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Saudi oil output to recover in two or three weeks after attack: sources

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:33am
Saudi Arabia sought to calm markets on Tuesday after an attack on its oil facilities, with sources in the kingdom saying output was recovering much more quickly than initially forecast and could be fully back in two or three weeks.

Total CEO: Attack on Saudi oil facilities will have consequences

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:33am
Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne said last weekend's attacks on Saudi oil production facilities will have consequences, adding on Tuesday that he was "deeply concerned" by the situation in the Middle East.

Saudi's Aramco allows employees to enter Abqaiq compound: Al Arabiya

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:33am
Saudi Arabia's state oil giant Aramco allowed employees to enter Abqaiq compound for the first time since the Saturday attack, State-owned Al Arabiya reported on Tuesday citing its own sources.

Lagarde wins EU lawmakers' approval to lead ECB

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:30am
The European Parliament backed Christine Lagarde on Tuesday as the next president of the European Central Bank, paving the way for her to become the first woman to hold the post.

Famed U.S. journalist Cokie Roberts, a 'founding mother' of NPR, dead at 75

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:27am
American journalist Cokie Roberts, regarded by National Public Radio as one of its "founding mothers" and a prominent political commentator on ABC News, died on Tuesday at 75 at her Washington home from complications of breast cancer, her family said in a statement.

Wall Street subdued as focus shifts to Fed

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:25am
U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday as investors moved to the sidelines ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting, while the impact of weekend attacks on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil refinery faded.

Warning of election 'disaster', Israel's Netanyahu battles for survival

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:24am
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu battled for his political survival in the final hours of a close-run election on Tuesday, urging voters to support him to avert a "disaster".

Facebook briefly blocks Netanyahu chatbot on election day

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:24am
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Facebook on Tuesday after the social network blocked a "chatbot" from his right-wing Likud party's account for violating election day rules.

Netanyahu's election day a wall-to-wall political commercial

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:24am
Barely pausing for breath in a last-gasp election-day pitch for votes, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed potential backers in live video election feeds on social media.

U.S. weighing best response to Saudi oil attacks: Pence

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:17am
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday the United States was reviewing evidence that suggests Iran was behind the attacks on Saudi oil facilities and stands ready to defend its interests and allies in the Middle East.

UK Liberal Democrats face huge fight to stop Brexit: leader Swinson

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:13am
Britain's Liberal Democrats face the fight of their lives to rescue the country from the negative effects of leaving the EU, party leader Jo Swinson said on Tuesday, outlining the battle for hearts and minds in the next few weeks.

British PM could recall parliament if suspension ruled unlawful

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:13am
Boris Johnson could recall parliament if Britain's highest court rules he unlawfully suspended it, a government lawyer said on Tuesday, after judges heard the prime minister wanted a shutdown because it was an obstacle to his Brexit plans.

Divided Fed set to cut interest rates this week, but then what?

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:05am
Deep disagreements within the Federal Reserve over the economic outlook and how the U.S. central bank should respond will not stop policymakers from cutting interest rates at a two-day meeting that began on Tuesday.

Oxycontin maker Purdue begins bankruptcy in push to settle opioid lawsuits

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:38am
Oxycontin maker Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday told a bankruptcy judge it hopes to broaden support for a proposed settlement of more than 2,600 lawsuits alleging that the company fueled the U.S. opioid crisis.

Ireland open to a Brexit deal but yet to see UK proposals: Coveney

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:37am
Ireland wants a deal on an orderly British exit from the European Union but Britain has so far failed to come up with a written plan, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Tuesday.

GM switches health insurance costs to union for striking workers; talks continue

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:32am
General Motors Co shifted health insurance costs for its striking workers to the United Auto Workers union as its members walked the picket line for the second day on Tuesday.

Ex-campaign chief Lewandowski 'excited' to defend Trump at impeachment hearing

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:31am
Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and close confidant, said he was "excited" to have an opportunity to defend his former boss in testimony later on Tuesday to a Democratic-led U.S. congressional panel considering impeaching Trump.

Iran's Khamenei rejects talks with United States

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:19am
Iran will never hold one-on-one talks with the United States but could engage in multilateral discussions if it returns to the 2015 deal on Iran's nuclear program, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, according to state television.

Saudi Aramco attacks: What we know so far

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:01am
An attack on Saudi Arabia that triggered the biggest jump in oil prices in almost 30 years was carried out with Iranian weapons, a Saudi-led coalition said on Monday, as President Donald Trump said the United States was "locked and loaded" to hit back.

Trump says U.S. reaches trade deals with Japan, no word on cars

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 11:08pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday Washington had struck trade agreements with Tokyo that could be implemented without congressional approval, but stopped short of assuring Japan that new tariffs would not be slapped on vital auto exports.