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Asia stocks struggle following US Fed decision

Asia stocks struggle following US Fed decision Thu, 30 Jan, 2014

Asian stocks were down Thursday following the United States central bank's decision to further trim its stimulus of the world's biggest economy.
Obama calls for 'year of action' in State of the Union address

Obama calls for 'year of action' in State of the Union address Wed, 29 Jan, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama has promised to bypass a fractured Congress to tackle economic inequality in his annual State of the Union address.
Chinese ivory smuggler gets record Kenyan fine

Chinese ivory smuggler gets record Kenyan fine Tue, 28 Jan, 2014

A Kenyan court has sentenced a Chinese ivory smuggler to seven years in prison, in the country's first sentence under a tough new anti-poaching law. 
Oxfam: Richest 1% own nearly half of world's wealth

Oxfam: Richest 1% own nearly half of world's wealth Wed, 22 Jan, 2014

The human rights group Oxfam says the wealth of the world's 85 richest people equals that of the poorer half of the more than 7 billion people in the world.
Venezuelan minister targets corrupt police

Venezuelan minister targets corrupt police Sun, 12 Jan, 2014

Venezuela's interior minister has given out his personal mobile phone number on live television, and urged police officers to call him directly to report cases of corruption within the force.
US Senate confirms Janet Yellen as US Federal Reserve chief

US Senate confirms Janet Yellen as US Federal Reserve chief Tue, 07 Jan, 2014

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Janet Yellen as the new chair of the country's central bank, making her one of the most powerful figures in world economic circles.
First legal commercial Key West–Cuba flight in 50 years lands in Havana

First legal commercial Key West–Cuba flight in 50 years lands in Havana Tue, 31 Dec, 2013

The first commercial passenger flight from Key West to Cuba in more than 50 years has landed in Havana, capping several years of efforts to reunite the two islands, though regular air service still appeared a distant prospect.
Italian PM Letta wins confidence votes, vows reforms

Italian PM Letta wins confidence votes, vows reforms Thu, 12 Dec, 2013

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has won a key confidence vote in parliament after he pledged sweeping economic and political reforms.
Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana

Uruguay becomes first country to legalize marijuana Wed, 11 Dec, 2013

Uruguay has become the first nation to legalise the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana after the country's Senate gave final approval to the legislation.
Greece approves more austerity cuts

Greece approves more austerity cuts Sun, 08 Dec, 2013

Greece's parliament has approved a budget plan filled with over 3 billion euros of austerity cuts with the hope that the debt-laden country will emerge from a six-year recession next year.
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