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  • BEIJING— In an apparent attempt to head off large-scale street demonstrations, Chinese state newspapers have criticized scattered protests against KFC restaurants and other U.S. targets sparked by an international tribunal's ruling that denied Beijing's claim to virtually the entire South China Sea. Meanwhile, in Taiwan— one of six sides with territorial...

  • A man watches a television news broadcast at a railway station in Seoul on July 9, 2016, showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch. North Korea on July 9 test-fired what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile.

    North Korea says its ballistic missile test simulated strikes against South Korean ports and airfields used by the U.S. military.

  • WASHINGTON, July 19- The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of $785 million in bombs to the United Arab Emirates for the U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Washington views the UAE as an important Sunni Arab ally in the fight against Islamic State, a Sunni group that has taken over parts of...

  • A supporter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves a flag against an electronic billboard during a rally in Kizilay Square on July 18, 2016, in Ankara, Turkey.

    Turkey vowed to root out allies of the U.S.-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week.

  • July 19- Wilson Barreto was blinded by a Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia bomb attack in Bogota when he was 19 years old. Now, he is featured in a documentary naked, standing in Bogota's Bolivar Plaza with more than 6,000 other Colombians from all sides of the civil war, which began in the early 1960 s. Also appearing in the documentary is María del Pilar...

  • ANKARA, Turkey— Turkey's central bank cut a key interest rate for the fifth month in a row Tuesday, days after an attempted coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan triggered concerns over the country's economic outlook. In a statement, the bank's Monetary Policy Committee said it had reduced its overnight marginal funding rate by a quarter percentage...

  • A test launch of ground-to-ground medium long-range ballistic rocket Hwasong-10 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 23, 2016.

    North Korea fired three ballistic missiles, which flew between 300 and 360 miles into the sea off its east coast, South Korea's military said.

  • ISTANBUL— The Latest on the attempted military coup in Turkey:. Apart from the conversation Tuesday, Turkey provided the U.S. government with documents that were being reviewed to determine whether it amounted to a formal extradition request for Gulen, who lives in exile in Pennsylvania. Turkey has blamed Gulen for being behind the failed military coup, a charge...

  • BERLIN— Top German security official says note found in Afghan train attacker's room indicates he may have been self-radicalized.

  • This is a huge success for Turkey's democracy: Expert

    Atilla Yesilada, partner at GlobalSource Partners in Istanbul, says all of Turkey stood up against the coup, but warns Erdogan may become more authoritarian.

  • Will Turkey bring back the death penalty?

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports from Istanbul on the latest news from Turkey after the military coup and speaks to the country's deputy prime minister.

  • This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 23, 2016 shows a test launch of the surface-to-surface medium long-range strategic ballistic missile Hwasong-10 at an undisclosed location in North Korea.

    North Korea fired three ballistic missiles into the sea that had a range of up to 360 miles, South Korea said.

  • People carry the coffin of a victim of the coup attempt at Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara, Turkey on July 18, 2016.

    The failed military coup and the Turkish government's sweeping crackdown makes Turkey a more difficult investment destination, but the global hunt for yield could lure investors who might otherwise have stayed away.

  • ANKARA, Turkey— Turkey faces the prospect of waning economic growth, a struggle to attract international investors and financial market volatility for months to come following the failed coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The same applies to those looking to holiday in Turkey— a key sector and foreign-currency earner for Turkey.

  • YENAGOA, Nigeria, July 18- Militants in Nigeria have attacked a crude oil pipeline on the outskirts of Warri, a city in the Niger Delta, which is operated by a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, a community leader said on Monday. Militants calling for a greater share of Nigeria's energy wealth to go to the impoverished Delta area have...

  • Turkey 10-year note spikes

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera shows video of eight Turkish military men appearing in court facing charges of illegally entering Greece on Saturday, and the reaction in the Turkey market.

  • French President Francois Hollande speaks to journalists at the Prefectoral Palace the day after the Bastille Day truck attack, in Nice, France, July 15, 2016.

    Crowds jeered France's leaders at a tribute to victims of last week's Nice attack and an opinion poll showed a sharp drop in confidence in Hollande.

  • *Attack in Nice, Turkey coup plot pummel travel stocks. LONDON, July 18- UK travel stocks are sliding again as they face a perfect storm of political and security shocks that many predict will keep holidaying Britons at home for another year at least. After demand last year was hit by attacks in Tunisia, Egypt and Paris, last week's attack on Bastille Day in Nice and an...

  • YENAGOA, Nigeria, July 18- Militants in Nigeria have attacked a crude oil pipeline on the outskirts of Warri, a city in the Niger Delta, which is operated by a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, a community leader said on Monday. Two blasts were heard on the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company line Sunday night, said Batan community...

  • YENAGOA, Nigeria, July 18- Militants in Nigeria have attacked a crude oil pipeline on the outskirts of Warri, a city in the Niger Delta, which is operated by a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, a community leader said on Monday. Two blasts were heard on the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company line late on Sunday night, said Batan...