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Kazakhstan 'buy local' drive battles ruble-cheap Russian imports

Kazakh Authorities have recently slapped bans on fuel and foods -- from chocolate to pork products -- imported from its strategic Russian partner, citing alleged sanitary breachesShelves in supermarkets across the ex-Soviet republic of Kazakhstan teem with bright signs championing locally-produced goods over Russian alternatives.

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Diageo faces fresh India drinks headache

Standoff brewing after United Spirits board asks Vijay Mallya to step down as chairman

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Diageo faces fresh India drinks headache

Standoff brewing after United Spirits board asks Vijay Mallya to step down as chairman

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Cuts to pay and perks trigger flight from China's state banks

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Bankers at China's top state lenders are quitting in increasing numbers because of cuts to their pay and perks, and moving to a new breed of financial firms such as leasing companies, trusts and online platforms, bankers and headhunters say.

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Three people dead in possible Molotov cocktail attack in California

(Reuters) - Three people were found dead inside a Los Angeles-area business on Saturday in what might have been a fire bomb or Molotov cocktail attack, law enforcement said. One victim was alive but covered in flames when firefighters arrived at the early morning blaze in the city of El Monte, east of downtown Los Angeles, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Grace Medrano. The sheriff's office did not release the name of the business, but the Los Angeles Times said it was a tire shop. A witness who called 911 told authorities he saw several suspects throw a Molotov cocktail at the business before driving away, Medrano said.

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Germany hints at preparations of a Plan B on Greece

RIGA (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble hinted on Saturday that Berlin was preparing for a possible Greek default, drawing a parallel with the secrecy of German reunification plans in 1989.

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Greece, lenders must reach deal by early May, Deputy PM tells paper

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece and its lenders must reach a reform deal by early May to address Greece's need for cash, Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis said in an interview with a Greek newspaper published on Saturday.

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Thousands march in Baltimore to protest black man's death, some damage

Protesters are gathered for a rally to protest the death of Freddie Gray who died following an arrest in BaltimoreBy Lacey Johnson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - At least 2,000 people marched through downtown Baltimore on Saturday to protest the unexplained death of a black man in police custody, and authorities said some demonstrators threw objects at officers and broke windows.

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Live blog: Hollywood collides with politics at WHCD

Cecily Strong is hosting the event in a ballroom filled with journalists, politicians, and Hollywood celebrities.

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Ivory Coast coalition names Ouattara as candidate for October election

The five parties in Ivory Coast's ruling coalition named President Alassane Ouattara as their candidate for an election in October in which he is expected to win a second five-year term. Former president Henri Konan Bedié, who is the leader of the RHDP coalition, gave his endorsement to Ouattara, who has won praise for reviving the West African country's economy after a decade of political turmoil that culminated in a brief civil war that ended in 2011. "We want an Ivory Coast committed to working, which believes in its bright future," Ouattara told the rally. The opposition has yet to chose its candidate.

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