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Kuwait exposed to risk from volatile oil prices

June 7 (UPI) — Kuwait faces credit risks because national policies are behind the curve when it comes to supporting non-hydrocarbon growth, Moody’s Investors Service found. Early this year, Fitch Ratings found Kuwait’s credit strengths were supported by a low-price policy peg for Brent crude oil at $56 per barrel, …

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G7: May urges Trump re-think on steel tariffs

Theresa May will briefly leave her government’s Brexit turmoil behind to persuade Donald Trump to re-think US steel imports. The prime minister will be joined by her counterparts from France, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Japan as they establish a plan to convince the US President to halt the punitive tariffs …

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Republicans in tight House races feel heat from Mexican tariffs

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican tariffs are roiling U.S. congressional campaigns in states where U.S. exporters could take a hit and President Donald Trump’s Republicans face tough races in November congressional elections. Apples for sale are pictured inside a Whole Foods Market in the Manhattan borough of New York City, …

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HSE to apologise over failing in audiology services

Almost 50 families in counties Mayo and Roscommon are to receive an apology for serious failings in audiology services provided to their children, RTÉ Investigates has learned. It follows the completion of a look-back review of paediatric audiology services provided in more than 900 cases by one audiologist. The Health Service …

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Tribunal hears from editor on McCabe allegations

The Irish Times security and crime editor Conor Lally has told the Disclosures Tribunal that no garda member past or present had briefed him negatively on whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe. Mr Lally said he was extremely surprised to have been named by former garda press officer Superintendent David Taylor as …

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Some states taking electoral maps out of politicians' hands

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court is due to rule by the end of June on the contentious practice called partisan gerrymandering in which state legislators draw electoral maps designed to entrench their own party in power, but states in growing numbers already are taking action to rein in …

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