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White House says no recession in sight, pushes China trade talks

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House officials pushed back on Sunday against concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global bond markets, and insisting their trade war with China was doing no damage to the United States. FILE PHOTO: White House chief economic adviser Read More

Frac companies get fresh hope UK government will loosen rules

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By Timothy Abington and Jeremy Hodges on 8/16/2019 LONDON (Bloomberg) – A change of British government has given the much-maligned fracing industry another opportunity to make out its case for stimulating the controversial technique to tap unconventional natural gas reserves. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his new business minister, Andrea Leadsom, have come out in Read More

Weight of history: Chongqing Steel and China’s state sector dilemma

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CHONGQING, China (Reuters) – A year and a half ago, Chongqing Iron and Steel Corp (CISC) (601005.SS)(1053.HK), China’s oldest steelmaker, was rescued from the brink of bankruptcy in a deal hailed as a shining example of how struggling state companies can be revamped. A worker walks past steel rolls at the Chongqing Iron and Steel Read More

Nora Quoirin died from prolonged hunger and stress, police say

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By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter Nora Quoirin died from internal bleeding thought to be caused by prolonged hunger and stress, Malaysian police have said. Authorities on Thursday said there was currently no evidence of kidnapping in the London teenager’s disappearance, and said the post-mortem did not find any sign she had been sexually abused. Investigators Read More

Officials blamed for bridge collapse told to leave memorial service

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Motorway executives attending a ceremony to remember victims of a major bridge collapse were told to leave after grieving relatives asked the Italian prime minister to intervene. A service was held in Genoa marking one year since 43 people were killed in the Morandi Bridge disaster. Top executives for the country’s biggest motorway operator Atlantia Read More

The future of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s fortune shrouded in mystery after his death

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Millionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s death has raised many questions. With his accusers seeking compensation, there is speculation about where his wealth came from, how much there is, and what happens to his fortune now. The 66-year-old, who was arrested and jailed on July 6 on charges of sexually abusing and trafficking underage girls, was Read More

Wildfire rages on Greek island of Evia, smoke reaches Athens

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ATHENS (Reuters) – A wildfire fanned by strong winds razed tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Tuesday, leading to villages being evacuated and to an appeal from the authorities for assistance from its European partners. Flames rise next to a house as a wildfire burns at the village of Kontodespoti, Read More

Wildfire rages on Greek island Evia, smoke reaches Athens

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The Acropolis hill with the Parthenon temple is covered with smoke from a wildfire burning the Island of Evia, in Athens, Greece August 13, 2019.REUTERS/Costas Baltas ATHENS (Reuters) – A large wildfire fanned by strong winds burned tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia, firefighters said on Tuesday, with evacuation ordered of Read More

Moscow protests show Putin’s draconian management of democracy

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By Diana Magnay, Moscow correspondent It is 20 years to the day since Boris Yeltsin named the head of Russia’s top spy agency his acting prime minister. Vladimir Putin was 46 years old and barely known beyond intelligence circles. Thus began two decades in power in which the state’s grip over the lives of its Read More

Shootings in America and stabbings in Britain: Two epidemics that are all blame, no solutions

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Whether administered by the knife or the gun, the UK and US are both experiencing epidemics of violence. However, the responses are the same on each side of the Atlantic: lots of finger pointing and few actual solutions. In the US, a pair of deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio killed more than 30 Read More