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  • Shanghai most likely headquarters for BRICS development bank

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Shanghai looks set to become the headquarters of a development bank being launched by the BRICS emerging market nations, despite fears by some members of the group that China could hijack the bank to serve its interests.
  • An embrace and a handshake: how John Kerry brokered peace between Afghan rivals

    KABUL (Reuters) - It was late on Saturday evening in a fourth-floor room of the U.S. ambassador's residence in Kabul that the election crisis in Afghanistan that had threatened to divide the nation was staved off. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was...

    Kerry faces uphill battle to defuse Afghan election standoff

    KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive to a sceptical audience in Afghanistan this week to try to resolve a deepening crisis over a disputed presidential election which has stirred ethnic tensions in the fragile country....

    WHO urges China to tackle state tobacco monopoly in battle on smoking

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China must separate the conflicting promotion and prevention roles of its state tobacco monopoly to reduce smoking-related deaths, which number as much as 1 million a year, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on...

    World Bank's IFC asks for review of Itau, CorpBanca deal

    SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The International Finance Corp (IFC), the World Bank's private investment arm, is seeking an independent analysis of Brazilian bank Ita˙ Unibanco Holding SA's planned takeover of Chile's CorpBanca, in which the IFC holds a 5 percent...