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President Obama Hosts World Leaders At Nuclear Security Summit

Iran Shows Commitment To Deal On Nuclear Program

Iran requessted for a meeting of the joint commission regarding the extension of U.S. sanctions to the country.

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India Pledges $500,000 To UN Central Emergency Response Fund

India Pledges $500,000 To UN Central Emergency Response Fund

India promised to contribute $500,000 to UN Central Emergency Response Fund. In a pledging conference, outgoing Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made a plea for funding to support its missions of providing immediate humanitarian assistance to people who require urgent help.

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Countries Limit Global Warming through Landmark Deal

A significant step is now made in an international effort to prevent global warming from reaching a hopeless condition. Early Saturday morning, more than 170 countries decided to restrict emissions of key pollutants found in air conditioners.

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U.S.-Cuba relationship

Castro knocks out U.S. trade embargo at UN

Castro knocks out U.S. trade embargo at UN. The Cuban President, Raul Castro spoke Saturday for the first time at the United Nations and salute renewed diplomatic ties with the U.S. as "major progress". However, he knocks out a US trade embargo as the number one hindrance to Cuba's economic development, as reported by MSN News.

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Recycling

Europe is far behind in its electronic waste recycling target

A study conducted by Interpol and the United Nations said that only 33% of Europe's electronic wastes is correctly recycled. A large number of these electronic wastes include computers, cellphones and televisions that are dumped or traded illegally.

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Global Think Tank Summit

EU tries to look beyond Greece to deepen China ties

The European Union will briefly put aside worries about Greece to broaden its relations with China at a summit in Brussels on Monday, hoping for Chinese investment in Europe's new infrastructure fund and support for a global climate deal.

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Oilfield

Oil falls on dollar, Libya output, Yemen talks

Oil prices fell on Monday as the Greek debt crisis helped boost the dollar, making fuel more expensive to holders of other currencies, and as United Nations talks offered a chance for peace in Yemen where crude exporter Saudi Arabia is involved in a civil war.

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Gas station

Oil rises on U.S. crude drawdown but oversupply still weighs

Oil prices rebounded on Wednesday, with U.S. crude snapping a five-day decline, after another weekly inventory draw but gains were still limited by a huge supply overhang and concerns about a stronger dollar.

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Gas station

Oil prices slip on dollar rally, ample supply

Brent crude oil fell below $66 a barrel on Tuesday as the dollar strengthened and on evidence of ample supplies of Middle Eastern oil despite wars in northern Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

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ICAO's global safety meeting in Montreal

U.N. aviation agency says in talks to open new Black Sea air route

The UN's aviation agency wants to open a new route for commercial aircraft in international airspace over the Black Sea that will be managed by Ukraine and without "interference" from Russia, the agency's secretary-general said.

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Sri Lanka

British lawmakers urge EU to stop Sri Lanka trade perks if UN probe not given access

Leading British lawmakers urged the European Union on Thursday to remove preferential trade tariffs from Sri Lanka if it fails to address human rights concerns.

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Experimental candidate vaccine

Drugmakers may need indemnity for fast-tracked Ebola vaccines

Drugmakers are looking for some kind of indemnity from governments or multilateral agencies against possible losses or claims arising from the widespread emergency use of new Ebola vaccines in Africa.

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G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting

As G20 chases growth goal, members differ on how to get there

Financial leaders of the Group of 20 top economies remain committed to chasing higher global growth, but were divided on how to achieve it as Germany pushed back at calls from the United States and others for more immediate stimulus.

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European stocks

Shares, dollar sink as U.S. authorises air strikes in Iraq

World shares and the dollar tumbled on Friday and oil and gold jumped after U.S. President Barack Obama authorised targeted air strikes in Iraq, stoking fears of another drawn-out conflict in the region.

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European stocks

Shares, dollar sink as U.S. authorises air strikes in Iraq

World shares and the dollar tumbled on Friday and oil and gold jumped after U.S. President Barack Obama authorised targeted air strikes in Iraq, stoking fears of another drawn-out conflict in the region.

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