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"We won't pay," furious Cameron tells EU summit over surprise bill

cameronBRUSSELS--In a vivid display of fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pay a surprise 2.1-billion-euro bill on Friday as EU leaders ordered an urgent review of the calculations used.

Eurosceptics at home branded the EU a "thirsty vampire" for seeking an additional, immediate sum worth a seventh of London's annual payment following a major...

Cuban economists press for deeper reforms

HAVANA--Some of Cuba's best-known economists are openly questioning the very core of the Soviet-style command economy...

EU strikes compromise to set new climate target

merkelBRUSSELS--European Union leaders struck a deal on a new target to cut carbon emissions out to 2030, calling it a new...

Citigroup will revisit US court over Argentine bond payments

NEW YORK--A U.S. judge has scheduled a Dec. 2 hearing to weigh whether or not Citigroup Inc can process an expected...

China's growth slowest since global crisis, annual target at risk

pistoriusBEIJING--China grew at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis in the September quarter and risks missing...

McDonald's CEO acknowledges image problems after tough results

donaldsNEW YORK--McDonald's Corp Chief Executive Officer Don Thompson owned up to some corporate image problems on Tuesday...

Germany and France to seek deal on investment, reforms

europeBERLIN--Germany and France sought to paper over deep differences about how to bolster a faltering European economy...

Apple's iPhone sales beat Street

SAN FRANCISCO--Apple Inc forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 percent jump in iPhone...

Lufthansa cancels flights due to pilots strike, train stoppage strands millions

strikeFRANKFURT/BERLIN--German airline Lufthansa cancelled 1,450 flights after a pilots union called for a strike on Monday...

India ends diesel controls, raises natural gas prices

NEW DELHI--India's government on Saturday lifted diesel price controls and raised the cost of natural gas, giving...

Russia, Ukraine reach tentative gas deal after tough Milan talks

ukraineMILAN--Russia and Ukraine made progress on Friday towards resolving a dispute over gas supplies in time for winter...

Yellen greatly concerned by rise in economic inequality

BOSTON--Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday the growth of economic inequality in the United States...

Apple's new iPads sport modest upgrades

ipadCUPERTINO, California--Apple Inc's faster, slimmer iPads come with modest improvements, such as a fingerprint sensor...

Modi names Rajan ally as chief economic adviser

NEW DELHI--A high-powered academic who tells his students to read Joseph Conrad and Gabriel Garcia Marquez to better...

Time Warner to launch HBO as streaming broadband service

timewarnerNEW YORK--Time Warner Inc's HBO will launch a standalone online streaming service next year to make hit shows such as...

American Express quarterly profit rises as US card holders spend more

NEW YORK--American Express Co, the world's largest credit card issuer, reported an 8.1 percent rise in quarterly...

Facing new oil glut, Saudis avoid past mistakes to halt price slide

oilDUBAI--Still haunted by its failed attempt to prevent a steep drop in oil prices by slashing production by almost...

French bank turns to Twitter for transfers

twitterPARIS/FRANKFURT--One of France's largest banks launched a service on Tuesday to allow its customers to transfer money...

Eurogroup head proposes new growth deal for Europe

bloemWASHINGTON--The chairman of euro zone finance ministers proposed on Friday a new growth deal for Europe which would...

Sears: Kmart stores hit by data breach

NEW YORK--Sears Holdings Corp said it was the victim of a cyberattack that likely resulted in the theft of some...

With global economy stuttering, governments urged to open purse

imfWASHINGTON--Advocates of a global infrastructure push foresee hundreds of billions of dollars of efficiently managed...

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Port, Health Ministry discuss Ebola virus
Saturday, 25 October 2014
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Thursday, 23 October 2014
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Friday, 24 October 2014
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Two killed, 4 hurt in school shooting
Friday, 24 October 2014
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Friday, 24 October 2014
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Putin accuses United States of damaging world order
Friday, 24 October 2014
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"We won't pay," furious Cameron tells EU summit over surprise bill
Friday, 24 October 2014
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Cuban economists press for deeper reforms
Friday, 24 October 2014
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Friday, 24 October 2014
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Friday, 24 October 2014
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Friday, 24 October 2014
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Friday, 24 October 2014
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Friday, 24 October 2014
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UK's Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet
Friday, 24 October 2014
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Dudley dodges death
Friday, 24 October 2014
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Friday, 24 October 2014
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Editorial - Enough reason
Friday, 24 October 2014
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Editorial - On their own terms
Thursday, 23 October 2014
MAN leader Charles Cooper did the right thing by apologising for saying "blood will flow" should... Read more...
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Notices October 25
Friday, 24 October 2014
Sunday, October 26 DEMOCRACY MARCH Organised by People United for True Democracy Starting on the... Read more...
Notices October 22
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Friday, October 24 KIDS NIGHT OUT Organised by Beyond Writing Foundation Place: Culture &... Read more...