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Ukraine to make case for Cabinet rejig as another reformer quits

Bloomberg The political crisis roiling Ukraine’s post- revolution leaders is coming to a head after the International Monetary Fund threatened to cut off aid and another top reformer quit. If efforts to revamp the cabinet fail, the risk is early elections. PM ArseniyYatsenyuk is set to report to parliament this ...

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Obama faces challenge in forging front against China sea actions

JIM GOMEZ / AP With the symbolic handshakes and unity photo-op, President Barack Obama’s high-profile summit with Southeast Asian leaders in California this week aims to step up pressure against China’s increasingly worrisome behavior in disputed waters. Forging a common front and encouraging bolder rhetoric against Chinese assertiveness in the ...

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Republican debate turns ugly over foreign policy

Bloomberg Debating in the shadow of the death of conservative US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a downsized and more combative Republican presidential field battled in South Carolina over foreign policy, abortion, truthfulness, campaign tactics and blame for the Sept 11 terrorist attacks. The ninth debate featured just six candidates, ...

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French negotiator wins ‘greedy’ tag in EU spat over London banks

Bloomberg As preparations for this week’s European summit enter their final stretch, France is leading resistance to UK demands for a deal to shield British banks from the rules governing lenders in the euro area. French negotiator Philippe Leglise-Costa pushed back against British Prime Minister David Cameron’s insistence on fencing ...

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Hong Kong’s Tsang urges activists to ‘retreat from cliff’

Bloomberg The perpetrators of violent clashes in Hong Kong this week shattered its values in one night, the city’s financial secretary said, urging those involved to “turn their horses back from the cliff.” The “small group of people who lost rationality” marred the city’s interests and tarnished its image, and ...

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