PHOENIX - President Donald Trump revved up supporters with a defense of his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia, and a promise to shut down the government if necessary to build a wall along with the border with Mexico.
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Asian stocks steadied on Wednesday, taking a breather after the previous day's surge, lacking the momentum to keep up with a global rally spurred by gains for tech shares on Wall Street and miners in Europe.
Exclusive: U.S. to withhold up to $290 million in Egypt aid
The United States has decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million because of its failure to make progress on respecting human rights and democratic norms, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
Torso found in Copenhagen waters is missing journalist from submarine, Danish police say
Danish police on Wednesday identified a headless female torso found in the Copenhagen waterside as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who police believe was killed on a home-made submarine.
Treasury secretary's wife apologizes for Instagram sniping
The wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Tuesday apologized for sniping at a critic on social media site Instagram who called her "deplorable" for a post highlighting her expensive clothing as she exited a government plane.
Americans wish for luck in $700-million Powerball lottery jackpot
The odds against wining are astronomical, but millions of Americans will be hoping for some life-altering luck on Wednesday night when winning numbers are drawn for the second-highest jackpot in the history of the Powerball lottery.
Strong euro leads big bond buyers into government debt rethink
The euro's double-digit gains this year are prompting some of the world's biggest money managers to view European government debt more favourably just as the central bank is planning to withdraw its support from the bond market.
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