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U.S. judge declines to order 'park it now' notices for GM cars
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid to compel General Motors Co to tell customers to stop driving millions of cars that have been recalled for defective ignition switches.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:00:40 GMT)

Islamist militants kill 30 in attacks around Iraq
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Suspected Sunni Muslim militants killed at least 30 people around Iraq on Thursday including 12 soldiers in an assault on a remote army base in the north, deepening insecurity with a national election just two weeks away.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:56:20 GMT)

Four-way talks call for end to Ukraine violence
GENEVA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States, Russia, Ukraine and European Union together called on Thursday for an immediate halt to violence in Ukraine, where Western powers believe Russia is fomenting a pro-Russian separatist movement.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:39:13 GMT)

For Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, boring is beautiful
(Reuters) - Investment banks Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Thursday, helped by gains in merger advisory and stock underwriting.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:32:00 GMT)

Iran cuts sensitive nuclear stockpile, key plant delayed: IAEA
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has acted to cut its most sensitive nuclear stockpile by nearly 75 percent in implementing a landmark pact with world powers, but a planned facility it will need to fulfill the six-month deal has been delayed, a U.N. report showed on Thursday.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:03:39 GMT)

Divers struggle in search for South Korean ferry survivors
MOKPO/JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters on Thursday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of them teenagers from the same school, still missing after a South Korean ferry capsized 36 hours ago.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:51:29 GMT)

Jobless claims, factory data put some shine on economy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New claims for jobless benefits hovered near their pre-recession levels last week and manufacturing in the Mid-Atlantic region accelerated in April, suggesting an upswing in economic activity after a brutally cold winter.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:38:57 GMT)

Google still a top pick for Wall Street, despite mobile ad challenges
(Reuters) - Google Inc's disappointing first-quarter results left Wall Street unfazed about the internet giant's ability to come to grips with the shift to the fast-growing mobile advertising market.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:55:59 GMT)

Pistorius trial adjourns until May, state mauls forensic expert
PRETORIA (Reuters) - The murder trial of Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was adjourned on Thursday until May 5 after the state wrapped up three days of punishing cross-examination of a forensic expert brought by the defense.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:12:11 GMT)

Exclusive: Syria submits more 'detailed' list of chemical weapons
BEIRUT/THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Syria has submitted a "more specific" list of its chemical weapons to the global regulator overseeing the destruction of its stockpile after discrepancies were reported by inspectors on the ground, officials said.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:33:09 GMT)

Search for Malaysia jet refocuses on drone scans of sea floor
PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Footage taken by a deep-sea drone should determine sooner than previously thought whether a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean is the final resting place of a missing Malaysian jetliner, Australian search authorities said on Thursday.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:20:39 GMT)

India passes halfway mark in election with Hindu nationalists gaining strength
BANGALORE (Reuters) - India called a quarter of its 815 million voters to polls on Thursday, the biggest day of its staggered election, in areas ranging from Himalayan passes to a southern IT hub and western sugarcane farms.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:17:57 GMT)

Morgan Stanley profit soars on wealth management, trading
(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley reported a 55 percent jump in first-quarter earnings as higher revenue from its institutional securities business augmented another strong quarter from wealth management, sending shares in the Wall Street bank higher.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:23:58 GMT)

Goldman Sachs profit falls 11 percent but beats estimates
(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc reported an 11 percent drop in quarterly profit as client activity remained constrained and fixed-income revenue shrank, but both earnings and revenue beat market estimates and the Wall Street bank's shares rose.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:43:36 GMT)

GE industrial profits rise 12 percent, shares up
(Reuters) - General Electric Co posted a 12 percent rise in overall industrial profits on Thursday, as strength in its businesses selling gas turbines, jet engines and oil industry equipment offset weakness in healthcare and transportation.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:38:11 GMT)

A year after marathon bombs, Boston hospitals apply lessons learned
BOSTON (Reuters) - The homemade bombs that ripped through the crowd at the finish line of last year's Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264, showcased the city's medical talent but also taught valuable lessons in responding to a mass disaster.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:03:07 GMT)

ECB hardliner Weidmann comes in from the cold as deflation threatens
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - As recently as last November, Jens Weidmann steadfastly opposed any move by the European Central Bank to print money to buy assets and buoy the euro zone economy. No longer.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:57:37 GMT)

China's Xi purging corrupt officials to put own men in place: sources
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of senior officials suspected of corruption to put his own men and reform-minded bureaucrats into key positions across the Communist Party, the government and the military, sources said.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:04:06 GMT)

China economy stronger than data suggests: government
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy is doing better than official data suggests, the Commerce Ministry said a day after figures showed growth at an 18-month low, adding that targets for exports and imports this year should be met despite some caution over the trade outlook.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:00:47 GMT)

GM to seek court protection against ignition lawsuits
(Reuters) - General Motors Co said it would ask a U.S. court to bar lawsuits related to actions before its 2009 bankruptcy, signaling a tougher stance toward legal claims stemming from its recent recall over faulty ignition switches.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:17:36 GMT)

Survivors still alive on South Korean ferry: father
JINDO, South Korea (Reuters) - Several people appear to have survived in an air pocket of a capsized South Korean ferry, the father of one of the school children aboard the boat told a Reuters reporter accompanying families out to the scene of the disaster on Thursday.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:59:06 GMT)

Putin risks upstaging talks on defusing Ukraine crisis
GENEVA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from East and West will try to defuse the Ukraine crisis on Thursday in Geneva, once frequently the scene of Cold War negotiations, but will risk being upstaged by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:54:45 GMT)

GM to seek court protection against ignition lawsuits
(Reuters) - General Motors Co said it would ask a U.S. court to bar lawsuits related to actions before its 2009 bankruptcy, signaling a tougher stance toward legal claims stemming from its recent recall over faulty ignition switches.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:21:38 GMT)

Obama, Republicans openly feud over immigration legislation
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Partisan bickering over immigration reform legislation intensified on Wednesday as President Barack Obama and House of Representatives Republicans accused each other of standing in the way of progress one year after bipartisan Senate legislation was introduced.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:17:29 GMT)

China's Xi purging corrupt officials to put own men in place: sources
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to use a purge of senior officials suspected of corruption to put his own men and reform-minded bureaucrats into key positions across the Communist Party, the government and the military, sources said.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:07:00 GMT)

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