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Tipped as frontrunners for the award in recent years, the pair will share the nine million Swedish kronor (about $1.01m) prize. While Nordhaus was cited for his work on environmental and climatic change, Romer's work focused on the economic impact of technological changes and the role of ideas in fostering economic growth.
  • Amid Tensions Over Syria, Netanyahu & Putin Agree To Meet

    Amid Tensions Over Syria, Netanyahu & Putin Agree To Meet

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    At the beginning of the government meeting on the morning of 7 October, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he had held telephone talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sara Netanyahu has previously been accused of pocketing cash from deposit refunds for empty bottles returned from the official residence. She was not asked to enter a plea.
  • Is a diplomatic row awaiting Turkey-Saudi ties?

    Is a diplomatic row awaiting Turkey-Saudi ties?

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    Saudi Arabia's consul-general in Istanbul gave local staff the day off last Tuesday, when Mr Khashoggi vanished, according to Turkish media. "This will be a file between Saudi Arabia and us", the Turkish official warned. "If the crown prince does not respond with full cooperation, Congress must, as a first step, suspend all military cooperation with the kingdom", the Post said.
  • Indonesia considers making devastated areas mass graves

    Indonesia considers making devastated areas mass graves

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    Hidayat was not on Sulawesi last on Friday when the 7.5 magnitude quake struck, triggering a phenomenon called soil liquefaction, which turns the ground into a roiling quagmire. They said they had clean water and noodles but not much else. Indonesia has often been reluctant to be seen as relying on outside help to cope with disasters.
  • World stocks tumble after International Monetary Fund slashes economic growth forecast

    World stocks tumble after International Monetary Fund slashes economic growth forecast

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    Reflecting such sentiments, growth in trade of goods and services across the world was revised down 0.6 point from the July forecast to 4.2 percent in 2018 and 0.5 point to 4.0 percent in 2019, according to the report. However, some sources pointed out that Pakistan had to pay back around $6 billion to the International Monetary Fund which the country had obtained during the last PML-N government, so the size of the programme might go up to $10 to $12 billion.
  • Massive Irving Oil refinery explosion, fire shakes Saint John

    Massive Irving Oil refinery explosion, fire shakes Saint John

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    Several photos on social media showed flames at the refinery. CBC News reports people nearby reported a "bed shaking explosion" and police are urging people to avoid the area. The refinery is near several residential neighborhoods on Saint John's east side. "Our aim is to grow our community programs, so we can continuously improve this vital relationship", the website says.
  • Bellingcat investigators say second Skripal poisoning suspect identified

    Bellingcat investigators say second Skripal poisoning suspect identified

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    The man, who used the alias Alexander Petrov to travel to the United Kingdom, was unmasked as a trained military doctor employed by the GRU - Russia's military intelligence agency. British officials said when they brought charges in the March nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter that they believed Petrov was an assumed name.
  • Ethnic Russians key in Latvia vote

    Ethnic Russians key in Latvia vote

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    This time around, however, it could find the necessary ally in the KPV LV, a populist party led by former stage actor Artuss Kaimins, who has retained popularity with voters despite his being detained over corruption allegations in June. According to the latest polls the ruling coalition of the Union of Greens and Farmers, the National Alliance and the Unity party looks to be well short of forming a majority government.
  • Collins: ‘I do not believe that Brett Kavanaugh was’ Ford’s assailant

    Collins: ‘I do not believe that Brett Kavanaugh was’ Ford’s assailant

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    Collins will suffer for her defense of the nominee. Collins, one of the few pro-choice Republicans in the Senate, has asserted that Kavanaugh considers Roe v. Collins said. She also "didn't speak to about 30 protesters gathered in front of her home in Bangor" on Sunday. Rice, who also served as the US ambassador to the United Nations under Obama, said she appreciated the enthusiasm about her potential run, but said people who are angry about Kavanaugh should focus on the midterm ...
  • Limo in deadly New York crash failed inspection: Governor

    Limo in deadly New York crash failed inspection: Governor

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    Cuomo said the limousine was owned by Prestige Limousine in the Albany area, but didn't have the necessary federal certification to operate and failed a state inspection just last month. Two pedestrians standing nearby were fatally struck, Fiore said. So was the limo's driver. The accident killed 17 family and friends inside the limousine, the driver and the two pedestrians.
  • Explosion, fire reported at Saint John oil refinery

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    Residents across Saint John reported feeling the explosion , with some calling it "bed shaking", according to CBC . The refinery was operating under a shutdown, meaning there were more employees than usual working at the time of the accident.
  • Brazilians vote in tense presidential race led by right-winger

