Archive for February 15th, 2014

UN envoy ‘very sorry’ as Syria talks break off in failure

February 15, 2014
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Geneva (AFP) – The UN’s Syria envoy said he was “very, very sorry” Saturday as peace talks in Geneva broke off with no progress made and no date set for a third round.
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AP Exclusive: Misconduct forces more soldiers out

February 15, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. soldiers forced out of the Army because of crimes or misconduct has soared in the past several years as the military emerges from a decade of war that put a greater focus on battle competence than on character.
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Russian retailer Lenta IPO books fully subscribed

February 15, 2014
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MOSCOW, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Russian hypermarkets chainLenta’s order book for its planned London stock market flotationis fully subscribed, including the over-allotment option,organisers of the deal told investors.
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Scorsese says NY Review film meant as guide to young

February 15, 2014
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By Michael Roddy BERLIN (Reuters) – Director and producer Martin Scorsese says he hopes his documentary to mark the 50th anniversary of the New York Review of Books will point young people in the right direction for getting reliable information in an age of data overload.
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Obama: Calif. drought is everyone’s concern

February 15, 2014
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FIREBAUGH, Calif. (AP) — Conveying the concern of the entire nation, President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. will have to make difficult choices about how it uses and conserves water as he paid a visit to drought-stricken California.
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Shift seen in legal battle for gay rights

February 15, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The overturning of Virginia’s gay marriage ban places the legal fight over same-sex unions increasingly in the hands of federal appeals courts shaped by President Barack Obama’s two election victories.
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Wall St. Week Ahead: U.S. stock investors face Fed view, tech charts

February 15, 2014
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By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – With economic data being shoveled aside like snow and earnings season winding down, U.S. stock investors could zero in next week on the Fed’s view of the economy and technical analysis charts as the S&P 500 nears its record high.
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Wall Street Weekahead – U.S. stock investors face Fed view, tech charts

February 15, 2014
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By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – With economic data being shoveled aside like snow and earnings season winding down, U.S. stock investors could zero in next week on the Fed’s view of the economy and technical analysis charts as the S&P 500 nears its record high.
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