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Return to sender: Postal union warns of fallout if US leaves

A top official with a 192-country postal union says Americans can expect no international letters or packages if the Trump administration goes through with plans to pull of an international postal treaty over concerns about China

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US home sales fell in September to slowest pace in 3 years
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US home sales fell in September to slowest pace in 3 years

US home sales fell for 6th straight month in September to slowest pace in nearly 3 years

EU budget chief seeks to ease tensions with Italy
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EU budget chief seeks to ease tensions with Italy

EU's budget chief sought to ease tensions with Rome over its rule-busting budget after markets reacted by pushing up Italy's borrowing costs to the highest levels in five years

US stocks turn mixed at midday after an early gain fades
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US stocks turn mixed at midday after an early gain fades

US stocks are turning mixed in midday trading on Wall Street after an early gain faded away.

Facebook recruits EU veteran to help with tougher scrutiny
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Facebook recruits EU veteran to help with tougher scrutiny

Facebook has hired former U.K. deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to head its global policy and communications teams, enlisting a veteran of European Union politics to help it with increased regulatory scrutiny by the bloc.

European, Asian leaders want free trade, push back at Trump
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European, Asian leaders want free trade, push back at Trump

European and Asian leaders have pledged their support for free trade at a meeting that underscored trade tensions with U.S. President Donald Trump

Survival trumps politics in poverty-hit California farm town
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Survival trumps politics in poverty-hit California farm town

California may be famous for its wealth and Hollywood star power but poverty prevails in farm towns between Los Angeles and San Francisco

EU's Barnier says Irish border issue could lead to failure
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EU's Barnier says Irish border issue could lead to failure

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, says the disagreement over the Ireland issue could lead to the discussions with Britain failing.

China's growth slows as officials try to reassure investors
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China's growth slows as officials try to reassure investors

China's economy slows as officials launch media blitz to revive confidence in sinking stock market

Malaysia ex-deputy PM charged with graft, money laundering
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Malaysia ex-deputy PM charged with graft, money laundering

Malaysia's former deputy PM charged with abuse of power, corruption and money laundering in another graft investigation against the leaders ousted in shock election results earlier this year