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Protests spread across US as cop charged over George Floyd death

Derek Chauvin charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man.

In Chile, a pandemic exposes a water divide

Chile's drought has been compounded by the continuous spread of the novel coronavirus.

'Like a drug deal': Inside Lebanon's black market currency trade

'Like a drug deal': Inside Lebanon's black market currency trade

A crackdown on legal exchange shops has turbocharged illicit black market transactions in the crisis-ridden country.

Turkey has sold $44bn defending the lira this year, say bankers

Turkey has sold $44bn defending the lira this year, say bankers

Turkey's foreign exchange reserves have dropped as coronavirus pressures economy.

US spending drops; consumer savings soar

US spending drops; consumer savings soar

Spending drops at the same time that personal income jumps 10.5 percent; savings rate hits 33 percent.

Saudi Arabia moved $40bn in reserves to sovereign fund

Saudi Arabia moved $40bn in reserves to sovereign fund

The move comes as the world's largest crude exporter faces major fiscal pressure from a crash in global oil markets.