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Brexit fears send pound to new 31-year low

THE fact that the mere announcement of the Brexit timetable by Prime Minister Theresa May seemed to be enough to send the pound tumbling should be a cause for very significant concern. The UK's exit from the European Union has loomed large over the four-day conference, which began with Mrs May confirming the timing of the UK's formal Brexit trigger, which will happen before March 2017.



Votes on Raising New Jersey Gas Tax Delayed Until Friday

Gov. Chris Christie and the Democratic-controlled state legislature announced a deal last week to raise gas taxes to 37.5 cents a gallon from 14.5 cents - the first increase in almost 30 years. The tax increase would bring New Jersey gas prices roughly in line with the national average of $2.23 a gallon. The compromise tax package comes after years of growing concern about the future of funding for a declining transportation network and after months of political wrangling.


Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Colombia's president Santos

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Colombia's president Santos

He is the second Nobel laureate born in Colombia, following Gabriel García Márquez who won the prize for literature in 1982. Norway, along with Cuba, has been a sponsor of the Colombian peace process since the outset. Nobel committee secretary Olav Njoelstad said there was "broad consensus" on choosing Santos. It was the first time the peace prize went to Latin America since 1992, when the committee awarded Guatemalan human rights activist Rigoberta Menchu.


Coldplay makes a summer date at MetLife Stadium

Coldplay makes a summer date at MetLife Stadium

Since March of this year, the " A Head Full Of Dreams Tour ", produced by Live Nation Entertainment, has played to 2.5 million people across Latin America, the US and Europe. October 15. "Coldplay started its show the way most bands would end theirs, (and it) only got better from there", wrote a reviewer for New York's Newsday.



Kerry Urges Taliban to Choose Path to 'Honorable' Peace

Emphasising that lasting peace and stability could be achieved through a politically negotiated settlement, Sartaj Aziz commended the Afghan government and people for concluding a peace deal with Hizbi Islami. Under the four-year support plan, around $30 million will be provided to Afghanistan every year, which represents 0.78 percent of the annual contribution pledged by the worldwide community, the ministry said.


Rudy Giuliani thinks 'everybody' has a past of infidelity

Rudy Giuliani thinks 'everybody' has a past of infidelity

The Times obtained some of Trump's 1995 tax records, which show that he wrote off almost one billion dollars in losses. Giuliani has emerged as a top Trump ally as the Republican nominee for president prepares for a month-long sprint to election day, but that support is a rarity among Giuliani's partners.