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___ China factories face new challenge as growth slows Chinese manufacturers are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper in the face of the country's slowing ...
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MONDAY, April 21 WASHINGTON — Conference Board releases leading indicators for March, 10 a.m. Eastern time. TOKYO — Japan trade data for March, preliminary for fiscal year. Hasbro Inc. releases quarterly ...
- Who are the 'little green men' helping Ukraine's rebels?
Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - The expertly armed, masked men in matching camouflage stripped of all insignia are tough, taciturn and tactically devastating. And according to President Vladimir Putin, they are not -- absolutely, categorically not -- elite Russian special forces. So who are the members of this mysterious military or paramilitary force operating in eastern Ukraine, nicknamed "little green men" by many here? They also appear to be almost identical to those who operated in Crimea before the peninsula's annexation by Russia last month.
- List of works by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- Toronto Mayor Ford opens re-election bid with 'cut the gravy' vow
By Cameron French TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford launched his re-election campaign on Friday, acknowledging the crack-cocaine scandal that has made him a topic of water cooler talk across North America, but also happy to trade on his notoriety. Ford, whose authority was reduced last year by a city council fed up with his antics, took over a massive convention center in Toronto's west end for the event, hawking bobble-head dolls to raise funds ahead of the election on October 27. First elected mayor in 2010 on a cost-cutting platform, Ford has become indisputably the most famous leader in the city's history, and continues to poll relatively strongly in spite of a scandal that prompted staffers to desert him and has cost him nearly all of his allies on city council.
- Kansas City Police Have Highway Shooting Suspect in Custody
- Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court
By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied to Turkey's constitutional court on Friday to challenge the alleged violation of his and his family's rights by social media, a senior official in his office told Reuters. Erdogan's government blocked Twitter and YouTube in March, drawing international condemnation, after audio recordings, purportedly showing corruption in his inner circle, were leaked on their sites. The Twitter block was lifted earlier this month after the constitutional court ruled that it breached freedom of expression, a decision Erdogan has since said was wrong and should be overturned. YouTube remains blocked in Turkey.
- Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support