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HSBC warns of risks to world economic growth as profit dives

HSBC warns of risks to world economic growth as profit dives

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February 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

HONG KONG (AP) London-based bank HSBC reported Tuesday that its annual profit slumped following a year it said would be remembered for "unexpected economic and political events" and warned of risks...

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Azerbaijan's leader names his wife first vice president

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February 21, 2017 at 5:00 am | BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) Azerbaijan's president has appointed his wife as the first vice president of the ex-Soviet nation. Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday named his wife Mehriban to the position created ...

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February 21, 2017 at 5:00 am | Red Crescent: 74 bodies of migrants wash ashore in Libya...

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Overnight riots in predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb

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February 21, 2017 at 5:00 am | COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) Swedish police say riots broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges. Spokesman Lars Bystrom sai...

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Iraqi military says troops consolidate gains south of Mosul

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February 21, 2017 at 5:00 am | BAGHDAD (AP) Iraqi forces were consolidating their gains south of Mosul on Tuesday ahead of moving into the city's Islamic State-held western half, a military spokesman said. The remarks came o...

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Red Crescent: 74 bodies of migrants wash ashore in Libya

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February 21, 2017 at 5:00 am | CAIRO (AP) Libya's Red Crescent says 74 bodies of migrants have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea. The aid organization's spokesman Mohammed al-Misrati told T...

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe turns 93, says he will stand in 2018 polls

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February 21, 2017 at 5:00 am | HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turned 93 years old on Tuesday, described his wife Grace, an increasingly political figure, as "fireworks" because of her feisty remark...

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Iran's leader calls Israel a 'fake' nation, 'dirty chapter'

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February 21, 2017 at 5:00 am | TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran's supreme leader has used the podium of a pro-Palestinian gathering in Tehran to call Israel a "fake" nation and a "dirty chapter" of history. The remarks by Ayatollah Al...

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France's Le Pen refuses headscarf to meet Lebanon's mufti

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February 21, 2017 at 5:00 am | BEIRUT (AP) France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has refused to go into a meeting with Lebanon's grand mufti after his aides asked her to wear a headscarf. Le Pen is on a thr...

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