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Scotland unveils plan to stay in EU single market after Brexit

Scotland unveils plan to stay in EU single market after Brexit Tue, 20 Dec, 2016

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled plans Tuesday for Scotland to stay in the EU's single market after Brexit but said she would prefer the country to be an independent state within the bloc.
Several killed after truck crashes into Christmas market in Germany

Several killed after truck crashes into Christmas market in Germany Mon, 19 Dec, 2016

A lorry ploughed into a busy Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday, killing at least nine people and hurting 50 more in what police said was a possible terror attack.
IMF chief Lagarde found guilty over French tycoon payment

IMF chief Lagarde found guilty over French tycoon payment Mon, 19 Dec, 2016

A French court on Monday found IMF head Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence over a massive state payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister but spared her a fine or prison sentence.
World leaders at APEC summit take aim at Trump over trade

World leaders at APEC summit take aim at Trump over trade Sun, 20 Nov, 2016

Several U.S. allies took aim at Donald Trump's views on global trade, while China's president made an impassioned call against the sort of protectionism favored by the president-elect at a summit of Asian-Pacific leaders on Saturday
Russian economy minister charged over '$2-mn bribe'

Russian economy minister charged over '$2-mn bribe' Tue, 15 Nov, 2016

Russia charged Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Tuesday over suspicions he pocketed a two-million-dollar payoff during a deal involving state-controlled oil giant Rosneft.
Anger grows in India as banks struggle to swap banned notes

Anger grows in India as banks struggle to swap banned notes Sat, 12 Nov, 2016

Anger intensified in India on Saturday as banks struggled to dispense cash following the government's decision to withdraw large denomination notes in an attempt to uncover billions of dollars in undeclared wealth.
Chinese spend billions on Singles' Day

Chinese spend billions on Singles' Day Fri, 11 Nov, 2016

Chinese shoppers unleashed a record deluge of cash online for Singles Day on Friday, Alibaba said, spending more than $13 billion with the e-commerce giant in the world's biggest online shopping promotion.
Indian farmer commits suicide after rupee note ban

Indian farmer commits suicide after rupee note ban Thu, 10 Nov, 2016

A farmer in southern India committed suicide fearing she would be left penniless after the government's shock decision to withdraw high denomination notes from circulation, police said Thursday.
India's shock withdrawal of larger banknotes sparks chaos in cash economy

India's shock withdrawal of larger banknotes sparks chaos in cash economy Wed, 09 Nov, 2016

India's sudden withdrawal of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes from circulation, in a bid to flush out money hidden from the tax man, caused chaos on Wednesday as gas stations and other retailers refused to accept the larger bills, and bank ATMs stayed closed.
Iran signs major gas deal with France's Total

Iran signs major gas deal with France's Total Tue, 08 Nov, 2016

 Iran signed a deal with France's Total on Tuesday to develop a major offshore gas field, its first big contract with a Western energy firm since sanctions were loosened in January.
Eurozone approves 2.8 bn euros in bailout funds for Greece

Eurozone approves 2.8 bn euros in bailout funds for Greece Tue, 25 Oct, 2016

Eurozone officials announced Tuesday they have approved 2.8 billion euros for Greece from its huge third bailout after the cash-strapped nation delivered the needed reforms.
Drone halts traffic at Dubai airport

Drone halts traffic at Dubai airport Wed, 28 Sep, 2016

An unauthorised drone forced Dubai airport to halt air traffic for about half an hour on Wednesday in the second such incident in four months, the airport authority said.
Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts hacked in 2014

Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts hacked in 2014 Thu, 22 Sep, 2016

Yahoo said Thursday a massive attack on its network in 2014 allowed hackers to steal data from half a billion users and may have been "state sponsored."
Obama warns China over South China Sea ruling

Obama warns China over South China Sea ruling Thu, 08 Sep, 2016

US President Barack Obama warned Beijing Thursday it could not ignore a tribunal's ruling rejecting its sweeping claims to the South China Sea, driving tensions higher in a territorial row that threatens regional security.
UK vows to match EU funds, farm subsidies after Brexit

UK vows to match EU funds, farm subsidies after Brexit Sat, 13 Aug, 2016

The British government pledged Saturday to match European Union funding for farmers, universities and infrastructure projects following Brexit, as it sought to allay fears over key sectors.

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