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UN chief offers to host global financial summit

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Saying it would bring "universal legitimacy" to the effort, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is offering to host an emergency summit at the United Nations on the global financial crisis.

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Nations balk at US anti-drug Afghan plan

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says a number of NATO countries are balking at the United States' request that their troops in Afghanistan do more to confront drug lords whose money helps bankroll the Taliban.

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Dubai officials back airline service expansion

Posted: 10/09/2008 - The heads of Dubai airport and the emirate's flagship airline say they are pushing ahead with ambitious growth plans even as much of the world's economy crumbles.

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Iran says OPEC eyeing early meeting

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Iran's official news agency says OPEC members are discussing holding an emergency meeting in November over the decline in oil prices.

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2 Americans missing in Lebanon

Posted: 10/08/2008 - The U.S. Embassy in Lebanon says two Americans are missing in Lebanon and is appealing for information on their whereabouts.

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Treasury to sell more debt to deal with borrowing

Posted: 10/08/2008 - The Treasury Department, facing huge borrowing needs because of the government's $700 billion rescue program, says it will increase the size of Treasury securities being sold to the public.

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Two French banks discuss combining

Posted: 10/08/2008 - French bank Caisse d'Epargne says it is in talks about combining with rival Banque Populaire in a deal that would create a huge French banking group.

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