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Issued: January 20, 2015
Islamic State group threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages; Japan's premier vows to save them ...
IMF cuts growth forecasts, citing sluggish EU, Japan, BRICS
Issued: January 20, 2015
TOKYO — The International Monetary Fund lowered its forecasts for global growth over the next two years, warning Tuesday that weakness in most major...
Fitch: Greek bank strain 'manageable' despite vote
Issued: January 19, 2015

The agency said Monday it expected a 2 percent drop in Greek deposits due to the Jan. 25 election, compared to a drop of more than 9 percent when...

Euro currency's missing pieces challenge policymakers
Issued: January 19, 2015
FRANKFURT, Germany — Europe's struggle with economic stagnation is raising questions about whether its prized project — the shared euro currency —...
EU won't ease Russia sanctions as Ukraine conflict rages
Issued: January 19, 2015
BRUSSELS — The European Union foreign ministers are ruling out any immediate easing of sanctions against Russia as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine,...
China shares dive as regulators clamp down on margin trading
Issued: January 19, 2015
TOKYO — Chinese shares plunged about 8 percent Monday after the country's securities regulator imposed margin trading curbs on several major...
Davos forum founder urges unity against 'dangerous' risks
Issued: January 19, 2015
DAVOS, Switzerland — The founder of the World Economic Forum says leaders must better coordinate their actions if they want to effectively confront...
Oxfam: Richest 1 percent sees share of global wealth jump
Issued: January 19, 2015
LONDON — Oxfam International says the richest 1 percent of the population will own more than half the world's wealth by 2016. ...
The world, briefly
Issued: January 19, 2015
On tough home turf of Paris kosher grocery killer, fears of more terrorists in the pipeline ...
Democratic lawmakers visit Cuba amid changes in US relations
Issued: January 18, 2015
WASHINGTON — A delegation of congressional Democrats began a three-day visit to Cuba on Saturday to discuss expectations for the normalization of...
What happened to the Swiss franc?
Issued: January 17, 2015
NEW YORK — One of the world's safest investments — the Swiss franc — has swung wildly this week after the central bank in Switzerland announced...
Venezuela president receives parade amid looming crisis
Issued: January 17, 2015
CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolas Maduro was greeted by the Venezuelan equivalent of a ticker tape parade Saturday as he returned to an...
Moody's cuts Russian government's bond rating
Issued: January 17, 2015
LOS ANGELES —Moody'sInvestors Service has cut its rating on Russian government bonds one step closer to "junk" status. ...
Venezuela crisis deepens as Maduro seeks support abroad
Issued: January 17, 2015
CARACAS, Venezuela — When Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro returns from an urgent fundraising trip that has taken him to seven nations, he'll...


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