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Soybeans firm on US weather worries; corn, wheat lower

CHICAGO: US soybean futures firmed on Tuesday, buoyed by concern about dry weather in parts of the US Midwest and reminders of strong export demand from China, traders said. Corn futures declined, losing ground to soybeans on intermarket spreads, while wheat sagged on technical selling and sluggish export prospects. Chicago ...

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Major in May OK but McIlroy, DJ yearn in vain for off-season

CHARLOTTE: Top-ranked Dustin Johnson and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy applaud moving the PGA Championship to May, but their hopes for a golf off-season aren’t likely to be realized anytime soon. That was the upshot from Tuesday’s PGA of America announcement that the tournament, the 99th edition of which opens ...

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Trump warns that opioid crisis threatens everyone

BEDMINSTER: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday sought to rally support to fight the opioid crisis, a public health disaster he warned was threatening all Americans. “It’s a tremendous problem in our country, and I hope we get it taken care of as well as it can be taken care ...

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Afghan forces sent to rescue hostages after massacre: officials

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: The Afghan government has dispatched special forces to a remote village over fears that Taliban and Islamic State insurgents have taken several families hostage after massacring dozens of civilians, officials said Tuesday. Fighters from the two groups killed around 50 men, women and children in Sayad district of northern ...

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Stocks struggle despite another Wall St record

LONDON: Europe’s stock markets churned lower Tuesday in the absence of major economic data, as investors sat on their hands before US inflation numbers due later this week. Asian indices wobbled as traders shrugged off news of yet another record close on Wall Street overnight. And Wall Street opened lower ...

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Police kill militants in Lahore after bomb kills one

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani security forces killed four Taliban militants in the eastern city of Lahore hours after a truck bomb killed one person and wounded 22, authorities said on Tuesday. Attacks in Pakistan’s second-largest city have decreased over the past couple of years but militant groups are still active there, including ...

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