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TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Flags flew on Martyrs Square in Tripoli and crowds across Libya gave voice on Friday to joy at being free of Muammar Gaddafi, as the anniversary of their revolt offered brief respite from fears that it has brought them only chaotic paralysis. In Benghazi, cradle of…
A man found with severe frostbite in subzero temperatures in the southern Polish mountains was being taken to a military hospital on Friday after his family identified him as a veteran of the Iraq war.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday Russia had launched “unprecedented” steps to boost the army as he played up his strongman credentials ahead of March 4 presidential polls
Western support for Syrian rebels could trigger civil war in the violence-hit nation, an influential Chinese newspaper said, as it defended Beijing’s decision to veto a UN resolution.
Algeria has uncovered a large cache of weapons believed to originate from Libya, including dozens of shoulder-launched missiles that can be used to shoot down airliners, newspapers said Monday.
China’s Vice President Xi Jinping wrapped up his three-day visit to Ireland on Monday with a trade and investment summit, as Dublin seeks to provide Beijing with an EU financial foothold.
LONDON (SHARECAST) – George Osborne came under pressure from three sides today to put tax cuts at the heart of next month’s Budget. Nick Clegg sought to sharpen dividing lines
Honduras’s crackdown on violent gangs has led to a surge of inmates in poorly controlled and dilapidated jails, a policy that may have caused the world’s
Finland and Greece’s finance ministers have signed a collateral deal in Brussels on Monday, Finnish national broadcaster YLE reported.
British Columbia’s budget deficit will narrow faster than forecast as the Canadian province returns to surplus in the next two years, Finance Minister Kevin Falcon said.
China’s leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping arrived for a three-day visit to Ireland on Saturday after pledging continued support from the Asian power for the EU’s
Mumbai-based S. Kumars Nationwide Ltd. (514304.BY) is the front-runner to buy discount fashion chain Peacocks out of administration, with a deal expected over the next week, the Sunday Times reports, without identifying sources.
Hong Kong’s competitiveness as a regional centre for business and trade is under threat from the very thing often credited with its success — its tax system, analysts say.
The World Bank plans to select its next president by the time of its spring meetings in late April, it announced Friday.
China believes the EU’s economic problems are temporary and it will continue to support the bloc’s efforts to deal with its debts, leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping said Saturday ahead
(Reuters) – The head of Avon Products Inc’s Canadian unit will become president of the cosmetics company’s China business next month as the company contends with sliding sales there and a probe into alleged bribery …
Euroland has come out of this violently conflictual episode with its “natural allies” much reinforced. According to our team, 2012 will mark the starting point for the perpetuation of a new global power, Euroland.
TAIPEI, TAIWAN and SANTA CLARA, CA– – Tensilica®, Inc. today announced that VIA has selected Tensilica’s Xtensa® dataplane processors for a system-on-chip design for solid state drives . After
TOKYO (Reuters) – By Tetsushi Kajimoto, Leika Kihara and Tomasz Janowski
The currency erased losses after initial jobless-benefit claims in the U.S., Canada’s biggest trade partner, unexpectedly slid to a four-year low. It …
Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper was fighting to contain the damage after five employees at The Sun tabloid were arrested Saturday in an inquiry into the alleged payment of bribes to police and other …
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Debra Pangerl grew up on a small farm in Minnesota far from Tanzania, East Africa. Following several life-changing events in her early 20s, Debra is adrift and …
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is pressuring the European Union and a global electronic banking system to expel Iranian banks from a network used to transfer money, another step in Western efforts to deprive Tehran of funds needed to develop nuclear weapons…
Sen. John Kerry is fed up with China’s penchant for looting technology from U.S. businesses — up to $400 billion worth of data each year. When will it stop?
The euro rose Thursday on a report that the European Central Bank is providing Greece with debt relief.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon Thursday urged Afghanistan to make fighting drug trafficking a priority as opium harvests soar in the world’s top producer, and said
China has no intention to “buy out Europe”, a top state-run newspaper said yesterday, reiterating comments made by Premier Wen Jiabao ahead of a major summit with the European Union in Beijing.
Australian surfwear group Billabong International has received a A$766 million ($821 million) takeover offer from a private equity group that is believed to be TPG Capital , the Australian Financial Review reported on Thursday, without naming its source.
At least 54 rhinos have been poached in South Africa so far this year as demand for its horn continues at an all-time high, according to data released by the South…
This man and his team of little-known economists have downgraded euro zone countries 36 times.
China is considering allowing banks to roll over loans to local governments, giving them more time to repay massive debts from stimulus spending for the 2008 financial crisis, state media said
By Joe McDonald, The Associated Press BEIJING, China – The European Union urged China on Tuesday to open its markets, act more aggressively on forcing Iran to negotiate over its nuclear
South Africa’s Competition Commission asked the Competition Tribunal to impose a 3.5 billion rand ($454 million) penalty on Telkom South Africa Ltd. for abusing its dominant position by charging excessive prices, Business
The head of the Eurozone countries downgrades an EU finance ministers meeting on Wednesday, saying Greece has not yet given the necessary assurances about its
Some bondholders, facing a loss of nearly 70 percent, may prefer to continue the battle in court.
Britain was last night threatened with the loss of its AAA credit rating in the most serious challenge yet to the Coalition on the economy. Moody’s, a ratings agency, last night said the outlook for the …
When it comes to Europe, the market’s horizon lately has seldom been longer than a single day.
Iraq inaugurated a new offshore oil export terminal in the Persian Gulf on Sunday in a vital step to ease infrastructure constraints and to bring sorely needed cash for reconstruction after decades of war and international sanctions.