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  • Automakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics

    GENEVA (AP) — Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles - even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global automarket.

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  • Rival Libyan forces carry out tit-for-tat airstrikes

    By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Rival Libyan forces carried out tit-for-tat airstrikes on oil terminals and an airport on Tuesday, escalating their battle for control of the country days before United Nations peace talks were due in Morocco. The OPEC oil producer's oil…

    Reuters8 mins ago
  • African leaders urge 'Marshall Plan' for Ebola recovery

    The leaders of the west African countries worst hit by Ebola called for more aid to eradiate the disease and rebuild their shattered economies at an international conference in Brussels Tuesday. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma and Alpha Conde of…

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  • Budget carrier flydubai posts profit of $68M for 2014

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' budget carrier flydubai, in its fifth year of operation, has turned a profit of $68 million out of total revenue of $1.2 billion last year.

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  • DNA study backs theory of massive steppe migration to Europe

    BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say ancient DNA samples indicate massive migration to Europe from the east took place some 4,500 years ago.

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  • BlackBerry to offer 4 new phones, speeds shift to software

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — BlackBerry will launch four new smartphones this year and a new package of cross-platform applications as it continues its "philosophical" shift to making software.

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  • Report: As Ebola wanes, other countries remain vulnerable

    N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Arriving airline passengers lined up outdoors to have their temperatures checked, the screens in the nighttime darkness like glowing lightning bugs.

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  • EU report calls for more effort to meet environmental goals

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's environment body says the 28 member states need to do more to meet long-term environmental goals, including targets for greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in past 24 hours: Ukraine military source

    Three Ukrainian servicemen were killed and nine were wounded in the last 24 hours in the country's east where government troops are fighting with pro-Russian rebels, a Ukrainian military source told Reuters on Tuesday. The casualties, some of the worst losses for Kiev in days, underscore the…

    Reuters
  • Environmental groups sue Port of Seattle over Shell oil fleet

    A coalition of environmental groups sued the Port of Seattle on Monday to stop the lease of a terminal to Royal Dutch Shell Plc's Arctic oil drilling fleet, arguing a proper environmental review was never conducted, court records showed. Earthjustice, along with other groups including the Sierra…

    Reuters
  • Madonna wants 'a drink' with French far-right leader Le Pen

    Madonna wants to "sit down and have a drink" with France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen to hear out the woman she once demonised on stage by showing a picture of her with a swastika on her forehead. The American singer -- who only last week called Le Pen's National Front party "fascist" and said…

    AFP
  • EU's 2050 green goals will need radical policy shifts: report

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The European Union will need radical new policies to reach goals for safeguarding the environment by 2050 after limited progress in curbing pollution and climate change, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Tuesday. "We need to start now," Hans…

    Reuters
  • Russia and Ukraine strike gas delivery deal

    Russia and Ukraine reached a deal Monday to supply gas to Europe until the end of March after President Vladimir Putin and Western leaders admitted there was still progress to be made in implementing a ceasefire. The deal struck after tense talks in Brussels secures gas supplies to the European…

    AFP
  • Polish top senator: Russia banned me from Nemtsov's funeral

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Senate speaker said Monday that Russia's authorities have denied him entry into the country for the funeral of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

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  • Russia and Ukraine to discuss summer gas supplies late this month

    By Alastair Macdonald and Katya Golubkova BRUSSELS/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine have agreed to discuss a "summer package" of gas supplies late this month, with Kiev winning an assurance at Monday's EU-mediated talks in Brussels that it would not pay for energy delivered to rebel-held…

    Reuters
  • OSCE should play greater role in eastern Ukraine, leaders say

    By Katya Golubkova, Erik Kirschbaum and Geert De Clercq MOSCOW/BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - The leaders of Russia, Germany and France agreed to Ukraine's proposal to ask the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to help with the implementation of the ceasefire agreement in…

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  • Volkswagen CEO stands by cautious outlook

    GENEVA (AP) — The CEO of Volkswagen AG is staying with his cautious outlook for this year, saying it's a "balanced statement" based on growth in the U.S., Europe and China versus trouble spots such as Russia and Brazil.

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  • OSCE will be asked to play role in Ukraine: France

    The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have agreed to ask the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to help with the implementation of the cease-fire agreement, France said in a statement. French President Francois Hollande's office said on Monday the four leaders…

    Reuters
  • Sweden eyes fingerprint scans to stop passport fraud

    Sweden needs to beef up its border security to stop passport fraud, a government inquiry argued Monday as the country grapples with unprecedented levels of immigration. The inquiry proposed fingerprint scans for all nationalities entering Sweden from outside the passport-free Schengen Area in a…

    AFP
  • Bolivia seizes 27 tons of coca disguised as yerba mate tea

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian authorities say they've seized 27 metric tons of shredded coca leaves that were to have been shipped to Lebanon for processing into cocaine.

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