Saudis in damage control mode as outrage grows over Khashoggi's death

24 Oct, 2018

Speaking at the country's Future Investment Initiative summit conference in Riyadh on Wednesday, the crown prince said "the crime was painful to all Saudis and painful to every human in the world". Trump said he was convinced King Salman had no advance knowledge of the incident, according to the Journal . Khashoggi, who has been working for The Washington Post newspaper and was known for his criticisms of Saudi authorities, went missing in Istanbul on October 2 after he entered the ...


$1.6B up for grabs in tonight's Mega Millions lottery drawing

24 Oct, 2018

In California alone, almost $5.7 million worth of Mega Millions tickets were sold within the first half of the day Thursday. If no one wins tonight, the jackpot could roll over to a mind-boggling $2 billion. DES MOINES, Iowa For all the anticipation about whether someone will finally snag the enormous Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots , the games come down to two things: simple math - and very long odds.


Italy expects EU's decision on budget on Tuesday

24 Oct, 2018

The Italian government expects the European Commission to decide for the first time ever on Tuesday (23 October) to ask a member state to revise its draft budget, a government source said on Sunday. The commission is in a hard situation as it would want to avoid a head-on confrontation with Italy's governing coalition ahead of European elections next May, giving fuel to Salvini's populist League party.


Pakistan secures $6 billion rescue package from Saudi Arabia

24 Oct, 2018

The Prime Minister along with his delegation returned to Islamabad after conclusion of their two-day visit to the Kingdom to attend the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh . "At the same time, clamping down on money laundering, which is a problem in most of the developing world". Saudi Arabia has been widely blamed for the journalist's disappearance.


Lone winner gets record $1.6-B US lotto jackpot

24 Oct, 2018

The numbers drawn on Tuesday night are 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5 . Never mind that your odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350. Mega Millions officials referred to the $1.537 billion jackpot as "historic". If no one had matched Tuesday's numbers, officials say the next drawing would have been for an estimated $2 billion jackpot.


Oil price falls below $78 as Saudi Arabia offers more supply

24 Oct, 2018

On Tuesday, Zangeneh reiterated Iran's position that neither Saudi Arabia nor Russian Federation can replace Iranian oil. On whether the world can avoid oil prices hitting $100 per barrel again, Mr Falih said: "I cannot give you a guarantee, because I cannot predict what will happen to other suppliers".


Central Intelligence Agency chief wants to hear Turkey’s audio recording of Khashoggi torture, killing

24 Oct, 2018

Iran and Saudi Arabia are regional rivals and have supported opposing sides in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen and different political factions in Iraq and Lebanon. But the Turkish leader did not mention some of the most striking claims that appeared in the Turkish press in recent days, notably that Khashoggi's body was cut up into multiple pieces, and that there is an audio recording of the murder.


Canada Post hit by rotating strikes in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax

23 Oct, 2018

The union says the rotating strikes won't halt mail delivery but it will cause delays and that mail delivery will continue in other parts of the country. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers, which in Quebec is affiliated with the FTQ, has some 50,000 members in Canada, including 42,000 in urban areas, and 8,000 in remote sectors.


Test tunnel for high-speed travel to open in December - Elon Musk

23 Oct, 2018

When the tunnel underneath Los Angeles is built, it will be capable of carrying pedestrians, vehicles, and cyclists at high speeds underneath the city, circumventing traffic. One of the proposed routes would take passengers from the District of Columbia to NY in under 30 minutes. The Boring Company won a bid back in June to build a high-speed underground system for Chicago that will travel the 29km between downtown Chicago and O'Hare Airport in about 12 minutes.


Tim Cook has had enough of Apple chip hack speculation

22 Oct, 2018

Apple gave Bloomberg a statement denying it, though the report says, "The companies' denials are countered by six current and former senior national security officials, who-in conversations that began during the Obama administration and continued under the Trump administration-detailed the discovery of the chips and the government's investigation".


EU budget chief seeks to ease tensions with Italy

22 Oct, 2018

The letter stated that Italy's budget proposal, which was initially announced in September was in contravention of the EU's budget regulations. "We acknowledge European institutions as our counterparties (over budget matters) ... "Most of the government's spending increases are structural in nature, implying that they will be hard to reverse", Moody's wrote. Italy's planned government spending growth of 2.7% is about 2.6% higher than the maximum allowed under European Union rules, which ...


No victor in Saturday's Powerball drawing; jackpot now worth $620 million

22 Oct, 2018

The Mega Millions top prize of $1.6 billion has a cash payout option of $904 million, but both can grow depending on the volume of ticket sales. The next Mega Millions draw will be held on Tuesday. For an additional $1 you can get a "Megaplier" ticket that will increase the amount of the smaller prizes, but not the grand prize. The numbers drawn Saturday were 62-16-54-57-69 while the Powerball was 23.


