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Exclusive: China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sources

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Stringer A vegetable vendor holds a stack of Chinese yuan banknotes at a morning market in Shenyang, Liaoning province June 10, 2014. Friday's surprise cut in rates, the first in more than two years, reflects a change of course by Beijing and the central bank, which had persisted with modest stimulus measures before finally deciding last week that a bold monetary policy step was required to stabilize the world's second-largest economy.
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No easy 'plan B' for Iran if nuclear talks with major powers collapse

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Leonhard Foeger U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L), Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) and EU envoy Catherine Ashton pose for photographers before a meeting in Vienna November 22, 2014. Talks between Iran and six powers, which include China and Russia as well as the United States and three big EU countries, are expected to fail to reach a deal to lift U.S.
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Iran, powers eye extension of nuclear talks with deadline hours away

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Leonhard Foeger U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L), Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) and EU envoy Catherine Ashton pose for photographers before a meeting in Vienna November 22, 2014.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @mini_kapoor: Iran and powers set to extend nuclear talks if final push fails reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

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Exclusive: China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sources

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jason Lee The headquarters of China's central bank, the People's Bank of China, is pictured behind an iron chain in Beijing, June 21, 2013. Friday's surprise cut in rates, the first in more than two years, reflects a change of course by Beijing and the central bank, which had persisted with modest stimulus measures before finally deciding last week that a bold monetary policy step was required to stabilize the world's second-largest economy.
Nov 23, 2014

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RT @S_Rabinovitch: Reuters: China's leaders 'have changed their views'; more interest rate cuts and other policy loosening now likely reuters.com/article/2014/1…

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Twelve-year-old Cleveland boy dies after being shot by police

reuters.com — The boy, who has not been identified, was shot in the abdomen by a city officer at a playground on the city's west side on Saturday, said Timothy Kucharski, an attorney for the boy's family.
Nov 23, 2014

Cleveland boy, 12, dies after being shot by police; he had pointed and waved a pellet gun at a city rec center reut.rs/1vehSrA

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Insight: For many young British Muslims tug of peace is stronger than pull of war

uk.reuters.com — BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - For some British Muslims, the path to jihad and the path to peaceful aid work can traverse much of the same terrain. From an office in Britain's second largest city, Waseem Iqbal and a friend are planning a trip to the Middle East.
Nov 23, 2014

"The power of suggestion is strong." For many young British Muslims tug of peace is stronger than pull of war reut.rs/1FfbEZN

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Insight: For many young British Muslims tug of peace is stronger than pull of war uk.reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Obama widens post-2014 combat role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

reuters.com — Credit: ReutersMark Wilson/Pool U.S. soldiers line up to meet U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel before he departs from Kabul International Airport December 9, 2013. The decision made in recent weeks extends previous plans by authorizing U.S.
Nov 24, 2014

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Best of American Music Awards

reuters.com — Taylor Swift performs "Blank Space" during the 42nd American Music Awards in Los Angeles. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Afghan women excluded from peace talks with Taliban - aid agency

uk.reuters.com — KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan women are excluded from efforts to negotiate peace with the Taliban and hard-won rights could be bargained away unless more is done to include them in the process, aid agency Oxfam said in a report on Monday.
Nov 23, 2014

In 23 rounds of peace talks between Taliban and int'l negotiators, not one Afghan woman participated, by @jessdonati uk.reuters.com/article/2014/1…

With Kickstarter, Lowell finds life for 'Beside Still Waters'

reuters.com — That was in addition to sending backers photos from the set, annotated scripts, signed prints, personalized voice mails and other tokens of appreciation. Lowell, 30, known for roles in "The Help" and "Veronica Mars," had already financed and filmed "Beside Still Waters" independently. But he hit a snag when it came to distribution.

Transitional government appointed in Burkina Faso

reuters.com — Of the 26 posts available, the army claimed six, including mines, communications and the interior ministry. Other members were drawn from civil society groups and a medley of political parties. Burkina Faso's former President Blaise Compaore was forced from power by mass protests in late October as he sought to amend the constitution to prolong his 27-year rule.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @patlyonsnyt: New Burkina "civilian" cabinet gives nearly all key posts—incl. PM, defense, interior, energy, comms—to army officers reut.rs/1qWvl7I

Katy Perry to headline NFL's 2015 Super Bowl halftime show: NBC, NFL

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Alcorn Singer Katy Perry attends the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)'s 35th Anniversary Gala presented by Louis Vuitton at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles, California March 29, 2014.
Nov 23, 2014

Ok, now that we know @katyperry is definitely performing #SuperBowl, what songs should she sing? I want Teenage Dream reuters.com/article/2014/1…

Egypt could send troops to a Palestinian state to help out: paper

reuters.com — Sisi, who is visiting Italy and France this week, told Italian daily Corriere della Sera the creation of a Palestinian state was the best way to protect Israeli security while restoring hope for the Palestinian people. "We are prepared to send military forces inside a Palestinian state.
Nov 23, 2014

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Mexico summons Uruguay ambassador over president's comments on missing students

mobile.reuters.com — Mexico summons Uruguay ambassador over president's comments on missing students
Nov 23, 2014

Mexico summons Uruguay ambassador over president's comments Mexico is "a kind of failed state" mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

South Africa's Eskom declares "power emergency"

af.reuters.com — JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African utility Eskom declared a power emergency on Sunday and told large industrial users to cut their consumption by up to 10 percent to ease pressure on the strained national

No easy plan B for Iran if nuclear talks with major powers collapse

uk.mobile.reuters.com — No easy "plan B" for Iran if nuclear talks with major powers collapse * Final nuclear deal by Monday looking increasingly unlikely * Russia, China have maintained strong ties with Iran * Falling oil prices add to Iran's difficulty By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi VIENNA, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Iranian officials say they can turn to Beijing and Moscow if talks in Vienna fail to end Western sanctions, but with oil prices falling, China's economy slowing and Russia in its own sanctions-induced slump, Tehran's "plan B" hardly looks ideal.

Mexico to discuss canceled $3.75 billion train contract with China

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Edgard Garrido A suburban train passes by a house in the Tlalnepantla de Baz borough of Mexico City November 7, 2014. The deal for the project, which had earlier this month been granted to a group led by China Railway Construction (601186.SS), the sole bidder, was abruptly revoked after opposition lawmakers claimed it was fixed.

Exclusive: China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation

mobile.reuters.com — Exclusive: China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sources By By Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) - China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources involved in policy-making.
Nov 23, 2014

Beijing worried slowdown w/ more debt &unemployment hurts support for reform. Solution: slow reform to boost growth.. mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Controversial Australian senator quits mining magnate's party

uk.mobile.reuters.com — SYDNEY (Reuters) - Outspoken Australian Senator Jacqui Lambie quit the political party headed by mining magnate Clive Palmer on Monday to become an independent, potentially affecting the government's ability to pass legislation.