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Politics this week

America carried out air strikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants in <i>Iraq</i> to assist Iraqi forces in their effort to break the siege …

India, Spain Testing Suspected Ebola Patients; Liberian Quarantine Center Raided

While the Ebola outbreak in west Africa has long since left the "under control" stage, things are about to go from worse to inconceivable for the …

Credit Suisse Caught Up in Espírito Santo Mess

Securities That Swiss Bank Helped Put Together Played Role in Toppling Banco Espírito Santo<p>Credit Suisse Group AG helped sell billions of dollars of securities that ultimately played a role in toppling Portugal's second-largest bank.<p>The Swiss bank was responsible for putting together securities …

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Chat-ours ou arbre-dragon, les 10 espèces les plus étonnantes découvertes

Un drôle d'animal entre chat et ourson vivant dans la forêt des Andes fait partie des 18 000 nouvelles espèces identifiées en 2013.<p>Si des espèces …

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Winters, Who Criticized Coke, Sells Berkshire After Buffett Didn’t Criticize Enough

David Winters, the investor best known for criticizing the executive pay plan at Coca-Cola Co., has parted ways with another key player in the Coke saga: Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Mr. Winters sold his Berkshire stake in the second quarter.

Goldman Sachs Former Lead Director Dies of Multiple Myeloma

James Schiro, 68, Retired From Goldman's Board in July to Undergo Treatment<p>By<p>Julie Steinberg and<p>Julie Steinberg<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JBSteins<p>julie.steinberg@wsj.com<p>Justin Baer<p>Justin Baer<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@justinbaer<p>Google+<p>justin.baer@wsj.com<p>Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s former …

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We’ve rounded up the best Memorial Day Sales happening around the web, and will continue to update this as more sales go live. Keep checking back …

Bund yields hit 1% after Germany contracts | Financial Times

<b>Thursday 21:00 BST.</b> European benchmark bond yields hit record lows after data showed no growth in the continent’s two biggest economies.<p>But equities …

US bank bonus curb hit by regulatory squabble | Financial Times

A US proposal requiring executives of the world’s largest banks to defer compensation to prevent the kind of risk-taking that spurred the financial …

Moody’s warns Ebola virus could damage west Africa economies | Financial Times

Moody’s Investors Service has warned that “beyond the tragic loss of life” the Ebola virus could wreak “significant” economic and fiscal damage on …

Eurozone economy fails to grow in second quarter | Financial Times

The eurozone’s economic recovery has shuddered to a halt, bolstering calls for the European Central Bank to take aggressive measures to boost growth …

Iranians back Rouhani’s efforts to tackle legacy of sanctions | Financial Times

When Hassan Rouhani was sworn in as Iran’s president this time last year, he pledged to pursue detente with the international community and bring an …

China banks fortify balance sheets against loan risks | Financial Times

China’s second and third-largest banks sold a combined Rmb50bn ($8bn) in subordinated bonds on Friday, the latest in a wave of capital issuance by …

UK economic recovery remains on track | Financial Times

The UK’s recovery remains on track, led by a continued strong performance in the services sector which remains the only part of the economy to have …

Stocks volatile as Ukraine conflict rises | Financial Times

<b>Friday 21:00 BST</b>. Stocks were little changed at the end of a volatile session on Wall Street, as worries over the Ukraine-Russia conflict mounted, …

Veolia s'intéresse au démantèlement nucléaire en Allemagne

FRANCFORT (Reuters) - Veolia Environnement vise une partie du marché allemand du démantèlement de centrales nucléaires et a engagé dans ce but des discussions avec des partenaires potentiels, a déclaré le directeur général de sa filiale locale à l’hebdomadaire WirtschaftsWoche.<p>Veolia Environnement …

IHG aurait rejeté une offre à 6 milliards de livres

LONDRES (Reuters) - Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), le premier groupe hôtelier mondial, a rejeté une offre de rachat de six milliards de livres (7,4 milliards d’euros) présentée par un acheteur potentiel américain, a rapporté Sky News en citant des sources non-identifiées.<p>Intercontinental …

Protocole d'accord entre banques centrales française et chinoise

PARIS (Reuters) - Les gouverneurs de la Banque de France et de la Banque populaire de Chine ont signé samedi un protocole d’accord pour établir “à brève échéance” un système de paiement en monnaie chinoise à Paris.<p>Les gouverneurs de la Banque de France et de la Banque populaire de Chine ont signé …