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Houston Astros’ AJ Hinch ‘very disappointed’ over report of exec’s alleged Roberto Osuna comments

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Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch on Tuesday criticized the leadership of his own franchise after a series of bungled responses to a report alleging a team executive used a player accused of domestic abuse to taunt female reporters in the celebratory aftermath of the team’s American League Championship Series win Saturday. Hinch addressed the report Tuesday before leading his Read More

Russia ‘filling the gap’ left by retreating US under Putin-Erdogan deal on Syria

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With the US disentangling itself from Syria and effectively leaving Kurds at the mercy of Ankara, Moscow has filled the gap, cementing its position in the region with a ‘historic’ deal, analysts told RT. “The Sochi agreement has cemented the Russian-Turkish cooperation in Syria, also effectively reducing the American influence in the country,” political analyst Read More

UK cyber-centre targets payment card fraud

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Britain’s cyber-defence centre has thwarted more than one million cases of suspected payment card fraud in the last year, its annual review reveals. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said a dedicated anti-fraud effort stopped the cards being abused. It said it had stopped more than 1,800 cyber-attacks aimed at UK citizens and businesses in Read More

Assad visits frontline in Idlib, vows to retake all of Syrian land (PHOTOS)

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Syrian President Bashar Assad has visited the frontline in the Idlib province – the last major stronghold of the militants. He then sent a clear message to Ankara that the Damascus intends to regain all of its land. Assad made the surprise visit to the frontline on Tuesday. He met the troops west of the Read More

AUTOSHOW-To go big on EVs, Japanese car makers think super-small

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TOKYO (Reuters) – As global automakers race to put long-range electric vehicles on highways amid stricter emission laws, Japanese rivals are taking a niche approach and steering towards cheaper, pint-sized runabouts to make costly battery technology more accessible. FILE PHOTO: Toyota Motor’s logo is pictured at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo, Japan October Read More

WATCH farmers roll out HUNDREDS of tractors in German cities protesting new eco-rules

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Disgruntled farmers blocked traffic by driving tractors through German cities in protest of new environmental regulations aimed at protecting birds and insects. The protests took place in 17 cities across Germany, with the largest rally held in the western city of Bonn, where the Agriculture Ministry HQ is located. Angry farmers rolled out around 1,000 Read More

Pentagon to create ‘AI assistant’ to help tank crews navigate & MAKE DECISIONS in battle

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The US Army is working on all-seeing artificial intelligence that would analyze combat data and calculate how to gain supremacy in tank warfare. The project was launched amid growing concerns about using AI in real war. The brand new program, dubbed Project Quarterback, is aimed at providing tank crews with an AI assistant that would Read More

China will keep door open to foreign investment, global industry despite trade war

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China will take steps to safeguard its interests, but won’t close its door to foreign investment and the global industry despite trade frictions with the United States, a Chinese official said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Chinese staffers adjust U.S. and Chinese flags at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Thursday, Feb. 14, Read More

Morning News Call – India, October 22

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To access a PDF version of this newsletter, please click here here If you would like to receive this newsletter via email, please register at: here FACTORS TO WATCH 10:15 am: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant at FICCI event in New Delhi. 5:45 pm: Axis Bank earnings simulcast in Mumbai. LIVECHAT - ECB PREVIEW TS Read More

Drug firms avert landmark opioid trial as talks on $48-billion settlement set to resume

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CLEVELAND (Reuters) – Four large drug companies could resume talks on Tuesday to try to reach a $48 billion settlement of all opioid litigation against them, after agreeing with two Ohio counties to a $260 million deal to avert the first federal trial over their role in the U.S. opioid epidemic. Drug distributors AmerisourceBergen Corp, Read More