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China to raise defense budget by 10%

China will raise its defense budget by around 10 percent this year, a spokeswoman for the annual session of the country's top legislature said Wednesday.
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Central gov't set to take over tax rebate process

The central government has assumed full responsibility for paying export tax rebates to companies, the latest measure to reverse a slump in exports and spur growth.
US businesses to cut investments in China
• China's economy to grow 7% in Q1

Coming soon: Premier Li delivers gov't work report will present you a live coverage of the opening ceremony of the third session of China's 12th National People's Congress (NPC) at 9:00 am on March 5, 2015. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will deliver the government work report at the meeting.

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What Netanyahu doesn't understand about negotiation

The Israeli prime minister seems to have forgotten that it takes two sides to make a deal.


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Villarrica Volcano erupts in southern Chile

View of the erupting Villarrica Volcano in Chile, on March 3, 2015. The volcano registered an eruption at 3 a.m. local time, urging the immediate evacuation of 3,385 people.

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