Archive for June 17th, 2013

West rebukes Putin over Syria at G8

June 17, 2013
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By Roberta Rampton and Alexei Anishchuk ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (Reuters) – Western leaders rebuked Russian President Vladimir Putin for supporting Syria‘s Bashar al-Assad‘s attempt to crush a two-year-old uprising, setting the stage for a tense G8 summit of the world’s most powerful nations.
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Women may soon join Navy SEALS, Army Rangers

June 17, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by the Pentagon that would slowly bring women into thousands of combat jobs, including those in elite special operations forces.
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World shares rally as Fed meeting nears, dollar firms

June 17, 2013
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By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global equity markets rose and the dollar strengthened against the yen on Monday on expectations the Federal Reserve will reinforce its commitment this week to supporting the U.S. economic recovery.
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PRECIOUS-Gold slips as S&P rallies, FOMC in focus

June 17, 2013
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* US equities market rises on Fed stimulus hopes * US gold futures volume thin * India gold demand seen dropping but China resilient (New updates throughout, adds comments, second byline, dateline, pvs LONDON) By Frank Tang and Veronica Brown NEW YORK/LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) – Gold fell about 0.5 percent on Monday as...
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Obama faces tough crowd on NSA spying in privacy-obsessed Germany

June 17, 2013
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Obama faces tough crowd on NSA spying in privacy-obsessed Germany

In 2010, a quarter of a million Germans forced Google to pixelate their houses on Street View. (Yahoo News)
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President’s job approval tumbles, Americans split on surveillance

June 17, 2013
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President’s job approval tumbles, Americans split on surveillance

President Barack Obama delivers a keynote address ahead of the G-8 summit in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 17, …President Barack Obama’s job approval rating fell sharply over the past month—from 53 to 45 percent, according to a new CNN poll. Fifty-four percent of Americans disapprove of the job he’s doing, also up from 45 percent,...
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STOCKS NEWS MIDEAST-Politics to worry Kuwait but govt funds may support

June 17, 2013
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0530 GMT – Fresh political uncertainty is likely to keep many buyers out of Kuwait‘s stock market but government-linked funds may again support prices.
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Affirmative action ruling contest: race vs. class

June 17, 2013
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In post-Great Recession America, which is the bigger barrier to opportunity — race or class?
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Obama, Putin face tough talks on Syria

June 17, 2013
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By Guy Faulconbridge LOUGH ERNE, Northern Ireland (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will seek the help on Monday of Russia‘s Vladimir Putin, Syria‘s most powerful ally, to bring Bashar al-Assad to the negotiating table and end a two-year civil war.
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Asian shares reverse losses, capped before Fed meeting

June 17, 2013
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By Chikako Mogi TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares recouped early losses on Monday but prices were capped as investors settled in to wait for the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting outcome later in the week – and some long-awaited clarity on its intentions for monetary stimulus.
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