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eMediaWorld.com Obama rejects boycott of Olympics in Russia

August 9, 2013 1:55 PM0 comments
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 – Obama cancels meeting with Putin amid Snowden tensions

August 7, 2013 5:27 AM0 comments
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 – 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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A-Rod gets 211-game ban, 12 others get 50 games

August 5, 2013 1:51 PM0 comments
A-Rod gets 211-game ban, 12 others get 50 games

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in a drug case — the most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago. Ryan […]

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LME, Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) sued over aluminum storage

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LME, Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) sued over aluminum storage

LONDON — The London Metal Exchange and Goldman Sachs are being sued in a U.S. court over alleged anti-competitive and monopolistic behavior in aluminum storage. The metal exchange will fight the class-action lawsuit, which its management believes is without merit, the LME’s owner, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd., said […]

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Oil rises to near $107 on Fed stimulus hopes

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Oil rises to near $107 on Fed stimulus hopes

BANGKOK — Oil rose to near $107 a barrel Monday after a disappointing U.S. jobs report made it more likely the Federal Reserve will continue its stimulus program beyond September. Benchmark crude for September delivery was up 3 cents to $106.97 at late afternoon Bangkok time in electronic trading on […]

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White House ‘extremely disappointed’ with Russia

August 3, 2013 10:55 AM0 comments
White House ‘extremely disappointed’ with Russia

WASHINGTON — A highly anticipated summit between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin could be hurt by Moscow’s decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, the White House signaled after weeks of pressuring for his return to face prosecution. “We are extremely […]

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US lawmakers fume over Russia granting asylum to Snowden

August 1, 2013 8:09 AM0 comments
US lawmakers fume over Russia granting asylum to Snowden

MOSCOW — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden left the transit zone of a Moscow airport and officially entered Russia after authorities granted him asylum for a year, his lawyer said Thursday, a move that suggests the Kremlin isn’t shying away from further conflict with the United States. Snowden’s whereabouts […]

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