Tag Archives: Iran

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Greece's future in EU in doubt if talks fail, central bank warns

By George Georgiopoulos & James Mackenzie ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece's leftist government faced a barrage of warnings on Wednesday that it risked being forced out of the euro zone &…

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Obama, leading Republicans mounting rescue effort on trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama & top Republicans in Congress joined forces Wednesday on a quick, bipartisan rescue attempt for the administration's trade agenda, left for dead in the…

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IPO values wearable fitness tracker Fitbit valued at $4.1 billion

(Reuters) – Fitbit Inc priced its initial public offering at $20 per share on Wednesday, valuing the maker of wearable fitness tracking devices at approximately $4.1 billion. The IPO raised…

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Eight new MERS cases in South Korea; 20th patient dies

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea on Wednesday reported eight new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), while another person infected with the virus died, health officials said, bringing to…

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Japan's Amari: Hard to hold TPP ministerial talks this month

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said on Wednesday that it would be difficult to hold ministerial-level talks this month on a pan-Pacific trade deal that is a…

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Close but no cigar: US-Cuba wrangle on embassies 6 months on

HAVANA (AP) — Six months ago Wednesday, Presidents Barack Obama & Raul Castro stunned the world by announcing an end to their nations' half-century of official hostility. U.S. travelers, politicians…

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Eight new MERS cases in South Korea takes total to 162

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea's health ministry said on Wednesday it had recorded eight new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the total to 162. The health ministry…

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Pope to warn global warming is killing the planet

Pope Francis is to warn that global warming threatens the planet & declare a moral imperative to reduce fossil fuel consumption, Vatican sources said Tuesday. A landmark Church statement on…

Jeb Bush Kicks Off 2016 White House Bid

Jeb Bush has launched his long-expected 2016 White House bid, telling supporters he is the candidate to steer America back from its "very offensive course". The 62-year-old former Florida governor…