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US consumer prices fall 0.7% in January
26th February 2015 US consumer prices fall 0.7% in January
WASHINGTON: Plunging gasoline prices pulled US consumer prices down sharply in January, giving the consumer price index its first 12-month fall since 2009, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. The official CPI fell 0.7 percent in January from December,...
US astronauts step out on spacewalk
25th February 2015 US astronauts step out on spacewalk
MIAMI:  Two American astronauts Wednesday stepped out on the second of three spacewalks to prepare the International Space Station for the arrival of commercial capsules ferrying astronauts in the coming years. Commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore and flight engineer...
U.S. won’t file charges against George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin death
25th February 2015 U.S. won’t file charges against George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin death
George Zimmerman will not face civil rights charges in the death of Trayvon Martin, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday, ending its probe three years after the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer fatally shot the unarmed black teenager....
Pakistan’s spy chief heads to US amid Afghan Taliban talks push
25th February 2015 Pakistan’s spy chief heads to US amid Afghan Taliban talks push
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s powerful spy chief has left on an official trip to the United States, the military saidWednesday, with possible peace talks between Afghanistan and the Afghan Taliban likely to be on the agenda. It is Lieutenant General Rizwan...
US will ‘know soon’ if Iran willing to make nuclear deal
24th February 2015 US will ‘know soon’ if Iran willing to make nuclear deal
WASHINGTON:  The United States will know soon if Iran is willing to seal a deal to assure the world it is not seeking to develop a nuclear bomb, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday. But fresh from...
Gunmen kidnap US woman in central Nigeria: police
24th February 2015 Gunmen kidnap US woman in central Nigeria: police
LAGOS:  Masked gunmen in central Nigeria kidnapped an American woman doing missionary work, with a ransom payment the suspected motive for the attack, police told AFP Tuesday. “She was whisked away at around 10:00 am (0900 GMT) Monday,”...
What an Iran nuclear deal could look like
24th February 2015 What an Iran nuclear deal could look like
WASHINGTON: with the clock ticking down to a third, perhaps final deadline for a deal to rein in Iran’s nuclear program, top diplomats are ramping up efforts to pin down details. US Secretary of State John Kerry met...
US acknowledges Pakistan’s stakes in Afghan reconciliation outcome
24th February 2015 US acknowledges Pakistan’s stakes in Afghan reconciliation outcome
WASHINGTON: The United States remains in contact with Afghanistan and Pakistan over reconciliation between Kabul and the Taliban and Islamabad has a stake in the outcome of the process, a State Department spokespersons said. “We certainly remain supportive...
New meeting on Iran nuclear programme next Monday: US
23rd February 2015 New meeting on Iran nuclear programme next Monday: US
GENEVA: A new round of talks between global powers and Tehran on Iran’s nuclear programme will take place next Monday in Switzerland, a US official said. The meeting will be the level of political directors, a senior  administration...
US stocks dip ahead of Yellen hearing, Greece plan
23rd February 2015 US stocks dip ahead of Yellen hearing, Greece plan
NEW YORK: US stock retreated from record highs in opening trade Monday ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s expected update of US monetary policy in Congress this week. Ten minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average...
US Pentagon chief vows ‘lasting defeat’ against IS
23rd February 2015 US Pentagon chief vows ‘lasting defeat’ against IS
CAMPARIFJAN: New Pentagon chief Ashton Carter on Monday vowed “lasting defeat” against the Islamic State group as he summoned top generals and diplomats to Kuwait to review the war effort against the jihadists. Only days after taking office,...
Obama begins sales pitch on trade to wary U.S. public
21st February 2015 Obama begins sales pitch on trade to wary U.S. public
President Barack Obamaon Saturday began a broad sales pitch to the U.S. public about the merits of free trade deals, an area in which he faces stiff resistance from many in his own Democratic party. Obama has said he...
U.S. refinery strike widening to include largest refinery
21st February 2015 U.S. refinery strike widening to include largest refinery
The U.S. refinery strike was widening on Friday night as workers at the nation’s largest refinery gave notice of a walkout beginning at 12 a.m. (0600 GMT) on Saturday, the United Steelworkers union (USW) said. Shortly after talks...
