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U.S., Russia Spar Over Approach to North Korea Threat, By Farnaz Fassihi at the United Nations, Gordon Lubold in Washington and Jonathan Cheng in Seoul

WSJ-The U.S. and Russia clashed at the United Nations Security Council over how to respond to North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program, a confrontation throwing into doubt U.S. hopes for an international diplomatic solution to the burgeoning crisis. The standoff between diplomats on Wednesday came just two days before President Donald Trump and Russian …

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Fed Eyes September Announcement on Balance-Sheet Reduction, By Nick Timiraos

WSJ-Federal Reserve officials have indicated there is a strong chance they will announce in September a decision to start shrinking the central bank’s portfolio of bonds and other assets, while putting off until December any further interest-rate increase. The moves would give officials time to assess how markets react to …

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North Korea’s missile shakes markets: 5 things to know today in Asia

North Korea claims successful missile test,  Gulf nations at an impasse and lots of data due out. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about. ICBM The U.N. Security Council is poised to hold an emergency hearing on Wednesdayafter North Korea claimed it successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile. The revelations …

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