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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday hailed a “structural revolution” after his cabinet approved a round of tax and spending cuts including a limit of five chauffeured cars per government ministry.
The United States indefinitely extended the review process for a controversial Canada-to-U.S. oil pipeline Friday, potentially delaying a final decision on the project until beyond mid-term elections in November.
An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government watchdog in the past year.
'Literary giant' Garcia Marquez lauded worldwide
World leaders, writers and legions of fans paid tribute Friday to Nobel-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, while his homeland remembered the literary legend with music, candles and roses.
Historic Easter church service in Turkish-held north Cyprus 'like a miracle'
With a nighttime procession lit by the glimmer of devotional candles and the flash of smartphone cameras, a church in Turkish-held northern Cyprus hosted its first Easter Mass in nearly 60 years.
In the nightmare of the strife-torn Central African Republic (C.A.R.), many citizens have begun to long for the “good old days” of Jean-Bedel Bokassa, the emperor who became infamous for his brutality yet worked economic wonders in their eyes.
The U.S. government is starting a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of a virus that has killed millions of pigs since showing up in the country last year.
A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
White House makes economics focus of Asia trip
The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region, but regional security concerns are likely to be pushed higher on the president's agenda because of the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine.
At least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in Thursday's attack on a U.N. base in South Sudan sheltering thousands of displaced civilians, a U.N. official said.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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