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LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Taliban militants have launched an offensive against Afghan forces at Camp Bastion, the huge base in southern Helmand province vacated by the British military a month ago, officials said. Powered by WPeMatico…

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Street clashes erupt as Hong Kong police crack down on protesters »

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of pro-democracy activists clashed with police in running scuffles in the gritty district of Mong Kok early on Saturday in a bid to reclaim part of one of the largest and most volatile protest sites in Hong Kong. Powered by…

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Three dead in attack and Islamist protests in Egypt »

CAIRO (Reuters) – Three people including an army general were killed and at least 26 wounded on Friday in a drive-by shooting and violence that erupted at Islamist protests around Egypt, security sources and health officials said. Powered by WPeMatico…

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UPDATE 1-Banks to arrange $1.5 bln loan for Egypt to repay foreign energy firms »

CAIRO, Nov 28 (Reuters) – HSBC, National Bank of Egypt and National Bank of Abu Dhabi will arrange a $1.5 billion syndicated loan to Egypt’s…

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UPDATE 1-Black Friday shopping crowds thin after Thanksgiving rush »

(Adds protests at Walmart stores, analyst comments, stock prices, other details, adds CHICAGO to dateline) Powered by WPeMatico…

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Fed's latest invention holds promise for controlled rate rise »

NEW YORK, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve’s latest market proposal could help it smoothly raise interest rates and bring far more banks into…

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Exclusive: P&G exploring sale of $7 billion Wella hair care unit – sources »

LONDON (Reuters) – Procter & Gamble Co is working with Goldman Sachs to explore the sale of its Wella hair care business that could be…

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Plunging oil prompts massive options action in energy ETF »

NEW YORK, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Activity in the options on the Energy Select Sector SPDR Exchange-Traded Fund exploded on Friday as traders who had…

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World Sport

Former Ravens running back Ray Rice wins appeal, is eligible for league: ESPN

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(Reuters) – Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won an appeal of his indefinite suspension and is now eligible to sign with any National Football League…

Nov 28 2014 / Read More »

Thunder welcome back All-Star Westbrook from injury

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(Reuters) – The struggling Oklahoma City Thunder gained a massive boost with their All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook set to make his return from injury against the New…

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Sainz handed Toro Rosso race seat

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LONDON (Reuters) – Spain’s Carlos Sainz, whose father and namesake was a double world rally champion in the 1990s, will race in Formula One next season with Toro…

Nov 28 2014 / Read More »

Brazil's Pele improving, still in intensive care: hospital

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian soccer great Pele “is in better condition” though he remains in an intensive care unit being treated for a urinary tract infection, the…

Nov 28 2014 / Read More »

Hughes to be honored with state memorial

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – The Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday after being hit in the head by a ball, will be honored with a state memorial…

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Technology

Europe's space-based, laser-powered data highway passes early test

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A European satellite beamed images to earth using new laser-based communications technology on Friday, opening the way for uninterrupted and near instantaneous viewing of natural…

Nov 28 2014 / Read More »

Canadian startups woo Silicon Valley expats for top jobs

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TORONTO (Reuters) – Technology startups in Canada are seeking to lure back expatriates from Silicon Valley with the promise of executive roles, generous stakes and the chance to…

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Earthlings to send 90,000 hellos to Mars

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(Reuters) – Radio telescopes on Earth will beam 90,000 messages to Mars on Friday to commemorate the launch 50 years ago of the first robotic probe to visit…

Nov 27 2014 / Read More »

EU lawmakers urge regulators to break up Google

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging anti-trust regulators to break up Google, the latest setback for the world’s most popular Internet…

Nov 27 2014 / Read More »
Business News

Putin awards a posthumous Order of Honour on Total's Margerie

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded a posthumous Order of Honour to Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of France’s Total oil company, killed when a…

Nov 1 2014 / Read More »

BNP CEO: French banks should pay only two thirds of bailout contribution

PARIS (Reuters) – French banks should pay only 10 billion euros ($12.5 billion) of the 16 billion they are being asked to contribute to a proposed EU bailout…

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German pilots won't strike during negotiations with Lufthansa: Focus

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) will abstain from industrial action during negotiations with airline Lufthansa over pay and early retirement benefits, Germany’s Focus magazine…

Nov 1 2014 / Read More »

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