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One Of The World’s Best Bond Managers Has Lost $3 Billion In A Huge Gamble On Ukraine’s Future

REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Ukrainian servicemen sit atop armoured personnel carriers (APC) during a ceremony to hand over weapons, military equipment and aircrafts to the army at a firing range January 5, 2015Michael Hasenstab at Franklin Templeton might not be the Bond King, but he's got a decent claim to the throne. His fund regularly outperforms markets and his peers. But he's probably not feeling so princely about his bet on Ukraine any more. Bloomberg have a

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Lebanese-Israeli border quiet after concerns of another war erupting

JERUSALEM — Israel and Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah militia appeared Thursday to be seeking calm a day after exchanging lethal fire across a fractious border that raised concern of another war erupting between the arch-enemies. The border between the two countries appeared quiet Thursday morning, with no fire traded between Israel and the Hezbollah fighters, although both sides were on high alert. Wednesday’s clashes, which began with a Hezbollah attack that killed two Israeli soldiers near

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Who is Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh, captured by ISIS?

(CNN)The fate of captive Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh, seized by ISIS militants after his jet crashed last month in Syria, hangs in the balance.A message purporting to be from ISIS has set a deadline for Jordan: Bring convicted terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi to the Turkish border by sunset Thursday or the pilot will die.Tied to his fate is that of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, also held by ISIS. Jordan has said the pilot is its priority.

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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today (SSNLF, FB, IBM, CTXS, AMZN)

APGood morning! It's a chilly start to the day in London. Here's the tech news you need to know today. 1. Samsung reported its first annual earnings decline in three years. Its Q4 profit is at the lowest level since 2011. 2. Facebook beat analyst expectations in its Q4 earnings. Stock was down after-hours, though, after Facebook said its expenses would grow up to 70% this year. 3. IBM's layoffs have begun. Employees have begun

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The Ebola Epidemic Is Finally Slowing

REUTERS/Susana VeraProtective suits are left to dry after an Ebola training session held by Spain's Red Cross in Madrid October 29, 2014.GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of new confirmed Ebola cases totalled 99 in the week to Jan. 25, the first time the weekly total has fallen below 100 since June 2014, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. "The response to the EVD (Ebola virus disease) epidemic has now moved to a second phase,

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Serena sets up dream Australian Open final with Sharapova

© AFP Paul CrockMaria Sharapova during her Australian Open match against Ekaterina Makarova in Melbourne on January 29, 2015Melbourne (AFP) - Serena Williams battled past gallant Madison Keys Thursday to set up a dream Australian Open final between the top two seeds after arch-rival Maria Sharapova demolished Ekaterina Makarova. The best two players in the world have a long history and the odds are stacked in Williams' favour ahead of the Melbourne Park decider on

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Ex-Minn. gov won’t see ‘American Sniper'; says Kyle is no hero – Honolulu Star

MINNEAPOLIS » "American Sniper" is tops at the box office but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it. Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether snipers should be considered heroes. Ventura said Wednesday he won't see the film partly

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North Korea demanded $10-billion for summit with South Korea, ex-Seoul leader …

Late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il repeatedly pushed for summit talks with South Korea before his 2011 death but the plans failed because Pyongyang demanded $10-billion and large-scale shipments of food and fertilizer, a former South Korean president said in a memoir to be published next week.Parts of the memoir by ex-President Lee Myung-bak, provided to reporters in advance, reveal that senior intelligence officials from the two Koreas made secret visits to the rival

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