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Obama and Bush decry deep US divisions without naming Trump
October 20, 2017
Comments by the two ex-presidents are seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump's leadership.

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Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy in response to independence threat
October 19, 2017
MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain's central government said on Thursday it would suspend Catalonia's autonomy and impose direct rule after the region's leader threatened to go ahead with a formal declaration of independence if Madrid refused to hold talks.
Exclusive: New data shows race disparities in Canada's bail system
October 19, 2017
TORONTO (Reuters) - Black people in Canada’s most populous province spent longer behind bars awaiting trial than white people charged with many of the same categories of crimes in each of the past five years, according to data obtained by Reuters.
Putin dials up anti-U.S. rhetoric, keeps mum on re-election
October 19, 2017
SOCHI/MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin launched one of his most stinging critiques of U.S. foreign policy on Thursday, listing what he called some of the biggest betrayals in U.S.-Russia relations.
North Korea warns threats a 'big miscalculation' in letter to Australia lawmakers
October 19, 2017
SYDNEY (Reuters) - North Korea has sent a letter to Australia's parliament, warning it is a nuclear power and will not be cowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to destroy it, according to a copy of the letter published in an Australian newspaper on Friday.
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WORLD • Business
WeWork: A $20 Billion Startup Fueled by Silicon Valley Pixie Dust
October 20, 2017
The office-space provider’s 38-year-old CEO sells tech investors on his vision for communal workplaces that appeal to millennials—while critics call it an overvalued real-estate play.
Chevron Temporarily Suspending Operations in Iraqi Kurdistan
October 20, 2017
Chevron is temporarily suspending its operations in Iraqi Kurdistan, as an Iraqi backlash against Kurdish independence is quickly reordering the region’s booming energy business.
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Angela Merkel Has Sent a Positive Signal to Theresa May on Brexit Talks
October 20, 2017
"These talks are moving forward step by step," she said.
People Can’t Stop Playing This Game That Lets You Clap for Chinese President Xi Jinping
October 19, 2017
A mobile app has racked up over 400 million plays.
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Just Tweeted an Epic Troll of the U.K. Over Brexit
October 19, 2017
He's going to be spending "a lot more time" in Frankfurt, he says.
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WORLD • Markets
Kiwi hits 5-month low, pressured by policy uncertainty
October 20, 2017
The New Zealand dollar hit a five-month low, dogged by uncertainty over the new government's economic policies.
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Kiwi hits 5-month low, pressured by policy uncertainty
October 20, 2017
The New Zealand dollar hit a five-month low, dogged by uncertainty over the new government's economic policies.
Major indexes in Asia climb as Kiwi dollar falls to multi-month lows
October 20, 2017
Asian shares rose on Friday after stocks on Wall Street wobbled and European stocks stumbled overnight.
Gold prices hold firm as dollar sags
October 20, 2017
Gold prices held onto most gains after a report President Trump was leaning toward a less hawkish candidate as the next Fed chair.
Oil prices edge up on signs of tightening market
October 20, 2017
Oil markets edged up on Friday, recovering some of the previous day's losses.
US crude dives 1.4%, settling at $51.29, as traders take profits after recent gains
October 19, 2017
Oil prices slipped on Thursday as traders booked profits, but held onto most of their recent gains.
Dow ekes out record close, erases 104-point deficit as Street bets on more gains from earnings
October 19, 2017
The Dow Jones industrial average eked out a record close on Thursday, erasing sharp losses.
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Daily briefing: Xi’s power, Google’s Lyft bet and gene therapy
October 19, 2017
Communist party seeks to cement its control over society
Zombie ideas about Brexit that refuse to die
October 19, 2017
It is fanciful to suppose the UK could survive without a favourable deal with the EU

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WORLD • Opinion
Is Vladimir Putin Losing His Grip?
October 19, 2017

In recent decades, as President Vladimir Putin has entrenched his authority, Russia has seemed to be moving backward socially and economically. But while the Kremlin knows that it must reverse this trajectory, genuine reform would be incompatible with the kleptocratic character of Putin’s regime.

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The Self-Dealing Presidency of Donald Trump
October 20, 2017
A federal court on Wednesday heard the first-ever lawsuit to accuse a president of violating the emoluments clauses of the Constitution.
A Chance to Defuse the Catalonia Crisis
October 20, 2017
The leaders of Spain and Catalonia have made their point. Now it’s time to show true leadership.
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