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Oil slightly higher after 5-day slump

July 28, 2016 12:59 pm

SINGAPORE: Oil prices edged up in Asia Thursday after slumping for five-straight sessions to a three-month low after a surprise jump in US stockpiles built on increasing worries about a global supply glut. US energy department data showed Wednesday that … Read more »

Dollar down after Fed as Tokyo leads Asia sell-off

July 28, 2016 12:57 pm

HONG KONG: The dollar sank Thursday after the Federal Reserve indicated it would take a slow, measured approach to any interest rate hikes, while Tokyo led Asian markets lower on worries the size of the Bank of Japan’s expected stimulus. … Read more »

Turkey discharges generals, shuts media outlets after coup

July 28, 2016 12:38 pm

ANKARA: Turkey on Wednesday said it was discharging 149 generals and ordering the closure of dozens of media outlets, in the next phase of its controversial crackdown in the wake of the failed coup. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who survived … Read more »

French church attackers pledged allegiance to IS in video

July 28, 2016 12:13 pm

PARIS: Two jihadists who attacked a French church and killed a priest pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group, a video showed Wednesday, as investigators worked to identify the second assailant. The attack is the third in two weeks in … Read more »

Pope tells young to ‘make some noise!’

July 28, 2016 12:13 pm

KRAKÓW, Poland: Pope Francis told cheering crowds of young pilgrims Wednesday to do their duty and “make some noise” as he kicked off an international Catholic festival in Poland. The Argentine, 79, was making his first evening appearance at the … Read more »

US Democrats nominate Tim Kaine as VP pick

July 28, 2016 11:40 am

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Democrats gathered in Philadelphia formally selected Tim Kaine as their US vice presidential candidate Wednesday, completing the party’s ticket for the November election. Kaine, a 58-year-old senator from the battleground state of Virginia, was nominated by voice vote, … Read more »

Trump encourages Russia to hack Clinton emails

July 28, 2016 11:17 am

MIAMI, Florida: Donald Trump sensationally challenged Russia on Wednesday to hack into Hillary Clinton’s emails as a furious Democratic campaign accused the Republican nominee of inviting foreign spies to meddle in the US presidential election. At a sweeping news conference, … Read more »

Pope Francis says ‘world at war’, but religion not cause

July 28, 2016 10:52 am

KRAKOW: Pope Francis said on Wednesday the world was at war but argued that religion was not the cause, as he arrived in Poland a day after jihadists murdered a Catholic priest in France. In his first speech after touching … Read more »

Reagan’s would-be assassin to be released after 35 years

July 28, 2016 10:15 am

WASHINGTON, DC: John Hinckley, who tried to assassinate president Ronald Reagan 35 years ago, is to be freed from a psychiatric hospital to live full-time with his mother, a federal judge ordered Wednesday. Hinckley, who was declared not guilty of … Read more »

Pope urges Poles to ‘welcome those fleeing war, hunger’

July 28, 2016 10:10 am

KRAKOW, Poland: Pope Francis urged Poland on Wednesday to welcome people fleeing conflict and hardship, chastising a right-wing government that has refused to share the burden during Europe’s worst refugee crisis since World War II. He called for “a spirit … Read more »