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Score! 5G to be reality by 2018 soccer World Cup

Ultra-fast 5G internet could kick off at the soccer World Cup in 2018, backed by two of China and Russia’s biggest telecoms companies.

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Protests hit Mexico City; should investors be worried?

Growing social unrest in Mexico culminated in a mass protest on the streets of its capital Thursday, with reports of fierce clashes between demonstrators and police.

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China surprises with rate cut to spur growth

China cut interest rates unexpectedly on Friday, stepping up a campaign to prop up growth in the world’s second-largest economy.

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Stocks surge as China central bank cuts rates

Global equity markets jumped after the China central bank unexpectedly cut rates to boost its flagging growth.

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Ukraine revolution one year on: Change for the better?

Friday marks one year since protests erupted in Kiev, which snowballed into the biggest upheaval Ukraine has seen since the end of the Soviet Union.

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Cheers or tears: Are Brits in for cheaper beer?

A end of a 400-year-old rule that means British pubs can now pick and choose their ales, won’t lead to cheaper beer, a pub boss warned.

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Is a ‘Brexit’ a dead cert after UKIP’s latest win?

The UK Independence Party’s (UKIP) latest triumph at the ballot box brings a potential exit by the U.K. from the EU closer.

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ECB must act to tackle low inflation: Draghi

The euro zone is likely to stay stagnant and the ECB stands ready to act fast to combat low inflation, says President Mario Draghi.

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Imagine that: Lennon guitar stars in auction

A guitar belonging to John Lennon is expected to fetch up to $940,000 at auction.

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Duchess of Alba, an unconventional aristocrat, dies

The Duchess of Alba, a flamboyant Spanish aristocrat known for her lifestyle, died on Thursday in her palace in Seville, the NYT reports.