News archive from 14 November 2015

China continued South China Sea reclamation despite halt claim - expert

China was carrying out land reclamation in contested waters of the South China Sea this month, more than four weeks after saying it had stopped such activity, a U.S. expert said on Tuesday, citing recent satellite images. The evidence of continued...

 
HP to cut up to 33,300 jobs over next three years

HP to cut up to 33,300 jobs over next three years

Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N), which plans to split into two listed companies this year, said it expected to cut about 33,300 jobs over three years as the tech pioneer adjusts to falling demand. The latest cuts, on top of 55,000 layoffs previously...

 

IMF approves 7.7 million pounds in aid for Central African Republic

The International Monetary Fund's Executive Board has approved about $11.8 million (7.7 million pounds) in financial assistance for Central African Republic, the IMF said on Tuesday. The assistance, under the IMF's Rapid Credit Facility, is to help...

 

Venezuelan telecoms deteriorate amid dollar squeeze, group says

Venezuela's telecoms industry was deteriorating because of a scarcity of dollars, putting roaming and mobile internet services at risk, the crisis-hit country's telecoms chamber said on Tuesday. Telecoms, like almost all sectors of socialist-run...

 

Libya peace talks hit snag over proposed deal amendments

Delegates for Libya's internationally recognized government said on Tuesday it was recalling its team from U.N.-backed peace talks with rivals, complaining about amendments to a draft agreement meant to end their conflict. It was the latest setback...

 
U.S. urges 'engagement' by Russia against Islamic State

U.S. urges 'engagement' by Russia against Islamic State

The White House said on Tuesday the United States would like to see Russia engage constructively with the international coalition fighting Islamic State militants in Syria, rather than build up its own military presence there. White House spokesman...

 
China's finance minister wants better corruption fighting mechanisms

China's finance minister wants better corruption fighting mechanisms

China's finance ministry must make better use of corruption inspections and take the work of inspections to a new level, the ruling Communist Party's top anti-graft watchdog quoted finance minister Lou Jiwei as saying on Wednesday. Chinese President...

 

Venezuela was saved from a 'Pinochet,' leader says after opponent jailed

Venezuela has been spared a Pinochet-like figure, president Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday, in an apparent defence of a near 14-year jail sentence handed to opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez after deadly protests last year. Hardline opposition leader...

 

Nikkei gains on bargain hunting, Wall Street rally

Japanese stocks rose on Wednesday morning as investors took confidence from signs of health in the U.S. economy and a rally on Wall Street, while value managers picked up bargains on low price-to-book stocks. The Nikkei share average rose 1 percent to...

 

Hungary shuts EU border, taking migrant crisis into its own hands

Hungary's right-wing government shut the main land route for migrants into the European Union on Tuesday, taking matters into its own hands to halt Europe's influx of refugees. An emergency effort led by Germany to force EU member states to accept...

 

Russian man pleads guilty in U.S. over record cyber heist

A Russian man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to involvement in what authorities called the largest computer hacking scheme ever prosecuted in the United States, compromising more than 160 million credit card numbers and causing more than $300 million of...

 
Japan protesters rally as contentious security bills near passage

Japan protesters rally as contentious security bills near passage

Crowds of protesters rallied on Wednesday as Japan's parliament moved close to passing bills for a defence policy change that could allow troops to fight abroad for the first time since World War Two, despite opposition by many ordinary voters....

 

China stocks calm after 2-day slump; Hong Kong rises

* SSEC +0.2 pct; CSI300 +0.1 pct; HSI +1.0 pct * CITIC Sec shares fall as more executives probed * Small caps rebound; banking shares correct SHANGHAI, Sept 16 China stocks calmed down on Wednesday morning after falling 6 percent over the past two...

 

European Factors to Watch-Shares seen opening higher

LONDON, Sept 16 European stocks were seen opening higher on Wednesday, buoyed by gains overnight on U.S. and Asian markets, although investors were expected to refrain from buying up big positions before a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting. Financial...

 

Actress Michelle Keegan: I love food so much that I could never diet

Which beauty products do you swear by? I'll use Kiehl's Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque, to boost my skin when it's a bit dry. I also love Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes, Origins Cleanser and Origins Modern Friction Scrub. What are...

 


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