IMF: World economy is picking up speed

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The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised its forecast for global growth to 3.6 percent this year…

Trump’s jibe deepens feud with Tillerson; he was joking?

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President Donald Trump challenged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to “compare IQ tests,” delivering a sharp-edged…

Smoke, ash from wildfires blanket California cities

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Millions of Californians on Tuesday saw their lawns covered in ash and air filled with smoke as firefighters…

French public sector strike disrupt schools, hospitals

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A nationwide strike Tuesday disrupted schools, hospitals and air traffic across France, and nearly a quarter million civil servants…

Catalan leader stakes claim to independence, then delays it

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Catalan separatists on Tuesday signed what they called a declaration of independence from Spain to cheers…

SF: Home robbed by masked man armed with crowbar

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A masked man armed with a crowbar robbed a woman in her home southeast of Mount Davidson…

Paltrow, Jolie join flood of allegations against Weinstein

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An avalanche of allegations poured out Tuesday against Harvey Weinstein in on-the-record reports that detailed claims of…

North Bay fire impacted air quality in the Bay Area

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The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory because of the wildfires…

Hong Kong soccer fans boo China national anthem

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A group of soccer fans in Hong Kong booed the China national anthem before a match against the Malaysian team…

Taiwan leader: Protect regional stability amid China tension

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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday said her government will defend the self-governing island’s freedoms…