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#Chile rejects $8bn dam project in Patagonia

President Michelle Bachelet's government has rejected a huge $8bn hydroelectric project in Chile's Patagonia region, citing its adverse impact on the environment.

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Ukraine-Russia gas-pricing dispute persists

Eight hours of talks between Russia, Ukraine and the EU have ended without a deal on resolving a natural gas-pricing dispute between Russia and Ukraine, raising the risk of supply disruption to the EU member states.

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Indian president lays out new economic agenda

India's new government will pursue an economic reform agenda that foresees introducing a general sales tax, encouraging foreign investment and speeding approvals for major business projects, the president has told parliament.

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Nigeria's suspended bank chief made Kano emir

Sanusi was the great nephew of the previous emir of Kano who died on Friday aged 83 [Reuters]Nigeria's former central bank governor has been named the new Emir of Kano, making an outspoken critic of the government's record on corruption one of the most influential leaders in the largely Muslim north.

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#GM fires 15 employees over recall scandal

General Motors (GM) has said it has forced out 15 employees over their role in a deadly ignition-switch scandal and will set up a compensation fund for crash victims.

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French FM says US bank fine 'not reasonable'

Laurent Fabius, France's foreign minister, has dismissed as unreasonable a reported fine of $10bn that the US is seeking to place on bank BNP Paribas, and warned that it could threaten a free trade agreement between the US and Europe.

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US hunts Russian over $100m cybercrime

US authorities are hunting for a Russian computer hacker accused of implanting viruses on hundreds of thousands of computers around the world that secretly seized customer banking information and stole more than $100m from businesses and consumers, the Justice Department said.

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Gazprom postpones #Ukraine gas ultimatum

Gazprom, Russia's state-owned natural gas producer, has pushed back its ultimatum to Ukraine on imposing pre-payment for natural gas deliveries after the country paid $786m in arrears, according to the company's chief executive Alexei Miller.

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#Ukraine and #Russia in gas 'crunch' talks

Ukraine and Russia are to enter crunch talks on Monday to settle a long-running dispute over the price of gas deliveries.

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Saudi Arabia tests Cadbury chocolate for pork

Saudi authorities have said they are testing Cadbury chocolate bars for traces of pork DNA after two of its products in Malaysia were found to contain it.

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