From copper to cameras; feeling the heat from China slowdown

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s manufacturing engine lost further momentum in July and the job market weakened, a survey showed on Wednesday, complicating a transition to consumer-driven growth and boding ill for so many leveraged to the world’s second-largest economy.

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Gunmen shoot dead nine policemen in northern Iraq

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MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Militants riding on pick-up trucks opened fire on a checkpoint in northern Iraq on Wednesday, killing nine policemen, police said.

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IMF backs off plan to file with top U.S. court in Argentina case

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund no longer plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review Argentina’s case in its decade-old legal battle with holdout creditors due to a lack of support from the U.S. government, the IMF said on Tuesday.

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Brotherhood: Egypt army chief Sisi’s ‘threat’ won’t stop rallies

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CAIRO (Reuters) – A call by Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for mass protests on Friday against “violence and terrorism” amounts to a threat against the Muslim Brotherhood, a senior member of the group said.

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