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Ethiopia signs mobile expansion deal with China's ZTE Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

Ethiopia signed an $800 million deal with China's ZTE on Sunday to expand mobile phone infrastructure and introduce a high-speed 4G broadband network in the capital Addis Ababa and a 3G service throughout the rest of the country.
26 dead as Philippines ferry carrying 870 sinks

26 dead as Philippines ferry carrying 870 sinks Fri, 16 Aug, 2013

At least 26 people are now confirmed dead after a ferry with nearly 870 people on board sank near the central Philippine port city of Cebu.
Eurozone climbs out of longest ever recession

Eurozone climbs out of longest ever recession Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

Europe's economy is showing signs of recovery for the first time since 2011, ending for now the Eurozone's longest recorded recession, according to figures released Wednesday by the European Commission. 

Global economic outlook dims while US recovery continues, ICC-Ifo survey reveals Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

The world economy has weakened slightly this quarter, mainly due to declining optimism in Asia and Latin America, while North America shows signs of continuing recovery, according to a World Economic Survey published today by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Munich-based economic research institute Ifo.
Indian submarine sinks with 18 on board

Indian submarine sinks with 18 on board Wed, 14 Aug, 2013

The Indian defense minister says there were fatalities when a diesel-powered navy submarine caught fire and sank early Wednesday, trapping as many as 18 sailors.
US moves to block US Airways-American Airlines merger

US moves to block US Airways-American Airlines merger Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced it has filed an antitrust lawsuit challenging the proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines. 

Israel approves another 942 settlement homes

Israel approves another 942 settlement homes Tue, 13 Aug, 2013

Israel approves additional 942 settler homes in east Jerusalem. "The Jerusalem municipality has approved a construction plan for 942 homes in Gilo," an existing illegal settlement in East Jerusalem, municipal councillor Yosef Pepe Alalu said.

BlackBerry may put itself up for sale Mon, 12 Aug, 2013

BlackBerry will consider selling itself after the long-awaited debut of its new phones failed to turn around the struggling smartphone maker. 
Israel approves nearly 1,200 new settlement homes

Israel approves nearly 1,200 new settlement homes Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

Israel has invited bids to build nearly 1,200 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem.
Yemeni soldiers killed by militants at gas export plant

Yemeni soldiers killed by militants at gas export plant Sun, 11 Aug, 2013

Gunmen killed five Yemeni soldiers in their sleep early on Sunday in an attack on forces guarding the country's only liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal insouthern Yemen, a local official said.
Apple wins key patent case against rival Samsung in US

Apple wins key patent case against rival Samsung in US Sat, 10 Aug, 2013

Apple reportedly won its patent-infringement case against Samsung in a decision that limits the U.S. import of certain products. 
4 killed in military plane crash at Mogadishu airport

4 killed in military plane crash at Mogadishu airport Fri, 09 Aug, 2013

At least four people have been killed after a military aircraft burst into flames moments after landing at the international airport in the Somali capital Mogadishu.
US sues Bank of America over mortgage securities

US sues Bank of America over mortgage securities Thu, 08 Aug, 2013

The US government has filed two civil lawsuits against Bank of America for what the Justice Department and securities regulators said was a fraud on investors involving $850m of residential mortgage-backed securities.
Abe’s Envoy Gives Letter to Xi in Bid to Ease Japan-China Spat

Abe’s Envoy Gives Letter to Xi in Bid to Ease Japan-China Spat Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

An envoy from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered a letter to Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping as Asia’s two biggest economies face an escalating territorial dispute.

Natsuo Yamaguchi, leader of Abe’s coalition partner New Komeito Party, handed the letter to Xi during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing today, according to a pool report from the meeting.

Apple shares fall 12% on growth fears Fri, 25 Jan, 2013

Apple shares have tumbled 12% as investors fret over whether the company could lose its dominance in the smartphone market.

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