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China 'training for strikes' on US targets
August 17, 2018
The Pentagon's annual report to Congress warns of Chinese military ambitions in the Pacific.

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U.N. rights chief condemns Bosnian Serb revoking of Srebrenica report
August 17, 2018
Outgoing United Nations human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein condemned a decision by the Bosnian Serb parliament to revoke a 2004 report on the Srebrenica massacre and called on lawmakers to reconsider the move which he said will damage reconciliation.
Leftists rattle rand with plan to nationalize South Africa's central bank
August 17, 2018
Opposition firebrand Julius Malema introduced a bill to nationalize South Africa's central bank, putting pressure on the ruling ANC to go through with a plan it shelved this year and rattling markets wary of threats to the bank's independence.
Afghan president congratulates armed forces for Ghazni victory
August 17, 2018
President Ashraf Ghani congratulated Afghanistan's armed forces in Ghazni on Friday for their victory over Taliban insurgents in the strategically important city after clashes that killed at least 150 soldiers and 95 civilians.
Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as new prime minister
August 17, 2018
Lawmakers in Pakistan's lower house of parliament elected former cricket legend Imran Khan as the country's new prime minister on Friday, paving the way for him to form a coalition government.
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WORLD • Business
Tesla Was Under Regulator Scrutiny Prior to Musk's Tweet
August 17, 2018
The SEC began investigating last year whether Tesla misled investors about its Model 3 car production problems and subpoenaed a parts supplier.
Trump Directs SEC to Study Six-Month Earnings Reporting
August 17, 2018
President Trump said he asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to consider scaling back how often public companies report results to investors, citing business leaders who say it could promote growth.
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Elon Musk’s Boring Company Has Asked the Trump Administration for Chinese Tariff Relief
August 17, 2018
Some tunneling machinery is only available in China.
Bayer Stock Keeps Falling as Its Monsanto Woes Stack Up
August 16, 2018
Bayer bought the chemical company earlier this year.
Facebook Admits Being Too Slow In Dealing With Its Myanmar Violence Role
August 16, 2018
Facebook will hire more Burmese speakers and build anti-hate speech AI.
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WORLD • Markets
Oil rises, but heads for another weekly loss on concerns over trade row
August 17, 2018
Oil prices rose on Friday but were heading for yet another weekly decline on concerns about slowing demand for petroleum products.
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Oil rises, but heads for another weekly loss on concerns over trade row
August 17, 2018
Oil prices rose on Friday but were heading for yet another weekly decline on concerns about slowing demand for petroleum products.
US Treasury yields slip ahead of key economic data
August 17, 2018
U.S. government debt prices ticked higher on the final trading day of this week. 
Stocks fall after Thursday’s rally as Turkish lira resumes decline
August 17, 2018
Stocks opened lower on Friday, giving back some of their sharp gains from the previous session, as the Turkish lira resumed its steep decline.
Gold heads for its worst week in more than a year
August 17, 2018
Gold recovered some ground on Friday as a weakening of the dollar relieved pressure on prices, but the metal remained near 19-month lows and looked set for its biggest weekly fall since May 2017.
Euro nudges higher as US-China trade talks calm market nerves
August 17, 2018
The euro rose for a second day in a row on Friday as hopes that next week's talks between the United States and China will ease trade tensions between the two pushed the dollar lower.
European markets lower amid geopolitical uncertainty; Kaz Minerals tumbles 13%
August 17, 2018
European stocks were lower on Friday afternoon, as Turkey's ongoing currency crisis appeared to keep investors wary of taking on riskier assets.
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WORLD • Economy
Turkey seeks ‘dialogue’ but pledges to retaliate against US sanctions
August 17, 2018
Finance ministry reiterates objection to capital controls in fresh statement

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WORLD • Opinion
Can Turkey Rewrite the Crisis-Management Rules?
August 16, 2018

Rather than sticking with the approach taken by numerous other countries – including Argentina earlier this year – by raising interest rates and seeking some form of IMF support, Turkey has shunned both in a very public manner. Unless it changes course, the government risks much wider damage – and not just in Turkey.

International Editorial
What to Care About When Everything Is Terrible
August 17, 2018
In the Trump presidency, everything is a distraction from everything else, because it all matters.
The Debt-Shaming of Stacey Abrams
August 17, 2018
Our pernicious double standard on politicians who owe money.
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