China Avoids Severe Economic Impacts of U.S. Led Trade War

21 Oct, 2018

The Chinese economy has strayed impetus this year succeeding government attempts to curb escalated levels of debt. It inched up to 5.4 per cent in January-September from a record-low 5.3 per cent in the first eight months of the year as Beijing has reined in spending on bridges, railways, and highways.


Migrants vow to re-form caravan as they trek toward U.S.

21 Oct, 2018

Trump's frustration appears to stem in part from record levels of immigrant parents entering the U.S. with children in the three months since his administration ended family separations at the border. A Central American migrant holds a child as he descends from a bridge to avoid the border checkpoint in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Saturday. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said in a late Friday night address to his fellow citizens that a large group of migrants had "tried to enter ...


Saudi source: Crown prince had no knowledge of 'specific' Khashoggi operation

20 Oct, 2018

A police officer stands guard as a journalist holds a placard during a protest over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in front of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 19, 2018. "The brawl led to his death and their attempt to conceal and hide what happened". If US president Donald Trump's Republican administration do not hold Saudi Arabia accountable for Mr Khashoggi's death, congress would, he added.


Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Soar To Over $700 Million Combined

20 Oct, 2018

Lottery players have a chance to win big this weekend as America's dueling jackpots, Mega Millions and Powerball, continue to climb and climb again. There have been more than 539,000 Florida MEGA MILLIONS winners in this series of rollovers, winning more than $6 million in prizes. Mega Millions tickets cost $2 each, but the odds of matching all five white balls and one gold one are one in more than 302 million.


'Cheaper' Tesla Model 3 nowhere near $35K promised

20 Oct, 2018

The announcement of the midrange model came with no early warning or indication that this model was being added to the lineup, catching Tesla watchers by surprise. That's about $4,000 less than the starting price of the sedan that went on sale previous year, excluding incentives or options. The world still awaits the $35,000 sedan promised by Tesla founder Elon Musk back in March 2016.


Global Markets: Dollar rides a Fed wave higher; stocks, oil drop

20 Oct, 2018

Trump told Reuters in August he was "not thrilled" with Fed Chair Jerome Powell for raising interest rates, and has since escalated his criticism , this week saying the central bank is his "biggest threat", and last week calling the Fed "crazy", "loco", "ridiculous", and "too cute".


Mega Millions prize up to $654M, 4th largest in US history

19 Oct, 2018

One "Match 5" victor was reported in Arkansas, according to the site. The Illinois Lottery will be handing out 654 free Mega Millions tickets at Schnuck's in Springfield. Mega Millions Lottery forms are pictured at Ted's State Line Mobil in Methuen, Mass., July 24, 2018. "I've got a lot of bills to pay; I'd start paying a lot of my bills off and then probably take it easy a little bit", said Cappussi.


Mega Millions $900M, Powerball $430M Jackpots Await This Weekend

19 Oct, 2018

No one has matched all six numbers and won the Mega Millions grand prize since July 24. On Oct. 17, Ronnie Parker of Dawson Springs cashed a $1 million ticket from Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing. While this insane total is easily enough to make it the highest Mega Millions jackpot ever, it would not be the biggest lottery grand prize in US history.


Gruesome details of Khashoggi killing on audio, Turkish official says

19 Oct, 2018

The Washington Post published a column it received from his assistant after he was reported missing in which Khashoggi condemns the crackdown on journalists by Arab governments and the failure of the worldwide community to respond. Khashoggi's editor said the article "perfectly captures his commitment and passion for freedom in the Arab world". Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Turkey Wednesday after holding talks with Saudi leaders in Riyadh.


US Crude Stocks Up by 6.5 mln barrels

18 Oct, 2018

As of writing, the WTI was up 0.66% on the day at $72.15. Worldwide benchmark Brent crude for December delivery rose 9 cents, or 0.1 percent, to $80.87 per barrel, while the U.S. The concern is that Saudi Arabia, which has so far denied having anything to do with the disappearance of Khashoggi, will restrict its oil exports if other nations take action against the kingdom in punishment for what is now widely viewed as a likely state-sanctioned killing.


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Turkey Turkey 10:06

18 Oct, 2018

The latest search, of the residence, came 15 days after Khashoggi's disappearance - and after police apparently thought they would be able to conduct the search on Tuesday. In an interview on Wednesday, Mr Trump said he did not want to walk away from Saudi Arabia over the issue as the United States relies on the kingdom in the fight against terrorism.


Netflix adds more subscribers than expected

17 Oct, 2018

Streaming revenue surged 36%, reaching almost $4 billion in the quarter - a performance that matched Wall Street's forecasts of $4 billion. The company has parlayed that into huge gains for investors. Co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings hinted that Netflix will move further into Hindi and "many more languages", pricing options, bundling with other services to garner a mass subscriber base in the country.


YouTube services restored after hours-long outage

17 Oct, 2018

YouTube and its other products YouTube TV and YouTube Music also were impacted. YouTube was down for nearly two hours overnight, but fear not it's back up and running. After resolving the issue, TeamYouTube put out a Tweet "We're back!" Earlier, when users tried to access YouTube videos, they encountered error messages.



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