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India closed in on victory Monday in the first Test against New Zealand, with the visitors reeling at 205 for seven at lunch on the final day despite half-centuries from Luke Ronchi and Mitchell Santner. The Black Caps, who resumed on 93 for four after being set an unlikely 434 for victory, lost three more wickets during another tough session at Kanpur's Green Park stadium which is hosting India's 500th Test. Mitchell Santner on 57 and Ish Sodhi on two were battling against a persistent Indian bowling attack when the players broke for lunch.
By Julia Harte and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A network of more than 150 U.S. charter schools linked to followers of Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based Muslim cleric the Turkish government blames for instigating July’s failed coup, has come under growing financial and legal strain, according to school officials, current and former members of Gulen’s movement, and public records reviewed by Reuters. The publicly financed schools, a key source of jobs and business opportunities for U.S. members of Gulen’s global movement, have sharply slowed their expansion in recent years, public records show. The slowdown comes amid a series of government probes in more than a dozen states into allegations ranging from misuse of taxpayer funds to visa fraud.
By Elena Fabrichnaya and Katya Golubkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - One Thursday evening in March, Elvira Nabiullina, governor of Russia's central bank, faced down a rival in the struggle for influence inside President Vladimir Putin’s entourage. At a meeting chaired by Putin, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev sought the president’s blessing for the central bank to give 140 billion roubles ($2.2 billion) to lenders, according to a person who was briefed on the meeting by Nabiullina. Banks would use the extra money, Ulyukayev argued as he sat before Nabiullina in a Kremlin conference room, to lend to companies suffering amid Russia’s economic downturn.