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Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings
February 22, 2018
The president also tells Florida shooting survivors he supports calls for improved background checks.

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Strikes hit Syria's Ghouta for fifth day as U.N. pleads for ceasefire
February 22, 2018
AMMAN (Reuters) - Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day on Thursday, as the United Nations pleaded for a halt to one of the fiercest air assaults of the seven-year civil war.
Iran will withdraw from nuclear deal if there is no economic benefit, deputy minister says
February 22, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - Iran will withdraw from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal if there is no economic benefit from it and major banks continue to fail to do business with the Islamic Republic, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Thursday.
Man throws grenade at U.S. embassy in Montenegro, then blows himself up
February 22, 2018
PODGORICA (Reuters) - An unidentified man threw an explosive device, probably a hand grenade, at the U.S. embassy building in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, around midnight before blowing himself up, the government said on Thursday.
Civilian witness contradicts Myanmar police on Reuters reporters' arrest: defense
February 21, 2018
YANGON (Reuters) - The first civilian to testify in the case of two Reuters reporters accused of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act contradicted police and prosecutors on Wednesday about where the pair were arrested, a defense lawyer said.
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WORLD • Business
Fed Gives Bullish Signals on Economy
February 22, 2018
Federal Reserve officials agreed last month that a strengthening economic growth outlook bolstered their plans to keep raising short-term interest rates this year, minutes from their January meeting show.
Some Companies Move to Gender-Blind Leave for New Parents
February 22, 2018
In a few corners of corporate America, companies are discarding parental-leave policies that encode distinctions between mothers and fathers, arguably holding women back at work and relegating men to secondary roles at home. Instead, they are offering gender-blind time off for all new parents.
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Why This University President Is So Concerned About Trump’s Immigration Policies
February 21, 2018
USC president Max Nikias says they are hurting education and the economy.
This North Korean Hacking Group Is Becoming a Global Threat
February 21, 2018
North Korean cyber-spy group “Reaper” is conducting espionage well beyond the Korean peninsula.
The Happiest People on Earth Are Spending More Money Than They Have in Years
February 20, 2018
It's the fastest pace after more than half a decade of negative interest rates.
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WORLD • Markets
US stocks set for a weak open as investors fret over future rate hikes
February 22, 2018
U.S. stock index futures fell into the red ahead of Thursday’s open, as talk about higher interest rates reawakened fears in U.S. markets.
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US stocks set for a weak open as investors fret over future rate hikes
February 22, 2018
U.S. stock index futures fell into the red ahead of Thursday’s open, as talk about higher interest rates reawakened fears in U.S. markets.
US Treasury yields fall amid central banking news
February 22, 2018
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Thursday.
European markets slump as US rate risk impedes sentiment; Barclays shares up 5%
February 22, 2018
European stocks were lower Thursday morning, as heightened expectations of faster interest rate hikes in the U.S. hampered risk appetite globally.
Oil falls as stronger dollar eclipses US inventory drop
February 22, 2018
Oil was dragged lower by a firmer dollar that offset support from a surprise decline in U.S. crude inventories.
Dollar climbs on Fed; heads for first weekly gain of 2018
February 22, 2018
Minutes from the Fed's January meeting showed policymakers confident in rising inflation.
Gold prices flat, U.S. interest rate outlook weighs
February 22, 2018
Spot gold traded largely flat at around $1,323.73 an ounce at 0108 GMT.
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WORLD • Economy
Daily briefing: Unilever’s Brexit, the Garlic Girls, Myanmar’s crisis of democracy
February 22, 2018
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Chinese consumers reel from markets sell-off 
February 22, 2018
FTCR Consumer Index drops as consumers prove vulnerable to asset price volatility

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WORLD • Opinion
America’s Forgotten Allies in Syria
February 21, 2018

There is no truth to Turkey's claims that the US-supported Syrian Democratic Forces pose a security threat to Turkish interests. But that hasn't stopped the international community from giving tacit support to Turkey's "Operation Olive Branch" in northern Syria, the real goal of which is to drive Kurds from the region.

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Who Has Innocent Syrians’ Blood on Their Hands?
February 22, 2018
The enablers of President Bashar al-Assad deserve scorn in light of this week’s slaughter in Ghouta.
Trump Tries to Kill Obamacare by a Thousand Cuts
February 21, 2018
Encouraging junk health policies is the latest proposal that would weaken health care while helping no one.
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