Archive for February 16th, 2014

Obama: Anti-gay bill step backward for Ugandans

February 16, 2014
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RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama warned Uganda Sunday over its plans to further criminalize homosexuality, saying it would “complicate our valued relationship.”
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Romney: Bill Clinton ‘embarrassed the nation’

February 16, 2014
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Romney: Bill Clinton ‘embarrassed the nation’


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Bursa expected to be stable amid positive sentiment

February 16, 2014
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THE FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) is expected to trend steadier next week on positive sentiment arising from thehigher-than-expected fourth-quarter gross domestic growth (GDP) growth of 5.1 per cent announced recently, dealers said.
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Huge charity walk breaks Guinness records

February 16, 2014
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine Christian sect has broken two records for organizing the largest charity walk in an effort to raise funds for survivors of last year’s Typhoon Haiyan, a Guinness World Records official said Sunday.
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House Dems try to force votes on wage, immigration

February 16, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are determined to cast an election-year spotlight on Republican opposition to raising the minimum wage and overhauling immigration laws.
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Foreign banks bracing for tough U.S. Fed capital rules

February 16, 2014
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By Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Overseas banks look set to win only minor concessions when the Federal Reserve signs off on new capital rules next week, as they become increasingly resigned to the fact that the cost of doing business in the United States will go up.
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Protesters evacuate Kiev city hall in symbolic concession

February 16, 2014
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Kiev (AFP) – Protesters in Kiev on Sunday vacated city hall after occupying the building for over two months as part of anti-government unrest sweeping Ukraine, in a highly symbolic concession ahead of a new mass protest.
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Merkel, Hollande to discuss communication network avoiding U.S.

February 16, 2014
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BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she would talk to French President Francois Hollande about building up a European communication network to avoid emails and other data passing through the United States.
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Syria peace talks in doubt after 6th day in Geneva

February 16, 2014
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GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi ended direct talks between the Syrian government and opposition Saturday without finding a way of breaking the impasse in peace talks.
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AP PHOTOS: Halftime in Sochi

February 16, 2014
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Four shootout goals lead the U.S. men’s hockey team past Russia 3-2. Poland’s Zbigniew Brodka of nabs gold in men’s 1,500-meter speedskating. And Sweden wins Olympic gold in women’s 4x5K cross-country relay.
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