Thu, 20 Sep 2018

Russia blames 'tragic chance events' for Syria plane downing

MOSCOW, Russia - After accusing Israel of indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military plane near Syria, the Russian ...

China responds to Trump's new tariffs with its own duties

BEIJING, China - Worries among businesses in the U.S. and China intensified further this week, after both the countries exchanged ...

Russia, Turkey enforce demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

MOSCOW, Russia - Supporting the Syrian President Bashar al Assad in his fight against rebels, Russia, along with the Government ...

Kavanaugh accuser goes public, confirmation process at risk

WASHINGTON. U.S. - A week after allegations of sexual assault against the U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett ...

Rugby pondering 'emerging' nations for RWC - Beaumont

Tokyo - World Rugby chairperson Bill Beaumont suggested on Thursday the World Cup could be held in non-traditional rugby nations ...

FERIAL HAFFAJEE: Have our banks been lily-livered?

The appearance of representatives of SA's four big banks before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture this week ...

Five Million Children Risk Famine in War-torn Yemen

AFP - More than five million children are threatened by famine in war-torn Yemen as prices soar, a charity said ...

Hansen questions Boks' transformation policy

Cape Town - In a recently published book about the All Blacks, their coach Steven Hansen is quoted as questioning ...

#GuptaLeaks: How Sahara handed SA jobs to foreigners

Gupta agents Ashu Chawla and Naresh Khosla fraudulently orchestrated South African work permits for Indian nationals by falsifying and backdating ...

UN Backs Anti-Graft Investigator in Standoff with Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY - U.N. Secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Wednesday rejected a request by Guatemala's government to name a new head ...

U.S. Ambassador Says Volkswagen Agrees To Pull Out Of Iran

The U.S. ambassador to Germany has told Bloomberg News that automaker Volkswagen has agreed to comply with U.S. sanctions and ...

Rights Group Accuses Mexican Military, Police of Unlawful Killings

MEXICO CITY - Mexican troops and police committed two extrajudicial killings while confronting presumed fuel thieves in the central state ...

Azerbaijan-Georgia border dispute a political, and literal, minefield

An hour's drive from Tbilisi lies a minefield, the largest remaining in Georgia. For more than 25 years, this part ...

Turkmenistan: Planes, grain and automobiles

After a long hiatus, Turkmenistan has rejoined the community of nations that buy grain from Kazakhstan. According to Astana-based state ...

Extreme Poverty Declining Worldwide

The world is making progress in its efforts to lift people out of extreme poverty, but the global aspiration of ...

Ukraine Set To Inform Russia of Termination Of Friendship Treaty

Ukraine says it will officially notify Russia on September 21 that it will not extend its treaty of friendship, cooperation, ...

Celebrity Chef in Hot Water for Hosting Venezuela's Maduro

A Turkish celebrity chef with restaurants all over the world is coming under attack after he posted videos on social ...

S. Sudan Sees Renewed Fighting After Peace Deal Signed

Just days after the signing of South Sudan's revitalized peace agreement, reports of fighting have surfaced in several parts of ...

UNESCO has Included Nesebar on its New Travel Site

New site of the United Nations Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization UNESCO for travels popularizes destinations, including the ancient town ...

Somalia Says Ready to Send Troops to S. Sudan for Security

NAIROBI, KENYA - The Somali government said this week that it was ready to send troops to help with security ...

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To maintain strong growth, Ferrari to unveil 15 new models

ROME, Italy - The Italian supercar maker announced its plans to unveil 15 new models, in a bid to reassure ...

McDonald's staff go on strike over its harassment policy

CALIFORNIA, U.S. - Protesting against the company's sexual harassment policy, staff at McDonald's restaurants in ten U.S. cities staged walkouts ...

Unexpected rise in U.K. inflation: ONS

LONDON, U.K. - While economists had expected a Consumer Prices Index rate of 2.4 percent, the Office for National Statistics ...

Jaguar Land Rover set to slash U.K. output

LONDON, U.K. - Days after the head of Jaguar Land Rover warned about the impact of Brexit and diesel policy ...

India's Ola on expansion drive, heads to New Zealand

BANGALORE, India - The SoftBank Group Corp.-backed Indian cab aggregator, Ola, which made its first international launch in Australia earlier ...

Coca-Cola tracks growth of cannabis drinks market

CALIFORNIA, U.S. - Amid reports that the world's leading soft drinks groupĀ is in talks with a Canadian cannabis firm, the ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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