India’s finance minister favors interest rate cut: paper

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley favors a cut in interest rates to trigger demand in the construction sector, a newspaper report said on Saturday, but the central bank has signal it will not ease policy until … Continue reading


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Areva-Siemens raises claim to $4.4 billion over Finnish reactor delays

HELSINKI (Reuters) – The French-German consortium Areva-Siemens (AREVA.PA)(SIEGn.DE), the supplier of Finland’s much-delayed Olkiluoto-3 nuclear reactor, has increased its claim against Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima (TVO), TVO said late on Friday. TVO and Areva have traded accusations about who is … Continue reading


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Deutsche Bank lawyer found dead in apparent NY suicide: WSJ

BERLIN (Reuters) – Calogero Gambino, a senior Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) regulatory lawyer, has been found dead in New York in what appears to have been a suicide, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing New York City officials and … Continue reading


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U.S., allies stage 22 air strikes in Iraq: U.S. Central Command

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and its allies conducted 22 air strikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq on Friday and Saturday, the U.S. Central Command said. U.S. warplanes also destroyed an Islamic State artillery piece near Kobani, Syria, … Continue reading


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Ebola medical worker quarantined in New Jersey tests negative for virus

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A medical worker in New Jersey quarantined after arriving at an airport after treating Ebola victims in West Africa has tested negative for the virus, the state’s health department said on Saturday. The worker, who has … Continue reading


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On eve of poll, Ukraine leader seeks support for pro-Europe course

KIEV (Reuters) – President Petro Poroshenko called on Ukrainians on Saturday to elect a majority on Sunday that would see through a pro-Europe, reform agenda and break with the Soviet past. Poroshenko, who is expecting a big win for his … Continue reading


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Canada’s Parliament Hill reopens following Wednesday shooting

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadians returned to the grounds of their parliament building on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after shooting dead a soldier in the second attack on the country’s military at … Continue reading


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Power shifts to outsiders in U.S. Senate fight

The days of candidates dominating their own political campaigns are over. In the most competitive U.S. Senate races this year, big-money special interests that proliferated after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision are routinely out-muscling … Continue reading


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Missouri auditor revels in Hollywood, history

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — It’s just a few weeks before the election, and Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is talking animatedly about a big success that’s been years in the making. The subject isn’t his re-election, which appears all but assured. … Continue reading


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Roberts scarcely mentions long ag record in Kansas

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — One would hardly know from Republican Sen. Pat Roberts’ campaign speech that he is revered as a champion of Kansas’ all-important farm economy. He scarcely mentions his many years on the House and Senate agriculture committees … Continue reading


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Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer. And all balk at the umpteenth “How does it feel to … Continue reading


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Bios of Latina candidates in Fla., Nevada, Texas

MIAMI (AP) — After years of running few Latinos for statewide posts, Democrats are building a bench that better reflects the support they have in the Hispanic community. Polls show more than twice as many Hispanics identify as Democrats than … Continue reading


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