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UPDATE1: Japan, China eye leaders’ meet despite Senkaku tensions

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
UPDATE1: Japan, China eye leaders’ meet despite Senkaku tensions The Japanese and Chinese foreign ministers showed signs of improving bilateral ties in talks Wednesday, with heads-of-government talks in sight next month, despite simmering tensions over the disputed Senkaku Islands…

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North Korean submarine missile launch shows improved ability

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
North Korean submarine missile launch shows improved ability SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine on Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles), the longest flight ever by the North for…

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Clinton proposes new federal fund to combat Zika virus

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Clinton proposes new federal fund to combat Zika virus LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — As the Zika virus continues to spread, Hillary Clinton is proposing a new fund to improve the federal government’s response to major public health crises.…

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Leave Gaza now, State Department warns U.S. citizens

August 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Leave Gaza now, State Department warns U.S. citizens The State Department advised U.S. citizens to avoid Gaza and limit travel in the West Bank after a Palestinian rocket attack led to Israeli bombings in Gaza. In a travel…

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Iceland Cuts Key Interest Rate For First Time Since 2014

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Iceland Cuts Key Interest Rate For First Time Since 2014 JAKARTA (dpa-AFX) – Iceland’s central bank cut its key interest rate for the first time since 2014 as inflation is expected to remain below target. The Monetary Policy Committee of…

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Iceland Cuts Key Interest Rate By 50 Bps

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Iceland Cuts Key Interest Rate By 50 Bps JAKARTA (dpa-AFX) – Iceland’s central bank cut its key interest rate for the first time since 2014 as inflation is expected to remain below target. The Monetary Policy Committee of…

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China confirms G20 Summit to be held in Hangzhou on Sept. 4 and 5

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China confirms G20 Summit to be held in Hangzhou on Sept. 4 and 5 Beijing, Aug 24 (EFE).- The G20 Summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou (east), to be attended by leaders of the world’s largest economies, will be held on Sept. 4…

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Ukraine president reassures public of military strength on Independence Day

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Ukraine president reassures public of military strength on Independence Day Kiev, Aug 24 (EFE).- The Ukrainian president on Wednesday reassured the public in a speech that Ukraine remained strong despite two years of war in the country ahead of the…

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Turkey to fight IS, Kurdish militias in Syria, says Interior Minister

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Turkey to fight IS, Kurdish militias in Syria, says Interior Minister Istanbul, Aug 24 (EFE).- The Turkish Interior Minister said the military operation launched early Wednesday in Syria against the Islamic State was also directed against several terrorist organizations, including Kurdish…

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Gov’t retains economic assessment, upgrades view on public spending

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Gov’t retains economic assessment, upgrades view on public spending The Japanese government on Wednesday retained its assessment that the country’s economy is recovering moderately, while upgrading its view on public investment due to increasing public works projects funded by…

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