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US urges Iran's new President Ebrahim Raisi to resume nuclear talks
August 5, 2021
The state department says Ebrahim Raisi should seize the opportunity to revive a landmark 2015 deal.

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WORLD • Business
Coal Is a Gold Mine for Producers After Blistering Rally
August 5, 2021
Glencore, one of the biggest miners of thermal coal, reported record first-half earnings and expects the fuel to be a big moneymaker for the rest of the year.
Richard Trumka, Longtime AFL-CIO Leader, Dies
August 5, 2021
The president of the nation’s largest union organization was a vocal supporter of Democrats and helped shape labor policy.
Amazon Delays Return to Office to 2022
August 5, 2021
The online retail giant is the latest business to adjust return-to-work plans amid concerns about the Delta variant.

Video: Beirut Explosion Anniversary Marked by Protests, Clashes
August 5, 2021

Massive crowds gathered at the port of Beirut to commemorate the anniversary of the blast that killed more than 200 people. Groups of protesters clashed with police amid an economic collapse that has caused widespread food shortages. Photo: Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images

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WORLD • Markets
Asia-Pacific markets mixed as investors await U.S. jobs report
August 5, 2021
The closely watched U.S. jobs report for July is set to be released on Friday stateside.
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WORLD • Economy
BoE sees tight labour market as trigger for higher rates
August 5, 2021
Employment outlook has changed quickly with many companies struggling to recruit workers
BoE signals ‘modest tightening’ of monetary policy in next 2 years
August 5, 2021
Interest rates likely to rise sooner than anticipated as inflation climbs towards 4%

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WORLD • Opinion
Among India's Believers
August 5, 2021

A recent nationwide, multi-faith public-opinion survey has found that Indians value both religious tolerance and co-existence, on the one hand, and religious exclusivity and segregation, on the other. But this apparent contradiction, although astonishing to many, is in fact not entirely surprising.

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Your Friday Briefing
August 5, 2021
Iran’s new hard-line president is sworn in.
9-Year-Old’s Death in Delhi Renews Protests Against Sexual Violence
August 5, 2021
Her family accuses four men of raping her, then killing her and quickly cremating the body to hide evidence. Demonstrators in the capital say it still happens all too often.
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