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Why the world’s biggest exporter of crude is trying to wean itself off oil

In an interview with Saudi-owned broadcaster Al-Arabiya, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman outlined a sweeping plan dubbed “Saudi Vision 2030.” It includes listing for sale less than 5 percent of the Saudi Arabian Oil Co., building the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund, reducing government subsidies and developing sectors such as tourism and mining.

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Corruption complaint filed against Philippine candidate

A Philippine senator and political opponent of the front runner in the country's presidential race filed a corruption complaint Thursday alleging that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte hired 11,000 non-existent employees whose salaries cost the government 708 million pesos ($15 million).

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UN diplomat says Islamic State seeking new revenue streams

The Islamic State extremist group is looking to increase revenue from taxation, smuggling antiquities "and potentially kidnap for ransom" after losing some territory and oil revenue following the destruction of significant oil facilities, the chair of the U.N. committee monitoring sanctions against the militant group and al-Qaida said Wednesday.

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