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Economy

US Senate backs Obama on trade deals

President Barack Obama scored a major victory on Friday when the US Senate voted to give him “fast-track” powers that would help wrap up negotiations on a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal central to projecting American influence in Asia.

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Sports

Newcastle looking to put problems aside

Dressing-room unrest, a change of manager and supporter dissatisfaction, Newcastle United’s disastrous season will come to a close on Sunday with the north-east club needing a victory against West Ham United to guarantee Premier League survival.

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