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By Nigel Stephenson LONDON (Reuters) - European shares rose on Monday, led higher by Germany after an upbeat report on factory activity, while the dollar steadied following signs the U.S. economy may be emerging from a recent soft patch. Euro zone powerhouse Germany's manufacturing sector lost some momentum in April but expanded for a fifth consecutive month. The Euro Stoxx index of euro zone shares was up 1 percent, retaking some of the ground lost in a decline last Wednesday, when a rising euro hit export-sensitive German stocks. On Monday, helped by a weaker euro, Germany's DAX index rose 1.3 percent.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton defended his family's charitable foundation, saying there's nothing "sinister" about getting wealthy people to spend their money to help poor people in developing countries.