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Rubio overshadows Trump in Republican debate: US

Sunday, February 07, 2016 Finance
Republican presidential candidates gathered Saturday in the last debate before the New Hampshire primary Tuesday.The debate at St. Anselm's College, New Hampshire, hosted by ABC News, was marked by Donald Trump’s return after he skipped last week's debate because he "just didn’t think this was a fair process". But the…

Light earthquake hits northeast of Japanese capital

Sunday, February 07, 2016 Finance
A light earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 struck northeast of the Japanese capital Sunday night.The Japan Meteorological Agency reported that the tremor occurred at a depth of 50 kilometers (31 miles) shortly before 7.30 p.m. (1230GMT).Some parts of Tokyo experienced seismic activity registering 3 out of the agency’s…

Jordan decries Israeli plan to build W. Wall ‘prayer plaza’

Sunday, February 07, 2016 Finance
By Kaamil Ahmed JERUSALEMJordanian officials are calling on Israel to halt plans to build a new "prayer plaza" at Jerusalem's Western Wall, located in the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Jordan's official Petra News Agency on Saturday quoted Communications Minister Mohammad Momani as saying that the proposed plaza…

Artillery fire from Yemen kills 2 in Saudi Arabia

Sunday, February 07, 2016 Finance
By Ahmed al-Masri RIYADHA Saudi soldier and one civilian have been killed by cross-border shelling from war-torn Yemen, according to Saudi Arabia’s official news agency. Late Saturday, the Saudi Press Agency quoted an Interior Ministry spokesman as saying that one soldier had been killed when an artillery shell --…

Nigeria: Death toll in Lassa fever outbreak rises to 101

Sunday, February 07, 2016 Finance
By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, NigeriaThe death toll from the recent outbreak of the Lassa fever in Nigeria has risen to 101, since its resurgence last year in August, the country’s Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said. The center added that a total of 175 suspected and confirmed cases have been reported across 19 of…

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February 07, 2016

Rubio overshadows Trump in Republican debate: US

Republican presidential candidates gathered Saturday in the last debate before the New Hampshire primary Tuesday.The debate at St. Anselm's College, New…
February 07, 2016

Light earthquake hits northeast of Japanese capital

A light earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 struck northeast of the Japanese capital Sunday night.The Japan Meteorological Agency reported that the tremor…
February 07, 2016

Jordan decries Israeli plan to build W. Wall ‘prayer plaza’

By Kaamil Ahmed JERUSALEMJordanian officials are calling on Israel to halt plans to build a new "prayer plaza" at Jerusalem's Western Wall, located in the…
February 07, 2016

Artillery fire from Yemen kills 2 in Saudi Arabia

By Ahmed al-Masri RIYADHA Saudi soldier and one civilian have been killed by cross-border shelling from war-torn Yemen, according to Saudi Arabia’s official…
February 07, 2016

Nigeria: Death toll in Lassa fever outbreak rises to 101

By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, NigeriaThe death toll from the recent outbreak of the Lassa fever in Nigeria has risen to 101, since its resurgence last year in…

EU slams Israeli W. Bank land seizures, home demolitions

February 07, 2016 in Finance
By Kaamil Ahmed JERUSALEMThe EU has slammed recent Israeli activity in the occupied West Bank, saying it threatened to undermine the viability of a future…

Thailand transit point for smuggling Syrians to Europe

February 07, 2016 in Finance
By Max ConstantBANGKOKSmuggling networks are increasingly using Thailand as a transit point for asylum seekers fleeing the Syrian conflict and hoping to reach…

US: Rubio overshadows Trump in Republican debate

February 07, 2016 in Finance
Republican presidential candidates gathered Saturday in the last debate before the New Hampshire primary Tuesday.The debate at St. Anselm's College, New…

Israeli minister: Egypt flooding Gaza tunnels at our request

February 07, 2016 in Finance
By Abdel Raouf ArnaoutJERUSALEMIsraeli Infrastructure Minister Yuval Steinitz has said that Egypt’s new policy of flooding the tunnels between the Gaza Strip…

19 face death penalty over albino killings in Tanzania

February 07, 2016 in Finance
By Peter Saramba OngiriARUSHA, TanzaniaNineteen people have been sentenced to death after being convicted of killing albinos, the Tanzanian government has…

North Korea defies neighbors with rocket launch

February 07, 2016 in Finance
By Alex JensenSEOULNorth Korea announced Sunday that it successfully blasted a satellite into orbit earlier in the day.The official statement carried by…

YPG has western countries' weapons: Turkish president

February 07, 2016 in Finance
ANKARA Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Saturday western countries for supplying the armed wing of the PKK’s Syrian affiliate with weapons.In…

Rescuers search for 121 missing after quake in Taiwan

February 07, 2016 in Finance
By Tevfik DurulBEIJINGRescuers continued searching Sunday for 121 people missing for around 36 hours after an earthquake in southern Taiwan left more than 20…

Suicide blast kills 8 in Pakistan’s Quetta: Local officials

February 07, 2016 in Finance
By Aamir Latif KARACHI, PakistanA suicide bomber on Saturday blew himself up in the city of Quetta, killing at least eight people and injuring 40, local…

Turkey, Kazakhstan to be central in Eurasia: Davutoglu

February 07, 2016 in Finance
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that Turkey and Kazakhstan would be two central countries of Eurasia in the fields of energy, trade and…

