Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings

Friday, 18 April 2014 13:27

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake shook Mexico on Friday, damaging more than 100 homes in the southwestern state of Guerrero and opening cracks in some buildings but there were no reports of deaths.shakes
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Obama signs law to bar Iran diplomat from serving in U.N. post

Friday, 18 April 2014 11:53

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed a law on Friday that effectively bars an Iranian diplomat from serving as an envoy at the United Nations because of suspicions he was involved in the 1979-81 Tehran hostage crisis.diplomat
diplomat

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Top Hollande aide quits in conflict of interest row

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:43

CLERMONT-FERRAND, France (Reuters) - A senior adviser to French President Francois Hollande quit on Friday over accusations of past conflict of interest linked to his work for pharmaceutical firms, adding to pressure on the unpopular Socialist leader weeks before European elections.interest






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interest

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Italy PM Renzi cuts taxes for 10 million low earners

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:34

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday cut taxes for 10 million low earners to try to boost household spending after a two-year recession, making good on a promise he made after taking office two months ago.million
million

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Special Report: How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse

Friday, 18 April 2014 10:00

WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK (Reuters) - In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War.worse
worse

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Japan says trade talks with U.S. to resume on Monday, gaps remain

Friday, 18 April 2014 09:14

WASHINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Talks between the United States and Japan seen as vital to a broader regional trade pact are making progress and will resume again on Monday, Japan's economy minister said on Friday, as negotiators struggle to narrow gaps ahead of a summit between the countries' leaders.gaps
gaps

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Memorial held for policeman slain after Boston Marathon bombing

Friday, 18 April 2014 08:54

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - More than 1,600 people gathered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday for a memorial service for a popular campus police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.marathon
marathon

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Belarus signals interest in resolving row with Uralkali

Friday, 18 April 2014 03:05

MINSK/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko signaled to Russian potash producer Uralkali on Friday that he was interested in ending a nine-month dispute that has hurt both sides.row
row

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GM could benefit, too, from an ignition-switch victims fund

Friday, 18 April 2014 02:23

(Reuters) - If General Motors Co creates a fund to compensate victims of its faulty ignition switches, an option that a top legal adviser suggested it is exploring, the company could give up strong defenses to a wave of lawsuits. But it could stand to gain even more.victims
victims

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Putin pledges support for Shell Russia expansion

Friday, 18 April 2014 02:12

NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Friday pledged to support Royal Dutch Shell's Russia expansion plans at a meeting with the company's chief executive Ben van Beurden.russia






russia
russia

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Libyan kidnappers of Tunisian diplomat demand Islamists' release: Tunisia

Friday, 18 April 2014 02:09

TUNIS (Reuters) - Militants who kidnapped a Tunisian diplomat in Tripoli on Thursday have demanded the release of Islamist militants detained in Tunisia, its foreign minister said.islamists
islamists

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Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill

Friday, 18 April 2014 01:37

(Reuters) - Four years after the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is still washing up on the long sandy beaches of Grand Isle, Louisiana, and some islanders are fed up with hearing from BP that the crisis is over.oil
oil

Read more: Compensation battle rages four years after BP's U.S. oil spill

 

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