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Twin Bombings Kill Dozens In Nigerian City of Jos

4:52 PM ET Two explosions in the central Nigerian city of Jos killed at least 46 people on Tuesday, police said, while wounding dozens more. The car bombs were detonated about a half-hour apart at a bus terminal and market. “I can’t tell you the figure of those killed by the blasts now, because we are still evacuating bodies from ...

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General Motors Recalls Another 2.42 Million Vehicles

General Motors General Motors said today it’s recalling another 2.42 million vehicles. The Detroit-based automaker now expects to post recall-related costs of $400 million for the second quarter, including $200 million in costs it announced on May 16. The four recalls announced today affect the following vehicles: –1.34 million Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia full-size crossovers from the 2009-2014…

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Malawi president challenged in elections

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi’s president, Joyce Banda, faced stiff challenges from a field of 12 candidates in elections Tuesday in a poor, politically fractious country that is heavily dependent on foreign donors and has struggled with corruption scandals. There were scattered reports of unrest. Most polling stations in the African nation’s fifth elections since the introduction of multiparty democracy ...

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Microsoft unveils larger Surface tablet

NEW YORK — Microsoft announced a larger version of its Surface tablet to make the device more compelling as a laptop replacement. The Surface Pro 3 will have a screen measuring 12 inches diagonally, up from 10.6 inches in previous models. Microsoft said it’s also thinner and faster than before. The company said it worked closely with chip-maker Intel Corp. ...

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This is no coup, Thai army says

Thailand’s army chief imposed martial law yesterday after months of deadly anti-government protests caused political paralysis, but insisted the intervention did not amount to yet another military coup. Gun-toting troops fanned out after martial law was declared in a dawn broadcast, as General Prayuth Chau-ocha exploited centuries-old legislation that confers far-reaching powers on the armed forces to act in…

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Xi gives Putin a diplomatic boost

Russian President Vladimir Putin met yesterday with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) in a diplomatic boost for the isolated Russian leader, but his spokesman said the two sides had yet to agree on a widely anticipated multibillion-dollar natural-gas sale. Putin, shunned by the West over Ukraine, met with Xi at the start of a two-day meeting on Asian security with ...

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Swiss relieved Credit Suisse probe in US is over

GENEVA — Switzerland’s finance minister says her government is satisfied with the U.S. deal that will allow Credit Suisse, the nation’s second-biggest bank, to put its criminal investigation behind it but notes other banks remain in the crosshairs. Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf says banks including…

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Swiss relieved Credit Suisse probe in US is over

GENEVA — Switzerland’s finance minister says her government is satisfied with the U.S. deal that will allow Credit Suisse, the nation’s second-biggest bank, to put its criminal investigation behind it but notes other banks remain in the crosshairs. Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf says banks including…

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Swiss relieved Credit Suisse probe in US is over

GENEVA — Switzerland’s finance minister says her government is satisfied with the U.S. deal that will allow Credit Suisse, the nation’s second-biggest bank, to put its criminal investigation behind it but notes other banks remain in the crosshairs. Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf says banks including…

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