Oil prices diverged on Thursday as markets digested a batch of economic data from the United States and China, the world’s two biggest consumers of energy.
8211; Aviation giant Boeing said Thursday talks appeared on track for the multi-billion-dollar sale of its 737 MAX planes to India’s Jet Airways, a day after sealing a major…
WASHINGTON: March 13, 2014 (AFP) – A research breakthrough using the insulin-like growth factor IGF-1 as a biomarker could produce a better test for human growth hormone, anti-doping experts said.
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The president of Libya’s highest political authority suspended plans to assault rebels blockading oil terminals, giving them a two-week ultimatum to stand down or again face the prospect of military action.
SEOUL: March 13, 2014 (AFP) – Pyongyang denied any responsibility for a North Korea-flagged tanker which loaded crude oil at a port held by rebels in eastern Libya.
WASHINGTON: March 13, 2014 (AFP) – A first-of-its-kind vaginal gel that is designed to be applied after sex has shown promise in preventing the virus that causes AIDS in research monkeys, US scientists said .
BERLIN: March 12, 2014 (AFP) – German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble unveiled plans to achieve a consistently balanced budget from 2015, the first time that Germany will spend no more than its revenue intake since 1969.
BRUSSELS: March 12, 2014 (AFP) – EU finance ministers agreed changes Tuesday to their scheme for closing down failing banks, aiming to strike a compromise deal with the European Parliament which bluntly opposed their original plans.
TRIPOLI: March 12, 2014 (AFP) – Libya’s premier was ousted by parliament Tuesday after a tanker laden with crude oil from a rebel-held terminal broke through a naval blockade and escaped to sea, underscoring the weakness…
BEIRUT: March 12, 2014 (AFP) – Jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant “executed” at least 22 people, including 12 rebels, in the north of the country Tuesday, a monitoring group said.
JERUSALEM: March 12, 2014 (AFP) – Israel’s insistence on Palestinian recognition of its Jewish character and the Palestinian refusal to comply is threatening bring about the collapse of US-led peace talks.
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WASHINGTON: March 12, 2014 (AFP) – Debt-laden Puerto Rico successfully issued $3.5 billion worth of bonds Tuesday in an effort to stave off default long enough for the US territory to right its finances.
PARIS: March 12, 2014 (AFP) – With its exploding urban population burning ever more coal and wood, Africa could contribute as much as 55 percent of the world’s particle pollutants by 2030, a study said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON: March 12, 2014 (AFP) – SoftBank, eyeing a tie-up of its US wireless unit Sprint with T-Mobile, stepped up its campaign Thursday, claiming it could boost competition for Americans as it did in Japan.
NEW YORK: March 12, 2014 (AFP) – SAC Capital founder Steven A. Cohen Tuesday sought to turn a page following an insider-trading scandal, announcing plans to rename the firm that bears his initials.
Qatar defended its independent foreign policy Monday after Saudi Arabia and two other Gulf countries recalled their envoys from Doha accusing it of meddling in their internal affairs.
WASHINGTON: March 11, 2014 (AFP) – Russian-US tensions over Ukraine exploded into a public row Monday, as Secretary of State John Kerry refused to attend talks in Moscow after his counterpart snubbed Kiev’s interim leaders.
UNITED NATIONS: March 11, 2014 (AFP) – The UN Security Council met anew Monday behind closed doors to discuss the crisis in Ukraine.
SYDNEY: March 10, 2014 (AFP) – Australia has endured another “angry summer” with more than 150 temperature records smashed, a new report said Monday, with a warning that heatwaves and sweltering conditions will only get worse.
BEIJING: March 10, 2014. (Reuters) – Domestic and international security concerns have dominated the latest session of China’s legislature, the National People’s Congress.
EILAT: March 10, 2014 (AFP) – Israel said Sunday it had found 40 long-range rockets aboard a ship it intercepted in the Red Sea, charging that it carried weapons sent by Iran to Gaza Strip militants.
Thai police said Sunday they were investigating a “passport ring” as details emerged of bookings made in Thailand with stolen European passports for the vanished Malaysia Airlines flight.
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Sarah Palin offered unsolicited advice Saturday to President Barack Obama on containing Russian aggression, saying “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke.”
BAGHDAD: March 9, 2014 (AFP) – Saudi Arabia and Qatar are supporting militant groups in Iraq and have effectively declared war on the country, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said as nationwide violence left 15 dead Saturday.