Archive of 23 May 2014

Vietnamese woman self-immolates in anti-China protest: media

HANOI: A Vietnamese woman committed suicide by setting herself on fire in an apparent protest against China's placement of an oil rig in contested waters...

India wins Italy appeal over helicopter deal

ROME: India on Friday partially won an appeal against an Italian court order rejecting its request to recover bank guarantees over a scrapped helicopter deal...

Obama brings Hispanic rising star into his cabinet

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama nominated Hispanic Democrat Julian Castro, who is tipped for future political stardom, as his new housing and urban development secretary...

S&P 500 closes above 1,900 for first time

NEW YORK: The S&P 500 Friday closed above 1,900 for the first time as a positive report on new-home sales helped to push US stocks...

Spain wins credit upgrade but jobless pain lingers

MADRID: Standard & Poor's boosted Spain's credit rating on Friday, hailing signs of economic recovery despite massive unemployment in the eurozone's fourth-biggest economy.The agency was...

European stocks higher awaiting poll results

LONDON: Europe's leading stock markets traded mixed on Friday as investors awaited the outcomes of key elections across the region.London's FTSE 100 index of top...

Armed clashes in east as Ukraine counts down to election

KIEV: Armed pro-Russian separatists and a Ukrainian militia group clashed in the east of Ukraine on Friday, leaving at least two dead and heightening tension...

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