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by | October 14, 2018 | 19:30

At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was 0.9 percent higher at 2,606.91 points, after touching near four-year lows on Thursday amid a global sell-off. About 17.01 billion shares were traded on the Shanghai exchange, roughly 146.1 percent of the market's 30-day moving average of 11.64 billion shares a day.

by | October 14, 2018 | 19:13

A different High Court judge, Mr Justice Supperstone, will now be asked to extend the temporary order until Mr Dennett's legal challenge can be heard. The injunction was applied for by Lancashire resident, Bob Dennett, over emergency planning procedures at the site. Jamie Peters, Friends of the Earth fracking campaigner, who was at the court, said: "Today's court ruling is sad news for local residents who've long fought against this dirty industry and the risks it poses to their environment ...

by | October 14, 2018 | 19:07

The airline, however, argued that certain support animals have wreaked havoc on planes, such as soiling cabins, biting passengers, and causing allergies. " Rodents , including squirrels, are not allowed on Frontier flights". Some of the conditions that would lead to a diagnosis of a need for support animals include anxiety (specific or generalised), depression or other mood disorders, phobias (including social phobia and fear of flying), panic disorder, and PTSD.

by | October 14, 2018 | 15:24

Mnuchin said he expressed his concerns over the weakness of Asian nation's currency and reiterated the USA push for market reforms as well as opening up trade between the two countries. Mnuchin said Washington's ultimate goal was a "free, fair and reciprocal relationship" with Beijing. Attention has begun to turn toward hopes that Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping could meet on the sidelines of the G-20 summit next month in Argentina and bury the hatchet with some sort of agreement.

by | October 14, 2018 | 14:56

Gold edged down on Friday but held near an over two-month high hit in the previous session, when prices surged over 2 percent as a rout in global stock markets boosted the metal's safe-haven appeal. DJI fell 545.91 points, or 2.13 percent, to 25,052.83, the S&P 500 . SPX lost 57.31 points, or 2.06 percent, to 2,728.37 and the Nasdaq Composite .

by | October 14, 2018 | 13:55

Arlene Foster has warned Theresa May not to cut Northern Ireland adrift with a "dodgy" Brexit deal amid reports the prime minister is considering breaking the Tories' pact with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Stressing that her party - which has threatened to cause a political crisis by voting down Philip Hammond's Budget if Mrs May gives way to Brussels - was serious, she said: "The DUP's actions this week are not as some have suggested about "flexing muscle".

by | October 14, 2018 | 03:25

For those who don't win Friday night, they can try again Saturday when Powerball holds its next drawing for a pot worth a little less - $314 million. The estimated $654 million total is the second-highest in the game's history. A Mega Millions lottery ticket is seen in NY in this July 1, 2016 file photo. The payout was $309.2 million as the cash option. The Mega Millions jackpot is approaching $470 million.

by | October 14, 2018 | 03:00

IMF Brent crude LCOc1 was down 20 cents at $84.80 a barrel by 0915 GMT after a 1.3 per cent gain on Tuesday. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell $1.76 to $71.41 a barrel, a 2.4 per cent loss. USA light crude was up 40 cents at $74.69. The South Asian nation was hoping to lift significantly higher volumes in the current fiscal year, after Tehran offered a discount on shipping and an extended credit period, before the USA decision on sanctions changed its plans.

by | October 13, 2018 | 23:51

Monsanto attorney George Lombardi argued in court on Wednesday that the evidence presented at trial did not support the jury verdict, and that Johnson's lawyer was wrong to urge jurors to teach the company a lesson. However, Bolanos in her tentative noted that the plaintiff had failed to provide evidence that any Monsanto employee believed exposure to its glyphosate -based products would cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

by | October 13, 2018 | 22:53

That cut would be fast-tracked by five years under Mr Morrison's plan, meaning those businesses would pay a tax rate of 25 per cent in 2021-22. Under the plan, announced on Thursday, the government will lower the tax rate for businesses with an annual turnover of less than $50m from 27.5% to 25% by 2021-22 rather than from 2026-27 as now legislated.

by | October 13, 2018 | 22:50

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 67 cents to settle at $74.96 a barrel, a 0.90 percent gain. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down by $1.10, or 1.5 percent, at $72.07, having fallen to their lowest since September 28.

by | October 13, 2018 | 18:58

Trump said, "I'm not going to fire him". "I think the Fed is making a mistake", Trump told reporters as he arrived for a campaign rally ahead of the U.S. This implies they now see a greater possibility that growth and short-term interest rates could surprise by rising faster than forecasters now project.

by | October 13, 2018 | 17:53

Beijing has been keen for global carmakers to invest more in China and has also eased restrictions that cap foreign ownership of electric vehicle businesses at 50 percent. Brilliance Auto, a state-owned vehicle company headquartered in Shenyang, briefly dropped 30 per cent to HK$7.51 on Friday morning before recovering slightly to close 27 per cent lower at HK¥7.90.

by | October 13, 2018 | 13:23

The EU says there needs to be major progress at a summit in Brussels next week if the two sides are to strike a divorce deal before Brexit day. But the Guardian and Daily Telegraph reported that the option of a potential extension was being considered by negotiators in Brussels to allow extra time to drawn up a deal on the future UK-EU relationship - and avoid the need to use a controversial "backstop" arrangement to avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland .

by | October 13, 2018 | 12:37

Ahead of the departure at midnight local time, some passengers told the AFP news agency they were anxious about finding ways to pass the flight time. "If I can survive this flight, it's a great way to save some time". "Even though it costs more for an airline to fly over a hub, they'll always charge you less because of the disadvantage of going via somewhere else".

by | October 13, 2018 | 11:40

Inflation, based on the Consumer Price Index (Combined) had stood at 3.28 per cent in September previous year. In September, consumer prices rose 3.77 percent from a year earlier, compared with a 3.69 percent increase in August, the Statistics Ministry said on Friday.

by | October 13, 2018 | 10:34

A business class ticket entitles passengers to two meals, and the choice of when they are served, plus refreshments in between. Premium economy fares get three meals at fixed times, with refreshments in between. Qatar Airways is delighted to have upgraded five of its previously ordered A350-900 to the more recently launched A350-1000. The A340-500 it was using at the time used a lot of fuel and eventually the route became too expensive to run.

by | October 13, 2018 | 10:31

The last time Atlas was featured in a video , the robot surprised viewers when it performed backflips as easily as it walked back on November 16. In the video description, Boston Dynamics describes the software that is turning Atlas the Robot into an American Ninja Warrior. Again showing off its ability to launch using one foot, Atlas does its very best Jessie Graff impression by jumping up a three-step platform alternating between its right and left foot on the way up while ...

by | October 13, 2018 | 10:26

According to a company blog post , attackers found a vulnerability in the code and used Facebook's "View As" feature to steal access tokens created to allow people to stay logged in. Earlier this week the company said it had purged roughly 800 accounts and publishers that were sending out politically-motivated spam about the upcoming USA midterm elections, sparking renewed controversy that Facebook is censoring political speech.

by | October 13, 2018 | 00:48

Ikea noted that it has seen continued growth despite a challenging and changing retail environment, with customers continuing to travel to Ikea stores to touch, try, shop and be inspired by their home furnishing solutions. Its first store is planned to open in Santiago in Chile in late 2020 and locations in Lima in Peru and Bogota in Columbia will then likely follow, he said.