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Hillary Clinton’s email usage is scrutinized.

  The New York Times reports that the presumed US presidential candidate exclusively used a personal email account while serving as secretary of state, which may have violated security and record-keeping guidelines. Her office submitted selected emails to the State Department two months ago.
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Taiwan wraps Alibaba’s knuckles.

  Taiwan’s investment commission said the Chinese e-commerce giant broke investment rules by registering in Taiwan under a Singaporean entity, instead of applying for approval as a mainland Chinese businesses. The company has until August to apply formally, or exit the market.
6 hours ago

Barack Obama calls for a halt to Iranian nuclear activity.

  The US president told Reuters that Iran must agree to verifiably halt sensitive nuclear activity for 10 years if it wants to have Western sanctions removed. The US goal is to ensure “there’s at least a year between us seeing them try to get a nuclear weapon and them actually being able to obtain one,” he said.
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Chart of the Moment

Half of cash-strapped Russians’ outgoings will be spent on food this year.

6 hours ago

Sharp is raising funds to combat poor sales.

  The Japanese electronics manufacturer is seeking assistance from its biggest lenders on the back of poorer-than-expected smartphone sales, according to Reuters. Shares fell almost 10% in morning trading, and Sharp said it would announce a new business plan in May (paywall).

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