Asian Morning: Fading Economy and Graft Crackdown Rattle China’s Leaders

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President Xi Jinping of China with President Obama in Beijing last year. Mr. Xi will be visiting Washington in a few weeks.

Fading Economy and Graft Crackdown Rattle China’s Leaders

By MICHAEL FORSYTHE and JONATHAN ANSFIELD

A slowdown could mark the end of fast growth, while a campaign against official corruption has continued longer and reached higher than most had expected.

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By ADAM NOSSITER

The quick action by two servicemen on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris averted what officials said could have been a blood bath.

The police detained a suspect at a train station in the French city of Arras on Friday.

Profile Emerges of Suspect in Attack on Train to Paris

By STEVEN ERLANGER

The gunman is believed to be Ayoub El Kahzani, of Moroccan origin, who was known to the Spanish and French security services and is reported to have traveled to Syria last year.

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Amid European disenchantment with political institutions, criticism of the ever-expanding legislative chamber, the largest outside China, is mounting.

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Investors Race to Escape Risk in Once-Booming Emerging-Market Bonds

By LANDON THOMAS Jr.

A selling spree by large mutual funds has raised concerns among regulators and economists about a broader contagion if investors start to ask for their money at the same time.

7 Dead as Fighter Jet Crashes Into Highway at British Airshow

By DANNY HAKIM

A fighter jet taking part in a British airshow in West Sussex, on England’s southern coast, crashed into a busy road.

The site of an explosion in the center of Kabul on Saturday, where 12 people were killed by a suicide car bomber.

Kabul Suicide Bombing Kills 12, Including 3 Americans

By AHMAD SHAKIB and ROD NORDLAND

A suicide car bomber targeted the vehicle of the Americans, employees of the military contractor DynCorp International, according to Afghan and American accounts.

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The managing partner and chairman of North American Properties says lessons learned as a project manager have helped him be an effective leader.

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Canadian Maple Syrup ‘Rebels’ Clash With Law

By IAN AUSTEN

Harvesters in Quebec, who provide 70 percent of the world’s supply, must sell through a central system, but some flout the requirement.

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Hackers post data stolen from a website for would-be adulterers, and an exposé about the world’s leading online retailer ruffles feathers.

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By BRAD SPURGEON

As the series has grown and attracted lucrative television contracts and global sponsors, it has allowed teams with bigger budgets to use superior technology to eliminate human error.

Justin Gatlin, center, advanced to the 100-meter semifinals by winning his heat in 9.83 seconds, and Usain Bolt, right, won his heat in 9.96.

Looming Confrontation of Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin Would Be a Morality Play

By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY

Bolt and Gatlin, who have neither raced each other nor lost in their trademark sprints since 2013, both won their 100-meter heats Saturday at the world championships in Beijing.

Victoria Duval, 19, who is just returning after being treated for lymphoma, did not receive a U.S. Open main-draw wild card this year and will need to qualify.

Surprise Star of 2013 U.S. Open Receives No Break in Comeback

By BEN ROTHENBERG

Victoria Duval, the breakout star of the United States Open two years ago who is just coming back from lymphoma, was denied a wild-card entry into the main draw.

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Evidence suggests that the brash billionaire builder’s dominance in presidential primary polling is no mere “summer fling."

Greg Louganis at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, where he won two gold medals in diving.

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By MICHAEL D. SHEAR

An island whose residents shrug off celebrities who regularly come here finally seems to feel that way about the president, too.

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It’s time for enlightened countries to address a human-rights chasm.

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