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The Marshall Islands Cannot Sue Nuclear Powers for Proliferation, U.N. Court Rules

The Marshall Islands — home to Bikini Atoll, where the first postwar U.S. nuclear test was conducted in 1946 —has been told by a top international …

U.S. jobless claims fall, point to labor market strength | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to near a 43-year low, an indication of firmness in the labor market which may support an interest rate increase by the U.S. Federal Reserve this year.<p>A job-seeker completes an application at …

Economics

Phuket Vegetarian Festival in Thailand: Pictures

Phuket

Oil holds near 2016 highs after U.S. inventory drop

Oil prices held steady on Thursday, underpinned by a surprisingly large drop in U.S. inventory levels the previous day to stay within sight of this year's highs hit in June.<p>Brent crude futures were virtually unchanged at $51.85 per barrel at 1120 GMT, after hitting a high of $52.09 the previous …

Oil

Two U.S. troops die battling Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan

Two U.S. service members were killed during operations against the Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Thursday, the latest sign of the security challenges the Trump administration faces in America’s longest and most costly war.<p>Military officials said the deaths occurred …

Afghanistan

Giants vs. Mets: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 NL Wild Card Game

Link to Media<p>The San Francisco Giants' even-year magic continued Wednesday with a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets in the National League Wild Card Game.<p>Madison Bumgarner thwarted the Mets lineup with a complete-game shutout, and Conor Gillaspie shared the glory with a three-run homer in the …

Major League Baseball