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Cuba slashes purchases from US in 2009 by 37 percent
Havana, Nov 3 (EFE) Cuban purchases from US companies will total some $580 million by the end of 2009, down 37 percent from last year, the head of the state corporation Alimport said.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009 10:58:36 AM

IMF sells 200 tonnes of gold worth $6.7 bn to India
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund has sold 200 tonnes of gold worth $6.7 billion to the Reserve Bank of India to shore up the Fund's finances to enable it to step up concessional lending to the world's poorest countries.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009 10:26:57 AM

Stalled climate talks top US-EU meeting this week
Washington, Nov 3 (DPA) President Barack Obama, facing pressure from the European Union to curb US greenhouse-gas emissions, has said that he was confident a global climate treaty could be worked out by December's UN summit in Copenhagen.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009 10:21:50 AM

Has Obama's election changed race relations in US?
Washington, Nov 3 (DPA) There were tears of joy and a real sense of history in the making. For many African-Americans, Barack Obama's election in November 2008 as president of the US was an undeniable landmark in race relations. One year on, it is not clear just how Obama's unlikely journey to the White House has changed the underlying dynamics between white and black Americans.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009 8:08:36 AM

Robbers steal 5,000 bicycles in Mexico
Mexico City, Nov 3 (DPA) A group of about 20 armed attackers stole 5,000 children's bicycles from a manufacturing company in Mexico City, after threatening and locking up company workers.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009 7:17:15 AM

India buys 200 tonnes of gold from IMF
Washington, Nov 3 (DPA) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has sold $6.7-billion worth of gold to India, the crisis-lender said Monday, completing about half of a sale that was authorized in September.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009 7:09:18 AM

US stocks gain on Ford profits, positive economic news
New York, Nov 3 (DPA) US stocks started the week stronger Monday amid a surge of positive economic news and surprising profits for carmaker Ford.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009 5:45:23 AM

Ford posts one-billion-dollar profit
New York, Nov 3 (DPA) US automaker Ford Motor Monday announced a net income of nearly a billion dollars in the third quarter, surprising many analysts as weak economic conditions continue worldwide.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009 4:52:06 AM

Obama calls on Karzai to combat corruption
Washington, Nov 3 (DPA) US President Barack Obama called on Afghan President Hamid Karzai Monday to being a 'new chapter' for his country by initiating reforms and cracking down on corruption.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009 2:33:58 AM

Karzai is 'legitimate leader' of Afghanistan: US
Washington, Nov 3 (DPA) The US views Afghan President Hamid Karzai as the legitimate leader of the country following the decision by his challenger to drop out of the run-off election that was scheduled for this weekend.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009 1:31:44 AM

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