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UK blocks Russian oligarchs' deal to buy North Sea fields

Mar 01, 2015

UK blocks Russian oligarchs' deal to buy North Sea fields

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has blocked a deal by Russian billionaires, Mikhail Fridman and German Khan, to buy 12 oil and gas fields in the North Sea as part of their acquisition of Germany's oil firm DEA from RWE, citing possible sanctions against Russia. "If the proposed acquisition were to proceed in its current form, he (Energy Secretary Ed Davey) would be minded to require the companies to arrange for a further sale to a suitable third party," the Department of Energy said in a statement on Saturday. #Economy #facebook #United States #India #China #France #Investment #Russia #Latin America #Entertainment #Mexico #british
Bangladeshi forces raid militant hideout in Chittagong town

Feb 28, 2015

Bangladeshi forces raid militant hideout in Chittagong town

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladeshi special forces on Saturday raided a militant hideout in the southeast town of Chittagong, arrested four suspects and seized explosives and weapons, force commanders said. #Business #Sports #India #China #France #markets #United Kingdom #Mexico #opinion
Pope Francis attacks "throw-away" economic globalisation

Feb 28, 2015

Pope Francis attacks "throw-away" economic globalisation

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis launched a fresh attack on economic injustice on Saturday, condemning the "throw-away culture" of globalisation and calling for new ways of thinking about poverty, welfare, employment and society. #Sports #facebook #India #China #Arabic #Investment #markets #Italy #Latin America #Mexico #author #opinion
Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew remains in intensive care, health improves slightly

Feb 28, 2015

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew remains in intensive care, health improves slightly

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, remains in intensive care after being admitted to hospital with severe pneumonia but his condition has improved slightly, the government said on Saturday. Lee, who turned 91 last September, has been in hospital since Feb. #Business #Economy #Sports #facebook #United States #China #Investment #Government #Latin America #Mexico
China advisory body ousts former top Hu Jintao aide

Feb 28, 2015

China advisory body ousts former top Hu Jintao aide

BEIJING (Reuters) - China expelled a disgraced senior aide to former President Hu Jintao from a high-profile advisory body on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency reported on its website, marking the latest step in a significant political scandal. Ling Jihua heads a Communist Party body charged with reaching out to non-Communists and holds a rank equivalent to vice premier #Politics #Economy #facebook #China #Brazil #Technology #Entertainment #Mexico #author #opinion

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From just another Chinese player to Grand Slam champion: The metamorphosis of Li Na

Sep 19, 2014

From just another Chinese player to Grand Slam champion: The metamorphosis of Li Na

Tennis stars come in all sizes, shapes, and personalities. Some of them stay in the spotlight throughout their playing careers and then fade into oblivion. But there are some others whose legacies continue to be written well after they hang up their rackets. And Li Na is one of them. #Sports #China #Tennis #Serena Williams #Roger Federer #French Open #Maria Sharapova #Li Na #Grand Slam champion
How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Mar 04, 2014

How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Editor's note: This is a reader we received on the piece 'Another Cold War? India cant ignore Crimea crisis in Ukraine'. As per Firstpost policy, the comment has been lightly edited for spellings and grammar. #India #China #Barack Obama #Syria #Russia #ConnectTheDots #Cold War #LetterstoFP #Vladimir Putin #Ukraine #US-Russia ties #Crimea