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  • U.S. politics clash with reality over China currency
    2012-04-13 22:39:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States was keeping a wary eye on North Korea after the reclusive state's unsuccessful launch of a long-range rocket, and President Barack Obama said on Friday that Pyongyang faced further isolation if it kept defy...

  • Obama: will isolate North Korea further after failed launch
    2012-04-13 22:33:51 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday the United States would work with the international community to further isolate North Korea after the country's unsuccessful launch of a long-range missile drew worldwide condemnat...

  • Colombia's Ocampo withdraws from World Bank challenge
    2012-04-13 22:07:04 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Colombian finance minister Jose Antonio Ocampo said Friday he was withdrawing his candidacy for World Bank president to allow developing nations to rally behind a single nominee to challenge the United States for the ...

  • Exclusive: Iran ships "off radar" as Tehran conceals oil sales
    2012-04-13 19:23:13 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Iran is concealing the destination of its oil sales by disabling tracking systems aboard its tanker fleet, making it difficult to assess how much crude Tehran is exporting as it seeks to counter Western sanctions aimed at cuttin...

  • Iran, powers set for high-stakes nuclear talks
    2012-04-13 19:19:28 UTC
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers prepared on Friday for rare talks aimed at easing fears that a deepening dispute over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program could plunge the Middle East into a new war. Senior officials from Iran ...

  • Russia sends conflicting signals on Syria ships
    2012-04-13 19:15:26 UTC
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian news agency reported on Friday that Moscow had decided to keep a warship on patrol off Syria for the foreseeable future, but a military source said Russia's naval presence in the eastern Mediterranean had "nothing to d...

  • West pushes U.N. Syria vote, despite Russian criticism
    2012-04-13 19:09:59 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Western powers brushed aside Russian criticism of a U.S.-drafted Security Council resolution authorizing an advance team of U.N. observers to monitor Syria's fragile ceasefire and said they hoped to put it to a vote on F...

  • Woody's 'To Rome with Love' shows the sweet life
    2012-04-13 17:44:00 UTC
    ROME (AP) — Woody Allen brought "To Rome with Love" to the city that inspired his latest film, but some homegrown critics are grumbling that the American director's new work is loaded with old-fashioned Italian stereotypes. At a news conference...

  • Lionel Richie Owes IRS $1.1 Million in Unpaid Taxes
    2012-04-13 17:36:03 UTC
    Lionel Richie owes some money to Uncle Sam. The 62-year-old music legend has a $1.1 million debt to the Feds, according to IRS documents obtained by E! News. The hefty sum is leftover from unpaid income taxes in 2010. In addition, Richie h...

  • Man Busted for Squatting in Diddy's Hamptons Mansion
    2012-04-13 17:33:32 UTC
    Can't nobody hold him down all right—except security. A fan of Sean "Diddy" Combs was arrested April 1 after he allegedly sneaked into the hip-hopster's swanky East Hampton, N.Y., mansion while he was away and then made himself at home, trying ...

  • UN team ready for Syria deployment
    2012-04-13 17:32:55 UTC
    A United Nations team of 30 unarmed military observers is ready to deploy to Syria to begin a monitoring mission as soon as the Security Council approves its mission, which may be as soon as Friday, a spokesman for special envoy Kofi Annan has sai...

  • Human trafficking victims in Azerbaijan mainly taken out to Turkey and Iran
    2012-04-13 17:25:44 UTC
    In the first quarter of this year 39 criminal facts in connection with human trafficking were registered in Azerbaijan, the head of department for combating human trafficking of the Interior Ministry, Javad Shikhaliyev, told Trend on Friday. Du...

  • GM Uzbekistan 22 per cent decrease in car sales in Russia
    2012-04-13 17:18:37 UTC
    GM Uzbekistan JV sold 14,092 cars in Russia in January-March 2012, or 22.4 per cent less compared to the same period of 2011, the Automobile Manufacturers Committee of the Association of European Businesses said on Wednesday. In particular, 844...

  • House to try again to advance Keystone pipeline
    2012-04-13 17:11:33 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives will revive efforts to quickly advance the stalled Keystone XL crude oil pipeline and insist that approval for the project be part of a long-term deal to fund highways and oth...

  • British PM, Suu Kyi back suspension of Myanmar sanctions
    2012-04-13 17:05:54 UTC
    YANGON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi gave powerful backing on Friday for suspending sanctions on the country, a stark shift in stance and a boon for a pariah state eager to come in ...

  • Russia, China, India urge restraint over DPRK satellite launch
    2012-04-13 16:55:58 UTC
    Foreign ministers of Russia, China and India on Friday urged all concerned parties to show maximum restraint over the failed satellite launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). "We are convinced that the responses to the chal...

  • Bissau soldiers detain ex-premier in apparent coup
    2012-04-13 16:41:27 UTC
    BISSAU (Reuters) - Soldiers in Guinea-Bissau have detained former prime minister and presidential election front-runner Carlos Gomes Junior in West Africa's second military power grab in a month, political and diplomatic sources said. "Carlos G...

  • Canada unveils heavy-vehicle emissions rules
    2012-04-13 16:35:45 UTC
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada, heavily criticized for its environmental record, unveiled long-delayed regulations on Friday that aim to make big trucks and buses up to 23 percent less polluting by 2018. The greenhouse-gas emissions rules - designed...

  • Yemen army clashes with Islamists, 34 killed
    2012-04-13 16:30:56 UTC
    ADEN (Reuters) - At least 34 people, mostly Islamist militants, were killed near the southern Yemeni city of Lawdar on Friday in clashes between government forces and an al-Qaeda linked group, official and tribal sources said. Yemen's military ...

  • Ocampo to withdraw from World Bank race:sources
    2012-04-13 16:25:25 UTC
    WASHINGTON/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Former Colombian finance minister Jose Antonio Ocampo is set to withdraw his nomination for the World Bank presidency on Friday in an agreement among emerging and developing countries to coalesce around one nominee,...

  • Most Americans back gun lobby, right to use deadly force
    2012-04-13 16:17:17 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most Americans support the right to use deadly force to protect themselves - even in public places - and have a favorable view of the National Rifle Association, the main gun-lobby group, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed. Howe...

  • U.S. stops food aid to North Korea after missile launch
    2012-04-13 16:09:59 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will not go forward with planned food aid to North Korea, the White House said on Friday, after the impoverished nation's unsuccessful launch of a long-range missile which Washington had warned would have c...

  • Kate Beckinsale 'obsessed with reading'
    2012-04-13 16:09:03 UTC
    Kate Beckinsale is happy that her daughter is a "huge reader." The 38-year-old British actress has been an avid literary buff since youth. Kate feels that it is extremely important to impart the wonders of reading to her 13-year-old daughter...

  • Jennifer Aniston Calls Her Beau Justin Theroux ‘a Protector’
    2012-04-13 15:50:55 UTC
    Jennifer Aniston may have met her match in Justin Theroux. The actress, 43, gushed over her boyfriend to Australia’s Marie Claire magazine, sharing: “He’s a protector, for sure. He’s just a good human being, and so funny.” Jen and Justi...

  • Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Thomas Show PDA In Rome
    2012-04-13 15:05:00 UTC
    Alec Baldwin sure has had a busy few weeks. In early April, Baldwin's rep confirmed to The Huffington Post that he is engaged to 28-year-old girlfriend Hilaria Thomas. But the frenzy surrounding the "30 Rock" actor and his yoga-instructor fiancee'...