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MEXICO CITY - Mexican club Santos guaranteed itself a quarterfinals spot inthe CONCACAF Champions League, defeating Municipal of Guatemala 6-1 on Tuesdayin the last group game for both clubs.Daniel Luduena and Oribe Peralta each scored two goals fo

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WASHINGTON – U.S and Pakistani officials on Wednesday begin a third round of wide-ranging talks to broaden relations beyond the war against Islamist insurgents, but analysts expected little headway because of differing strategic interests.Of

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Some of the world’s largest institutional investors have joined forces with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to recover losses on more than $47bn in mortgage-backed securities issued by Countrywide Financial, the consumer lender acquired by Bank

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ruled out entering the race to sign Wayne Rooney after watching the Gunners turn on a dazzling display of goalscoring.The Gunners swept aside Shakhtar Donetsk 5-1 at the Emirates on Tuesday to go three points clear at t

china's private airlines still face unfriendly skies

It had all the elements of a classic case study in the successes of China's economic miracle - a poster child for the virtues of purging the old socialist, state-controlled model for a new and more open one.When China flung the doors of its airline

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Californians have begun to vote.There are dozen of important races -- but California's the only state where global-warming policy is actually on the ballot.Two big Texas oil refiners (Valero and Tesoro) linked up with right-wing political forces and

uk unveils spending cuts to tackle huge deficit

LONDON – Britain will unveil billions of pounds in public spending cuts Wednesday in a sweeping review of government expenditure expected to trigger half a million job losses as it tackles a huge deficit.Prime Minister David Cameron's Conserv

mexico's largest pot bust likely hit sinaloa gang

MEXICO CITY – Mexico's largest-ever seizure of marijuana packaged for sale is even bigger than the original estimate of 105 tons and probably belonged to the country's most powerful drug-trafficking cartel, authorities said Tuesday.The Sinaloa