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Unprecedented migrant crisis forces EU to seek answers

BRUSSELS - European Union ministers were summoned on Sunday to meet in two weeks' time to seek urgent solutions to a migration crisis unprecedented in the bloc's history, as the mounting death toll on land and sea forced governments to respond. | Video

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Exclusive: Citi aims to boost equities franchise amid industry shakeout

NEW YORK - Citigroup plans to rebuild its long-neglected equities franchise seeking to capitalize on a retrenchment by rivals in the face of new rules designed to make the financial system less risky, according to people familiar with the bank's plans.

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Fred becomes second hurricane of 2015 Atlantic season

- Fred, formerly a tropical storm, has strengthened into the second hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.

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Christie defends plan to monitor immigrants like FedEx tracks parcels

WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie pushed back on Sunday against "ridiculous" criticism of his proposal to track foreign visitors the way FedEx Corp tracks packages, saying government needs private-sector expertise to tackle illegal immigration.

Politics, Mexico 30 Aug 2015

Egypt sets Oct election date, after three years without parliament

CAIRO - Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting on Oct. 18-19, the election commission said on Sunday, the final step in a process to bring back democracy that critics say has been tainted by widespread repression. | Video

World, Egypt 30 Aug 2015

Saudi-led coalition air strike kills 36 Yemeni civilians: residents

SANAA - An air strike by warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition, which said it targeted a bomb-making factory, killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah on Sunday, residents said.

World, Yemen 30 Aug 2015