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Added On May 5, 2013

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TITLE: TALLEST BUILDING IN W HEMISPHERE

New York City's tallest building is ready to rise even higher.

On Thursday, the last two pieces of the One World Trade Center's spire were finally lifted on top of the tower.

Thursday also marked the second anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001 attacks, during which the original World Trade Center twin towers were toppled.

Local officials say the two parts of the spire will rest on a construction platform for weeks before being installed.

After the installation, the building will stand 541 meters in height.

And the spire will become a broadcast antenna, providing public transmission services for television and radio.

The high-rise tower locates at the northwest corner of the original World Trade Center site.

It's schedule to open for business in 2014.

TITLE: ITALIAN PM URGES FIGHT AGAINST UNEMPLOYMENT

Italian new Prime Minister Enrico Letta called on the fight of youth unemployment during his three-day visit to Germany.

Letta said he will continue the commitment about deficit and debt reduction made by the former governments to European Commission and will inform the EU about the plan in coming weeks.


TITLE: SRI LANKA SEEKING MORE INVESTMENT

Sri Lanka held an international conference Thursday to attract investment.

Speaking at the event titled "Sri Lanka Ports, Trade and Logistics Conference", Member of Parliament Namal Rajapaksa was upbeat in his call for investors to commit to the emerging sectors.

Since a three decade war ended in 2009, the Sri Lankan government has plough more than 6 billion U.S. dollars into massive investment projects.

Becoming a "port hub" is the main focus of the Sri Lankan government, it has taken extensive loans to achieve this expensive goal.

Investment zones have been planned to link ports in the south and eastern regions of the country with 700 million U.S. dollars already pledged in projects.

Sri Lanka hopes to become a mid-way hub between the Middle East and Singapore by capitalizing on its geographical location, which will also spur economic growth.