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U.S. says situation in Gambia 'dangerous,' U.N. council briefed

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By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Monday discussed ruling Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's refusal to step down, with U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power later describing the situation in the West

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Saudi-led coalition says Yemen truce will not be renewed: TV

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 21,2016

A two-day ceasefire after nearly two years of war in Yemen expired at midday (0900 GMT) on Monday and would not be renewed, a spokesman for a Saudi-led military coalition told al-Arabiya TV, with each side blaming the other for violations. The

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Confectionery giant KIDO sells remaining 20 pct in snack unit to US’s Mondelez

person Orange Themes access_time Aug 26,2016

The maker of Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers now fully owns the snack unit after buying 80 percent in 2014

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European businesses upbeat about Vietnamese market

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European businesses upbeat about Vietnamese market

71.5% of participating European firms described their current operation as “excellent” and “good”, only 5.5% rated “not good” and a very few said “very bad”.

The majority of responded European enterprises acknowledged that the country’s macroeconomic stability is likely to continue, with nearly 60% of respondents forecasting “stabilisation and improvement”.

Approximately 41% of polled firms said to maintain their current investment level in Vietnam, while 39% planned to pour more money into the market.

EuroCham Chairman Michael Behrens said the index reflected EuroCham enterprises’ positive outlook for Vietnam, which is a good sign for the implementation of the European Union-Vietnam free trade agreement (EUVFTA).

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New York City firefighters stand near the site of an explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 17, 2016. Photo by Reuters/Rashid Umar Abbasi An explosion rocked the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan and caused multiple injuries on Saturday evening. An explosion rocked the bustling Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring at least 29 people, and authorities said they were investigating the blast as a criminal act not immediately linked to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

VNPT to divest capital from Maritime Bank

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China's Xi affirms Hong Kong chief amid political challenges

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Hong Kong's leader said Chinese President Xi Jinping has affirmed his handling of a political dispute in the Chinese-ruled territory in which two recently elected legislators were barred from taking their seats.Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said Xi had given his endorsement in a meeting Sunday on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Lima, Peru.Leung said Xi referred to the decision to bar the two elected members of Hong Kong's Legislative Council… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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