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Chopper Flight Leaves Venezuelans Mystified

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:48:45 EDT

Officials said police commando Oscar Pérez hijacked a military helicopter, flew around dropping what they said were explosives, then landed and disappeared—along with his helicopter. Beleaguered residents are skeptical. image


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Trump, South Korean President to Focus on North Korea at First Meeting

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:42:16 EDT

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump are set to meet in Washington on Thursday for the first time, an early test of their relationship following several differences over key policies.image


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Mattis Says Trump's Warning to Syria Deters Chemical Attack

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:49:15 EDT

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said the Trump administration’s warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government against using chemical weapons appears to have worked, at least for now.image


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Macron Outlines Plans to Overhaul France's Labor Laws

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:06:45 EDT

The French president, who campaigned for president on a platform of labor reform, says changes to employment regulations are needed to reinvigorate the country’s economy. image


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NATO Allies Lift Military Spending

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:56:50 EDT

Allied military spending will increase about $12 billion this year, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said moving in a direction pushed by President Trump. image


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Bank of Canada's Poloz Signals July Rate Rise in Play

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:49:30 EDT

Bank of Canada Gov. Stephen Poloz reignited expectations for a rate increase next month by saying excess slack in the Canadian economy is now being absorbed “steadily” at the current pace of growth.image


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India's New Tax System Sparks Strikes and Protests

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:33:03 EDT

India’s ambitious plans to overhaul the country’s complex tax structure is triggering strikes, protests and delays as businesses say they aren’t ready for the new system, which is set to start on Saturday. image


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Jihadists Are Seeking Beachheads in Asia, U.S. Admiral Warns

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:29:15 EDT

Islamic State-aligned militants’ onslaught in the southern Philippines should be a wake-up call to Asia that jihadists returning from the Middle East are seeking to open new fronts in the region, the commander of U.S. Pacific forces said. image


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Goodbye, Beijing: Chinese Immigrants Embrace Hong Kong Way of Life

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:26:32 EDT

In the 20 years since Britain gave Hong Kong back to China, a wave of immigrants from the mainland have flooded the city and they have become the newest protectors of local uniqueness. image


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Brazil President Vows to Fight Charges

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:35:41 EDT

Brazilian President Michel Temer on Tuesday vowed to stay in power and fight the bribery charges filed against him, inflaming a bitter political divide in a country battered by successive corruption scandals. image


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New U.S. Ambassador to China Touts Agricultural Trade

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:09:16 EDT

Terry Branstad touted trade as he took the helm of an important diplomatic mission that has been mired in uncertainty under the Trump administration.image


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Companies Try to Contain Fallout From Global Cyberattack

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:27:11 EDT

Global firms scrambled to cope with fallout from a cyberattack that disrupted computers across Europe and the U.S. A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S, the world’s biggest container-ship operator, closed many of its ports. image


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