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Exclusive: U.S., Brazil close to ending cotton trade rift - sources

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By Alonso Soto BRASILIA (Reuters) - The United States and Brazil are close to settling a decade-old trade dispute over cotton subsidies, three Brazilian sources close to the talks told Reuters, in what would be the first concrete step to repair ties hurt by an espionage scandal. Washington is within hours of reaching an agreement with Brazilian cotton producers demanding compensation for cotton subsidies enjoyed by U.S. growers, a senior Brazilian government official said. He asked not to be named because negotiations are ongoing. ...

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U.S. takes cautious line in response to Hong Kong protests

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By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is carefully calibrating its response to pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, showing support for peaceful protests while signaling it has little interest in seeing the situation escalate and risk a harsher crackdown by Chinese authorities. Saying it was closely monitoring the political unrest unfolding on the streets of Hong Kong, the White House on Monday urged security forces there to “exercise restraint” and also called on protesters to “express their views peacefully. ...

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Australian counter-terrorism police raid Melbourne properties

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police said they had raided a number of properties around the southern city of Melbourne on Tuesday, part of a security crackdown on radical Islamists authorities believe are planning attacks in the country. Australia, which is backing the United States and its escalating action against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, is on high alert for attacks by radicalised Muslims or by home-grown militants returning from fighting in the Middle East. ...

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US unveils $83 mn in aid for S. Sudan

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Washington (AFP) - The United States on Monday unveiled some $83 million in new aid for South Sudanese refugees who have fled fighting triggering fears of a looming famine.

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Top Asian News at 8:00 p.m. GMT

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by signing an agreement with the United States that would guarantee a continuing American military presence. As Hamid Karzai left the political stage, the new president was locked into an uneasy partnership with his defeated rival, Abdullah Abdullah, who became the country's first chief executive. With a hug for the cameras, both sides appeared determined to reach across factions and avoid a descent into an abyss similar to what has happened in Iraq, where the government's failure to mend lingering sectarian divisions following a full U.S. withdrawal helped give rise to the brutal Islamic State group.

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Afghan president sworn in, paving way for US pact

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by signing an agreement with the United States that would guarantee a continuing American military presence.

From: news.yahoo.com

Atlanta Hawks Rumors: Hawks to Erect Statue of Dominique Wilkins this Season [VIDEO]

Added: 29.09.2014 20:40 | 1 views | 0 comments


As the Atlanta Hawks attempt to sell the team, they announced that they will erect a statue of Hawks great Dominique Wilkins this upcoming season.

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Closing Vermont Nuclear Bad Business For Everyone

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Vermont’s choice to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant for no good reason has reversed the state’s progress on reducing carbon, and punished rate-payers in their neighboring States of Massachusetts and New Hampshire with up to 50% rate increases. But I’m sure they didn’t mean that to happen.

From: www.forbes.com

India's Jaitley in isolation ward, may skip U.S. trip

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By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may have to cancel a trip to the United States in October after he was moved to an isolation ward of a government-run hospital to recover from an infection that followed a stomach operation to treat diabetes. Jaitley is due to attend a World Bank meeting on Oct. 10-12 in Washington, where he is also expected to meet senior government officials. He was due to leave on Oct. 8. "It seems doubtful that he would be able to take the stress for the long journey to the U.S. ...

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