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  • Proponents of a new intelligence law, passed by the Federal Assembly a year ago but not enacted, say the measure is needed to help Switzerland to catch up with other countries that have far stronger legal arsenals against cyber-crime, snooping or extremist attacks. Sunday's referendum, part of Switzerland's system of direct democracy, was called by opponents...

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump's status as a Washington outsider fuels his fiery populism and also is helping to shield him from the scrutiny House Republicans are devoting to Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. senator and secretary of state. The GOP- led, subpoena-wielding Oversight and Government Reform Committee isn't investigating Trump's business dealings, his...

  • WARSAW, Poland— Two miners have been killed and another seriously injured during a cave-in at a copper and silver mine in southwestern Poland, a spokeswoman for the partly state-owned KGHM copper mining corporation said Saturday. The accident raises to six the number of fatalities this year in KGHM's mines and copper mills in Poland. KGHM, known as the Polish...

  • LIVERPOOL, England, Sept 24- Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party on Saturday and called for unity after ending a "coup" by more centrist lawmakers who say his left-wing agenda can never deliver victory at the polls. The veteran campaigner's triumph, by 313,209 to 193,229 votes, over challenger Owen Smith cements his...

  • ISTANBUL, Sept 24- Credit ratings agency Moody's Investor Service has downgraded Turkey's sovereign credit rating to non-investment grade citing worries about the rule of law following an attempted coup, risks from external financing and a slowing economy. The agency, which cut the government's long-term issuer and senior unsecured bond ratings debt to...

  • -0600 GMT PRAGUE- Czech National Bank Governor Jiri Rusnok to attend at discussion Future V4- business in Central and Eastern Europe- 0700 GMT JERUSALEM- Bank of Israel interest rates decision followed by Governor Karnit Flug holding a news conference- 1300 GMT. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 BEIJING- Asian Development Bank releases Asian Development Outlook 2016, its...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from the European Union, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy meet at Tufts University to discuss a range of issues- 1545 GMT. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 BELLINGHAM, United States- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech at Western Washington University- 2300 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS, United States- Federal...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from the European Union, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy meet at Tufts University to discuss a range of issues- 1545 GMT. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 BELLINGHAM, United States- Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gives a speech at Western Washington University- 2300 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS, United States- Federal...

  • The Food and Drug Administration cleared a near-copy of the drug, dubbed Amjevita, developed by Amgen Inc. Regulators approved the drug for more than a half-dozen conditions listed on the original drug's label, including severe psoriasis and Crohn's diseases. But currently only one biosimilar cleared by the FDA approval pathway is actually on the market in...

  • Sept 23- Many Yahoo users rushed on Friday to close their accounts and change passwords as experts warned that the fallout from one of the largest cyber breaches in history could spill beyond the internet company's services. "We're probably just going to dump Yahoo altogether," said Rick Hollister, 56, who owns a private investigation firm in Tallahassee,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- A potential acquisition by CBOE Holdings Inc of Bats Global Markets Inc would kick-start the Chicago- based options exchange operator's sluggish growth and give it exposure to new asset classes in the United States and Europe, analysts said on Friday. The talks were first reported by Bloomberg late Thursday. Earnings growth at CBOE has slowed...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- Oil prices tumbled on Friday following signs that Saudi Arabia and Iran continue to disagree over output limits ahead of a meeting next week aimed at freezing production, while energy shares weighed on global stock indexes. Sources said Saudi Arabia did not expect a decision in Algeria, where the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting...

  • CHICAGO/ BEIJING, Sept 23- China on Friday slapped anti-dumping duties on a U.S. animal feed ingredient known as distillers' dried grains amid an intensifying spat between the world's two largest economies over agricultural trade which totaled over $20 billion last year. China is the world's top buyer of DDGS, a by-product of corn ethanol used by feed mills as a...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 23- U.S. soybean futures fell 2.1 percent to a one-week low on Friday on reports of big harvest yields and heavy farmer sales on the cash market, traders said. Chicago Board of Trade soft red winter wheat futures weakened as traders said ample global supplies were likely to blunt the impact of India's decision to slash its import tax on the grain.

  • *No Saudi-Iran agreement ahead of Algeria talks. NEW YORK, Sept 23- Oil prices tumbled 4 percent on Friday on signs Saudi Arabia and arch rival Iran were making little progress in achieving preliminary agreement ahead of talks by major crude exporters next week aimed at freezing production. Brent crude futures settled down $1.76, or 3.7 percent, at $45.89 a barrel.

  • Sept 23- Many Yahoo users rushed on Friday to close accounts, some of which they had not used in years, after the internet company announced it suffered one of the world's largest cyber breaches. "We're probably just going to dump Yahoo altogether," said Rick Hollister, who owns a private investigation firm in Tallahassee, Florida. Rachel, a 33- year-old from...

  • WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases new home sales for August, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases durable goods for August, 8:30 a.m.; Federal Reserve Chair Yellen testifies to House Financial Services Committee about bank regulation, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- Oil prices tumbled about 4 percent on Friday on signs Saudi Arabia and arch rival Iran were making little progress in achieving preliminary agreement ahead of talks by major crude exporters next week aimed at freezing production. Crude futures slumped after sources said Saudi Arabia did not expect a decision in Algeria where the...

  • BERLIN— Germany's finance minister has poured scorn on Britain's bid to keep its access to the European Union's single market while restricting EU immigration when it leaves the bloc. Wolfgang Schaeuble suggested Friday that he would be willing to provide Britain's top diplomat with a refresher course in how one of the EU's central treaties works— in English,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 23- Oil prices fell sharply on Friday following a report that Saudi Arabia did not expect a deal at talks by major crude exporters next week aimed at freezing output and reining in a global glut, while world stock indexes edged lower. Traders cited a Bloomberg report that Saudi Arabia did not expect a decision at Algiers, where the biggest oil...