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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Morning Digest: China offers ASEAN friendship as South China Sea tension bubbles

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China offers ASEAN friendship as South China Sea tension bubbles
NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang proposed a friendship treaty with Southeast Asian countries on Thursday but reiterated that territorial disputes in the South China Sea should be settled directly between countries involved..
Ukrainian military will not abandon ceasefire: spokesman
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian government forces have no intention of renouncing a ceasefire in the separatist-held east of the country, a military spokesman said on Thursday..
Oil below $80 as slow China chimes with OPEC warning
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil fell below $80 a barrel for the first time since 2010 on Thursday, as more evidence of a slowdown in China's resource-hungry economy chimed with OPEC warning of a substantial drop in demand next year..
Taylor Swift shakes off competition to hold Billboard top spot
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift reigned atop the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for a second consecutive week on Wednesday after scoring the biggest debut in a dozen years..
Unstoppable Djokovic eyeing golden finale
LONDON (Reuters) - For 15 minutes Novak Djokovic appeared to have a fight on his hands at the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday, then the Serb dialed up his A game and tore Stanislas Wawrinka to pieces..
China's Tencent, Warner Music partner for music streaming
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese fans of Linkin Park and Jason Mraz will be able to stream licensed music from Tencent Holding Ltd after the internet firm said on Thursday it had signed a distribution deal with Warner Music Group (WMG)..
European space probe safely anchored on comet's surface
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A European probe that landed on a comet in a first for space exploration is safely anchored on the surface despite technical problems, pictures beamed half a billion kilometers (300 million miles) back to Earth showed on Thursday..
Austrian cave researchers find skeleton of skier
VIENNA (Reuters) - Cave researchers in Austria have stumbled across the skeleton of a skier who apparently fell to his death many decades ago..
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