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A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Asia stock markets followed Wall Street lower Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chairman for signs of possible plans for more U.S. interest rate cuts. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Global stocks mostly rise ahead of US Fed releaseGlobal stocks are on the rise as investors await a speech by the U.S. Fed chairman for the outlook on rate cuts
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British lawmaker Cabinet member Michael Gove points at a screen during his visit to Holyhead Port in Wales, to discuss Brexit preparations, Wednesday Aug. 21, 2019. Holyhead Port serves ferry routes from England to the Island of Ireland, a contentious border region impacting on Britain's Brexit split with Europe. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
Merkel hosts UK PM Johnson in Berlin as Brexit drama growsGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel is hosting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Berlin as Britain and the European Union are hurtling toward a costly no-deal Brexit in October
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FILE - In this April 4, 2015 file photo, Iranian and U.S. banknotes are on display at a currency exchange shop in downtown Tehran, Iran. Iran's president has sent a bill to parliament that would cut four zeroes from value of the nation's sanctions-battered currency, the rial. Semi-official news agencies reported the news on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, saying President Hassan Rouhani sent the bill with urgency to the parliament to consider. Iran's rial has been hammered by the effects of increasing U.S. sanctions on the country. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
Iran moves to strike 4 zeroes from its battered currencyIran's president sends bill to parliament to slash 4 zeroes off value of rial, country's sanctions-battered currency
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 a man cries as he hugs a crew member after disembarking from the Open Arms rescue ship on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy. An Italian prosecutor ordered the seizure of a rescue ship and the immediate evacuation of more than 80 migrants still aboard, capping a drama Tuesday that saw 15 people jump overboard in a desperate bid to escape deteriorating conditions on the vessel and Spain dispatch a naval ship to try to resolve the crisis. (AP Photo/Salvatore Cavalli)
The Latest: EU stands ready to supervise migrant relocationThe European Union says it stands ready to supervise the relocation of more than 80 people evacuated from a migrant rescue ship in Italy
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South African court restricts display of apartheid-era flagSouth Africa's Equality Court has restricted the display of the country's old apartheid-era flag, ruling that its gratuitous use amounts to hate speech and racial discrimination
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FILE - In this July 18, 2019, file photo, shipping containers are loaded onto a cargo ship at a port in Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu province. Beijing appealed to Washington on Wednesday, Aug. 21, to "meet China halfway" and end a tariff war after President Donald Trump said Americans might need to endure economic pain to achieve longer-term benefits. (Chinatopix via AP)
Beijing appeals to US to 'meet China halfway' on tradeBeijing appeals to Washington to 'meet China halfway' and end tariff war after Trump says Americans might need to endure economic pain to achieve longer-term benefits
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China says it will sanction US firms over Taiwan warplanesChina says it will impose sanctions on U.S. companies involved in plans for an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighters to Taiwan
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FILE - In this June 3, 2019, file photo a shopping cart sits in the parking lot of a Target store in Marlborough, Mass. Target Corp. reports financial results Wednesday, Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)
No misfires from Target in second quarter and profits soarTarget topped expectations on just about every level as the company pushes faster delivery and invested heavily in private label brands.
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump acknowledges China policies may mean US economic painPresident Donald Trump says his administration is looking at a variety of tax cut proposals but not as a response to a potential recession
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In this photo taken Aug. 5, 2019, 14-year-old Rosibeth Vargas, who is seven months pregnant, stands inside her home where she lives with her parents, 18-year-old sister and nephew, in the Tablitas area of the Caucaguita neighborhood on the outskirts of Caracas, Venezuela. Vargas said her school allows student mothers to bring their children to class, but that she dropped out after being bullied. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela crisis pushes women into 'forced motherhood'Dr. Saturnina Clemente pulls up to the small clinic on the outskirts of Venezuela's capital armed with one of the nation's most sought-after commodities: Hormonal implants to prevent pregnancy
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyalPresident Donald Trump says any Jewish people who vote Democratic show 'either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty'
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Thousands interested in Dutch idea for Brexit beach partyAs the deadline for Britain to quit the European Union approaches, thousands of people are expressing interest in a Brexit beach party in the Netherlands to say a fond farewell
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