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Sweden's Wallenberg dynasty prepares for sixth generation

Yahoo - DRC - 23 November, 2014 - 03:25

By Alistair Scrutton and Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Jacob Wallenberg, the 58-year-old head of one of Europe's most enduring family dynasties, is trying to work out how the empire controlling much of Sweden's economy could look with a woman or someone without the family name at the helm. Roughly 30 members of the sixth generation, aged between 15 and 30, are contenders to see if they could one day run Wallenberg's Investor holding company and several foundations with major stakes in Electrolux, Atlas Copco and Ericsson. ...

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Bangladesh arrests woman leader of militant outfit

Yahoo - DRC - 23 November, 2014 - 03:00
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh has arrested four members of an outlawed militant group, including the chief of its women's wing, police said on Sunday, as authorities intensify a crackdown on militants. The arrest follows Indian security officials' exposure of a plot last month targeting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Two members of a banned Bangladesh group were killed in an explosion while building bombs in India's eastern state of West Bengal, just over the border with Bangladesh. ...
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Putin stands by hawkish Russian central bank - for now

Yahoo - DRC - 23 November, 2014 - 02:09

By Lidia Kelly and Oksana Kobzeva MOSCOW (Reuters) - With Russia's economy battered by economic sanctions and plunging oil prices, President Vladimir Putin has allowed the central bank to administer strong medicine, sharply raising interest rates even as it freed the rouble to float. Such tough measures may well help push the country deeper into recession next year, but have so far staved off financial panic, runaway inflation or a currency meltdown like the one that helped catapult Putin into power in the 1990s. ...

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Ecclestone denies rejecting F1's teen audience

Yahoo - DRC - 23 November, 2014 - 01:55

By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Formula One's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone has denied saying he was not interested in the youth audience because they did not buy expensive watches or bank with the sport's sponsors. "I never said younger generation, I said children. The question to me was children," the 84-year-old told Reuters at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. "I don't know how many six or seven-year-old kids there are with a Rolex (watch), which their parents have probably bought for them. It's not the six year olds that buy the product we advertise," he added. ...

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China arrests man for spying on aircraft carrier base - CCTV

Yahoo - DRC - 23 November, 2014 - 01:33
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese man has been arrested for taking photos of an aircraft carrier base and selling them to a foreigner as more young Chinese Internet users are being recruited by foreign spies to gather intelligence on military affairs, state media said. The man, surnamed Cao and from the eastern city of Qingdao, is awaiting trial, state broadcaster CCTV said on Saturday. He had taken photos of an aircraft carrier base in Qingdao for a man who had claimed to be the editor of a military magazine and was paid "a large sum of cash", CCTV said. ...
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6% of Sun readers say Miliband would be good PM

Yahoo - DRC - 23 November, 2014 - 01:27

A poll in The Sun on Sunday found that just six percent of people who read Britain's biggest-selling newspaper think Labour leader Ed Miliband is prime ministerial material.

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Gordon Brown to step down as MP: reports

Yahoo - DRC - 23 November, 2014 - 01:03

Former prime minister Gordon Brown is to announce he is standing down as an MP at the May general election, reports said Sunday.

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Bahrain holds elections, Shi'ite opposition boycotts vote

Yahoo - DRC - 22 November, 2014 - 20:33

By Farishta Saeed MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrainis voted on Saturday in the first parliamentary elections since 2011 when mostly Shi'ite protesters took to the streets demanding more democracy. The elections were boycotted by the Shi'ite Muslim opposition over accusations that constituency changes would still favour the Sunni Muslim majority represented by the ruling family. Bahrain has been shaken by low-level unrest since the February 2011 demonstrations. The country's Shi'ites have long complained of political and economic marginalisation, an accusation the government denies. ...

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Argentina stun France 18-13 with four drop goals

Yahoo - DRC - 22 November, 2014 - 20:23

PARIS (Reuters) - Argentina confirmed they are a bete noir for France when they play in Paris by kicking four drop goals, including three from flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez, for an 18-13 upset victory on Saturday. The Pumas had lost on their three previous visits to France but made it three straight wins in the capital after twice beating the hosts at the 2007 World Cup where they came third. France, fresh from a 40-15 win over Fiji and a 29-26 victory over Australia, fought back in the second half and scored the only try through centre Wesley Fofana. ...

