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US shot down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz, says Trump
July 18, 2019
Donald Trump says a ship "took defensive action" after being approached in the Strait of Hormuz.

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Chance of no-deal Brexit rises as Johnson leads Hunt: poll
July 19, 2019
The chance that Britain will leave the European Union without a deal is the highest since October 2017, economists polled by Reuters say, as arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson looks set to take over as prime minister next week.
Suspected arsonist planned Japan's worst mass killing in 18 years: media
July 19, 2019
A man suspected of torching an animation studio in western Japan shouted that he had been plagiarized and appeared to have planned the attack, media said on Friday after a blaze that killed 33 people in Japan's worst mass killing in two decades.
Japan to summon South Korea envoy over World War Two labourer row
July 19, 2019
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono plans to summon South Korea's ambassador on Friday, his ministry said, in a deepening political and economic row over compensation for Korean forced labourers in the World War Two era.
'Appalling' arson attack on Japanese animation studio kills at least 33
July 19, 2019
A man shouted "die" as he doused an animation studio with fuel and set it ablaze in Japan on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said, killing at least 33 people in the nation's worst mass murder in nearly two decades.
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Suspected Arson Attack at Kyoto Animation Studio Kills More Than 30
July 18, 2019
At least 33 people are presumed dead in a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Kyoto, one of the worst attacks in Japan in decades.
Trump Says U.S. Ship Downed Iranian Drone
July 18, 2019
President Trump said the U.S. Navy downed an Iranian drone that was flying too close to a U.S. warship in the Strait of Hormuz, hours after Iranian forces said they had seized a foreign tanker, the latest in a series of incidents that have ratcheted up tensions in a vital oil shipping route.
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Trump Says He’s Getting Complaints That the Pentagon’s Cloud Contract Competition Favors Amazon
July 18, 2019
It's rare for a President to weight in on Department of Defense contracts. "The system is explicitly set up to prevent political officials from being able to influence the outcome of a contract," said Stan Soloway, chief executive officer of Celero Strategies.
EU Fines Qualcomm $272 Million for Pricing Chips Low to Knock Out a Competitor
July 18, 2019
Rival Icera posed "a growing threat to Qualcomm’s chipset business," the EU said.
Microsoft Reports Record Quarterly Revenue Thanks to Booming Cloud-Computing Business
July 18, 2019
Revenue rose 12% to $33.7 billion, a significant jump over the $32.8 billion projection.
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Gold hits six-year peak on US rate cut prospect, Middle East tensions
July 19, 2019
Gold prices rose to their highest in more than six years on Friday, supported by fresh tensions in the Middle East and comments from a top Federal Reserve official that cemented expectations of an interest rate cut.
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Gold hits six-year peak on US rate cut prospect, Middle East tensions
July 19, 2019
Gold prices rose to their highest in more than six years on Friday, supported by fresh tensions in the Middle East and comments from a top Federal Reserve official that cemented expectations of an interest rate cut.
Oil rises after US Navy destroys Iranian drone
July 19, 2019
Oil prices rose more than 1% on Friday after the U.S. Navy destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, a major chokepoint for global crude flows, again raising tensions in the Middle East.
Dollar under pressure after Fed fuels bets on larger rate cut
July 19, 2019
The dollar was on the defensive on Friday after Federal Reserve officials bolstered expectations of an aggressive rate cut this month to address weakening price pressures.
Asia stocks trade higher as hopes rise for more easing from the Fed
July 18, 2019
Stocks in Asia Pacific traded higher on Friday morning, as comments from a U.S. Federal Reserve official led to rising expectations the central bank could ease monetary policy more than expected.
Dollar falls as Fed's Williams' remarks stoke rate-cut bets
July 18, 2019
The dollar extended its losses against the euro, yen and other major currencies on Thursday as remarks from New York Federal Reserve President John Williams increased bets the central bank would lower interest rates at month-end.
Gold steadies near two-week high as dollar eases on rate cut bets
July 18, 2019
Gold prices held steady on Thursday, holding close to a two-week high, as the dollar eased on rising expectations of an interest rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
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US navy shoots down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz
July 18, 2019
Trump brands flight ‘latest of many provocative and hostile actions’ by Tehran in region

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No Economic Peace for Palestinians
July 18, 2019

For the Palestinians, accepting an economic deal that is not an annex to a convincing political solution would be tantamount to betraying Palestinian refugees – and, indeed, the dream of statehood – for a fistful of dollars. But that does not mean that they should reject the Trump administration's "Peace to Prosperity" plan outright.

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Good News for Shinzo Abe: Japan’s Young Voters Lean Right, if They Vote at All
July 18, 2019
The prime minister’s party is favored to win an upper house parliamentary election on Sunday, with strong support from young Japanese who are happy with the status quo.
Facebook and Google Trackers Are Showing Up on Porn Sites
July 18, 2019
A new study scanned 22,484 pornography sites and found them riddled with trackers from major technology companies.
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