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China's Xi purging corrupt officials to put own men in place: sources - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of senior officials suspected of corruption to put his own men and reform-minded bureaucrats into key positions across the Communist Party, the government and the military, sources said. - Intense News
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Syrian opposition accuses Assad's forces of new poison gas attack - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of a new poison gas attack in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, posting footage of four men being treated by medics. - Intense News
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Obama looks to salvage Asia 'pivot' as allies fret about China - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
WASHINGTON/MANILA (Reuters) - When a Philippine government ship evaded a Chinese blockade in disputed waters of the South China Sea last month, a U.S. Navy plane swooped in to witness the dramatic encounter. - Intense News
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BlackBerry's meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada's Silicon Valley - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
(Reuters) - The troubles at BlackBerry Ltd, which fired more than half its staff and lost more than 90 percent of its market value as consumers shunned its smart phones, might have spelled disaster for the company's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. Instead, there are hot sports cars in the streets and new companies filling the refurbished office buildings. - Intense News
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Yellen stresses employment, inflation in Fed's coming tightening decision - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's still distant decision to raise interest rates will depend on how far the U.S. economy remains from the central bank's employment and inflation goals, and how long it will likely take to meet them, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday. - Intense News
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Former Madoff aides seek to have convictions tossed - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five former Bernard Madoff aides have asked a federal judge to throw out their convictions, three weeks after a jury found them guilty of fraud and conspiracy for helping Madoff conceal his multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. - Intense News
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IBM hit with $2.5 billion lawsuit by Mexican mobile phone operator - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mexican mobile phone operator Iusacell SA de CV sued IBM Corp on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. technology giant of making fraudulent representations that caused it to lose $2.5 billion in profits. - Intense News
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Brazil's Rousseff looks weak, but so do her election rivals - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - With Brazil's economy struggling, a scandal at its state-run oil company and nearly three-quarters of voters saying they want change from their government, President Dilma Rousseff looks vulnerable in her bid for re-election this October. - Intense News
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China Q1 GDP at 18-month low, to cut reserve ratio for small banks - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy expanded 7.4 percent between January and March, its slowest pace in 18 months, prompting authorities to act for the second time in as many weeks to shore up growth. - Intense News
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GM to seek court protection against ignition suits - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
(Reuters) - General Motors Co said it will ask a U.S. bankruptcy court to bar plaintiffs from proceeding with lawsuits against the automaker for claims related to any actions before it filed for bankruptcy in 2009. - Intense News
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U.S. housing starts rise less than expected, permits fall - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. housing starts rose less than expected in March and building permits fell, pointing to underlying weakness in the housing market that could persist despite better weather. - Intense News
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Bank of America posts loss as litigation charges weigh - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp posted a first-quarter loss as the No. 2 U.S. bank recorded $6 billion in litigation expenses related to a settlement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency and other mortgage-related matters. - Intense News
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Iran expects next payment under nuclear deal, confirming compliance - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran expects to get a fifth installment this week of previously blocked overseas funds, a senior official was quoted as saying, a payment that would confirm Iranian compliance with a landmark deal with world powers to curb its nuclear program. - Intense News
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Euro zone inflation stuck in 'danger zone', keeps pressure on ECB - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A shock drop in March euro zone inflation to its lowest level since November 2009 was confirmed on Wednesday, keeping pressure on the European Central Bank to intervene should prices not rebound. - Intense News
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Ukraine tightens grip on eastern town before talks - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces tightened their grip on the eastern town of Kramatorsk on Wednesday after securing control over an airfield from pro-Russian separatist militiamen, prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin to warn of the risk of civil war. - Intense News
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Defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox files for liquidation: WSJ - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
(Reuters) - Defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has given up plans to rebuild under bankruptcy protection and has asked a Tokyo court to allow it to be liquidated, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. - Intense News
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CME trading outage showed that man can still match the machine - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Just over a week ago, CME Group Inc suffered the worst-ever trading outage on the world's most important agricultural markets, plunging electronic screens into darkness and sending dozens of traders scrambling for Chicago's famous but now often deserted trading "pits". - Intense News
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Undersea drone heads back to seafloor in Malaysia jet hunt - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Officials searching for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner were on Wednesday waiting for the results a U.S. Navy underwater drone's first full mission, after it was forced to abort its maiden deployment because it had exceeded its depth limit. - Intense News
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Fed should beef up low-rate vows, two officials say - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
FARGO, North Dakota/BANGOR, Maine (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve ought not to raise interest rates until the economy is much closer to full strength, two of the Fed's most dovish policymakers said on Tuesday. - Intense News
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China first-quarter economic growth slows to 7.4 percent - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's annual economic growth slowed between January and March 2014 to 7.4 percent from 7.7 percent in the previous three months, but beat market expectations for growth of 7.3 percent, data showed on Wednesday. - Intense News
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Rescue underway after South Korean ferry carrying 470 sends distress signal - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
SEOUL (Reuters) - A passenger ferry carrying about 470 people was listing badly off South Korea's southwest coast and had sent a distress signal, a Korean coast guard official said on Wednesday, and a rescue mission was underway. - Intense News
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Voices of gratitude, defiance at Boston bombing memorial - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
BOSTON (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden, other leaders and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing shared messages of thanks and defiance on Tuesday at a tribute to the three people killed and 264 wounded in the attack exactly one year ago. - Intense News
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U.S., China in 'productive' talks after North Korea test threat - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and China have held "productive" talks on North Korea, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, part of stepped up international diplomacy after Pyongyang warned of plans to conduct a new type of nuclear test. - Intense News
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Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare: Reuters/Ipsos poll - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after the White House announced that more people than expected had signed up for the "Obamacare" health plan. - Intense News
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Handless cleric's own words to be used against him in U.S. trial - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prosecutors can use radical preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri's own inflammatory words against him during his trial in New York on terrorism-related charges, including praise for Osama bin Laden and for the September 11, 2001, attacks, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. - Intense News
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Israeli, Palestinian negotiators to meet on Wednesday, U.S. says - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will meet on Wednesday to try to extend peace talks beyond an April 29 deadline, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday. - Intense News
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N.Y. court advances lawsuit against Martha Stewart Living on pet products - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawsuit claiming Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc tried to undercut a business partner's relationship with pet products retailer PetSmart Inc can proceed, a New York state judge has ruled. - Intense News
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Exclusive: U.N. should halt arms shipments via Ivory Coast after China breach - panel - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - United Nations experts have called for the world body to stop allowing arms for its Mali peacekeepers to be shipped through Ivory Coast after they said a load of military hardware sent by China violated the country's arms embargo. - Intense News
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Exclusive: Turmoil at Symantec luring activists, buyers - sources - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The abrupt firing of Symantec Corp Chief Executive Officer Steve Bennett last month is attracting activist investors and private equity firms to the U.S. security software maker, in a development that could potentially lead to its breakup or sale, sources familiar with the situation said. - Intense News
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Rouhani says Iran sanctions will unravel in months - http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c...
DUBAI (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday international sanctions on Iran would unravel in months following negotiations with world powers on its nuclear program, the official IRNA news agency reported. - Intense News
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