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  • Fierce fighting rages for key Ukraine town

    02 Feb 2015 : DEBALTSEVE (UKRAINE) - Battles raged Sunday between government forces and pro-Russian rebels for control of a strategic transport hub as the death toll mounted in east Ukraine following the collapse of ceasefire talks.

  • Greek finance minister says eyeing new debt deal by 'end May'

    02 Feb 2015 : PARIS - Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on Sunday said he wanted to reach a new agreement with international creditors on his country's debt burden "by the end of May".

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  • US economy 'solid', rates untouched

    29 Jan 2015 : WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said it would remain "patient" on raising ultra-low interest rates as the economy posts "solid" growth.

  • Poroshenko and US press Putin on Ukraine violence

    29 Jan 2015 : Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko appealed to Russia's Vladimir Putin on Wednesday while Washington threatened tougher measures should Moscow fail to rein in separatists mounting a new offensive in the east of the ex-Soviet republic.

  • Brazil's scandal-hit Petrobras sees earnings slide

    29 Jan 2015 : Scandal-plagued Brazilian oil giant Petrobras announced unaudited, incomplete and long-delayed third quarter 2014 results Wednesday showing profits down 9 percent on the previous year.

  • Naomi Campbell displays superb stems in Paris Gaultier show

    29 Jan 2015 : PARIS - Veteran supermodel Naomi Campbell made a toned and confident turn on the catwalk Wednesday as a walking bouquet for a bride in a wedding-themed Paris haute couture show by Jean Paul Gaultier.

  • Russia cuts spending, bails out banks in 'anti-crisis' plan

    29 Jan 2015 : MOSCOW - Russia promised government spending cuts but more money for retirees and billions of dollars worth of support for banks as it detailed Wednesday a plan to support its economy battered by low oil prices and sanctions.

  • Greece scraps key privatisations, stocks hammered

    28 Jan 2015 : Greece's new hard-left government on Wednesday scrapped key privatisation tenders and pressed home its demand for debt relief, causing sharp falls on the Athens stock market as investors fretted over the risk of a default.

  • Boeing earnings rise on record commercial deliveries

    28 Jan 2015 : US aerospace giant Boeing Wednesday reported higher quarterly profits, capping a record year of commercial aircraft orders and deliveries.

  • Crisis talks to save endangered rhino

    28 Jan 2015 : OL PEJETA (KENYA) - Conservationists and scientists met in Kenya this week to come up with a last ditch plan to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction.

  • Europe to resume satnav launches in March: Arianespace

    28 Jan 2015 : PARIS - Europe will resume launching satellites in March for its troubled Galileo navigation system, using Russia's Soyuz rocket, Arianespace said Wednesday.

  • French flair still there - Saint-Andre

    28 Jan 2015 : LONDON - France coach Philippe Saint-Andre insisted Wednesday his side would play 'open rugby' in the upcoming Six Nations, saying a kicking game alone could not triumph at this year's World Cup in England.

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