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In Russia, crisis deepens slide in living standards for pensioners

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By Elizabeth Piper MOSCOW (Reuters) - For Boris Lisitsyn, Russia's financial crisis means less meat, cheese and sausage - hardships the 86-year-old says won't kill him anytime soon. Russia's pensioners were once seen as "people we just needed to support" one government official said. Their loyalty...(more) 



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Whisky industry worth billions to British economy

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Britain's whisky trade is worth over £5 billion to the economy each year and provides over 40,000 jobs, according to a study released on Wednesday. The report by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) found that despite a slowdown in exports, billions of bottles of whisky were...(more) 



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Afghans arrest commander of group that claimed killing Swedish journalist

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Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said on Wednesday it had arrested a commander of a militant group known as the "Suicide Front", that claimed responsibility last year for the execution-style killing of a Swedish journalist. Nils Horner, 51, who worked for Swedish Radio and held dual British-Swedish...(more) 



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Somali PM issues new cabinet list after MP veto

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Somalia's new prime minister proposed a new cabinet after parliament rejected his last list of candidates, prompting international concerns political power struggles were stalling progress. Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, appointed last month after a damaging spat between his predecessor and internationally-backed President Hassan Sheikh...(more) 



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Thailand warns U.S. to mind its own business over politics

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By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand warned the United States against meddling in its political affairs on Wednesday, saying many Thais had been hurt by the remarks of a visiting U.S. envoy who took a swipe at the ruling military junta's undemocratic practices. Thailand,...(more) 



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Military helicopter crash kills 4 in southern Vietnam

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Four Vietnamese military personnel were killed when an air force helicopter crashed during an exercise on Wednesday, the army said, in the second such accident in seven months. The United States-made UH-1 helicopter went down in a suburb of Ho Chi Minh City and all those...(more) 



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Nintendo halves operating profit view on slack 3DS sales; weak yen lifts net profit

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TOKYO/OSAKA (Reuters) - Struggling Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co warned it won't make its annual operating profit target due to slack sales of its 3DS handheld game consoles, though the yen's current weakness means overseas sales will boost net profit. Reporting a return to profit...(more) 



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Apple posts biggest ever quarterly profit by a public company of $18BILLION

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Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones during the three months that ended Dec. 31, beating analysts' expectations for the latest models of it iPhone. 



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Time for less talk, more action

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In last week of January, college basketball reaches its tipping point. 

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England drives global football deals

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Football clubs spent a record £2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for £795m of the total 



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General Electric says to build 1,200 MW power plant in Ghana

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PEDUASE, Ghana (Reuters) - General Electric Co (GE) will build a 1,200-megawatt thermal power plant in Ghana to come onstream in the next five years in a bid to address the West African country's power deficit, chief executive Jeff Immelt said on Tuesday. The U.S. company...(more) 



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Lawyers, activists demand Sri Lankan chief justice to resign

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Lawyers and rights activist are demanding Sri Lanka's chief justice resign because he is being investigated for involvement in an alleged coup plot soon after this month's presidential election. 



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