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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 ‘Kick-Ass 2′ director responds to Jim Carrey

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eMediaWorld.com ‘Kick-Ass 2′ director responds to Jim Carrey

LONDON — “Kick-Ass 2″ director Jeff Wadlow is defending his film after star Jim Carrey chose not to promote the action comedy because of its violence. Carrey, who plays vigilante Colonel Stars and Stripes in the sequel to the 2010 hit, has distanced himself from the film, saying the shooting […]

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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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Berlusconi aides seek presidential pardon

August 4, 2013 3:15 PM0 comments
Berlusconi aides seek presidential pardon

ROME — A Silvio Berlusconi loyalist warned on Saturday of a possible “civil war” if the ex-premier’s punishment for tax-fraud conviction is not lifted, as his aides maneuvered to win a presidential pardon so he can avoid a prison term and a ban on holding public office. Berlusconi stalwarts also […]

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Oil slips below $104 ahead of Fed, jobs data

July 31, 2013 8:15 AM0 comments
Oil slips below $104 ahead of Fed, jobs data

LONDON — The price of oil fell below $104 a barrel on Tuesday as traders awaited comments from central banks as well as data releases later in the week, including U.S. jobs figures. Benchmark oil for September delivery was down 64 cents to $103.91 per barrel in electronic trading on […]

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IMF praise for Greece despite $14bn cash gap

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IMF praise for Greece despite $14bn cash gap

ATHENS, Greece — The International Monetary Fund said Greece had made “exceptional” progress in stabilizing its economy and remains on course to emerge from a near six-year recession in 2014, despite missing targets to ax state jobs and the threat of an 11 billion euro ($14.6 billion) gap in bailout […]

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Spain investigators: Train driver was on phone

July 30, 2013 2:44 PM0 comments
Spain investigators: Train driver was on phone

MADRID — The driver was on the phone with a colleague and apparently looking at a document as his train barreled ahead at 95 mph (153 kph) — almost twice the speed limit. Suddenly, a notorious curve was upon him. He hit the brakes too late. The train, carrying 218 […]

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At 100th Tour, no such thing as a dull day

July 12, 2013 2:33 PM0 comments
At 100th Tour, no such thing as a dull day

SAINT-AMAND-MONTROND, France — Wily Tour de France riders who used the wind and worked together to trap their rivals turned a trek across the flats of central France into a thriller on Friday, as exciting and, for the most unfortunate, as decisive as any spectacular day in the mountains. Yellow […]

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Spread of DNA databases sparks ethical concerns

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Spread of DNA databases sparks ethical concerns

LONDON — You can ditch your computer and leave your cellphone at home, but you can’t escape your DNA. It belongs uniquely to you — and, increasingly, to the authorities. Countries around the world are collecting genetic material from millions of citizens in the name of fighting crime and terrorism […]

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