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May 'was battered' by arrest row

Yahoo - DRC - 22 November, 2014 - 19:23

Theresa May has admitted she was left battered and bruised after the furious backlash when MPs were denied an explicit vote on the controversial European Arrest Warrant (EAW) and indicated she should have handled it differently.

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Brown to quit Commons 'on a high'

Yahoo - DRC - 22 November, 2014 - 19:23

Former prime minister Gordon Brown is to announce that he is standing down as an MP, according to reports.

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Sky Sources: Ex-PM Gordon Brown To Quit As MP

Yahoo - DRC - 22 November, 2014 - 18:58

Gordon Brown is poised to announce that he is to quit as an MP at the next election after 32 years in the Commons, Sky sources have revealed.

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Poland's ruling party wins most seats in regional elections

Yahoo - DRC - 22 November, 2014 - 18:46
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's ruling Civic Platform (PO) party has secured the highest number of provincial assembly seats in last week's vote, the state election commission said, a surprising result seen as likely to further aggravate tensions over the already contentious vote. The official results, published after a vote count dogged by the failure of a new IT system, also showed that the central and eastern European country's largest opposition party, Law and Justice (PiS), received the highest share of votes at 26.85 percent, coming ahead of PO with 26.36 percent of the vote. ...
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Obama, Jeter tee off on exclusive Vegas course

Yahoo - DRC - 22 November, 2014 - 18:31
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is playing golf at an exclusive Las Vegas-area course with a retired shortstop, a Democratic Party donor and a newspaper owner.
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England show solidarity with Samoa

Yahoo - DRC - 22 November, 2014 - 18:21
By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - Samoa's players threatened to boycott Saturday's match at Twickenham in protest at rugby's turmoil in their country but after turning up and playing their hearts out their England counterparts joined them in a prayer of solidarity. Samoa's strike threat was averted after the intervention of World Rugby and the players' union, though the team wore wristbands in protest at the continuing, and long-running issues with the governance of the game in their homeland. ...
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Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon

Yahoo - DRC - 22 November, 2014 - 18:17

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's nearly as certain as Oregon's rainy season. When there's an election, voters in the state respond with an enthusiasm that's rare in most other places in America.

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Ronaldo grabs double as Messi breaks goal record

Yahoo - DRC - 22 November, 2014 - 18:08

By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as leaders Real Madrid subdued Eibar 4-0 on Saturday while Lionel Messi set a La Liga record of 253 goals with a hat-trick in second-placed Barcelona's 5-1 rout of Sevilla. James Rodriguez nodded Real in front in the 23rd minute at Eibar's tiny Ipurua stadium in the Basque Country, which holds fewer than 6,000 spectators, and Ronaldo's scuffed shot made it 2-0 just before the break. ...

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Uninspired Sociedad held at Depor on Moyes' La Liga debut

Yahoo - DRC - 22 November, 2014 - 18:05

MADRID (Reuters) - David Moyes was given an idea of the scale of the task that faces him at Real Sociedad when his new club played out a scrappy 0-0 draw at Deportivo La Coruna in the Scot's La Liga debut on Saturday. Former Manchester United and Everton manager Moyes took over as coach of the Basque club on Nov. 10 and the stalemate at the Riazor in his first game in charge leaves Sociedad down in 14th place with a mere 10 points from 12 matches. ...

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Ford or Farrell is Lancaster's biggest decision

Yahoo - DRC - 22 November, 2014 - 17:52
By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - England coach Stuart Lancaster will make potentially the most important selection decision of his tenure when he chooses between George Ford and Owen Farrell as his starting flyhalf for next week’s match with Australia. Ford, 21, was handed his first start on Saturday and grabbed the opportunity with both hands as England beat Samoa 28-9. In 80 minutes of a patchy overall team performance he tried more, and achieved more in terms of inventive attacking ideas, than steady and reliable Farrell has mustered in the last 18 months. ...
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Messi sets La Liga record of 253 goals

Yahoo - DRC - 22 November, 2014 - 17:51

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a La Liga record of 253 goals when he grabbed a hat-trick in Saturday's 5-1 win at home to Sevilla, the latest milestone for the four-times World Player of the Year. The previous mark was held by former Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra since 1955, which marked the end of the Spaniard's 15-year career with the Basque club. Zarra scored his 251 goals in 277 appearances while Argentina captain Messi, who was 17 when he netted for the first time in Spain's top flight against Albacete in May 2005, needed 289 games. ...

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