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Mattis: US national security focus no longer terrorism
January 19, 2018
The defence secretary points to "growing threats" from Russia and China.

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Turkey shells Syria's Afrin region, minister says operation has begun
January 19, 2018
SUGEDIGI, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish artillery fired into Syria's Afrin region on Friday in what Ankara said was the start of a military campaign against the Kurdish-controlled area.
Iran nuclear deal cannot survive if U.S. pulls out: Russia's Lavrov
January 19, 2018
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday the Iran nuclear deal cannot survive if the United States pulls out of the agreement.
In Russia, Trump inauguration euphoria leaves lasting hangover
January 19, 2018
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A year ago on Saturday, Russian nationalists partied in central Moscow to celebrate Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States.
Could Taliban finally return to Afghan peace talks? Obstacles abound
January 19, 2018
KABUL (Reuters) - Exploratory meetings in Pakistan between a high-level Taliban delegation and a representative of a prominent Afghan politician have fueled speculation of a revival of long-stalled talks on ending Afghanistan's 16-year war that kills thousands each year.
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WORLD • Business
How a Quant Activist Shook Up Lowe's
January 19, 2018
Lowe’s said it is appointing two new board members—including a pioneer of activist investing—after talks with hedge-fund firm D.E. Shaw.
Apple's Big Cash Winners: Shareholders
January 19, 2018
Apple announced a $38 billion tax windfall for the U.S. government this week, but the biggest beneficiary of the company’s response to tax-system changes will likely be its shareholders.
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This Is How the U.S. Almost Bought Russian Natural Gas
January 19, 2018
A ship made a U-turn away from Boston containing oil from a sanctioned project in Russia
The U.K. and France Are Thumbing Their Noses at the U.S. Over Net Neutrality Repeal
January 19, 2018
Net neutrality is in Europe to stay.
A ‘Haven for Bitcoin’ Is Considering a Cryptocurrency Crackdown
January 19, 2018
Another nation grapples with how to handle digital currencies.
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WORLD • Markets
S&P 500 and Nasdaq notch record close as Street shrugs off government shutdown worries
January 19, 2018
Stocks traded higher on Friday as investors shrugged off worries about a possible government shutdown.
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S&P 500 and Nasdaq notch record close as Street shrugs off government shutdown worries
January 19, 2018
Stocks traded higher on Friday as investors shrugged off worries about a possible government shutdown.
US shutdown fears pressure dollar, on track for worst run since 2015
January 19, 2018
The dollar held steady above a three-year low, marking a fifth week of falls.
Oil posts first weekly loss in five weeks, settling at $63.37, amid concerns about rising US output
January 19, 2018
Oil prices fell about 1 percent on Friday as a bounce-back in U.S. output outweighed ongoing declines in crude stocks.
Gold up as dollar hurt by US government shutdown fears
January 19, 2018
Gold prices rose on Friday, supported by a weaker dollar amid worries about a possible U.S. government shutdown.
US futures point to a positive open; countdown to government shutdown looms
January 19, 2018
U.S. stock index futures posted gains ahead of the open on Friday, as investors paid close attention to politics.
US Treasury yields rise as political news takes the spotlight
January 19, 2018
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Friday, as investors turned their attention to the U.S. political and economic spheres.
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WORLD • Economy
US stocks eye record for steadiness on choppy political seas
January 19, 2018
Market shrugs off looming shutdown by closing in on longest streak without reversal
US stocks eye record for steadiness on choppy political seas
January 19, 2018
Market shrugs off looming shutdown by closing in on longest streak without reversal

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WORLD • Opinion
What Trump’s Tax Cut Really Means for the US Economy
January 19, 2018

Republicans and the Trump administration have promised that the tax legislation enacted in December will boost investment and the rate of GDP growth over the long term. But the new law is likely to do neither, because it is based on flawed assumptions and contains a raft of self-defeating provisions.

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Here’s Another Fine Mess They’ve Gotten Us Into
January 19, 2018
Once again, Trump and Congress cannot perform a basic task, preventing a government shutdown.
One Thing They Can Agree On — They Need to Listen
January 19, 2018
Foreign policy experts from a conservative group and a liberal group actually get together to see what they have in common.
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