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Iran not on Syria peace conference list: UN

January 06: UN leader Ban Ki-moon has sent invitations to 30 countries to attend a Syria peace conference this month, but did not include Iran, a spokesman said. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet on January 13 in a bid to decide Iran’s role in ending the nearly three-year-old war, said UN ...

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Iran not on Syria peace conference list: UN

January 06: UN leader Ban Ki-moon has sent invitations to 30 countries to attend a Syria peace conference this month, but did not include Iran, a spokesman said. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet on January 13 in a bid to decide Iran’s role in ending the nearly three-year-old war, said UN ...

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Yellen first woman to lead US Fed

Janet Yellen, a key force behind the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented and controversial efforts to boost the US economy, has been confirmed by the Senate to lead the central bank just as it begins to unwind that stimulus. When she succeeds Ben Bernanke, whose second four-year term as Fed chairman expires on Jan. 31, Yellen will become the first woman to ...

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Yellen first woman to lead US Fed

Janet Yellen, a key force behind the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented and controversial efforts to boost the US economy, has been confirmed by the Senate to lead the central bank just as it begins to unwind that stimulus. When she succeeds Ben Bernanke, whose second four-year term as Fed chairman expires on Jan. 31, Yellen will become the first woman to ...

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Sports briefs: FIFA boss Blatter blasts Brazilians

“Brazil has just realized what it means to organize a World Cup,” Blatter said in an interview with Swiss newspaper 24 Heures. “They started a lot too late.” Join the Discussion Delays have included financial problems, worker safety issues and construction-site accidents. Three construction…

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Sports briefs: FIFA boss Blatter blasts Brazilians

“Brazil has just realized what it means to organize a World Cup,” Blatter said in an interview with Swiss newspaper 24 Heures. “They started a lot too late.” Join the Discussion Delays have included financial problems, worker safety issues and construction-site accidents. Three construction…

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African Union missing in action in conflicts from Mali to South Sudan

Weak leadership and rivalry between states have hampered African efforts to bring security to the conflict-hit continent A French soldier patrols Bossangoa, Central African Republic. Foreign troops have struggled to stem sectarian clashes. Photograph: Andreea Câmpeanu/Reuters The retired French general Vincent Desportes told the BBC World Service last week that France should back political change in Mali and remain in ...

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Mylan donates $3 million to Philippines relief effort

Reporter- Pittsburgh Business Times | Canonsburg-based drug giant Inc. has donated more than $3 million in medications to AmeriCares for its Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines. The donation is the company’s biggest to the Stanford, Conn.-based nonprofit disaster relief organization, and the medicines will help prevent complications from infections, diabetes and cardiovascular problems for thousands of Filipinos, according ...

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New York set to allow limited use of medical marijuana

New York: New York could soon join a growing group of American states that allow limited use of marijuana, with Governor Andrew Cuomo planning to announce an executive action that would grant access to the drug for those with serious illnesses, a media report said. The drug, however, will not be as easily available as it is in states like ...

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New York set to allow limited use of medical marijuana

New York: New York could soon join a growing group of American states that allow limited use of marijuana, with Governor Andrew Cuomo planning to announce an executive action that would grant access to the drug for those with serious illnesses, a media report said. The drug, however, will not be as easily available as it is in states like ...

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