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North Korea agrees to shut missile site, says Moon
September 19, 2018
Kim Jong-un, speaking after talks with South Korea's president, also says he hopes to visit Seoul soon.

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Nigerian military struggles against Islamic State in West Africa: sources
September 19, 2018
Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks, security and military sources say, forcing a turnaround in the course of an insurgency which the government has frequently claimed to have vanquished.
Britain cannot accept UK separation in any Brexit border proposal: source
September 19, 2018
Britain welcomes the EU's commitment to finding a solution to the border on the island of Ireland after Brexit but any proposal cannot separate Northern Ireland from mainland Britain, a government source said on Wednesday.
Calls grow for U.N. action on China's Muslim 're-education camps'
September 19, 2018
France and Germany have called on China to close "re-education camps" in its restive far western region of Xinjiang where up to one million Uighurs and other Muslims are thought to be held for political indoctrination as pressure grows for UN action.
British PM May to reject EU's 'improved' Irish border offer: The Times
September 19, 2018
British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to reject an improved offer from the European Union on how to solve the operation of the Irish border after Brexit, the Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.
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China Retaliates With Tariffs on $60 Billion of U.S. Goods
September 19, 2018
The Chinese government said Tuesday it plans to impose new tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. exports, prompting President Trump to reiterate a threat to punch back by hitting Chinese goods worth more than four times that much.
Bank of Japan Maintains Promise to Keep Extremely Low Rates for 'Extended Period'
September 19, 2018
The central bank decided to stand pat on policy after making a number of tweaks in July to prepare for a longer-than-expected fight to lift inflation, which has yet to reach the central bank’s 2% target.
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A Money-Laundering Mega-Scandal Has Forced the CEO of Denmark’s Biggest Bank to Resign
September 19, 2018
He's quitting over a scandal that allowed massive money-laundering of Russian cash.
The U.K. Could Be a ‘Global Center’ for Bitcoin If Its ‘Wild West’ Nature Is Tamed, Lawmakers Say
September 19, 2018
The U.K. Treasury Committee made the assessment as it called for more regulation.
‘It’s Going to Be a Mess.’ Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Says U.S.-China Trade War Could Last 20 Years
September 19, 2018
His warning came just hours after the Trump Administration issued a new round of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods.
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WORLD • Markets
US Treasury yields edge higher ahead of economic data
September 19, 2018
U.S. government debt prices fell into the red on Wednesday.
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US Treasury yields edge higher ahead of economic data
September 19, 2018
U.S. government debt prices fell into the red on Wednesday.
Wall Street set for a slightly upbeat open, as US-China trade concerns simmer
September 19, 2018
U.S. stock index futures eked out minor gains ahead of Wednesday's open, lifted by positive sentiment seen in markets overseas.
European markets open higher, brushing off trade dispute
September 19, 2018
European markets opened higher on Wednesday with investors appearing to brush off escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China.
Oil holds near $80, supply concern expected to underpin prices
September 19, 2018
U.S. crude inventories rose by 1.2 million barrels to 397.1 million in the week to Sept. 14, according to data released on Tuesday by the American Petroleum Institute (API). 
Gold gains as dollar demand eases, markets discount trade dispute
September 19, 2018
Gold prices rose on Wednesday along with equities as the U.S. dollar softened, with markets showing little worry over the latest escalation in the U.S.-China trade war.
Dollar at two-month highs against yen on trade war relief
September 19, 2018
The dollar held at a two-month high against the Japanese yen and commodity currencies rose on Wednesday.
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WORLD • Economy
Chinese premier offers sweeteners to foreign investors
September 19, 2018
Li Keqiang’s pro-business pledges come a day after Trump ratchets up trade war

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WORLD • Opinion
The Emerging World’s High Achievers
September 18, 2018

Development economists have long sought to identify the “secret sauce” that enables certain economies to achieve more stable and robust growth than their counterparts. A comparison among the 18 highest-performing emerging economies provides powerful insights into what that formula might be.

International Editorial
What the Kavanaugh Accusations Mean for Red-State Democrats
September 19, 2018
Things just got a lot more complicated for Joe Manchin.
A Nuclear Bomb Inside the Vatican
September 19, 2018
I am not a Catholic, but the Holy City filled me with awe. I wonder what its leader thinks of me, though.
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