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Thursday, Aug 16

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Trump Pushes China for Better Deal With Trade Talks Set to Resume

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President Donald Trump prodded China to offer more at the bargaining table as the two countries prepared for their first major negotiation in more than two months in an effort to head off an all-out trade war. “We're talking to China, they…

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The Paul Manafort Jury Is Now Deliberating. Here Are the Charges

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The fate of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, is in the hands of 12 jurors in Alexandria, Virginia. After a trial that began July 31, the jury began deliberating Thursday on these 18 counts: Subscribing to a…

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Vajpayee, Who Turned India Into Nuclear-Armed Nation, Dead at 93

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former prime minister who transformed India into a nuclear-armed nation and ignited a weapons race in South Asia, died Thursday. The 93-year-old had been ailing for some time ...

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China's Feisty Trade Negotiator Heads to Washington ...

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China’s man tasked with finding a breakthrough in trade talks with the U.S. is a veteran trade bureaucrat and fluent English speaker who’s called ...

11

Kudlow Says China Shouldn’t Underestimate Trump on Trade

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Donald Trump’s top economic adviser welcomed China saying it will send Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen to the U.S. for low-level talks in late August, while also adding that the president’s determ...

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Benettons Confront Italy's Populists Over Bridge Disaster

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The Benetton family vowed to fight the Italian government’s seizure of its road-toll assets in the wake of a deadly bridge collapse, in a confrontation between one of the country’s preeminent industri...

08

Oil Gets Only Small Reprieve From Revival of US-China Dialogue

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Concern over rising global crude supplies is spoiling oil's part in a commodity rebound driven by signs of easing tensions between the world's two largest economies. Futures in New York were little changed and those in London were up only…

Women's Trial in Kim Jong Nam Killing Heads to Defense Phase

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Shah Alam, Malaysia (AP) -- Two Southeast Asian women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told to begin their defense Thursday, extending the trial for several more months. Indonesia's Siti…

07

Turkey Was Ripe for a Currency Crisis. Will It Spread?

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The hurt that President Trump laid on Turkey on Aug. 10 was feather-light— a doubling of tariffs on imported Turkish steel and aluminum. Turkey sells only about $1.4 billion in primary metals to the U ...

Wednesday, Aug 15

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Thousands March in Brasilia as Lula Files Election Paperwork

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Tens of thousands of supporters of Brazil's jailed ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva marched in Brasilia on Wednesday as the Workers' Party formally registered his application to run for the presidency in October's elections. Party…

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The Latest: White House Says Turkey Treated Pastor 'Badly'

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Ankara, Turkey (AP) -- The Latest on Turkey's currency crisis (all times local):. 11:15 p.m.. The White House says "we won't forget" how Turkey has treated a detained American pastor, after a court rejected his appeal for release. Press…

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Qatar Comes to Rescue as Turkey Moves to Avert Financial Crisis

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has found a benefactor to help pull Turkey from the brink of a financial crisis as Qatar promised to invest $15 billion in the country. The lira extended gains to 6 percent after Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin…

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Qatar Pledges $15 Billion to Turkey, Helping Lira Extend Rebound

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Qatar has pledged $15 billion of direct investment in Turkey amid turbulence in the nation's markets following a spat with the U.S.. Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Al Thani has pledged the amount in his meeting with Turkish…

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Heavy Monsoon Rains Kill 67 in Southern India, Close Airport

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New Delhi (AP) -- Torrential monsoon rains have disrupted air and train services in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where flooding, landslides and bridge collapses have killed at least 67 people in the past week, officials said…

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Erdogan Cast Aside as Trump Favors Other Mideast Strongmen

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could be forgiven for wondering why he alone among traditional allies in the Middle East has been singled out for U.S. sanctions on human-rights grounds. Since taking office, the Trump administration…

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Italy Says Highway Managers Must Go After Bridge Collapse

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The Italian government called on managers at Atlantia Spa's highway-operator unit to resign following the collapse of a bridge in the northern city of Genoa that killed at least 37 people. “ Autostrade per l'Italia's top management must…

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Modi to Insure Half a Billion Indians as Elections Draw ...

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India will provide health insurance to 100 million families to help them access good quality and affordable healthcare, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said ...

09

Railways Are Path to North Korea Peace, South Korean Leader Says

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed setting up an “East Asian Railroad Community” that includes the U.S. and North Korea as he seeks to tamp down rising tensions between the two adversaries. Moon -- who plans to visit Pyongyang…

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Philippines' Duterte Won't Stop Talking About Quitting

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte keeps saying that he's tired and ready to quit. What's holding him back? He's not satisfied with his successor. “Guys, I want you to know that I am thinking of stepping down because I'm tired,” Duterte…

Tuesday, Aug 14

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Venezuela Arrests Military Officers in Failed Assassination Bid

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Two high-ranking military officials were detained in the ongoing investigation into the attempt on President Nicolas Maduro's life using explosive-laden drones, Venezuela's leading prosecutor said Tuesday. The two join a lawmaker already…

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Trump Frustrated With Erdogan's Refusal to Release Americans, White House Says

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President Donald Trump “has a great deal of frustration,” his spokeswoman said, calling again on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to release an American pastor and other U.S. citizens as a diplomatic standoff continued to weigh on…

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US Stocks Resume Climb Amid Cooling Turkey Fears: Markets Wrap

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U.S. stocks halted their longest slide since March and the dollar reached a 14-month high as investors brushed off Monday's Turkey-induced turmoil. Treasuries fell, gold gained and WTI crude hovered just above $67 a barrel. The S&P 500…

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Turkey Crisis Tests Putin's Powers in Global Game With US

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Turkey's political conflict with the U.S. and the crisis engulfing its currency offer a golden opportunity for Russian President Vladimir Putin to try to pry a key geopolitical swing state away from its western allies. It may not be that…

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Erdogan to Boycott iPhones as Turkey’s Feud With U.S. Escalates

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to boycott iPhones in a demonstration of defiance as the U.S. held firm to its demand that Turkey release an evangelical pastor and Turkish executives called for a...

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Erdogan Makes Some Worrying Friends

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Relations between the U.S. and Turkey have been deteriorating almost as fast as the Turkish lira. In a speech on the Black Sea coast Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the ultimate ...

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Lula's Party Launches All-Out Push for His Brazil Candidacy

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His supporters are descending on Brazil's capital by the busloads, his lawyers wage legal battles, and his party stages hunger strikes, sit-ins, and news conferences in defense of his right to bid for the country's top job. In public,…

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Car Crashes Into UK Parliament Barriers; Driver Arrested

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A car crashed into the barriers outside Britain's Parliament on Tuesday, leaving several pedestrians injured. Police said they arrested the driver and that the counter-terrorism unit is leading the investigation. While we are keeping an…

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Vienna Snatches Melbourne's Crown as World's Most Liveable City

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Vienna has ended Melbourne's seven-year reign as the world's most liveable city, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Austrian capital scored a near perfect score of 99.1 out of 100 in the index, whose criteria include…

Monday, Aug 13

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U.S. Warns Turkey Over Detained Pastor as Market Meltdown Drags On

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President Donald Trump’s top national security aide warned Turkey’s ambassador on Monday that the U.S. has nothing further to negotiate until a detained American pastor is freed, according to two peop...

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Putin's Wealth Shift Aims at Russian Economy's Idled Engine

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As the U.S. tightens the noose of sanctions, Russia's new plan to rewire its economy is counting on old-style state-led investment to drive growth rather than consumers. President Vladimir Putin's government wants to double the country's…