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The one merger that may unleash havoc on the world

Experts in Islamic radical movements think ISIS may stoke chaos if it merges with al-Qaeda, The Fiscal Times reports.

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Concerns rise over US-EU trade talks

There is rising concern over trade liberalisation talks between the EU and the US, with protests planned this weekend across Europe.

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US seeks ‘total cooperation’ on tax cheats: Report

US officials seek “total cooperation” from Swiss banks in a draft agreement aimed at allowing the banks to make amends for aiding tax evasion.

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Mounting global risks a factor for Fed: Tarullo

A Fed official said downside risks to the global economy would have to be weighed by the central bank in its policymaking.

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Former Haitian dictator gets big last hurrah

Haiti’s former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier was mourned by hundreds at his funeral on Saturday.

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Ebola monitoring rises, Spain tries to contain crisis

Sixteen people were being monitored in a Madrid hospital for signs of Ebola on Saturday, with patient numbers rising.

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Europe growth pact floated as recession fears mount

Heeding global calls for action to shore up Europe’s sagging economy, euro zone’s top finance official proposed a new growth pact on Friday.

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Hong Kong democracy protesters dig in for long haul

Hundreds of student activists camped overnight at major protest sites in Hong Kong as the democracy movement sought to regather momentum.

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Greek PM wins confidence vote in parliament

The Greek Prime Minister comfortably won a confidence vote in parliament in the early hours of Saturday.

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US and UK to play financial ‘war game’

Britain and the US will stage the first transatlantic simulation of a crisis in a large bank on Monday. The FT reports.