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eMediaWorld.com Swiss apologize for encounter Oprah calls racist

August 9, 2013 6:48 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Swiss apologize for encounter Oprah calls racist

GENEVA — Switzerland is a glamorous playground of the rich and famous, filled with glitterati from princes to movie stars. It’s also a land with a sometimes uneasy relationship with foreigners — especially when they aren’t white. Billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey says she ran into Swiss racism when a […]

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eMediaWorld.com Clashes at rallies backing ousted Egypt president

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eMediaWorld.com Clashes at rallies backing ousted Egypt president

CAIRO — Tens of thousands of supporters of Egypt’s ousted president marched Friday on the streets of Cairo and across the country, leading to clashes with opponents and security forces that injured dozens. The marches during the Muslim holiday of Eid el-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, come as Egypt’s […]

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eMediaWorld.com Obama rejects boycott of Olympics in Russia

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eMediaWorld.com Obama rejects boycott of Olympics in Russia

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the idea of the United States boycotting the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year over a new anti-gay law in Russia, despite frustrations with that country’s leadership on that and other issues. Answering questions at a White House news conference, Obama said […]

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eMediaWorld.com US, Russia try brave face despite tattered ties

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eMediaWorld.com US, Russia try brave face despite tattered ties

WASHINGTON — The United States and Russia put a brave face Friday on deteriorating relations, pledging to work together on shared interests even as they nursed frustration over deep differences on issues like missile defense, Syria and the case of NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Opening high-level talks just two days […]

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eMediaWorld.com: BREAKING NEWS Nestle cautions on challenge of slowing sales

August 8, 2013 4:26 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com: BREAKING NEWS Nestle cautions on challenge of slowing sales

GENEVA — Swiss food and drinks giant Nestle SA posted a 3.7 percent rise in first-half profits Thursday, but warned it would not be easy sticking to its sales targets as it tackles slowing markets around the world and “value-conscious” consumers. Investors sent shares down 2.4 percent to 63.15 Swiss […]

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eMediaWorld.com – BoE gov gives ‘forward guidance’ on interest rates

August 7, 2013 3:45 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com – BoE gov gives ‘forward guidance’ on interest rates

LONDON — The Bank of England’s new Gov. Mark Carney sought to spur Britain’s sluggish recovery Wednesday when he said the central bank will not consider raising its record low interest rate until unemployment falls below 7 percent. In a significant change of policy for the Bank of England, Carney […]

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eMediaWorld.com – Obama cancels meeting with Putin amid Snowden tensions

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eMediaWorld.com – Obama cancels meeting with Putin amid Snowden tensions

LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama is canceling plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month — a rare diplomatic snub. The move is retribution for Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. It also reflects growing U.S. frustration with […]

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eMediaWorld.com – Asia stocks down, Fed official flags stimulus end

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eMediaWorld.com – Asia stocks down, Fed official flags stimulus end

BANGKOK — Asian stock markets fell Wednesday, led by a tumble in Tokyo’s benchmark, as expectations mounted that the U.S. central bank will begin to phase out its monetary stimulus next month. Positive U.S. trade data and comments by a Federal Reserve bank regional president increased speculation that the Fed […]

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eMediaWorld.com – Obama ‘disappointed’ in Russia’s Snowden decision

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eMediaWorld.com – Obama ‘disappointed’ in Russia’s Snowden decision

BURBANK, California — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he was “disappointed” that Russia had granted temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, defying Obama administration demands that the former government contractor be sent back to the U.S. to face espionage charges. Obama, in his first comments about […]

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Markets await Fed speech for clues on stimulus

August 6, 2013 6:59 AM0 comments
Markets await Fed speech for clues on stimulus

WALLSTREET — Stocks drifted lower Tuesday as investors awaited further clues as to whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will start reducing its monetary stimulus as soon as next month. Chicago Fed President Charles Evans will give a speech later in the day. Being a long-standing supporter of the monetary stimulus […]

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