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UN envoy warns Syria could become a failed state run by ‘warlords’

UN envoy warns Syria could become a failed state run by ‘warlords’

United Nations Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has warned that a continued civil war in Syria will lead to a failed state in the heart of the Middle East.

China spurring growth in partner economies

China spurring growth in partner economies

HSBC Bank Group Chief economist sees accelerating growth in China in 2013 benefiting partners.

Constitutional Council overturns France’s tax hike on super-rich

Constitutional Council overturns France’s tax hike on super-rich

French President Francois Hollande was handed his first major political defeat Saturday when the Constitutional Council overturned his proposed 75 percent tax on the wealthy.

Central African Republic urges international intervention as rebels near capital

Central African Republic urges international intervention as rebels near capital

President Francois Bozize has appealed for international assistance in driving off rebels seeking to unseat his democratically elected government.

Analysts warn that Syrian conflict could destabilize Iraq

Analysts warn that Syrian conflict could destabilize Iraq

Middle East analysts are warning that the emerging sectarian and ethnic divisions in Syria’s civil war could destabilize neighboring Iraq.

Brazil welcomes world’s largest lender

Brazil welcomes world’s largest lender

Brazilian regulators gave approval to the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd to operate a subsidiary in Latin America’s largest economy.

Russia and India trade growing

Russia and India trade growing

Vladimir Putin arrived in India with the focus of the trip on arms contracts and trade agreements.

Are you happy? Most in Latin America say ‘yes’

Are you happy? Most in Latin America say ‘yes’

A Gallup Inc. survey of 150,000 in 148 countries and found that the world's happiest nations are to be found in Latin America.

Kerry would bring face-to-face diplomacy to State Department

Kerry would bring face-to-face diplomacy to State Department

President Barack Obama has appointed Democratic Senator John Kerry as his next choice to be the new secretary of state.

‘Divisive’ constitution likely to pass in Egyptian referendum

‘Divisive’ constitution likely to pass in Egyptian referendum

Millions of Egyptians today concluded voting on a referendum about a draft constitution.

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