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Myanmar Crisis Spurs U.N. Session, al Qaeda Threat 13 Sep 5:59pm Updated Myanmar Crisis Spurs U.N. Session, al Qaeda Threat
A push by the Myanmar military to clear Rohingya villages and drive hundreds of thousands of members of the Muslim ethnic group into Bangladesh drew censure on Wednesday from the United Nations Security Council.
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Macron Steps Up St. Martin Security in Wake of Irma 13 Sep 12:49pm Updated Macron Steps Up St. Martin Security in Wake of Irma
French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to step up security and stop a growing epidemic of lawlessness amid food and water shortages on the island following Hurricane Irma.
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Indonesia, Once a Model of Moderate Islam, Slides Toward a Harder Line 13 Sep 12:30pm Updated Indonesia, Once a Model of Moderate Islam, Slides Toward a Harder Line
Conservative Islamic groups are using political activism and charity work to build wide support for Shariah-inspired laws. Lawmakers in response are adopting a politicized form of Islam until recently more common in the Middle East.
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U.K. Jobless Rate Hits Four-Decade Low 13 Sep 10:08am Updated U.K. Jobless Rate Hits Four-Decade Low
The unemployment rate in the U.K. fell in July to its lowest level in more than four decades, fueled by increasing participation in the labor force.
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Saudi Arabia Pushes OPEC on New Tack to Curb Oil Supplies 13 Sep 10:06am Updated Saudi Arabia Pushes OPEC on New Tack to Curb Oil Supplies
In seeking to further curtail global oil supplies and lift prices, Saudi Arabia wants to shift the emphasis to exports rather than output. OPEC’s declines in exports aren’t keeping pace with production cuts, a break with past trends.
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Hurricane Irma Wreaked Havoc on Caribbean Ecology 13 Sep 9:37am Updated Hurricane Irma Wreaked Havoc on Caribbean Ecology
Irma’s powerful winds killed trees and plants by stripping their leaves and branches, uprooting and toppling them and spewing damaging saltwater onto them.
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China Prepares Sale of $2 Billion in U.S.-Dollar Bonds 13 Sep 9:21am China Prepares Sale of $2 Billion in U.S.-Dollar Bonds
China is laying the groundwork for its first sale of U.S.-dollar sovereign bonds in more than a decade, a move toward expanding its ties with global investors as its economy improves.
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Brazil Authorities Arrest JBS CEO Wesley Batista 13 Sep 9:16am Updated Brazil Authorities Arrest JBS CEO Wesley Batista
Brazilian authorities arrested the head of JBS SA, the world’s largest meatpacker, for allegedly using insider trading to profit from a massive plea deal signed earlier this year amid a corruption probe.
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EU May Take New Tack in Taxing Tech Giants 13 Sep 9:16am Updated EU May Take New Tack in Taxing Tech Giants
The EU pledged to propose new rules to tax internet giants such Google and Facebook, embracing France’s push for extra measures to squeeze more money out of large multinationals operating in Europe.
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New Zealand Politician Says He Once Taught Chinese Spies 13 Sep 7:00am New Zealand Politician Says He Once Taught Chinese Spies
A Chinese-born New Zealand lawmaker has acknowledged he once taught English to Chinese spies, an admission that comes as his party faces a closer-than-expected fight in a general election just 10 days away.
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Juncker Calls for Free-Trade Talks With Australia and New Zealand 13 Sep 4:48am Updated Juncker Calls for Free-Trade Talks With Australia and New Zealand
The European Union’s top executive proposed starting free-trade talks with Australia and New Zealand, highlighting the bloc’s push to expand its global economic links.
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U.S. Threatens China Over North Korea Sanctions 13 Sep 4:46am Updated U.S. Threatens China Over North Korea Sanctions
The Trump administration threatened to impose further sanctions on China if Beijing doesn’t do more to shut down banks and other Chinese firms aiding North Korea.
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Satellite Images: Caribbean Islands Before and After Irma 13 Sep 4:43am Satellite Images: Caribbean Islands Before and After Irma
The Category 5 hurricane left entire islands and tens of thousands of people in the Caribbean without water or electricity and reduced many homes to splinters.
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