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Higher Interest Rates Risk Another Global Financial Crisis, Says OECD
By Larry Elliott | The Guardian (free)
Financial markets could fall sharply if stubbornly high inflation forces central banks into further aggressive increases in interest rates, the OECD has warned. The Paris-based organization said ever-higher borrowing costs could put the global financial system under severe stress and send share and bond prices tumbling.
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Antony Blinken to Visit China This Month in Sign of Easing Tensions
By Demetri Sevastopulo | Financial Times
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to China this month, in the latest sign that Beijing and Washington are beginning to stabilize a turbulent bilateral relationship that had sunk to the lowest point in decades.
More from WPR: The U.S. and China Take Another Stab at Thawing Relations
Bolsonaro to Face Trial Over Electoral Fraud Claims
By Jack Nicas | The New York Times
Brazil’s former president, Jair Bolsonaro, is scheduled to go on trial this month on charges that he abused his power as president to make baseless attacks against Brazil’s election systems. If convicted, he would be ineligible to run for office for eight years.
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Mexico Investigates Possible Case of Extrajudicial Killings by Soldiers
By Fabiola Sánchez | Associated Press (free)
Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office is investigating a possible case of extrajudicial killings by soldiers that left five men dead in May in the northern border city of Nuevo Laredo, according to a federal official.
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French March in New Pension Protests, but Are They a Final Stand?
By Constant Méheut | The New York Times (free)
Street demonstrations and transport strikes disrupted France again on Tuesday as another day of protests against a widely unpopular pension overhaul took place, in what appeared to be a last-ditch effort to pressure the authorities into scrapping the changes.
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A ‘Dystopian Nightmare’ Unfolds in Sudan’s Battered Darfur Region
By Abdi Latif Dahir and Cora Engelbrecht | The New York Times
The fighting has decimated many areas of the capital, Khartoum. But the war between the military factions has also swept across the country to the long-suffering western region of Darfur — an area already blighted by two decades of genocidal violence.
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