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Global stock markets buoyed ahead of Fed statement

July 31, 2013 8:05 AM0 comments
Global stock markets buoyed ahead of Fed statement

MILAN — Strong eurozone unemployment data combined with better-than-expected U.S. jobs and economy figures to give a modest boost to stock markets on Wednesday. Eurostat figures showed the number of unemployed across the 17 European Union nations fell for the first time since April 2011, providing further hope that the […]

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Snowden’s remaining docs unlikely to tie US hands

July 26, 2013 3:53 PM0 comments
Snowden’s remaining docs unlikely to tie US hands

WASHINGTON — It’s the stuff of spy novels: The hunted-down protagonist wins in the end because he’s got damaging documents squirreled away, a bargaining chip against the bureaucrats who want to silence him. If National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden thinks he’s living in such a thriller, legal experts say […]

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Obama weighs canceling Moscow talks with Putin

July 19, 2013 7:38 AM0 comments
Obama weighs canceling Moscow talks with Putin

WASHINGTON — The White House is considering canceling a summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, a move that would further aggravate the already tense relationship between the two leaders. The White House is dangling that option over the Russians as Moscow considers a temporary […]

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House Speaker rejects Olympic boycott over Snowden

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House Speaker rejects Olympic boycott over Snowden

WASHINGTON — The leader of the House of Representatives on Wednesday soundly rejected suggestions that the United States boycott the Winter Olympics in Sochi if Russia grants asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. “Why would we want to punish U.S. athletes who’ve been training for three years to […]

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Russia: no asylum application from Snowden

July 13, 2013 9:43 AM0 comments
Russia: no asylum application from Snowden

MOSCOW — Russian immigration officials said Saturday they have not received an application from Edward Snowden, the U.S. National Security Agency leaker who wants to get asylum in Russia. Snowden came to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo international airport on June 23 from Hong Kong, apparently intending to board a flight to Cuba. […]

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Snowden wants Russia asylum, lawmaker says

July 12, 2013 7:17 AM0 comments
Snowden wants Russia asylum, lawmaker says

MOSCOW — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wants asylum in Russia and is willing to stop sharing information as a trade-off for such a deal, according to a parliament member who was among a dozen activists and officials to meet with him Friday. Snowden appeared nervous, but in apparently […]

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France threatens Google with privacy fines

June 20, 2013 5:16 AM0 comments
France threatens Google with privacy fines

PARIS — France is giving Google three months to be more upfront about the data it collects from users — or be fined. Other European countries aren’t far behind. Now it’s up to Google to decide whether the relatively small fines are enough of an incentive to rethink its privacy […]

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Markets drift as investors ready for Fed

June 19, 2013 7:20 AM0 comments
Markets drift as investors ready for Fed

LONDON — Markets drifted lower Wednesday ahead of a keenly awaited policy statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve. The central bank wraps up a two-day policy meeting later and investors are looking to see if policymakers are moving towards any change in its monetary policy stance. The Fed’s strategy of […]

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Cameron Tweets WWII bomb at G-8 site

June 18, 2013 6:24 PM0 comments
Cameron Tweets WWII bomb at G-8 site

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — Well, that was close. Or was it? Shortly after wrapping up one of the most peaceful Group of Eight summits in recent memory, Prime Minister David Cameron let a cat out of the bag. “Now #G8UK is over I can reveal a bomb was found in […]

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Solar plane to help ground energy use

June 17, 2013 3:50 PM0 comments
Solar plane to help ground energy use

CHANTILLY, Virginia — The plane parked outside the airport looks more like a giant exotic insect or maybe an outsized toy. When it’s in flight, there’s no roar of engines. It’s strangely quiet. And as it crisscrosses the U.S., the spindly plane doesn’t use a drop of fuel. Day, and […]

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