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Jamaica's government organizes trade mission to Cuba
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) The Jamaican government is organizing a trade mission to Cuba with representatives from 18 private sector companies.Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:06:17 -0400
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LA Kings' Jarret Stoll released after arrest in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll has been released from jail after his arrest for suspected cocaine possession at a Las Vegas resort.Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:03:02 -0400
Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy
GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world
IMF, World Bank 2015 spring meetings in Washington on Saturday
The following are highlights of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings on Saturday in Washington, where finance ministers, central bankers and other top officials are gathering. IMFC CHAIRMAN AND MEXICAN FINANCE MINISTER AGUSTIN CARSTENS ON GLOBAL ECONOMY "I came out of this meeting with a sense of optimism. ... We called on (the) IMF Executive Board to pursue an interim solution, and basically all options are on the table." IMF MANAGING DIRECTOR CHRISTINE LAGARDE ON CHINA (China has) clearly indicated strong confidence on growth continuing in China, certainly not on the level that China has had in the last decade, but growth of a different nature, which is more quality growth and confidence that that level of growth, which is around 7 percent, possibly a little bit below, is satisfactory given the level of development that China has now reached.Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:00:24 -0400
Hazard fires clinical Chelsea closer to title
Champions-elect Chelsea took a significant step towards the Premier League title as Eden Hazard's first-half goal secured a clinical 1-0 home win over in-form Manchester United on Saturday. United were seeking a seventh consecutive league win, but despite bossing possession, it was Chelsea who prevailed after Hazard sped through to score his 13th goal of the campaign in the 38th minute at Stamford Bridge. The Belgian's strike left his side 10 points clear of second-place Arsenal, who welcome Jose Mourinho's side to the Emirates Stadium next weekend, when another Chelsea win will bring a first title since 2010 within reach. United's recent surge had prompted talk of an improbable title tilt, but with Louis van Gaal's men 11 points below Chelsea having played a game more, automatic Champions League qualification is now their only objective.
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Global financial leaders speak at IMF, World Bank spring meetings
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For highlights of remarks by finance ministers, central bankers and other top officials gathering in Washington on Saturday for the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, see. (Compiled by Reuters' IMF/G20 team)Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:39:08 -0400
Ghana's IMF program likely to free up other lending: Lagarde
The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Saturday that a new IMF support program for Ghana would likely unlock lending from other bilateral institutions. "It clearly will have a catalytic effect," IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde told a news conference at the conclusion of a meeting of the IMF's steering committee. "When a country has signed a program ... it generally always triggers on the part of other bilateral institutions, of other bilateral lenders, financing that sometimes had been frozen or locked." Earlier this month, the Fund approved a three-year $918 million financial assistance deal for Ghana aimed at restoring economic stability and boosting job growth.Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:37:47 -0400
Officers kill knife-wielding man near St. Louis, police say
(Reuters) - A 23-year-old African-American man who barricaded himself in his mother's house in a St. Louis suburb was shot and killed by police when he rushed at them with a knife in one hand and a Bible in the other, authorities said on Saturday. The St. Louis County police chief described the encounter as one that left his officers with no choice but to open fire. One prominent case was in another St. Louis suburb, Ferguson. Unlike those two cases, the latest shooting followed a tense, three-hour standoff in Jennings, which is located between Ferguson and St. Louis.Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:34:50 -0400
Thousands in Germany protest against Europe-U.S. trade deal
By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched in Berlin, Munich and other German cities on Saturday in protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe and the United States that they fear will erode food, labor and environmental standards. Opposition to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is particularly high in Germany, in part due to rising anti-American sentiment linked to revelations of U.S. spying and fears of digital domination by firms like Google. A recent YouGov poll showed that 43 percent of Germans believe TTIP would be bad for the country, compared to 26 percent who see it as positive. The level of resistance has taken Chancellor Angela Merkel's government and German industry by surprise, and they are now scrambling to reverse the tide and save a deal which proponents say could add $100 billion in annual economic output on both sides of the Atlantic.
Russia denies German report it is ready to sign gas deal with Greece
MOSCOW/BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia denied on Saturday a German media report suggesting that it could sign a gas pipeline deal with Greece as early as Tuesday which could bring up to five billion euros into Athens' depleted state coffers. German magazine Der Spiegel, citing a senior figure in Greece's ruling Syriza party, said the advance funds could "turn the page" for Athens, which is now struggling to reach a deal with its creditors to unlock new loans to avert bankruptcy. "No, there wasn't (any agreement)," said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, in comments made to Business FM radio and quoted by RIA news agency. Peskov reiterated that the Greeks had not requested financial assistance during talks in the Kremlin earlier this month between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian President Vladimir Putin.