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China Sacks Six Senior Officials At Food And Drug Regulator Over Vaccine Scandal

SHANGHAI – China said on Saturday it has sacked six senior officials at its food and drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng...

Venezuelans Rush To Shop Fill Tanks Before Monetary Overhaul

CARACAS/MARACAIBO – Jittery Venezuelans on Friday rushed to shops and lined up at gas stations on concerns that a monetary overhaul to lop off five zeros from...

Sampp Lowers Turkeys Credit Rating Deeper Into Junk Territory

ISTANBUL – Standard & Poor’s said on Friday it had cut Turkey’s sovereign credit rating deeper into “junk” territory, citing extreme...

Venezuelans Rush To Shops Before Monetary Overhaul

CARACAS/MARACAIBO – Jittery Venezuelans on Friday rushed to shops and formed long lines in preparation for a monetary overhaul that will remove five zeros from...

Argentina President Says Poverty To Rise As Economy Slumps

BUENOS AIRES – More Argentines are likely living in poverty now compared with last year, President Mauricio Macri said on Friday, as the country’s economy...

Turkeys Lira Weakens 4 Percent Trump Says Wont Take Pastors Detention Sitting Down

ISTANBUL – Turkey’s battered lira weakened 4 percent on Friday after a Turkish court rejected an American pastor’s appeal for release, drawing a stiff...

Global Stocks Edge Higher As Turkey Worries Offset Us-china Trade Talks

NEW YORK – Another steep decline in the Turkish lira on Friday pushed emerging market equities lower and kept other world markets cautious, overshadowing hopes...

Higher Living Costs Fees Force Many Egyptians To Drop Haj Plans

CAIRO – Mahmoud Aouni has always wanted to make the haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, an important religious duty for all Muslims, but says...

Oil Rises But Set For Weekly Loss On Concerns Over Trade Row

NEW YORK – Crude prices edged higher on Friday, but were heading for yet another weekly decline on worries that oversupply would weigh on the U.S. market and that...