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Rand Falls After Mboweni Says Moody’s Rating ‘Not Looking Good’

Rand Falls After Mboweni Says Moody’s Rating ‘Not Looking Good’

South Africa’s rand weakened as much as 1.2% against the dollar after Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said the fate of the country’s sole remaining investment-grade credit rating from Moody’s Investors

Corbyn Promises Better Brexit Deal, New Referendum If Elected

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the U.K.'s opposition Labour Party, speaks at a campaign event ahead of the Dec. 12 general election about Brexit and his promise to have a new referendum if his party is
India Farmers Plan Nationwide Protest Against 16-Nation Trade Deal

India Farmers Plan Nationwide Protest Against 16-Nation Trade Deal

India’s farmers’ organizations have planned a nationwide protest on Nov. 4 to demand that the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi keep agriculture out of a 16-nation trade agreement currently

World Bank Urges Kenya to Go Easy on e-Commerce in Revenue Drive

The World Bank cautioned Kenya against imposing taxes that will curb growth of technology enterprises in its drive to ramp up revenue and narrow its budget gap.
White House Says Trump Did ‘Nothing Wrong’: Impeachment Update

White House Says Trump Did ‘Nothing Wrong’: Impeachment Update

The House voted Thursday to adopt rules for the next, more public phase of the impeachment investigation. President Donald Trump and his lawyers would be allowed to participate more in the next steps
Corbyn Kicks Off Election Campaign With Attack on U.K. ‘Elite’

Corbyn Kicks Off Election Campaign With Attack on U.K. ‘Elite’

Jeremy Corbyn criticized what he called the U.K.’s “corrupt system” that favors billionaires over wider society, in a speech kicking off his opposition Labour Party’s campaign to defeat Prime Minister
Chile’s Constitution Appears as a Roadblock to Defusing Rage

Chile’s Constitution Appears as a Roadblock to Defusing Rage

Amid the biggest social upheaval in decades, many Chileans are clamoring for a solution that sends shivers down the spine of part of the country’s elite: a new Constitution.
Hong Kong Bans Online Material Inciting Violence: Report

Hong Kong Bans Online Material Inciting Violence: Report

A Hong Kong court has temporarily banned publishing anything online that could encourage violence, Apple Daily has reported.
Hungary, Poland Criticized at EU Court for Stance on Refugee Quotas

Hungary, Poland Criticized at EU Court for Stance on Refugee Quotas

The European Union’s refugee policy got a boost from an adviser to the bloc’s top court who criticized Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic for failing to comply with the EU’s decision to shelter

Italy’s Economy Stuck in Slow Lane Even After GDP Tops Forecast

Italy’s economy barely grew in the third quarter as the country continues to struggle amid political instability and a near-record debt level.

Nigeria Asks U.S. to Help Fund Infrastructure, Terror Fight

Nigeria asked the U.S. to help fund power and other infrastructure projects and the fight against an Islamist insurgency, the West African nation’s presidency said.
The Trade War Is Evoking Feelings of Economic Darwinism

The Trade War Is Evoking Feelings of Economic Darwinism

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Egypt’s Sisi Hints at Sale of Stakes of Military-Run Companies

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Thursday that offerings of state companies on the stock market could include those run by the military as he vowed to press ahead with a stream of new

China Warns Risks Are Increasing After Biggest Party Meeting

China’s ruling Communist Party warned that internal and external risks were increasing after wrapping up its most important meeting of the year.
China Doubts Long-Term Trade Deal Possible With Trump

China Doubts Long-Term Trade Deal Possible With Trump

Chinese officials are casting doubts about reaching a comprehensive long-term trade deal with the U.S. even as the two sides get close to signing a “phase one” agreement.

North Korea Stirs Tension by Firing Two Unidentified Projectiles

North Korea fired at least two projectiles consistent with ballistic missiles that landed off its eastern coast, reminding world leaders of its stalled nuclear talks with the U.S. ahead of a regional
Trump Team Hopes to Expand Base to Democratic-Held States

Trump Team Hopes to Expand Base to Democratic-Held States

Flush with cash, Donald Trump’s re-election team envisions a greatly expanded campaign map in which he’ll challenge his Democratic opponent in blue states he narrowly lost in 2016, including

Trump Impeachment Vote to Open Intense Public Phase of Inquiry

House Democrats hold a historic vote on Thursday to kick off the public phase of an inquiry of President Donald Trump that moves significantly closer to a vote to impeach him.
Indian Kashmir No Longer a State as Autonomy Formally Ends

Indian Kashmir No Longer a State as Autonomy Formally Ends

India’s restive region of Jammu and Kashmir formally ceased to be a state Thursday and stood divided into two federally-controlled territories, close to three months after the government of Prime
Brexit Bulletin: It Could Get Ugly

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