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EU partially lifts ban on Philippine airlines

July 10, 2013 12:57 PM0 comments
EU partially lifts ban on Philippine airlines

MANILA, Philippines — The European Union has partially lifted a ban on the entry of Philippine planes after aviation authorities in Manila addressed safety concerns, removing an obstacle to a robust flow of tourists and trade between Europe and the Southeast Asian nation, officials said Wednesday. EU Ambassador to Manila […]

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FIFA: Under-20 WCup upbeat despite demos

June 19, 2013 7:22 AM0 comments
FIFA: Under-20 WCup upbeat despite demos

ISTANBUL — The Under-20 World Cup kicks off Friday in Turkey with FIFA promising the tournament will go off without a hitch despite sometimes violent, anti-government protests that have gripped Istanbul and other Turkish cities in recent weeks. Jim Boyce, chairman of the tournament organizing committee, acknowledged that security has […]

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Markets drift as investors ready for Fed

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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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Scouting, development paying off for Spurs

June 17, 2013 3:56 PM0 comments
Scouting, development paying off for Spurs

SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs have long been the NBA’s gold standard when it comes to drafting and development, preferring to roll up their sleeves and scour the globe to find the right players to slot into well-defined roles in San Antonio. They have more international players on their roster […]

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Solar plane to help ground energy use

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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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US stimulus hopes shore up markets

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US stimulus hopes shore up markets

New York — Growing expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will maintain its current policy stance gave stocks a boost Monday. Concern that the Fed would start reducing the amount of financial assets it is buying has been the main factor behind the volatility that has gripped markets over the […]

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