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European Central Bank Orders Two Italian Lenders Closed

Troubled Italian lenders Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza will be wound down after the European Central Bank decided Friday they are likely to fail......»»

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Saudi Security Forces Foil Terrorist Attack in Mecca; One Dead

Saudi Arabian security forces Friday foiled a terrorist attack that was targeting the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, a Saudi interior ministry spokesman said......»»

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Fire Safety Fears Lead to Evacuation of Some Public Housing in London

Some 800 households are being moved from five residential towers in north London after the buildings failed to pass fire safety checks prompted by last week’s lethal blaze in a public housing high-rise......»»

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Arab States Demand Qatar Close Al Jazeera, Shut Turkish Base

Saudi Arabia and other Arab states have called on Qatar to shut down state broadcaster Al Jazeera and close a Turkish military base in the Persian Gulf state, according to a draft list of demands offered up to end a diplomatic spat......»»

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"The Last Battle for Democracy in Venezuela"

Under Nicolás Maduro, a country that had been one of Latin America’s wealthiest is having its democratic institutions shredded amid rising poverty and corruption......»»

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Australia Joins Philippines" Fight Against ISIS-Linked Militants

Australia is sending two patrol planes to the Philippines—where it has long deferred to the U.S. on security issues—to back Philippine troops fighting a Muslim-extremist group on the southern island of Mindanao......»»

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State Department to Cut Afghanistan, Pakistan Special Envoy

The U.S. will eliminate the post of special envoy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, leaving the Trump administration without a policy point person, current and former U.S. officials said......»»

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May"s Offer on Citizens" Rights Draws Tepid EU Reaction

British Prime Minister Theresa May got a lukewarm response to her proposal on the post-Brexit rights of EU citizens in the U.K., with both sides acknowledging that significant differences will need ironing out......»»

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New-Home Sales Rise in May as Prices Hit Record Level

New-home sales rose in May and prices hit a record, more evidence of a housing market characterized by strong demand and tight inventories......»»

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Mexico"s Central Bank Lifts Rates

The Bank of Mexico lifted the overnight interest rate target by a quarter percentage point to 7%, the highest level since early 2009, and indicated that the tightening cycle that began in September has ended for now......»»

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U.K. Police Say Grenfell Tower Cladding Fails Fire Tests

Police are considering a range of potential charges, including manslaughter, in connection with the Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed at least 79 people......»»

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U.S. New-Home Sales Rise in May, Prices Hit Record

New-home sales rose in May and prices hit a record level, more evidence of strong demand and tight inventories in the housing market......»»

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U.K."s Euro Clearing Business at Risk as ECB Requests More Powers

The European Central Bank requested greater powers to supervise euro-denominated clearing, stepping up a tug of war between European Union authorities and Britain over the future of the lucrative business line after Brexit......»»

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Trump"s Steel-Tariff Threat Faces Resistance From Lawmakers

Senior lawmakers in both parties are resisting the Trump administration’s moves toward imposing steel tariffs on national-security grounds, worried that other countries could use the same argument to block exports from their states......»»

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Man Charged With Terrorism-Related Murder in London Attack

U.K. police said they had charged a man with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder in connection with the attack on Muslim worshipers in north London this week......»»

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Man Charged With Terrorism-Related Murder in London Van Attack

U.K. police said they had charged a man with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder in connection with the attack on Muslim worshipers in north London this week......»»

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Australia Joins Philippines" Fight Against Islamic State-Linked Militants

Australia is sending two patrol planes to the Philippines—where it has long deferred to the U.S. on security issues—to back Philippine troops fighting a Muslim-extremist group on the southern island of Mindanao......»»

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Russia Fires Cruise Missiles at Islamic State Weapons in Syria

Russian armed forces launched a cruise-missile attack on Islamic State targets in Syria’s Hama province, the defense ministry said......»»

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North Korea Calls U.S. Furor Over Warmbier a "Smear Campaign"

North Korea lashed out at the U.S. over criticisms of the treatment of Otto Warmbier, who died after his return home in a coma, in a sharply worded statement that is likely to further inflame tensions between Washington and Pyongyang......»»

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U.K. Police Say Cladding From Grenfell Tower Failed Fire-Safety Tests

Samples of cladding taken from the London high-rise that burnt down last week, killing at least 79 people, failed fire-safety tests, police said Friday, adding they were considering a range of potential charges in the case, including manslaughter......»»

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