Activists praise Trudeau's comments about Duterte crackdown

Nov 16, 2017

An international rights group has praised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for expressing concerns about the Philippine president's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, saying the "quiet diplomacy" adopted by other leaders won't stop the drug killings

US homebuilder sentiment rises in November

Nov 16, 2017

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic this month, reflecting a recent rebound in sales of newly built homes

US industrial output climbed a healthy 0.9 pct. in October

Nov 16, 2017

US industrial production jumped a solid 0.9 percent in October as manufacturing and utilities grew

Algae plague raises doubts about voluntary runoff prevention

Nov 16, 2017

Federal and state policies on preventing harmful algae in waterways depend largely on voluntary use of farming practices intended to prevent fertilizer runoff

US unemployment benefits rise 10,000 to 249,000

Nov 16, 2017

US unemployment benefits edge up to still-low 249,000 with overall benefits near 44-year low

Former Malaysian PM: Current government 'must go'

Nov 16, 2017

The man who led Malaysia through the final two decades of the 20th century and has waded back into its politics in recent months says the country's current government is deeply problematic and "must go"

France holds fourth day of national anti-Macron protests

Nov 16, 2017

Two of France's biggest workers' unions are staging nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his economic reforms.

ASEAN shuns mention of China's new islands, arbitration loss

Nov 16, 2017

Southeast Asian nations avoid mention of China's construction of islands in the South China Sea and a U.N.-linked arbitration ruling that invalidated Beijing's claims in the disputed waters

Global stocks higher, oil prices steady

Nov 16, 2017

Global stock markets are higher while crude oil prices are steady

French prime minister in Morocco to boost trade, cooperation

Nov 16, 2017

France's prime minister is in Morocco to try to reinvigorate trade with the North African kingdom, as the former French protectorate increasingly positions itself as an economic pillar of Africa

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