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French foreign minister calls for end to Aleppo 'massacre'

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France's foreign minister urged the international community to "do everything" to end the "massacre" in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday after fighting resumed following a 72-hour truce declared by Damascus ally Russia. Speaking in the

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UN Syria envoy to meet Trump team

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 08,2016

The UN's peace envoy for Syria said Thursday he was planning to have meetings with US President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. Staffan de Mistura, who has been leading diplomatic efforts to end the five-year war in Syria, told reporters that

Image : US stocks close higher as Nasdaq hits record high, oil rises

US stocks close higher as Nasdaq hits record high, oil rises

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 27,2016

Yahoo News A day of quiet trading on Wall Street ended Tuesday with the Dow Jones industrial average inching closer to 20,000 and a record high for the Nasdaq composite.

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South Korea's Daesang eyes Vietnam sausage firm in $33mln deal: reports

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Daesang Corporation, a major producer of consumer foods and additives in South Korea, has been in talks to buy a stake in Duc Viet Food JSC, news website VnExpress reported Thursday, quoting an unnamed source from the Vietnamese company. The source did not reveal how much stake Daesang will buy, but since last month international and local media have quoted Korean newswires as saying that it will buy 13 million shares, or a 99.99 percent stake, at 37.52 billion won (US$33 million). The deal, which will reportedly be wrapped up next month, will help Daesang expand its business in Vietnam, which it entered in 1994 and has since specialized in monosodium glutamate and seasoning powder. One of the three top sausage producers in Vietnam with state-controlled Vissan and Thailand's CP, Duc Viet reported revenues $27.27 million and a net profit of $1.75 million last year, according to figures from Daesang. The 16-year-old company's assets are worth an estimated $14.07 million. Read on the original site
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US in 'close contact' with Turkey over Raqa assault

Amman (AFP) - Washington is in "close contact" with Ankara over the assault launched by American-backed Kurdish-Arab forces on the Islamic State group's bastion Raqa in Syria, a senior US official said Sunday."We are in close close contact with our Turkish allies and that is why the chairman of joint chiefs is in Ankara today," Brett McGurk, President Barack Obama's envoy to the US-led coalition battling the jihadists, told a news conference in the Jordanian capital Amman."We want this to be as… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Pacific leaders urged to defend free trade after Trump win

A summit of top world leaders was urged Friday to defend free trade from rising protectionism after Donald Trump's election victory stoked fears that years of tearing down barriers to global commerce could be reversed. Trump, who triumphed in last week's U.S. presidential vote, successfully tapped the anger of working-class voters who feel left behind by globalization, vowing to protect American jobs against cheap labor in countries like China and Mexico. As a summit of the 21-member… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Apartment cafés grow trendy in town

VietNamNet Bridge – Turning old apartments into coffee shops has become increasingly trendy in HCMC, especially in the central business districts. Gabi Coffee at the apartment building at 95 Pasteur Street, District 1 At these apartment cafés, guests do not have to worry about noisy city life. Normally, they have to park their motorbikes downstairs or somewhere around apartment buildings that have no parking lots, and walk into small alleys or climb old, dark staircases with shabby… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Iraqi parliament passes bill banning alcohol

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