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China's Hot Housing Market Begins to Cool

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:21:03 EST

In Beijing and Shanghai—two China’s largest housing markets—and other megacities, property sales have stalled and prices have dropped, and the high levels of debt that fueled a housing boom make the slowdown particularly perilous.image

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Battle Stations: U.S. and China Prepare for Trade Clash of the Titans

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:38:47 EST

A trade war between the U.S. and China would be more bruising and protracted than the battles that raged in the 1980s over Japanese exports, and would risk taking down the entire global trading architecture.image

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New Cyberattack on Cryptocurrency Investors Came From North Korea, Report Says

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:33:53 EST

The hacking offensive’s malware is similar to that used in Pyongyang’s attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment and its WannaCry ransomware assault, according to cybersecurity researchers. image

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After Years of Turmoil, Greece Is Close to Exiting Its Bailout

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:56:37 EST

After nearly eight years of turmoil, the country is within striking distance of freeing itself from a bailout program that has strained its citizens and the eurozone alike. image

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U.S. Plans New Nuclear Weapons

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:21:19 EST

The Pentagon is planning to develop two new sea-based nuclear weapons to respond to Russia and China’s growing military capabilities, according to a sweeping Defense Department review of nuclear strategy. image

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Pope Francis, in Chile, Addresses 'Irreparable Damage' Sex-Abuse Scandal Wrought

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:57:25 EST

Pope Francis began a challenging, three-day tour of Chile, a country where changing social mores and public anger over a sex-abuse scandal have reduced the Catholic Church’s influence in recent years. image

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Tourism Surge Brings in $40 Billion for Japan

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:40:10 EST

The number of foreign visitors to Japan rose 19% to nearly 29 million last year to set a record on the road to the government’s target of 40 million by 2020, when Tokyo plays host to the Summer Olympics. image

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Faulty Components Suspected in Indonesia Walkway Collapse

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:59:10 EST

Faulty components and a lack of maintenance likely contributed to the collapse of a mezzanine walkway at Indonesia’s stock-exchange building, experts said, based on preliminary inspections. image

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Suspected North Korean Fishermen Found Dead in Washed-Up Vessel

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:24:46 EST

Japanese police recovered seven bodies from a wooden boat that likely came from North Korea, adding to a fast-rising toll from that country’s primitive fishing vessels.image

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Defiant Governor in Northern Afghanistan Tests President Ghani

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:51:11 EST

The ousted governor of Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province is daring President Ashraf Ghani to come after him—posing a crucial test of the president’s resolve to end the power of the country’s regional leaders and build a functioning state. image

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Poland's New Leader Faces Daunting Charm Offensive

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:49:38 EST

New Polish leader Mateusz Morawiecki has inherited one of the potentially most explosive situations in Europe: a two-year standoff with the European Union over his party’s controversial overhaul of the judicial system. image

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