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Wall Street slides on Turkey currency shake-out

U.S. stocks dropped on Monday as global jitters due to Turkey’s plummeting currency spread to Wall Street. All three major U.S. indexes closed lower, with the S&P 500 and the Dow falling for the fourth day in a row. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 125.64 points, or 0.5 percent, …

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Kim tries to fix image with jokes and hug

For years, Kim has been regarded by South Koreans as a ruthless bully, the face of a hostile neighbor intent on developing weapons of mass destruction whose subjects heeded his every whim. But during a 12-hour visit across the border Friday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to soften …

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Trump reluctantly signs budget deal after threat

U.S. President Donald Trump signed Congress’ newly passed $1.3 trillion spending bill on Friday, ending several hours of confusion spurred by a tweeted veto threat that raised the specter of a government shutdown. Trump said he had signed the bill, despite his qualms on some issues, because a $60 billion …

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U.S. makes contingency plans in case Iran nuclear talks fail

The United States has had constructive talks about the Iran nuclear deal with Britain, France and Germany but is making contingency plans should they fail, the lead U.S. negotiator said on Wednesday. U.S. President Donald Trump gave an ultimatum on Jan. 12 to the European powers, saying they must agree …

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