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U.S. Treasury's Lew calls for euro zone, Japan to do more on growth

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CAIRNS Australia (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Friday called on the euro zone and Japan to do more to spur growth as the global economy continues to disappoint, highlighting what is sure to be a bone of contention as Group of 20 ministers...(more) 



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China fines British drugmaker GSK $489 million, jails ex-China head

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China has fined British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline Plc GSK.L 3 billion yuan ($488.8 million) for paying out bribes in what is a record penalty for China, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday.  



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VIDEO: Ebola warning 'a wake-up call'

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US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power tells the BBC's Nick Bryant that she hopes a warning about the threat posed by Ebola by the UN Security Council, will be a wake-up call. 



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French president: First French airstrike destroys depot of Islamic State group in Iraq

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PARIS (AP) — French president: First French airstrike destroys depot of Islamic State group in Iraq. 



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Russia's growing role in Asia boosts its authority in the West: PM

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SOCHI Russia (Reuters) - Russia's goal to become a big player in Asia will help boost the country's authority in other regions, including in the West, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday. "The growth of our country's role in the Asian region ... without a...(more) 



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New Zealand's election-day gag: no public politics

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A heated campaign has been running for weeks in New Zealand, but when people go to the polls Saturday, there will be no discussion of the election in the newspapers, on Twitter or even in song. 



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Russian PM Medvedev says talk of closed economy inappropriate

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SOCHI Russia (Reuters) - Talk of making Russia a closed economy is inappropriate, and Russia intends to stick to basic principles of macroeconomic policy, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Friday. "Any discussions about fundamental changes to the model of economic development, in the direction...(more) 



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EU chief Barroso hails Scots result, welcomes EU commitment

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso hailed Scotland's rejection of independence as positive for Europe and noted the strength of commitment shown by Scots during the campaign to membership of the EU. "I welcome the decision of the Scottish people to maintain the...(more) 



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Netflix looking for telecoms partners in Belgium: report

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. video streaming service Netflix is in talks with cable and telecoms groups to distribute its content in Belgium, Belgian media reported on Friday, the day the company launched its on-demand service in the country.  



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'No' vote to alter tax and benefits

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Scotland votes to remain part of the UK but Scots can still expect significant changes in the taxes they will pay, and the welfare benefits they will receive, as soon as next year. 



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China fines GSK $492M, jails managers for bribery

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BEIJING (AP) -- A state news agency says a Chinese court has fined British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline $492 million and sentenced its British former country manager and others to prison for bribing doctors and hospitals to use its products.... 



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India TV anchor's number is up after naming China's Xi 'Eleven'

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian TV news anchor has been sacked after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as 'Eleven' Jinping, apparently confusing Xi's name with the Roman numerals XI, a senior official at the state television channel said on Friday, .  



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