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A controversial German-Swiss tax treaty was blocked by Germany’s upper house of parliament, dealing a political blow to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition ahead of key national elections next year.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe
TOKYO (Reuters) – Data suggesting a gathering economic recovery in China helped trim declines in Asian shares on Wednesday, though investors stayed risk averse due to weak corporate earnings results worldwide and enduring worries over economic slowdown. The China HSBC Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose to a three-month high of 49.1 in October, also registering the most robust order books since April, signaling a strengthening recovery. The MSCI index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.1 percent, slightly trimming an earlier 0.3 percent drop. …
Following string of recent attacks on US troops by Afghan trainees, officials will stop training Afghan Local Police for at least a month to give Americans time to redo vetting of new recruits.