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Aramco showcases oil-attack recovery but damage remains

A visit to the Khurais oil field on Saturday revealed gleaming stabilization towers, four of which were hit in the strike by missiles and drones on Sept. 14. While one of the towers shown to reporters remained a charred wreck, Aramco insisted that the site is now able to operate at full capacity for limited periods.

SpaceX’s Elon Musk and NASA chief reconcile after public skirmish

“This is a big deal for our country,” Bridenstine said alongside Musk and the two astronauts assigned to fly on SpaceX’s first-ever crewed flight. “We have to get it right.”

From zero to hero: Pakistan bonds evoke Egypt’s success tale

Attempts at economic reforms, support from the International Monetary Fund and interest rates topping 13% make the nation’s fixed income attractive amid a surge in the world’s pool of negative-yielding debt.

Millions brace for unprecedented power cuts in California

The outages will hit 34 counties, including much of the San Francisco Bay area, triggering a scramble by residents to prepare for what may be days without power.

Boris Johnson warned against big tax cuts as UK faces no-deal shock

The budget deficit is already set to exceed 50 billion pounds and that could easily double within a year if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a transition deal

HSBC to cut up to 10,000 jobs to slash costs, Financial Times reports

The job cuts -- on top of 4,700 redundancies flagged earlier -- could be unveiled when HSBC reports its third-quarter results later this month, according to the FT.

World’s best-run pension funds say it’s time to start worrying

The warning comes as pension firms across Europe struggle to generate the returns they need to cover their growing obligations.

Donald Trump kills a tariff loophole in latest blow to renewable energy

The U.S. Trade Representative said Friday it was eliminating a loophole granted about four months ago for bifacial solar panels, which generate electricity on both sides. They’ll now be subject to the duties Trump announced on imported equipment in early 2018, currently at 25%.

Yoga Guru’s Patanjali downgraded as acquisition raises risks

Patanjali Consortium Adhigrahan Pvt. — a venture by Patanjali Ayurved and three other companies controlled by yoga guru Baba Ramdev — is taking over Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd. for 43.5 billion rupees ($614 million).

Iran boosts nuclear cooperation following diplomatic push

Following meetings with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in New York, Iran started to provide more detailed information to International Atomic Energy Agency officials charged with reviewing the country’s uranium stockpiles.

President Vladimir Putin is luring tourists to Russia with free e-visas

“My nerves were on edge because they just wouldn’t tell me what was happening with our passports,” said a tourist in the lobby of the five-star Grand Hotel Europe in St. Petersburg one recent morning, as her excited daughter negotiated the day’s itinerary with their Russian guide. “

Boris Johnson’s new Brexit plan faces litmus test in Parliament

With just 28 days to go before Brexit day, Johnson made a clear signal Wednesday he’s ready to do a deal, unveiling a compromise with enough concessions to keep the European Union at the table.

Southeast Asia’s internet economy to top $100 billion this year

The region, home to ride-hailing Grab and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s e-commerce site Lazada, includes four countries -- Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia -- in the top 10 globally in terms of time spent by users online, the study showed.

Hong Kong protester shot by police is charged with rioting

Authorities on Thursday charged the 18-year-old with rioting and assaulting a police officer amid widespread protests and violent clashes on Oct. 1.

Microsoft is looking to rewrite history on its phone business with Surface Duo

Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off its upcoming Surface Duo, a dual-screened handheld computing device, which doubles up as a smartphone.

Apple is denied tariff relief on five Mac Pro parts after staying in Texas

Apple will not be exempted from tariffs on five Chinese-made components for the upcoming Mac Pro computer, despite the company announcing that it was keeping some assembly operations in the US.

Facebook, WhatsApp will have to share messages with UK Police

The accord, which is set to be signed by next month, will compel social media firms to share information to support investigations into individuals suspected of serious criminal offenses including terrorism and pedophilia, the person said.

Tinder owner Match Group, sued for ‘deceiving consumers’, is now facing a DOJ investigation

Match, which owns Tinder and OKCupid, said it intends to cooperate in the DOJ investigation. A spokesman didn’t respond to a request seeking comment.

Crackdown leaves Egypt’s streets for Sisi rallies, not protests

At least 1,915 people have been detained, the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights said. The general prosecutor announced that about 1,000 are being questioned for attending earlier protests.

Global Warming is stunting fish, even on Antarctica’s doorstep

As tropical waters flow further south, ocean temperatures are rising even around the island state of Tasmania — stressing fish and stunting their growth.

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