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Russian central bank makes surprise interest rate cut

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's central bank unexpectedly cut its main interest rate on Friday as fears of recession mount in the country following the fall in global oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

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T&T: Long lasting lip colors

Weddings; there's so much to organize. From the food to the flowers, it's hard to keep up with everything. But you need to make sure you don't forget about making yourself look beautiful!

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France delays pesticide reduction goal by 7 years

PARIS (Reuters) - France, the European Union's biggest agricultural producer, has delayed a target to halve pesticide use to 2025 from 2018 after plans to curb their deployment failed, the farm minister said on Friday.

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Winning the Tour is a plan, not a dream for FDJ

PARIS (Reuters) - Team Sky were ridiculed in the peloton when they claimed at their 2009 launch they would win the Tour de France within five years with a British rider, but were able to silence the doubters when Bradley Wiggins triumphed in 2012.

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U.S. proposes effort to analyze DNA from 1 million people

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has proposed analyzing genetic information from more than 1 million American volunteers as part of a new initiative to understand human disease and develop medicines targeted to an individual's genetic make-up.

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