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#China to invest $20bn in struggling #Venezuela

Beijing agrees to more than $20bn in economic, social, and oil-related projects, as Caracas remains mired in recession.

President Nicolas Maduro

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#India coal workers strike called off

Miners opposed to opening up coal industry to private companies stop strike after crisis meeting with government.

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Crude oil falls to lowest price in five years

Price of Brent crude oil falls below $50 per barrel, for the first time since 2009.

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#Shell to pay $83.5m for #Nigeria oil spill

Fishing community to get compensation for 2008 spills that destroyed thousands of acres of mangroves in southern delta.

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#Euro plummets as global oil prices collapse

EU currency falls to nine-year low as oil prices plunge under $50 for first time in five years.

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Obama would block Keystone pipeline approval

Spokesman says US president would veto legislation to build controversial oil pipeline project if it passes Congress.

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Economist Piketty spurns France's top honour

Thomas Piketty declines Legion d'Honneur saying he does not think it is up to a government to say who is honourable.

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#Gmail access disrupted in #China

Google's popular e-mail service remains blocked while pro-state media blames Internet giant for the shutdown.

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Putin calls for vodka price cap

Amid rising inflation, President Vladimir Putin says high prices encourage production of bootleg spirits.

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US economy grows at fastest pace in 11 years

Annual growth rate of 5 percent in third quarter is driven largely by consumer spending and investment in business.

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