    Brazilians vote in tense presidential race led by right-winger

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    Bolsonaro's victory in the first round is the latest in an alarming trend worldwide, as right-wing leaders with authoritarian politics have risen to prominence across Europe and the United States. Bolsonaro has been endorsed by the fifth-place finisher, potentially handing him nearly half the votes he needs for a win. Bolsonaro only needs a few more points to secure victory, but Haddad's supporters vowed Monday to launch a tough fight to make up ground after he finished a distant second in ...
  • Turkey summons Saudi ambassador over missing journalist Khashoggi

    Turkey summons Saudi ambassador over missing journalist Khashoggi

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    Once an adviser to the royal family, he had fallen sharply out of favour with the Saudi government and went into self-imposed exile past year. The journalist , Jamal Khashoggi , went missing October 2 after he visited the Saudi Consulate to complete paperwork needed to marry his Turkish fiancee.
  • Senate confirms Kavanaugh to high court

    Senate confirms Kavanaugh to high court

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    The near party-line vote was 50-48, capping a fight that seized the national conversation after claims emerged that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted women three decades ago - which he emphatically denied. A townhouse near the Washington residence of Republican Senator Susan Collins , whose backing for Kavanaugh helped get him over the line on Saturday, flew the flag of her home state ME upside down in protest.
  • Cities Continue The Push To Replace Columbus Day

    Cities Continue The Push To Replace Columbus Day

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    Well, schools and post offices are closed on Columbus Day, as are most banks . All PennDOT Driver License and Photo Centers will be closed statewide- including the center in Butler. "We wanted to be able to honor our veterans", Davis told the Columbus Dispatch . "As we reflect on the adventurers throughout history who charted new courses and sought new heights", Obama's statement said, "let us remember the communities who suffered, and let us pay tribute to our heritage and embrace ...
  • Brett Kavanaugh a step closer to Supreme Court post

    Brett Kavanaugh a step closer to Supreme Court post

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    Even as Kavanaugh took his oath of office Saturday evening in a quiet private ceremony, not long after the narrowest Senate confirmation in almost a century and a half, protesters chanted outside the court building across the street from the Capitol.
  • Trump does victory lap after bitter Supreme Court battle

    Trump does victory lap after bitter Supreme Court battle

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    The Kavanaugh confirmation has blown open the midterm elections from being a national referendum on Trump's stewardship to a raw emotional discussion over the lack of women in power and how to handle sexual misconduct allegations . Ness tried to backtrack with a subsequent tweet: " Brett kavanaugh will be dealing with death threats for the rest of his life being on the Supreme Court".
  • Fox hires ex-Trump aide Hope Hicks

    Fox hires ex-Trump aide Hope Hicks

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    Hicks will go to work for FOX, as its Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, according to The Hill . "I will miss having her by my side". Hope Hicks has landed a new job. Hicks was caught up in a controversy surrounding former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, another close Trump aide, whom Hicks had been dating.
  • Not firing Rosenstein, Trump says; 'very good relationship'

    Not firing Rosenstein, Trump says; 'very good relationship'

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    Those reports triggered an avalanche of speculation about the future of Rosenstein - and also the special counsel's investigation into possible co-ordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign since the deputy attorney general appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to his post and closely oversees his work.
  • Bush confirms daughter Barbara Bush has tied the knot

    Bush confirms daughter Barbara Bush has tied the knot

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    His daughter Barbara got married October 7 to the love of her life, screenwriter Craig Coyne . The couple exchanged vows at Walker's Point in Kennebunkport, Maine , in front of family, according to a statement from the office of her father, President George W.
  • What does the United Nations climate report say?

    What does the United Nations climate report say?

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    Three years ago, as Secretary-General of the United Nations , I was proud to have helped secure the Paris Agreement on Climate Change . The report said regionally differentiated multi-sector risks are already apparent at 1.5°C warming, being more prevalent (where) vulnerable people live, predominantly in South Asia - mostly Pakistan, India, and China, but these spread to sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and East Asia as temperature rises, with the world's poorest disproportionately ...
  • Palestinian gunman kills two Israelis in West Bank: Israeli military

    Palestinian gunman kills two Israelis in West Bank: Israeli military

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    He shot another woman in the stomach, moderately wounding her. One of the victims was identified as Kim Yehezkel, a 28-year-old mother of an infant son who worked in the office that was attacked. They reportedly include Mr Naalwa's brother and sister. A manager at another company in the industrial zone, Moshe Lev-Ran, suggested the attack might not have been politically motivated.
  • Michael reaches hurricane strength as it churns toward Florida

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    A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations hard or dangerous.A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.Interests elsewhere across the southeastern United States should monitor the progress of Michael.For storm information specific to your area in the United States, including possible inland watches and ...
  • William Nordhaus and Paul Romer win Nobel Economics Prize

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    The economists were praised for their research on the relationship between global warning and economic growth. "The key insight of my work was to put a price on carbon in order to hold back climate change", Nordhaus was quoted as saying in a Yale publication this year.