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Russia says seeking culprits in Dutch diplomat beating

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia expressed regret on Wednesday over the beating of Dutch diplomat in his Moscow flat by unknown intruders and said it would seek out the culprits. "Moscow voices regret over the unfortunate incident on October 15, when the minister-counselor of the embassy of the Netherlands in Moscow was beaten," Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The attack came one week after Russia complained that one of its envoys had been assaulted at his home in the Netherlands.

Fed will try to be 'as clear as possible' on policy: Powell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is well aware that its actions have an impact well beyond the borders of the United States, a senior U.S. central banker said on Friday, but its aggressive policy actions to spur domestic growth will have global benefits. "The burden is on us to be as clear as possible about our plans going forward so we can decrease volatility," said Fed Governor Jerome Powell during a discussion on a panel which included a senior Asian emerging market central bank boss.

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-- CB Jeremy Lane (hamstring) went from not practicing to limited participation Thursday.

U.S. House of Representatives will be in session next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will be in session and voting next week, congressional officials said on Thursday. The first votes will be on Monday evening, and the House may be in session into the weekend. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

Instant View: Fed's September no-taper was 'close call' for many

(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's shock decision last month not to reduce its support for the U.S. economy was a "relatively close call" for policymakers, according to minutes of the meeting that also suggested there was still broad support to trim bond-buying this year. STORY: COMMENTS: DOUGLAS BORTHWICK, MANAGING DIRECTOR, CHAPDELAINE FOREIGN EXCHANGE, NEW YORK;

At least 44 dead in Egypt clashes: source, state media

CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 44 people were killed during protests across Egypt on Sunday, a security source and the state news agency said. "So far the death toll is 44 and over 100 are injured," a security source told Reuters. State news agency MENA put the number of wounded at 246 in clashes that erupted after supporters and opponents of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi took to the streets. (Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; Writing by Yara Bayoumy)

Plane carrying 27 crashes in Nigeria's Lagos, five dead

LAGOS (Reuters) - An Embraer passenger plane with 27 people onboard crashed shortly after take-off at Lagos airport's domestic terminal on Thursday and at least five people were killed, authorities and a Reuters reporter said. Aviation Ministry spokesman Joe Obi said there were some survivors from the Associated Airlines plane, which was flying from Nigeria's commercial capital to Akure, a southwestern town about 140 miles away, with seven crew and 20 passengers.

Senate Democrats oppose very short-term spending bill: Baucus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats are united against an idea being floated in Congress to fund the government for a few days in order to avoid a government shutdown at midnight, Democratic Senator Max Baucus said. Baucus, a senior Democrat, made the remark to reporters after a closed meeting of Senate Democrats. (Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Eric Beech)

Senate passes bill to keep government operating

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Friday passed and sent to the House of Representatives a bill to fund government operations from October 1 to November 15 to avert agency shutdowns. Republicans in the House of Representatives are considering attaching controversial items to this straight-forward emergency funding bill, such as denying funds for President Barack Obama's healthcare law for a year. Such a move by the House could result in deadlock and put the federal government closer to a shutdown on Tuesday.

Italian government fails to agree fiscal correction measures

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's fragile coalition government failed at a meeting on Friday to agree on measures needed to avert a sales tax increase and rein in an overshooting budget deficit, a government source told Reuters. "The conditions aren't in place at the moment," the source said while the cabinet meeting intended to approve the measures was still in progress.
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