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Turkey to suspend Syria offensive, Mike Pence announces
October 17, 2019
US Vice-President Mike Pence says the pause in operations will allow Kurdish-led forces to withdraw.

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Turkey agrees with U.S. to pause Syria assault while Kurds withdraw
October 17, 2019
Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by Washington but which Turkish leaders cast as a complete victory.
Ecuador's indigenous re-assert influence but face obstacles to power
October 17, 2019
Ecuador's indigenous leaders, emboldened by their success in derailing IMF-backed fuel-subsidy cuts, have set their sights on high office, but experts say they face formidable obstacles - a small population, infighting and struggles with campaign finance.
Trump to host next year's G7 summit at his Florida golf resort, White House says
October 17, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump will host next year's Group of Seven economic summit of developed world leaders at one of his own properties, the Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami, a White House official said on Thursday.
Russia protests after catching U.S. diplomats near military test site
October 17, 2019
Russia said on Thursday it would issue a formal note of protest to the United States after police caught three U.S. diplomats in what it said was a restricted area near a closed military testing site.
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Stocks Waver Despite Strong Earnings, Brexit Deal
October 17, 2019
Stocks gave up early gains that were stoked by solid earnings reports from Netflix, Morgan Stanley and others, as well as a preliminary Brexit deal that has the potential to remove a major obstacle facing investors.
U.K., EU Agree on Draft Brexit Deal, Paving Way for Vote
October 17, 2019
European Union and U.K. negotiators overcame a major hurdle to Britain’s exit from the bloc, reaching agreement on the draft of a new Brexit deal that EU leaders approved but that now faces a knife-edge vote in the British Parliament.
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Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal Faces an Uphill Battle. And Even If It Passes, It’s Not the End of the Debate
October 17, 2019
It's very possible that Boris Johnson will not get his Brexit deal through the British Parliament. And even if he does, that's not the end of the matter.
Meet the Executive Leading Facebook’s Big Augmented and Virtual Reality Push
October 17, 2019
The head of Facebook's augmented and virtual reality unit once thought the company shouldn't take on the new technologies. Now he's leading the charge.
When It’s Smart to Fail—Data Sheet
October 17, 2019
This is your Data Sheet for Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Euro jumps to near 2-month highs on Brexit deal
October 17, 2019
The euro rallied to its highest levels in nearly two months against the dollar on Thursday after the European Union and Britain struck a Brexit deal.
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Euro jumps to near 2-month highs on Brexit deal
October 17, 2019
The euro rallied to its highest levels in nearly two months against the dollar on Thursday after the European Union and Britain struck a Brexit deal.
Gold rises as growth concerns resurface; palladium surges
October 17, 2019
Gold rose on Thursday as weak data from the United States rekindled fears of an economic slowdown and as concerns surfaced over possible risks to a new Brexit deal, while supply-squeezed palladium continued its record run.
Oil reverses early losses, gains 1% as dollar falters
October 17, 2019
Oil rose 1% on Thursday helped by a weaker dollar and the announcement that the United Kingdom and the European Union had reached a deal on Brexit. Industry data did show a larger-than-expected build-up in U.S. inventories.
European stocks close slightly higher as UK lawmakers cast doubt on Brexit deal
October 17, 2019
European stocks gave up sharp gains early Thursday after British lawmakers poured cold water on a draft Brexit deal agreed between the U.K. and the European Union.
Asia markets trade mixed as Hong Kong property names gain
October 16, 2019
The Hang Seng Index jumped 0.53%, with shares of property developers rising after the city's leader Carrie Lam announced on Wednesday measures to ease a housing shortage and calm anti-government protests.
European stocks close flat as Brexit talks hang in the balance
October 16, 2019
European stocks traded slightly lower Wednesday as investors pause for guidance on the likelihood of an imminent Brexit deal between the U.K. and the EU.
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WORLD • Economy
Nestlé: the other kind of liquidity
October 17, 2019
Revamp of bottled water division may restore its fizz but won’t appease environmentalists

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WORLD • Opinion
The End of Sri Lankan Democracy?
October 17, 2019

At a time of growing international skepticism toward China's Belt and Road Initiative, the Rajapaksa family’s potential return to power is welcome news for Chinese President Xi Jinping. But it is bad news for practically everyone else.

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Brexit Live Updates: Labour Calls for Second Referendum
October 17, 2019
Support for the agreement from Parliament and Northern Irish lawmakers is far from assured, and the opposition Labour Party said it wanted to put the agreement to a public vote.
Boris Johnson Has a Brexit Deal. Now He Needs Parliament’s Support.
October 17, 2019
Britain’s prime minister cited a “great new deal that takes back control,” hours after a Northern Irish party rejected the agreement.
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