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U.S. factory activity at five-month high in March: Markit

Growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector rose to a five-month high in March as output and employment gained, according to an industry report released on Wednesday.

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Nigeria's Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handover

ABUJA - Nigerian election winner Muhammadu Buhari congratulated outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power on Wednesday, a day after becoming the first politician in Nigeria's history to remove a sitting leader at the ballot box. | Video

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South Korea charges attacker of U.S. envoy with attempted murder

SEOUL - Prosecutors have formally charged a South Korean man with attempted murder after the U.S. ambassador in Seoul was slashed in the face in a knife attack last month, leaving him with wounds needing 80 stitches, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

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Turkey vows to hunt down 'dark forces' behind Istanbul hostage-taking

ISTANBUL - Turkey's justice minister said on Wednesday two hostage takers who seized an Istanbul prosecutor had "held a gun to the nation" and vowed to hunt down the "dark forces" responsible, after all three were killed in a police rescue attempt.

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Prosecutor dies of wounds after Istanbul hostage shootout

ISTANBUL - An Istanbul prosecutor died from his wounds after security forces stormed the office where members of a far-left Turkish group took him hostage on Tuesday, killing his two captors. | Video

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Greek economy minister sees deal with EU/IMF on reforms next week

ATHENS - Greece should reach a deal with its euro zone partners and the International Monetary Fund next week on a package of reforms, which will help to unlock remaining bailout funds, the country's economy minister said on Wednesday. | Video

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Exclusive: Republican White House hopefuls attack Obamacare but take money

WASHINGTON - Several Republican governors likely to run for president have secured hundreds millions of dollars under Obamacare while working to dismantle the healthcare law, according to a Reuters review of federal spending records. | Video

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France's Sarkozy questioned on suspect political funding

PARIS - Doubts over Nicolas Sarkozy's political funding returned to haunt the French ex-president on Wednesday when the prosecutor said investigators had questioned him in an affair that could cloud his chance of a re-election bid in 2017.