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Image : Russian regulator moves to shut LinkedIn after court ruling

Russian regulator moves to shut LinkedIn after court ruling

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 17,2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's state telecommunications regulator has moved to block business-focused social network LinkedIn after a court ruled it violated a law on data storage.

Image : IS claims jihadist 'soldier' behind Ohio attack

IS claims jihadist 'soldier' behind Ohio attack

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 29,2016

The Somali student who wounded 11 people in a car-ramming and knife attack on an Ohio university campus was a "soldier" of the Islamic State group, a jihadist-linked news agency said Tuesday. The Amaq agency said the rampage by Abdul Razak Ali

Image : Bitter rivalry in Vietnam’s coffee shops

Bitter rivalry in Vietnam’s coffee shops

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 09,2016

High rents and expensive imported materials have driven local and foreign cafés into a costly coffee tug-of-war to win Vietnamese customers.

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Merkel says no decision yet on four-way summit on Ukraine crisis

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BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said there had been no decision yet on whether to proceed with a "Normandy format" summit with Russia, France and Ukraine on the conflict in eastern Ukraine in Berlin next week.

"We are still open to this, but there is no decision yet," Merkel told a news conference after a meeting with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

Merkel said she was waiting for news from ongoing discussions at the expert level on the issues involved.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Michael Nienaber)

Gov’t inspectors reveal SCIC violations

Many violations and shortcomings have been found at the State Capital and Investment Company (SCIC). SCIC is a State-owned enterprise. Its primary objectives are to represent State capital interests in enterprises and to invest in key sectors and essential industries, with a view to strengthening the dominant role of the State sector while respecting market rules.  These occurred mainly in the transfer and receipt of State ownership representation rights to and from businesses and… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Islamic State attacks Syria's Deir al-Zor city, dozens dead: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants launched their biggest attack in months on government-held areas of the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday, leaving dozens dead, a war monitor said.At least six large explosions rocked the city as the militants clashed with government forces, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.Syrian government warplanes hit back against Islamic State positions, it added.Islamic State controls most of Deir al-Zor province, which borders… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam chessboy crowned world U-10 champion

The Vietnamese player beat Indian contender Ram Aravind in the Sunday match and grabbed the title regardless of the result of his last game, as he was already standing 1.5 points above the second ranked player. Anh Khoi was thus the most impressive member of the 12-player Vietnamese team at the championships, which ran between November 7 and 19, attracting 1,584 players who competed in the men’s and women’s U-8, 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 events. The 13th-seeded player defeated strong players… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Garcia gives fan his wish after 206-day Twitter campaign

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — For more than 200 days, Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia was the subject of a relentless Twitter campaign from one of his big fans.Mark Johnson, a 40-year-old Englishman, just wanted one thing: To be Garcia's caddie for a day.Using the hashtag "Letmecaddieforyou" on each occasion, Johnson sent Garcia a daily tweet — some funny, some informative, some desperate — from July 9 but got no response the first 205 times.Eventually, on Day 206, Garcia relented."OK," the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Former Greek president Stephanopoulos dies at 90

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's official Athens News Agency says Constantine Stephanopoulos, a former president of Greece, has died.Stephanopoulos, 90, had entered a hospital Thursday with pneumonia and his condition deteriorated rapidly. His doctors had released a statement Saturday saying he was suffering from multiple organ failure and was not responding to treatment.Known widely by his first name diminutive Costis, Stephanopoulos was president from 1995 to 2005, serving the two full terms… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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