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Trump pledges to 'handily' defeat terrorism in Afghanistan, says he won't reveal troop numbers

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President Trump said the U.S. will stay engaged in the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, against his "original instinct" to pull troops out of the country.

Asia markets mixed as investors keep an eye on Korean Peninsula, dollar steadies

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Asian indexes were mixed on Tuesday as investors focused on the Fed's symposium in Jackson Hole at the end of the week.

Global funds expanding into massive Chinese investment market

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As China's financial markets mature, major foreign financial firms increasingly want to tap the multitrillion-dollar institutional investor market there.

Lloyd Blankfein seems to be making a habit out of trolling Trump

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Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein appeared to troll President Donald Trump in yet another tweet Monday.

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BHP misses on profit, dividend; focuses on paying down debt

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Global mining giant BHP Billiton posted a five-fold rise in annual underlying profit on Tuesday.

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Trump's new Afghanistan strategy is likely to focus on counter terrorism efforts

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Counter terrorism efforts in Afghanistan are likely to be a major highlight of President Trump's address Monday evening.

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Google has no cloud business in China, which will make it hard to catch up with Amazon

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Google's decision to avoid China is preventing its cloud from competing there against Amazon, Microsoft and Alibaba.

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Ahead of big events from Samsung and Apple, Google reveals new update, Android Oreo

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Google faces some steep competition in making its artificial intelligence play, Google Assistant, the tool of choice.

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Elon Musk joins more than 100 tech bosses calling for ban on killer robots

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In an open letter to the UN, a group of 116 robotics specialists urged the organization to take action against "weapons of terror."

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Spanish police confirm Barcelona attack suspect shot dead

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Spanish police declined to confirm the report but said on Twitter shortly before that an "incident" was underway in Subirats.

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What Trump said about Afghanistan before he became president

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Trump's decision on whether to ramp up troops comes after he heavily criticized the conflict in Afghanistan.

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The US and South Korea are holding war games. Here's how North Korea might respond

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Pre-scheduled U.S.-South Korea war games are set to begin Monday.

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China might want Jeep but Trump could slam brakes on deal

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Losing the famous U.S. brand to China may not be acceptable to Washington.

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ECB's Draghi poised for speech at Jackson Hole — Here's what you need to know

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ECB President Mario Draghi will avoid exciting markets in his speech this Friday at Jackson Hole, say analysts.

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World's biggest shipping company sells oil and gas business for $7.5B

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Our live blog is tracking the markets as Maersk Group sells its energy arm to French company Total.

Asian shares subdued after Bannon departure as US-South Korea military drills begin

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Asia markets closed mixed as investors digested developments in Washington while U.S.-South Korea drills kicked off.

SoftBank's Masayoshi Son breaks the mold of conservative Japanese investors

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SoftBank has invested billions of dollars in tech companies both big and small.

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Policy divergence between these central banks could lead to a currency war, strategist warns

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Financial markets should brace themselves for a currency war if the European Central Bank and the U.S. Federal Reserve don't coordinate their policies, according to a strategist.

No sex, no gambling: China tightens rules on foreign investment

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China now has a list of what it considers the "right" kind of outbound investment as the government continues its crackdown on foreign spending.

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US may be dialing back North Korea tensions during military drills — by cutting troop numbers

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Fewer U.S. soldiers are participating in drills with South Korea in what analysts call a strategic move to calm tensions.

Monday, Aug 21

10 sailors missing after USS John S. McCain collides with 600-foot tanker

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Initial reports indicated the USS John S. McCain sustained damage to its port side, U.S. authorities said.

Japanese manufacturers are their most optimistic in a decade, poll finds

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Confidence at Japanese manufacturers rose to its highest level in a decade in August led by materials producers, a Reuters poll showed,

Trump to lay out US strategy for Afghanistan on Monday night

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President Trump will lay out his long-awaited US strategy for the war in Afghanistan in a prime-time television address on Monday night.

Sunday, Aug 20

Ron Paul: 50% stock market plunge 'conceivable,' but it's not President Trump's fault

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Wall Street may soon pay a big price for escalating tensions in Washington.

Thousands protest in Hong Kong over jailing of democracy activists

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Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were jailed for up to eight months for unlawful assembly, dealing a blow to the youth-led push for universal suffrage

Carl Icahn resigned from Trump advisor role ahead of article alleging conflict of interest

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Icahn resigned from a role as special advisor to Trump ahead of an article detailing potential conflicts of interest.

Saturday, Aug 19

BMO explains why stocks, sitting near record highs, actually look pretty cheap

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One analyst says that stocks are actually cheap according to one area of the market.

Large-scale Russian military exercises in Belarus feared to be set-up for Putin's next conquest

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There are growing concerns upcoming war games by Russia with neighbor Belarus could be a cover for something sinister.

Spanish police searching for van driver in Barcelona attack

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The driver abandoned the van and fled on Thursday after speeding along a section of Las Ramblas, leaving a trail of dead and injured among the crowds.

Lebanese army, Hezbollah declare offensives on Islamic State at Syrian border

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Any joint operation between the Lebanese army, Hezbollah and the Syrian army could jeopardize U.S. military aid Lebanon receives.

Friday, Aug 18

Reaction: Wall Street stocks on track for second weekly loss as investors focus on policy uncertainty

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Our live blog tracked news that Wall Street stocks are set for their second weekly loss as investors focus on policy uncertainty and terror attacks.

Spain terror attacks 'totally different' to other deadly incidents in Europe

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Europe has been the target of a series of deadly terror attacks in recent years, yet the nature of Thursday's attacks in Spain are "totally different", according to the managing director of a risk and security consultancy firm.

'Trump trade' can be a market headwind

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President Donald Trump may now have gotten on the market's bad side.

Spanish police kill five alleged terrorists linked to Barcelona van incident

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Cambrils is more than two hours south of Barcelona by car. It was not immediately clear how the operation was linked to the van attack in that city.

Thursday, Aug 17

ISIS claims responsibility for Barcelona attack; at least 13 dead

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A terror attack targeted Barcelona's most famous street on Thursday, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 100.

Forget North Korea - here's the other Asia flashpoint that has analysts worried

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China and India in recent months are increasingly at odds over their mountain border

Euro slips after ECB minutes show policymakers worried about euro overshoot

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Our live blog is tracking news euro hit a three-week low after the latest ECB minutes showed policymakers concerned about the overshoot in the euro when they met on July 20.

Inside the dramatic decision by corporate giants to rebuke Trump

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A powerful business council, formed by President Trump, had to disband because of the impact of his incendiary comments.