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Blackstone waves off concerns over Saudi funding

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Blackstone Group LP (BX.N), the U.S. buyout firm which is relying on Saudi Arabia to provide half the money for its planned $40 billion infrastructure fund, waved off concerns about funding on Thursday even as controversy rages over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist that has frayed relations between Wall Street and the oil-rich kingdom. FILE ...

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U.S. funding cut is ‘flagrant assault’ against Palestinian people: Abbas spokesman

RAMALLAH (Reuters) – A U.S. decision to halt funding to a U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees was a “flagrant assault” against Palestinian people, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday. “The consecutive American decisions represent a flagrant assault against the Palestinian people and a defiance of U.N. resolutions,” spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah told Reuters. “Such a punishment will ...

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U.S. halts funding to U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees

WASHINGTON/RAMALLAH (Reuters) – The United States on Friday halted all funding to a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees in a decision further heightening tensions between the Palestinian leadership and the Trump administration. FILE PHOTO: A Palestinian woman takes part in a protest against possible reductions of the services and aid offered by United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), ...

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U.N. schools open in West Bank, Gaza despite U.S. funding cut

JALAZONE, West Bank (Reuters) – Schools run by the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees opened in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip on Wednesday after it secured funding to offset cuts by its main donor, the United States. Palestinian schoolchildren sit inside a classroom at an UNRWA-run school, on the first day of a new school year, in Gaza ...

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Galileo: Funding pledge for UK rival to EU sat-nav system

Image copyright PA Image caption The UK has already spent 1.4bn euros (£1.2bn) on Galileo Funding for the UK’s own satellite navigation system to rival the European Union’s Galileo project is expected to be announced. It comes after the UK was told it would not be able to access the EU-wide programme after Brexit next March. At least £92m has ...

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German defense minister upbeat on chance for more weapons funding

NIEDERSTETTEN, Germany (Reuters) – German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday she believed negotiations with the finance ministry and German lawmakers would result in additional funds for major procurement programs. Von der Leyen, from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, must convince the finance ministry, which is led by their coalition partner, the Social Democrats, to cough up more ...

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Women’s World Cup: Minister promises funding boost for Ireland hockey heroes

Ireland went into the World Cup rated 15th of the 16 teams Irish Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said hockey will benefit from a “significant share” of an additional £1.34m funding for Olympic sports. The Ireland women’s team returned home on Monday after a sensational World Cup performance where the team of largely amateur players reached the final. There ...

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U.S. pledges nearly $300 million security funding for Indo-Pacific region

(This version of the story corrects headline and first paragraph to make clear funding is for broader Indo-Pacific region, not just Southeast Asia.) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends an ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial Meeting in Singapore, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged on Saturday to provide nearly $300 million in new ...

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