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Lebanon’s rubbish crisis exposes political rot

Lebanon’s rubbish crisis exposes political rot

Published 07/09/2015

BEIRUT The overpowering stench of the rubbish piling up in Lebanon's streets has become a potent symbol of the political rot protesters blame not only [more…]

Failure of Syria diplomacy exposes enduring divisions over Assad

Failure of Syria diplomacy exposes enduring divisions over Assad

Published 07/09/2015

BEIRUT/MOSCOW While the desperate flight of Syrians from their country's war was dominating news bulletins this summer, yet another diplomatic push to end the four-year-old [more…]

World’s top 300 pension funds see assets pass $15 trillion: study

World’s top 300 pension funds see assets pass $15 trillion: study

Published 07/09/2015

LONDON The combined assets of the world's largest 300 pension funds grew more than 3 percent in 2014 to a new high of more than [more…]

Indonesia migrant boat death toll rises to 61

Indonesia migrant boat death toll rises to 61

Published 07/09/2015

KUALA LUMPUR Sixty-one bodies have been recovered from an overloaded wooden boat which sank off Malaysia carrying dozens of Indonesian illegal immigrants, maritime officials said [more…]

Asia subdued as China stocks see-saw after trading resumes

Asia subdued as China stocks see-saw after trading resumes

Published 07/09/2015

TOKYO Asian stocks were subdued on Monday, lacking clear direction as Shanghai shares see-sawed in and out of the red after the Chinese markets resumed [more…]

Scandal-hit Guatemala’s presidential race looks set for run-off

Scandal-hit Guatemala’s presidential race looks set for run-off

Published 07/09/2015

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala looked bound for a presidential election run-off as results showed the three leading candidates splitting the vote on Sunday, prolonging political uncertainty [more…]

China policymakers try to calm investors as stocks resume trading

China policymakers try to calm investors as stocks resume trading

Published 07/09/2015

SHANGHAI China's policymakers and regulators tried to soothe the country's jittery markets on Monday, promising deeper financial market reforms and stressing the economy was showing [more…]

Japan’s Abe unlikely to tackle hard reforms in next term: economists

Japan’s Abe unlikely to tackle hard reforms in next term: economists

Published 07/09/2015

TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks set to win a rare second consecutive term but economists predict he won't use that victory to push [more…]

Dollar takes back some ground vs. yen after drop on U.S. jobs data

Dollar takes back some ground vs. yen after drop on U.S. jobs data

Published 07/09/2015

TOKYO The dollar clawed back some of the ground it had lost against the yen on Monday, after skidding on mixed U.S. employment data that [more…]

Venus and Serena set stage for huge quarter-final clash

Venus and Serena set stage for huge quarter-final clash

Published 07/09/2015

NEW YORK The Williams Family show took center stage at the U.S. Open with Serena and Venus both cruising to straight set wins on Sunday [more…]