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China's economic growth has reached its slowest pace since the global financial crisis

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China's economic growth has reached its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures. China’s GDP rose...

Joko Widodo has been sworn in as Indonesia’s new president in a Jakarta ceremony

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Joko Widodo has been sworn in as Indonesia’s new president in a Jakarta ceremony. The 53-year-old charismatic outsider who won Indonesia's presidency made a call...

Texas can use its controversial new voter ID law for the November election

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Texas can use its controversial new voter ID law for the November election, the Supreme Court ruled on October 18. A majority of the justices...

European markets continue to tumble on amid fears of a global economic slowdown and the impact of the Ebola crisis

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European markets continue to tumble on October 16 amid fears of a global economic slowdown and the impact of the Ebola crisis. The main stock...

Ann Romney has denied Mitt Romney will make a new bid for the White House in 2016

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Ann Romney, the wife of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has denied he will make a third bid for the White House, amid...

Jean Tirole has won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on market power and regulation

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Jean Tirole has won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work on market power and regulation, and his work taming powerful...

Evo Morales has overseen strong economic growth since taking office in 2006

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Evo Morales is claiming a third term in office win in Bolivia’s presidential elections. "This win is a triumph for anti-imperialists and anti-colonialists," Evo Morales...

Charles Michel has become Belgium's youngest prime minister since 1841

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King Philippe of Belgium has sworn in a new centre-right government, more than four months after the general election. The new cabinet is led by...

Venezuela must pay Exxon Mobil $1.6 billion in compensation for expropriated assets

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An international arbitration tribunal has decided that Venezuela must pay Exxon Mobil $1.6 billion in compensation for expropriated assets. Exxon had claimed up to $16.6...

China overtakes the USA as the world's largest economy in 2014

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China overtakes the USA as the world's largest economy, according to figures from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The figures are adjusted for Purchasing Power...

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The Indian construction industry is one of the biggest industries in the country. According to the latest statistics, the industry contributed more than Rs...

The US unemployment rate in September 2014 is the lowest recorded since July 2008

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The US unemployment rate fell from 6.1% in August 2014 to 5.9% in September 2014, official figures have shown. The rate is the lowest recorded...

Hong Kong protesters have accepted an offer of talks with the government after a week of unrest

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Hong Kong protesters have accepted an offer of talks with the government after a week of unrest. Chief Executive CY Leung Leung offered the talks...

Jayaram Jayalalitha has been jailed for four years for corruption and is in a Bangalore prison

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Members of the Indian film industry in Tamil Nadu state is on a day-long fast to protest against the jailing of former chief minister...

Argentina has been found in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds

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New York Judge Thomas Griesa has ruled that the Republic of Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to...

Catalonia's planned independence referendum has been suspended by Spain's Constitutional Court

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Catalonia's planned independence referendum has been suspended by Spain's Constitutional Court. Spain’s Constitutional Court said it first needed to consider arguments whether the November 9...

Ashraf Ghani has been sworn in as Afghanistan's president after six months of deadlock amid a bitter dispute over electoral fraud and a recount of votes

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Ashraf Ghani has been sworn in as Afghanistan's president after six months of deadlock amid a bitter dispute over electoral fraud and a recount...

Known by her followers as Amma or Mother, Jayaram Jayalalitha inspires intense loyalty, even adoration, but she has been associated with a lavish lifestyle

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India's top politician Jayaram Jayalalitha has been sentenced to jail for four years on corruption charges in a case that has lasted for 18...

Jayaram Jayalalitha has been found guilty of corruption charges in a high-profile case which has lasted for 18 years

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Indian politician Jayaram Jayalalitha has been found guilty of corruption charges in a high-profile case which has lasted for 18 years. The chief minister of...

President Artur Mas has signed a decree calling referendum on Catalonia's independence

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Artur Mas, the president of the Spanish region of Catalonia, has signed a decree calling for a referendum on independence. Artur Mas wants Catalonia to...

Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation after leading the Justice Department since the first days of President Barack Obama's term

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Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on September 25 after leading the Justice Department since the first days of President Barack Obama's term. Eric...

Although Nicolas Sarkozy has kept a low profile since leaving office, he has faced a series of investigations that involve him in some capacity

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According to French media, a corruption investigation against former President Nicolas Sarkozy has been suspended. They quote judicial sources as saying that Paris appeals court...

Thousands of students in Hong Kong have begun a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory

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Thousands of students in Hong Kong have begun a week-long boycott of classes to protest against China's stance on electoral reform in the territory. The...

Presidential contenders Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani have signed a deal to form a government of national unity in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan’s presidential contenders Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah have signed a deal to form a government of national unity at a ceremony in Kabul. The...

Catalonia has a large-scale support for independence from Spain

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The Catalan parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of giving its regional president the power to call an independence "consultation". Spain's government opposes the Catalan...