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Iraq tensions rise after Kurds warn of attack

IRBIL, Iraq: Tensions escalated between Iraq’s Kurds and Baghdad on Thursday as warnings of a “major attack” by government forces prompted Kurdish peshmerga fighters to temporarily block roads from other parts of the country.The move came just over two weeks ...

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S&P keeps Spain’s BBB+ debt rating, warns on Catalonia tensions

WASHINGTON: The ratings agency S&P maintained Spain’s investment-grade sovereign credit rating Friday, but warned tensions between Madrid and Catalonia could weaken growth prospects if left unchecked.Catalonia is due to hold an independence referendum on Sunday that is opposed by the ...

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