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  • *China needs auto-tech for push to lead self-driving race. TEL AVIV, Jan 9- Israel- based Mobileye, which makes technology for autonomous driving, said on Tuesday it was expanding its business in China with two new partnerships, paving the way for smaller Israeli competitors that could benefit from U.S.-Sino trade tensions. Mobileye, bought by Intel in 2017 for $15...

  • U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a press conference as he attends the NATO Foreign Ministers' meeting in Brussels, Belgium on December 04, 2018.

    Pompeo tells CNBC that the Syria drawdown is a "change of tactics" but not the U.S. commitment in the region.

  • BRASILIA, Jan 4- Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday called for minimum retirement ages significantly lower than those proposed by his predecessor, sparking concerns among investors that he will back watered-down pension reform legislation. The newly inaugurated leader, speaking at an Air Force swearing-in ceremony on Friday, further said he is...

  • BRASILIA, Jan 1- Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro took office as Brazil's president on Tuesday, vowing to crack down on rampant political corruption and bring an end to the economic mismanagement of previous leftist governments. Addressing a joint session of Congress minutes after taking the oath of office, Bolsonaro, a former army captain and admirer...

  • BRASILIA, Jan 1- Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil's president on Tuesday, and immediately called on Congress to combat endemic corruption and promised to "work tirelessly so that Brazil reaches its destiny." My vow is to strengthen Brazil's democracy. " As a clear sign of that diplomatic shift, Bolsonaro plans to move the Brazilian...

  • BRASILIA, Jan 1- Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro, who has vowed to crack down on political corruption, violent crime and ignite a moribund economy with deregulation and fiscal discipline, was sworn in as Brazil's president on Tuesday. The former Army captain and seven-term fringe congressman rode a wave of anti-establishment anger to became Brazil's...

  • BRASILIA, Jan 1- Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro, who has vowed to crack down on political corruption, violent crime and ignite a moribund economy with deregulation and fiscal discipline, will be sworn in as Brazil's president on Tuesday. The former Army captain and seven-term fringe congressman rode a wave of anti-establishment anger to became...

  • JERUSALEM, Dec 18- Israel and its main workers' union signed a deal in principle on Tuesday for the sale of Haifa port in preparation to open it up to competition. Haifa in northern Israel on the Mediterranean coast is the largest of the country's three seaports. It also said it expected a similar agreement to be signed with Ashdod, the country's second-largest port...

  • JERUSALEM, Dec 9- All companies listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange should be allowed to report in English to help them to attract more international investment, Israel's market regulator proposed on Sunday. Most companies in Tel Aviv must currently report in Hebrew, with the exception of high-tech and dual-listed firms that are permitted to use English.

  • BRASILIA, Dec 6- Brazilian President Michel Temer said on Thursday his government will leave a primary budget deficit of less than 130 billion reais when he hands over the reins to President-elect Jair Bolsonaro on Jan. 1. Temer said he expects Bolsonaro's incoming government to follow its fiscal austerity policies and maintain a spending ceiling, which was...

  • An Israeli army officer walks on July 25, 2014 during an army-organised tour in a tunnel said to be used by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip for cross-border attacks. Israel launched its military offensive aiming at destroying tunnels used by Gaza militants.

    Israel's military said on Tuesday it was beginning an operation to "expose and thwart" cross-border attack tunnels from Lebanon dug by the Lebanese militia Hezbollah.

  • *New pipeline is attracting first-time investors to Israel. TEL AVIV, Nov 28- Israel is unrolling a major pipeline of investments to get rid of persistent traffic jams that are hampering economic growth. "These are companies that were never before interested in Israel.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- The United States said on Tuesday it had moved to disrupt an Iranian-Russian network that sent millions of barrels of oil to Syria and hundreds of millions of dollars to indirectly fund militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah. Syria then helped transfer hundreds of millions of dollars in cash to Hezbollah, which functions as a political party...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- The United States said on Tuesday it had moved to disrupt an Iranian-Russian network that sent millions of barrels of oil to Syria and hundreds of millions of dollars to indirectly fund militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah. U.S. officials said Russia facilitated the delivery of oil from Iran to Syria, and that a variety of mechanisms were used...

  • RIYADH, Nov 19- Saudi Arabia's King Salman urged the international community on Monday to halt Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, and reiterated the kingdom's support for U.N. efforts to end the war in Yemen. King Salman, who did not mention the Khashoggi affair, condemned the actions of Iran, its arch-rival for influence in the region, including in...

  • *Defence chief's resignation over Gaza triggered crisis. JERUSALEM, Nov 18- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged his coalition partners on Sunday not to bring down the government, citing security challenges ahead and hinting at future Israeli military action against its enemies. That put the fate of Netanyahu's coalition at the mercy of its...

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks during an inauguration ceremony for a fortified emergency room at the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, southern Israel, February 20, 2018.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make a televised statement on Sunday after making a last-ditch effort to avoid the collapse of a coalition government .

  • Bolsonaro's pick of career diplomat Ernesto Araujo, 51, underscored Brazil's sharp turn to the right and the reversal of nearly a decade and a half of diplomacy under leftist Workers Party governments that focused on alliances with South American allies and ideological partners- including Cuba. "Brazil's foreign policy should be part of this moment of...

  • WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 JOHANNESBURG- World Bank officials to meet Zambia finance minister and government officials in the town of Livingston to discuss the economy of Africa's No. 2 copper producer, which is facing high levels of debt.. JAKARTA- Indonesia's Central Bank holds Board of Governors Meeting. ZAGREB- Croatia National Bank holds monetary policy...

  • "Over the years, we have been witnessing Israeli investors' increasing preference for foreign investments," Jenny Johnson, president and chief operating officer of Franklin Templeton, said at the opening of the group's new office in Tel Aviv. Franklin Templeton, which has $724 billion in assets under management, appointed Uzi Yitzhak to head its business in...