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11 mins ago

Suspected Islamists in Paris court in first trial since attacks | Reuters

PARIS The trial began in Paris on Tuesday of seven suspected Islamists, including an alleged Islamic State 'executioner' in Syria -- the first such case to go to court since the group killed 130 people in the French capital last month. Six of the men were in court for the opening of their trial on terrorism charges, accused of being part of a network that recruited people to travel to join Islamic State in Syria in 2013. The seventh man, 35-year-old Salim Benghalem, is wanted on an international arrest warrant issued in May 2014 #author #France #Islam #Russia #Syria #United Kingdom #United States

13 mins ago

Sensex edges up; RBI keeps door open for future rate cuts | Reuters

MUMBAI Indian shares edged higher on Tuesday as the central bank left the door open for more monetary easing after keeping rates on hold as widely expected, while broader sentiment was also supported by strong gains in Asian markets. The Reserve Bank of India kept its key lending rate unchanged at 6.75 percent, leaving the door open for more easing but making that dependent on meeting a challenging inflation target f‎or 2017. Sentiment was also supported after Asian shares rallied on private manufacturing data showing activity contracted last month at a slower pace than in October #Business #Entertainment #France #markets #Mexico #Middle East #United States

26 mins ago

Iraqi Shi’ite militias pledge to fight U.S. forces if deployed | Reuters

BAGHDAD Powerful Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim armed groups on Tuesday rejected and pledged to fight any deployment of U.S. forces to the country after the United States said it was sending an elite special operations unit to combat Islamic State #Business #India #LinkedIn #Personal finance #Technology #Videos

28 mins ago

Alkem IPO price band set at 1,020-1,050 rupees/share | Reuters

MUMBAI Indian drugmaker Alkem Laboratories has set the indicative price band for its initial public offering at between 1,020 rupees ($15.33) and 1,050 rupees ($15.78) a share, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. At the top end of the price band, the offering by Alkem will raise as much as $202.89 million and will value the company at about $1.89 billion, Reuters' calculations showed. #Business #Economy #India #markets #Middle East #science #United States

41 mins ago

Turkish police say cause of blast near Istanbul metro still unknown | Reuters

ISTANBUL The cause of a blast near an Istanbul metro station on Tuesday was still unknown and police investigations were underway, a police official told Reuters. Broadcaster NTV reported the blast at an overpass near the Bayrampasa metro station on the European side of the city may have been caused by a bomb, while Haberturk TV said it was believed to have been triggered by a transformer. #author #Europe #Japan #Middle East #Police #Politics

42 mins ago

Israeli broadcaster says Palestinians bust West Bank bomber cell | Reuters

JERUSALEM Israel's national broadcaster on Tuesday said Palestinian authorities had prevented a bomb attack on Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank, a report suggesting the strength of security ties despite public feuding over a two-month wave of unrest. Israel Radio said six Islamic Jihad militants from the town of Tubas were in Palestinian custody, accused of filling a gas balloon with explosives in order to blow up a military target, an attack that would have marked a major escalation in violence. #Japan #markets #Middle East #Politics #Russia

43 mins ago

Hero Motocorp November vehicle sales up 0.6 percent year-on-year | Reuters

NEW DELHI Hero Motocorp Ltd, India's largest maker of motorcycles and scooters, said on Tuesday its November sales rose 0.6 percent from a year earlier. Hero sold 550,731 two-wheelers in November versus 547,413 vehicles in the same month last year. #Argentina #Business #Entertainment #markets #opinion

56 mins ago

Sri Lanka to start up special court on alleged war crimes | Reuters

COLOMBO Sri Lanka will set up a special court in the next few weeks to examine alleged war crimes committed in the final phase of its 26-year conflict with Tamil rebels, a top official in charge of reconciliation said on Tuesday. #Europe #markets #Politics #Syria #United States

58 mins ago

Brazil’s recession deepens, worst annual drop on record | Reuters

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazil's economy shrank 1.7 percent in the third quarter, deepening its worst recession in 25 years and starving President Dilma Rousseff's government of taxes as she struggles with a growing fiscal deficit and a vast corruption scandal. #Brazil #Business #Economy #India #Latin America #Middle East #United States

Dec 2, 2015

U.S. deploying elite force to boost fight against Islamic State | Reuters

WASHINGTON The United States said on Tuesday it was deploying an elite new force of special operations troops to Iraq to conduct raids, free hostages, capture Islamic State leaders and carry out "unilateral operations" in neighboring Syria. Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered few details on the new expeditionary group. It is separate from a previously announced deployment of up to 50 U.S #author #Foreign policy #Japan #Politics #Syria #Turkey #United Kingdom