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  • Bombs kill 2 NATO service members, 6 civilians in Afghanistan

    Insurgent attacks killed two international soldiers and six Afghan civilians on Monday, and officials raised the death toll from a suicide bombing at a volleyball match to 57. The U.S.-led military coalition said two service members were killed in an...
  • Immigrants in California like Obama's plan, but some say it's not enough

    SAN JOSE, Calif. The crowd at East San Jose's iconic Our Lady of Guadalupe church erupted in wild applause after President Barack Obama finished announcing the details of his plan to give temporary legal status to millions of illegal immigrants. "Thank...
  • Afghan women excluded from peace talks with Taliban: aid agency

    By Jessica Donati 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....
  • Exclusive: China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sources

    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,...
  • Property, manufacturing woes help trim China's shadow banking

    By Engen Tham and Jake Spring SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - A bid by China to rein in its "shadow banking" activity is producing results, thanks to slowing economic growth and tighter regulation. But some success for a policy drive to curb risky...
  • China stocks rise after surprise rate cut, yuan drops

    By Saikat Chatterjee and Pete Sweeney HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese stocks rose, with a key index hitting a three-year high, while bond yields fell on Monday, as markets cheered a surprise rate cut that investors hope may signal the start of a...
  • China says parties to Iran deal will 'eventually reach' agreement

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers will "eventually reach" a pact to resolve a 12-year stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, even if talks may have to be postponed over many complex issues, China's foreign minister said on Monday....
  • China's Sun served three month banned for doping test

    (Reuters) - China's world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang served a three-month ban earlier this year after testing positive for a banned stimulant, the China Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA) said on Monday. The agency said Sun had tested positive...
  • China's BesTV and Oriental Pearl Merge To Create New Media Giant

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Shanghai Media Group, a Chinese state-controlled conglomerate, has merged two of its listed subsidiaries to form a new group, that it claims will be the largest Internet media conglomerate in China. SMG is one of largest media...
  • China defies U.S. call to stop island project in South China Sea

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday hit back at "irresponsible remarks" from the United States which has called on Beijing to stop a land reclamation project in the disputed South China Sea that could be large enough to accommodate an airstrip. China...
  • India names special envoy for China border talks

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India on Monday named its powerful national security adviser as a special envoy on China, opening the way for resumption of talks on the disputed border, where tensions have risen in recent months over border patrols and stiffer...