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The oil deal that went too far

CARACAS/BOGOTA - Cash-strapped Venezuela, home to the world's biggest oil reserves, is heaving under acute food shortages, triple-digit inflation, and rampant violent crime. Even for a notoriously opaque economy, one sweetheart oil deal went too far.

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Islamist knifemen slit priest's throat in church in France

SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a church service in France, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on Tuesday, an attack that President Francois Hollande said showed the threat from Islamist militancy was greater than ever.

U.S. issues guidelines for responding to major cyber attacks

The White House issued new instructions on Tuesday on how government agencies should respond to major cyber security attacks, attempting to combat perceptions the Obama administration has been sluggish in addressing threats from sophisticated hacking adversaries.

Goldman is sued in U.S. over merger linked to Malaysia's 1MDB

NEW YORK Goldman Sachs Group Inc was sued on Tuesday by a major shareholder of a Malaysian bank it once advised, and which accused the Wall Street bank of fraudulently shortchanging it in a merger to curry favor with that country's prime minister.




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