Suzuki Clears Throat of VW Bone, Record Gas Find: Sunday Wrap

Here are highlights of breaking-news stories from around the world on Sunday:

Suzuki Motor Corp. and Volkswagen AG ended a turbulent partnership that failed to produce a single joint project, with VW agreeing to sell its 19.9 percent stake in Suzuki valued at $3.8 billion. Suzuki’s CEO likened it to getting rid of a bone stuck in his throat.

Mohamed El-Erian is looking to Friday’s U.S. jobs report as the key decider in whether the Federal Reserve raises interest rates in September.

Middle East markets calmed from recent days, with stocks gaining 0.5 percent to 1.5 percent.

Eni SpA announced the discovery of what it said is the largest gas field found in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Egypt.

China Construction Bank rounded out the list of lenders reporting flat to lower earnings and rising bad loans for the June quarter.

You won’t be able to watch “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” or “World War Z” on Netflix after September, as the online streaming service is letting its contract with cable network Epix run out in favor of developing original movies.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on other European Union nations to take more refugees as Germany, France and the U.K. call for the creation of “hot spots” in Italy and Greece where migrants can be processed.

U.S. President Barack Obama now has 31 senators on his side on the Iran nuclear deal, within three of what he needs to ensure that Republicans can’t kill the agreement.

The tallest mountain in North America will no longer be named after a Republican president from Ohio who never set foot anywhere near it.

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