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Australia child abuse inquiry finds 'serious failings'
December 15, 2017
Society's major institutions "seriously failed" to protect children, a landmark inquiry finds.

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While focus is on North Korea, China continues South China Sea buildup: think tank
December 15, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While attention in Asia has been distracted by the North Korean nuclear crisis in the past year, China has continued to install high-frequency radar and other facilities that can be used for military purposes on its man-made islands in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank said on Thursday.
U.N. chief presses for release of arrested Reuters journalists in Myanmar
December 15, 2017
TOKYO/YANGON (Reuters) - The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and the international community must do all it can to get them released, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday.
Trump discusses North Korea situation with Putin: White House
December 15, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Trump spoke by phone on Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the two leaders "discussed working together to resolve the very dangerous situation in North Korea," the White House said in a statement.
Two dead, several wounded in stabbing in southern Dutch city Maastricht: police
December 14, 2017
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and several others wounded by stabbings in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht on Thursday evening, police said.
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WORLD • Business
Disney to Acquire Fox Assets in Big Bet on Video Streaming
December 15, 2017
Walt Disney agreed to buy select assets of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion in stock as it moves to bolster its streaming and television businesses in a changing media landscape.
The Fed Isn't the Tax Cut's Enemy
December 15, 2017
Comments by Federal Reserve officials suggest they aren’t standing in the way of any boost that the Republicans’ $1.4 trillion tax cut delivers.
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Alphabet’s X Sells New Wireless Internet Technology to Indian State
December 15, 2017
Increasing Internet access in developing countries could be key to the company's growth.
Guess What? Vladimir Putin Is a Pro-Choice Champion
December 14, 2017
Russia's president shows the limits of his professed Orthodox faith
Here’s Another Country Planning a Big Corporate Tax Cut—With a Twist
December 14, 2017
Companies have to pay and invest more to qualify
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WORLD • Markets
Oil prices stable on tighter market, but rising US output looms for 2018
December 15, 2017
Oil markets were stable as the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea and OPEC-led production cuts supported prices.
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Oil prices stable on tighter market, but rising US output looms for 2018
December 15, 2017
Oil markets were stable as the Forties pipeline outage in the North Sea and OPEC-led production cuts supported prices.
Asian stocks come under pressure as dollar struggles
December 15, 2017
Asian indexes were mostly lower on Friday as investors turned their attention to uncertainty around U.S. tax reform.
Gold inches up as dollar slips on tax bill worries
December 15, 2017
Gold prices edged higher in Asian trade on Friday, heading for their first weekly gain in four.
Dollar stutters on wrangling over tax bill, euro hit by ECB stance
December 15, 2017
The dollar was on the defensive on Friday after wrangling over a bill to change the U.S. tax code dented confidence.
Dow snaps 5-day winning streak as worries about tax bill linger
December 14, 2017
U.S. stocks closed lower on Thursday as Wall Street awaited the final version of Congress' tax overhaul plan.
Europe markets end in the red as investors digest central banking news; utilities lag
December 14, 2017
European stocks finished Thursday's trading day in negative territory.
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WORLD • Economy
Japan business sentiment hits 11-year high
December 15, 2017
Growing exports and stronger domestic demand boost corporate sector

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WORLD • Opinion
The Dangerous Delusion of Price Stability
December 14, 2017

Since the hyperinflation of the 1970s, which central banks were right to combat by whatever means necessary, maintaining positive but low inflation has become a monetary-policy obsession. But, because the world economy has changed dramatically since then, central bankers have started to miss the monetary-policy forest for the trees.

International Editorial
Who Will Judge the Judge?
Judge Alex Kozinski stands accused of sexually harassing his female clerks and other employees for years.
In Myanmar, Echoes of Past Horrors Are Amplified
Leaders appear indifferent to international condemnation of their ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya.
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