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White House Approves a Tax Rule Meant to Help Distressed Areas

A proposed regulation could unlock billions of dollars in investment for so-called opportunity zones.

Marketwatch /
Europe Markets: Italy’s stock market ends volatile session flat as budget drama persists

Italian stocks finish a choppy session near break even after an European Union commissioner offers comments that reduced some worries of a EU-Rome ...

Reuters /
French lawmaker proposes bill to outlaw mockery of accents

A French member of parliament has proposed that mockery of accents be outlawed, after an irate politician derided a journalist's southwestern ...

Report: China targets South Korea’s largest search engine

China's crackdown on free speech is targeting South Korean web portals as video games continue to be banned, according to a South Korean press ...

Engadget /
EU approves Microsoft's $7.5 billion GitHub takeover

The EU has unconditionally approved Microsoft's $7.5 billion deal for GitHub, moving the acquisition another step closer towards ...

Washinton Post /
At charity dinner, Nikki Haley takes jabs at Trump and other political elites

Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Jeff Flake were among the targets of the outgoing U.N. ambassador’s jokes.

After failed election, Macedonia lawmakers to vote on name change

Macedonia's Parliament will vote Friday whether to push ahead with a plan to change its name to settle a decades-long dispute with Greece.

The Guardian /
California rethinks life sentences for thousands of non-violent third-strike offenders

Under controversial three-strikes law, people who commit three felonies can be jailed for 25 years even if third offence is minorCalifornia will reconsider life sentences for up to 4,000 non-violent third-strike criminals by allowing them to seek parole under a ballot measure approved by voters two years ago, according to court documents obtained ...

The Guardian /
Serena Williams' coach advocates change in rules after US Open controversy

Patrick Mouratoglou says in-match coaching would help tennisWilliams was given violation for being coached at US OpenSerena Williams’ coach says ...

Controversial interference call against Astros fan tips ALCS in Red Sox' favor

As Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts jumped against the wall and stretched to snatch it out of the air, a fan in the stands hit his glove

WATCH: Astros fan involved in a controversial interference call

An umpire ruled in favor of the Red sox after Troy Caldwell's interference with Jose Altvue's potential home run.

The pressure is on for Senate to pass a massive Asia-Pacific trade deal quickly

The push is on for Parliament to quickly ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement so that Canada can reap the benefits that come from being an early adopter of the deal — and there's a race on now to beat other countries to the punch.

Red Sox vs. Astros fan interference: Everything you need to know about the controversial call in ALCS Game 4

The call in Game 4 of the ALCS is among some of the most controversial plays in MLB playoff history

VoA /
US Stocks Slide on Saudi Arabia, Italy Concerns

U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Thursday as the European Commission issued a warning regarding Italy's budget and concerns mounted about ...

Italy's draft budget is in particularly serious breach of EU rules, Commission says

Italy's 2019 budget draft is in particularly serious breach of EU budget rules, the European Commission said in a letter to Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria on Thursday, in a step preparing the ground for an unprecedented rejection of the plan.

Politico /
POLITICO Playbook PM: Mnuchin cancels controversial Saudi trip

And the Senate Leadership Fund rakes in $37.6 million in September.

Serena's coach calls for on-court coaching

Patrick Mouratoglou, the coach at the center of Serena Williams' controversial US Open defeat, says coaching should be allowed at all tennis tournaments to make it more exciting on television and help grow the sport.

USA Today /
Most controversial calls in MLB postseason history

A fan interference call took a home run away from Jose Altuve on Wednesday night, which adds to the MLB postseason's history of controversial ...

USA Today /
ALCS Game 4 fan interference call among most controversial in MLB postseason history

Where does the ALCS fan interference call on Mookie Betts' attempted catch on Jose Altuve rank among the most controversial in MLB postseason ...

Father of man dubbed 'Jihadi Jack' says Andrew Scheer is telling 'a blatant lie' about his son

The parents of a young British-Canadian man accused of being a member of ISIS have written an open ...

Father of 'Jihadi Jack' accuses Andrew Scheer of lying about his son

The parents of a young British-Canadian man accused of being a member of ISIS have written an open ...

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Italy's Conte downplays Rome's breach of EU fiscal rules

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday its deviation from EU fiscal targets was "not large", as the European Commission warned of "particularly serious non-compliance" in its draft budget for next year.

USA Today /
Astros livid over controversial call in ALCS Game 4: 'That's a clear home run'

The Astros aren’t blaming any fan, or even an umpire’s call, but were left seething Wednesday believing that MLB cheated them out of a possible win.        

USA Today /
Was controversial ALCS Game 4 call really fan interference?

The Houston Astros believe they were robbed of a home run by Jose Altuve when umpire Joe West ruled fan interference on Mookie Betts' catch attempt.        

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