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Damascus extends cease-fire by 48 hours
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state news agency says the military has extended its cease-fire around Damascus and opposition strongholds in the eastern suburbs for another 48 hours.
Mon, 02 May 2016 06:24:14 -0400
Sluggish factory activity sets global tone for second quarter
BENGALURU/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian factories barely grew in April and those in the euro zone did little better despite heavy discounting, setting a sluggish tone on Monday for the global economy in the second quarter. Japanese manufacturing activity shrank last month at the fastest pace in more than three years as major earthquakes disrupted production, while the former bright spot of India sank to a four-month trough and growth in China was all but flat. With manufacturing dogged by insufficient demand and excess supply, the regional readings are likely to reinforce the view that a recent pick-up in economic momentum will be difficult to sustain and further policy stimulus is needed.
Mon, 02 May 2016 06:14:00 -0400
Egypt journalists stage protest over police raid at union
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's journalists' syndicate called for the dismissal of the interior minister and an immediate sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo on Monday, to protest the police detention of two journalists on its premises the night earlier.
Mon, 02 May 2016 06:26:51 -0400
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