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Irish services sector growth falls in Nov

Irish services sector growth falls in Nov

-- 2017-12-05 03:48:51

Ireland’s services sector expanded at the slowest pace in 12 months in November due to weaker domestic demand, a survey showed on Tuesday. The Investec Services Purchasing Managers’ Ind...

US factory orders slip in October

US factory orders slip in October

-- 2017-12-05 03:42:41

New orders for US-made goods fell 0.10 per cent in October and shipments of core capital goods were much stronger than previously reported, the Commerce Department has said. Factory goods orders dipp...

Australian retail sales bounce in Oct

Australian retail sales bounce in Oct

-- 2017-12-05 03:33:44

Australian retail sales bounced in October after months of lukewarm demand, a bright sign for spending in the upcoming holiday season as Amazon.com Inc opened its doors for business Down Under. The r...

Cyclone Ockhi: Western Indian states on high alert

Cyclone Ockhi: Western Indian states on high alert

-- 2017-12-05 03:07:41

Authorities sounded a high alert in western states of Gujarat and Maharashtra in India Tuesday in view of Cyclone Ockhi, officials said. According to Indian meteorological department officials, Cyclo...

Asian stocks slip in dull trade

Asian stocks slip in dull trade

-- 2017-12-05 01:05:31

Asian shares were mostly lower on Tuesday after a lackluster session on Wall Street, where technology stocks tumbled. Investors are keeping an eye on US tax legislation and Brexit negotiations, repo...

Britain to probe Brexit impact on drug sector

Britain to probe Brexit impact on drug sector

BBC 2017-12-04 12:00:00

Brexit may affect the cost of medicines and hit UK pharmaceutical investment, a Commons committee head has warned. Rachel Reeves, who chairs the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) commit...

Venezuela introduces virtual currency amid financial crisis

Venezuela introduces virtual currency amid financial crisis

-- 2017-12-04 12:00:00

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro looked to the world of digital currency to circumvent US-led financial sanctions, announcing on Sunday the launch of the “petro” backed by oil reserves...

'Coco' tops box office for second week

'Coco' tops box office for second week

Reuters 2017-12-04 12:00:00

Disney-Pixar’s animated comedy 'Coco' easily repeated as the winner of the North American box office with a solid $26.1 million at 3,987 locations during a moderate weekend. The third weekend o...

Turkey bus crash kills 10 Syrian migrants

Turkey bus crash kills 10 Syrian migrants

-- 2017-12-04 12:00:00

10 Syrian migrants were killed and 9 others injured when the minibus smuggling them illegally from Syria to Turkey, hit a truck on the Turkish side of the border, according to state-run Anadolu Agency...

German police detain woman on arson charges

German police detain woman on arson charges

-- 2017-12-04 12:00:00

Police have detained a woman on suspicion of arson after a fire at an apartment block in a western German city killed four people. Police said Monday the 37-year-old was a resident of the building. T...

Global ad costs to grow 4.1pc in 2018: Zenith

Global ad costs to grow 4.1pc in 2018: Zenith

Reuters 2017-12-04 12:00:00

Leading forecaster Zenith lowered its prediction for global advertising expenditure growth in 2018 to 4.1 per cent to reach $578 billion by the end of the year, with marginal downgrades in North Ameri...

Asian shares mostly rise

Asian shares mostly rise

-- 2017-12-04 10:39:29

Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Monday, after the US Senate approved a tax overhaul bill early Saturday. Japan’s Nikkei 225 dipped 0.2 per cent to 22,774.38 while South Korea’s...

Japanese stocks edge lower

Japanese stocks edge lower

-- 2017-12-04 10:24:08

Japan’s Nikkei share average edged lower on Monday with weakness in large-cap stocks such as Fanuc and SoftBank taking a toll, offsetting gains in retail stocks which rose on strong monthly sale...

Philippines launches probe into dengue vaccine scare

Philippines launches probe into dengue vaccine scare

BBC 2017-12-04 01:40:03

The Philippines has launched an investigation into the immunisation of 730,000 children with a dengue vaccine that could pose health risks. Last week French drug company Sanofi announced their vaccin...

SA, Morocco to restore ties after 13 years

SA, Morocco to restore ties after 13 years

-- 2017-12-04 01:04:57

South Africa and Morocco will resume diplomatic ties more than a decade after Morocco withdrew its ambassador from Pretoria, South African President Jacob Zuma said in a newspaper interview published...

