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Russia: Kremlin dismisses rumours over Putin's health

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in good health, according to the Kremlin – dismissing rumours that the leader is suffering from an illness.<p>The cancellation of a foreign trip, scheduled for this week, has stoked speculation.<p>His last appearance on live television was apparently more than a week …

Modi bets on GM crops for India's second green revolution

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - On a fenced plot not far from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home, a field of mustard is in full yellow bloom, representing his government’s reversal of an effective ban on field trials of genetically modified (GM) food crops.<p>An Indian scientist points to a patch of …

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Greece bailout deal: Backtracking on promises? | Europe

The leader of Greece's left-wing Syriza party campaigned on a promise to scrap harsh austerity measures imposed by its European creditors.<p>A little over five weeks into the job, and Alexis Tsipras, the prime minister, is already putting a brave face on a compromise deal with Europe's lenders.<p>The …

More Canadians to consider delaying retirement past 65: poll

Bumpy economic conditions are causing more Canadians to consider delaying retirement, a shift that will ripple through the work force in the coming years.<p>The share of workers who expect to work full time past the age of 65 has now surpassed those who think they'll be fully retired at that age, …

Nestle says it is dropping artificial flavor and color from chocolate bars

Nestle says it will become the first major candy maker to eliminate all artificial color and flavors from its chocolates.<p>The company said the change will be completed by the end of this year for more than 250 products including Nestle Crunch, Butterfinger, 100 Grand, Oh Henry and Baby Ruth …

Carlsberg toasts new chief executive after drowning Russian sorrows

The world’s fourth-biggest brewer has named Cees ‘t Hart, currently the chief executive of Dutch dairy company Royal FrieslandCampina, as it's new boss<p>Carlsberg has named Cees ‘t Hart as its new chief executive officer as the world’s fourth-biggest brewer said currency devaluation in Russia and …

If you like HTTP then you'll love HTTP 2.0

An update to one of the web's basic protocols offers faster browsing<p>Most internet users don't consider the protocols that underpin the web anymore than they do the stitching in their socks, but a major update to HTTP — the protocol that lets browsers download websites from servers — will affect …

Kiev unmoved on weapons withdrawal as troops pull out of Debaltseve

The Ukrainian army will only consider withdrawing its heavy weaponry from a designated buffer zone in the east of the country "when the shelling stops," the country's deputy defence minister said in an interview Wednesday, as the strategic town of Debaltseve fell into separatist hands.<p>There were …

U.S. Stocks Edge Lower

Stocks rebound from session lows after Fed releases meeting minutes<p>U.S. stocks fell slightly Wednesday, rebounding from session lows after Federal Reserve meeting minutes showed officials haven’t agreed on a plan for when and how quickly to raise interest rates.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average …

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