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Amazon fires: Merkel and Macron urge G7 to debate 'emergency'
August 23, 2019
The French and German leaders want the issue debated at the G7 summit, but Brazil’s leader is angry.

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Britain unlikely to change Iran stance at G7 despite Trump meeting
August 23, 2019
Britain is unlikely to alter its approach on Iran despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson meeting U.S. President Donald Trump, as the 2015 deal remains the best way to ensure Tehran does not get nuclear weapons, a British diplomatic source said on Friday.
France and Britain aim to show unity on Iran as G7 looms
August 23, 2019
France and Britain aimed to present a united front on the issue of Iran - where they have been at odds with the United States - as major world powers prepared to discuss Iran and other topics at the G7 summit.
Israeli teenager killed by bomb near settlement: Israeli officials
August 23, 2019
An Israeli teenager was killed and her father and brother were injured by a Palestinian bomb near a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israeli officials said.
As Amazon burns, Brazil's Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere
August 23, 2019
Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze but told foreign powers not to interfere.
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WORLD • Business
Global Stocks Rise, With All Eyes on the Fed
August 23, 2019
Stocks climbed at the end of a week dominated by central-bank policy, with a closely watched speech expected from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell later in the day.
Amazon Deal Opens Door to Bigger Footprint in India
August 23, 2019
Amazon has signed an agreement that would give it the option to take a significant stake in one of India’s largest retailers.
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Tired of Robocalls? You May Be Free of Them Soon
August 22, 2019
“The bad actors running these deceptive operations will soon have one call left to make: to their lawyers,” said New York Attorney General Letitia James.
VMware Agrees to Buy Carbon Black and Pivotal for Combined $4.8 Billion
August 22, 2019
The acquisitions speed up VMware’s timeline for delivering secure, multicloud application development.
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WORLD • Markets
Euro weakens, dollar rises as market awaits Fed's Powell
August 23, 2019
The euro edged lower and the dollar strengthened broadly on Friday, awaiting a keynote speech by the head of the Federal Reserve.
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Euro weakens, dollar rises as market awaits Fed's Powell
August 23, 2019
The euro edged lower and the dollar strengthened broadly on Friday, awaiting a keynote speech by the head of the Federal Reserve.
Gold set for worst week in nearly 5 months; Powell's speech in focus
August 23, 2019
Gold eased on Friday, amid a lack of clarity from the U.S. Federal Reserve on the outlook for interest rate cuts.
Oil prices nudge higher, eyes on speech by Fed chair
August 23, 2019
Oil prices clawed back the previous day's losses on Friday, with Brent nudging above $60 a barrel.
US Treasury yields rise as investors await clues from Powell speech
August 23, 2019
U.S. government debt yields were higher Friday morning, as investors await comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.
Stock futures roll over, Dow set to drop 100 points after China retaliates with new tariffs
August 23, 2019
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Friday after a report said China will slap new tariffs on U.S. goods.
European stocks higher as investors await Powell speech
August 23, 2019
European stocks traded higher Friday morning as investors await a speech from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.
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WORLD • Economy
RBS and Santander ordered to fix PPI breaches
August 23, 2019
CMA tells banks to appoint monitoring bodies after failures to adhere to rules

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WORLD • Opinion
Why the Middle East Is Betting on China
August 22, 2019

Chinese foreign policy in the Middle East is highly transactional, focusing on energy and economics, and avoiding sensitive geopolitical issues. In a region as volatile as the Middle East, however, the question is how long such an approach can be sustained.

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A Hong Kong ‘Troublemaker’ With a Clean Conscience
August 23, 2019
Jimmy Lai, alone among the territory’s elite, supports the protests and refuses to pay even token obeisance to Beijing, which calls him a “black hand” and a C.I.A. agent.
Rohingya, Italy, Brazil Fires: Your Friday Briefing
August 23, 2019
Here’s what you need to know.
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