By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks slipped by afternoon trade on Monday as indexes struggled to break above their record levels with investors hesitant to rush into the market. Trading was choppy, seesawing between modest gains and losses. Investors were eyeing comments from Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans, who said the Fed has the appropriate level of monetary accommodation in place, allowing the economy to reach "escape velocity" next year. Earlier, the Dow climbed to an all-time intraday high at 15,391. ...
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By Frank Jack Daniel and Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and China will study new ways to ease tensions on their ill-defined border after an army More »
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LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. singer Prince has signed a new deal with Kobalt Music Group to market and distribute his future work without giving up control over his rights, the company said on Monday. The singer-songwriter, who is famed for changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol in a wrangle over musical rights, will release his own work as well as a slate of new music by other artists that he produces, Kobalt said. ...
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HELSINKI (Reuters) - A group of ex-Nokia software developers unveiled its first smartphone on Monday, aiming to prove their former employer wrong by making a success of a technology dropped by the Finnish mobile phone maker. Jolla was founded by Nokia's former MeeGo software team that was shut down after the company decided to switch to Microsoft's Windows Phone software in 2011. With just 70 employees and 11 million eurosin venture financing, Jolla joins a handful of boutique operating systems such as Ubuntu which together have less than a one-percent presence in the mobile phone market. ...
- Libya's ports reopen after protests, gas complex attacked Reuters
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's oil terminals at Tobruk and Zueitina re-opened over the weekend after protests forced both ports to shut, Libya's deputy oil minister Omar Shakmak said. However, fresh trouble arose at Libya's gas-exporting Mellitah complex, he added, where guards were again attacked overnight after clashes in March forced a halt in flows. This time operations had not been affected, Shakmak said, in the brief assault in which the attackers seized vehicles and weapons from the guards. ...
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MAKHACHKALA, Russia (Reuters) - Two car bombs killed at least three people and wounded dozens of others on Monday in Dagestan, a turbulent province in Russia's North Caucasus region where armed groups are waging an Islamist insurgency. Car bombs, suicide bombings and firefights are common in Dagestan, at the centre of an insurgency rooted in two post-Soviet wars against separatist rebels in neighbouring Chechnya. ...
- Russia: Assad foes must come to Syria meeting without conditions Reuters
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New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) Monday said that cell phone towers in the city were not illegal and that radiation from them doesn't affect health adversely.
- Congress names new zonal chiefs in Uttar Pradesh IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Miffed over the performance of its eight zonal in charges, including two central ministers, in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh, the Congress appointed a new team Monday.
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Jammu, May 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling coalition partners National Conference (NC) and Congress sparred over relief to earthquake victims in Doda and Kishtwar districts of the Chenab valley, with leaders of both parties making charges and counter charges against each other.
- Minor gang-raped by neighbours in Delhi IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A 17-year-old girl was kidnapped and gang-raped here by three people, including two neighbours, after giving her sedatives, police said Monday.
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New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A cash van guard suffered a bullet injury in an accidental fire from his single barrel gun here Monday evening, police said.
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Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) An all-party meeting here Monday decided that Andhra Pradesh government will seek review/clarification from the Supreme Court on its orders about the Babli project neighbouring Maharashtra is building across the Godavari river.
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New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A day before CAG Vinod Rai demits office, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari Monday accused him of "fiction writing" on some figures of alleged corruption, saying that the country's top auditor had done the greatest disservice to the nation by tossing "mystical numbers".
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Moscow, May 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A retired US diplomat and expert on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has been banned from entering Russia.
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Baghdad, May 20 (IANS) A series of car bombings and shootings, mainly targeting Shia Muslim areas across Iraq, Monday killed at least 61 people, including Iranian pilgrims, and wounded around 200 others, officials said.
- Taliban's talks offer should be taken seriously: Nawaz Sharif IANS
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- Bangalore chamber draws action plan to revive Karnataka economy IANS
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