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  • PARIS, April 23- Turnout figures for the first round of the French presidential election showed a 28.54 percentage participation rate by midday local time, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday, slightly above the corresponding rate in the 2012 vote.

  • BEIJING, April 23- Home prices in China's financial hub of Shanghai will remain stable in 2017, as cooling measures have taken some heat out of the market, housing authorities were quoted as saying on Sunday. Property prices have soared in China's biggest cities such as Shanghai and Beijing since last year, prompting regulators to step up control to rein in the...

  • RABAT, April 23- Morocco has summoned Algeria's ambassador to express concern after 54 Syrians attempted to "illegally enter" the country from Algeria, the ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement on Sunday. It accused Algeria of forcing them to cross into Morocco. Morocco and Algeria share a 1,500 km land border that runs from the Mediterranean Sea to the...

  • RABAT, April 23- Morocco has summoned Algeria's ambassador to express concern after 54 Syrians attempted to "illegally enter" the country from Algeria, the ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement on Sunday. It accused Algeria of forcing them to cross into Morocco. Morocco and Algeria share a 1,500 km land border that runs from the Mediterranean Sea to the...

  • RABAT, April 23- Morocco has summoned Algeria's ambassador to express concern after 54 Syrians attempted to "illegally enter" the country from Algeria, the ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement on Sunday. It accused Algeria of forcing them to cross into Morocco. Morocco and Algeria share a 1,500 km land border that runs from the Mediterranean Sea to the...

  • RABAT, April 23- Morocco has summoned Algeria's ambassador to express concern after 54 Syrians attempted to "illegally enter" the country from Algeria, the ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement on Sunday. It accused Algeria of forcing them to cross into Morocco. Morocco and Algeria share a 1,500 km land border that runs from the Mediterranean Sea to the...

  • The International Monetary Fund dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references to climate change from a statement at the close of its spring meetings with the World Bank. During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on China and Mexico and called global warming a hoax. The meetings of the 189- nation IMF and...

  • NAIROBI, April 23- Gunmen shot and wounded Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann at her conservation park in northern Kenya on Sunday, a source close to her family said. The 73- year-old author of the memoir I Dreamed of Africa was shot in the stomach after the vehicle she was driving in was ambushed by a group of gunmen, the source said. Gallmann was flown by...

  • NAIROBI, April 23- Gunmen shot and wounded Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann at her conservation park in northern Kenya on Sunday, a source close to her family said. The 73- year-old author of the memoir I Dreamed of Africa was shot in the stomach after the vehicle she was driving in was ambushed by a group of gunmen, the source said. Gallmann was flown by...

  • BERLIN, April 23- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is not worried by the prospect of cuts to corporate tax rates in the United States he told German magazine Wirtschaftswoche on the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in Washington. "If the United States lowers its corporate taxes to European or international levels that won't bother...

  • MILAN, April 21- British Telecom has filed a criminal complaint with Italian prosecutors over an accounting scandal at its Italian unit and has handed them computer records and also dispatched its head of compliance to Milan to give evidence. In the complaint, filed on March 21 and reviewed by Reuters, BT accuses several former Italy executives and other...

  • April 23- China's General Administration of Customs published the revised trade data for March on Sunday:. *China reported March trade balance of+ $23.92 billion, down slightly from+ $23.93 billion in preliminary data. *Customs said March dollar-denominated import and export growth were +20.3 percent and +16.4 percent respectively, unchanged from...

  • BEIJING, April 23- China exported record volumes of diesel in March and boosted sales of gasoline and kerosene as refiners continued to turn to foreign markets to offload their excess product, while liquefied natural gas imports also jumped, customs data showed on Sunday. The high monthly shipments led to big increases in the first quarter and will reinforce...

  • BEIJING, April 23- China's gasoline, diesel and kerosene exports jumped in March as refiners continued to turn to foreign markets to sell their excess product, while liquefied natural gas imports jumped 18 percent to 1.99 million tonnes, customs data showed on Sunday. Gasoline exports rose 25 percent in March compared with the same month a year earlier to...

  • BEIJING, April 23- China imported 300,000 tonnes of sugar in March, up 43.9 percent from a year ago, and boosted first-quarter shipments, customs data showed on Sunday, as low global prices pushed up demand for overseas purchases from the world's top sweetener buyer. Producers also scrambled to buy ahead of the results of a government investigation into alleged...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. Festivities at one of the largest events on Washington's National Mall...

  • HOUSTON— The Latest on the confrontation on an American Airlines flight:. A passenger on an American Airlines flight says a flight attendant who has since been grounded nearly hit a baby when he jerked a stroller away from a woman holding the child. Olivia Morgan, an executive with an education-related nonprofit, tells the New York Times that she witnessed the...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- American Airlines on Saturday apologized to a female passenger and suspended an employee after a video showing an onboard clash over a baby stroller went viral, in the latest embarrassment for a U.S. carrier over how it treated a customer. Facebook user Surain Adyanthaya, who posted the video, wrote that the flight attendant had forcefully...

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- International Monetary Fund members on Saturday dropped a pledge to fight protectionism amid a split over trade policy and turned their attention to another looming threat to global economic integration: the first round of France's presidential election. Concerns that far-right leader Marine Le Pen and far-left rival Jean-Luc...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- Thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. The "March for Science" festivities included scientific "teach-ins," speeches by...