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US House imposes conditions for defence funding to Pakistan

US House imposes conditions for defence funding to Pakistan

FE Online Desk

The US House of Representatives has voted for three legislative amendments to impose tougher conditions for reimbursement of defence funding to Pakistan, making it conditional to Islamabad showing sat...

China Q2 GDP grows faster than expected

China Q2 GDP grows faster than expected

Reuters

China's economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter as industrial output and consumption picked up and investment remained strong. The world's second-largest economy grew 6.9 per ce...

Attackers kill dozens of Afghan villagers in northern province

Attackers kill dozens of Afghan villagers in northern province

Reuters

Insurgents attacked a village in the northern Afghan province of Sar-e Pul, killing as many as 50 people, including women and children, officials said on Sunday. Zabihullah Amani, a spokesman for the...

India-Thailand difference delaying FTA under BIMSTEC

India-Thailand difference delaying FTA under BIMSTEC

FE Online Report

Difference between India and Thailand over market access is one of the main reasons why the FTA under BIMSTEC remained stalled during last couple of years.  While India has demanded easing of ru...

Asia stocks buoyant, dollar steadies after solid US job gains

Asia stocks buoyant, dollar steadies after solid US job gains

Reuters

Asian stocks advanced on Monday, taking their cue from Wall Street, while the dollar moderated but retained most gains made on stronger-than-expected July jobs growth and the promise of a US tax plan...

UK recruiters blame Brexit as staff shortage worsens: REC

UK recruiters blame Brexit as staff shortage worsens: REC

Reuters

A shortage of staff for British employers worsened in July, hurt by the departure of European Union workers after last year's Brexit vote, a group representing recruitment agencies said on Tuesday. T...

Hackers hit Venezuelan government sites

Hackers hit Venezuelan government sites

BBC

A hacking group on Monday attacked Venezuelan government websites in an operation targeting the "dictatorship" of President Nicolás Maduro. Calling itself "The Binary Guardians", the group po...

Asian shares slip again

Asian shares slip again

AP

Asian shares slipped on Tuesday, rapidly erasing initial gains that followed record highs on Wall Street after China reported disappointing trade data for July. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0...

Check your math, central banker says: less immigration equals less growth

Check your math, central banker says: less immigration equals less growth

Reuters

Less than week after a US President Donald Trump embraced legislation to reduce immigration, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari urged residents of South Dakota to embrace newcome...

North Korea says considering missile strike on US military base

North Korea says considering missile strike on US military base

BBC

North Korea has said it is considering carrying out missile strikes on the US Pacific territory of Guam. The report in state media, quoting an earlier military statement, came hours after President D...

Japanese investors now keen on investment in Bangladesh

Japanese investors now keen on investment in Bangladesh

FE Report

Japanese investors have expressed their willingness to come to Bangladesh to explore areas of their investment after their reluctance following militant attack on the Holey Artisan in Dhaka. The inte...

Trump appears to grant China banks sanctions reprieve after UN deal

Trump appears to grant China banks sanctions reprieve after UN deal

Reuters

The Trump administration appears to be granting Chinese banks dealing with North Korea a temporary reprieve from threatened US sanctions to give Beijing time to show it is serious about enforcing new...

'El Chapo' Guzman hires top defence legal team

'El Chapo' Guzman hires top defence legal team

BBC

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has hired a team of top defence lawyers in his fight against a US criminal case.   They include Jeffrey Lichtman and Marc Fernich, best known for the...

Key facts about Guam, the centre of US-N Korea crisis

Key facts about Guam, the centre of US-N Korea crisis

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The North Korean army's announcement that it is examining operational plans for attacking Guam after rising tensions with President Donald Trump has brought more global attention to the tiny US territ...

UN experts deplore conditions of indigenous peoples

UN experts deplore conditions of indigenous peoples

Sarwar Md. Saifullah Khaled

A group of United Nations (UN) experts and specialist bodies has warned that the indigenous peoples face huge challenges worldwide even after a decade of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Righ...

UK house price growth hits four year low

UK house price growth hits four year low

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British house prices rose at their slowest rate in over four years last month, while the number of sales slowed due to a limited supply of property and continued political uncertainty. The Royal Ins...

Japan July exports seen rising

Japan July exports seen rising

Reuters

Japan's exports were expected to record an eighth straight month of growth in July, a Reuters poll found, suggesting robust offshore demand could underpin moderate economic recovery. Exports are expe...

US productivity rises in Q2

US productivity rises in Q2

Reuters

US productivity grew more than expected in the second quarter as hours worked rose at their fastest pace in 1-1/2 years, leading to a modest increase in labour costs that could keep inflation muted....

India planning road connecting six countries

India planning road connecting six countries

FE Report

New Delhi is now planning to extend the India- Myanmar-Thailand road link to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, shortening travel from Mekong River to India using water transport, in its bid to bind it close...

N Korea promises US base strike plan in days

N Korea promises US base strike plan in days

BBC

North Korea says its plan to fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam will soon be ready, as a war of words with Washington intensifies.   State media said Hwasong-12 rockets would pass...

US slaps new sanctions on Venezuela

US slaps new sanctions on Venezuela

Reuters

Washington imposed sanctions on eight Venezuelan officials on Wednesday for their role in creating an all-powerful legislative body loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, while a mayor-turned-fugitive cal...

Attacks in France in 2017 focus on security forces

Attacks in France in 2017 focus on security forces

AP

Attacks in France by Islamic extremists since 2015 have killed more than 200 "soft targets" — concertgoers, cartoonists and people celebrating Bastille Day. But French security forces are increa...

US budget deficit falls to $42.9b in July

US budget deficit falls to $42.9b in July

AP

US budget deficit falls to $42.9b in July   The US budget deficit was $42.9 billion at the end of July, down from $112.8 billion in July 2016, according to data released by the Treasury Departm...

Lack of oxygen supply: 30 kids die in India

Lack of oxygen supply: 30 kids die in India

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30 kids died in last 48 hours at Uttar Pradesh o India due to lack of oxygen supply. The contractor who used to supply oxygen cylinders to BRD Hospital had stopped his services over non-payment of d...

Injury scare in Tigers' warm-up

Injury scare in Tigers' warm-up

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Bangladesh fast bowler Rubel Hossain sent an injury scare through the camp when he slipped and fell in his delivery stride on the second day of the squad's practice match in Chittagong, reports http:/...

‘Locked and loaded’: Trump to N Korea

‘Locked and loaded’: Trump to N Korea

Reuters

President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Friday, saying the US military was "locked and loaded" as Pyongyang accused him of driving the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war...

India steps up readiness on China border

India steps up readiness on China border

Reuters

India's military has increased operational readiness along the eastern Indian border with China, sources said, as neither side shows any sign of backing off from a face-off in a remote Himalayan regio...

Global stocks selloff stops at Wall Street

Global stocks selloff stops at Wall Street

Reuters

US stocks put a floor under global equities on Friday after a weak inflation reading brought investors back into the market even as tensions between the United States and North Korea continued to esca...

Train crash in Egypt kills 43

Train crash in Egypt kills 43

AP

At least 43 people were killed and 122 others injured as two passenger trains collided just outside Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria on Friday.   The Egyptian Railways Authority sa...

South America to slam Trump's 'military option' threat

South America to slam Trump's 'military option' threat

Reuters

Many Latin American nations, led by Peru, are negotiating a written rebuke of US President Donald Trump after he said the United States was considering a "military option" involving Venezuela, as the...