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  • China first-quarter GDP at 18-month low, to cut reserve ratio for small banks

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy expanded 7.4 percent between January and March, its slowest pace in 18 months, prompting authorities to act for the second time in as many weeks to shore up growth. Hours after the National Bureau of Statistics...
  • Burundi scoffs at U.N. warning on stoking of political violence

    BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Burundi accused the United Nations on Wednesday of spreading rumors about planned constitutional changes that critics say could upset the country's delicate ethnic power balance and possibly lead to civil war. Government ministers...
  • Ex-con, ex-governor Edwards raises $33,000 in Louisiana run for Congress

    (Reuters) - Former Louisiana Governor, Edwin Edwards, a convicted felon now running for the U.S. Congress, has raised nearly $33,000 in donations since launching his campaign last month, according to a contribution report. The 86-year-old Democrat, who...
  • Megaupload's Dotcom, facing legal threat, launches political party

    Megaupload's Dotcom, facing legal threat, launches political party
    Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom holds court while bathing in the pool of a sprawling New Zealand mansion, fist bumping and chatting with some of the 700 guests gathered to celebrate the political party he launched last month to promote Internet freedom....
  • Syrian opposition chief meets Chinese foreign minister in Beijing

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign minister Wang Yi met Syria's opposition leader Ahmad Jarba this week and said Beijing supported a political settlement to the Syrian conflict, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Wang said China continued to stay...
  • Speaker calls on Lebanese parliament to elect president on April 23

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese parliament speaker Nabih Berri called on Wednesday for parliament to elect a new president on April 23, in a race overshadowed by growing violence and political paralysis. President Michel Suleiman's six-year term ends in late...
  • Syria fighting leaves Maaloula, a historic Christian town, in ruins

    Syria fighting leaves Maaloula, a historic Christian town, in ruins
    MAALOULA, Syria — From the debris-strewn front garden of the Safir Hotel, Syrian military commanders barked orders to troops taking cover in the smoke-shrouded maze of streets below. "If you hear any movement, throw hand grenades immediately!" a...
  • You can fight city hall — and should [Letter]

    You can fight city hall — and should [Letter]
    It's not a terribly important story, is it? A few disgruntled truck owners parked in an ambiguously signed area on desolate Southwestern Boulevard receive costly parking tickets from Baltimore City ("Truckers say city ticketed them for parking in...
  • British unemployment plunges to five-year low, pay grows

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped in the three months to February, reviving speculation the Bank of England will start raising interest rates earlier than it has signaled. Wages also caught up with inflation for the...
  • Remote, oil-rich Shetland elbows way into Scotland's independence vote

    LERWICK, Shetland Islands (Reuters) - Twelve hours by ferry from the Scottish mainland, hundreds of miles from Edinburgh and closer to Oslo than London, the windswept Shetland islands have their own aspirations about Scottish independence. Some of the...
  • Jonah Goldberg: GOP can't hide when friends of business and markets clash

    For years, Republicans benefited from economic growth. So did pretty much everyone else, of course. But I have something specific in mind. Politically, when the economy is booming -- or merely improving at a satisfactory clip -- the distinction...