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Huge crowds gather in hopes of seeing Mandela body
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) ó Tens of thousands of South African mourners waited in line on Friday to view the body of Nelson Mandela, which was lying in state for the third and final day, with the likelihood that many would be turned away before the casket is taken away later in the day.
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:36:48 -0500
Peugeot shares plummet as GM says selling its 7% stake
Shares in French auto company Peugeot plummeted on Friday after auto giant GM said it was selling its stake amid talk of a huge capital shake-up that could bring in the French state. In early trading, shares in PSA Peugeot Citroen sank 9.78 percent to 9.59 euros after already plunging 7.6 percent on Thursday. That dive came after loss-making Peugeot confirmed it is in talks with China's state-owned Dongfeng about a shareholder tie-up. Later Detroit-based GM announced it was dropping its 7-percent stake in the loss-making French carmaker.
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:35:39 -0500
Berlin prosecutors investigate Nazi guard suspect
BERLIN (AP) ó German prosecutors say they are investigating a former Nazi concentration camp guard in the Berlin area on suspicion of murder after receiving a tip from the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:32:18 -0500
More purges may follow execution of Kim's uncle
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) ó The execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle brought a swift and violent end to a man long considered the country's second-most powerful. But while Jang Song Thaek is now gone, the fallout from his bloody purge is not over.
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:27:03 -0500
Ukraine's Yanukovich to hold talks on political crisis
President Viktor Yanukovich, facing mass protests calling for his resignation, will hold talks on Friday on finding a way out of a political crisis that is weighing on Ukraine's weak economy. But with the opposition unlikely to take part, a breakthrough was unlikely at the "round-table" talks including other politicians, church leaders and former President Leonid Kravchuk. Thousands of protesters have rallied in a square at the heart of the capital Kiev for three weeks over the government's U-turn on policy away from the European Union towards Russia. They are demanding Yanukovich step down.
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:25:04 -0500
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