Archive for February 18th, 2014

Iran won’t scrap its nuclear facilities

February 18, 2014
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VIENNA (AP) — Iran drew a red line on Tuesday on how far it would go at landmark nuclear talks, saying as the meeting opened that it would not buckle to pressure from the U.S. and five other world powers to scrap any of its nuclear facilities.
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N.J. mayor rebuffs Christie lawyer’s request

February 18, 2014
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FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of the New Jersey town where allies of Gov. Chris Christie created traffic jams last fall has refused a request to be interviewed by a lawyer representing the governor.
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Mixed views over Bursa volume

February 18, 2014
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ANALYSTS and stock brokers have mixed views over the extremely high trading volume on Bursa Malaysia over the past couple of trading days.
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Japanese stocks jump, leading markets higher

February 18, 2014
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MUMBAI, India (AP) — Japan led stock markets higher Tuesday after the country’s central bank announced new measures to support growth and Wall Street reopened after a long weekend.
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Loud music trial shooter: ‘I was the victim’

February 18, 2014
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Prosecutors released audio today of several jailhouse calls placed by Michael Dunn — the man at the center of another controversial Florida trial — shedding new light on his mindset in the initial days after he fatally shot 17-year-old Jordan Davis over a confrontation over loud music.
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Latest storm to bring more snow to East Coast

February 18, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A quick storm was expected drop several inches of snow on the East Coast before rain and warmer temperatures give worn out residents a reprieve from shoveling and shivering, days after storms paralyzed the Southeast and Northeast with heavy snow, ice and massive power outages.
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Power producer Drax’s core earnings beat estimates

February 18, 2014
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Feb 18 (Reuters) – British power producer Drax Group Plc (LSE: DRX.L – news) reported core earnings ahead of analysts’ estimates asit generated more power from its coal-powered plants.
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Nikkei jumps after BOJ, Asian shares mostly softer

February 18, 2014
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By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese shares surged and the yen sagged on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan doubled loan programs aimed at stimulating bank lending and economic growth, while most other Asian shares were softer after solid gains in recent sessions.
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Venezuela tense ahead of dueling demonstrations

February 18, 2014
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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A crowd of anti-government activists wrested free an opposition politician as he was being hauled away in handcuffs by security forces following a raid on the party headquarters of President Nicolas Maduro’s biggest foe.
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4-year-old Syrian refugee found alone in desert

February 18, 2014
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Here 4 year old Marwan, who was temporarily separated from his family, is assisted by UNHCR staff to cross #Jordan pic.twitter.com/w4s2mrNnMY
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