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Iraq: Baghdad and Kurds strike deal to resume Kirkuk oil exports

Oil flows from Kirkuk begin after Baghdad and Erbil agree on deal to export 50,000 to 100,000 barrels of oil per day.

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Amazon HQ2 'to be split over New York and Crystal City, Virginia'

Online retail giant reportedly plans to hire up to 50,000 employees and spend $5bn on second headquarters locations.

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Saudi to cut oil exports by 500,000 barrels per day in December

The move could send prices upwards as Russia and the US continue to break records in oil production.

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European Union extends sanctions on Venezuela for a year

EU says measures 'intended to bring political stability to country' that has seen almost two million flee since 2015.

Maduro

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What is SWIFT and why it matters in the US-Iran spat

Belgium-based SWIFT financial messaging service said it was suspending access for some Iranian banks after US sanctions.

Worldwide Interbank Financial Communications

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Bin Salman launches Saudi Arabia's first nuclear plant project

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launches project to build the first nuclear research reactor in the kingdom.

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China's Xi pledges to lower tariffs, open market access

More than 3,000 companies take part in Shanghai expo despite a worsening trade war with the United States.

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South Korea gets US exemption on Iran crude oil imports

South Korean official says waiver granted on oil imports and financial transactions with Iran's sanctioned central bank.

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China to help Pakistan avert fiscal crisis, 'more talks needed'

Pakistan's foreign reserves have dwindled, causing PM Khan to decry the financial situation he inherited.

 Li Keqiang and new Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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Russia says US sanctions 'illegal', will help Iran trade oil

Russian energy minister tells FT that Moscow will 'continue developing' its trade of Iranian oil after Monday deadline.

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