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April 17, 2014 - 7:33 AM

Britain's Co-op posts loss in 'disastrous' year

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Co-operative Group has posted a 2.5 billion-pound ($3.04 billion) loss for last year, which its chief executive called "disastrous" for the mutual society.

The company said the figure reflected "significant losses" at the troubled Co-operative Bank unit.

April 17, 2014 - 3:03 AM

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April 17, 2014 - 12:03 AM

Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets fell Monday following two days of U.S. declines and forecasts of lower American corporate profits.

Oil rose above $104 per barrel amid renewed tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

April 16, 2014 - 8:03 PM

Real Madrid wins 19th Copa del Rey title

April 16, 2014 - 4:33 PM

US: Russia facing diplomacy or new sanctions

GENEVA (AP) — A senior U.S. official says high-stakes diplomatic meetings in Geneva on Thursday to try to ease burgeoning violence in eastern Ukraine will mark Kiev's final attempt to engage with Russia before the West hits Moscow with additional economic sanctions.

April 16, 2014 - 3:03 PM

Geneva talks on Ukraine face steep hurdles

April 16, 2014 - 2:03 PM

Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman cleared of fraud

DUBLIN (AP) — A jury has cleared former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick of all fraud charges related to a loans-for-shares scheme that preceded the bank's 2009 collapse.

The 65-year-old FitzPatrick had denied providing illegal financial help to selected clients.

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