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China banks may need $1.7-trillion injection: S&P

Rising debt levels will worsen the credit profiles of China's top 200 companies this year, requiring the country's banks to raise as much as $1.7 trillion in capital to cover a likely surge in bad loans, S&P Global said in reports on Tuesday.The ...
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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said the U.S. wouldn’t use military force in immigration operations, even as President Donald Trump described U.S. efforts to enforce immigration laws as “a mili
The secretaries of State and Homeland Security meet with Mexico officials.              
Police in full riot gear have made multiple arrests as they began clearing the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp in North Dakota.
This could help the pig farming industry save £1 billion a year.
The landing gear of a FlyBe airplane collapsed during landing at Amsterdam's Schiphol Thursday, causing it to veer off the runway.
Suggesting it is better to be an atheist than one of "many" Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life, Pope Francis delivered another criticism of some members of his own Church on Thursda
Under-construction Astravyets nuclear power plant is 60km from Lithuanian capital
Parts of the UK have been battered by winds blowing at 90mph.
NEW YORK - Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, will not perform at Coachella this year, but will headline the festival in 2018. In a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday, Beyonce's Parkwood
'Keeping Up with the Kattarshians' is the purr-fect show for folks who love to watch the zany, kitty antics.              
OTTAWA - Canadian tax authorities are on track to recover at least an additional $400 million this year as part of a campaign to crack down on tax evasion by big international companies and wealthy in
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Senior Mexican officials on Thursday expressed "worry and irritation" about U.S. policies during a visit by two of President Donald Trump's top envoys, who in turn sought to co
The Treasury secretary has pulled back from economic pledges, downgrading the growth target and indicated there is no hurry to attack China over its currency.
Iraqi military forces were nearly in control of Mosul’s international airport, Iraqi military officials said, a major step in their fight to retake the Islamic State-held western side of the city.
Revellers in clown costumes and wigs kicked off six days of merriment Thursday with Weiberfastnacht or "women's carnival," traditionally the day when women take over town halls and symbolically "castr
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday that the EU should make it easier for some member states to deepen their integration in some areas without the w
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday discussed cooperation along the countries' shared border, Trudeau's office said in a statement tha
Mexico's foreign minister tells the top US diplomat they are worried about immigrants' rights.
Turkey is optimistic that the Kenya government will soon allow a Turkish government foundation to take over ownership of educational institutions in the country linked to Turkish exiled cleric Fethull
Ten people were arrested Wednesday and charged with "obstruction of government function," Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier told reporters. 
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's minister for health and women, Sabine Oberhauser, has died, a statement by the chancellor said on Thursday of the 53-year-old who had suffered from abdominal cancer.
The physicist believes the Large Hadron Collider makes it “inconceivable” for the paranormal to exist.
DUBAI (Reuters) - A body set up by the Saudi-led coalition to investigate civilian casualties in Yemen said on Thursday a technical fault was responsible for the death of seven people in a 2015 air st
ROME (Reuters) - Almost 2,500 boat migrants were rescued in the past three days, the Italian Coast Guard said on Thursday, as this year's arrivals already far outpace the record-setting 2016.
Secretaries of State and Homeland Security meet with Mexico officials.              
GENEVA (Reuters) - Opposing sides in the Syrian war came face-to-face in U.N. peace talks for the first time in three years on Thursday, to hear U.N. mediator Staffan de Mistura implore them to find a
WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump have spoken on the phone in a followup to last week's face-to-face meeting at the White House. A statement from Trudeau's of
The Destination, which was registered in Alaska but sailed out of Seattle, went missing in the Bering Sea.
International Court of Justice receives appeal documents relating to atrocities committed during 1992-1995 Bosnian War
TORONTO - The number of Canadians registered to purchase medical marijuana from licensed producers has exploded since the federal commercial-access program was introduced almost four years ago. The m
MIDFIELD, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old boy was killed in the lobby of a dentist’s office when a Mercedes SUV smashed through the window. reports ( ) that
The U.S.'s top military officer says a Pentagon-led review of strategy for defeating ISIS will present President Donald Trump with options not just to speed up the fight against ISIS but also to comba
VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Pride Society has responded to demands that police be banned from marching in the city's annual Pride Parade with the suggestion that officers show up in fewer numbers and le
HALIFAX - Health officials have confirmed four more cases of the measles in the Halifax area — bringing the total of known cases in Nova Scotia to seven. The Nova Scotia Health Authority first notifi

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