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New manhunt for Barcelona attack driver

Reuters August 19, 2017 07:58:04

The driver in Thursday's van attack that killed 13 people in a tourist area of Barcelona may still be alive and on the run, Spanish police say.   They are hunting for Moroccan-born Younes Abouy...

Top White House aide Bannon fired

Reuters August 19, 2017 06:26:51

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is the latest top aide of President Donald Trump to leave his post.   Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Friday was his last day. &...

Lebanese army moves to confront ISIS

Reuters August 19, 2017 06:19:28

The Lebanese army launched an offensive against an Islamic State enclave on the northeast border with Syria, a Lebanese security source said on Saturday, as Hezbollah and the Syrian army announced an...

YouTube TV expands to 14 new US markets

Reuters August 19, 2017 04:21:47

Alphabet Inc's Google has expanded its YouTube TV streaming service into 14 new US markets to reach half of American households, with an additional 17 markets to launch in the next few weeks, the comp...

German building permits drop 7pc in H1

-- August 17, 2017 11:00:24

Residential building permits issued in Germany dropped 7.0 per cent on the year in the first six months of 2017, data showed on Thursday.   Germany, the largest national economic country of Eur...

Euro zone inflation stable in July

Reuters August 17, 2017 10:51:33

Inflation in the 19 countries sharing the euro currency remained stable in July, European statistics office Eurostat said on Thursday.   Core inflation metric excluding volatile energy costs an...

Hyundai plans long-range electric car

Reuters August 17, 2017 08:05:45

Hyundai Motor Co said on Thursday it was placing electric vehicles at the centre of its product strategy - one that includes plans for a premium long-distance electric car as it seeks to catch up to T...

Philippines Q2 GDP growth quickens

Reuters August 17, 2017 07:59:08

The Philippine economy grew at a sizzling pace in the second quarter, topping expectations as a government-led construction boom and an extended rebound in the farm sector took some of the sting off a...

Gold prices up on softer dollar

Reuters August 17, 2017 06:49:51

Gold rose on Thursday as the dollar remained subdued after minutes from the US Federal Reserve's July meeting hinted at a delay in further rate hikes, while palladium hit a fresh 16-year high. Spot g...

China bans weird and long company names

BBC August 17, 2017 06:08:29

China has banned companies from registering weird and long names. Last year, Beijing banned any more "bizarre" buildings. In recent years the country has seen buildings shaped like a teapot and anoth...

Guatemala hospital shooting kills seven

AP August 17, 2017 05:56:25

At least seven people were killed and 12 others injured in Guatemala's largest hospital as attackers stormed with guns blazing Wednesday to free an imprisoned gang member, officials said.   Car...

Oil rises as US crude stocks drop

FE Report August 17, 2017 05:42:12

Oil prices edge up on Thursday, clawing back some ground after losses in the previous session.   Traders said the market was range-bound as falling crude inventories provided price support whil...

Collapse of the Islamic State: The Jihadi pivot to Asia

Dan Steinbock August 17, 2017 05:17:15

As the Islamic State is collapsing in the Middle East, it needs wins elsewhere. Southeast Asia is Jihadi terror's new battlefront. In order to contain the terror, new kind of cooperation is needed bet...

Asian shares edge up

Reuters August 17, 2017 04:42:53

Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday as tensions between the United States and North Korea came off the boil, while the Federal Reserve's concerns about weak US inflation weighed on the dollar. &nbs...

Trump scraps business groups

Reuters August 17, 2017 04:36:19

President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after several chief executives quit in protest over his remarks blaming weekend violence in Virginia not only...

Gold prices firm ahead of Fed minutes

Reuters August 16, 2017 07:50:06

Gold prices firmed early on Wednesday as investors waiting for the release of minutes from the US Federal Reserve's last meeting in July for clues on the pace of potential interest rate hikes. Spot g...

Abbas sends greeting to Kim Jong-un

AP August 16, 2017 07:40:34

The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has wished North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "health and happiness" at a time of rising nuclear tensions with the US. Mahmoud Abbas sent the greeting on Tuesday...

Trump hits back at business leaders

BBC August 16, 2017 07:36:28

US President Donald Trump hit back at business leaders on Tuesday as executives tried to distance themselves from the administration. Mr Trump is under fire for being late to condemn white supremacis...

Oil prices rise on inventory drop

Reuters August 16, 2017 07:28:25

Oil prices rose on Wednesday, lifted by declining US crude inventories, although markets were still restrained by general oversupply. The market focus was turning to the release of official Energy In...

Bill Gates donates $4.6b to charity

BBC August 16, 2017 07:09:40

Bill Gates has given away $4.6bn to charity in his largest donation since 2000. He remains the world's richest person, despite giving away 64 million shares in Microsoft. The shares are equivalent t...

Philippine police kill 32 drug suspects in 24hrs

AP August 16, 2017 06:35:15

Philippine police have killed 32 alleged drug offenders in a series of anti-drug operations near the capital Manila this week, police said Wednesday. The updated report shows that anti-drug operation...

Uber settles US allegations over data privacy

Reuters August 16, 2017 06:18:34

Uber Technologies has agreed to two decades of audits after US regulators found the ride-services company failed to protect the personal information of drivers and passengers and deceived the public a...

Taiwan’s economic minister resigns over massive blackout

AP August 16, 2017 06:15:23

Taiwan's economy minister Lee Chih-kung has resigned after a generator failure at a power plant caused a massive blackout in many parts of Taiwan, including capital Taipei   The power outage af...

600 still missing in Sierra Leone mudslides

BBC August 16, 2017 06:02:19

At least 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, a spokesman for the president has told the BBC.   President Er...

Asian shares mixed as N Korea tensions ease

-- August 16, 2017 05:32:04

Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after US indexes took small losses as Washington and North Korea indicated their willingness to reduce nuclear tensions. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0....

Dollar revived by US data tonic, North Korea respite

-- August 16, 2017 05:28:20

The dollar hoarded hefty gains on Wednesday after strong US retail data put a Federal Reserve rate hike back on the agenda, while Asia stocks inched ahead as tensions in the Korean peninsula simmered...

Female suicide bombers kill 27 in Nigeria

BBC August 16, 2017 04:55:51

Three female suicide bombers have carried out an attack that has killed at least 27 people in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say. Dozens were injured when the women on Tuesday blew themselves up o...

Both sides to blame for Virginian violence: Trump

Reuters August 16, 2017 04:34:03

President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that left- and right-wing extremists became violent during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, reigniting a political firestorm over US race r...

Taylor Swift wins groping trial against DJ, awarded symbolic $1

Khaleej Times August 16, 2017 04:29:39

Taylor Swift won her trial against a Colorado radio personality on Monday after a jury found that the former DJ assaulted and battered the pop star by groping her bare bottom, and awarded her the symb...

Taxmen pace up PCA, reconcile taxable imported, released goods

Doulot Akter Mala August 16, 2017 04:04:49

The Customs have decided to enhance post-clearance audit (PCA) and reconcile imported and released goods as a strategy for achieving the revenue target for this fiscal. Officials said these two are p...