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Sep 21, 2014

Artillery fire hits east Ukraine

MINSK, Belarus -- Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russia militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and wi... #Belarus #Leonid Kuchma #Minsk #Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Sep 21, 2014

Afghanistan's presidential rivals sign power-sharing deal

Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates signed a deal on Sunday to share power after months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilized the nation at a crucial time as most foreign troops prepare to leave... #Belarus #Leonid Kuchma #Minsk #Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Sep 21, 2014

Afghanistan's presidential rivals sign power-sharing deal [Video]

Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates signed a deal on Sunday to share power after months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilised the nation at a crucial time as most foreign troops prepare to leave... #Belarus #Leonid Kuchma #Minsk #Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Sep 21, 2014

Extremism abroad attracts the seekers, experts say

WASHINGTON -- A college dropout from Florida. A nurse's aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York. Except for their embrace of Islam, there's no common profile for the 100-plus Americans who have traveled to Syria t... #Florida #Washington, D.C. #Syria #United Nations #White House #Middle East #Barack Obama #New York (state)

Sep 21, 2014

Ireland needs to tackle the corporate tax issue or become global bad boy

The rise of the multinational corporation is among the world's most significant economic developments since the middle of the last century. Multinationals have driven the globalisation process and their foreign direct investment is now far more impor... #Florida #Washington, D.C. #Syria #United Nations #White House #Middle East #Barack Obama #New York (state)

Sep 21, 2014

Thai police want help from FBI to investigate murders

Thai Police struggling to solve the murders of two British tourists bludgeoned to death on a beach want the FBI's help to analyse semen found on one of the bodies, and say they need more time to catch the killers. There has been little progress worki... #Federal Bureau of Investigation #Syria #Hezbollah

Sep 21, 2014

Afghan contenders sign power deal

Afghanistan's two presidential candidates have signed a power-sharing deal for the roles of president and chief executive three months after a disputed run-off that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of US and... #Afghanistan #Hamid Karzai #John Kerry #Ashraf Ghani #Abdullah Abdullah

Sep 21, 2014

The Shamrock: The flash and sleek Irish car that never got out of first gear

One of the world's most collectable motor cars, albeit for all the wrong reasons, is The Shamrock, which began production in Castleblaney, Co Monaghan 55 years ago. According to The Complete Catalogue of British Cars published in the early 1960s: "Th... #London #Hollywood #Mae West

Sep 21, 2014

Business week in 60 seconds: Economy goes gangbusters

The story of the week from both an economic and business point of view was the impressive GDP numbers which showed the economy surged 7.7pc between the second quarter of this year and the same period last year. The growth was broad based and led Fina... #Paris #OECD #Enda Kenny #Eircom Group plc #Michael Noonan (politician)

Sep 21, 2014

Afghan presidential candidates sign unity deal

(AP) -- Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country int... #Afghanistan #Hamid Karzai #Kabul #John Kerry #World Bank #Ashraf Ghani #Abdullah Abdullah