Turkey’s Erdogan made clear Saudis are cooperating in Khashoggi probe: U.S.’ Pompeo

(Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had made clear in talks in Ankara that Saudi officials were cooperating with Turkey’s investigation into missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to reporters while his plane refuels in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool “He made clear ...

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No retrial for ‘sex on plane’ teacher Eleanor Wilson

Image copyright PA Image caption Eleanor Wilson had faced four counts of sexual activity with a child under 18 while in a position of trust A former teacher who was accused of having sex with a 16-year-old pupil in a plane toilet will not face a retrial. Eleanor Wilson, 29, of Dursley, Gloucestershire, denied four counts of sexual activity with ...

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Wall St. slips as IBM disappoints; Fed minutes awaited

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, a day after Wall Street’s strongest rally in seven months, as investors were disappointed with IBM’s results and remained cautious ahead of the minutes of Federal Reserve’s latest meeting. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Shares of IBM ...

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Pompeo meets Erdogan after talks with Saudis on missing journalist

ANKARA (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Turkey’s President and Foreign Minister on Wednesday to discuss the disappearance of a Saudi journalist as pressure mounted on the kingdom to provide answers following Turkish allegations he was killed. U.S. President Donald Trump gave Saudi Arabia the benefit of the doubt on Tuesday even as U.S. lawmakers pointed the ...

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Benefits errors trigger £5,000 refunds for ESA claimants

Tens of thousands of people on sickness benefits will receive backdated payments averaging £5,000 following government errors. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed it is paying more than £1.5bn owing to the mistakes. Some people have already received payouts of more than £10,000. The mistaken calculations were made when people were moved on to the main sickness ...

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U.S. watchdog threatens retaliation over EU clearing rules

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. banks and securities houses could be barred from trading on exchanges in the European Union if the bloc refuses to water down “irresponsible” proposals for regulating foreign clearing houses, a top U.S. regulator said on Wednesday. J. Christopher Giancarlo Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, speaks at the Milken Institute 21st Global Conference in Beverly Hills, ...

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Evidence suggests hostage-taker in Cologne had Islamist motive: prosecutor

BERLIN (Reuters) – German prosecutors said on Wednesday there was evidence the Syrian man who took a woman hostage in Cologne on Monday had a radical Islamist motive. FILE PHOTO: German police vehicles are parked near the main train station in Cologne, Germany, October 15, 2018, after the train station was closed after hostage-taking. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen The chief federal prosecutor ...

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