobbied Congress to lift a cap on electric vehicles eligible for a $7,500 tax credit, could
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Honduras and Guatemala act to stop migrants after Trump threats

Honduras and Guatemala act to stop migrants after Trump threats

October 17, 2018 By Doina Chiacu and Jorge Cabrera WASHINGTON/ESQUIPULAS, Guatemala (Reuters) – The organizer of a migrant caravan from Honduras was detained on Tuesday in Guatemala as the U.S. government threatened to withdraw aid
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Australia insists trade agreement with Indonesia on track despite Israel comments

Australia insists trade agreement with Indonesia on track despite Israel comments

October 17, 2018 By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday a billion-dollar free trade agreement with Indonesia will be signed this year despite a furious reaction to Canberra’s
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UK won’t lower food standards to win post-Brexit trade deals: minister

UK won’t lower food standards to win post-Brexit trade deals: minister

October 17, 2018 LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s trade minister will “categorically” deny on Wednesday that the government plans to lower foods standards to win trade deals after Brexit. The United States wants Britain to cut
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Liam Fox says UK needs longer transition period to make free-trade deal with EU: the Times

Liam Fox says UK needs longer transition period to make free-trade deal with EU: the Times

October 17, 2018 (Reuters) – British trade minister Liam Fox said the UK will need a longer transition period to make a free-trade deal with the European Union, The Times newspaper reported on Wednesday. Fox
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Richard Branson recalls rock ‘n roll days as gets Hollywood star

Richard Branson recalls rock ‘n roll days as gets Hollywood star

October 17, 2018 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson on Tuesday recalled an era of sex, drugs, and rock’n roll as he added a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to his
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Brazil’s federal police asks top court to indict President Temer on graft charges

Brazil’s federal police asks top court to indict President Temer on graft charges

October 17, 2018 By Ricardo Brito and Lisandra Paraguassu BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s federal police have asked the supreme court to indict President Michel Temer and confiscate his assets and those of some of his
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EU leaders prepare hardball Brexit summit choice for May

EU leaders prepare hardball Brexit summit choice for May

October 17, 2018 By Alastair Macdonald and Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – European Union leaders will give British Prime Minister Theresa May a tough reception in Brussels on Wednesday, warning her to rally support at
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U.S. regains crown as most competitive economy for first time since 2008: WEF

U.S. regains crown as most competitive economy for first time since 2008: WEF

October 17, 2018 By Katanga Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. economy sits atop of the World Economic Forum’s annual global competitiveness survey for the first time since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, benefiting from a
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US Army is updating its missile defense strategy with Russia and China in mind

US Army is updating its missile defense strategy with Russia and China in mind

The Army's Space and Missile Defense Command is hard at work on its revised air-and-missile defense strategy.
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Is the new US drone base in Niger worth the cost?

Is the new US drone base in Niger worth the cost?

While the militants of northern and western Africa are undoubtedly dangerous, they are not a direct threat to the United States.
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The Marine Corps Wants To Put Freakin’ Lasers On Vehicles For Crowd Control

The Marine Corps Wants To Put Freakin’ Lasers On Vehicles For Crowd Control

The Marine Corps is on the hunt for a vehicle-mounted laser system that can produce “sustainable and controllable plasma at range” for the purposes of crowd control, according to A U.S. government solicitation. A Small
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Saudi Arabia is losing Lindsey Graham, a key ally of US arms sales

Saudi Arabia is losing Lindsey Graham, a key ally of US arms sales

A key defender of U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia is backing away from the kingdom —a strong sign of the political tide taking a swift turn.
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Ex-US Special Ops Were Reportedly Hired To Assassinate Yemeni Political Figures

Ex-US Special Ops Were Reportedly Hired To Assassinate Yemeni Political Figures

American mercenaries — some of whom were ex-special operators with Army Special Forces, SEAL Team 6, and the CIA — were hired by the United Arab Emirates in 2015 to take part in a “targeted
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20 Years In The Air Force, 18 And Counting At Hyatt: Retired Master Sergeant Enjoys Successful Second Career

20 Years In The Air Force, 18 And Counting At Hyatt: Retired Master Sergeant Enjoys Successful Second Career

In August 2000, Gene Roche traded in his combat boots for business suits when he transitioned from the U.S. Air Force to Hyatt, a global hospitality company well-known for its welcoming hotels, resorts and vacation
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Financial Preparedness Pays

