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Saudi King Salman makes early mark, reshapes policy

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Saudi Arabia’s new monarch isn’t wasting time. Since assuming the throne Jan. 23, King Salman has elevated some of his closest relatives and sidelined previous power-brokers, tightened decision-making and promised lavish payouts designed to win early goodwill.

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US to destroy chem-weapons stockpile

PUEBLO, Colorado—The United States is about to begin destroying its largest remaining stockpile of chemical-laden artillery shells, marking a milestone in the global campaign to eradicate a debilitating weapon that still creeps into modern wars.

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JFC backs Ejercito bill relaxing negative list

Foreign trade groups are backing efforts in Congress to open local investment houses to foreign capital. Investment houses are currently among sectors in local business that the Constitution restricts foreign capital to 40 percent at most.

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Global freedom suffers decline

Alexandra Olson / The Associated Press NEW YORK—Global freedom has suffered a disturbing decline with 60 percent of the world’s population, or 2.6 billion people, living in countries that are not completely free, according to a report released Wednesday.

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Nigeria troops repel Islamist attack

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—Nigerian troops Sunday repelled Islamic extremists who attacked from four fronts on Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria, with several civilians killed by aerial bombs and grenades and mortar shells on the ground.

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PHL seen a major beneficiary from oil price plunge to $40

The Philippines is considered among the biggest beneficiaries of falling crude which just recently passed a record low of below $50 per barrel. The low oil prices will support the growth momentum of the country that momentarily slowed down as a result of stalled public spending that was believed to be the backlash of a Supreme Court ruling that declared …

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