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Assam toxic alcohol deaths: 70 people die in north-eastern Indian state
February 23, 2019
Another 200 people are being treated after drinking bootleg alcohol in India's Assam state.

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Nigerian presidential rivals cast ballots in delayed election
February 23, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari and his main challenger, businessman Atiku Abubakar, cast their ballots in Nigeria's presidential election on Saturday as voting began after a week's delay in Africa's biggest economic power.
Iran says it has various options to neutralize 'illegal' U.S. sanctions: Tasnim
February 23, 2019
Iran said on Saturday it had many options to neutralize the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on its oil exports, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, adding that Tehran's clerical rulers had no plans to hold talks with Washington.
Bootleg liquor kills at least 41 on Indian tea plantation as dozens fall ill
February 23, 2019
At least 41 Indian tea plantation workers have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor after receiving their weekly wages, and 20 are critically ill in hospital, a government minister said on Friday.
North Korea's Kim sets off by train to Vietnam for summit with Trump: report
February 23, 2019
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un set off by train for Vietnam on Saturday, for his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump next week, Russia's TASS news agency reported.
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WORLD • Business
At Trump-Kim Summit, Host Vietnam Blazes Trail for North Korea
February 23, 2019
When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets President Trump in Hanoi, the venue itself will carry a message for the dictator: Cooperate with the U.S. and you will open the door to an economic transformation like Vietnam’s.
U.S.-Huawei Fight to Take Center Stage at Trade Show
February 23, 2019
A large delegation of U.S. officials is heading to Spain for the world’s largest telecommunications trade show, planning to ratchet up a monthslong offensive against Huawei that has produced mixed results.
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China Banned 23 Million People From Traveling Last Year for Poor ‘Social Credit’ Scores
February 22, 2019
They failed to pay taxes and fines, among other offenses.
Food Security and Rural Jobs Under Threat from Dramatic Loss of Biodiversity
February 22, 2019
A United Nations agency has warned of terrible consequences if we don't stop practices that kill off species we need to feed ourselves.
EU Aims to Clinch U.S. Trade Deal by End of 2019
February 22, 2019
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said a trans-Atlantic trade deal could be tied up the end of October
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WORLD • Markets
Treasury yields fall amid US-China trade talks
February 22, 2019
U.S. government debt prices rose on Friday following the release of weak economic data, and as trade talks with China continued.
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Treasury yields fall amid US-China trade talks
February 22, 2019
U.S. government debt prices rose on Friday following the release of weak economic data, and as trade talks with China continued.
Dow rises more than 180 points to retake 26,000, notches 9-week winning streak
February 22, 2019
Stocks rose on Friday as trade talks between the U.S. and China wrapped up with investors increasingly more hopeful a deal will be struck.
European markets close higher as US-China trade talks wrap up; Elekta shares dive 13%
February 22, 2019
European stocks closed slightly higher Friday afternoon, as market participants monitored trade talks between the world's two largest economies.
Oil rises 3% this week on OPEC supply cuts and US-China trade hopes
February 22, 2019
Oil prices were firm on Friday, supported by OPEC's ongoing supply cuts and hopes that Washington and Beijing may soon end their trade dispute.
Gold heads for second weekly gain on growth concerns
February 22, 2019
Gold was steady on Friday but still on track for a second weekly gain as sluggish U.S. economic data stoked worries about a global slowdown and investors awaited signals on U.S.-China trade talks.
Dollar slips as safe-haven allure eases on US-China trade comments
February 22, 2019
The dollar fell on Friday as investors took on riskier assets after top U.S. and Chinese leaders said a trade deal between their countries was likely.
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WORLD • Economy
Window for poor countries to industrialise ‘closing fast’
February 23, 2019
Benefits of cheap labour force eroding as global trade patterns shift

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WORLD • Opinion
Can Trump Make a Deal with China?
February 22, 2019

In the ongoing US-China trade talks, considerable progress has been made on several key trade issues, such as intellectual-property rights protection. But to defuse tensions in any sustainable way will require a more comprehensive approach, based on a fundamental shift in mindset.

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Finding What’s ‘Oddly Satisfying’ on the Internet
February 23, 2019
Videos of action figures melting on a waffle iron scratched an itch I didn’t know I had.
Loose Ends: My Daily Routine: Jasper Newman, 8 Months Old
February 22, 2019
No matter how successful you are, you can always grow your network, so I try to meet one new baby a day. Granted, it’s easier when you’re in day care.
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