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Fed to start unwinding bond portfolio

The Fed will start to reduce its $ 4.2trn balance sheet in October. BBC News – Business

Catalan President blasts Madrid for ‘illegal’ referendum raids

Spanish police raided multiple Catalan regional government buildings and arrested several senior officials ahead of a disputed independence referendum. CNN.com – RSS Channel – Regions – Europe

Mexicans Dig Through Quake Rubble Overnight as Death Toll Passes 200

“The priority at this moment is to keep rescuing people who are still trapped,” Mexico’s president said. NYT > Americas

New riots over police shooting raise the question: What is it about St. Louis?

In St. Louis, protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist have degenerated into violent clashes with police. Problems between police

Shaken, Not Broken: Pictures of Mexico After the Quake

As Mexicans rush to one another’s aid, portraits of a country that is already dusting itself off. NYT > Americas

Parsons Green bombing: Two more arrested over Tube attack

The arrests of two men in south Wales bring the total held over Friday’s Tube terror attack to five. BBC News – Home

Catalonia referendum: Spain steps up raids to halt vote

Senior officials are detained as police target ministries involved in planning a banned referendum. BBC News – Europe

Live Briefing: At U.N., Global Leaders to Speak After Trump Takes Center Stage

The American president vowed to “destroy” North Korea and condemned Iran, whose president will address the General Assembly. NYT > Middle East

Rare White Giraffes Cause a Stir in Kenya

A conservancy captured video footage of the mother and child after a villager tipped off rangers. NYT > Africa

Mexico: Strong earthquake topples buildings, killing scores

The tremor toppled buildings in the capital with many feared trapped in the rubble. BBC News – Home

Police, protesters clash after vigil for slain Georgia Tech student

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Violent clashes erupted overnight between police and protesters after a memorial vigil for a Georgia Tech student killed by campus officers, and the school’s president on Tuesday

Security incident at Paris international airport

A British Airways flight bound for London was held on the tarmac in Paris on Sunday morning amid security fears, Charles de Gaulle Airport tweeted Sunday. “Passengers in the care

Young spend three times more on housing than grandparents

Young people are paying more to live in less space than previous generations, a think-tank says. BBC News – Business

Second suspect in London subway attack arrested; terror threat level downgraded to ‘severe’ – VIDEO: Second arrest made in connection to London subway attack

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Trump Tells United Nations: ‘I Will Always Put America First’

President Trump tells member states at the United Nations they should put their countries first as well, but says the United States “can no longer be taken advantage of” with

Puerto Rico in the crosshairs of Category 5 Maria

Hurricane Maria, making its first landfall as a Category 5 storm, has blasted Dominica with “widespread devastation,” according to the prime minister of the Caribbean island nation. CNN.com – RSS

Dylann Roof Calls His Attorneys 'Biological Enemies,' Petitions To Replace Them

White supremacist and convicted mass murderer Dylann Roof has petitioned to remove two lawyers from his defense team. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Toys ‘R’ Us seeks bankruptcy to survive retail upheaval

(Reuters) – Toys ‘R’ Us Inc, the largest U.S. toy store chain, which filed for bankruptcy late Monday, will ask a judge on Tuesday for permission to borrow money so

Iraqi forces ‘attack last IS bastion on Syria border’

Soldiers, police and tribesmen are moving on Ana, one of three IS-held towns in the western desert. BBC News – Middle East

Kuwait says dealing with oil spill in Ras Al Zour

Environment Public Authority says working to control and clean up second oil spill in a month Arabian Business – energy

Iraqi forces ‘attack last IS bastion on Syria border’

Soldiers, police and tribesmen are moving on Ana, one of three IS-held towns in the western desert. BBC News – Middle East

Kuwait says dealing with oil spill in Ras Al Zour

Environment Public Authority says working to control and clean up second oil spill in a month Arabian Business – energy

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