Financial Preparedness Pays

Author: Daniel Kaniewski, PhD Forty-four percent of Americans do not have $400 on hand to cover an emergency expense. These Americans will be ill-prepared to care for themselves and their families in the wake of
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The Military Decision-Making Process Is An Inflexible Mess. Here’s How To Fix It

The Military Decision-Making Process Is An Inflexible Mess. Here’s How To Fix It

Skilled leaders have discovered ways throughout history to take advantage of ambiguity. And it can counter the overdoses of established measures we use in military planning, by which I mean the Military Decision-Making Process (MDMP).
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Poll: China exporters worried about trade war, rising costs at home

Poll: China exporters worried about trade war, rising costs at home

October 16, 2018 By Sue-Lin Wong and David Stanway GUANGZHOU, China (Reuters) – Chinese exporters are mostly confident they can weather a trade war with the United States, but worry about collateral damage it might
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Goldman Sachs profit beats on higher equity trading, investment banking

Goldman Sachs profit beats on higher equity trading, investment banking

October 16, 2018 (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs <GS.N> reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, driven by its equities trading and investment banking businesses that offset weakness in bond trading. This is Goldman’s last quarterly
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Trump tells Mattis he is 100 percent behind him after ‘Democrat’ jab

Trump tells Mattis he is 100 percent behind him after ‘Democrat’ jab

October 16, 2018 By Phil Stewart HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has reassured him of his full support after the Republican president described his
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Uber proposals value company at $120 billion in a possible IPO: WSJ

Uber proposals value company at $120 billion in a possible IPO: WSJ

October 16, 2018 (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] recently received proposals from Wall Street banks valuing the company at as much as $120 billion in an initial public offering that could take place early
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Walmart lowers earnings outlook due to Flipkart buy; shares drop

Walmart lowers earnings outlook due to Flipkart buy; shares drop

October 16, 2018 By Nandita Bose (Reuters) – Walmart Inc <WMT.N> lowered its earnings forecast for the year on Tuesday and said its e-commerce growth next year would be slower than the current fiscal year
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Morgan Stanley profit beats on strength in equity trading, underwriting

Morgan Stanley profit beats on strength in equity trading, underwriting

October 16, 2018 (Reuters) – Morgan Stanley <MS.N> reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday, driven by higher revenue in its stock trading and equity underwriting businesses. Equity trading revenue rose 7 percent in a
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Qualcomm, FTC ask judge to delay ruling to pursue settlement

Qualcomm, FTC ask judge to delay ruling to pursue settlement

October 16, 2018 By Stephen Nellis (Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Monday asked a federal judge to delay a preliminary ruling in an antitrust case U.S. regulators brought against
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Ex-Senate staffer pleads guilty to lying about contact with reporters

Ex-Senate staffer pleads guilty to lying about contact with reporters

October 16, 2018 By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – James Wolfe, a former senior staffer on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, pleaded guilty to a charge that he lied to the FBI about contacts
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U.S. government, but not Trump, can be sued over climate: judge

U.S. government, but not Trump, can be sued over climate: judge

October 16, 2018 By Tina Bellon (Reuters) – A group of young Americans suing the federal government over lack of action to fight climate change can proceed with their lawsuit, but U.S. President Donald Trump
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Turkish foreign minister says no ‘confession’ from Saudis over Khashoggi

Turkish foreign minister says no ‘confession’ from Saudis over Khashoggi

October 16, 2018 ANKARA (Reuters) – Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday that Turkey had “not received a confession” from Saudi Arabia regarding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he visited its consulate
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Coast Guard Policy, Sharks, And Poe: 3 Military Facts We Didn’t Know

Coast Guard Policy, Sharks, And Poe: 3 Military Facts We Didn’t Know

Edgar Allan Poe dedicated his third volume of poetry to the cadets of West Point. The skipper of the USS Indianapolis, who was court-martialed after the ship was sunk and 900 sailors were lost, many
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US military tightens base access for South Koreans in Japan

US military tightens base access for South Koreans in Japan

The U.S. military has ordered extra scrutiny for South Koreans who want to visit friends or attend events on American bases in Japan. U.S. Forces Japan recently added the longtime American ally to a list
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