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RIYADH - Saudi Arabia and the Palestinians agreed on Thursday to establish a joint economic committee and a business council, as the Palestinian Authority faces a financing gap that could top $1.8 billion. Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas's PA has been in deep financial crisis since February when Israel froze transfers of VAT and customs duties it collects on the Palestinians' behalf. His administration had to impose austerity measures, cutting almost half the salaries of its employees. Abbas, who arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday, met with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Saudi Arabia, Palestinians agree on Joint Business Council

Saudi Arabia and the Palestinians agreed on Thursday to establish a joint economic committee and a business council, as the Palestinian Authority faces a financing gap that could top $1.8 billion.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead.

Donald Trump Twitter photo attack backfires as Nancy Pelosi owns it

President Donald Trump’s Twitter attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi following an acrimonious White House meeting appears to have backfired spectacularly.
US President Donald Trump speaks at the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on October 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Eric BARADAT - AFP)

Donald Trump to inaugurate new Louis Vuitton US site

President Donald Trump will attend Thursday the opening of a new production site in Texas for the posh handbag maker Louis Vuitton, drawing the French luxury powerhouse into the US leader’s job-creation pitch as he gears up for next year’s re-election campaign.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead.

Donald Trump threatens Turkey over Syria

President Donald Trump in a stern letter to the Turkish president last week warned that he could destroy Turkey’s economy if the ongoing military offensive Syria does not cease.
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US Secretary of State’s ex-aide to testify in Donald Trump impeachment inquiry

U.S. Democratic lawmakers pursuing an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump are due to hear testimony on Wednesday from a former senior diplomat, who resigned his post last week as a top adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
US President Donald Trump speaks at the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on October 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Eric BARADAT - AFP)

Democratic presidential aspirants berate Donald Trump over troop withdrawal from Syria

Democratic presidential aspirants on Tuesday night took U.S. President Donald Trump to the cleaners over his controversial decision to withdraw American troops from the northeast region of Syria.
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UK suspends arms exports to Turkey over Syria offensive

Britain on Tuesday said it was suspending military exports to Turkey following its incursion into northeastern Syria, as it carries out a review of arms sales to its NATO ally.
Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps travel during a military exercise as a part of the annual joint military training called Foal Eagle between South Korea and the U.S. in Pohang, South Korea, April 5, 2018.

Donald Trump’s decision on Kurds rattles some in South Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria amid a Turkish onslaught is being watched closely in South Korea, where Trump has long hinted at a major military realignment.
People in Poland are voting in a parliamentary election that the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) is favoured to win, buoyed by the popularity of its social conservatism and generous social spending that have reduced poverty.

Voting under way in Poland’s parliamentary election

People in Poland are voting in a parliamentary election that the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) is favoured to win, buoyed by the popularity of its social conservatism and generous social spending that have reduced poverty.
Families of Islamic State (IS) group members escaped a displacement camp in northern Syria where a Turkish offensive against Kurdish forces has sparked fierce fighting, Kurdish authorities said Sunday.

IS families escape Syria displacement camp

Families of Islamic State (IS) group members escaped a displacement camp in northern Syria where a Turkish offensive against Kurdish forces has sparked fierce fighting, Kurdish authorities said Sunday.
People run out from a building in Akcakale, a town near the Turkish border with Syria on October 13, 2019, after it was hit by a rocket reported to be fired from within Syria. A total of 18 civilians and at least four Turkish soldiers have been killed since Turkey launched its offensive against the US-backed Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia in Syria on October 9, 2019. BULENT KILIC / AFP

Turkey assault could displace 400,000 in Syria

Turkey’s deadly assault on Kurdish positions in northeastern Syria has forced 130,000 people to flee their homes, the UN said Sunday, adding it was preparing for that figure to more than triple.
European football’s ruling body said Saturday that they will “examine” reports that Turkey footballers performed a military salute in their Euro 2020 qualifier against Albania to mark their country’s widely-condemned armed offensive against Kurds in Syria.

UEFA will ‘examine’ Turkey footballers’ military salute

European football’s ruling body said Saturday that they will “examine” reports that Turkey footballers performed a military salute in their Euro 2020 qualifier against Albania to mark their country’s widely-condemned armed offensive against Kurds in Syria.
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U.S. officials intensify pressure on Turkey to stop Syria assault

The United States ramped up efforts on Friday to persuade Turkey to halt an escalating offensive in northern Syria against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, saying Ankara was causing “great harm” to ties and could face potentially devastating sanctions.
Hungary’s Prime minister Viktor Orban looks on as he is welcomed by French President in the courtyard of the Elysee presidential palace before their meeting on October 11, 2019 in Paris. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN - AFP)

Hungary’s Viktor Orban faces growing heat over climate change

As Hungarians increasingly fret about climate change, right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban is facing growing heat over the government’s perceived ambivalence on a burning issue.
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Oil rises on hopes for deeper OPEC output cuts, US-China trade talks

Oil prices climbed early on Friday, building on gains in the previous session, after producer club OPEC hinted at making deeper cuts in supply while optimism was revived over talks between the U. S. and China to end their trade war.
Two Florida businessmen associated with US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested over violations of campaign finance laws, a spokesman for the Manhattan US Attorney's office said on Thursday.

Two men tied to Donald Trump lawyer arrested on campaign charges

Two Florida businessmen associated with US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been arrested over violations of campaign finance laws, a spokesman for the Manhattan US Attorney's office said on Thursday.
The United States' and China's top trade negotiators met on Thursday for the first time since late July to try to find a way out of a 15-month trade war as new irritants between the world's two largest economies threatened hopes for progress.

Top-level US-China Trade Talks Resume as Irritants Sour Atmosphere

The United States' and China's top trade negotiators met on Thursday for the first time since late July to try to find a way out of a 15-month trade war as new irritants between the world's two largest economies threatened hopes for progress.

Oil prices fall as hopes of US-China progress wilt

Oil prices fell on Thursday on concerns of lower fuel demand as talks this week between the United States and China, are not expected to help end the trade war between them.

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