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Russian markets brace for possible credit downgrade
Issued: January 16, 2015
MOSCOW — Russian markets are trading sluggishly as the country braces for the possibility that its credit rating may be downgraded to "junk"...
Cuba to print higher-denomination peso banknotes
Issued: January 15, 2015
HAVANA — Cuba will print bills of 200, 500 and 1,000 pesos that will start to circulate in February, a step forward in the government's plan to...
China's Xiaomi takes aim at Apple with new phone
Issued: January 15, 2015
BEIJING — Rising smartphone star Xiaomi is moving upmarket and taking aim at Apple's iPhone. ...
Switzerland stuns markets by giving up on currency peg
Issued: January 15, 2015
LONDON — Rarely has one statement prompted such a dramatic move in currency markets. ...
Lagarde: High debt and unemployment threaten global growt
Issued: January 15, 2015
WASHINGTON — Two problems stemming from the 2008 financial crisis — heavy government borrowing and high unemployment — still pose challenges to the...
US, UN, EU and Russia to meet on Mideast in late January
Issued: January 15, 2015
UNITED NATIONS — The U.S. says the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia will meet at the end of January to discuss the way...
Freed Cuba dissidents say detente will help push for change
Issued: January 14, 2015
HAVANA — Newly freed dissidents have high hopes that detente with the U.S. will help their push to bring changes for their country, despite skepticism...
Russia appeals for calm as crisis forces it to cut budget
Issued: January 14, 2015
MOSCOW — Russian government officials appealed for calm on Wednesday after predicting budget cuts and a further surge in inflation as the country...
World Bank warning hits markets; Copper slumps
Issued: January 14, 2015
A warning from the World Bank that global growth this year won't be as high as previously thought weighed on stock markets Wednesday and sent the...
Italy's president quits as promised; scramble's on for next
Issued: January 14, 2015
Italy's president resigned on Wednesday setting off a scramble for a new head of state that will test Premier Matteo Renzi's ability to unite...
Yemen's al-Qaida claims responsibility for Paris attack
Issued: January 14, 2015
Yemen's al-Qaida branch on Wednesday claimed responsibility for last week's massacre at a Paris satirical newspaper, with one of its top...


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