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Saudi Crown Prince Pledges $20 Billion in Deals With Pakistan on the First Stop of His Asia Tour

Saudi Crown Prince Pledges $  20 Billion in Deals With Pakistan on the First Stop of His Asia TourThe agreements come as the Saudi prince seeks to rebuild his reputation abroad



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Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour with $20 billion Pakistan investment pledge

Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour with $  20 billion Pakistan investment pledgeKicking off his tour of South Asia and China with a far higher Pakistan investment than expected, the crown prince said the $ 20 billion figure represents only the start of an economic tie-up that would bring the historic Muslim allies even closer. “It’s big for phase 1, and definitely it will grow every month and every year, and it will be beneficial to both countries,” said the crown prince. “We have been a brotherly country, a friendly country to Pakistan.



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China Seeks Talks With India to Push Asia Trade Pact, Sources Say

China Seeks Talks With India to Push Asia Trade Pact, Sources SayThe 16-country Regional Comprehensive Economic Agreement has been in the works for a while and China is keen to conclude it by end of 2019, the people said, asking not to be identified as the matter is not public. India’s wariness about a possible flood of Chinese goods, and its demand for looser immigration rules for its tech professionals remain sticking points. China’s inability to close the trade deal highlights the continuing suspicion among its Asian trading partners over Beijing’s effort to increase its influence in the region.



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Steady, Not Strong as Southeast Asia Faces Growth Risks in 2019

Steady, Not Strong as Southeast Asia Faces Growth Risks in 2019The Federal Reserve is set to keep everyone on edge as it navigates an even trickier interest-rate path in 2019, while the trade war between the U.S. and China is already hurting exports in the region. The Philippines might eke out a small gain in growth in 2019, if their bets that inflation will diminish come to fruition. “Asean growth and inflation look set to soften in 2019,” said Tamara Henderson at Bloomberg Economics.



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Asia Argento Allegedly Admitted to Sex With Minor in Text Messages

Asia Argento Allegedly Admitted to Sex With Minor in Text Messages"I didn't know he was a minor until the shakedown letter," she allegedly wrote.



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Asia Argento's Accuser Jimmy Bennett Says He Was 'Ashamed And Afraid'

Asia Argento's Accuser Jimmy Bennett Says He Was 'Ashamed And Afraid'Jimmy Bennett addressed a report on Wednesday that he was sexually assaulted



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Actress Asia Argento denies sexual relationship with underage teen

Actress Asia Argento denies sexual relationship with underage teenItalian actress and sexual abuse campaigner Asia Argento denied Tuesday having had a sexual relationship five years ago with an underage teen, calling the allegations part of “a long-standing persecution”. The New York Times reported on Sunday that Argento, 42, a Harvey Weinstein accuser and leading figure in the #MeToo movement, had paid actor and rock musician Jimmy Bennett $ 380,000 over the alleged 2013 incident at a Los Angeles hotel. Bennett was two months past his 17th birthday at the time of the alleged encounter, while Argento was 37.



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Asia Argento Denies Sexual Assault Allegation and Says Anthony Bourdain Supported Paying Accuser

Asia Argento Denies Sexual Assault Allegation and Says Anthony Bourdain Supported Paying Accuser'I have never had any sexual relationship with Bennett'



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Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid teen who made sex assault claim: report

Weinstein accuser Asia Argento paid teen who made sex assault claim: reportItalian actress Asia Argento, who became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement after accusing powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, paid hush money to a man who claimed she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, The New York Times reported Sunday. The $ 380,000 payment was made to Jimmy Bennett, an actor and rock musician, who claimed Argento assaulted him in a California hotel room in 2013, according to the Times, which cited documents sent to the paper by an unidentified party. Bennett was two months past his 17th birthday at the time of the alleged encounter, while Argento was 37.



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Actress Asia Argento denies sexual relationship with underage teen

Actress Asia Argento denies sexual relationship with underage teenItalian actress and sexual abuse campaigner Asia Argento denied Tuesday having had a sexual relationship five years ago with an underage teen, calling the allegations part of “a long-standing persecution”. The New York Times reported on Sunday that Argento, 42, a Harvey Weinstein accuser and leading figure in the #MeToo movement, had paid actor and rock musician Jimmy Bennett $ 380,000 over the alleged 2013 incident at a Los Angeles hotel. Bennett was two months past his 17th birthday at the time of the alleged encounter, while Argento was 37.



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