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Factbox: NBA taking flak in China, a valuable market with 500 million fans

The National Basketball Association (NBA) came under fire on Monday for its response to a tweet by a Houston Rockets official supporting protests calling for democracy in the Chinese-ruled city of Hong Kong.

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Kudlow’s comments on trade keep Wall Street afloat

U.S. stocks erased early losses to trade flat on Monday, as comments from White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow calmed nerves over the outcome of this week’s high-level trade talks with China, with the Nasdaq also boosted by chipmaker Nvidia.

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UK’s Johnson tells EU: Brexit ball is in your court now

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the European Union on Monday that the Brexit ball was in its court and that the bloc should now urgently discuss in detail his proposal for breaking the deadlock in talks ahead of Britain’s departure on Oct. 31.

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U.S. expects Turkey to take over IS fighters if Kurdish militia forced to withdraw: official

The United States expects Turkey to take responsibility of captive Islamic State fighters, a senior State Department official said on Monday, if Ankara’s planned incursion into northeast Syria seizes areas where the detained militants are held.

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U.N. chief calls for restraint in northeast Syria -U.N. spokesman

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on all parties in northeast Syria to exercise maximum restraint, his spokesman said on Monday after the United States began pulling troops back from the area, opening the way for a Turkish strike on Kurdish-led forces long allied to Washington.

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Fearing Islamic State revival, France warns U.S, Turkey after Syria moves

The U.S. decision to withdraw from northeastern Syria leaving Turkey to launch an offensive against Kurdish militants in the region could open the door to a revival of Islamic State, France’s armed forces minister said on Monday.

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Turkey dollar bonds tumble after Syria worries mount, Trump threat

Turkey’s sovereign dollar bonds dropped their most in nearly a month on Monday on growing concerns about Ankara’s military operations in northeast Syria and a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump threatening to obliterate the country’s economy.

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U.S. says does not endorse, won’t help, Turkish offensive in Syria

The United States does not endorse Turkey’s planned offensive in northern Syria and the U.S. military will not support it in any way, the Pentagon said on Monday, moving to distance itself from an operation that threatens U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters.

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House Democrats subpoena Pentagon, White House budget office for Ukraine documents

U.S. House Democrats on Monday issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office as part of their impeachment inquiry, requesting documents related to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold military assistance for Ukraine.

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Oil rises with eyes on Iraq; stocks, dollar little changed

Oil prices jumped on Monday as supply issues took center stage following a week of sharp losses, while stocks and the dollar were little changed with eyes on the upcoming Sino-U.S. trade talks.

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Trump economic adviser says delisting Chinese firms ‘not on the table’

U.S. President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser on Monday said the administration had begun studying U.S. investor protections in China, but that delisting Chinese companies traded on U.S. exchanges “is not on the table.”

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Trump threatens to ‘obliterate’ Turkey’s economy over Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday threatened to “totally destroy and obliterate” Turkey’s economy if it took any action he considered “off-limits” following his decision to withdraw American forces from northeastern Syria.

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Factbox: Fans, U.S. politicians, others react to NBA’s China controversy

The National Basketball Association (NBA) took flak on Monday for its response to a tweet by a Houston Rockets official supporting Hong Kong protests for democracy.

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Judge orders Trump to hand over tax returns to NY prosecutors, blasts ‘repugnant’ immunity claim

A federal judge on Monday said U.S. President Donald Trump must hand over eight years of tax returns to Manhattan prosecutors, forcefully rejecting the president’s argument that he was immune from criminal investigations.

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Mission impossible: Next EU foreign policy chief warns of EU irrelevance

The European Union must learn to speak with one voice on the international stage and also develop a “military capacity to act” or slide into irrelevance, eclipsed by Washington and Beijing, its incoming foreign policy chief said on Monday.

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Wall Street cuts losses after comments from Kudlow on trade

U.S. stocks cut losses on Monday after comments from White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow calmed nerves over the outcome of scheduled high-level trade talks with China later in the week, with chipmaker Nvidia buoying the tech-heavy Nasdaq index.

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U.S. official says planned Turkish incursion into Syria ‘very bad idea’

The United States does not support a planned Turkish incursion into northeast Syria “in any shape or form” as it will not make the region any more secure against threats from Islamic State, a senior State Department official said on Monday.

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Trump threatens to ‘obliterate’ Turkey’s economy if it takes ‘off-limits’ actions

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday threatened to “totally destroy and obliterate” the Turkish economy if Turkey took any action he considered “off-limits” following his decision to withdraw American forces from northeastern Syria.

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GE to freeze, pre-pay pensions to save up to $8 billion, cut debt

General Electric Co said on Monday it would freeze pensions for about 20,000 salaried U.S. employees and take other related moves to help the ailing conglomerate cut debt and reduce its retirement fund deficit by up to $8 billion.

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France says U.S. pull out, Turkish offensive in Syria could strengthen Islamic State

France will monitor closely a U.S. withdrawal from northern Syria and a possible Turkish offensive because it could strengthen Islamic State, its armed forces minister said on Monday.

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GM laying off another 415 workers in Mexico as U.S. strike continues

General Motors Co said Monday it is temporarily laying off another 415 workers in Mexico as a strike by 48,000 U.S. hourly workers enters its fourth week.

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Spanish authorities brace for Catalan separatists verdict

Spanish authorities are bracing for potentially violent protests in Catalonia as the region counts down to the possible jailing of separatist leaders.

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Trump doubles down on decision to withdraw U.S. troops from military engagements

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday doubled down on his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from military engagements after his administration announced ending engagements in northeastern Syria, insisting that he was elected to wind down U.S. military operations overseas and the moves could always be reversed.

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U.S. pulls back troops in northeast Syria, opening door to Turkish attack

The United States began pulling troops back from the northeast Syria border on Monday, opening the way for a Turkish strike on Kurdish-led forces long allied to Washington, in a move U.S. President Donald Trump hailed as a bid to quit “endless wars”.

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Trump economic adviser says delisting Chinese companies is off the table

U.S. President Donald Trump’s chief economic advisor on Monday said the administration has begun studying U.S. investor protections in China, but that delisting Chinese companies traded on U.S. exchanges ‘is not on the table’.