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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Morning Digest: Oil prices retreat again as Iraq schedules record exports

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Oil prices retreat again as Iraq schedules record exports
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices resumed their move downwards on Thursday, as Iraq planned a further jump in exports for February, with both Brent and U.S. crude oil dropping around $1 toward near six-year lows, and almost wiping out gains made the previous day..
Ukraine steps up mobilization, warns of renewed Russian 'aggression'
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's parliament voted on Thursday to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top security official warned that Russian forces backing separatist rebels had sharply increased military activity in the east..
Stock, bond markets tumble as Swiss let franc soar
LONDON (Reuters) - Global markets were thrown into turmoil on Thursday as a shock move by Switzerland to abandon its three-year cap on the franc sent the currency soaring and Europe's shares and bond yields tumbling..
Revenge of the nerds: hacking goes hunky in thriller 'Blackhat'
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Mann's cyber-terror thriller "Blackhat" punches, kicks, slashes and guns down the notion of the solitary keyboard-pecking hacker with the muscular Chris Hemsworth as adroit in a street fight as he is combing through government servers..
Del Potro comeback bid ends in Sydney quarters
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro's comeback from a lengthy injury layoff was cut short by Kazakhstan qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin in the quarter-finals of the Sydney international on Thursday..
Facebook's Zuckerberg brings free Internet to Colombia, mute on China
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg launched a free Internet application in Colombia on Wednesday as part of a drive to bring developing markets online, but remained mute on when and if the company would look to move into China..
Astronauts back in U.S. part of space station after leak scare
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronauts returned to the U.S. side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after sheltering most of the day in Russia's modules while ground teams assessed a potential ammonia leak, NASA said..
NASCAR's Busch says former girlfriend is 'assassin'
(Reuters) - NASCAR champion Kurt Busch, testifying about a request for a protective order against him, said his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin sent on covert missions who once returned to their hotel room in a blood-splattered evening gown..
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