US stock market closes lower

February 06, 2016 in Finance
American stocks closed lower Friday on news the U.S. added fewer than expected jobs in January. The Dow Jones Industrial average ended the day at 16,204.56…

China ends search for 13 trapped miners after 6 weeks

February 06, 2016 in Finance
Rescuers have called off the search for 13 workers trapped in a gypsum mine that collapsed six weeks ago in eastern China.The search and rescue team announced…

At least 14 dead, 155 missing in Taiwan earthquake

February 06, 2016 in Finance
By Tevfik DurulBEIJING At least 14 people -- including a newborn girl -- were confirmed dead Saturday after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit southern Taiwan,…

At least 13 dead, 172 missing in Taiwan earthquake

February 06, 2016 in Finance
By Tevfik DurulBEIJINGAt least 13 people – including a newborn girl – were confirmed dead Saturday after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit southern Taiwan,…

Fire kills 19, including 16 foreigners, in Iraq's Erbil

February 06, 2016 in Finance
By Idris Okudcu ERBIL, IraqA fire that tore through a massage parlor in Erbil, capital of Iraq’s northern Kurdish region, has left 19 people dead, according to…

Euro zone sets emergency summit on Greece as money flees

Euro zone sets emergency summit on Greece as money fleesEuro zone leaders will hold an emergency summit on June 22 to try to avert a Greek default after bank withdrawals accelerated and government revenue slumped as Athens and its international creditors remain deadlocked over a debt deal.

Finance ministers of the 19-nation currency bloc failed to make any breakthrough on a cash-for-reforms agreement at talks in Luxembourg on June 18, just 12... Add a comment

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Greece, Russia sign memorandum on gas pipe to Greece

Greece, Russia sign memorandum on gas pipe to GreeceRussia and Greece on June 19 signed a preliminary agreement to set up a joint venture to build a pipeline through Greece, Moscow said.

“This is the start of a large investment project in Greece that is beneficial to the country’s economy,” Russian energy minister Alexander Novak said at the signing ceremony on the sidelines of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, quoted... Add a comment

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Nearly 1M people became millionaires in 2014

Nearly 1M people became millionaires in 2014The number of people worth $1 million or more rose by 920,000 last year, hitting a record 14.6 million. It was the sixth straight year-on-year increase as rising stock prices lifted the value of personal wealth in a few key countries, according to a report from consultant Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management.

The wealth held by millionaires globally also rose to a record $56 trillion... Add a comment

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Saudi Tadawul's inclusion in MSCI won't affect Turkey

Saudi Tadawul's inclusion in MSCI won't affect TurkeyExperts agree that the entry of Saudi stock market Tadawul to MSCI EM index would have little effect on Turkish stocks.

The Turkish stock market will not be hurt if Saudi Arabia's stock exchange is included in Morgan Stanley Capital International's (MSCI) Emerging Market (EM) index, experts said Thursday.

MSCI is a stock market index used by many funds and investment vehicles... Add a comment

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Russian bank to lend $570 million for new Turkish airport

Russian bank to lend $570 million for new Turkish airportSberbank agrees to lend funds for Istanbul's new international airport.

The Turkish company building Istanbul's new international airport said on Thursday that it had signed a Memorandum of intention with Russia's largest bank Sberbank for its financing.

A fund of 500 million euros ($570 million) will be available to construction company IGA Havalimani Isletmesi A.S., via Turkey’s... Add a comment

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Greek default would hurt emerging markets, analysts say

Greek default would hurt emerging markets, analysts sayFailure to reach a bailout agreement for Greece on Thursday could create headwinds for developing economies, experts say.

Should Greece default, emerging market economies are expected to face severe headwinds, experts told Anadolu Agency on Thursday.

The Greek government and the Eurogroup meet on Thursday in what is expected to be a last chance to avoid Athens’ default on its loan... Add a comment

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Turkey spends $2 billion on R&D in 2014

Turkey spends $2 billion on R&D in 2014Total R&D spend, including private sector, increased 13.4 percent to 14.8 billion Turkish liras in 2013 year on year.

The Turkish government spent slightly less on research and development last year compared with the previous year, according to a report from the Turkish Statistical Institute on Thursday.

Allocation to R&D fell 3.73 percent to $2 billion, the report said.

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Turkey debuts pommegranate-themed pavilion in Expo Milano

Expo MilanoProject represents 'diversity within unity' and fertility as response to world's future needs for safe and sufficient nutrition.

Turkey is promoting a pavilion that marries traditional values with modern design elements as the country’s showcase in Expo Milano 2015, where participators seek environmentally respectful answers to the question of how to guarantee healthy food for everyone in... Add a comment

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Room rental service Airbnb valued at $24 billion

Room rental service Airbnb valued at $24 billionNew round of funding shows tech company worth more than Marriott, Expedia.

Home-rental platform Airbnb is raising $1 billion in funding off an exorbitant valuation of $24 billion, according to investors speaking to The Wall Street Journal in a report published Wednesday.

This valuation would hurtle the San Francisco-based service to the top of the hospitality industry. The hotel chain... Add a comment

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US: Fed holds rates, hints at end-of-year hike

US: Fed holds rates, hints at end-of-year hikeFed says it will assess progress toward maximum employment and 2 percent inflation.

The U.S. Federal Reserve said in a statement on Wednesday that it would not raise interest rates at this time.

"The current 0 to 1/4 percent target range for the federal funds rate remains appropriate," the central bank said.

"In determining how long to maintain this target range, the Committee will assess... Add a comment

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