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Fischer resigns from Federal Reserve Board

Fischer resigns from Federal Reserve Board

Appointed to the board for an unexpired term finalising on 31 January, 2020, his term as vice chairman was due to expire on 12 June 2018. In his letter to the president, Fischer said "It has been a great privilege to serve on the Federal Reserve Board and, most especially, to work alongside Chair [Janet] Yellen as well as many other dedicated and talented men and women throughout the Federal Reserve system". Read More

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US Open Tennis 2017 Schedule

US Open Tennis 2017 Schedule

Karolina Pliskova finally played like her world No. 1 ranking by destroying Jennifer Brady 6-1, 6-0 in just 46 in the opening fourth round match on Arthur Ashe Stadium today at the US Open . "This pressure, what I had here this tournament, it was something new for me". She played like the player no. 1 that it is. So it was totally different. Read More

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Vladimir Putin: Donald Trump is 'not my bride'

Vladimir Putin: Donald Trump is 'not my bride'

Indeed, given the regime now had nuclear weapons, a confrontation could lead to a "global catastrophe and a huge number of casualties", Putin said , according to Interfax . sanctions on Russian Federation, claiming they were being put "on the same board" as North Korea by the Americans. Over the weekend, he threatened to halt all trade with countries doing business with the North, a veiled warning to China , and faulted South Korea for its "talk of appeasement". Read More

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Narendra Modi meets Myanmar's state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

Narendra Modi meets Myanmar's state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

Suu Kyi has been criticised for failing to stand up for more than 1 million stateless Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine. PM Modi met Myanmar State Counsellor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday morning. Security forces responded to the attacks with days of "clearance operations" the government says were aimed at rooting out insurgents it accuses of setting fire to Rohingya villages. Read More

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North Korea says 6th nuke test was H-bomb, 'perfect success'

North Korea says 6th nuke test was H-bomb, 'perfect success'

If carried out, that option could mean a halt to U.S. trade with China, which has supported economic sanctions on North Korea but remains the key economic partner for the rogue nation. The precise strength of the explosion, described by state-controlled media in North Korea as a hydrogen bomb , has yet to be determined. "That scale is to the level where anyone can say [it is] a hydrogen bomb test", said Kune Y Suh, a nuclear engineering professor at Seoul National University. Read More

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Cambodia arrests opposition leader for 'treason'

Cambodia arrests opposition leader for 'treason'

The government said it had evidence that Mr. Kem Sokha was involved in a secret plot and had conspired with foreigners to harm the country. Pictures in Cambodian media showed Sokha being led away with his hands behind his back. She said later that his whereabouts were unknown. FILE PHOTO - Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen smiles as he arrive at the National Assembly of Cambodia during a plenary session, in central Phnom Penh , February 20, 2017. Read More

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Japan confirms North Korea has conducted sixth nuclear test

Japan confirms North Korea has conducted sixth nuclear test

Reports have suggested that Pyongyang could soon carry out a sixth nuclear test, but the respected 38 North website said last week that satellite imagery of the Punggye-ri test site showed no evidence that a blast was imminent. South Korea's President, Moon Jae-in, has called a meeting of his National Security Council. Pyongyang's only major ally, China , said it strongly condemned the detonation. Read More

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Tamil Nadu girl, who filed case against Neet, ends life

Tamil Nadu girl, who filed case against Neet, ends life

Though she had obtained a seat in aeronautical engineering at the prestigious Madras Institute of Technology, scored only 86 out of 700 in the newly-introduced entrance exam. "Their efforts were not honest and were aimed at benefitting only students belonging to the upper class", DMK leader M.K. Stalin alleged. The state government is yet to release the break-up of state and other board students who had got admissions based on NEET. Read More

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Greece Manufacturing Growth Strongest In 9 Years

Greece Manufacturing Growth Strongest In 9 Years

A reading above 50 indicates expansion. Domestic demand was also strong, she said. China's manufacturing sector remained in the expansion territory in August, fuelled by the strongest increase in new business for just over three years. The broad-based strength of August's manufacturing PMI survey adds weight to the assessment that the sector will put the disappointing first half to the year behind it, and will probably provide a decent boost to GDP growth in the second half of the ... Read More

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Canadian GDP sees strongest half-year growth in 15 years: StatsCan

Canadian GDP sees strongest half-year growth in 15 years: StatsCan

But earnings began to recover a year ago as crude prices stabilized, and exporters are getting a boost because the dollar has weakened since early 2017. It's more than double the pace of the first three months of 2017 and better than original estimates for the second quarter. Within minutes of the report coming out, currency traders started upping the odds that the Bank of Canada will hike its benchmark interest rate when it meets next week. Read More

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Trump says he will fix 'massive trade deficit' between U.S. and Ireland

Trump says he will fix 'massive trade deficit' between U.S. and Ireland

Administration officials say the president will focus on explaining the need for tax reform, but not the specifics of a plan to do so, during a speech Wednesday in the city of Springfield. Still, Trump is expected to play a much more public role in driving support for tax reform, taking to the road more frequently to hammer the benefits of tax reform than he did during Republicans' failed effort to repeal Obamacare. Read More

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Body of Missing Pregnant Woman Discovered Wrapped in Plastic in River

Body of Missing Pregnant Woman Discovered Wrapped in Plastic in River

They had previously been arrested when a two-day-old baby, believed to be Greywind's daughter, was found in their apartment. The neighbour of a dead pregnant woman has confessed to USA police she attempted to keep the baby for herself. I would like to acknowledge the profound sadness being felt within our metro area over the loss of Fargo resident Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind. She would never return home. Read More

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Police 'speechless' after killer nurse suspected of murdering at least 84 patients

Police 'speechless' after killer nurse suspected of murdering at least 84 patients

The murder spree began during his employment at a hospital in 2000, in Oldenburg, and continued at a hospital in Delmenhorst until he was caught in the act by a colleague on June 22, 2005. Six employees of the Delmenhorst clinic were charged with manslaughter through failure to render assistance. Investigators said their probe into the events at Oldenburg clinic are still ongoing. Read More

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USA sanctions against Venezuela won't work, warns Beijing - RT Business

USA sanctions against Venezuela won't work, warns Beijing - RT Business

On Friday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order that prohibits dealings with Venezuela , a measure taken to halt financing what the White House called President Nicolas Maduro's " dictatorship ". Venezuela's unique economic crisis has left the country with a widespread food and medicine shortage. A senior administration official in Washington told reporters that the U.S. Read More

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