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  1. Europe's car sales upturn fails to halt price war

    Europe's car sales upturn fails to halt price war

    By Laurence Frost
    PARIS (Reuters) - Europe's car sales recovery may be taking hold, according to registrations data published on Thursday, but a confidential industry survey shows the p...

  2. Ukraine troops kill pro-Russia militants ahead of key talks

    Ukraine troops kill pro-Russia militants ahead of key talks

    Geneva (AFP) - Ukrainian troops killed three pro-Russian militants in the country's tense southeast early Thursday, just hours ahead of key talks in Geneva seeking to ease the escalating crisis in the former Soviet republic.

  3. Eurasia Drilling Q1 sales down on rouble, restructuring

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's biggest oilfield services company Eurasia Drilling Co (EDC) reported a 12-percent fall in first-quarter revenues on Thursday on a weaker rouble and changes ...

  4. Lamborghini helps give parent Audi a technical edge

    Lamborghini helps give parent Audi a technical edge

    By Andreas Cremer
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Lamborghini is flaunting a technology-packed supercar at this week's Beijing auto show that will spice up its parent company Audi's own offerings ju...

  5. Monte Paschi board to meet Friday amid cash call hike talk

    Monte Paschi board to meet Friday amid cash call hike talk

    MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena has called a board meeting for Friday as speculation mounts the lender could increase the size of a capital increase it is pla...

  6. Ailing Bouteflika eyes 4th term as Algeria votes

    Ailing Bouteflika eyes 4th term as Algeria votes

    Algiers (AFP) - Algerians were voting in presidential elections on Thursday, with incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika widely expected to win a fourth term despite chronic health problems, fraud warnings and opposition calls for a boycott.

  7. Diageo third-quarter sales fall on Asian weakness

    LONDON (Reuters) - Diageo reported a 1.3 percent decline in third-quarter organic net sales on Thursday, as volatility in emerging markets curbed demand for its alcoholic drinks.
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  8. Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

    Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

    Seoul (AFP) - Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation.

  9. Canberra 'must share asylum-seeker burden'

    Canberra 'must share asylum-seeker burden'

    Australia and Indonesia will meet on the sidelines of a workshop on the protection of asylum seekers, with Jakarta saying Canberra must share the burden.

  10. India goes to polls in biggest voting day

    India goes to polls in biggest voting day

    New Delhi (AFP) - India hosts its biggest day of voting Thursday in its marathon election, with the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty battling to save the ruling Congress party from defeat to opposition Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi.

  11. Taylor Wimpey says strong sales continue in first quarter

    LONDON (Reuters) - British housebuilder Taylor Wimpey said it had enjoyed strong sales in the first quarter as government help continued to stoke buyer demand, as it reported a 22 percent...

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