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10 mins ago

Niger, Chad troops pursue Boko Haram in Nigerian border area

DIFFA, Niger (Reuters) - Troops from Chad and Niger pursued Boko Haram fighters across a northern Nigeria border area on Thursday, driving them out of a village they held there and causing some to flee into Niger, two senior Niger military officers said. Niger and Chad are participating in a joint offensive along with Nigeria and Cameroon aimed at ending the Nigerian Islamist group's six-year insurgency, which has spilled across Nigeria's borders to threaten regional stability. #Arabic #Brazil #China #India #Latin America #Nigeria #opinion #Russia #United States

12 mins ago

China banks borrow Western tricks to combat spike in bad loans

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese banks are increasingly drawing on Western ways of selling off bad loans, after four of the largest five lenders reported a spike in defaults in an economy stuttering at its slowest growth rate in 25 years. The lenders - bellwethers of the world's second-largest economy - plan to expand the practice of selling bad loans bundled into financial products, to reduce the amount of unpaid debt on their books, according to banking insiders #Brazil #China #facebook #France #Japan #markets #Mexico #Russia #United States

26 mins ago

U.S. has no policy to protect Syrian force after training – general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Syrian opposition forces being trained to fight Islamic State militants will need support from the U.S.-led coalition when they return home, but the Obama administration has yet to decide what protection to offer, a top U.S. commander said on Thursday. Army General Lloyd Austin, the head of U.S #Argentina #Business #China #facebook #France #markets #opinion #Politics #Syria #Technology #United Kingdom #United States

27 mins ago

Stocks slide, oil prices jump after Yemen air strikes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped 5 percent and stock markets worldwide slumped on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and allies carried out air strikes in Yemen, which fueled worries Middle East that energy shipments may be put at risk. Wall Street steadied in late trading, narrowing losses that had been as much as 1 percent to close just modestly lower with support from economic data and corporate earnings reports #author #China #Entertainment #France #India #Italy #markets #opinion #Russia #United States

27 mins ago

Stocks slide, oil prices jump after Yemen air strikes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped 5 percent and stock markets worldwide slumped on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and allies carried out air strikes in Yemen, which fueled worries Middle East that energy shipments may be put at risk. #author #Brazil #Entertainment #France #India #Latin America #opinion #United Kingdom

40 mins ago

Argentina court throws out appeal of decision clearing Fernandez

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Last month's court decision that cleared Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez of charges that she tried to derail the investigation into a deadly 1994 bombing was upheld by an appeals court on Thursday. The late Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman had accused Fernandez of trying to cover up Iran's alleged involvement in the truck bombing of the AMIA Jewish Community centre in Buenos Aires. He alleged that she attempted to whitewash the attack in order to clinch a grains-for-oil deal with Tehran #Arabic #Argentina #author #Brazil #China #Economy #facebook #France #markets #Politics #United Kingdom

42 mins ago

Accenture raises revenue growth forecast for second time

REUTERS - Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Plc raised its full-year revenue growth forecast for the second time as it won more business from companies looking to cut costs and improve efficiency in a tough economic environment. Accenture's shares rose as much as 7 percent to a record high of $94.59 in early trading on Thursday. The company also reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by growth in revenue from North American clients. #Argentina #author #Brazil #Business #China #France #India #Japan #markets #Middle East #opinion #United States

56 mins ago

Turkey’s Erdogan says can’t tolerate Iran bid to dominate Middle East

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Iran on Thursday of trying to dominate the Middle East and said its efforts have begun annoying Ankara, as well as Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arab countries. #Argentina #Brazil #France #Italy #Latin America #markets #Mexico #opinion #Politics #Russia #United States

57 mins ago

Oil leaps 5 percent, most in a month, on air strikes in Yemen

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil jumped about 5 percent on Thursday, the biggest daily gain in a month, as air strikes in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies sparked fears that escalation of the Middle East battle could disrupt world crude supplies. The Saudi military operation against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who have driven Yemen's president from the capital Sanaa, has not affected oil facilities of major Gulf producers. #Arabic #China #France #India #Japan #Mexico #United Kingdom #United States

Mar 27, 2015

Israeli settlements may have already killed two-state bid – U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israeli settlements on occupied land wanted by the Palestinians may have already killed a possible two-state solution, said the United Nations Middle East envoy on Thursday as he suggested the U.N. Security Council should take action on the peace process. #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #China #India #Israel #Middle East #United Kingdom