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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Vladimir Putin won. He will lead Russia for another six years, after securing an expected victory in the presidential election. With 50% of the vote counted he had received 75% of the vote, the central election commission said. The main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, was barred from the race. Addressing …

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