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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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Stocks: Vietnam, Philippines fall as corporate earnings disappoint

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Stocks: Vietnam, Philippines fall as corporate earnings disappoint
Photo: Diep Duc Minh/Thanh Nien News Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Tuesday with Vietnam hitting a one-month low, after a few companies reported poor earnings this season, hurting market sentiment. The Vietnam index closed 1.9 percent lower, dragged down by financial stocks with Vinamilk, the country's top-listed firm by market value, slipping 1.9 percent. Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank shed 0.67 percent after posting a fall in second-quarter profit. Vietcombank,, the country's top lender by market value fell 2.8 percent, and is planning to issue up to VND8 trillion (US$358.7 million) worth of bonds in 2016, the Vietnam Plus web site reported. "Bank results were quite scary," said Farhan Rizvi of Credit Suisse (Singapore) Ltd. "Things are not looking good for them with operating profits dropping and provisions rising. In case of stocks such as Vinamilk, investors were focused on profit-taking," he added. The Vietnam government forecast a weak economic outlook on Friday which continued to hurt sentiment. Singapore shares finished 1.2 percent down as their major constituent - financial stocks - lost ground, with the biggest lender DBS Group being among the top losers on the index. Philippine shares lost 0.4 percent, after blue-chip company Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co reported a 33 percent drop in quarterly profit. Thai shares also edged down. The Thai central bank is expected to leave its policy rate unchanged, when the policy committee meets on Wednesday, according to a Reuters poll. Asian shares tracked the falls on Wall Street and edged lower, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipping 0.4 percent. "Markets will be moving sideways because of the start of the 'ghost month' tomorrow," said Mikey Macanaig of Sunsecurities Inc. Some analysts said the 'ghost month' in China has stalled momentum in the markets due to a popular belief that Chinese investors should not spend or even trade much during this month. Read on the original site
Madagascar lemurs find refuge in private sanctuary

Fort Dauphin (Madagascar) (AFP) - Threatened by habitat loss and hunting, Madagascar's lemurs, a critically endangered species, are finding refuge in a private sanctuary on this vast Indian Ocean island.At Nahampoana game reserve, one of the wide-eyed creatures -- the island's signature primate -- appears between long bamboo stems, while a little further down three others play in the trees on a riverbank.Nearly two decades ago, this 50-hectare (123 acre) former French colonial garden was turned… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Wolfsburg beats Hoffenheim 2-1 to ease relegation fears

BERLIN (AP) — Daniel Didavi struck for Wolfsburg to come from behind and beat Hoffenheim 2-1, denying the visitors the chance to go third in the Bundesliga on Sunday.Hoffenheim made the better start, seeking a victory which would have put the team in the last automatic qualification spot for the Champions League with 14 rounds to play.Kerem Demirbay struck the crossbar with a free kick early on and it seemed just a matter of time before Hoffenheim would score.Steven Zuber duly broke the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Rail safety concerns heightened after fatal train collision

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London Mayor Khan: Put away the red carpet before Trump gets here

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Monday the United Kingdom shouldn’t “roll out the red carpet” during President Trump’s upcoming state visit, as the war of words between the two leaders keeps escalating.In an interview with Britain’s Channel 4 News, Khan was asked if he thought Trump’s visit to the U.K., tentatively planned for the fall, should be canceled in the wake of inflammatory comments he has made about immigration and Khan following Saturday’s deadly terrorist attacks. Though he declined to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Shaking hands with President Trump

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