Samsung demos 5G on high-speed train

Samsung demos 5G on high-speed train

-- 2017-12-03 12:18:19

Samsung Electronics on Friday said that it demonstrated the fifth-generation network on a high-speed train travelling over 100 kmph under a joint project with Japanese telecommunications operator KDDI...

Trump defends Flynn's actions

Trump defends Flynn's actions

-- 2017-12-03 12:00:00

Donald Trump has responded to a guilty plea by his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying Mr Flynn's actions as a member of his transition team "were lawful". Mr Flynn has entered a p...

Boat capsizes in S Korea, killing eight

Boat capsizes in S Korea, killing eight

-- 2017-12-03 12:00:00

A South Korean fishing boat capsized off the country’s western coast on Sunday after it collided with a refueling vessel, killing eight people. The boat was carrying two sailors and 20 passenge...

German far-right elects nationalist leader amid protests

German far-right elects nationalist leader amid protests

-- 2017-12-03 12:00:00

Members of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party elected a right-wing nationalist to be their co-leader, signalling a possible toughening of tone before regional votes next year. A p...

Selena honours Raisa for life-saving transplant

Selena honours Raisa for life-saving transplant

AP 2017-12-03 12:00:00

Selena Gomez received top honours Thursday at the annual Billboard Women in Music event, but the singer felt the recognition may have been misplaced. “To be honest, I think Francia should be ge...

Gucci faces probe over ‘tax evasion’

Gucci faces probe over ‘tax evasion’

Reuters 2017-12-03 12:00:00

Italian tax police have visited the offices of fashion company Gucci for fiscal checks as part of an investigation by Milan prosecutors into suspected tax evasion, a senior source with direct knowledg...

Egyptian lawyer gets prison for inciting rape

Egyptian lawyer gets prison for inciting rape

-- 2017-12-03 11:39:25

An Egyptian court has sentenced a lawyer to three years imprisonment for saying that women who wear ripped jeans should be raped in punishment. Nabih al-Wahsh, a prominent conservative, was also fine...

‘Supermoon’ to light up Sunday’s skies

‘Supermoon’ to light up Sunday’s skies

BBC 2017-12-03 11:18:44

Skywatchers could catch a glimpse of a so-called "supermoon" - when the Moon appears larger and brighter in the sky as it moves closer to Earth - later. It will appear about 7% larger and 15% brighte...

ABC News blunder sent US stocks lower

ABC News blunder sent US stocks lower

Reuters 2017-12-03 10:54:17

ABC News said on Saturday it had suspended Brian Ross, its chief investigative correspondent, over an error in his reporting about former national security adviser Michael Flynn which sent US stocks,...

Honduras rival party demands re-election

Honduras rival party demands re-election

-- 2017-12-03 10:47:32

The main opposition candidate called Saturday for Honduras' disputed presidential election to be held again after the country erupted in deadly protests over the delayed vote count and the government...

India mulls prison term for ‘triple talaq’

India mulls prison term for ‘triple talaq’

-- 2017-12-03 02:36:38

Husbands who attempt "instant divorce" could be sentenced to three years in prison under draft legislation being considered in India. The traditional practice involves a Muslim man saying "talaq" (di...

Apple app to identify irregular heart beats

Apple app to identify irregular heart beats

-- 2017-12-03 02:18:22

Apple on Friday launched a new application that uses data from Apple Watch to detect and notify users when they experience irregular heart rhythms, like atrial fibrillation (AFib)– one of the le...

New app to rate Saudi govt services

New app to rate Saudi govt services

-- 2017-12-02 12:27:27

A new smartphone application for citizens to provide feedback on government services will be launched in early 2018, according to arab news. Hussam Al-Madani, acting director general of the National...

Ex-Trump advisor Flynn pleads guilty in Russia probe

Ex-Trump advisor Flynn pleads guilty in Russia probe

-- 2017-12-02 12:02:48

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia, and he agreed to cooperate with prosecutors delving into the actions of Pres...

Three Uber security managers resign

Three Uber security managers resign

-- 2017-12-02 12:00:00

Three senior managers in Uber Technologies Inc’s security unit resigned on Friday, an Uber spokesperson said, days after the company’s new chief executive officer disclosed a massive data...