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UK defense minister Fallon resigns, citing past behavior

LONDON (Reuters) – British defense minister Michael Fallon resigned from his position on Wednesday saying he accepted his conduct in the past had fallen below high standards. Britain’s Secretary of State for Defence Sir Michael Fallon addresses the Conservative Party ...

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Huntsman and Clariant Halt Chemicals Merger, Citing Investor Revolt

LONDON — Two of the world’s leading chemical manufacturers, the Huntsman Corporation and Clariant of Switzerland, terminated a planned multibillion-dollar merger on Friday, bowing to pressure from activist investors who opposed the deal. The deal’s demise was the latest success ...

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U.S., Israel quit U.N. heritage agency citing bias

PARIS (Reuters) – The United States and Israel announced on Thursday they were quitting the U.N.’s cultural agency UNESCO, after Washington accused it of anti-Israeli bias. The withdrawal of the United States, which is meant to provide a fifth of ...

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U.S. Will Withdraw From Unesco, Citing Its ‘Anti-Israel Bias’

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it would withdraw from Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization, after years of America distancing itself because of what it called the group’s “anti-Israel bias.” “This decision was not taken lightly,” ...

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S&P Downgrades China’s Debt, Citing a Surge in Lending

SHANGHAI — Standard & Poor’s cut its rating of China’s sovereign debt by a notch on Thursday and added its voice to the growing chorus of critics who contend that the country is maintaining fairly high economic growth only by ...

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Citing London terrorist attack, Trump calls for expansion of his travel ban

President Donald Trump pauses as he answers a question from the media as he arrives at the White House on Thursday after returning from Florida to view damage from Hurricane Irma. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) President Trump weighed in Friday on an ...

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Prosecutors Seek to Revoke Shkreli’s Bail, Citing Post About Clinton

Martin Shkreli’s social-media habits have once again gotten him in serious trouble: A post of his about Hillary Clinton set off a Secret Service investigation and a request from federal prosecutors to revoke his bail because he poses “a risk ...

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Apple, Citing U.S. Sanctions, Removes Popular Apps in Iran

TEHRAN — Officially, Apple has no presence in Iran. Because of American sanctions against the country, the company’s iPhones are not legally available for sale here, and Apple does not offer a version of its App Store in the country. ...

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