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The unexpected downturn in the U.S. jobs market has once again removed an interest rate hike from the table as the Federal Reserve meets on monetary policy this week.
 
The pound dropped to a two-month low and the yen rallied Monday as jittery investors shifted into safer assets on worries about Britain's possible exit from the European Union.
 
Perhaps the only guarantee in Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump's epic fight for the White House is that Americans will get their first New Yorker president since World War II.
 
President Francois Hollande must have been relieved by France's win at the opening match of Euro 2016 but even if the tournament goes smoothly, it is unlikely to change his dire ratings, analysts said.
 
A high-profile sex assault case in California reverberating across the globe has prompted soul searching in America and reignited a debate about rape culture on U.S. college campuses.
 
It was one of the most awkward moments of a press conference that was full of them: when an American journalist asked Cuban President Raul Castro about the fate of political prisoners on the island.
 
Donald Trump ridiculed it, saying it was the only thing Hillary Clinton had going for her candidacy. On Tuesday as she made history, she opted to play it proudly.
 
On June 7, 2008, Hillary Clinton made way for Barack Obama to conquer the White House, conceding defeat after a fractious primary race, and throwing her full weight behind him.
 
Now that Isabel dos Santos, Africa's wealthiest woman, has been named head of Angola's oil company she could soon be headed for more power -- but this time in politics, experts say.
 
Shortly after declaring her candidacy for the U.S. presidency in April 2015, Hillary Clinton hit the road in a van to win the hearts of Democrats.
 
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