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Trade war effect:  IMF upgrades US growth forecast but warns of rising risks

WASHINGTON, June 6 . The US economy is expected to grow slightly faster this year than projected in April but is overshadowed by "material risks,"...

 6.1-magnitude quake strikes Japan’s Torishima island region

TOKYO, June 4 . An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck Japan's Torishima Island region, the weather agency said Tuesday. According to the Japan...

Germany to order banks to boost recession buffers

 FRANKFURT,May 27. German banks will for the first time be required to bolster capital buffers designed to prevent a credit crunch in case of...

 IMF warns US-China trade war will ‘jeopardize’ 2019 global growth

WASHINGTON, May 23 . The IMF warned Thursday that the escalating US-China trade war will "jeopardize" 2019 global growth, undermining confidence and raising prices for...

 2-metre sea level rise ‘plausible’ by 2100: study

WASHINGTON, May 21 .  Global sea levels could rise by two metres (6.5 feet) and displace tens of millions of people by the end of...

 Migrant boy dies in U.S. custody, fifth child to die since December

WASHINGTON, May 20 .  A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died Monday morning in U.S. immigration custody in the state of Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

India polls: Last phase of polling begins in 59 seats across 7 states, 1...

New Delhi, May 20 . Polling for the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections began on Sunday in 59 seats spread...

Saudi Arabia deposits $250 mn in Sudan’s central bank

RIYADH, May 20 .Saudi Arabia announced Sunday it deposited $250 million in Sudan's central bank as part of a support package for the country...

Five killed in Honduras plane crash, no survivors   

TEGUCIGALPA, May 19 .  Four Canadians and an American pilot died Saturday when their small plane plunged into the sea off the Honduran island...

Chinese yuan to remain stable in the long term: report

BEIJING, May 16 .The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, continued its recent weakening streak Thursday, fueling concerns over...

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