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Trump ‘hasn’t been fair’ to OPEC, Oman’s oil minister says

Oman’s oil minister thinks President Donald Trump has given OPEC some undue flak. But echoing other Gulf ministers, Mohammed bin Hamad al-Rumhi stressed his desire to steer clear of political animosity with the American leader.

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Top US Navy officer to visit China amid heightened tensions

The U.S. Navy’s top officer will visit China beginning Sunday amid increasing frictions between the two countries’ militaries in the South China Sea.

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US government shutdown becomes longest federal closure in country’s history

The shutdown became one for the record books once the clock struck midnight and the partial government closure entered its 22nd day.

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Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse heads to Canada for asylum

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum.

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Trump defends firing ‘sleaze’ James Comey amid report FBI opened counterintelligence Russia probe

Federal investigators opened a probe into whether the president had been secretly working with Russia, The New York Times reported late Friday.

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Canadian prime minister says China not respecting diplomatic immunity in arrest case

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Chinese officials are not respecting the diplomatic immunity of one of the Canadians detained in China last month as he ramped up efforts to get them released.

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Nissan top executive resigns amid broadened investigation of ex-Chairman Ghosn

Jose Munoz, widely considered as a close ally to Ghosn and a possible successor to lead the automaking partnership between Nissan and France’s Renault, had been a “person of interest” in Nissan’s widening internal investigation.

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SpaceX plans to lay off 10% of its workforce

The company said it sees “extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead” and therefore needs to “become a leaner company.”

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US shutdown bites as federal workers miss payday

Unpaid federal employees are going to food banks, with no end in sight to the political impasse.

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Chinese consumers are taking sides in the trade war and that’s bad news for US companies: Cramer

Jim Cramer flags some pain points in the U.S.-China trade war and tells investors how to gauge progress in the ongoing dispute.