Japan arrests Red Army member on return from US
20th February 2015 Japan arrests Red Army member on return from US
TOKYO: A member of Japan’s ultra-leftist Red Army guerrilla group, which attacked embassies and hijacked planes in the 1970s and 1980s, was arrested Friday when he arrived back in Japan, police said. Tsutomu Shirosaki, 67, returned home after...
Rates for conversion of FCD, DBC, FCBC, US dollar bonds
20th February 2015 Rates for conversion of FCD, DBC, FCBC, US dollar bonds
KARACHI:  The following rates will be applicable for conversion into rupees of Foreign Currency Deposits, Dollar Bearer Certificates, Foreign Currency Bearer Certificates, Special U.S. Dollar Bonds and profits thereon by all banks and for providing Forward Cover on...
Kerry admires Gen. Raheel, PM Nawaz for their assay against terrorism
20th February 2015 Kerry admires Gen. Raheel, PM Nawaz for their assay against terrorism
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry has eulogized Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif in their performance against terrorism, Aaj News reported. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Secretary of State...
Taliban central spokesman denies talks with US in Qatar
19th February 2015 Taliban central spokesman denies talks with US in Qatar
KABUL:  The Taliban central spokesman said Thursday that there were no plans for negotiations with the US in Qatar, contradicting earlier claims by militant leaders that peace talks would resume within weeks. “We do not have any plans...
Rapper Vanilla Ice charged in US burglary
19th February 2015 Rapper Vanilla Ice charged in US burglary
MIAMI: Rap artist Vanilla Ice, who stormed to worldwide fame over two decades ago with smash-hit “Ice, Ice Baby,” was arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft, US police said Wednesday. Robert Van Winkle, his real name, ...
US stocks dip on mixed housing data
18th February 2015 US stocks dip on mixed housing data
NEW YORK: US stocks opened lower Wednesday following mixed US housing data and a lackluster reading on inflation. Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 48.38 points (0.27 percent) to 17,999.20. The broad-based S&P 500...
Oil train accident brings calls for tougher U.S. safety rules
18th February 2015 Oil train accident brings calls for tougher U.S. safety rules
WASHINGTON: A fiery oil train derailment in West Virginia this week exposes lax safety standards and strengthens the case for tougher U.S. rules governing such shipments, safety advocates said on Tuesday. A 109 car delivery of crude oil...
US stocks drop as Greek debt talks stumble
17th February 2015 US stocks drop as Greek debt talks stumble
NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks Tuesday opened lower as talks between the eurozone and Greece stumbled over efforts to avert a Greek debt default. Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 17,966.76, down 52.59...
U.S. appears ready to make commercial drone flights much easier
15th February 2015 U.S. appears ready to make commercial drone flights much easier
NEW YORK: U.S. aviation regulators are preparing to ease commercial restrictions on small drones under a draft rule to be released Sunday, according to regulators and a government analysis that leaked over the weekend. The U.S. Federal Aviation...
IS seizes Iraq town near base housing US forces: Pentagon
14th February 2015 IS seizes Iraq town near base housing US forces: Pentagon
WASHINGTON: Islamic State jihadists have captured the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, putting them close to an airbase where US troops are training Iraqi forces, the US military said Friday. “We do assess that right now they have...
Chile’s cenbank holds rates steady, eyes inflation
13th February 2015 Chile’s cenbank holds rates steady, eyes inflation
SANTIAGO, Chile’s central bank held the benchmark interest rate at 3.0 percent on Thursday, as widely expected, and repeated its neutral bias on future policy. The bank cut the rate 200 basis points between October 2013 and October...
U.S. and European equity indices
13th February 2015 U.S. and European equity indices
NEW YORK: Major U.S. and European equity indices rallied to multi year or record highs on Thursday after a cease fire between Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces, and surprisingly aggressive stimulus by Sweden’s central bank, cheered global markets....
U.S. Transportation Dept pushes tough oil train standards sources
13th February 2015 U.S. Transportation Dept pushes tough oil train standards sources
WASHINGTON/OTTAWA: The U.S. Transportation Department has recommended crude oil trains be reinforced and advanced braking systems installed to prevent accidents from becoming fiery disasters, according to sources familiar with the plan. The proposal, which now faces a White...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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