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Crowds count down to marijuana legalisation in Oregon, then light up | Reuters

PORTLAND, Ore. Crowds counted down the minutes to midnight then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday and the legalization movement spread to a fourth U.S. state. #Entertainment #Middle East #Oregon #United Kingdom #United States

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India needs improved regulations for private equity – McKinsey | Reuters

MUMBAI Private equity investors in India have seen their returns erode sharply since the global financial crisis and need regulatory changes that make it easier to invest and exit from companies, consulting firm McKinsey said in a report on Wednesday. McKinsey said realised gross returns after 2007 have dropped to just 7 percent from 21 percent in the previous years, citing various factors including a slowing economy and expensive valuations. #Business #Economy #opinion #science #United Kingdom #United States

20 mins ago

Liberia finds second Ebola case, raising fears of resurgence | Reuters

NEDOWEIN, Liberia Liberia confirmed a second new case of Ebola on Wednesday and warned of possible new infections, as the re-emergence of the virus nearly two months after its elimination in the West African country raised fears of hidden pockets of the disease. More than 11,200 people have died since last year in the worst Ebola outbreak on record, nearly all of them in the three neighbouring countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. #Africa #Business #Economy #Entertainment #Health #India #opinion

20 mins ago

Pentagon – ‘No anticipation’ U.S. might give up Guantanamo base | Reuters

WASHINGTON The United States does not anticipate giving up its naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, despite Wednesday's historic agreement by the former Cold War enemies to restore diplomatic ties, U.S. #Business #Foreign policy #India #Middle East #science #Technology

21 mins ago

Greece deal possible before July 20 bonds payment – euro zone official | Reuters

FRANKFURT A new bailout deal for Greece could be agreed in time for the country to meet a July 20 deadline for the repayment of 3.5 billion euros ($3.9 billion) of bonds to the European Central Bank, a euro zone official said on Wednesday. Asked whether agreement was possible within that time frame, the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was 'theoretically doable' #Argentina #Business #Greece #India #markets #United Kingdom #United States

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Libyan PM hopes for agreement with rivals on Thursday | Reuters

VALLETTA The internationally recognised prime minister of Libya said he hoped to reach a power-sharing peace agreement on Thursday with his rivals during U.N.-backed talks that seek to end a conflict that threatens to break up the country. Libya has two governments and parliaments, with the recognised government operating out of the country's east since an armed alliance known as Libya Dawn took over the capital Tripoli, in the west, and declared its own government last year. Abdullah al-Thinni, who leads the government based in the eastern city of Tobruk, flew to Malta on Wednesday for talks with the Maltese prime minister, Joseph Muscat. #Argentina #Economy #Entertainment #Middle East #United Kingdom #United States

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Ex-LinkedIn exec Deep Nishar joins SoftBank as a managing director | Reuters

TOKYO SoftBank Group Corp( 9984.T ) said on Wednesday it had hired former LinkedIn Corp( LNKD.N ) executive Deep Nishar as managing director of investments as the Japanese telecoms conglomerate targets growth overseas to counter a shrinking domestic market. #Argentina #Business #Entertainment #India #Technology

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More than 100 dead as militants, Egyptian army clash in North Sinai | Reuters

ISMAILIA, Egypt/CAIRO Egypt's army said on Wednesday more than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed in simultaneous attacks on military checkpoints in North Sinai, in the most sustained fighting of its kind in years in the restive province. After a day of fighting, which involved F-16 jets and Apache helicopters, the army said it would not stop its operations until it had cleared the area of all "terrorist concentrations". Islamic State's Egyptian affiliate, Sinai Province, had claimed responsibility, saying it attacked more than 15 security sites and carried out three suicide bombings. #Africa #India #Israel #markets #Technology #United States

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Sensex marks highest close in 2-1/2 months; banks rally | Reuters

MUMBAI The BSE Sensex rose nearly 1 percent on Wednesday, to close above the psychologically important 28,000 level, its highest close in nearly 2-1/2 months, as state-run banks rose after the government's plan for a comprehensive package raised hopes of faster recapitalisation. The Bank Nifty rose 1.56 percent, marking its highest close since June 1. #Argentina #Business #Economy #Latin America #markets #science #United States

Jul 2, 2015

Britain, Russia at odds over UN Srebrenica genocide commemoration | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS A draft United Nations Security Council resolution commemorating the 1995 Srebrenica massacre does "not seek to bring up painful divisions nor point the finger of blame," Britain said on Wednesday as Russia pushes a rival text it considers balanced. The British-drafted resolution has angered Bosnian Serbs and Serbia, who branded it as "anti-Serb" and sent a letter of protest to the United Nations. The British draft strongly condemns the genocide at Srebrenica and any denial of this genocide, while the Russian text instead condemns "the most serious crimes of concern to the international committee." Both drafts were seen by Reuters. #Business #Crime #India #Middle East #opinion