Archive of 16 May 2014

Dollar creeps higher against euro

NEW YORK: The dollar inched higher against the euro on Friday in cautious trade ahead of the weekend as traders digested mixed economic data and...

US calls on China, Vietnam for calm as tensions flare

WASHINGTON: The United States on Friday betrayed increasing disquiet over the potential for serious clashes between China and Vietnam over disputed South China Sea territory,...

Kerry denounces rights abuses against Crimea's Tatars

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday denounced fresh human rights abuses of Crimea's Tatars, 70 years after the minority group was expelled...

Obama, Hollande warn Russia of new sanctions

WASHINGTON: Presidents Barack Obama and Francois Hollande warned Russia on Friday of significant new sanctions if Moscow keeps up its "provocative and destabilizing" behavior in...

UN council to vote on taking Syria before criminal court

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council is expected to vote Thursday on a resolution to haul Syria before the International Criminal Court, although Russian and...

Obama courts Modi after election sweep

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Friday told India's future prime minister Narendra Modi that he hopes they can work closely and invited the once-shunned...

Commodities rise in choppy trade amid Ukraine crisis

LONDON: Commodity prices mostly rose this week with oil and gold higher on Ukraine tensions, while nickel stormed to another two-year peak on Indonesia's export...

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