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U.S. lawmakers may change September 11 law after rejecting veto

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers expressed doubts on Thursday about Sept. 11 legislation they forced on President Barack Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad. | Video

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Regional SAARC summit postponed amid rising Pakistani-Indian tensions

ISLAMABAD A summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders set for Islamabad in November has been postponed indefinitely, the Pakistani government said on Friday, amid rising tension between arch-rivals India and Pakistan.

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BMW says it plans to offer electric X3 SUV and Mini models

German luxury auto maker BMW AG said Friday it will offer all electric versions of its next generation BMW X3 compact sport utility vehicle and electric Mini models, expanding its entries in the emerging electric luxury vehicle market.

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Russia sending more warplanes to Syria as world anger grows over 'barbarous' strikes

MOSCOW/BEIRUT Russia is sending more warplanes to Syria to further ramp up its campaign of air strikes, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday, as Moscow defied global censure over an escalation that Western countries say has torpedoed diplomacy. | Video

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Wall Street rises on bounce in Deutsche Bank's shares

Wall Street extended gains on Friday as a bounce in Deutsche Bank's shares helped lift financial stocks amid broad gains across sectors.

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Deutsche lifted by CEO letter, settlement report

FRANKFURT/LONDON A report that Deutsche Bank was close to a cut-price settlement with U.S. authorities over the sale of toxic mortgage bonds helped to fuel a recovery in its shares on Friday after its chief executive said the group remained stable. | Video

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In ex-Soviet Georgia, pope issues veiled criticism of Russia

TBILISI Pope Francis called for respect for international law and the sovereign rights of nations as he arrived in Georgia on Friday, an implicit criticism of Russia, which keeps troops in two breakaway areas of the ex-Soviet state.