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By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission wants to streamline the European Union's complex rules governing economic policy-making, but won't change the two key laws that sharpened budget policy control during the debt c ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Before some people opened their eyes, Black Friday was already well underway.The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair, with more stores opening before people put down their turkey legs on ...more

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LONDON (Reuters) - Susie Wolff will take part in two grand prix practice sessions next season in a new role of official test driver for Williams, the Formula One team said on Friday. Wolff, the British wife of Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wo ...more

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of the European Union's executive is opting not to sanction France or Italy just yet over their failure to meet targets on their public finances.Instead, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is giving them until s ...more

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By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Sword-wielding Hindu devotees in Nepal began slaughtering thousands of animals and birds in a ritual sacrifice on Friday, ignoring calls by animal rights activists to halt what they described as the world ...more

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BEIJING (AP) — A leading rights activist who organized rallies for media freedom went on trial Friday in a southern Chinese city for disturbing public order, more than 15 months after he was detained by police.Zhang Lei, lawyer for Yang Maodong, ...more

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria rejected as "fabricated" U.S. accusations that its forces are targeting civilians with air strikes and said Washington would do better to criticize hardline Islamic State militants who have killed American citizens. T ...more

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PARIS (AP) — French legislators are debating whether to pressure the government to recogne a Palestinian state, in hopes that helps lead to lasting Middle East peace.The debate in France's National Assembly on Friday comes amid growing European ...more

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By James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - The long-awaited trial of a prominent Chinese writer and activist resumed in southern China on Friday, more than two months after his lawyers boycotted an earlier hearing with Beijing showing little sign ...more

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MANCHESTER, Mo. (AP) — Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.The protests began Tha ...more