International News

CIA believes Saudi crown prince ordered journalist's killing: sources

The CIA believes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, complicating President Donald Trump's efforts to preserve ties with a key U.S. ally.

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U.S. joins Australian plan to develop new Pacific naval base

The United States will join Pacific ally Australia to build a naval base on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said, amid a push by regional powers to lock in alliances and secure access to key infrastructure.

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U.S.-China divisions take center stage at APEC summit

The United States and China swapped barbs over trade, investment and regional security at an Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit on Saturday, as growing fault lines among members suggested little prospect of consensus at the weekend meeting.

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Pence vows no end to tariffs until China bows

The United States will not back down from its trade dispute with China, and might even double its tariffs, unless Beijing bows to U.S. demands, Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday.

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Pence met with Taiwan's APEC envoy

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Taiwan's envoy to the APEC summit, Morris Chang, on the sidelines of a business forum on Saturday in Port Moresby, according to a media report.

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Mexico's Lopez Obrador to hold new public consultation on policy platform

Mexico's incoming government will hold a national public consultation on Nov. 24-25 for residents to voice their opinion on 10 key policy proposals ranging from a new rail line and oil refinery to reforestation and free public internet initiatives.

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Homeless man who helped thwart Australia attack charged with burglary, theft

A homeless man who used his shopping trolley to help thwart an attack by a knife-wielding Islamic State sympathizer in Australia this month has been charged with five offences, including burglary and theft.

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Russia warns against protectionism at APEC summit

Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev warned against growing protectionism and argued for clear cut and transparent rules on trade.

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Australian PM urges global leaders to reject protectionism, embrace free trade

Global leaders must promote free trade, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday.

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Saudi ambassador denies telling Khashoggi to go to Turkey

Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington on Saturday denied that he had spoken with Jamal Khashoggi by telephone or that he had suggested he go to Turkey "for any reason," after the Washington Post reported that he had done so, citing people familiar with U.S. intelligence.

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Politics

Reuters: Health News

Top Stories

AP Top News at 11:20 a.m. EDT
  1. In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes, according to Comey's notes of the talks obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday night....
  2. Ex-FBI deputy director 'disappointed' in Comey comments

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A lawyer for fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe says his client is "very upset and disappointed" with some comments by his former boss James Comey....
  3. AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans largely fear the country's relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea....
  4. First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

    HAVANA (AP) -- Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all....
  5. Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest chapter in years-long, wide-ranging scandal at the banking giant. However, it appears that none of the $1 billion will go directly to the victims of Wells Fargo's abuses....
  6. 'This is my real life': Where Trump's travel ban hits home

    NEW YORK (AP) -- At the New York City convenience store where he works the overnight shift, Radad Alborati takes a sip of coffee and surveys his life....
  7. Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- President Donald Trump's lawyer is asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president....
  8. Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 2 Palestinians

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Thousands of Palestinians joined the fourth weekly protest on Gaza's border with Israel on Friday, some burning tires or flying kites with flaming rags dangling from their tails. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops firing from across the border fence, health officials said....
  9. EPA head showed penchant for travel, drivers even before DC

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Scott Pruitt's penchant for travel and concerns about security were notable even before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to newly obtained records that show that as Oklahoma's attorney general he frequently traveled out-of-state for appearances before conservative groups and used an office investigator as a driver....
  10. As Prince's health waned, alarm grew in inner circle

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction - yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday....

Technology

Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project

Alphabet Inc's life sciences division Verily said on Friday that it was putting on hold one of its oldest and highest-profile projects, a smart contact lens designed to help monitor sugar levels.

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Digital media company Technicolor explores options including sale: sources

Technicolor SA has been exploring options that include a full or partial sale of the French digital media company, as its set-top box business struggles because of higher prices for memory chips, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Google Cloud names Thomas Kurian to replace CEO Diane Greene

Former Oracle Corp product chief Thomas Kurian will replace Diane Greene as head of the cloud division at Alphabet Inc's Google in the coming weeks, Greene announced in a blog post on Friday, after a tumultuous year for the business.

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U.S. regulator settles with tech startups over token sale violations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission settled charges on Friday with two technology companies for improperly offering digital tokens, mandating that they register their offerings as securities and reimburse investors.

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U.S. Senate bill vows to get tough on robocalls, up penalties

Two U.S. senators on Friday unveiled bipartisan legislation to toughen penalties on robocalls, make it easier for regulators to crack down on unwanted calls and compel mobile phone providers to adopt call authentication technologies.

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VW embarks on $50 billion electrification plan

Volkswagen expects to become the most profitable manufacturer of electric cars thanks to a multi-billion euro expansion plan to mass produce battery driven vehicles, Chief Executive Herbert Diess said on Friday.

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Europe 5G network buildout to trigger deals, won't bust capex budgets

The launch of fifth-generation mobile services across Europe looks set to trigger a wave of infrastructure deals as telecoms companies seek ways to upgrade their networks without busting their strained capital budgets.

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Tesla starts taking Model 3 orders in China

Tesla Inc has started taking orders for its Model 3 sedan in China for a deposit of 8,000 yuan ($1,153.60), according to the electric carmaker's China website https://www.tesla.cn/model3/reserve.

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The egos disbanded? Bridging the great advertising divide

Traditional advertising groups hope that their creative flair will prevail against the technological clout of consultancies encroaching on their business, but there are signs the two sides of the divide are moving closer together.

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Volkswagen expects to be the most profitable maker of electric cars

Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess on Friday said he expected the multi-brand carmaking group to be the most profitable manufacturer of electric cars thanks to economies of scale.

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