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U.S. official says unified with Japan on need for Russian sanctions Treasury official said on Wednesday that the U.S. The official added that if the Russian government takes steps to decrease tensions in Ukraine, then Western countries could soften sanctions. The United States and European countries have imposed sanctions
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China rejects Manila protest on ships, complains of detentions China rejected Philippine complaints on Wednesday about Chinese survey vessels operating in a gas-rich area of Manila's exclusive economic zone, and has lodged a separate complaint about the detention of Chinese workers, as tensions persist. Philippi
Yahoo! News | Aug 20, 2014 08:05 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Global stocks drift amid wait for US Fed signs TOKYO (AP) Asian stocks got a slight boost from Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar, while European markets drifted lower.
Yahoo! News | Aug 20, 2014 07:56 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Nigeria former anti-graft tsar defects to scandal-hit, ruling PDP Nigeria's former anti-corruption chief Nuhu Ribadu has defected to the ruling People's Democratic Party to contest a state election, in a filip for President Goodluck Jonathan, whose PDP has been reeling from high profile corruption scandals. An
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Nigeria's foreign debt at $9.38 bln, up 40 pct from last year By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's foreign debt stands at $9.38 billion, up 40 percent in absolute terms from its last publicly available data of $6.7 billion at the end of March 2013, the Debt Management Office said on Tuesday. The DMO said
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Many who have left U.S. labor force say they would like to return By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself retired, yet at age 62 the former General Motors employee does not consider his working life over. Yack, who says he can get by on
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Japan export rebound offers hope for economic growth By Stanley White TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's exports rose in July for the first time in three months in a tentative sign that overseas demand is starting to recover, which could raise hopes that exports can offset a slump in consumer spending. The expo
Yahoo! News | Aug 20, 2014 03:03 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200 By Clair MacDougall and Stephanie Nebehay MONROVIA/GENEVA (Reuters) - Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's
Yahoo! News | Aug 20, 2014 01:16 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Japan's polarizing PM Abe learns the long game By Linda Sieg, Tetsushi Kajimoto and Yuko Yoshikawa TOKYO (Reuters) - Shinzo Abe is one of Japans most polarizing prime ministers in decades. Whether that proves to be the case depends on whether Abe, who surged back to power 20 months ago for a second sh
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Taiwan growth outlook brightens as factories gear up for smartphone demand By J.R. Wu TAIPEI (Reuters) - The launch of new tech products such as Apple's iPhone 6 will help Taiwan remain one of Asia's stronger exporters, bolstering its economic prospects this year amid a patchy global recovery. After the government rais
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