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Kerry presses India on WTO global trade deal as deadline looms..demands block $1 trillion WTO deal on customs rules


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in India on Wednesday for an official visit, has pressed New Delhi to drop its opposition to global trade reforms, saying it was a test of the country’s commitment to advance economic liberalisation. 764 more words

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Peers say "right to be forgotten" principle unreasonable


Demands for search engines to remove personal data from the web to respect people’s “right to be forgotten” are unreasonable, a group of peers says. 426 more words

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Argentina declared in default by S&P


Standard & Poor’s declared Argentina in default on its foreign-currency obligations after the government missed a deadline for paying interest on $13 billion of restructured bonds. 327 more words

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India, U.S. stress strategic ties but tensions remain

By David Brunnstrom and Rajesh Kumar Singh

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The United States and India stressed their desire to boost business and defense ties on Thursday, but trade and spying rows were a reminder of the obstacles to President Barack Obama’s vision of a “defining” partnership. 614 more words

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Game of thrones: Afghan leadership vacuum raises summit questions

By Hamid Shalizi and Jessica Donati

KABUL (Reuters) – Who, if anyone, will represent Afghanistan at next month’s NATO summit is becoming an increasingly pressing and awkward question for the alliance, as it seeks to withdraw most of its troops and bring a long and deadly engagement closer to completion. 826 more words

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Twitter reports a loss but growing number of users


Social networking service Twitter reported a loss of $145m (£86m) during the second-quarter period from March to June.

That is more than triple the loss the company reported during the same period a year ago. 197 more words

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Lloyds Bank fined $370m for rigging Libor interest rates..small change..


Britain’s Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY.L) has agreed to pay fines totaling $370 million to U.S. and British authorities investigating its part in a global interest rate rigging scandal and manipulating fees for a UK government lending scheme. 364 more words

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