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Suspect in Kim Jong Nam attack says she got $90 for a prank

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http://www.stl.news - KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia/February 25, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Indonesian woman who is one of the suspects in the killing of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un’s half brother said she was paid $90 for what she believed was a prank, an Indonesian official said Saturday. Siti Aisyah also told authorities she did not want her […]The post Suspect in Kim Jong Nam attack says she got $90 for a prank appeared first on St. Louis News & Events - STL.News.

Global stocks fall amid Trump trade policy concerns

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http://www.stl.news - TOKYO/February 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Global stocks fell Friday amid worries about the potential impact of U.S. trade policies and as investors became more cautious about the market’s recent rally. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 slumped 1.4 percent to 4,822, while Germany’s DAX fell 1.5 percent to 11,770. Britain FTSE100 shed 0.7 percent to 7,218. […]The post Global stocks fall amid Trump trade policy concerns appeared first on St. Louis News & Events - STL.News.

US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet

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http://www.stl.news - MEXICO CITY/February 23, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Mexico’s mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of U.S. and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between neighbors. There is no shortage of tension points as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson […]The post US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet appeared first on St. Louis News & Events - STL.News.

Deal to streamline world trade takes effect

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http://www.stl.news - GENEVA/February 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The first multilateral trade agreement reached under the World Trade Organization since it was created over a generation ago has taken force, aiming to streamline cross-border trade to the benefit of the developing world in particular. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said Wednesday that the required two-thirds of member states have […]The post Deal to streamline world trade takes effect appeared first on St. Louis News & Events - STL.News.

Global stocks turn higher on strong economic indicators

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http://www.stl.news - BEIJING/February 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Global stock markets mostly turned higher on Tuesday after surveys pointed to robust economic growth in Europe and Japan, regions that have stagnated in recent years. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX advanced 0.6 percent to 11,895 while France’s CAC 40 rose 0.3 percent to 4,880. London’s FTSE 100 retreated 0.2 percent […]The post Global stocks turn higher on strong economic indicators appeared first on St. Louis News & Events - STL.News.

US Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil

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http://www.stl.news - BAGHDAD/February 20, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq’s leaders. Mattis’ arrived on an unannounced visit in Iraq as the battle to oust Islamic State militants from western […]The post US Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil appeared first on St. Louis News & Events - STL.News.

Malaysia searches for 4 N. Korean suspects who left country

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http://www.stl.news - KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP)(STL.News) — Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother, apparently was poisoned at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police said Sunday. Since Kim’s death last week, authorities have been trying to piece […]The post Malaysia searches for 4 N. Korean suspects who left country appeared first on St. Louis News & Events - STL.News.

2 dead, torrents of rain slam Southern California

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http://www.stl.news - LOS ANGELES/February 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A huge Pacific storm parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least two people. The storm feeding on an atmospheric river of moisture stretching far out into the ocean was at its most fierce late Friday afternoon, dropping […]The post 2 dead, torrents of rain slam Southern California appeared first on St. Louis News & Events - STL.News.

Assessor Expects Property Values To Rise In North County

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http://www.stl.news - February 17, 2017 (STL.News) Early signs indicate that property values are increasing once again in Florissant, Ferguson, and other parts of North St. Louis County for the first time in four years. That’s according to St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman.  While he doesn’t indicate by how much property values in North County communities are anticipated […]The post Assessor Expects Property Values To Rise In North County appeared first on St. Louis News & Events - STL.News.

Global stocks mixed on upbeat US data, rate hike prospects

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http://www.stl.news - SEOUL, South Korea/February 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Global stocks were mixed Thursday as investors took profit amid expectations that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates more aggressively than expected following upbeat U.S. economic data. KEEPING SCORE: European markets got off to a weak start with Britain’s FTSE 100 down 0.4 percent to 7,272.37. France’s […]The post Global stocks mixed on upbeat US data, rate hike prospects appeared first on St. Louis News & Events - STL.News.

Pope Francis: Native people have rights over their lands

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http://www.stl.news - VATICAN CITY/February 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands, a view that conflicts with the Trump administration, which is pushing to build a $3.8 billion oil pipeline over opposition from American Indians. Francis met with representatives of indigenous peoples […]The post Pope Francis: Native people have rights over their lands appeared first on St. Louis News & Events - STL.News.

Global stocks mostly lower as investors await Yellen remarks

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http://www.stl.news - TOKYO/February 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Stock markets in Europe and Asia were subdued Tuesday as investors awaited comments by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen for signs on the pace of interest rate increases in the world’s largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX was flat at 11,774 and the CAC40 of France was up 0.1 percent […]The post Global stocks mostly lower as investors await Yellen remarks appeared first on St. Louis News & Events - STL.News.