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Lebanese Cabinet agrees on 2019 austerity budget

Lebanese Cabinet agrees on 2019 austerity budget

A Lebanese Cabinet minister says the government has agreed on a 2019 budget, wrapping up weeks of haggling over an austerity budget that aims to cut public spending and reduce the deficit
Updated: 6 hours ago
Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets slump

Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets slump

Trump administration prepares another $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by trade wars
Published: 05/24/19
Census: Big cities in US aren't growing like they used to

Census: Big cities in US aren't growing like they used to

New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau show the largest cities in the U.S. last year grew by a fraction of the numbers they did earlier in the decade.
Published: 05/23/19
Cuba to renovate site known for hosting rally against US

Cuba to renovate site known for hosting rally against US

The Cuban government says it is renovating the Anti-Imperialist Tribune, a massive stage that was known for being an iconic site of its ideological battle with the United States.
Published: 05/23/19
Cuba tries to revive its once-great railway network

Cuba tries to revive its once-great railway network

Cuba's railway system is undergoing a major overhaul, with the government pushing a program to revamp the decrepit and aging network with new cars and locomotives in the hope of restoring a rail service that was once the envy of Latin America
Published: 05/23/19

European Central Bank more concerned about growth rebound

Top officials at the European Central Bank at their last meeting held on to their hopes for a return to stronger growth in the second half of the year even as they underlined their readiness to deploy more stimulus if needed
Published: 05/23/19
Minutes show some on Fed still think rate hikes possible

Minutes show some on Fed still think rate hikes possible

Minutes show some Fed officials still think rate hikes could be needed to restrain inflation
Published: 05/22/19
British Steel collapses, threatening thousands of jobs

British Steel collapses, threatening thousands of jobs

British officials say British Steel has been ordered into compulsory liquidation after talks with the government failed to secure a bailout
Published: 05/22/19
Big question for EU vote: How well will the far-right do?

Big question for EU vote: How well will the far-right do?

The European Parliament elections have never been so hotly anticipated or contested, with many predicting that this year's ballot will mark a coming-of-age moment for the euroskeptic far-right movement
Published: 05/22/19

Egypt to hike electricity prices in July

Egypt says it will raise electricity prices for households and businesses by an average of 15 percent, the latest in a series of austerity measures aimed at boosting the economy
Published: 05/21/19