October 6, 2017 / 10:56 AM / in 3 months

Friday Morning Briefing

President Trump describes a “calm before the storm”, the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winner is announced and Britain’s Prime Minister faces a plot to topple her.

Washington

“You guys know what this represents?” President Trump said after journalists gathered in the White House state dining room to photograph him and first lady Melania Trump with the uniformed military leaders and their spouses. “Maybe it’s the calm before the storm,” he said. What storm? “You’ll find out,” Trump told questioning reporters.

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Trump expected to decertify Iran nuclear deal, official says

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Discord among republicans already weighs on Trump’s tax plan

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U.S. gun lobby agrees to examine ‘bump stocks’ after Las Vegas massacre

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Tracking the U.S. economy under Trump in seven charts

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World

The Norwegian Nobel Committee, warning of a rising risk of nuclear war, awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday to a little-known international campaign group advocating for a ban on nuclear weapons.

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British Prime Minister Theresa May should quit to save the Conservative Party from losing the next election and 30 of her lawmakers back a plot to topple her, a former chairman of her party has said.

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Catalan parliament to defy Spanish ban on independence debate, official says here

Australians give up 51,000 illegal guns as govt stands by tough laws here

Debris and dust: Raqqa ‘sacrificed’ to defeat Islamic State

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MID PIC

Action sports performer Travis Pastrana somersaults on his motorbike as he jumps between two barges on the River Thames with the O2 Arena sports venue seen behind, in London, Britain, October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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Business

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Wall Street’s top regulator, has discovered a vulnerability in its corporate filing database that could cause the system to collapse, according to an internal document seen by Reuters. here

World stocks fell for the first time in eight days on Friday, as jitters about Catalonia’s push to separate from Spain returned to Europe and bets on higher U.S. interest rates sent the dollar to its highest since mid August. here

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma expected to dim U.S. jobs growth in short term here

Bankrupt U.S. retailers begin to catch a break here

Autos

Exclusive: Japanese carmaker Toyota intends to build its next generation Auris car at its British car plant on the assumption that the government will secure a transitional Brexit deal, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Ford delays Fiesta recall in China due to spare part issues: media

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Japan transport ministry finds flawed procedures at five Nissan plants

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Podcast: Viewsroom - Building the car for the future

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