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Amazon fires: Fines for environmental crimes drop under Bolsonaro
August 24, 2019
The government is accused of ignoring illegal deforestation and burning in the Amazon.

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French police fire tear gas, water cannons at anti-G7 protesters
August 24, 2019
French riot police used water cannons and tear gas on Saturday to disperse anti-capitalism protesters in Bayonne, near the resort of Biarritz where President Emmanuel Macron and G7 nation allies were meeting for a three-day summit.
Britain sends another warship to boost presence in the Gulf
August 24, 2019
Britain is sending another warship to the Gulf to defend freedom of navigation, the defense minister said on Saturday, after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in the region.
Ethiopia's opposition parties criticize election law changes
August 24, 2019
Ethiopian lawmakers on Saturday revised election laws to pave the way for polls next year, but some opposition parties said the changes would make it more difficult for them to challenge the ruling coalition.
Squabbles erupt as G7 leaders arrive for summit in France
August 24, 2019
Squabbles erupted among G7 nations on Saturday even before their leaders had gathered for an annual summit, exposing sharp differences on global trade tensions, Britain's exit from the EU and how to respond to the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest.
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WORLD • Business
Arun Jaitley, a Confidant of India's Modi, Dies at 66
August 24, 2019
India’s former finance minister Arun Jaitley—the key troubleshooter for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party—died after a prolonged illness.
World Leaders Meet in France Amid Divisions Over Trade, Environment
August 24, 2019
World leaders are gathering at the G-7 summit in Biarritz as frictions are heightening over economic policies and the burning rain forest.
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After the Capital One Breach, Should Big Business Fear the Public Cloud?
August 24, 2019
Experts explain the cybersecurity lessons other companies can take away from the bank's data breach.
Apple’s Quiet Summer Will Soon Give Way to New iPhones, Macs, and More
August 24, 2019
And all the other Apple headlines this week.
Why One of Asia’s Richest Men Is Buying a British Pub Business Right Before Brexit
August 24, 2019
Li Ka-Shing is paying $5.5. billion for Greene King as the U.K. barrels toward a no-deal Brexit.
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WORLD • Markets
Dollar tumbles as US-China trade tension intensifies
August 23, 2019
The U.S. dollar dropped broadly on Friday after President Donald Trump ordered U.S. companies to start looking for an alternative to China after Beijing imposed more tariffs on American goods.
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Dollar tumbles as US-China trade tension intensifies
August 23, 2019
The U.S. dollar dropped broadly on Friday after President Donald Trump ordered U.S. companies to start looking for an alternative to China after Beijing imposed more tariffs on American goods.
Gold soars 2% after Powell speech, Trump tweets
August 23, 2019
Gold surged 2% on Friday as investors interpreted U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's speech as leaning towards a dovish monetary policy stance and President Donald Trump's latest comments exacerbated trade tensions with China.
Oil prices slide 2.1% as US-China trade war escalates
August 23, 2019
Oil prices fell on Friday after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs against about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods, marking another escalation of a protracted trade dispute between the world's two largest economies.
Yield curve inverts again Friday as Trump reignites fears the trade war will lead to a recession
August 23, 2019
Yields slipped after Powell said the central bank will continue to act as appropriate to sustain the economic expansion.
Dow plummets more than 600 points after Trump orders US manufacturers to leave China
August 23, 2019
Stocks dropped after Donald Trump ordered that U.S. manufacturers find alternatives to their operations in China.
European stocks close lower as US-China trade tensions escalate
August 23, 2019
European stocks closed lower on Friday as trade tensions between the world's two largest economies heightened.
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WORLD • Economy
Tusk warns G7 must end ‘senseless’ transatlantic disputes
August 24, 2019
European Council president says global leaders face ‘difficult test of unity and solidarity’
Lloyds-Schroders wealth management staff battle IT problems
August 24, 2019
Joint venture billed as key part of the FTSE 100 groups’ efforts to boost growth

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WORLD • Opinion
Is Peace with the Taliban Possible?
August 23, 2019

US President Donald Trump desperately wants to disentangle America from a seemingly unwinnable war in Afghanistan, preferably through a political settlement with the Taliban. But it is doubtful that the Taliban would be able to control other armed opposition groups or enlist the support of a cross-section of Afghanistan’s diverse population.

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They Were Freed From Death Row. Republicans Put Them Back.
August 24, 2019
The North Carolina Supreme Court will hear a case next week that’s a matter of life or death for some inmates of color.
Trump Told U.S. Business to Leave China. This Is Why They Can’t.
August 24, 2019
The country offers irresistible convenience and a huge domestic market. Still, slowly but surely, some companies are cutting ties.
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