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  • Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Few outsiders dare venture after dark into Tepito, a neighborhood known as Mexico City's main clearinghouse for contraband ranging from guns and drugs to counterfeit sneakers.

  • BRUSSELS, April 16- NATO said on Wednesday it would send more ships, planes and troops to eastern Europe to reassure allies worried by Russia's annexation of Crimea but shied away from new permanent bases in the east as Poland wanted.

  • ASML sees lull in orders from computer chip makers Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:34 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— ASML Holding NV, the largest supplier of equipment to computer chip makers such as Intel and Samsung, says it sees only incremental sales gains in the coming two quarters. Without specifying which companies or products, ASML said chipmakers are "encountering timing uncertainties in next-generation device designs."

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to April 29 Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    TOKYO- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at the Japan Trust Banks Association- 0615 GMT. LJUBLJANA- Slovenia Finance Minister Uros Cufer speaks at a business conference on the European and Slovenian banking sector- 0700 GMT.

  • *Group includes BNP, SocGen, Caisse des Depots, ING, ABN Amro, Banco Espirito Santo.

  • ANALYSIS-"Great Stretch" to secure Greek debt return Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:50 PM ET

    Greece made a successful, if artificially engineered, return to the long-term capital markets last week for the first time since its international bailout in 2010, and just two years after imposing heavy losses on its private creditors.

  • Dutch arrest girl whose tweet threatened airline Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    AMSTERDAM— Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14- year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet. Police spokesman Roland Ekkers said the girl, who has not been identified for privacy reasons, turned herself in to Rotterdam police in the company of a parent Monday and is now being interrogated.

  • *Twitter executives in talks in Ankara. *Official says Twitter earns $35 million in Turkey. ISTANBUL, April 14- Turkey urged executives from Twitter to open an office and start paying Turkish tax on Monday in the first direct talks since a two-week ban imposed on the site as the government battled a corruption scandal.

  • AP Analysis: Japan anti-whaling ruling saves face Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 2:07 AM ET

    In a March 31 ruling, the International Court of Justice in The Hague ordered Japan to stop granting permits for its Antarctic whaling program, which allowed an annual cull of about 1,000 whales. Though top Japanese officials called the ruling regrettable, they announced within hours that Japan would abide by it.

  • Dozens arrested in credit card fraud crackdown Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 7:49 AM ET

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands— Law enforcement authorities have arrested 70 people at airports around the world in a meticulously coordinated crackdown targeting criminals using fake or stolen credit cards to buy airline tickets.

  • Wall Street analysts had estimated a potential market of $3 billion for the devices made by Medtronic Inc, Boston Scientific Corp and St Jude Medical Inc. But failure of the high-stakes clinical trial set off a heated debate between doctors who believe the approach is worth saving and those who say results show it provides no clear benefit.

  • Dutch government scraps trade mission to Russia Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands— The Dutch government has scrapped a trade mission to Russia that was intended to forge closer ties between the two countries' energy sectors, blaming "developments in eastern Ukraine." Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans said in a statement Wednesday "a successful mission is not possible in the current climate.

  • PARIS, April 7- Patrick Drahi, the Franco-Israeli billionaire who won a bidding war for media group Vivendi's SFR telecoms unit at the weekend, was quick on Monday to forgive a French establishment that just two weeks ago was trying to knock him out of the race.

  • *Mersch says QE theoretical, long way to practical steps. *Constancio- must assess inflation outlook before acting. BRUSSELS/ LONDON, April 7- The European Central Bank will get ready to make large-scale asset purchases but is still a long way off embarking on such a plan and will first assess whether the inflation outlook has changed, ECB policymakers said.

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- China should not doubt the U.S. commitment to defend its Asian allies and the prospect of economic retaliation should also discourage Beijing from using force to pursue territorial claims in Asia in the way Russia has in Crimea, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- China should not doubt the U.S. commitment to defend its Asian allies and the prospect of economic retaliation should also discourage Beijing from using force to pursue territorial claims in Asia in the way Russia has in Crimea, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- The United States, Japan and South Korea will hold talks in Washington next week aimed at finding ways to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday.

  • BRUSSELS, March 31- Euro zone inflation hit its lowest level since November 2009 in March, a shock drop that raises expectations the European Central Bank will take radical action to stop the threat of deflation in currency bloc.

  • INSIGHT-Armed militias hold Libya hostage Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    *Libya struggling with progress three years after Gadaffi ouster. TRIPOLI, March 30- When a militia holding Libya's eastern ports loaded a North Korean-flagged tanker with oil earlier this month, the Libyan parliament sacked its own prime minister and turned to U.S. commandos to bring its cargo back.

  • FACTBOX-Details on Brazilian sugar trader Copersucar Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    SAO PAULO, March 27- Brazilian sugar trader Copersucar and U.S. commodities company Cargill said on Thursday they would merge their sugar trading operations in a 50-50 joint venture to create a global juggernaut. Following are some facts about Copersucar:. *The 47 mills crush 120 million tonnes of cane a year, or a fifth of Brazil's main center-south cane crop.

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