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Trump tweet row: Don't take the bait, congresswomen say
July 16, 2019
The US congresswomen attacked by the president in racially charged tweets dismiss them as a distraction.

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Japanese women are running for parliament in record numbers, but face many obstacles
July 15, 2019
When anti-nuclear activist Junko Isogai ran for office in Japan's northern Niigata region, it had an awkward dimension: not just stump speeches and chats with constituents, but entertaining potential backers.
Pompeo hopes U.S., North Korea can be 'more creative' in nuclear talks
July 15, 2019
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday he hoped both North Korea and the United States could "be a little more creative" as the two sides push to restart talks aimed at ending Pyongyang's nuclear program.
Australian model avoids U.S. prison sentence after fracas on international flight
July 15, 2019
An Australian model who was found guilty of assault after a fracas on a flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles avoided prison when she was sentenced in U.S. court on Monday.
Trump administration erects another barrier to immigrants seeking U.S. asylum
July 15, 2019
The Trump administration on Monday unveiled a new rule to bar almost all immigrants from applying for asylum at the southern border, requiring them to first pursue safe haven in a third country through which they had traveled on the way to the United States.
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WORLD • Business
Facebook Faces Bipartisan Resistance to Cryptocurrency Plans
July 15, 2019
U.S. officials ranging from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, a Republican, to Rep. Maxine Waters, the Democratic chairwoman of a powerful House committee, came out swinging against Facebook’s Libra project.
Facebook Faces Bipartisan Resistance to Cryptocurrency Plans
July 15, 2019
U.S. officials ranging from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, a Republican, to Rep. Maxine Waters, the Democratic chairwoman of a powerful House committee, came out swinging against Facebook’s Libra project.
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Microsoft Quantum Algorithm Boosts Medical Imaging
July 15, 2019
The new technique could lead to earlier diagnoses, better cancer treatment.
Alan Turing, the Father of A.I., Is the New Face of a Banknote
July 15, 2019
The mathematician was chosen from almost 1,000 eligible nominations from the field of science.
China’s Economy Grows at Its Slowest Rate Since 1992
July 15, 2019
The record low growth comes amid the trade standoff with the U.S.
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Asia stocks mixed as investors await clues from RBA meeting minutes
July 15, 2019
Investors will watch for the release of the Reserve Bank of Australia's meeting minutes, for clues on the next monetary policy move by the central bank after it cut its cash rate to a new record low in July.
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Asia stocks mixed as investors await clues from RBA meeting minutes
July 15, 2019
Investors will watch for the release of the Reserve Bank of Australia's meeting minutes, for clues on the next monetary policy move by the central bank after it cut its cash rate to a new record low in July.
Dollar modestly higher in thin summer trading; upside limited
July 15, 2019
The dollar was little changed to slightly higher on Monday in thin summer trading, with the greenback's upside potential hampered by expectations the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates at next week's policy meeting.
Gold inches down as mixed Chinese data boosts equities
July 15, 2019
Gold edged lower on Monday as global stock markets gained with investors focussing on some upbeat economic readings from mixed Chinese economic data, while a firm dollar further weighed on bullion.
Oil slides 1.1% on mixed Chinese economic data, storm impact
July 15, 2019
Oil prices fell on Monday on mixed Chinese economic data and signs that the impact of a tropical storm on U.S. Gulf Coast production and refining would be short-lived.
US Treasury yields hold steady following biggest weekly climb in three months
July 15, 2019
U.S. Treasury yields paused a sharp climb on Monday after the 10-year note posted its biggest weekly climb since April.
Stocks eke out a record close, but Wall Street remains cautious on upcoming earnings reports
July 15, 2019
Stocks slipped after reaching record highs on Monday as Wall Street remained cautious to start off the corporate earnings season.
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WORLD • Economy
Southeast Asian tech boom leaves Singapore standing
July 15, 2019
Low valuations and thin liquidity encourage companies to sell stock elsewhere
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July 15, 2019
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WORLD • Opinion
A Test Match with the Taliban
July 15, 2019

Under the tutelage of Pakistan’s military, the Taliban brought peace to Afghanistan the last time it ruled the country. But it was the peace of the graveyard, which it could establish once again – this time with the support of the United States.

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E.U. Ministers, Scrambling to Save Iran Nuclear Deal, Play Down Breaches
July 15, 2019
“There is no alternative” to the 2015 deal that President Trump has rejected and Iran is backing away from, the European Union’s foreign policy chief said.
H.M. Ershad, Former President of Bangladesh, Is Dead at 89
July 15, 2019
He assumed power as military chief in 1982 and declared himself president the next year. After being ousted in 1990, he was convicted on corruption charges.
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