China’s economy could be much weaker than official data suggests

Growth in the world's second-biggest economy cooled last year to its lowest level in almost three decades, according to government data. Top global brands including Apple (AAPL) and Caterpillar (CAT)...

Exclusive: Brazil miner Vale knew deadly dam had heightened risk of collapse

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (Reuters) - Vale SA, the world’s largest iron ore miner, knew last year that the dam in Brazil that collapsed in January and killed at least 165...

Fierce fighting for last IS foothold in eastern Syria

A victory would mark the end of a 4-year war to drive the group from from Syria. (Source)

US warships again challenge Beijing’s claims in South China Sea

The guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance and USS Preble sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Spratly Islands as part of what the US Navy calls a "freedom of navigation operation."The...

South Korea signs deal to pay more for U.S. troops after Trump demand

SEOUL (Reuters) - Officials signed a short-term agreement on Sunday to boost South Korea’s contribution toward the upkeep of U.S. troops on the peninsula, after a previous deal lapsed amid...

3,000 evacuated from New Zealand fire could soon return home

New Zealand authorities are hoping most of the 3,000 people evacuated from wildfire-threatened homes will be able to return home Monday evening (Source)

US-backed forces face fierce resistance from ISIS in ‘final battle’

At its peak, ISIS held large swaths of Iraq and Syria -- an expanse about the size of Portugal.Its territory has now shrunk to a tiny pocket in Syria's eastern...

Madrid demonstrators reject government’s Catalonia policy

MADRID (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people waving Spain’s red-and-yellow flag demonstrated in Madrid on Sunday to oppose any concessions by the government to Catalan pro-independence parties and to...

Afghan lawmaker says airstrikes kill 21 civilians

An Afghan lawmaker says airstrikes in the southern Helmand province have killed 21 civilians, including women and children (Source)

Cadet: UK rapper killed in car crash in Staffordshire

The 28-year-old, real name Blaine Johnson, was being driven to a gig at Keele University in Staffordshire at the time, Britain's Press Association news agency reported.A statement on Cadet's Instagram...

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