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New Zealand Gets Ready to Appoint World's Youngest Female Leader

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The 37-year-old daughter of a New Zealand police officer is set to become the latest member of a new generation of leaders to take power in some of the world's most developed countries. Jacinda Ardern cut a deal to form a government with…

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Tillerson Signals Impatience With China on North Korea, Trade

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled the Trump administration's growing impatience with China on issues from North Korea to trade, saying now's the time to go public with concerns that the U.S. has raised privately with the country's…

As ISIS Nears Defeat, Old Rivalries Flare Up With Oil at ...

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In 2014, when Islamic State rushed into northern Iraq, the region’s rival factions and their international backers turned their attention to defeating ...

Tillerson Faults Saudi-Led Bloc for Failing to End Qatar ...

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has little hope that a Saudi Arabia-led bloc’s standoff with Qatar will end anytime soon, blaming the four countries ...

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Explaining the Brexit Bill—and Whether Britain Will Pay Up

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A statue of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill casts a long shadow in front of the Houses of Parliament in London. Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said it's about 60 billion…

As Kirkuk's Governor Is Forced to Flee, Iran Moves In

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Baghdad and Washington say the invasion has been no big deal. The Kurds beg to differ. by. Eli Lake. @elilake More stories by Eli Lake. October 19, 2017, 9:28 AM PDT. A man without a home. Photographer: Marwan Ibrahim/AFP/Getty Images.…

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Iraq's Oil Exports via Turkey Dwindle as Kirkuk Fields Stay Shut

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Crude exports from northern Iraq fell again, and output remained curtailed in the nation's disputed Kirkuk province. Oil Ministry engineers worked to replace computers and other critical equipment missing from fields in Kirkuk that…

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China Propels Global Economy Through Best Performance in Decade

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Zhou said the driving force behind China's second-half acceleration would mainly be household consumption. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg. China's robust expansion is boosting a global economy that's already racking up its best…

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Oil Slips as US Product Stockpiles Build, Traders Take Profit

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Oil dropped in New York, snapping four days of gains, as traders took profit amid disruption in Iraq and U.S. product inventories grew. Futures fell as much as 1.7 percent after rising almost 3 percent the past four sessions. Gasoline…

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Brexit Bulletin: Showdown at Dinner - Bloomberg

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EU diplomat puts chances of breakthrough in December at just 50-50 Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter ...

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Brexit Blame Game Is Really a Clash of Cultures

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With boozy briefings, shorts on hot days, a soccer shirt as a gift and as a little paperwork as possible, is it any wonder the British approach to Brexit talks raised eyebrows? Rather than downplaying the gravity of the U.K.'s most complex…

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Iraq Turmoil Threatens Billions in Oil Trader Deals With Kurds

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The crisis unfolding around the Iraqi city of Kirkuk has left some of the world's largest commodity trading houses worried the country's autonomous Kurdish region will struggle to repay billions of dollars in cash-for-oil loans. The…

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India's Capital Chokes on Its Mistakes

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For most Indians, the festival of Diwali is well worth the wait. Houses are brightly lit, boxes of sweets are exchanged -- and accounts for the year are closed. The Hindu festival of lights also heralds the beginning of winter, the few…

Wednesday, Oct 18

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How Trump Getting His Way on Nafta Would Reshape the Auto Sector

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Mexico, Canada and the U.S. are at loggerheads after the latest round of Nafta negotiations, with America's neighbors rejecting hard-line proposals by the Trump administration that risk throwing automotive trade on the continent into…

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Political Prisoner or Jailed Politician? It's Catalans' Spin Battle With Spain

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As soon as judges in Madrid jailed Catalan activists Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart this week, the separatists' media machine swung into gear. In state-sponsored broadcasts and on social media, the Catalans closed ranks as the battle of…

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Russian Money Talks. America Was All Ears.

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The biggest Russian threat to Western institutions doesn't come from disinformation or the clever use of social networks but from a certain kind of money that, by its very nature, corrupts everything it touches. To understand how that…

Nafta Gets a Welcome Reprieve

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Good news: The North American economy has been granted a stay of execution. Negotiations to revise Nafta, which seemed close to collapse not so long ago, have been extended into next year. The U.S. should use this pause to rethink its…

Netanyahu’s Challenge: Help Trump Fix or Scrap the Iran ...

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Israel is wasting no time in trying to translate Donald Trump’s call for a tougher approach to Iran into action. The government is making a diplomatic ...

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Madrid Should Give Persuasion One More Try

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In his standoff with Catalonia's separatist leaders, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has set a deadline of Oct. 19 for the other side to back down, threatening that Madrid will otherwise suspend the region's autonomy and impose direct…

Catalan Uncertainty Is Putting Deals In Doubt

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Spanish dealmakers enjoying a boom in mergers and acquisitions this year have encountered an unexpected problem: Catalonia’s bid for independence. The volume of transactions involving Spanish targets surged 83 percent to $62 billion this…

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India's Special Diwali Trading Doesn't Always Bode Well

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As India celebrates Diwali, the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. and BSE Ltd. will both open for about an hour of auspicious trading on Thursday, as investors make ceremonial purchases marking the festival of lights and the start of…

Tuesday, Oct 17

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Tsipras Says He Didn't Feel 'Threatened' by Trump

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that he and Donald Trump had a “productive” meeting on Tuesday and that he didn't feel threatened by the U.S. president he once said he feared would be “evil.” Trump and Tsipras return to the Oval…

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Xi Plans to Turn China Into a Leading Global Power by 2050

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President Xi Jinping warned of “severe” challenges while laying out a road map to turn China into a leading global power by 2050, as he kicked off a twice-a-decade party gathering expected to cement his influence into the next decade. In a…

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Kim's Nukes Are a 'Recipe for Disaster,' US Admiral Says

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The top U.S. military commander in the Pacific warned the situation in North Korea is a “recipe for disaster,” as the region prepares for Donald Trump's first visit to the region as president. Admiral Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific…

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Brexit Bulletin: Breakdown Ahead? - Bloomberg

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U.K. team is said to see a breakdown in talks if EU doesn’t compromise Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on ...

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May's Dinner With Juncker Yields Few Signs of Brexit Progress

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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's attempt to unblock stalled Brexit talks by traveling to Brussels to see European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker yielded little, with both sides issuing a statement that entrenched their previous…

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North Korea Warns That Nuclear War Could ‘Break Out Any Moment’

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North Korea warned that a nuclear war “may break out any moment” as the U.S. and South Korea began one of the largest joint naval drills off both the east and west coasts of the peninsula. Kim In Ryong, North Korea’s deputy ambassador to…

Monday, Oct 16

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US Raises Alarm as Iraq Army Seizes Oil-Rich Kirkuk From Kurds

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President Donald Trump signaled increasing U.S. alarm about the situation in northern Iraq after forces loyal to Baghdad seized the headquarters of Kirkuk's provincial administration on Monday, threatening to escalate tensions over Kurdish…

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Trump's Neutrality Only Deepens the Kurdish Crisis

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President Donald Trump said the U.S. would stop Iran's meddling in the Middle East. Great. Now's his chance. Since he spoke on Friday, the Iraqi army and Iran-backed Shiite militias have moved on the northern city of Kirkuk, responding to…

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Spain Seeks Jail for Catalan Police Chief as Rebels Plow Ahead

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Spain’s National Court ordered the Catalan police chief to surrender his passport after finding evidence that his force spied on its rivals in Madrid. A judge in the Spanish capital told Josep Lluis Trapero to report back to the court…