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Three UK brokers charged over fixing Libor

Three former traders at ICAP, the world's largest inter-dealer broker, have appeared in a London court charged with running a four-year scheme to manipulate Libor benchmark interest rates.

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Governments warn of Heartbleed bug threat

The US government has warned banks and other businesses to be on alert for hackers seeking to steal data exposed by the "Heartbleed" bug, as a German programmer took responsibility for the widespread security crisis.

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US says G7 open to more Russia sanctions

The G7 includes the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Great Britain [AP]A group of the world's leading rich nations will support increasing sanctions against Russia if Moscow escalates the crisis in Ukraine, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has said.

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Greek officials optimistic after bond sale

Greek officials have praised the country's return to the international debt market after four years as an overwhelming success.

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Toyota to recall millions of vehicles

Japanese car manufacturer Toyota will recall 6.58 million vehicles to repair faults in steering columns and seats, in one of the largest recalls to date in the global motor industry.

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Internet security flaw puts millions at risk

Internet users have been warned that sensitive information such as passwords and credit card details have been at risk of theft due to a flaw in the internet's most common encryption software.

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Microsoft to stop Windows XP support

XP's popularity and the durability of the computers it was installed on kept it around longer than expected [AP]Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and with an estimated 30 percent of businesses and consumers still using the 12-year-old operating system, the move could create a security risk.

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Cuba slashes 109,000 health service jobs

Cuban authorities say they have eliminated more than 100,000 jobs in the nation's national health service, considered one of the pillars of the 1959 revolution.

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Nigeria becomes Africa's largest economy

Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa's largest economy after a rebasing calculation almost doubled its gross domestic product to more than $500bn, data from the statistics office showed.

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Spanish anti-austerity protests continue

Tens of thousands of people in Spain have taken to the streets again to protest against government austerity measures.

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