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Sri Lanka shares lower at close of trade; CSE All-Share down 0.88%

Investing.com – Sri Lanka equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in thePower & Energy,Information TechnologyandDiversified Holdingssectors propelled shares lower.

INVESTING.COM - 2018-09-20 00:00:00

EU leaders keep up pressure on May to take Brexit deal

SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) - EU leaders lined up on Thursday to tell Theresa May she needs to give guarantees on the Irish border before they will grant her the Brexit deal the prime minister wants to avoid Britain crashing out of the bloc in March. On a second day of summitry in Austria, May's Eu

REUTERS - 2018-09-20 13:00:28

U.S. losing soccer prospects as California talent head back to Mexico in search of opportunity

He was there to convince her fourth-oldest child, Dany, to accept a full scholarship to play for Cal Poly’s nationally ranked soccer team.

LA TIMES - 2018-09-20 00:00:00

CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as financials, heathcare stocks gain

* At 9:52 a.m. ET (13:52 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 38.61 points, or 0.24 percent, at 16,188.53.

REUTERS - 2018-09-20 14:16:42

German chemical makers agree 4.6 pct pay hike for workers

FRANKFURT, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Germany’s chemical industry trade union IG BCE and employers agreed a wage increase of about 4.6 percent on Thursday, in a deal that will be up for renegotiation after 15 months.

REUTERS - 2018-09-20 13:57:30

Sri Lanka shares hit 30-month low on weak rupee, foreign selling

COLOMBO, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares dropped to their lowest close in 30 months on Thursday as foreign investors sold market heavyweight John Keells Holdings, while a weak rupee dented sentiment.

REUTERS - 2018-09-20 12:25:19

African defense expo reflects South African budget cuts

U.S. military aircraft and Russian sniper rifles are on display at a defense fair in South Africa, whose military is increasingly stretched because of budget cuts.The biennial Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition is also a showcase for South Africa's defense industry, which exports armored vehicl

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-09-20 09:46:00

Woolworths pulls needles from shelves amid Australia strawberry crisis

Woolworths has also suspended sales of needles online, though they were still available on the website of Coles, its major competitor.

CNN - 2018-09-20 02:11:21

Polarization offers false choices on support for Israel

American Jewish political activists are ensnared in a political debate that’s as ugly as it is hyperbolic: are they worse off with a)President Trump, who equivocated on condemning Neo-Nazi marchers in Charlottesville or b) a Democratic Party, with markedly declining levels of support for Israel. If

THE HILL - 2018-09-20 14:30:07

Israeli delegation travels to Moscow

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FOX NEWS - 2018-09-20 09:53:03

Facebook said to test new dating feature in Colombia with safeguards to prevent stalking

This feature is focused primarily on an algorithm-powered home screen of suggested romantic matches based on everything the user decides to share, such as a free-form bio and information about workplace, education, religion, height and if they have children, according to anew report by Tech Crunch.

CNBC - 2018-09-20 14:24:22

China cutting import tariffs amid US trade war: Report

Beijing is looking to cut tariff rates on imports from some of its major trading partners as early as October, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing two people familiar with the matter.

FOXBUSINESS - 2018-09-20 14:18:23

Analysis | The Trump team keeps saying the Lester Holt tape was unfairly edited. Here’s the truth.

And I will just tell you without disclosing any detail, that when you review the entire transcript, it is very clear as to what happened and I’m not going to give you information on how we provided it, but in our professional discussions with the office of special counsel, we have addressed that on

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-09-20 13:46:33

Analysis | The Daily 202: Trump’s FBI attacks laid groundwork for GOP to reject probe of Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation

“I don’t think the FBI really should be involved, because they don’t want to be involved,” Trump told reporters. “If they wanted to be, I would certainly do that, but as you know, they say this is not really their thing.”

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-09-20 13:44:45

Shinzo Abe Poised to Become Japan's Longest-Serving Leader After Easily Winning Party Vote

(TOKYO) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide Thursday, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation's leader. The decisive victory may embolden Abe to pursue his long-sought revision to Japan's U.S.-drafted pacif

TIME - 2018-09-20 11:27:00

AkzoNobel expands Spanish decorative paint footprint

Akzo Nobel (OTCQX:AKZOY+2.9%) hasacquiredXylazel, a 100% subsidiary of Pharma Mar (OTCPK:PHMMF), strengthening its business and becoming a leader in the decorative paints market in Spain.

SEEKINGALPHA.COM - 2018-09-20 13:55:17

METALS-London copper prices hover near 3-wk high as trade war fears ease

MELBOURNE, Sept 20 (Reuters) - London copper hovered near a three-week peak on Thursday amid relief that the latest tariffs in the Sino-U.S. trade conflict were set at lower levels than some had feared.FUNDAMENTALS* LONDON COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper was trading flat at $6,118 a tonne by 02

CNBC - 2018-09-20 03:32:00

Plight of jailed Catalans strains dialogue with Spain

nextImage 1 of 2In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 photo, a tractor lift up pro independence supporters holding a banner for former minister Jordi Turull and chanting "freedom", on a field overlooking the Lledoners prison, in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, about 50 kilometres away from Barcelona, Spain. Eve

FOX NEWS - 2018-09-20 14:07:08

I could have been a child bride. Now, I plan to change the world.

Access to education and nutrition, along with women and girl’s rights, are all interconnected. When a girl is forced to leave school early to get married at a young age she must take on enormous responsibilities that even adult women would find very challenging. At this young age, she is likely to g

NBC NEWS - 2018-09-20 14:03:00

Why empowering women lies at the centre of population growth in Africa

I think about the future of my continent in terms of three questions: Are Africans healthy? Do they have access to a good education? And do they have opportunities to apply their skills?

THE CONVERSATION - 2018-09-20 13:35:41