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Dutch gig cancelled over terror tip-off
August 23, 2017
A Spanish van carrying gas canisters is found, after the concert is called off following an alert.

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Dutch foil possible attack on tip from Spain; no Barcelona link
August 23, 2017
AMSTERDAM/MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish man was detained by Dutch police on Wednesday after he was found driving a van with gas canisters near a Rotterdam venue where a rock concert was canceled due to a threat of a possible attack.
As Syria war tightens, U.S. and Russia military hotlines humming
August 24, 2017
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (Reuters) - Even as tensions between the United States and Russia fester, there is one surprising place where their military-to-military contacts are quietly weathering the storm: Syria.
Barcelona balances security and freedom after deadly attacks
August 23, 2017
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia, hit last week by two Islamist militant attacks which killed 15 people, is to deploy more police, install bollards in Barcelona and step up security around stations and tourist landmarks.
Air strikes near Houthi checkpoint kill at least 35 in Yemen
August 23, 2017
DUBAI (Reuters) - At least 35 people were killed in air strikes that hit a hotel near a Houthi-controled outpost outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a medic said, and a Saudi-led coalition spokesman said it conducted the strike against its Houthi adversary.
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WORLD • Business
Big Economies Are Growing in Sync for First Time in Years
August 24, 2017
For the first time in a decade, the world’s major economies are growing in sync, a result of lingering low-interest-rate stimulus from central banks and the gradual fading of crises that over years ricocheted from the U.S. to Greece, Brazil and beyond.
How Budget Carriers Transformed the Airline Industry---in 14 Charts
August 24, 2017
Low-cost players aren’t just competing with legacy companies, they are changing how, where and at what price people fly.
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Half of the UK’s Food Industry Might Bail Because of Brexit
August 24, 2017
The Brexit-inspired exodus threatens the whole sector and many have left already.
Ahead of Lee Verdict, Samsung Group Lacks Leadership ‘Plan B’
August 24, 2017
No answers about how the company would manage without de-facto leader.
Vice Chairman of Samsung Jay Y. Lee Might Go to Jail
August 24, 2017
Prisoners are expected to work - tending the flower garden is seen as a popular choice.
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WORLD • Markets
Financial experts shrug off Trump's 'red meat' threat to shut down the government
August 23, 2017
President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the government unless Congress funds his proposed border wall.
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Asia markets trade sideways following Wall Street dip on Trump government shutdown threat
August 24, 2017
Asian stocks traded sideways after President Trump's threat about a government shutdown halted a recovery in the dollar.
Oil rises 1.2%, settling at $48.41, after another weekly drop in US crude stockpiles
August 23, 2017
Oil prices rose on Wednesday as government data showed an eighth straight weekly drop in U.S. crude stockpiles.
Dow drops nearly 90 points after Trump threatens government shutdown
August 23, 2017
U.S. stocks fell after Trump said he would let the government shut down without appropriations for a border wall.
Media stocks drag European markets to close lower; WPP tumbles 11% after outlook cut
August 23, 2017
European markets closed lower Wednesday as sentiment turned negative and media stocks lagged.
Gold inches higher as focus shifts to central banker meeting
August 23, 2017
Gold prices were supported by jitters over political uncertainty in the United States.
Dollar pressured by Trump comments on government shutdown, NAFTA
August 23, 2017
The dollar fell after President Trump threatens a government shutdown, termination of NAFTA.
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WORLD • Economy
Daily briefing: German gold, Typhoon Hato, mocktails
August 23, 2017
Berlin repatriates gold stashed abroad during cold war
Donald Trump revives threat to pull US out of Nafta
August 23, 2017
President makes remarks on trade deal only days after start of renegotiation

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WORLD • Opinion
Is Violence the Way to Fight Racism?
August 23, 2017
"Antifa" activists who see violence as the answer to the far right draw parallels with the rise of fascism in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s. But if fascism is the danger, a tactic that plainly failed in pre-war Europe is not the answer.
Experts and Inequality
August 23, 2017

When the economist and investor Sir William Petty was tasked with surveying large swaths of army land, much of which lay fallow, in seventeenth-century Ireland, he ended up personally owning much of it. The "Petty problem" is alive and well today.

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