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11:32
Donald Trump accused of 'hate speech' in UN address
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Donald Trump was denounced by several member nations after his first major speech at the United Nations.

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11:30
Theresa May to tell technology companies to go 'further and faster' in battling extremism
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As part of her United Nations address on Wednesday, Theresa May was set to urge technology companies to go "further and faster" with their efforts to remove extremist content from the internet.

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11:04
Spanish police arrest Catalan officials ahead of independence vote
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Police in Spain have arrested 12 Catalan officials and stormed several ministries in the region in a major crackdown ahead of a new independence vote on 1 October.

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10:26
OECD upgrades eurozone and China growth forecasts; UK and US unchanged
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Forecasts for growth of the eurozone and China have been upgraded by the OECD, as global growth increases this year and next.

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09:33
More than 200 dead as earthquake pummels Mexico
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Central Mexico has been struck by a massive earthquake which has left more than 200 people dead in the country.

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19 Sep
FX round-up: Calm before the storm ensues as markets await Fed decision
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Currency markets were fairly quiet on Tuesday, as traders opted to keep heir powder dry until Wednesday's economic and statement release from the Fed.

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19 Sep
New poll predicts Merkel to win German election on Sunday
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A poll released on Tuesday predicted that Chancellor Angela Merkel would secure her fourth election victory when it came time for the German people to cast their votes on Sunday.

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19 Sep
Trump promises to 'totally destroy' North Korea if necessary
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US President Donald Trump has said that his administration and its allies are willing to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea if it is forced to defend itself against the regime.

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19 Sep
US second quarter current account deficit rises more than forecast
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America's shortfall on its current account balance widened appreciably over the second quarter, mainly as imports of goods and services accelerated more quickly than sales to overseas markets.

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19 Sep
US August import prices miss forecasts despite jump in fuel costs
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US import prices jumped last month, on the back of a surge in the price of imported fuel.

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19 Sep
US August housing starts bang in-line with estimates
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US housing starts declined by 0. 8% month-on-month in August to hit an annualised rate of 1. 18m, according to the Department of Commerce.

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19 Sep
US August housing starts bang in-line with estimates
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US housing starts declined by 0. 8% month-on-month in August to hit an annualised rate of 1. 18m, according to the Department of Commerce.

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19 Sep
British Virgin Islands brace for Hurricane Maria
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The governor of the British Virgin Islands, Guy Jaspert, sent warnings to its residents in a frantic effort to keep the toll from Hurricane Maria, which was expected to strengthen as it drew nearer to the island on Tuesday evening and Wednesday, as low as possible.

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19 Sep
German economic confidence rises past forecasts in September, ZEW says
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Financial experts turned more optimistic on the outlook for the German economy, according to the results of one of the most widely-followed surveys, despite recent strength in the European single currency.

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19 Sep
Advanced economy growth may boost global GDP even longer, Oxford Economics says
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Oxford Economics predicts advanced economies such as the USA, Eurozone, Japan, UK, Canada, Australia and Switzerland, will give global GDP a larger than expected boost this year.

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19 Sep
Trump to call on UN to take action against Iran and North Korea
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Donald Trump will call on the United Nations to take action against Iran and North Korea in his first speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

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18 Sep
Founder of Rolling Stone puts magazine up for sale
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The founder of the Rolling Stone has announced plans to put his controlling stake in the 50-year old music and counterculture magazine up for sale, although no mention was made of whether the company is already in talks with potential buyers.

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18 Sep
Bitcoin resilient in spite of Chinese crackdown
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Bitcoin refused to slow down on Monday even though reports continued to circulate that Beijing had decided to move forward with a crackdown that would see it hit with a wide range of sanctions in China, one of its biggest markets.

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18 Sep
Trump tells UN to cut down on bureaucracy
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US President Donald Trump has implored the United Nations to ditch bureaucracy in order to maximise its potential.

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18 Sep
Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera channel in Saudi Arabia
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News channel Al Jazeera has had its channel blocked on picture messaging app Snapchat in Saudi Arabia, after a government request.

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