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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:04:07 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a major increase in sanctions on Iran on Wednesday as Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack "unquestionably sponsored" by Tehran.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:04:07 -0400

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had ordered his Treasury Secretary to "substantially increase sanctions" imposed on Iran, in the wake of an attack on Saudi oil facilities that some U.S. officials have blamed on Tehran.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:00:02 -0400

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a short and direct message before a Congressional hearing on Wednesday: "I don’t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists."

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:57:59 -0400

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to win a ruling majority in an election that produced a virtual tie between his right-wing bloc and a center-left grouping that would be led by former military chief Benny Gantz.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:52:33 -0400

Half a year ago one man stood alone and unchallenged on the summit of Israeli politics - the veteran right-wing populist Benjamin Netanyahu, known as "King Bibi" to his loyal followers.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:47:17 -0400

Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of what it described as Iranian drones and cruise missiles used in an attack on Saudi oil facilities as "undeniable" evidence of Iranian aggression.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:43:35 -0400

The European Union warned on Wednesday that Britain was headed for a damaging no-deal Brexit, with London's ideas for solving the contentious issue of the Irish border still unlikely to unlock a deal just six weeks before Britain is due to leave.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:42:56 -0400

U.S. stocks came under pressure on Wednesday after a profit warning by FedEx, while investors waited for a decision on interest rates and clues on the future of U.S. monetary policy from the Federal Reserve.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:40:35 -0400

U.S. homebuilding surged to more than a 12-year high in August as both single- and multi-family housing construction accelerated, suggesting that lower mortgage rates were finally providing a boost to the struggling housing market.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:29:26 -0400

Stocks around the world edged lower on Wednesday and the U.S. dollar crept up as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates later in the day.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:18:49 -0400

Saudi Arabia's deputy defense minister on Wednesday thanked the United States for confronting Iran in an "unprecedented way" and for defending its regional allies against what he called unprovoked attacks.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:08:59 -0400

The U.S. economy is likely growing at a 1.9% annualized rate in the third quarter, based on the latest data on industrial output and housing starts, the Atlanta Federal Reserve's GDPNow forecast model showed on Wednesday.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:50:01 -0400

After failing to secure a clear election victory for the second time this year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must wait days - or more likely weeks - to learn if he can stay in office, or whether he must step aside.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:47:43 -0400

Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament is a political issue and not a matter for judges, a lawyer for the prime minister said on Wednesday as he sought to persuade the British Supreme Court that the five-week shutdown was lawful.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:45:25 -0400

Stress in U.S. money markets loomed over a Federal Reserve policy meeting on Wednesday with new data showing that the central bank's target interest rate had drifted outside the level set by the central bank for the first time since the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:45:25 -0400

A key interest rates the Federal Reserve aims to influence to control monetary policy broke above the top-end of the central bank's target range for the first time since the global credit crisis more than a decade ago.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:28:35 -0400

Apple accused the European Commission of misunderstanding its business on day two of the iPhone maker's appeal against a $14 billion tax order, in a dispute that is key to the EU's drive to collect more taxes but which could also run for years.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:55:42 -0400

As if the U.S. Federal Reserve didn't already have enough on its plate heading into its meeting on interest rates this week, chaos deep inside the plumbing of the U.S. financial system has thrown policymakers an unexpected curve ball.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:49:53 -0400

Saudi Arabia is still considering secondary locations for the flotation of oil giant Aramco after primary location Riyadh, Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Wednesday.

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Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:39:39 -0400

Iran on Wednesday threatened a crushing response to any military strike after attacks on Saudi oil sites blamed by Washington on Tehran, though it said the Islamic Republic had no desire for conflict in the Gulf region.

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