Turkish banks could face big U.S. fines over Iran: report

0SHARESShare ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Six Turkish banks face billions of dollars of fines from U.S. authorities over alleged violations of sanctions with Iran, the Haberturk newspaper reported on Saturday, citing senior banking sources. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during the opening ceremony of Eurasia Tunnel in Istanbul, Turkey, December 20, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer The report could not be ...

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Gunmen kill 13 Niger gendarmes in attack near Mali border

NIAMEY (Reuters) – Gunmen on pick-up trucks and motorcycles coming from Mali killed 13 gendarmes and wounded five more in an attack on their base in western Niger, security sources said on Saturday. The village is a few dozen kilometers from where militants killed four U.S. soldiers in an ambush on Oct. 4 that has thrown a spotlight on U.S. ...

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Israel says it will intensify response to Syrian fire

0SHARESShare JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Five projectiles from Syria set off air raid sirens in Israeli towns on Saturday, prompting the Israeli military to say it would step up its response to stray fire from the Syrian war that has repeatedly spilled over the border. FILE PHOTO: Israeli soldiers take part in an exercise in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, near the ...

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Tillerson lands in Riyadh at start of Gulf, South Asia tour

0SHARESShare RIYADH (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Riyadh on Saturday to attend a landmark meeting between officials from Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at improving relations between the two countries and countering Iran’s growing regional influence. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gathers his things to board his plane to depart for a several day ...

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Spain to sack Catalan government in bid to end secessionist crisis

0SHARESShare MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish government will sack Catalonia’s secessionist leadership and force the region into a new election, it decided on Saturday, unprecedented steps it said were needed to prevent the region breaking away. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy heads a special cabinet meeting at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, October 21, 2017. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Hidalgo/Pool The ...

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Car bomb kills 15 Afghan cadets, trainers outside Kabul military school

0SHARESShare KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide attacker rammed a car full of explosives into a bus leaving Afghanistan’s top military training center in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 15 soldiers, including cadets and their trainers, officials said. Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a particularly deadly week for Afghanistan’s security forces. The bombing was also ...

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How Donald Trump Is Filling the Numerous Vacancies on the Federal Bench

0SHARESShare This is an Oct. 14 transcript from Amicus, Slate’s podcast about the Supreme Court. These transcripts are lightly edited and may contain errors. For the definitive record, consult the podcast. Dahlia Lithwick writes about the courts and the law for Slate, and hosts the podcast Amicus . Dahlia Lithwick: Hi, and welcome to Amicus, Slate’s podcast about the Supreme Court and ...

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5 things mentally strong people don't do

You can train your brain for more satisfaction.Adam Berry/Getty Images Yes, it is possible to train your brain for success and satisfaction, in the workplace and in other aspects of your life. If you feel like you’re constantly self-sabotaging yourself from achieving your goals, here are five key tips from “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do” to help you ...

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Store credit card applications skyrocket around Black Friday — but the discounts they offer come with a catch

The price you pay could be way higher than it seems. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images for RESERVED Many retailers lure customers with store credit cards during the holidays, which offer discounts in exchange for loyalty. But interest rates on retail credit cards have risen to almost 25%, or more than 10% higher than general-use credit cards. If you carry a balance, ...

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If the 'Great Lakes economy' were its own country, it would be the 3rd largest in the world

Susan Taylor/Reuters If the region surrounding the Great Lakes was its own country, it would be the 3rd largest economy in the world with a GDP of $6 trillion.  The region has highly integrated manufacturing industries, including automotive and aerospace. The region produces billions of dollars worth of minerals every year. The Great Lakes states are home to three of the US’ ...

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