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Russia And US Agree International Syria Talks

7 May 2013, 22:08 Russia And US Agree International Syria Talks Tweet Russia and the US will hold a new international conference later this month in an attempt to push the Assad regime and Syrian opposition into talks on a political transition. The two countries agreed on the need to convene talks “as soon as possible” and said they would ...

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Dow Caps First 15000 Finish

By JONATHAN CHENG The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed Tuesday to its first finish above the 15000 level, notching another landmark on the market’s four-year-long record run. Encouraging economic reports from outside the U.S. and new highs on Germany and Japan’s stock markets helped send the blue-chip Dow industrials up 87.31 points, or 0.58%, to 15056.20, a new record. The ...

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Goodluck denies SA-Nigeria economic competition

President Goodluck Jonathan and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. (AFP) Our Coverage More Coverage Nigeria’s President Jonathan urged co-operation between his country and South Africa on Tuesday to further peace and prosperity in Africa, as he began his first state visit to the country. “Our two countries are placed in a unique position to lead all of Africa to the promised ...

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20 dead in gas tanker explosion near Mexico City

ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and JOSE OSORIO , The Associated Press Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 1:30 PM MEXICO CITY – A natural gas tanker truck lost control and exploded on a highway lined by homes in the Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec early Tuesday, killing at least 20 people and injuring nearly three dozen, according to the Citizen Safety Department ...

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Brotherhood gets more cabinet seats

Cairo – Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi increased the influence of his Muslim Brotherhood over government in a reshuffle that replaced two ministers involved in crucial talks with the International Monetary Fund over a $4.8 billion loan. The changes fell well short of the opposition’s demand for a complete overhaul of Prime Minister Hisham Kandil’s administration and the installation of a ...

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Egypt’s PM survives armed attack on his motorcade

CAIRO, May 6 (Xinhua) — Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil survived an attack on his motorcade by a group of armed men late Sunday evening, an interior ministry statement said. “A vehicle intervened in the prime minister’s motorcade and when the security guards tried to push it away, one of its passengers opened fire towards the security vehicle,” the statement ...

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7 killed in suicide bomber attack in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Seven people were killed on Sunday when a suicide bomber attempted to ram a car laden with explosives into a military convoy escorting a four-member Qatari delegation. Gen. Garad Nor Abdulle, a senior police official, said the members of the Qatari delegation who were being escorted in the interior minister’s convoy were unharmed and safely reached their ...

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BMC Software strikes 6.9-billion dollar acquisition deal

NEW YORK, May 6 (Xinhua) — BMC Software signed a multi-billion dollar definitive agreement to be acquired by a private investor group led by Bain Capital and Golden Gate Capital, according to a joint statement released Monday. The investor group, which also includes GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd and Insight…

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