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June 25, 2017

Google to Stop Reading Users’ Gmail Accounts to Sell Ads

Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads. The change announced Friday will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004. The practice has raised concerns among... Continue Reading →

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Illinois Could Become First State to Have Credit Rating Downgraded to ‘Junk’ Status

Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk" status, which would deepen its multibillion-dollar deficit and cost taxpayers more for years to come. S&P Global Ratings has warned the agency... Continue Reading →

Debt & Protectionism Could Drag Down Global Economy

The global economy has picked up and prospects for the next few months are the best in a long time. But the recovery is maturing and faces risks from populist rejection of free trade and from high debt that could... Continue Reading →

Philippine Military Declares 8-Hour Ceasefire in Marawi

The Philippine military on Sunday began observing an eight-hour halt in its air and ground offensive against Islamic militants in southern Marawi city to allow residents, most of them displaced by the monthlong fighting, to celebrate the end of the... Continue Reading →

Vietnamese Dissident Recounts Forced Deportation to France

A Vietnamese dissident who says he was arrested at his home in southern Ho Chi Minh City and forcibly exiled to France said he is determined to continue his activity as a pro-democracy blogger. Pham Minh Hoang, a 61-year-old math... Continue Reading →

Turkey Rejects Demand by Arab States to Remove Troops From Qatar

Turkey's president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, among a sweeping list of ultimatums that the United States has described as "difficult to meet." Speaking after Eid al-Fitr prayers in Istanbul,... Continue Reading →

Italy Gives 5.2 Billion Euros ($5.8 Billion) in Resources to Keep 2 Failing Banks Open

The Italian government on Sunday made 5.2 billion euros ($5.8 billion) of resources immediately available to keep operative two banks that the European Central Bank has deemed "failing or about to fail," sending them into insolvency procedures. Premier Paolo Gentiloni... Continue Reading →

Center-Right Parties Headed to Victory in Italian Mayoral Runoffs

Exit polls early Monday indicated that center-right forces, including an anti-immigrant party, were headed to victory in several key mayoral runoffs, two weeks after a first round of voting saw most populist candidates eliminated in all big cities up for... Continue Reading →

SpaceX Rocket Carries 10 Satellites Into Orbit From California Air Force Base

A SpaceX rocket carried 10 communications satellites into orbit from California on Sunday, two days after the company successfully launched a satellite from Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off through low-lying fog at 1:25 p.m. PDT from Vandenberg Air... Continue Reading →

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