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A U.S.-Designated Terrorist Group Is Helping the Kurds Push Back ISIL

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The battle between the Islamic State — formerly known as ISIS — against the Kurds and the Iraqis has …

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Japan GDP growth collapses amid sales tax shock

Japan's economy suffered its worst contraction since 2011 in the second quarter as consumer spending on big items slumped in the wake of a sales tax rise.<p>Gross domestic product shrank by an annualized 6.8% in the three months ended June, Japan's Cabinet Office said Wednesday. The result was …

China data raises doubts over growth

<b>China's latest industrial production and retail sales figures are higher in July from one year ago but the pace of expansion has slowed.</b><p>Industrial production, a measures of output at factories, workshops and mines jumped 9% in July, compared to a 9.2% rise in June.<p>Retail sales in July rose by …

Economics