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Scots vote on independence, United Kingdom's fate on knife-edge

Sep 19, 2014

Scots vote on independence, United Kingdom's fate on knife-edge

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307-year-old union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with far-reaching consequences. From remote highlands and islands to the tough city estates of Glasgow, people were almost equally divided over a vote watched closely by Britain's allies, investors and restive regions at home and abroad #India #Business #Brazil #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
How Islamic State uses Syria's oil to fuel its advances

Sep 18, 2014

How Islamic State uses Syria's oil to fuel its advances

AMMAN (Reuters) - In an oil field in northeastern Syria, a queue of trucks lines up daily to load crude sold cheaply by Islamic State militants who have hijacked parts of the country's energy industry in their bid to build a caliphate. Sales at Shadada field, described by an oil trader, are just one example of how the group, which has seized land in war-torn Syria and neighbouring Iraq, is creating its own economy through a series of pragmatic trades. It is cutting deals with local traders and buyers, even businessmen who support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and some of its oil has made its way back to government buyers through a series of middlemen #China #Business #Brazil #Technology #France #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
EBRD warns post-Cold War "peace dividend" at risk

Sep 18, 2014

EBRD warns post-Cold War "peace dividend" at risk

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development warned on Thursday that the crisis over Ukraine could erode some of the economic "peace dividend" eastern Europe gained when the Cold War ended. It said conflicts in the region, which are disrupting trade and diverting government spending, made its economic forecasts "subject to an exceptional degree of uncertainty and downside risks to the economic outlook are high." The organisation shaved another slice off its regional forecasts for the year, predicted Russia would dip into recession in 2015 and urged the European Central Bank to consider quantitative easing to revive the economy. The EBRD, which monitors central and eastern Europe and some of Europe's neighbours in Asia and North Africa, trimmed 0.1 percentage point off its 2014 forecast for the overall bloc to leave it at an anaemic 1.3 percent, less than half of what it predicted at the start of the year #India #Business #France #Arabic #Russia #Europe #markets #Argentina #Mexico #Ukraine #opinion
Libya's elected parliament rejects PM's new cabinet as oil sector takes hit

Sep 18, 2014

Libya's elected parliament rejects PM's new cabinet as oil sector takes hit

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libya's elected parliament has rejected the new cabinet of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, dealing a fresh blow to the acting premier whose government was forced to flee the capital Tripoli last month after it was taken over by militants. Western powers and Arab neighbours fear Libya will break up as the country is divided among competing tribes and the armed groups which helped oust Muammar Gaddafi three years ago and now dominate the desert nation. #facebook #United States #India #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico #Acting

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FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

May 09, 2014

FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

Just Fontaine however holds the record for the highest number of goals scored in a single tournament: representing France at the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, Fontaine scored 13 as Les Bleus finished third in Scandinavia. #Sports #World Cup #Brazil #France #football #KickingAround #2014 FIFA World Cup #World Cup History #Just Fontaine #13 #1958 World Cup

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FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

Sep 18, 2014

France to provide air support in Iraq

France has agreed to provide air support requested by Iraq to bolster its fight against the Islamic State group fighters who've captured swathes of the country, French President Francois Hollande… Click to Continue ...
FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

Sep 18, 2014

Air France pilots' strike enters fourth day

A pilots' strike at Air France stretched into its fourth day on Thursday, with the two sides still at odds in a dispute over cost cuts that has forced the airline to cancel nearly 60 percent of its flights again on Thursday... #Air France-KLM Group #France
FIFA World Cup History: Just Fontaine's unbreakable record

Sep 18, 2014

France to provide air support in Iraq

PARIS (AP) — France has agreed to provide air support requested by Iraq to bolster its fight against the Islamic State group fighters who've captured swathes of the country, French President F... #Air France-KLM Group #France