North Korea Says US Considering Limited Pre-Emptive Strike

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North Korea Says US Considering Limited Pre-Emptive Strike

U.S. News & World Report2 hours ago
“In view of the nature and scale of U.S. military reinforcements, they are designed to make a pre-emptive strike against the DPRK,” North Korean diplomat Ju Yong Chol told the U.N.-sponsored Conference on Disarmament, referring to his country’s official name the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
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Chiquita Settles With Families of US Victims of Colombia’s FARC

U.S. News & World Report13 hours ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Families of six U.S. citizens who were kidnapped and killed by Colombia’s FARC guerrillas have settled with Chiquita Brands International, which they had accused of financially supporting the former rebel group turned political party, according to court filings on Monday.
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To Counter Russia, US Signals Nuclear Arms Are Back in a Big Way

New York TimesFeb. 4, 2018
WASHINGTON — A treaty committing the United States and Russia to keep their long-range nuclear arsenals at the lowest levels since early in the Cold War goes into full effect on Monday. When it was signed eight years ago, President Barack Obama expressed hope that it would be a small first step …
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US Stocks Sink Most Since 2011 as Rout Deepens: Markets Wrap

BloombergFeb. 5, 2018
U.S. stocks plunged the most in 6 1/2 years, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average sinking more than 1,100 points, as the equity selloff reached a fever pitch amid rising concern that inflation will force interest rates higher. Treasuries rallied and gold rose on haven demand.
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Global Stocks Tumble as Wall Street Braces for More Losses

U.S. News & World Report43 minutes ago
An investor monitors stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Shares tumbled in Asia on Tuesday after a wild day for U.S. markets that resulted in the biggest drop in the Dow Jones industrial average in six and a half years. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) The Associated Press.
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Autistic UK Man Accused of Hacking FBI Wins Appeal Against …

U.S. News & World ReportFeb. 5, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) – An autistic British man accused of hacking into U.S.government agencies won his appeal against extradition to the United States … and 2013 into computers at agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. army, the Missile Defense Agency and the Federal Reserve.
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US Immigration Agency to Review Newest Asylum Cases First in Bid …

U.S. News & World ReportJan. 31, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. immigration agency has changed its handling of asylum cases so more recent claims are judged first, officials said on … Asylum seekers regularly wait five years or more for their cases to be heard, and U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services had a backlog of 311,000 …
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Stock Plunge Would Need to Get Much Worse to Derail US Economy

Bloomberg14 hours ago
Gauges of consumer confidence, such as the University of Michigan’s monthly survey and the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index, tend to parallel the U.S. stock market over time. The Bloomberg gauge reached the highest level since early 2001 in its latest reading last week, while the Michigan …
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Dow Jones and S.&P. Slide Again, Dropping by More Than 4%

New York Times10 hours ago
Afterward, the White House instead extolled the “long-term economic fundamentals, which remain exceptionally strong, with strengthening U.S. economic growth, historically low unemployment, and increasing wages for American workers.” Mr. Trump’s habit of regularly boasting about stock market surges …
Stock Selloff Spreads Around the World
Wall Street Journal1 hour ago

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US Stock Rout Has Fed Interest-Rate Signals Edging Lower

Bloomberg16 hours ago
January was marked by increased wagers on Fed tightening in 2019. The spread between the end-of-the-year futures contracts roughly doubled to 36 basis points by Feb 2. as investors bet an extended episode of synchronized global growth and the most accommodative U.S. financial conditions on record …

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