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World 28 Aug 2020 | 12:10 AM

2nd LD Writethru: U.S. Fed chair announces new policy strategy on inflation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced on Thursday that the central bank will seek to achieve inflation that averages 2 percent over time, a new strategy for carrying out monetary policy to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic and boost economic recovery.

World 21 Aug 2020 | 2:26 AM

Mexican murders edge up in July, femicides stubbornly high

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Murders in Mexico edged up in July amid the hunt for a well-known drug gang leader, government data showed on Thursday, while the murders of women remained elevated in the first seven months of the year.

World 09 Aug 2020 | 6:39 PM

Key dates since the start of the 2001 war in Afghanistan and efforts to broker peace

KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan grand assembly, known as the Loya Jirga, on Sunday approved the release of 400 "hard-core" Taliban prisoners, a decision endorsed by President Ashraf Ghani, paving the way for peace talks between the government and the insurgents aimed at ending a 19-year war.

World 29 Jul 2020 | 12:22 AM

Spotlight: U.S. Fed to debate more economic stimulus amid COVID-19 resurgence

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to debate how to provide more stimulus to the coronavirus-ravaged economy at its two-day policy meeting starting Tuesday, but the central bank is unlikely to announce major policy changes this week despite a recent resurgence in COVID-19 cases, analysts said.

World 20 Jul 2020 | 11:34 PM

Mexican murders hit new high in first half of 2020

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Murders in Mexico edged up to a new record high in the first half of 2020, despite easing during the last few months, preliminary government data showed on Monday.