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  • SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, Sept 24- Puerto Rico's. The newborn was admitted to the Centro Cardiovascular de Puerto Rico in the capital shortly before Maria slammed into the island last Wednesday, but it was impossible for doctors to operate in such precarious conditions. Gabriellyz was among the first infants cleared to take a medical flight out of Puerto Rico since...

  • President Donald Trump on Sunday was considering a replacement to his executive order temporarily barring travel to the United States from several majority-Muslim countries. The current ban, enacted in March and set to expire on Sunday evening, extended to travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Rather than a total ban on entry to the United States,...

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 22- Some banks have begun to pare back credit lines to smaller trading companies holding industrial metals in South Korea amid escalating tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile program, two industry sources said this week. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un traded insults and the United States imposed...

  • *Exit polls indicate Merkel set for fourth term. BERLIN, Sept 24- German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday but Europe's most powerful leader will have to govern with a far less stable coalition in a fractured parliament after her conservatives haemorrhaged support to a surging far right. Two years after Merkel left German borders...

  • Trade experts say the sluggish tempo of the talks mean it is doubtful whether Canada, Mexico and the United States-- meeting in Ottawa for the third of seven planned rounds-- can come to a deal by the end of December. Chief Canadian negotiator Steve Verheul said he did not expect the U.S. side to present detailed proposals in Ottawa on major issues such as dispute...

  • *Business leaders fear for Germany's future as business hub. BERLIN, Sept 24- Leading industry associations urged Germany's biggest parties to start coalition negotiations quickly following Sunday's parliamentary election and form a stable government to avert damage to Germany's business environment. Now it's all about averting damage to Germany as a...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 25- The euro slipped in early Asian trading on Monday after Germany's election showed surging support for a far-right party that left Chancellor Angela Merkel scrambling to form a governing coalition. The New Zealand currency eased 0.44 percent to $0.7308, but should find chart support at $0.7280. A few hours after Prime Minister Theresa May set...

  • *Canada's chief NAFTA negotiator says making "good solid progress" at third round of talks in Ottawa, says pace is very fast. *Canada's chief NAFTAnnegotiator says doesn't expect detailed U.S. proposals on auto rules of origin, dairy, dispute settlement in this round. *Canada's chief NAFTA negotiator says will make good progress in next few rounds, says impossible...

  • CANADA'S CHIEF NAFTA NEGOTIATOR SAYS WILL MAKE GOOD PROGRESS IN NEXT FEW ROUNDS, SAYS IMPOSSIBLE TO PREDICT WHEN TALKS WILL CONCLUDE.

  • CANADA'S CHIEF NAFTA NEGOTIATOR SAYS HAS SEEN NO INDICATIONS SO FAR THAT U.S.

  • OTTAWA, Sept 24- U.S. trade negotiators will only partially unveil new text on modifying a key chapter on investment under NAFTA, two well-placed sources said on Sunday, underlying the cautious pace of talks that are supposed to wrap up by the end of the year. Trade experts say the sluggish tempo of the talks mean it is doubtful whether Canada, Mexico and the United...

  • CANADA'S CHIEF NAFTA NEGOTIATOR SAYS MAKING "GOOD SOLID PROGRESS" AT THIRD ROUND OF TALKS IN OTTAWA, SAYS PACE IS VERY FAST.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 24- A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered serious new setbacks within the party on Sunday, when Senator Ted Cruz expressed his opposition and Senator Susan Collins dug in with strong criticism of the legislation. Two other Republican senators, John McCain and Rand Paul, already...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- Mexicans packed churches on Sunday to pray for the victims of the country's deadliest quake in 32 years as rescue teams searched against the odds for any survivors trapped under rubble six days after the tremor shook Mexico City and nearby states. As a fresh aftershock jolted southwestern Mexico on Sunday, the death toll from Tuesday's 7.1...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 25- The New Zealand dollar fell in early Asian trading on Monday after no single party won a majority in an election over the weekend, leaving investors facing a period of political uncertainty. The New Zealand currency eased 0.44 percent to $0.7308, but should find chart support at $0.7280. The ruling National Party won the largest number votes in a...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 25- The New Zealand dollar fell in early Asian trading on Monday after no single party won a majority in an election over the weekend, leaving investors facing a period of political uncertainty. The New Zealand currency eased 0.44 percent to $0.7308, but should find chart support at $0.7280. The ruling National Party won the largest number votes in a...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 25- The New Zealand dollar fell in early Asian trading on Monday after no single party won a majority in an election over the weekend, leaving investors facing a period of political uncertainty. The New Zealand currency eased 0.44 percent to $0.7308, but should find chart support at $0.7280. The ruling National Party won the largest number votes in a...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 25- The New Zealand dollar fell in early Asian trading on Monday after no single party won a majority in an election over the weekend, leaving investors facing a period of political uncertainty. The New Zealand currency eased 0.44 percent to $0.7308, but should find chart support at $0.7280. The ruling National Party won the largest number votes in a...

  • BERLIN, Sept 24- Germany's Social Democrats vowed to return to the opposition and push themes of social justice as they remake their party after winning less than 21 percent of the vote in Sunday's election, the worst result in their post-war history. Germany's oldest political party and one of the buttresses of the European left for 150 years, the SPD struggled...