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  • NEW DELHI/ PARIS, Sept 22- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced calls for his resignation over allegations of corruption in a military jet deal with France after former French president Francois Hollande was quoted as saying New Delhi had influenced the choice of a local partner. We took the interlocutor that was given to us, "he was reported as telling the...

  • TOKYO, Sept 22- Japan is mulling a bilateral trade agreement with the United States that would lower tariffs on U.S. agriculture imports in exchange for avoiding higher tariffs on Japanese autos, the Nikkei newspaper said on Saturday. Japan's government is considering lowering agricultural tariffs to levels the United States would have gotten had it...

  • IRAN WILL NOT ABANDON ITS DEFENSIVE WEAPONS, INCLUDING ITS MISSILES THAT MAKE AMERICA ANGRY- ROUHANI ON LIVE TV.

  • TRUMP WILL FAIL AGAINST IRAN JUST AS IRAQ'S SADDAM HUSSEIN DID, IRAN'S ROUHANI SAYS IN EVENTS MARKING IRAN- IRAQ WAR- STATE TV.

  • HONOLULU— The recent eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has quieted to the point that federal officials are ready to allow people back to the dramatically changed summit crater, which has quadrupled in size, lost all of its lava and collapsed downward so far that the Empire State Building could now fit inside. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will reopen its...

  • HONG KONG— Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region. The train travels the 26 kilometers through Hong Kong to Shenzhen across the border in China in just 14 minutes, down from about 1 hour...

  • HONOLULU— A national park in Hawaii is reopening after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials are bracing for long lines and crammed roads as visitors flock to the park Saturday. Kilauea has been active for decades.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- The United States is optimistic about finding a way forward in its trade dispute with China, but it does not have a date scheduled for further talks as it assesses Beijing's response to the latest round of tariffs, a senior White House official said on Friday. The official said despite its protestations, China was well aware of U.S. demands it...

  • Sept 21- Google's Chief Executive Sundar Pichai denied reports of efforts to politically bias the company's internet search results, Axios reported http://bit.ly/2QQ9QUS on Friday citing a memo. The Wall Street Journal citing internal emails reported on Thursday that the company's staff discussed ways to alter search functions to counter the Trump...

  • Treasury official Adam Lerrick has been tapped by the Trump administration to serve as the country's acting executive director at the International Monetary Fund, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing a source. Lerrick, who is a counselor for international affairs, will be temporarily appointed U.S. executive director at the IMF while the...

  • GOOGLE CEO SENT AN EMAIL ON FRIDAY DENYING ANY EFFORT TO POLITICALY BIAS THE CO'S SEARCH RESULTS AND REINFORCING CO'S NEED TO REMAIN POLITICALLY NEUTRAL-AXIOS, CITING MEMO.

  • **LONDON- Participation by ECB chief economist Peter Praet in opening keynote dialogue at FT Investment Management Summit Rebalancing Return and Risk Amid Global Recovery in London 0810 GMT. **FRANKFURT- Opening remarks by ECB Board Member Benoit Coeure at annual meeting of ECB's Money Market Contact Group in Frankfurt 1200 GMT. **LONDON- Guest talk by ECB chief...

  • Sept 21- Duke Energy Corp said it shut down a North Carolina natural gas plant due to flooding as the deluge of water continued in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed more than 40 people. Hurricane Florence brought several feet of rain to parts of North Carolina over a period of days, and the historic level of storm flooding is not expected to...

  • Union leader Jeff Royalty said striking workers will return to work next week. Royalty is president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 10 d. Union leader Jeff Royalty said Friday that the two sides agreed to language giving workers the option to keep current sick leave policy or sign up for a short-term disability plan.

  • ATLANTA— The Latest on cost overruns from construction at a nuclear power plant in Georgia:. The federal government is warning the owners of a troubled nuclear power plant in Georgia that any move to cancel a planned expansion would lead to demands for quick repayment of nearly $6 billion in federal loans. A group of Georgia lawmakers wants a "cost cap" in the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— You won't be able use PayPal anymore to buy fluoride-free toothpaste or a bottle of The Real Red Pill Plus from right-wing conspiracy promulgator Alex Jones. The digital payments company is the latest platform to ditch Jones and his Infowars site, which along with conspiracy theories peddles "I Stand With Trump" T-shirts, Wake Up America coffee,...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 21- China's Shanghai Electric Group gave up on negotiations to buy power transmission projects in Brazil from Eletrosul, a subsidiary of Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA, or Eletrobras, according to a market filing on Friday.

  • Treasury said on Friday it had extended until Nov. 12 a deadline for investors to divest holdings of debt, equity and other assets in sanctioned Russian companies EN+ and Rusal. A deadline of Oct. 23 remained in force for divesting holdings of Gaz Group, the Treasury said. Treasury in April imposed sanctions against billionaire Oleg Deripaska and eight companies...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- The U.S. A deadline of Oct. 23 was in force for divesting holdings of Gaz Group, the Treasury said. Treasury in April imposed sanctions against billionaire Oleg Deripaska and eight companies in which he is a large shareholder, including aluminum exporter Rusal, in response to what it termed "malign activities" by Russia.